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  • French court confirms law aimed at ending cockfighting

    PARIS (AP) — France’s top court has ruled that a law aimed at ending cockfighting in France is constitutional. The Constitutional Council confirmed on Friday the ban on the creation of new cockfighting rings —…

  • US Embassy says American woman killed in Cape Town

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in South Africa says an American woman has been killed in Cape Town, and South African media say a suspect has been arrested. The embassy said Friday that the…

  • Designer Alexander Wang leaves Balenciaga after 3 years

    PARIS (AP) — Designer Alexander Wang will leave the helm of Balenciaga after three years as creative director, the Paris fashion house confirmed Friday. Wang will present his last womenswear collection for Balenciaga at the…

  • Attack in West Bank kills Palestinian child, homes torched

    DUMA, West Bank (AP) — Suspected Jewish assailants attacked a Palestinian village in the West Bank early Friday and torched two homes, hurling fire bombs inside and setting off a blaze that killed a sleeping…

  • Widow’s lawyer: Moscow has tried to block Litvinenko inquiry

    LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for the widow of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko says Russian authorities have tried to obstruct an inquiry into his death “from beginning to end.” Ben Emmerson says Moscow has attempted…

  • Aquino chooses Roxas as Philippine presidential candidate

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Friday he had picked Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II as the administration candidate to succeed him in elections next year. Aquino made the announcement…

  • Gunmen kill 1, wound 13 campaigning for Sri Lankan candidate

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Unidentified gunmen opened fire at campaign workers in Sri Lanka’s capital on Friday, killing one and wounding 13, police and hospital officials said, in the first major political violence before…

  • Zimbabwe: American lion killer’s extradition being sought

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s wildlife minister says extradition is being sought for the American dentist who killed a lion. Oppah Muchinguri, environment, water and climate minister, told a news conference Friday: “We want him…

  • China drop, other global markets mostly up after US data

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — China’s stock market extended loss while other global stocks mostly gained Friday after data showed the U.S. economy posted solid growth during the second quarter. KEEPING SCORE: Europe opened moderately…

  • Searchers scour beaches in hopes of unlocking MH370 mystery

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — After 16 agonizing months without answers, loved ones of those on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will likely have to wait at least another day for confirmation that it crashed into…

  • Greek bailout talks shift into higher gear

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s talks with its international creditors on a third bailout worth 85 billion euros ($93 billion) shifted into a higher gear on Friday, with lead negotiators from the European Union and…

  • WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies

    TOKYO (AP) — The WikiLeaks website published documents Friday that it says shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies. The documents include what appear to be five U.S. National Security Agency reports,…

  • Tracing back debris to find Flight 370 may prove impossible

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — If it’s confirmed that a wing fragment found on a remote island in the Indian Ocean is from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, lost more than 500 days ago, could scientists…

  • Unemployment, inflation stable in 19-nation eurozone

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Unemployment and inflation are stable in the 19-nation eurozone, with the level of joblessness in June standing at 11.1 percent for the third straight month. The European Union’s statistical agency, Eurostat, said…

  • Turkey: 5 killed in clashes between authorities and PKK

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Kurdish rebels raided a Turkish police station and fired on railway workers in two separate attacks that left five dead, officials said Friday, amid renewed conflict between the security forces and…