Greece open to compromise to seal deal this week: interior minister

8:27pm BST

ATHENS - Greece's government is confident of reaching a deal with its creditors this week and is open to pushing back parts of its anti-austerity programme to make that happen, the country's interior minister said Saturday.


Islam centre stage as Turkish election campaign enters final week

9:05pm BST

ISTANBUL - Evoking the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople and vowing the Muslim call to prayer would forever ring out, President Tayyip Erdogan put religion centre stage on Saturday as campaigning for Turkey's parliamentary election entered its final week.


Policies working, ECB must persist with purchase programmes - Constancio

11:08am BST

SITGES, Spain - The European Central Bank's monetary policy, aimed at raising inflation in the euro zone area, is working according to plan, ECB vice president Vitor Constancio said on Saturday, citing recent figures.


Arsenal rout Villa in final to claim FA Cup record

9:33pm BST

LONDON - Holders Arsenal won the FA Cup for a record 12th time on Saturday, outclassing Aston Villa 4-0 at Wembley with stunning goals from Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez setting up their one-sided victory.

EU criticizes 'unjustified' Russian travel blacklist

Russia imposes an entry ban on 89 European politicians and military leaders, according to a list seen by Reuters, a move that has angered European officials. Jillian Kitchener reports.