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  • Russia classifies military casualties in peacetime

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to make losses of Russian troops in peacetime a secret. The decree published on the official government website and signed by Putin on Thursday…

  • Photographer gets 3-year prison term in L’Oreal heiress case

    PARIS (AP) — A French court has handed a famed photographer a three-year prison sentence on charges of swindling millions of euros from France’s richest woman, L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, by taking advantage of her…

  • THE LATEST: 3 Argentine businessmen wanted in FIFA case

    ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments: 9:39 p.m. (1939 GMT, 3:39 p.m. EDT) Following a U.S. extradition request, a judge in Buenos Aires has ordered the arrest of three Argentine businessmen in connection…

  • US to “fine tune” Iraq strategy in light of Ramadi debacle

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon leaders are trying to “fine tune” U.S. strategy for ousting the Islamic State group from Iraq, focusing on faster and better training and arming of Sunni tribes whose combat role is…

  • Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militants

    BEIRUT (AP) — In contrast to the Iraqi army’s failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country’s northeast…

  • Cameron begins tour of EU states to build support for reform

    PARIS (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron met with the leaders of the Netherlands and France on Thursday, as Cameron began a whirlwind visit to four European capitals, pressing his case that the U.K.…

  • Defiant soccer chief resists calls to resign amid scandal

    ZURICH (AP) — As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer’s world governing body. “We, or I,…

  • Syria’s al-Qaida chief says no plans to attack the West

    BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida’s branch in Syria has no plans to attack the West but warns of retaliation if U.S.-led airstrikes continue to target its fighters, the leader of the group said in an interview…

  • French Open Results

    Thursday At Stade Roland Garros Paris Purse: $30.86 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Men Second Round Nick Kyrgios (29), Australia, def. Kyle Edmund, Britain, walkover. Marin Cilic (9), Croatia, def. Andrea Arnaboldi, Italy, 7-6…

  • 2 ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees to tie the knot in Uruguay

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Two former Guantanamo Bay detainees are planning to tie the knot with women from their adopted home of Uruguay. Imam Samir Selim told The Associated Press on Thursday that he would…

  • Lithuania wants NATO battalion as ‘security guarantee’

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Lithuania’s foreign minister says his government wants a NATO battalion deployed permanently in the country as a “security guarantee” — not a provocation against Russia which has stepped up military action…

  • Top finance officials debate what’s needed for global growth

    DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Economic growth that’s not as strong as everyone would like. Volatile markets. A potential financial blowup in Greece. Those were three of the most pressing topics hanging over top finance officials…

  • French Open Results

    Thursday At Stade Roland Garros Paris Purse: $30.86 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Men Second Round Nick Kyrgios (29), Australia, def. Kyle Edmund, Britain, walkover. Marin Cilic (9), Croatia, def. Andrea Arnaboldi, Italy, 7-6…

  • Tired feet? Not Her Majesty despite 8,000 party guests

    LONDON (AP) — It was a stirring moment Thursday when the military band struck up “God Save the Queen” and Queen Elizabeth II appeared on the garden steps of Buckingham Palace next to her husband,…

  • French Open Results

    Thursday At Stade Roland Garros Paris Purse: $30.86 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Men Second Round Nick Kyrgios (29), Australia, def. Kyle Edmund, Britain, walkover. Marin Cilic (9), Croatia, def. Andrea Arnaboldi, Italy, 7-6…