Charlottesville removes Confederate statue near rally site

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A crowd cheered Saturday as workers in Charlottesville removed a Confederate statue near the site of a violent white nationalist rally three years ago. Th...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump vs. Trump on virus; Biden missteps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Explaining his deceptive assurances about the pandemic, President Donald Trump suggested he was doing what Winston Churchill had done, soothing the public in a time of danger. That's...

Taiwan's KMT should be barred from Straits Forum

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – It has been an extremely difficult year for the Kuomintang (KMT). Its populist candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was heavily defeated in the presidential elections and then...

Mandela's lawyer, anti-apartheid activist George Bizos dies

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Anti-apartheid crusader and Nelson Mandela's personal lawyer George Bizos has died at 92, his family said Wednesday. He died of natural causes at home, the family...

More than 100 UK lawmakers condemn China over Uighurs abuse

LONDON (AP) — More than 100 British lawmakers have signed a letter to the Chinese ambassador condemning what they described as “a systematic and calculated programme of ethnic cleansing against the Ui...

Mexico VW dealership apologizes over Nazi photos

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A VW dealership in Mexico City apologized Tuesday for a photo hanging in its offices that showed a VW bug at a Nazi rally and the automaker pledged to take unspecified “actions” in ...

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Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 8, the 252nd day of 2020. There are 114 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. ...

Czech Oscar winning director Jiri Menzel dies at age 82

PRAGUE (AP) — Jiri Menzel, a Czech director whose 1966 movie “Closely Watched Trains” won the Academy Award for the best foreign language film has died. He was 82. Menzel’s wife, Olg...

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Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 7, the 251st day of 2020. There are 115 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Septemb...

AP Explains: US debt will soon exceed size of entire economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government's war against the coronavirus is imposing the heaviest strain on the Treasury since America's drive to defeat Nazi Germany and imperial Japan three-quarters of a ...

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Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 3, the 247th day of 2020. There are 119 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept....

Review: New doc chronicles chilling tale of Pepe the Frog

“I didn’t even know what a meme was,” confesses cartoonist Matt Furie in the documentary “Feels Good Man,” demonstrating just how ill-equipped he was to resist the dark forces that engulfed him and hi...

Throwback to Stalin era? Russia picks new date to mark end of WWII in the Pacific

When exactly did World War II end in the Pacific? Russia now has a different answer to that question than the West. In mid-April, Russia's parliament voted to move the day commemorating the end o...

Poland approves new German ambassador after long delay

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland has accepted the appointment of a new German ambassador after an unusual delay of about three months. There has been a lot of speculation in Poland about...

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Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 1, the 245th day of 2020. There are 121 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Septem...