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Comedian appears headed for landslide victory in Ukraine

Apr. 21, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV appeared poised to reprise the role in real life when an exit poll showed him winning Ukraine's presidential runoff Sunday in a landslide. Results from the exit poll after voting stations closed showed...

Giuliani: Trump camp did no wrong by taking Russian help

Apr. 21, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted Sunday the president's 2016 campaign did nothing wrong by taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in special...

Fognini realizes boyhood dream to win Monte Carlo Masters

Apr. 21, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — On the clay courts where he once practiced as a youth with big dreams, Fabio Fognini won the biggest title of his erratic career by beating Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 Sunday in the Monte Carlo Masters final. The local lad from nearby San Remo, a 40-minute drive away along the Mediterranean coast...

The Latest: Comic vows not to let Ukraine down as president

Apr. 21, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on Ukraine's presidential runoff: (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy is promising his country's people he won't disappoint them. Zelenskiy said after a poll of voters in a runoff election Sunday suggested his overwhelming victory that his...

Renamed nation has 1st presidential vote as North Macedonia

Apr. 21, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A presidential election Sunday gave voters in North Macedonia another chance to give an opinion on their country's new name and tested the center-left government that negotiated the name change to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Greece. Polls closed, as expected,...

Liverpool returns to top spot; Everton humiliates Man United

Apr. 21, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Before returning to the top of the Premier League, Liverpool got to savor a Manchester United humiliation. Now, unusually, Liverpool needs a swift recovery by its great rival after United's despair at being routed 4-0 by Everton on Sunday. Liverpool's hopes of ending a 29-year English title...

Arsenal top-4 bid dented by 3-2 home loss to Crystal Palace

Apr. 21, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Christian Benteke's first goal in almost a year set Crystal Palace on its way to a 3-2 victory at Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday, denting the north London club's top-four bid. After Benteke netted his first goal in 20 games in the 17th minute, Mesut Ozil equalized at the start of the...

Liverpool top of Premier League again after beating Cardiff

Apr. 21, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 victory at Cardiff on Sunday, which was secured in the second half by Georginio Wijnaldum's strike and James Milner's penalty. It gave Liverpool a club-record 88 Premier League points, beating the 86 managed in the 2008-09...

Pope denounces 'cruel violence' of Sri Lanka Easter attack

Apr. 21, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the "cruel violence" of the Easter Sunday slaughter of Christians and foreigners in Sri Lanka as he celebrated the most joyful moment on the Christian liturgical calendar by lamenting the bloodshed and political violence afflicting many parts of the world. Francis...

Paris Easter Mass honors firefighters who saved Notre Dame

Apr. 21, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The archbishop of Paris and Catholics from around France and the world honored the firefighters who saved Notre Dame Cathedral, praying Sunday at a special Easter Mass for a swift reconstruction of the beloved monument. Some streets around the medieval cathedral also reopened six days after...