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. Kim has raised eyebrows by using Daimler-branded stretch limousines at several very high-profile summits, including his meeting this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin and both of his earlier summits with President Donald Trump.
BEIJING (AP) - The Latest on China's Belt and Road infrastructure building conference. (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is hailing "substantial progress" in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a key element in China's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative. Addressing the Beijing forum on Friday, Khan said Pakistan's electricity supplies had increased "massively" under the plan.
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un paid his respects at a ceremony honoring the war dead Friday to wrap up a brief and generally successful visit to the Russian Far East for his first summit with President Vladimir Putin. Kim arrived about two hours later than expected at a park near the headquarters of the Russian navy's Pacific Fleet for the wreath-laying ceremony.
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. Though he wouldn't become emperor himself for another 44 years, Akihito embraced his role as peacemaker and often represented his father on reconciliatory missions that began with Japan's return to the international community in the early 1950s.
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.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local): 7:10 a.m. Australia's prime minister says the Sri Lankan militants blamed for the Easter attacks in that country had support from the Islamic State group.
BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union hit out Thursday at Russia's move to fast-track citizenship applications from people living in conflict areas in eastern Ukraine, slamming it as an attack on Ukraine's sovereignty that undermines an already-fragile peace agreement.
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.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Canada's privacy czar said Thursday that he is taking Facebook to court after finding that lax practices at the social media giant allowed personal information to be used for political purposes. A joint report from privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien and his British Columbia counterpart said major shortcomings were uncovered in Facebook's procedures. It called for stronger laws to protect Canadians.
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. The two leaders' first one-on-one did not indicate major changes in North Korea's position: Putin said Kim is willing to give up nuclear weapons, but only if he gets ironclad security guarantees.