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The Latest: Deutsche Bank shares jump on debt buyback
LONDON (AP) -- The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):... 2/12/2016 2:24 PM

Doctors stage rare public protest against police abuses
CAIRO (AP) -- Thousands of Egypt's doctors staged a rare protest against police abuses after accusations two doctors were beaten up by policemen in a Cairo hospital.... 2/12/2016 2:23 PM

The Latest: Austria says it's nearly full for 2016
SID, Serbia (AP) -- The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):... 2/12/2016 2:13 PM

Bach: 'No intention' by any countries to pull out
LILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) -- IOC President Thomas Bach said Friday that no countries intend to pull out of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro over concerns about the Zika virus.... 2/12/2016 2:12 PM

In show of financial strength, Deutsche Bank buys back debt
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Germany's Deutsche Bank is offering to buy back more than $5 billion worth of its own bonds in a show of financial strength after markets sold off its stock.... 2/12/2016 2:06 PM

APNewsBreak: EU is poised to restrict passport-free travel
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Documents seen by The Associated Press show that European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule for two years due to the migration crisis.... 2/12/2016 2:05 PM

Greek farmers clash with riot police in pensions protest
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek farmers wielding shepherd's staffs and throwing rocks clashed with riot police in Athens on Friday as thousands headed to the capital for a two-day protest against government plans to impose new tax hikes and overhaul the pension system.... 2/12/2016 2:05 PM

APNewsBreak: Documents show EU is poised to restrict passport-free travel for up to 2 year...
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- APNewsBreak: Documents show EU is poised to restrict passport-free travel for up to 2 years.... 2/12/2016 2:02 PM

Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week
MUNICH (AP) -- Diplomats agreed Friday to work toward a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in Syria's civil war within a week, although efforts to secure a lasting cease-fire fell short.... 2/12/2016 1:56 PM

US Sen. McCain urges assistance to migrant route countries
SID, Serbia (AP) -- U.S. Senator John McCain has called for additional assistance to countries along the Balkan migrant corridor and expressed hope of ending the wars in Syria and Afghanistan fueling the refugee crisis.... 2/12/2016 1:47 PM

UK police charge boyfriend in slaying of actress, children
LONDON (AP) -- British police say they have charged the boyfriend of a British actress with murdering her and her two young children.... 2/12/2016 1:44 PM

The Latest: Pope looks forward to prayer at Guadalupe shrine
HAVANA (AP) -- The Latest on Pope Francis's historic meeting in Cuba with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and his subsequent trip to Mexico (all times local):... 2/12/2016 1:41 PM

5-story building collapses in Istanbul
ISTANBUL (AP) -- A five-story building collapsed in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Friday but it appears no one was trapped inside, according to local officials.... 2/12/2016 1:39 PM

European shares gain as bank sell-off abates, oil rebounds
TOKYO (AP) -- European stocks rose Friday, shrugging off a bad day in Asia, as the sell-off in banking shares abated and oil prices rebounded from a 12-year low. But Japan's main stock index lost nearly 5 percent, leading other Asian markets lower.... 2/12/2016 1:28 PM

Rights official: Poland's constitutional court 'paralyzed'
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's Constitutional Tribunal has become "paralyzed" by the country's new government, threatening to undermine the rule of law, checks and balances on the government's power and the human rights of Polish citizens, a top European human rights official said Friday.... 2/12/2016 1:22 PM

Spain: Civil servant fined after skipping work for years
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish court has ruled that a civil servant who failed to show up to work for years in the southern city of Cadiz must pay back nearly 27,000 euros ($30,500) in wages.... 2/12/2016 1:22 PM

Scandal-hit Volkswagen sees US sales fall 7 pct in January
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Automaker Volkswagen says global sales rose 3.7 percent in January, held back by sagging economies in Brazil and Russia and by an emissions scandal that hurt figures in the United States.... 2/12/2016 1:19 PM

Bosnian Serb Tolimir died of natural causes in UN detention
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A former Bosnian Serb general who was found dead at the detention unit of the United Nations court that convicted him of genocide died of natural causes.... 2/12/2016 1:18 PM

Court: Facebook can be sued in France in nude painting case
PARIS (AP) -- Facebook lost a crucial legal battle Friday as a Paris court ruled the social network can be sued in France over its decision to remove the account of a French user who posted a photo of a famous 19th-century nude painting.... 2/12/2016 1:10 PM

Eurozone economy ends 2015 with whimper as dark clouds grow
LONDON (AP) -- The 19-country eurozone is in its longest stretch of economic expansion since the global financial crisis in 2008 but growth remains paltry despite a series of tail winds and is susceptible to a reverse if the worst fears in financial markets come to fruition.... 2/12/2016 1:04 PM

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