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CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  | The Latest: Zach Johnson makes move in rain at Carnoustie

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Zach Johnson won a British Open at St. Andrews in miserable conditions in 2015. In the rain Friday, he made a move toward the top of the leaderboard in the Open at Carnoustie. Johnson bogeyed his first hole, but ran off … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  | The Latest: Zach Johnson makes move in rain at Carnoustie

SINGAPORE  | World stocks mixed under pressure of more US tariffs

SINGAPORE  — World markets were mixed Friday as deliberations over more U.S. tariffs on European countries and China weighed on sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX added 0.1 percent to 12,693.80 while France’s CAC 40 dropped 0.1 percent at 5,409.22 on Friday. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.2 percent to 7,700.71. U.S. indexes were poised to open … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | World stocks mixed under pressure of more US tariffs

SAO PAULO  | Human Rights Watch urges Brazil to regulate pesticides more

SAO PAULO  — Human Rights Watch urged the Brazilian government Friday to establish buffer zones nationwide when pesticides are sprayed and reduce the use of highly toxic products. The group said in a report that Brazil is one of the largest consumers of pesticides in the world and it often uses products that are not … Continue reading SAO PAULO  | Human Rights Watch urges Brazil to regulate pesticides more

BEIJING  | China’s yuan falls against dollar, helping exporters

BEIJING  — China’s central bank is allowing its tightly controlled currency to drift lower against the dollar, a move that could help Chinese exporters cope with U.S. tariff hikes but also might reignite an outflow of capital Beijing spent months trying to stanch. On Friday, the yuan dipped to a 12-month low of 6.8 to … Continue reading BEIJING  | China’s yuan falls against dollar, helping exporters

MOSCOW | The Latest: Russia pushing for US release of suspected agent,

MOSCOW — The Latest on the meeting earlier this week between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The Russian government is pushing for the release of a gun rights activist accused of being a covert agent in the U.S., calling her arrest a “farce.” The Russian ambassador … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Russia pushing for US release of suspected agent,

SYDNEY | Widower wins court battle for estate of ‘Thorn Birds’ author

SYDNEY — An Australian judge ruled on Friday that best-selling author Colleen McCullough’s widower was the sole beneficiary of her estate following a bitter court wrangle. The author of the novel “The Thorn Birds,” which sold 33 million copies worldwide, died on Norfolk Island in 2015 aged 77. Her husband of 32 years, Ric Robinson, … Continue reading SYDNEY | Widower wins court battle for estate of ‘Thorn Birds’ author

BERLIN | Germany’s Merkel faces questions over migration, ties to US

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to face questions at her annual summer news conference over the government’s handling of the thorny issue of migration and Berlin’s fraught relationship with the United States under President Donald Trump. Friday’s hour-long question-and-answer session with reporters will mark the end of a difficult year for Merkel, before … Continue reading BERLIN | Germany’s Merkel faces questions over migration, ties to US

MOSCOW | Russian envoy: Moscow open to Putin visit to Washington

MOSCOW —Moscow is ready to discuss a possible visit by President Vladimir Putin to Washington after a surprise invitation from President Donald Trump, Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. said Friday. With confusion still swirling around what the two men discussed behind closed doors in Helsinki earlier this week, Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said it’s important to … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian envoy: Moscow open to Putin visit to Washington