PARIS (AFP) - IMF chief Christine Lagarde avoided immediate charges on Friday but was named an "assisted witness" after French prosecutors grilled her for two days over a state payout to a disgraced tycoon when she was finance minister.
PHOENIX (REUTERS) - Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio violated the constitutional rights of Latino drivers in his crackdown on illegal immigration, a federal judge found on Friday, and ordered him to stop using race as a factor in law enforcement decisions.
LONDON (AFP) - An alleged friend of London soldier murder suspect Michael Adebolajo was arrested at the BBC after telling the broadcaster that British security services had tried to recruit his friend.
STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Stockholm experienced a sixth straight night of riots early on Saturday, with cars torched in several immigrant-dominated suburbs, as Britain and the United States (US) warned against travelling to the hotspots.
MOUNT VERNON, Washington (REUTERS) - A bridge collapse that sent cars and drivers plunging into the frigid Skagit River in Washington state, raising concerns about the safety of the nation's aging infrastructure, was caused when a truck crashed into at least one girder, officials said on Friday.