The Associated Press
  • Espanyol players form a guard of honour to FC Barcelona prior to a Spanish La Liga soccer match at Cornella-El Prat stadium in Cornella Llobregat, Spain, Sunday, May 26, 2013.

    With 60 goals in all competitions, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi earned 66 votes more than Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo to top the season-end player rankings.

    LAST UPDATE : May 29, 2013, 9:21 PM EDT
  • Citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, an anti-Syrian regime protester holds a poster in Arabic that reads, "to the great Lebanese people save your children from Hezbollah gangs, they kill in Syria," during a demonstration, in Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday May 28, 2013.

    The European Union decision, coupled with Russia's renewed pledge to supply President Assad's regime with advanced missiles, could transform an already brutal civil war into an East-West proxy fight.

    LAST UPDATE : May 28, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT
  • One of the jailed members of the all-girl punk band 'Pussy Riot,' Maria Alyokhina, smiles while sitting in a glass-walled cage in a court in Moscow, on October 10, 2012.

    A jailed member of the punk group was hospitalized on the seventh day of a hunger strike to protest what she calls a persecution campaign against her.

    LAST UPDATE : May 28, 2013, 12:06 PM EDT
  • A powerful earthquake on Friday hit Russia's Far East with tremors felt as far away as Moscow.

    LAST UPDATE : May 24, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT