Life sentences sought for 30 with ties to Turkish newspaper

ISTANBUL (AP) -- A Turkish court accepted a criminal indictment demanding life imprisonment for 30 people with ties to a newspaper linked to a Muslim cleric whom the government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt. Turkey's official Anadolu news agency said the defendants, including former managers and columnists for the Zaman newspaper, were charged with "membership in an armed terror organization" and "attempting to overthrow" the country's government, Parliament and constitutional order.

Bouchard: 'Cheater' Sharapova should be banned for life

ISTANBUL (AP) -- If Eugenie Bouchard had her way, Maria Sharapova would have been banned from tennis for life. The 2014 Wimbledon finalist from Canada, who has been ranked as high as fifth in the world, called Sharapova a cheater upon the Russian's return from a 15-month doping suspension for using the banned substance meldonium.

Kardashian West: Gunpoint heist 'meant to happen to me'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kim Kardashian West says that being held at gunpoint during a Paris jewelry heist last year "was meant to happen." Kardashian West tells Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday's episode of the comedian's chat show that she's "such a different person" after the October robbery. She says she was "definitely materialistic" before being robbed, but now she says she doesn't care about things like jewelry.

Update on the latest sports

NBA-PLAYOFFS 2 Game 6s tonight UNDATED (AP) -- The Toronto Raptors can finish off the Bucks in Milwaukee tonight and move on to a rematch with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Toronto has won two straight after getting blown out in Game 3. And the Spurs can knock out the Grizzlies and secure a Lone Star State tussle with the Rockets if they can win on the road in Memphis.

Lawmaker in Russia fights Olympic doping case at CAS

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- A lawmaker representing Vladimir Putin's United Russia party in parliament has appealed to sport's highest court against losing his 2008 Olympic title for doping with steroids. Artur Taymazov filed an appeal that "seeks the annulment of the IOC decision" disqualifying him from the freestyle wrestling 120-kilogram event, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Thursday.

Flynn was warned not to accept foreign government payments

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned by authorities when he retired from the military in 2014 not to take foreign government-sourced money without "advance approval" from the Pentagon, according to documents released Thursday by the ranking Democrat on a House oversight committee. Flynn, a former U.S.

Roche Q1 sales boosted by 2 new cancer medicines

GENEVA (AP) -- Swiss pharmaceuticals company Roche says revenues rose 4 percent in the first quarter, powered partly by improved U.S. sales of two recently launched cancer medicines. The Basel-based company, a leading cancer-drug specialist, reported sales of 12.9 billion Swiss francs ($13 billion dollars). U.S. sales climbed 6 percent thanks to recent release of Tecentriq, for some types of bladder and lung cancer, and Alcensa for lung cancer.

UK police arrest man with knives on suspicion of terrorism

LONDON (AP) -- Armed police carrying out a counterterrorism operation Thursday swooped in on a man they said was carrying knives in a bag near Britain's Parliament and arrested him on suspicion of planning terrorist acts. London's Metropolitan Police said the 27-year-old man was stopped and detained "as part of an ongoing operation" by the force's counterterrorism unit.

European automakers warn of Brexit dislocation

LONDON (AP) -- European automakers and suppliers are warning about the damage that Britain's departure from the European Union could mean to the industry. The comments come just days before the European Union will hold a summit with the other 27 EU nations to agree on guidelines for talks on the exit, or Brexit. The auto association is underscoring the damage that Brexit could bring to an industry that employs 12.2 million people.

Cardiff hotels already full for Champions League final

LONDON (AP) -- Supporters wanting to stay in the city hosting this season's Champions League final are in for a shock. Hotels in Cardiff are expected to be completely full for the night of June 3, even though the semifinals haven't even been played yet. The only likely space available for fans in the Welsh capital is tents, some of which can cost up to $2,300 for the Saturday night.

Russian navy ship sinks in Black Sea, all 78 crew rescued

MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian naval reconnaissance ship sank Thursday after colliding with a freighter off Istanbul, but all crew members were rescued, the Defense Ministry said. Turkey's coastal safety authority said all 78 personnel from the Russian frigate Liman were safe, as were all crew aboard the freighter, the Togo-flagged Youzarsif H. The freighter was carrying livestock.

Auction of Soviet art triggers probe; art market on guard

MOSCOW (AP) -- The sale of nine Soviet-era masterpieces that fetched $3 million at a London auction in 2014 is causing uproar in Moscow's art community, where it was largely perceived as a theft of the family jewels. The sale of the paintings, one of which now has a place of pride in a Moscow oligarch's private museum, has triggered a criminal investigation.

The Latest: Minor damage to freighter that hit Russian ship

ISTANBUL (AP) -- The Latest on Russia navy ship damaged near Istanbul (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Turkey's transportation minister says that the Togo-flagged freighter involved in the collision with a Russian navy vessel has sustained very minor damage and is able to continue sailing. Ahmet Arslan also told Turkey's A Haber news channel that the collision in the Black Sea off Istanbul occurred in heavy fog.

After Whirlpool battle, Le Pen and Macron clash over fish

PARIS (AP) -- After "the battle of Whirlpool," when Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron both went hunting for France's blue-collar vote at a threatened home appliance factory, the presidential candidates clashed over fish in a return to more traditional campaigning on Thursday. The anti-European Union far-right populist Le Pen was up before dawn to cruise aboard a fishing trawler on the Mediterranean.

Reports: German soldier planning attack arrested

BERLIN (AP) -- German police say they have arrested a German soldier who had posed as a Syrian refugee, on suspicion he was planning an attack that would be blamed on foreigners. The dpa news agency reported Thursday that Frankfurt prosecutors confirmed the arrest of the 28-year-old on charges of preparing an act of violence. Prosecutors weren't immediately available by telephone but planned a news conference later in the day.

Top euro officials eye May agreement on Greek loans

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Leading European officials hope the deadlock preventing Greece from getting much-needed bailout cash will be broken next month. Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who chairs meetings of the eurozone's 19 finance ministers, said Thursday that he hoped to report "the successful conclusion of the second review before the end of next month." Greece has to meet a series of targets to get the money it needs to avoid bankruptcy.

2 police wounded in shooting on French island of Reunion

PARIS (AP) -- A man suspected of links to radical Islam and of glorifying terrorism shot two police officers on the French island of Reunion during an arrest Thursday, officials said. Police managed to detain the man and his mother, and found weapons and material for making explosives in their apartment in the town of Saint Benoit de la Reunion, according to the Interior Ministry.

Spain jobless rate at 18.8 percent, halting downward trend

MADRID (AP) -- Spain's unemployment rate edged up slightly to 18.8 percent in the first quarter, partly due to the end of temporary jobs tied to the winter holiday, and interrupting an overall downward trend in recent years. National Statistics Institute said Thursday that the number of people out of work rose by 17,200 in January through March to a rounded 4.3 million.