Amnesty International: Europe Endangers Migrants

BRUSSELS (AP) — Amnesty International charges in a new report that European governments care more about reinforcing their borders than saving lives, and that they often endanger migrants by outsourcing security along their boundaries. The release of the report Wednesday will coincide with the opening of an … [Read more...]

Moody’s Downgrades 2 Cypriot Banks

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Credit ratings agency Moody's has downgraded two of Cyprus' top three commercial banks by one notch over the heightened risk that Greece may leave the eurozone. Moody's said in a statement Tuesday that it has cut the deposit ratings of the Bank of Cyprus and Hellenic bank — the … [Read more...]

EURO 2012 LIVE: France Vs. England

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — France's 21-match unbeaten run is on the line when Laurent Blanc's team takes on England in Donetsk in the high-profile opening Group D match at the European Championship. Here is a running account of Monday's action. All times are local to Poland. ___ 1741: Nineteen minutes … [Read more...]

Spain Held To 1-1 Tie By Scandal-ridden Italy

GDANSK, Poland (AP) — Spain was held to a 1-1 tie by scandal-ridden Italy on Sunday at the European Championship. Substitute Antonio Di Natale put Italy in front after an excellent setup from Andrea Pirlo in the 61st minute, and surprise starter Cesc Fabregas tied it three minutes later to finish off a … [Read more...]

Russia And Poland Play Out 1-1 Draw In Group A

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Alan Dzagoev scored his third goal of the European Championship and Jakub Blaszczykowski tied it in the second half as Russia and Poland drew 1-1 Tuesday. The match was marred before kickoff by fighting between hooligans from both countries, leaving several people injured as thousands … [Read more...]

EURO 2012 LIVE: Ireland Vs. Croatia

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ireland and Croatia meet in their first games of European Championship in Group C in Poznan. Earlier, Spain and Italy drew 1-1. Here is a running account of Sunday's action. All times are local to Poland. ___ 2035: Five minutes to go. There's a party atmosphere in the City … [Read more...]

Tens Of Thousands Protest Putin Despite Crackdown

MOSCOW (AP) — Undeterred by a sudden escalation in the Kremlin's crackdown on the opposition, tens of thousands thronged Moscow's tree-lined boulevards Tuesday in the first mass protest against Vladimir Putin since he returned to the presidency in May. The crowd was even larger than at a demonstration on the … [Read more...]

Sweden Tweeter Stirs Critics With Comments On Jews

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A woman given the chance to briefly take over Sweden's official Twitter account has stirred controversy after posting comments about Jews. Sonja Abrahamsson, who describes herself as a "low educated" single mother of two from Goteborg, provocatively asked what makes a Jew, used crude language … [Read more...]

GM Holds ‘constructive’ Talks With German Unions

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is making progress in restructuring its money-losing European operations and holding constructive talks with German labor unions, CEO Dan Akerson told shareholders on Tuesday. GM's European unit has been losing money for the past 12 years, and like other automakers, faces grim … [Read more...]

Socialist Calls For A Broad Coalition Gov’t

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Socialist leader and former finance minister Evangelos Venizelos has called for a broadly-based coalition government to renegotiate Greece's bailout agreement with its creditors after national elections on June 17. Venizelos, who had negotiated the previous bailout deal, along with a … [Read more...]