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France's president proposed Friday taking at least some of Tunisia's 1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) in debt to his country and using it for development projects.
Municipal police officers on Friday blocked streets in central Athens, briefly scuffled with regular police, and heckled Greek government officials attending a meeting with international debt inspectors.
The Spanish government says a luxury yacht no longer wanted by King Juan Carlos will be returned to the business group that donated it to the monarch.
The youth wing of Norway's Labor Party has gathered for its first summer camp since a gunman targeting the group massacred 69 people two years ago.
Courts in the western Chinese city of Xi'an sentenced 12 people Friday to up to 10 years in prison for attacks on Japanese-brand vehicles and a driver during a wave of anti-Japanese violence in September.
The Indian president on Friday approved an ambitious food subsidy program aimed at providing cheap grains to hundreds of millions of poor Indians.
It's called "piano voting" - after lawmakers pushing different keys as if playing the piano. And in this illegal tune, Ukrainians are virtuosos.
A defense lawyer in Bahrain says 29 protesters have been sentenced to one month in prison for trying to enter a heavily guarded area that was once the center of the Gulf nation's anti-government uprising.
European Union officials on Friday said they will discuss "data protection and privacy rights" in parallel with trade talks with the United States next week.
China and Pakistan set their sights Friday on developing a transport link through rugged mountains and lawless lands, a route they hope will boost economic growth and bring critical oil supplies to power-hungry China much faster.
The army chief came to President Mohammed Morsi with a simple demand: Step down on your own and don't resist a military ultimatum or the demands of the giant crowds in the streets of Egypt.
A suicide attacker and a car bombing killed at least 19 people and wounded 38 in separate attacks Friday targeting Shiites north of Baghdad.
A Thai web designer convicted of defaming Thailand's monarchy was released from jail Friday after receiving a royal pardon from the king.
Syrian government troops unleashed a major artillery barrage on the city of Homs on Friday, hitting buildings near a 13th century mosque as they pressed an assault on rebel-held areas in the country's strategic heartland.
Spain on Friday said it had been warned along with other European countries that former U.S. intelligence worker Edward Snowden was aboard the Bolivian presidential plane this week, an acknowledgement that the manhunt for the fugitive leaker had something to do with the plane's unexpected diversion to Austria.
Stock markets turned lower on Friday as investors worried that a strong rise in U.S. jobs figures meant the Federal Reserve will stick to its plans to rein in its monetary stimulus.
Pope Francis has waded diplomatically into the gay marriage debate, telling the Archbishop of Canterbury he wants to work together to promote family values "based on marriage."
Rescuers have recovered the bodies of another five people killed in an earthquake this week in Indonesia's Aceh province, bringing the death toll to 35.
On a break from fighting crimes and handling traffic jams, potbellied policemen in Bangkok are combatting another enemy: obesity.
The Japanese utility still battling leaks of radiated water at the nuclear plant sent into meltdown by the 2011 tsunami thinks it has found the perfect person to oversee its safety campaign - a foreign woman.
The Philippines' top economic official said Friday the government aims to sustain growth at a rate high enough to nearly halve poverty by 2015.
In an emotional closing argument to a court Friday, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny vowed to keep on opposing President Vladimir Putin's rule, even if prosecutors succeed in convicting and imprisoning him on embezzlement charges that he dismisses as politically motivated.
The former lover and fortune teller of quirky billionaire Nina Wang was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison after a Hong Kong court found him guilty of forging a will to claim her multibillion-dollar estate.
China and Russia kicked off their largest-ever joint naval drills on Friday in the Sea of Japan, a further sign of the broad-based progress in ties between the former Communist rivals.
A suicide bomber sneaked into a police dining hall in central Afghanistan at lunchtime Friday and blew himself up, killing 12, while a border police officer and a civilian were killed in a separate suicide attack in the south, authorities said.