Greek island refugee camp too crowded to house newcomers

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A perpetually overcrowded refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos can't accommodate any more newly arrived asylum-seekers after the number of people already housed exceeded th...

Greece: A look at the main candidates in Sunday's election

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece holds a general election Sunday, called three months early by left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after he suffered a stinging defeat in European Parliament elections ...

Turkey opposition seeks to repeat win in Istanbul redo vote

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Istanbul mayoral candidates have led their final campaign rallies heading into Sunday's repeat election. The city election held March 31 saw opposition candidate ...

In Greece, Rick Pitino slams fans for smoking at games

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Panathinaikos coach Rick Pitino has criticized fans of the Greek club for smoking and lighting flares during games, saying they are showing a lack of respect for the players. ...

Euro currency remains a work in progress on 20th birthday

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The euro is about to celebrate its 20th birthday, but the countries that use it are still wrestling over how the shared currency should work and how to fix flaws exposed by t...

Greece is recovering but its taxpayers face years of pain

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is finally recovering from a fiscal crisis that stretched on for years. But for many taxpayers, the anguish is far from over. With a 350 billion euro ($4...

Greece imports referees as fix for soccer violence

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — When Greek league rivals AEK Athens and PAOK Thessaloniki met last season, a disallowed goal late in the match — which was, finally, allowed — threw the sport into chaos. ...

Greek forest fire survivor tells of dramatic flight, rescue

RAFINA, Greece (AP) — One of the survivors of major forest fires that ravaged a seaside area of Greece has given a dramatic account of how he fled from the fire, swimming into the sea to escape the fl...

Croatia reserves halt hard-fighting Iceland 2-1 at World Cup

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Fielding a side filled with reserves, Croatia ended Iceland's first ever World Cup run with a 2-1 win in Rostov-on-Don. Milan Badelj crashed a volley aga...

Iceland coach turns off cellphone to focus on Croatia

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Iceland's coach isn't dwelling on worldwide media attention, potential offers from big clubs, or even the prospect of having a hand in eliminating Lionel Messi and Argenti...

Seeing red: Iceland promises Croatia grueling group finish

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Iceland defender Kari Arnason isn't afraid to see red if it means stopping one of the World Cup's most creative sides when it takes on Croatia on Tuesday. ...

Mexico wins again at World Cup, beats South Korea 2-1

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez scored a goal each to move Mexico closer to a spot in the round of 16 by beating South Korea 2-1 Saturday at the World Cup. ...

Mexico fans try new chant with eye on avoiding more fines

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Mexico fans are trying out a new chant so the country's federation avoids another FIFA fine. Only time will tell, though, whether some of them won't go b...

On a roll in Russia, Mexico begs World Cup fans to behave

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Mexico's biggest worry at the World Cup may be its fans instead of its next opponent, struggling South Korea. The Mexican football federation was fined 1...

Suarez scores as Uruguay and Russia advance at World Cup

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Luis Suarez put both Uruguay and host Russia into the second round of the World Cup while eliminating Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the same time. Suarez sco...