• In this Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 photo, a building is seen with heavy damage in Aleppo, Syria. The fighting around Syria's largest city of Aleppo has brought government forces closer to the Turkish border than at any point in recent years, routing rebels from key areas and creating a humanitarian disaster as tens of thousands of people flee. (Alexander Kots/Komsomolskaya Pravda via AP)

    AP News Guide: Diplomats push as Syria battlefield shifts

    Diplomats from a dozen countries, led by the United States and Russia, are struggling to make progress in Syria, even as fighting in the north sends tens of thousands fleeing and threatens a deepening humanitarian crisis. Next month, Syria’s civil war will reach the end of its fifth year, and its consequences continue to reach new and disastrous levels.

  • FILE  - In this Dec. 22, 2009 file photo Dutch coach Johan Cruyff looks on during a friendly soccer match of Catalunya against Argentina at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. Dutch soccer great Johan Cruyff says he is “2-0 up in the first half” and confident he will go on to win his battle against lung cancer, announced on his website Saturday Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

    Cruyff, sure of cancer recovery, says he leads disease 2-0

    LONDON (AP) — Dutch soccer great Johan Cruyff announced Saturday that he is “2-0 up in the first half” and confident he will go on to win his battle against lung cancer.

  • U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, gestures during his speech   at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    Kerry takes aim at Russia over Ukraine and Syria

    MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday sharply criticized Russia for its actions in Ukraine and Syria, accusing Moscow of “repeated aggression” in both places.

  • Kaillie Humphries and  Melissa Lotholz of Canada speed down the track  during their third run of the  women's  bob race at the Bob World Championships in Igls, near Innsbruck, Austria, on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

    Germany has 1-2 lead in 2-man bob race at worlds

    IGLS, Austria (AP) — Anja Schneiderheinze of Germany won gold in the two-woman bobsled competition at the world championships Saturday, a week after retaining her European title.

    Updated: 9:58 am

  • In this photo taken Thursday, Dec, 17, 2015, technician Antonio Piani, a 40-year old Iranian Christian, repairs a lamp in Magdas Hotel in Vienna, Austria. Piani works at Magdas, a hotel set up specifically to employ refugees past and present. The janitor’s job is his first permanent position since leaving Iran more than 11 years ago. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    For refugees, finding work in Europe an uphill battle

    VIENNA (AP) — Antonio Piani appears to have beaten the odds stacked against refugees finding work in Europe, but the hotel where he works was set up specifically to employ people like him.

  • Kirsten Dunst arrives on the red carpet for the screening of Midnight Special, at the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    Steve Coogan film at Berlin fest puts death penalty on trial

    LONDON (AP) — Is it possible to discuss an emotive topic like the death penalty with both passion and reason? Steve Coogan hopes so.

  • NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gestures during his speech  at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    The Latest: Russian PM denies bombing Syrian civilians

    MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the security conference in Munich (all times local):

    Updated: 9:21 am

  • 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.

    Updated: 11:44 am

  • Pinturault wins men’s World Cup giant slalom in Japan

    YUZAWA, Japan (AP) — Alexis Pinturault led a 1-2 finish for France in the men’s World Cup giant slalom on Saturday.

  • 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.