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More Russian weapons for Serbia despite US sanction threats

By DUSAN STOJANOVIC | February 23, 2020

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has received a sophisticated anti-aircraft system from Russia, despite possible U.S. sanctions against the Balkan state, which is formally seeking European Union membership.Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told the pro-government...

Indian authorities scramble to give Trump a mega-rally

By SHEIKH SAALIQ | February 23, 2020

AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — The sun-baked city of Ahmedabad was jostling with activity Sunday as workers cleaned roads, planted flowers and hoisted hundreds of billboards featuring President Donald Trump, a day ahead of his maiden two-day visit to India...

Israel’s Lieberman stills holds keys to future government

By ARON HELLER | February 23, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel finds itself in a familiar place after a tumultuous election campaign — with maverick politician Avigdor Lieberman still seemingly in control of the country’s fate.The run-up to Israel's third election in less than a year...

Lizzo, ‘Just Mercy’ win top honors at NAACP Image Awards

By ANDREW DALTON | February 23, 2020

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Lizzo was named entertainer of the year and “Just Mercy” won best motion picture, best actor and best supporting actor Saturday at the NAACP Image Awards, as the show that recognizes entertainers of color ladled honors on...

Sanders on top: Key takeaways from the Nevada caucuses

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI | February 23, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders cruised to victory in the Nevada caucuses, heartening his supporters and stoking alarm among moderates who fear he is too liberal and would lose to President Donald Trump.Takeaways from the Nevada caucuses:SANDERS'...

The Latest: Warren thanks Nevada for keeping her in fight

February 22, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):7:55 p.m.Elizabeth Warren is thanking Nevada voters for keeping her campaign in the fight. She was addressing over 2,000 people at a campaign event in Seattle. She told...

Hero in Hanukkah attack declining $20K reward over Zionism

February 22, 2020

WEST NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — An Orthodox Jewish man credited as a hero for attacking a knife-wielding man who stabbed five people during a Hanukkah celebration north of New York City is refusing to take a $20,000 reward from established Jewish groups because...

Marchers support Assange ahead of London extradition hearing

By JILL LAWLESS | February 22, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of Julian Assange marched through London on Saturday to pressure the U.K. government into refusing to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to the United States to face spying charges.Famous backers, including Pink Floyd’s...

Probe finds sexual, physical abuse at school for the deaf

February 22, 2020

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An investigation has revealed multiple credible allegations of sexual and physical abuse by former faculty and staff spanning decades at a school for deaf children in Connecticut, school officials said Friday.The American...

South Sudan’s rivals form unity government meant to end war

By MAURA AJAK | February 22, 2020

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war Saturday as rival leaders formed a coalition government that many observers prayed would last this time around.A day after President Salva Kiir dissolved...

University of Michigan officials told of abuse decades ago

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — University of Michigan officials were warned more than four decades ago that one of its doctors was fondling patients during medical exams, but he continued working there despite a demotion and went on to allegedly abuse again...

Germany admits there’s a far-right problem, but what to do?

By DAVID RISING | February 22, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — As Germany's president expressed his sympathy and shock during a candlelight vigil for nine people killed by an immigrant-hating gunman, a woman called out from the crowd, demanding action, not words.But the country's leaders are struggling...