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  • 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…

  • The Latest: MH370 passenger’s sister skeptical about wing

    PARIS (AP) — Here are the latest developments on the Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared nearly a year and a half ago (all times local): ___ 6:32 p.m. French officials say a wing part that…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • Greek leader seeks to quash rebellion with party vote

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In a bid to consolidate his political support and complete a crucial bailout with creditors, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday called for a vote within his party to decisively…

  • Lawyer: Litvinenko poison may have harmed Londoners’ health

    LONDON (AP) — The killers of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko may have harmed the health of thousands of Londoners as they trailed radioactive polonium-210 around the city, a lawyer for British police said Thursday.…

  • Royal Bank of Scotland reports rise in 2nd quarter profits

    LONDON (AP) — Second-quarter profit at taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland rose 27 percent, it announced Thursday, but warned the cost of past scandals may continue to weigh on earnings. Net income for the period…