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President Trump to pay state visit to Britain in June

Apr. 23, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump will pay a state visit to Britain in June as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday. The palace said Trump and his wife, Melania, had accepted an invitation from the queen for a visit that will take place June 3-5. Though many other...

The Latest: Woman arrested in killing of N Ireland reporter

Apr. 23, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a journalist in Northern Ireland (all times local): 8:50 a.m. The Northern Ireland Police Service says they have arrested a woman under the Terrorism Act in the slaying of journalist Lyra McKee. The 57-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday under the terrorism act....

Sri Lanka minister: Easter bombings a response to NZ attacks

Apr. 23, 2019 7:40 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's state minister of defense said Tuesday that the Easter attack on churches, hotels and other sites was "carried out in retaliation" for the shooting massacre at two New Zealand mosques last month, as the Islamic State group sought to claim responsibility for the attack....

Buckingham Palace: U.S. President Donald Trump to pay state visit to Britain in June as guest of Queen Elizabeth II

Apr. 23, 2019 7:26 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace: U.S. President Donald Trump to pay state visit to Britain in June as guest of Queen Elizabeth II.

N Ireland: Woman arrested in slaying of journalist McKee

Apr. 23, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Northern Ireland Police Service said Tuesday they have arrested a woman under the Terrorism Act in connection with the slaying of journalist Lyra McKee. The arrest of the 57-year-old under the Terrorism Act came as an Irish Republican Army splinter group admitted that one of its...

Sri Lanka expats wait to reconnect amid social media block

Apr. 22, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Viji Devadas hasn't heard from her nephew in Sri Lanka on her family WhatsApp chat group since he reached out just after the Easter Sunday bomb blasts that tore apart churches and hotels and killed hundreds in the South Asian nation. It's unsettling, but she knows he's ok, and the Sri...

The Latest: Man recalls death of daughter, wife in blast

Apr. 22, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 4:53 a.m. A man whose Australian wife and only child died in a bomb blast in a Sri Lanka church said he walked out ahead of his family moments before the explosion. Sudesh Kolonne told Australian...

Libyan force slows Tripoli push over concerns for civilians

Apr. 22, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A self-styled Libyan army slowed down its push on the country's capital over concerns for civilians caught up in the violence, as the U.N. refugee agency said Monday that the fighting for Tripoli has displaced more than 32,000 people. Fighting erupted on April 5, pitting the...

US voices disappointment at delay in Afghan talks

Apr. 22, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Afghanistan's president over the weekend to express Washington's disappointment over the indefinite postponement of Afghan talks with the Taliban, according to a statement released Monday. The talks were scheduled to start this coming...

Arab League pledges $100M per month to Palestinian Authority

Apr. 21, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Arab League has pledged $100 million per month to the Palestinian Authority to make up for funds withheld by Israel because of payments made to the families of Palestinian attackers and prisoners. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addressed the Arab League in Cairo on Sunday as part of a...