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Court: German spy agency need not give info on NSA list
BERLIN (AP) -- A German federal court has ruled that the country's spy agency is under no obligation to divulge to the media a list of names compiled from search terms provided to it by the U.S. National Security Agency.... 7/31/2015 12:03 PM

French court confirms law aimed at ending cockfighting
PARIS (AP) -- France's top court has ruled that a law aimed at ending cockfighting in France is constitutional, rejecting an appeal by supporters of the tradition.... 7/31/2015 11:59 AM

Attack in West Bank kills Palestinian child, homes torched
DUMA, West Bank (AP) -- A sleeping toddler was burned to death when suspected Jewish assailants set fire to two Palestinian homes in a West Bank village early Friday, an attack that also critically wounded the child's 4-year-old brother and parents and outraged both Israelis and Palestinians.... 7/31/2015 11:58 AM

Watchdog groups quick to criticize IOC over Beijing in 2022
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The Beijing bid delegation had no sooner finished their congratulatory hugs and handshakes after being awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics than criticism from human rights groups over the IOC's decision began to pour in.... 7/31/2015 11:55 AM

China drops, other global markets mixed after US data
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Global stocks were mixed on Friday, with China's stock market extending losses, after data showed the U.S. economy posted solid growth during the second quarter.... 7/31/2015 11:52 AM

Hungarian minister: over 100,000 immigrants so far in 2015
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungary's foreign minister says more than 100,000 migrants have reached the country so far this year, nearly all of them entering through its southern border with Serbia.... 7/31/2015 11:52 AM

Official: 4 Indians have been held near Libya's Sirte town
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Four Indian nationals have been detained near the Libyan city of Sirte, India's foreign ministry said Friday, but declined to say who had held the men.... 7/31/2015 11:51 AM

Iran: US statements on attacking Tehran violates nuke deal
VIENNA (AP) -- A senior Iranian official is accusing the U.S. of violating the nuclear deal with his country through comments indicating that the accord would make any attack on Tehran's atomic program more efficient because it would result in greater insight about potential targets.... 7/31/2015 11:49 AM

Tunisia's president extends state of emergency 2 more months
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's presidency has issued a statement announcing the extension of the country's state of emergency for an additional two months from Monday.... 7/31/2015 11:46 AM

Afghan Taliban praise new leader in effort to rally ranks
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan Taliban on Friday praised their new leader, saying he was one of the most "trusted" associates of the late Mullah Mohammad Omar - a statement likely meant to rally followers behind the leadership at a time of a deeply fractured insurgency.... 7/31/2015 11:45 AM

Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating the bid from Almaty in a surprisingly close vote to become the first city awarded both the winter and summer games.... 7/31/2015 11:45 AM

UN Ebola mission winds down, WHO takes reins in West Africa
LONDON (AP) -- The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response is officially winding down Friday, handing its leadership role and senior staff to the Geneva-based World Health Organization as efforts to contain the deadly virus continue.... 7/31/2015 11:43 AM

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TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's president renews state of emergency for additional 2 months.... 7/31/2015 11:37 AM

3 ex-TEPCO execs to face criminal charges in nuclear crisis
TOKYO (AP) -- A Japanese judicial committee has decided that three former utility executives should face criminal charges and stand trial for their alleged negligence in the Fukushima nuclear disaster.... 7/31/2015 11:34 AM

Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process has already begun, a Cabinet minister said Friday.... 7/31/2015 11:28 AM

Austria turns back US troops over arms in luggage
VIENNA (AP) -- Austrian officials say legal authorities recently turned back nine U.S. soldiers en route to Ukraine from Washington after finding weapons in their luggage without the proper permits to transport them through Austria.... 7/31/2015 11:24 AM

Searchers scour beaches in hopes of unlocking MH370 mystery
SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) -- Searchers scored Reunion's shoreline for debris and investigators prepared to load a sea-encrusted wing fragment onto a plane bound for France on Friday to learn whether the aircraft remnant could help unlock the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.... 7/31/2015 11:18 AM

Widow's lawyer: Moscow has tried to block Litvinenko inquiry
LONDON (AP) -- A lawyer for the widow of Alexander Litvinenko insisted on Friday that the former KGB agent was murdered at the behest of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and said Russian authorities have repeatedly tried to obstruct an inquiry into the death.... 7/31/2015 11:15 AM

Heavy rains in forecast set to worsen Myanmar flood crisis
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Heavy rains are forecast for the next few days in Myanmar, which could worsen already dire flooding in large parts of the country.... 7/31/2015 11:10 AM

Russia's central bank cuts key interest rate
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's Central Bank has cut its key interest rate by 0.5 percentage points to 11 percent, bowing to the pressure of businesses to make lending more accessible.... 7/31/2015 11:09 AM



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