Europe News

  • Garcia-Lopez outlasts Young in 3 sets

    WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (AP) — Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez battled through a third-set tiebreaker before beating 11th-seeded Donald Young of the 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) on Wednesday in the third round of the Winston-Salem Open.

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  • West Africa must confront political weaknesses to curb drugs trade: Obasanjo

    West Africa must openly confront its political and governance weaknesses to curb the growing drug trade in the region, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Wednesday. "West Africa is no longer only a transit zone of drugs but an attractive destination where pushers take advantage of…

    Reuters
  • Slain American journalist remembered as driven

    ROCHESTER, New Hampshire (AP) — In 2011, just after James Foley was released from the Libyan prison where he'd been held for six weeks, he acknowledged the peril journalists face covering the world's most dangerous places, soberly conceding that a mistake could mean death.

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  • Hundreds rally in Ireland after rape victim says denied abortion

    By Conor Humphries DUBLIN (Reuters) - Hundreds of people rallied in Dublin to call for a change to Ireland's abortion laws on Wednesday after a rape victim said she was refused a termination and instead gave birth by Cesarean section. The young migrant's case has reignited a debate about Roman…

    Reuters
  • Rory McIlroy not wrapped up torches or rivalries

    PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Rory McIlroy stands a good chance to be part of golf's next rivalry.

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  • UCF, Penn St. Ireland opener threatened by volcano

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — UCF's season opener in Ireland next week against Penn State may be in peril because of a possible volcanic eruption in Iceland.

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  • United complete 20m euro Rojo signing

    Manchester United completed the 20 million euro signing of Argentina World Cup defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday with Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal hailing the 24-year-old as a "gifted" player. Rojo signed a five-year contract after impressing during the World Cup where he…

    AFP
  • French protesters urge end to Israeli airstrikes

    PARIS (AP) — Leftist and pro-Palestinian activists have rallied in Paris to urge Israel to end its airstrikes in Gaza, after talks toward a lasting truce collapsed.

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  • Islamic State opens new anti-U.S. front with beheading video

    On Tuesday night, Islamic State released a video of its fighters beheading James Foley, who was kidnapped in Syria nearly two years ago. The black-clad executioner, who spoke English with a British accent, also produced another American journalist and said his fate depends on President Barack…

    Reuters
  • France seeks international meeting to tackle Islamic State

    By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Wednesday it wanted to bring together Arab states, Iran and the main world powers to coordinate a comprehensive response against Islamic State insurgents who control large parts of Syria and Iraq. Speaking in an interview with Le Monde French…

    Reuters
  • Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix

    BERLIN (AP) — Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research.

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  • FIFA bans Barcelona signing any players in 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Barcelona will be barred from signing any players in 2015 after FIFA rejected the club's appeal against a one-year ban for breaching rules over the transfer of youngsters.

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  • Iceland volcano eruption would shut down air travel: authority

    Icelandic aviation authorities warned Wednesday an eruption of the nation's largest volcano would trigger a shutdown of airspace, in a potential replay of the global travel chaos triggered when another peak blew four years ago. Authorities evacuated tourists and hikers overnight from the area…

    AFP
  • Jihadists claim beheading of U.S. journalist

    Jihadist group the Islamic State on Tuesday claimed to have executed American journalist James Foley in revenge for U.S. airstrikes against its fighters in Iraq. The Islamist group released a video showing a masked militant purportedly beheading the reporter, who has been missing since he was…

    AFP
  • Heineken reports sales, profit drop in first half

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Heineken NV, the Amsterdam-based brewer, has reported first half earnings that show a small drop in both revenues and profits — but says its underlying performance was good.

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  • Some Bank of England board members seek rate hike

    LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England's consensus on maintaining record-low interest rates has crumbled after more than three years, with two members of the central bank's monetary policy committee voting to increase borrowing costs this month.

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  • Austria detains nine suspected of wanting to join militants in Syria

    Nine people suspected of intending to join Islamic militants fighting the government in Syria have been arrested in Austria, Vienna prosecutors said on Wednesday. The Austria Press Agency had reported the nine people were being questioned and a decision on whether to place them in investigative…

    Reuters