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  • Greek bailout talks to shift gear

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Lead negotiators from the European Union and International Monetary Fund begin an intensive round of talks with Greece on Friday to hammer out details of a third international bailout worth some…

  • Greece’s Tsipras prevails over rebels at party meeting

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has defeated a bid by dissenters in his left-wing Syriza party to push for an end to bailout talks and an exit from the euro currency.…

  • FSB: US, Georgia helped prevent attacks at Sochi Olympics

    MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russia’s domestic security agency says the United States, Georgia and several Western European countries helped prevent terrorist attacks during last year’s Winter Olympics. The Games were held in Russia’s…

  • Turkey onslaught on Kurds, after IS attack, fuels anger

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) — Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebels. In Turkey’s Kurdish heartland,…

  • The Latest: Wing part may arrive in French city on Saturday

    PARIS (AP) — Here are the latest developments on the Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared nearly a year and a half ago (all times local): ___ 8:40 p.m. The wing component found on an Indian…

  • L’Oreal profit, sales climb across divisions

    PARIS (AP) — Global cosmetics leader L’Oreal says its 2015 profit grew 8.5 percent in the first half, driven by improvement among higher-end makeup and perfume lines including Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent and Kiehl’s.…

  • Trump turns golf trip into extension of campaign trail

    TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Donald Trump turned a brief trip to a golf tournament in Scotland into an extension of his presidential campaign trail when he attended the Women’s British Open at his plush Turnberry…

  • Russia to upgrade air defense missiles intended for Iran

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Kremlin official says that Russia is working to upgrade air defense missiles intended for Iran. Vladimir Kozhin, a presidential adviser for arms trade, said Thursday according to the RIA Novosti news…

  • Kremlin says Russia and France agree on refund for Mistral

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Kremlin aide says Russia and France have agreed on a refund amount for an undelivered French warship. Vladimir Kozhin, an adviser to President Vladimir Putin, said Thursday in remarks carried by…

  • Serbia lottery chief resigns in live ticket draw scandal

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The head of Serbia’s state lottery resigned on Thursday following allegations of fraud during a live ticket draw this week. In a live broadcast Tuesday evening, one of the numbers in…

  • British teen convicted of planning college massacre

    LONDON (AP) — A British teenager has been convicted of planning a gun and bomb attack at his former college, buying a semi-automatic handgun and ammunition online to carry out a massacre. A jury found…

  • Loose papers may have caused deadly F-16 crash in Spain

    PARIS (AP) — Loose papers left in the cockpit of an F-16 that crashed at a Spanish air base could have sent the fighter jet into its deadly spiral, French investigators have concluded. The report…

  • OPEC chief expects oil prices to stabilize

    MOSCOW (AP) — OPEC and Russia say they expect the global oil market to become more balanced and stable next year after the recent sharp drops. OPEC’S secretary general, Abdullah al-Badri, said after talks Thursday…

  • Poland’s future president wants more NATO presence

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President-elect Andrzej Duda, who takes office next week, says his priority is to have NATO troops and armaments permanently placed in Poland as a safety guarantee. The comments made Wednesday…

  • Bosnians protest against EU-recommended labor law

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Amid the protests of thousands of workers, the Bosnian-Croat regional parliament on Thursday adopted a new labor law that aims to create a more business-friendly environment with the intention of creating…