• Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attends a breakfast with members of a German Economic delegation at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    Russian PM: West rekindling the Cold War

    MUNICH (AP) — Russia’s prime minister accused NATO on Saturday of restarting the Cold War amid increased military maneuvers and troop deployments to countries neighboring Russia, moves the alliance’s top official defended as a necessary response to aggression from Moscow.

  • Taylor Fritz celebrates after defeating Benjamin Becker, of Germany, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (5)  in a quarterfinal at the Memphis Open tennis tournament Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Fritz youngest American in ATP semifinal since Chang in ’89

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Teenager Taylor Fritz beat Benjamin Becker of Germany 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (5) on Friday at the Memphis Open, becoming the youngest American to reach an ATP semifinal since 1989.

  • Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble arrives for the Eurogroup finance ministers meeting at the EU Council building in Brussels on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    Eurozone economy ends 2015 with whimper as dark clouds grow

    LONDON (AP) — The 19-country eurozone is in its longest stretch of economic expansion since the global financial crisis in 2008 but growth remains paltry despite a series of tail winds and is susceptible to a reverse if the worst fears in financial markets come to fruition.

  • German football federation to elect new president in April

    BERLIN (AP) — The German football federation will elect a new president on April 15 with its treasurer Reinhard Grindel all but certain to take the position.

  • Jan Egeland, Senior Advisor to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, speaks  at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016.  (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)

    Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week

    BEIRUT (AP) — A diplomatic push for a temporary pause in Syria’s civil war and the delivery of humanitarian aid faced huge hurdles Friday, with Russia saying it would continue its airstrikes and government planes dropping leaflets urging rebels to surrender because “the belt is narrowing around you.”

  • Bayern's scorer Robert Lewandowski, Douglas Costa, Arturo Vidal and Thiago, from left, celebrate during the German Soccer Cup quarterfinal match between VfL Bochum and Bayern Munich in Bochum, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Bochum was defeated by Bayern with 0-3. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

    Bavarian derby for Bayern Munich, Dortmund welcomes Hannover

    BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich’s quest for a treble in Pep Guardiola’s final season in charge remains firmly on course after reaching the German Cup semifinals this week.

  • Bundesliga go-ahead for video replay tests over 2 years

    BERLIN (AP) — The German Football League (DFL) has given the go-ahead for the possible testing of video replays in the Bundesliga over a two-year pilot phase.

  • In this photo take on Sunday Sept. 27, 2015, a Syrian refugee thanks god as he arrives with others from Turkey on the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos, aboard a fishing boat. NATO's European commander on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, ordered three warships to move immediately to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of migrants between Turkey and Greece. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

    NATO orders warships into Aegean to help ease migrant crisis

    BRUSSELS (AP) — In a dramatic response to Europe’s gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately Thursday to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum-seekers across the waters from Turkey to Greece.

  • German police say death toll from train crash rises to 11

    BERLIN (AP) — Police in southern Germany say the death toll from Tuesday’s head-on train crash in Bavaria has risen to 11.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attend a news conference after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Talks aimed at narrowing differences over Syria and keeping afloat diplomacy to end its civil war have gotten under way in Munich. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    Kerry and Lavrov open Syria talks as countries trade barbs

    MUNICH (AP) — Diplomats trying to secure a cease-fire for the civil war in Syria fell short early Friday in organizing a truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary “cessation of hostilities” in a week’s time. The deal appeared to be the result of a compromise between the United States, which had wanted an immediate cease-fire, and Russia, which had proposed one to start on March 1.