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April 22, 2019 - 1:20 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The World Jewish Congress has expressed its "disgust and outrage" following reports that an effigy made to look like a stereotypical Jew was hanged and burned in a Polish town as part of an Easter ritual. Robert Singer, CEO of the New York-based group, said in a statement that...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, April 15, 2019, with the Eiffel Tower behind, left, flames and smoke rise from the blaze at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris that destroyed its spire and its roof but spared its twin medieval bell towers, and prompted a frantic rescue effort to save its most precious artefacts. The recent devastating Notre Dame fire in Paris was a warning bell that all of Europe needs to hear, since so many monuments and palaces across the continent are in need of better upkeep according to European officials. “We are so used to our outstanding cultural heritage in Europe that we tend to forget that it needs constant care and attention,” Tibor Navracsics, the European Union’s top culture official, told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Thierry Mallet, FILE)
April 22, 2019 - 1:17 am
PARIS (AP) — Experts say the devastating Notre Dame fire was a warning bell that all of Europe needs to hear since so many monuments and palaces across the continent are in need of better upkeep. They cite a near-endless list of fires at historical sites in Europe and wonder why officials so often...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, April 22, 2019. Asian stock markets were mixed Monday following the Easter holiday weekend as investors looked ahead to U.S. and Japanese economic data. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 22, 2019 - 12:52 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower while oil prices surged for a second day Monday following reports Washington wants to block Iranian exports. Tokyo's benchmark edged up while Shanghai, Seoul and India retreated. Hong Kong and Sydney were closed for the holiday. On Wall Street,...
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Election officials start counting ballots at the polling station after the second round of presidential elections in Mariinka, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Ukrainians voted on Sunday in a presidential runoff as the nation's incumbent leader struggles to fend off a strong challenge by a comedian who denounces corruption and plays the role of president in a TV sitcom. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
April 22, 2019 - 12:14 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The latest on Ukraine's presidential runoff: (all times local): 3:55 a.m. With just over half of Ukraine's polling stations reporting, a comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV is cruising toward a landslide victory in Sunday's...
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In this photo taken Monday, April 15, 2019, resident Wallace Lee helps lead the fight against a new homeless shelter during a neighborhood meeting in San Francisco. The city of San Francisco, which has too little housing and too many homeless people sleeping in the streets, is teeming with anxiety and vitriol these days. A large new homeless shelter is on track to go up along a scenic waterfront area dotted with high-rise luxury condos, prompting outrage from some residents. (AP Photo/Janie Har)
April 21, 2019 - 11:22 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The city of San Francisco, which has too little housing and too many homeless people sleeping in the streets, is teeming with anxiety and vitriol these days. A large new homeless shelter is on track to go up along a scenic waterfront area dotted with high-rise luxury condos,...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2019, file photo, Huawei's mobile phones are displayed at a telecoms service shop in Hong Kong. Chinese tech giant Huawei said Monday, April 22, 2019, its revenue rose 39 percent over a year earlier in the latest quarter despite U.S. pressure on allies to shun its telecom and network technology as a security risk. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
April 21, 2019 - 11:21 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei said Monday its revenue rose 39% over a year earlier in the latest quarter despite U.S. pressure on allies to shun its telecom technology as a security risk. Huawei, the biggest global maker of network equipment for phone and internet companies, on Monday...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, April 22, 2019. Asian stock markets were mixed Monday following the Easter holiday weekend as investors looked ahead to U.S. and Japanese economic data. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 21, 2019 - 10:55 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Monday following the Easter holiday weekend as investors looked ahead to U.S. and Japanese economic data. Benchmarks in Tokyo and Seoul gained while Shanghai retreated. Hong Kong and Sydney were closed for the holiday. On Wall Street, the benchmark...
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A Sri Lankan Police officer inspects a blast spot at the Shangri-la hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019. More than hundred people were killed and hundreds more hospitalized from injuries in near simultaneous blasts that rocked three churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, a security official told The Associated Press, in the biggest violence in the South Asian country since its civil war ended a decade ago.(AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
April 21, 2019 - 9:44 pm
Bhanuka Harischandra was running a little late for his meeting Sunday. As a car carrying him pulled into the back entrance of the luxury Shangri-La Hotel in Sri Lanka's capital of Colombo, he realized something was wrong. People were telling him not to come in, it wasn't safe. Still, the car pulled...
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April 21, 2019 - 9:30 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — California police say a teenage victim of sexual assault was lured through a dating app. KABC-TV reports that Santa Ana police arrested 59-year-old Michael Komoto April 18 on a charge of engaging in sex acts with a minor. Police say Komoto told a 15-year-old boy he was 39...
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Sri Lankan Army soldiers secure the area around St. Anthony's Shrine after a blast in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019. A Sri Lanka hospital spokesman says several blasts on Easter Sunday have killed dozens of people. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
April 21, 2019 - 8:28 pm
Sri Lankan authorities blocked most social media after Easter Sunday attacks killed more than 200 people, with officials saying the temporary move was meant to curtail the spread of false information and ease tensions. The NetBlocks observatory said it detected an intentional blackout of popular...
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