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Venezuela’s Guaido takes to streets in military uprising

By SCOTT SMITH Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó took to the streets with activist Leopoldo Lopez and a small contingent of heavily armed soldiers early Tuesday in a bold and risky call for the military to rise up and oust socialist leader ...

Putin: NKorea ready to denuclearize – if it gets guarantees

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un confirmed during their first summit Thursday he is willing to give up his nuclear weapons — but only if he gets an ironclad guarantee ...

Father of suspected Easter bombers arrested; Colombo on edge

By EMILY SCHMALL and BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The father of two of the suspected Easter suicide bombers was arrested Thursday on suspicion of aiding his sons, according to Sri Lanka's former navy chief, as businesses and religious leaders worried about ...

Harry and Meghan: Newest royal baby could be an American

By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press LONDON (AP) — What would the founding fathers think? Almost 250 years after the United States launched a revolution to rid itself of the British royal family, the next royal baby could be an American. The idea that a scion of the former colonies would be ...

A look at the candidates in Spain’s general election

By JOSEPH WILSON and ARITZ PARRA Associated Press MADRID (AP) — A new generation of young and media-savvy political leaders is vying to become Spain's next prime minister in a general election Sunday. They are all men and less than 50. A deeply divided parliament is expected to emerge from ...

At Kim-Putin summit, hearty handshakes and manspreading

By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — The ambiance was friendly. Nice, comfy seats. An exchange of polite welcomes. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un even managed to match Russian President Vladimir Putin's manspreading — the two sat with knees spread wide apart as they chatted ...

Explosions kill at least 207 in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI and KRISHAN FRANCIS Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 207 people were killed and hundreds more injured in eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside Sri Lanka's capital on Easter Sunday, officials said, pitching the South Asian ...

Outrage after some French protesters urge police suicides

PARIS (AP) — With French police suicides on the rise, officials are expressing shock and anger after some yellow vest protesters encouraged police to kill themselves. Radical protesters have clashed with police nearly every weekend for five months on the margins of largely peaceful yellow ...

Happy birthday: Queen Elizabeth II turns 93 on Easter Sunday

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 93rd birthday, which this year coincides with Easter Sunday. The queen is marking Easter by attending a service with other senior royals at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle, west of London. She was joined by Prince ...

Voters offered rides, food in Egypt referendum on el-Sissi

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian pro-government media, business people and activists urged a "yes" vote Sunday on constitutional changes that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030. Some voters were offered free rides or food parcels to increase turnout in the national ...

Ukraine’s presidential vote pits comedian against incumbent

By YURAS KARMANAU Associated Press KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainians cast ballots Sunday in a presidential runoff which had the incumbent struggling to fend off a strong challenge by a comedian who denounces corruption and plays the role of president in a TV sitcom. Opinion surveys ahead of ...

NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

By FOSTER KLUG and KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon," its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear ...

India enters 2nd phase of elections with Kashmir in lockdown

By AIJAZ HUSSAIN Associated Press SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Voting began in the second phase of India's general election Thursday amid massive security and a lockdown in parts of the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Srinagar is one of 95 constituencies across 13 Indian states where ...

Kremlin says Kim Jong Un will visit Russia this month

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia later this month. It said in a brief statement Thursday that Kim will visit Russia "in the second half of April" on Russian President Vladimir Putin's invitation, but gave no further details. Russian media have ...

Indonesia’s Widodo declares victory in presidential election

By NINIEK KARMINI Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Thursday he was won re-election after receiving an estimated 54% of the vote, backtracking on an earlier vow to wait for official results after his challenger made improbable claims of ...

India’s millions of young voters can swing national election

By RISHABH R. JAIN Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — Young Indians could play a crucial role in the ongoing general election in the world's largest democracy. With nearly two-thirds of India's population below 35, and more than 15 million first-time voters aged 18 and 19, young men and ...

Dutch fertility doctor may have more than 49 children

By MIKE CORDER Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch fertility doctor who used his own sperm to father 49 children, without telling their mothers he was the donor, may have even more children. The case of Dr. Jan Karbaat, who died in 2017, has riveted the Netherlands, due ...

Europe looks to remold internet with new copyright rules

By KELVIN CHAN AP Business Writer LONDON (AP) — The European Union has approved a copyright overhaul that aims to give more protection to artists and news organizations but which critics say will stifle freedom of speech and online creativity and punish smaller web companies. Artists, ...

Former Volkswagen CEO charged with fraud in Germany

By DAVID McHUGH AP Business Writer FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors have charged former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others with fraud and other offenses in connection with the company's massive, multi-year effort to cheat on diesel emissions testing. Prosecutors ...

AP Exclusive: UN whistleblower targeted in misconduct probe

By MARIA CHENG and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — A year after claims of sexual assault and harassment rocked the U.N. agency that fights HIV, UNAIDS looked like it might be on the mend. The top deputy facing the allegations had departed, the leader who presided over the ...