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Top FIFA official Boban leaving to join AC Milan

Jun. 14, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA presidential adviser Zvonimir Boban is returning to the club closest to his heart, AC Milan, as its chief football officer. Boban, the deputy secretary general with responsibility for soccer issues, is leaving within days, FIFA said Friday announcing the news . Boban teams up again with...

Aid groups: Migrant humanitarian crisis looming in Bosnia

Jun. 13, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Aid groups are warning of a developing humanitarian crisis in Bosnia as more migrants make their way to one of Europe's poorest and most volatile countries, where the needs of the existing population already strain a thin social safety net. The Bosnian Red Cross has...

Italy, Belgium, Germany win Euro qualifiers; France loses

Jun. 8, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

Attack-minded Italy and Belgium won in style while Germany made it two wins from two games in 2020 European Championship qualifiers on Saturday. But Saturday was not an entirely good night for European powerhouses. In the biggest upset, Turkey contained France's offensive power to hand the world champion a shock...

The Latest: Salvini says populists will control 150 EU seats

Jun. 8, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local): 3 p.m. The leader of Italy's right-wing League Party, Matteo Salvini, calculates that populist and nationalist parties will control at least 150 seats in the new 751-seat European Parliament. Votes were still coming in...

The Latest: Chan, Dodig win 2nd French Open mixed title

Jun. 7, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 7 p.m. Latisha Chan of Taiwan and Ivan Dodig of Croatia are the first duo to win two consecutive French Open mixed doubles championships — and they beat Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Mate Pavic of Croatia in the final both times....

The Latest: Austria to see early election after scandal

May. 18, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Austrian politics (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for an early election after his vice chancellor resigned over a covertly shot video that showed him apparently promising government contracts to a prospective Russian investor. Kurz...

Croats gather in Austria for controversial commemoration

May. 18, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

BLEIBURG, Austria (AP) — Thousands of Croatian far-right supporters gathered in a field in southern Austria on Saturday to commemorate the massacre of pro-Nazi Croats by communists at the end of World War II. For Croatian nationalists, the controversial annual event near the village of Bleiburg symbolizes...

Croatia's WWII divisions in the open as Merkel visits

May. 17, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's divisions over its World War II legacy will be out in the open when German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits the country to drum up support for moderate, conservative candidates in the upcoming elections to the European Parliament. While Merkel will on Saturday address the...

Floods renew fear in Bosnia; boy missing after fall in creek

May. 14, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

BEGOV HAN, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A 6-year-old boy who fell into a swollen creek on his bicycle remained missing after floods hit parts of Bosnia on Tuesday, raising fears the Balkan country could see a repeat of the record flooding that killed at least 23 people and affected about a third of the...

Croatian authorities urge caution during windy weather

May. 13, 2019 6:24 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian authorities have advised people to stay indoors Monday after two pedestrians were injured in the capital Zagreb during storms that uprooted trees and brought down traffic lights. Authorities have restricted traffic on several roads in the country and warned of landslide...