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Timeline: Sri Lankan bomb attacks on hotels, churches - 20 minutes of carnage

Bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing 207 and injuring 450 people, in the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of a civil war 10 years ago.


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Posted 2019/04/21 19:12:13

Exclusive: U.S. carves out exceptions for foreigners dealing with IRGC

By Lesley Wroughton, Arshad Mohammed, Jonathan Landay and Phil Stewart


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Posted 2019/04/21 18:54:22

Sudanese protesters to suspend contacts with military rulers: protest leader

Representatives of Sudan's protesters and main opposition groups said on Sunday they were suspending contacts with the political committee of the ruling military council, accusing it of being composed of "remnants" of the ousted regime.


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Posted 2019/04/21 17:39:00

Incumbent Poroshenko concedes defeat in Ukrainian presidential vote

Incumbent Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Sunday conceded he had been soundly defeated in a run-off vote by comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy and would be leaving office next month, but said he did not plan to quit politics altogether.


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Posted 2019/04/21 17:33:45

Comedian Zelenskiy wins Ukrainian presidential race by landslide: exit poll

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has won the second round of a presidential election against incumbent Petro Poroshenko by a landslide, a national exit poll showed on Sunday.


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Posted 2019/04/21 17:09:34

Britons among those killed in Sri Lanka attacks: UK Foreign Office

British nationals were among the more than 200 people killed in the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office said.


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Posted 2019/04/21 16:51:39

Three Danes among those killed in Sri Lanka: foreign ministry

Three Danish citizens were among more than 200 people killed in the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, Denmark's foreign ministry said.


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Posted 2019/04/21 16:23:24

In nod to debt concerns, China Belt and Road summit to urge sustainable financing

World leaders meeting in Beijing this week for a summit on China's Belt and Road initiative will agree to project financing that respects global debt goals and promotes green growth, according to a draft communique seen by Reuters.


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Posted 2019/04/21 16:04:12

Doves, heartbreak and hope on 20th anniversary of Columbine High massacre

A week-long series of events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre culminated on Saturday with a remembrance ceremony celebrating the lives of the 13 victims slain in the rampage.


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Posted 2019/04/21 01:28:56

Air strikes and explosions hit Libyan capital

Several air strikes and explosions shook the Libyan capital Tripoli overnight, residents said, in an escalation of a two-week offensive by eastern forces on the city held by the internationally recognized government.


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Posted 2019/04/21 01:19:08

Heavy explosion in Libyan capital after aircraft heard: witnesses

A heavy explosion was heard on Sunday morning in the Libyan capital Tripoli after an aircraft circled for several minutes over the city, witnesses said.


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Posted 2019/04/21 01:19:08

FBI arrests member of armed group stopping migrants U.S.-Mexico border

The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, a member of an armed group of U.S. citizens who have been stopping migrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in New Mexico.


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Posted 2019/04/20 23:21:36

UK PM May to be told to quit by top Conservative: Sunday Times

A top member of Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party will tell her in the coming week that she must step down by the end of June or her lawmakers will try again to depose her, the Sunday Times reported, without citing sources.


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Posted 2019/04/20 21:49:52

Solemn service to mark 20th anniversary of Columbine High massacre

A week-long series of events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre culminates on Saturday with a remembrance ceremony celebrating the lives of the 13 victims slain in the rampage.


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Posted 2019/04/20 21:28:28

Pope leads Catholics into Easter with vigil Mass

Pope Francis led the world's Roman Catholics into Easter at a vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Saturday night, urging the faithful to live not for transient things like wealth and success but for God.


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Posted 2019/04/20 21:12:33

UK police say total of climate activists arrested passes 750

More than 750 climate change activists blocking roads at some of London's most famous landmarks have been arrested over the last six days, police said on Saturday, up from a Friday total of 682.


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Posted 2019/04/20 17:53:00

UK police say total of environment activists arrested passes 700

More than 700 climate change activists blocking roads at some of London's most famous landmarks have been arrested over the last six days, police said on Saturday, up from a total given on Friday of more than 682.


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Posted 2019/04/20 15:54:44

Yellow vest demonstrators, police clash in Paris

Clashes broke out between dozens of demonstrators and police in Paris on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests after authorities warned that rioters could return to the French capital to spark a new wave of violence.


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Posted 2019/04/20 15:14:29

Afghan communications ministry attacked, seven killed

At least seven people were killed in an attack on the Afghan communications ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, breaking months of relative calm in the capital and underlining the continued security threats despite efforts to open peace talks with the Taliban.


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Posted 2019/04/20 15:10:13

Egypt votes in referendum that could keep Sisi in power until 2030

Egyptians voted on Saturday in a three-day referendum on constitutional changes that could allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in office until 2030 and boost the role of the powerful military.


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Posted 2019/04/20 14:17:38