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EU ambassador: Trump Cuba policy worries European companies

Apr. 24, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The Trump administration's crackdown on business with Cuba's communist government is causing unprecedented concern among European companies on the island, according to the European Union's ambassador. "There's enormous worry," Ambassador Alberto Navarro told The Associated Press. "There are...

China charges former Interpol president with bribery

Apr. 24, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China announced Wednesday that it has formally arrested former Interpol President Meng Hongwei on suspicion of accepting bribes. The indictment from the Supreme People's Procuratorate comes after Meng was expelled last month from public office and the ruling Communist Party. Meng's wife...

North Korea's Kim upbeat as he arrives for Putin summit

Apr. 24, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Smiling and upbeat, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stepped off his khaki-green armored train in far-eastern Russia on Wednesday for a much-anticipated summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a meeting that comes amid deadlocked diplomacy over Kim's nuclear program. Kim,...

UK begins search for new Bank of England governor

Apr. 24, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Wednesday started the process to appoint the successor to Mark Carney as governor of the Bank of England, and indicated it is willing to look abroad again to get the right person. Carney, a Canadian who in July 2013 became the first foreigner to head the Bank of...

The Cranberries, still in mourning, return for the last time

Apr. 24, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Whether or not there would be a final Cranberries' album hinged on what was on a hard drive on the other side of the world. Last spring the surviving members of the Irish band began combing through unfinished vocals that singer Dolores O'Riordan sent to Ireland before her death a few months...

French court Oks ending treatment of man in vegetative state

Apr. 24, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's highest administrative court has ruled that doctors can stop feeding and hydrating a man who is hospitalized in a vegetative state despite his parents' objections. Vincent Lambert was critically injured in a 2008 car accident and has been in a vegetative state since 2014. A team of...

UK and Irish leaders attend funeral of journalist Lyra McKee

Apr. 24, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The killing of journalist Lyra McKee must be a turning point for Northern Ireland, a priest said Wednesday at a funeral service attended by British and Irish leaders alongside mourners in superhero T-shirts and bright Harry Potter scarves. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, Irish Prime Minister...

UN: Libya fighting reaches facility holding migrants

Apr. 24, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The fighting in Libya's capital has reached a detention center holding hundreds of detained migrants and refugees, the U.N. said Tuesday. Stephane Dujarric, a spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general, said the U.N. aid agency has received reports that the Qasr Ben Ghashir detention...

Trump's threat to go to court over impeachment defies ruling

Apr. 24, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he'll go directly to the U.S. Supreme Court "if the partisan Dems" ever try to impeach him. But Trump's strategy could run into a roadblock: the high court itself, which said in 1993 that the framers of the U.S. Constitution didn't intend for the...

German woman, parents-in-law indicted for aiding IS

Apr. 24, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they've indicted a 21-year-old woman on suspicion of membership in the Islamic State group and of keeping three Yazidis as slaves in Syria. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that the German-Algerian woman, identified as Sarah O. for privacy reasons, traveled to Syria...