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The Latest: Tourists in Sri Lanka hurry to reassure families

Apr. 21, 2019 6:39 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Foreign tourists in Sri Lanka have hurriedly contacted loved ones around the world to say they were OK after attacks on churches and hotels killed over 130 people. Tour operators warn that access...

Pope celebrates Easter Sunday amid bloodshed in Sri Lanka

Apr. 21, 2019 5:26 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated Easter Mass on Sunday, marking the most joyful moment of the year for the faithful even as the church faced a fresh round of bloodshed targeting Christians in Sri Lanka. Hours after celebrating a late-night vigil, Francis processed into a flower-decked St....

Notre Dame's Paris worshippers displaced for Easter Mass

Apr. 21, 2019 3:59 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Displaced by a massive fire, Notre Dame Cathedral's Paris parishioners are gathering to celebrate Easter in another church and to pray for a speedy reconstruction of their beloved monument. The fire that engulfed Notre Dame during Holy Week has forced worshippers to find other places to attend...

The Latest: French protesters demand attention from Macron

Apr. 20, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the yellow vest protests in France (all times local): 9:55 p.m. French yellow vest protesters have set fires along a march through Paris to drive home their message to the government that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem France needs to...

Ronaldo plays key role as Juventus wins 8th straight title

Apr. 20, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo played a key role in the winning goal and Juventus beat Fiorentina 2-1 Saturday to clinch a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title. It's the first time in Europe's five major leagues — Italy, England, Spain, Germany and France — that a club has won eight...

Tourists, Easter worshippers lament closure of Notre Dame

Apr. 20, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Tourists, devout Catholics and others looked on mournfully at Notre Dame Cathedral Saturday, regretting that they couldn't get inside the magnificent monument on this Easter weekend because of the damage caused by a violent fire. Parishioners who normally celebrate Easter at Notre Dame...

How Juventus won its 8th straight Serie A title

Apr. 20, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — When the best team in Italy signed possibly the best player in the world, preventing it from winning yet another Serie A title was always going to be difficult. And so it proved as Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo continued breaking records. On Saturday, Juventus clinched a record-extending...

Yellow vest anger burns in France, fueled by Notre Dame fire

Apr. 20, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French yellow vest protesters set fires Saturday along a march through Paris to drive home their message to a government they believe is ignoring the poor: that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem France needs to solve. Like the high-visibility vests the...

France and Romania level at 1-1 in Fed Cup semifinal

Apr. 20, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

ROUEN, France (AP) — Caroline Garcia beat Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-3, 6-3 to draw France level at 1-1 with Romania after the opening singles matches of their Fed Cup semifinal on Saturday. French Open champion Simona Halep had put Romania ahead with a commanding 6-3, 6-1 win against Kristina Mladenovic on...

France's yellow vests: Who they are, what they want, and why

Apr. 20, 2019 6:30 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's yellow vest protesters are still a force to be reckoned with as they hold their 23rd straight weekend of demonstrations since the movement started in November. Here's a look at their movement: ___ WHO THEY ARE The movement started among provincial workers camped out at traffic circles...