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BERLIN (AP) — France's new foreign minister says he is confident Paris will bridge its differences with Berlin over how to resolve the eurozone debt crisis.
NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart's final shareholder vote for its board of directors shows some dissent against key executives and board members, including CEO Mike Duke, in the wake of allegations of bribery in Mexico.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will not take another look at the bribery conviction of former Ala. Gov. Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Beachfront dining, fresh lobster, and a European clientele: Somalia's restaurant scene is quickly changing for the better.
PARIS (AP) — A French trader sentenced for covering up tens of billions of dollars in bets and ordered to reimburse his bank for the resulting losses told a court Monday that his bosses were aware of but overlooked his enormous trades.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's foreign bailout creditors will provide another batch of the country's €78 billion ($96 billion) rescue package after concluding the government is abiding by the terms of the loan, the finance minister and international lenders said Monday.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' economy is likely to slow to about 3 percent this year amid a drop in oil prices, the Gulf federation's top economic official said Monday.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Heavy seasonal rains and strong winds in Nigeria have torn through the site where a commercial airliner with 153 people onboard crashed, slowing rescue and investigation efforts.
SHANGHAI (AP) — China's share benchmark has fallen afoul of the country's Internet censors by appearing to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus looks increasingly likely to have to ask for EU bailout money to help rescue its troubled banking sector, the island's Central Bank governor has said.