France: Mali hostage was shot to death

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor’s office says an autopsy shows that a French hostage found dead in Mali was killed by a shot to the head. …

Artists celebrate Mandela with paintings

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — With giant portraits of Nelson Mandela and colorful posters, South African artists are celebrating the 95th birthday Thu…

Spanish banks’ bad loan burden rises

MADRID (AP) — The level of bad loans on Spanish banks’ books has climbed to 11.2 percent in May from 10.9 percent the previous month in the …