Journalist death spurs bid to restore Northern Ireland govt
LONDON (AP) — Britain and Ireland are making a new push to restore Northern Ireland's collapsed government, as politicians face mounting criticism of politicians after the killing of a journalist by a banned militant group.
Uber looks to raise up to $9B in initial public offering
NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is planning to sell 180 million shares for between $44 and $50 each, valuing the ride-hailing giant lower than previous estimates in a sign of that some of the excitement around ride-hailing has cooled.
Daimler says it has no idea how Kim Jong Un got his limos
TOKYO (AP) — German automaker Daimler, which makes armored limousines used by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, says it has no idea where he got them and has no business dealings with the North.
The Latest: Hammond says Britain a good Belt & Road partner
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China's Belt and Road infrastructure building conference. (all times local): 8:00 p.m. British treasury chief Philip Hammond says Britain's finance industry would be a "natural partner" for future projects under China's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative.
Report: Petty crooks' $5M UK lottery win raises suspicions
LONDON (AP) — For two friends with checkered pasts it was the luck of a lifetime: a 4 million-pound ($5.2 million) lottery win. But Mark Goodram and Jon-Ross Watson may see their celebrations cut short.
China's Xi promotes building initiative amid debt worries
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping promised Friday to set high standards for Beijing's sweeping infrastructure-building initiative as fellow leaders praised the effort despite worries it leaves some developing countries with too much debt.
AP Was There: Black South Africans get the vote
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — This story was first published on April 26, 1994 when AP journalist John Daniszewski reported on South Africa's first all-race election.
New cyclone hits Mozambique; 1 dead as big floods warned
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The second powerful cyclone to strike Mozambique in just six weeks ripped off roofs, killed at least one person and dumped heavy rain on Friday as the United Nations warned of "massive flooding" ahead.
AP PHOTOS: Amid horror, Sri Lanka church still shows beauty
NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Nearly a week later, even after the cleaners have come through, the blood can still be seen clearly. The statues of Jesus and the saints are still speckled with fragments of shrapnel.
10th week of Algeria protests aim for ex-president's brother
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerians are massing for a 10th week of protests against their country's ruling class, calling for the ex-president's brother to be put on trial.
Sri Lanka political rivalry seen as factor in Easter blasts
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Government dysfunction and an intelligence failure that preceded the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka are traced to simmering divisions between the president and prime minister after a weekslong political crisis that crippled the country last year.
Cyprus police step up search for more of suspect's victims
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus police are intensifying a search for the remains of more victims at locations where an army officer, who authorities say admitted to killing five women and two girls, allegedly had dumped their bodies.
Kim Jong Un leaves Russia after summit with Putin
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un boarded his private train Friday and headed back to Pyongyang after directing some harsh criticism at Washington during his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying the U.S.
Putin lauds China infrastructure initiative, warming ties
BEIJING (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin praised China's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative Friday, underscoring warming ties between the neighboring powers.
Sri Lanka says Easter attack leader died in hotel bombing
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The suspected leader of the militant group Sri Lankan authorities said carried out a series of Easter Sunday bombings died in the blast at the Shangri-La hotel, one of six hotels and churches targeted in the attacks that killed at least 250 people, officials said Friday.
Q&A: Sudanese face uphill climb in unfinished revolution
CAIRO (AP) — The Sudanese Professionals Association, which led months of protests that eventually forced one of Africa's longest-ruling leaders from power, says its revolution is far from over.
Cuban migrants stage mass escape from center in south Mexico
TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — At least 1,300 mainly Cuban migrants fled on foot from an immigration detention center on Mexico's southern border Thursday in the largest mass escape in recent memory.
Emperor Akihito saw diplomacy as path to make amends for war
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Akihito has had a lifetime mission: Make amends for a war fought in his father's name. Akihito was just 11 when he heard his father Hirohito's voice on the radio declaring Japan's surrender in World War II.
Christians' ethnic inclusion in Sri Lanka keeps fragile calm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — During the bad years, when rebels mostly from the ethnic minority Tamils and majority Sinhalese government forces were slaughtering each other in a horrific civil war, Gnanamani found solace in something many of her fellow Tamils didn't have: Christianity — and especially its long inclusion of both the Tamil and Sinhalese ethnic groups.
Argentina's Evita remembered through toys for poor children
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A half-deflated leather football, a box of marbles, a ragged doll and a handful of windup cars and trains line the display cabinets in the Evita Museum like ancient relics.
Artisan keeps his craft alive with each carved mahjong tile
HONG KONG (AP) — Just opposite the entrance to a neon-lit night market, one of Hong Kong's few remaining carvers of mahjong tiles engraves the two Chinese characters for the number 8,000 on a piece of acrylic.
At Kim-Putin summit, hearty handshakes and manspreading
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 before the start of their first summit, which began Thursday in the Far East port city of Vladivostok.
Putin says he'll brief US on summit with Kim
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says he's willing to share details with the United States about his summit on Thursday with Kim Jong Un, potentially raising Russia's influence in the stalemated issue of North Korean denuclearization.
Officials: 25 Venezuelans believed missing after boat sinks
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Search teams combed the Caribbean on Thursday for 25 possible Venezuelan migrants missing after a boat sank in rough seas headed to the island of Trinidad, authorities said.
UN climate chief warns current path leads to 'catastrophe'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. climate chief says world leaders must recognize there is no option except to speed-up and scale-up action to tackle global warming, warning that continuing on the current path will lead to "a catastrophe.