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  • Polish plan to honor Portuguese-run supermarket sparks anger

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s government has postponed plans to bestow a top honor on the Portuguese businessman who runs popular supermarket chain Biedronka after a public outcry over the company’s alleged exploitation of workers.…

  • 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…

  • Report: Ride-hailing service Uber to put $1 billion in India

    New Delhi (AP) — An Indian report says ride-hailing service Uber has announced a $1 billion investment for the Indian market for the next nine months as it hopes to expand services and products. In…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • Lloyds bank first half net income up 15 percent

    LONDON (AP) — Lloyds Banking Group says first-half net income rose 18 percent to 677 million pounds ($1.05 billion) as the government-backed bank accelerated its recovery from the financial crisis. The bank, bailed out by…

  • Google rejects French order on world ‘right to be forgotten’

    PARIS (AP) — Google is rejecting an order by the French data privacy agency to remove search results worldwide upon request, saying European law allowing the ‘right to be forgotten’ doesn’t apply globally. In a…

  • November retrial date expected for former BP engineer

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys are eyeing a November retrial date for Kurt Mix, the former BP engineer charged with obstructing a federal investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Court papers filed…

  • Honda records 20 pct profit rise on yen, despite recalls

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Honda reported Friday a 20 percent jump in fiscal first quarter profit on the back of a cheap yen that offset the damage from a massive air bag recall. Honda…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    CONFEDERATE FLAGS-MLK CENTER Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King’s church ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police are trying to identify two white males who were caught on a surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags…

  • In Miami, Clinton set to call for lifting Cuba embargo

    MIAMI (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday will call on Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has imposed against Cuba since 1962. The position, which Clinton already outlined in her 2014 book…

  • Airbus takes 290M euro charge for military transport crash

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Plane maker Airbus Group SE said Friday its net profit rose 5 percent in the second quarter to 732 million euros ($805 million) despite a one-time charge stemming from the crash…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS China rebound, other Asian markets mostly up after US data SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — China’s stock market rebounded while other Asian stocks also mostly gained today after data showed the U.S. economy…