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The Latest: FBI says it's aiding Sri Lanka investigation

Apr. 22, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 1:42 a.m. The FBI says it's providing assistance in the investigation into the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka. An FBI spokeswoman confirmed the aid on Monday but did not elaborate on what specific help was...

The Latest: Muslim organization chief condemns attack

Apr. 21, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The secretary general of the world's largest organization of Muslim nations has condemned the attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 200 people on Easter Sunday. The Organization of Islamic...

Climate protesters march in London again; arrests hit 710

Apr. 20, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London police say more than 710 people have been arrested and some 28 have been charged since climate change protests began earlier this week in the British capital. The Extinction Rebellion protests started Monday and have at times paralyzed parts of London, with peaceful demonstrations at...

Juncker: EU cannot keep extending Brexit deadline for UK

Apr. 19, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is warning Britain that the country's departure from the European Union cannot be put off "indefinitely." Britain was originally scheduled to leave the EU on March 29 but that date has been delayed twice, first to April 12 and now to Oct....

The Latest: Police eye electrical short in Notre Dame probe

Apr. 18, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and its aftermath (all times local): 6:15 p.m. A French judicial police official said investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused Notre Dame Cathedral fire. The official, who spoke anonymously about the ongoing...

London climate-change protesters to disrupt Heathrow Airport

Apr. 18, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Environmental protesters who have blocked London roads and bridges for more than three days said Thursday they plan to take their civil disobedience campaign to Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, at the start of the Easter holiday weekend. The Extinction Rebellion group said it would mount a...

Notre Dame fire raises fears for UK's crumbling Parliament

Apr. 18, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — For some Britons who watched Notre Dame burn so fiercely in Paris, the horror was mixed with apprehension. What happened to the French landmark this week could easily befall the Houses of Parliament in London. The seat of Britain's government is a crumbling, leaky, rodent-infested fire trap...

The Latest: University of Notre Dame to donate $100,000

Apr. 16, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that swept through Paris' Notre Dame cathedral (all times local): 8 p.m. The president of the University of Notre Dame said the school will donate $100,000 toward the renovation of Notre Dame cathedral following a devastating fire. The Rev. John Jenkins announced the...

Extinction Rebellion: green protests snarl London traffic

Apr. 15, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Environmental protesters blocked access to several major London landmarks and vandalized oil company Shell's headquarters Monday as they tried to bring the city to a standstill. The group Extinction Rebellion was seeking to paralyze parts of central London to highlight demands for the British...

UK's Theresa May seeks respite from Brexit walking in Wales

Apr. 15, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is getting a respite from Brexit with a walking holiday in Wales — but there is no pause for political rivals hoping to take over her job. The prime minister's Downing Street office said Monday that May and her husband, Philip, started a short...