As Balkans sit in EU's waiting room, China gets to work

Asia Pacific Apr 10, 2019

As Balkans sit in EU's waiting room, China gets to work

From coal plants to airports and bridges, China is forking out for investments across the western Balkans, laying groundwork for a new battle for influence on the European Union's fringe. The West has long eyed Russia as its chief rival in this turbulent corner of ...

Iran says Twitter shut legitimate accounts but not anti-government ones

Business Sep 17, 2018

Iran says Twitter shut legitimate accounts but not anti-government ones

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday accused Twitter of closing accounts of "real" Iranians, while allowing anti-government ones backed by the United States. In August, Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Alphabet Inc. collectively removed hundreds of accounts tied to an alleged Iranian propaganda ...

Switzerland joins host France in final 16

Soccer Jun 20, 2016

Switzerland joins host France in final 16

France and Switzerland settled for a 0-0 draw that suited both sides, while Albania staked its claim to a place in the last 16 of the European Championship by eliminating Romania in a 1-0 victory on Sunday. Two years ago in Brazil, France overran the ...

France moves into next round after victory over Albania

Soccer Jun 16, 2016

France moves into next round after victory over Albania

The French progressed to the second round of the European Championship they're hosting with a 2-0 win over Albania, keeping their supporters and coach Didier Deschamps on edge right to the end on Wednesday. For the second successive match, France left it late to secure ...

Flash floods hit Greece, Albania, force evacuations

World Feb 2, 2015

Flash floods hit Greece, Albania, force evacuations

Flash floods caused by heavy rain have hit northwestern Greece and southern Albania, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of villagers Sunday and destroying a famous 18th-century stone bridge. No casualties were reported in either country. Heavy rain began Saturday in the northwestern Greek province of Epirus, ...