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Sri Lanka asks for resignations of top security officials

Apr. 24, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and national police chief, a dramatic internal shake-up after security forces shrugged off intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, the...

The Latest: Sri Lanka president dismisses security officials

Apr. 24, 2019 7:14 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Sri Lanka's president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and the national police chief after security forces failed to act on warnings before Easter suicide bombings that killed over...

Sri Lanka says president asked for resignations of defense secretary and national police chief after Easter bombings

Apr. 24, 2019 6:59 AM EDT
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka says president asked for resignations of defense secretary and national police chief after Easter bombings.

Kentucky's economic development chief resigning

Apr. 23, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's economic development secretary, who played a role in the state landing some billion-dollar business projects, said Tuesday he will step down from the job he has held since early 2017 to return to the private sector. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin said it was with "regret" that...

UK's May under fire as Parliament returns from Brexit break

Apr. 23, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May faced renewed pressure Tuesday from her restive Conservative Party to resign as lawmakers returned to Parliament — and to Brexit wrangling — after an 11-day Easter break. Britain's European Union exit, long scheduled to take place last month,...

The Latest: Boris Johnson's sister running for pro-EU party

Apr. 23, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 12:45 p.m. The sister of leading Brexit supporter Boris Johnson is running for the European Parliament for a British pro-EU party. Journalist Rachel Johnson is among candidates for Change U.K., a newly formed party...

Official in Austria quits over poem comparing migrants, rats

Apr. 23, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's vice chancellor said Tuesday that a member of his party will resign after penning a poem that compared migrants to rats, drawing widespread criticism and angering Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache said Christian Schilcher will leave the...

Economist named as Mali's prime minister amid violence

Apr. 22, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's president has chosen an economist to replace the prime minister following growing violence by ethnic militias in the country's center. Boubou Cisse, the 45-year-old finance minister, is seen as a close ally of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Cisse's appointment was the sixth...

The Latest: Ukraine's routed leader vows to reclaim office

Apr. 22, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy's projected landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election (all times local): 9:15 p.m. The outgoing president of Ukraine is telling supporters he plans to try to win the job back in a future election. President Petro Poroshenko was...

Mayor charged with pointing gun at minors in park steps down

Apr. 19, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

DERRY, Pa. (AP) — The mayor of a small town in Pennsylvania is stepping down after being charged with pointing a gun at kids in a park. The lawyer for Derry Mayor Kevin Gross said Friday that he has resigned less than a week after being accused of pointing the gun. The 38-year-old mayor turned over more...