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Christians, hotel workers, tourists among Easter attack dead

Apr. 23, 2019 11:54 PM 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...

Sri Lanka bombing victims were from at least 12 countries

Apr. 23, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — More than 300 people were killed in bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Sri Lankan authorities say at least 31 foreigners died in the attacks. Some details on the victims: ___ SRI LANKA The vast majority of the victims were Sri Lankan, many from the...

Sri Lanka bombing victims were from at least 12 countries

Apr. 22, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 290 people were killed in bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Sri Lankan authorities say at least 31 foreigners died in the attacks. Some details on the victims: SRI LANKA: The vast majority of the victims were Sri Lankan, many from the island...

Sofia Kenin helps US beat Switzerland 3-1 in Fed Cup

Apr. 22, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Sofia Kenin and Sloane Stephens won matches to give the United States a 3-1 victory over Switzerland on Sunday in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. Kenin, a late replacement for Madison Keys, beat Timea Bacsinszky 6-3, 7-6 (4) to wrap up the match at Freeman Coliseum. The Americans advanced...

Incendiary devices thrown at Turkish consulate in Zurich

Apr. 22, 2019 6:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss police say two incendiary devices have been thrown at the Turkish consulate general in Zurich and that three men have been arrested. Zurich police say officers patrolling the area noticed the incident, in which a hedge outside the building caught fire, shortly before 3 a.m. Monday. They...

Stephens pulls US even with Swiss in FedCup after Keys upset

Apr. 20, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Sloane Stephens beat Timea Bacsinzsky after Viktorija Golubic upset Madison Keys in straight sets Saturday, leaving the United States and Switzerland tied 1-1 in their Fed Cup World Group playoff. Stephens, the No. 8 player in the world, won 6-4, 6-3 on the hard court inside Freeman...

US wins WTO case against China over grain exports

Apr. 18, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Trade Organization handed the United States a win Thursday in a trade dispute with China, ruling that Beijing did not fairly administer quotas on U.S. wheat, rice and corn. The WTO, the Geneva organization that oversees the rules of global trade, found that China had not been...

CEO of Swiss engineering firm ABB steps down amid overhaul

Apr. 17, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The chief executive of ABB is stepping down as the Swiss engineering company undergoes a major overhaul. The company said Wednesday that Ulrich Spiesshofer had agreed with the board of directors to relinquish with immediate effect the role he's held since 2013. Board chairman Peter Voser, a...

Long-lost Kafka works could emerge after messy legal battle

Apr. 17, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A long-hidden trove of unpublished works by Franz Kafka could soon be revealed following a decade-long battle over his literary estate that has drawn comparisons to some of his surreal tales. A district court in Zurich upheld Israeli verdicts in the case last week, ruling that several safe...

German parliament fines far-right party for PR firm donation

Apr. 16, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament has fined the far-right Alternative for Germany party more than 400,000 euros ($452,200) for accepting illegal campaign donations. The Bundestag said in a statement on Tuesday that two senior party members received free advertising from a public relations firm based in...