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  • The Latest: European markets enjoy modest bounce at the open

    LONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local): 8:20 a.m. European stock markets have opened higher following a rebound in the price of oil and despite another slide…

  • Congress bans import of forced labor products

    A bill headed for President Barack Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by…

  • Greek farmers head for Athens for protest against taxes

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Farmers from across Greece have begun gathering in Athens for a two-day protest against the government and its plans to impose new tax hikes and pension charges. Protesters from the island…

  • Seoul cuts off power supplies to factory park in North Korea

    PAJU, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has cut off power and water supplies to a factory park in North Korea, officials said Friday, a day after the North deported all South Korean workers there…

  • Japan stocks dive after Europe, US sell-off

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s main stock index dived Friday, leading other Asian markets lower, after a sell-off in banking shares roiled investors in the U.S. and Europe. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 was down 4.8 percent to…

  • How impoverished but nuclear-armed North Korea earns money

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The closure of a factory park in North Korea jointly run by both Koreas has robbed the impoverished North of a rare source of legitimate hard currency. Seoul says it…

  • Indonesia warns messaging apps to drop same-sex emoticons

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to protect gay and lesbian rights, a day after his government told instant messaging apps to remove stickers featuring same-sex…

  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. WHAT CLINTON, SANDERS CLASH OVER The presidential candidates battle for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic…

  • Jury rules against Montana woman’s wrongful-birth lawsuit

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana jury ruled Thursday against a woman who sought millions of dollars from health care providers that she said failed to diagnose her unborn daughter’s cystic fibrosis. Kerrie Evans of…

  • AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders on health care, donors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In their latest debate, Hillary Clinton glossed over the big-money donors juicing her White House ambitions while Bernie Sanders offered disputed numbers behind his plan for a government-financed health system. A look…

  • Uber to pay $28.5M to settle safety ad lawsuits

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber said Thursday that it will pay $28.5 million to settle two lawsuits that said the ride-hailing firm misled customers about its safety procedures and fees. The company told a federal…

  • FIFA candidates head to Miami to meet CONCACAF in crisis

    The five FIFA presidential candidates meet in Miami on Friday with the election’s most inscrutable voters who are deep in their own leadership race amid a financial crisis. Nothing is simple these days with scandal-rocked…

  • House committee passes bill to privatize air traffic control

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-controlled House committee on Thursday endorsed a bill that would wrest responsibility for running the nation’s air traffic control system from the government and turn it over to a private, nonprofit…

  • NY to require manufacturers to pay for fouled water cleanup

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two industrial companies will be held liable for the cleanup of a toxic chemical that found its way into an upstate New York village’s drinking water, the acting state environmental commissioner…

  • Japan stock index down more than 5 percent

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s benchmark stock index dived more than 5 percent Friday following a sell-off in European and U.S. markets. The Nikkei 225 was down 5.3 percent at 14,876.64. Other Asian stock markets were…