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The Latest: Trump golfs with Rush Limbaugh in Florida

Apr. 19, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report and President Donald Trump (all times local): 3 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump played golf Friday with conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh and a couple of unidentified friends. Trump is spending the Easter weekend...

Congo court annuls sentence for exiled opposition leader

Apr. 19, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A lawyer for Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi says a court has annulled his three-year prison sentence, enabling him to return from exile in Belgium. The Court of Cassation, or supreme court of appeals, made the judgment Friday, saying that Katumbi can enter Congo a free man....

Turkey arrests 2 people suspected of spying for UAE

Apr. 19, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Friday formally arrested two men on charges of spying for the United Arab Emirates, Turkey's state-run news agency said. Authorities were also investigating the possibility that the men could have been involved in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi...

Rivals in Ukraine's presidential runoff debate at stadium

Apr. 19, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian who is the front-runner in Ukraine's presidential race and the incumbent fighting to retain his job traded accusations in a debate at a sports stadium Friday, just two days before the election. President Petro Poroshenko, who is trailing in opinion polls ahead of Sunday's...

Italy, France aim to chart common strategy on violent Libya

Apr. 19, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The foreign ministers of Italy and France say their countries are trying to forge a common strategy on Libya. Italy's minster, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, told reporters Friday after the two held talks in Rome that lower-ranking ministry officials will meet next week in the Italian capital "to build...

Arson reported at Russia's largest yeshiva during Passover

Apr. 19, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Jewish officials say an arson fire was set at the largest yeshiva in Russia as the faithful were gathered there for a Passover meal. No one was reported injured in the Friday fire at the Torat Chaim school in an eastern Moscow suburb. Olga Esaulova, a spokeswoman for Moscow's chief rabbi, was...

Trump blasts ex-advisers who say he tried to stop Mueller

Apr. 19, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after celebrating the release of the Mueller report as "a good day," President Donald Trump struck a defiant tone Friday, unleashing tweets saying claims in the report by former administration officials that he tried numerous times to stop or influence the probe were "total...

Anger followed Notre Dame grief for yellow vest protesters

Apr. 19, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — For many yellow vest protesters, the stinging sadness that came with the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral has quickly given way to boiling anger. Some of the activists, whose violent protests against inequality have been shaking up France for months, said they cried in front of their...

House subpoena for Mueller report escalates investigation

Apr. 19, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena Friday for special counsel Robert Mueller's report as Congress escalates its investigation of President Donald Trump. "It now falls to Congress to determine the full scope of that alleged misconduct and to decide what steps...

Pilgrims flock to Colosseum Good Friday event, led by pope

Apr. 19, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pilgrims and tourists flocked to the Colosseum for the Way of the Cross procession to join Pope Francis for a Good Friday night ritual in Rome. The procession commemorates the suffering of Jesus. This year, meditations to be read aloud during the ceremony will reflect on the modern-day...