DUBLIN (AP) — A jury has cleared former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick of all fraud charges related to a loans-for-shares scheme that preceded the bank's 2009 collapse.
The 65-year-old FitzPatrick had denied providing illegal financial help to selected clients.
LONDON (AP) — North Korean diplomats have asked the British government to take action against a London hair salon's poster poking fun at distinctively coiffured leader Kim Jong Un.
The Foreign Office said Wednesday it had received a letter from the country's embassy objecting to the poster, and was considering its response.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's economy minister says growth slowed to 0.8 percent in the first quarter due to uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine.
GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations and aid groups are seeking $272 million to help people fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic.
The funds will be used to meet the needs of some 360,000 people who have sought refuge from sectarian violence since December.