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Chinese leader visits Monaco amid European 5G tech worries

Mar. 24, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has found one country in Europe that isn't worried about China's growing global clout or its ambitions to dominate the future of technology: Monaco. Xi visited the tiny Mediterranean principality Sunday as part of a European tour that is clouded by mixed feelings...

The Latest: Indonesian president condemns mosque attacks

Mar. 16, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on global reaction to the deadly shootings in two mosques in New Zealand (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Indonesia's president Joko has condemned the violence that took place in two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch city in which at least 49 people died. "Indonesia...

Mosque attacks spark outrage, fuel concern over Islamophobia

Mar. 15, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation Friday following the deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand, while Muslim leaders said the mass shooting was evidence of a rising tide of violent Islamophobia. In a tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump sent "warmest sympathy and best...

Former British Davis Cup captain Paul Hutchins dies at 73

Mar. 14, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Paul Hutchins, the former British Davis Cup captain who led the team to the final in 1978, has died. He was 73. The Lawn Tennis Association and Hutchins' family announced the death on Thursday. The family said in a statement to Britain's Press Association that Hutchins, who had suffered from...

Detained Saudi women's rights activists brought to court

Mar. 13, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia appeared in a closed-door court hearing Wednesday on unknown charges after being detained in a crackdown last year, making their first appearance before a judge in a case that has sparked international outrage. The arrests came...

Do Americans care about Britain's next royal birth?

Mar. 12, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gwynne Wilcox jokingly calls herself a duchess because she celebrates all things Meghan Markle. The New York attorney wore a Markle mask in the office for Halloween and served scones to colleagues. If not for work demands, she would have been one of those people standing outside a Manhattan...

Palace gala marks 50 years since Prince Charles' investiture

Mar. 5, 2019 8:47 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's senior royals have gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the investiture of Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales. The gala event at Buckingham Palace was hosted Tuesday by Queen Elizabeth II. Charles was joined by his wife, Camilla, his two sons, Prince William and Prince...

UK royals to block internet trolls on social media sites

Mar. 4, 2019 9:59 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's royal family warned Monday that it will block internet trolls posting offensive messages on its social media channels — and may report offenders to police. Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Kensington Palace spelled out the policy banning offensive, hateful and racist...

Saudi prosecutors say women's rights activists to face trial

Mar. 2, 2019 2:41 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Prosecutors in Saudi Arabia have referred detained women's rights activists to trial, saying those charged "enjoy all rights preserved by the laws in the kingdom" after they were reportedly tortured in custody. Prosecutors issued the statement late Friday, referring to...

Correction: Japan-Emperor story

Feb. 26, 2019 4:54 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — In a story Feb. 22 about Emperor Akihito, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of then-Crown Prince Akihito's tennis partner at his first match with Michiko Shoda, who is now Empress Michiko. It was Kenji Ishizuka. A corrected version of the story is below: Japan's Akihito seen...