LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Tony Parker scored 28 points Sunday to lead France past Ukraine 77-71 and into the second round of the European basketball championship. Earlier, Finland edged Russia 86-83 in double overtime Sunday to also earn a place in the second round. Finland trailed in both regulation and first […]Read more ›
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LA LINEA DE LA CONCEPCION, Spain — Spanish fishermen in some 60 fishing boats protested on Sunday the building of an artificial reef near the disputed British territory of Gibraltar. The construction of the reef has soured relations between Madrid and London. The fishermen claim the reef of around 70 […]Read more ›
MADRID — The driver was on the phone with a colleague and apparently looking at a document as his train barreled ahead at 95 mph (153 kph) — almost twice the speed limit. Suddenly, a notorious curve was upon him. He hit the brakes too late. The train, carrying 218 […]Read more ›
ISTANBUL — The Under-20 World Cup kicks off Friday in Turkey with FIFA promising the tournament will go off without a hitch despite sometimes violent, anti-government protests that have gripped Istanbul and other Turkish cities in recent weeks. Jim Boyce, chairman of the tournament organizing committee, acknowledged that security has […]Read more ›
Stocks declined on Friday after downgrades of Spain’s and Italy’s credit ratings underscored worries about the European debt crisis, overshadowing better-than-expected U.S. jobs data. The downgrades by Fitch came prior to a European summit on Sunday that is aimed at shoring up the region’s financial sector. Stocks are set to […]Read more ›