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UK and Irish leaders attend funeral of journalist Lyra McKee

Apr. 24, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Mourners wearing colorful Harry Potter scarves and Marvel superhero shirts were joined by the leaders of Britain and Ireland Wednesday at the funeral of Lyra McKee, the journalist shot dead during rioting in Northern Ireland last week. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, Irish Prime Minister Leo...

Christians, hotel workers, tourists among Easter attack dead

Apr. 24, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — More than 350 people were killed in bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Some details on the victims: ___ SRI LANKA The vast majority of victims were Sri Lankan, many from the nation's Christian minority. Their names and details of their lives were slow...

Food makers in Europe get letters with poisoning threats

Apr. 24, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Major food companies in Italy and Denmark have received letters containing an unidentified powder and written threats requesting they pay money or risk having their products poisoned, authorities said Wednesday. Danish police said the letters in Denmark contained "a hazardous...

With limos and private train, Kim Jong Un travels in style

Apr. 24, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It's a short hop from Pyongyang to Vladivostok by plane. There's even a semi-regular flight. But for his first summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has once again opted to go by train. And while they aren't quite as flashy as the "Beast," which...

Reports Huawei allowed into UK 5G networks draw criticism

Apr. 24, 2019 7:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Reports that Chinese telecoms company Huawei will be allowed to provide parts of Britain's future superfast internet networks have drawn criticism, with one lawmaker saying the decision increases the risk of Chinese cyberespionage. British media are reporting that the government will let...

British stage director Peter Brook awarded Spanish prize

Apr. 24, 2019 7:05 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish foundation has awarded one of the country's most prestigious awards to British theater and film director Peter Brook for opening "new horizons in contemporary dramaturgy." The jury that awards the Princess of Asturias Awards said Wednesday that the 94-year-old Brook "continues to...

New Zealand and France to call for an end to online terror

Apr. 24, 2019 7:01 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Wednesday that she and French President Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting in Paris next month seeking to eliminate acts of violent extremism and terrorism from being shown online. Ardern said she and Macron will ask world...

UK begins search for new Bank of England governor

Apr. 24, 2019 6:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Wednesday kick-started the process to appoint the successor to Mark Carney as governor of the Bank of England, and indicated it was not limiting its search to British candidates. Carney, a Canadian who in July 2013 became the first foreigner to head the Bank of...

Cyprus murders: Police search mineshaft for missing girl

Apr. 24, 2019 6:41 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot authorities say they are using a remote-controlled camera to search a flooded mineshaft where the bodies of two murdered women were found this month. Police are seeking the missing 6-year-old daughter of one of the victims, a 38-year-old Filipino woman. An army officer is in...

Specialist says Notre Dame organ unharmed by fire

Apr. 24, 2019 6:40 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Notre Dame cathedral's 8,000-pipe organ has escaped undamaged from the flames that engulfed the building last week. Pascal Quoirin, a specialist who restored the Notre Dame organ in 2017, has checked the instrument and says it did not suffer any damage in the blaze that destroyed most of the...