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World remembers Holocaust as antisemitism rises in pandemic

Jan. 27, 2022 15:36 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Survivors recalled their agony to a world they fear is forgetting, Israel's parliamentary speaker wept in the German parliament and politicians warned of a resurgence of antisemitism on Thursday's International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The day falls on the...

Autopsy says violence caused death of detained Palestinian

Jan. 27, 2022 14:16 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — An autopsy has found that a 78-year-old Palestinian man who was pronounced dead shortly after being detained by Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank died of a heart attack caused by “external violence.” The autopsy, undertaken by three Palestinian doctors,...

Ukraine crisis updates: What to know as tensions rise

Jan. 27, 2022 13:28 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The United States and NATO have made no concessions to the main Russian demands to resolve the crisis over Ukraine, including giving Moscow a guarantee that its western neighbor can never join the alliance. The focus is now on how Russia will respond — a...

Dozens of armed militants still hold corner of Syria prison

Jan. 27, 2022 13:05 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Dozens of armed Islamic State militants remained holed up in the last occupied section of a Syrian prison, U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces said Thursday. The two sides clashed a day after the Syrian Democratic Forces announced they had regained full control of the facility. ...

Saudi-led coalition says it's probing deadly prison strike

Jan. 27, 2022 11:51 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The Saud Arabia-led coalition at war in Yemen announced Thursday it is investigating an airstrike on a detention facility there that killed dozens of people. The strike last week on the prison in the north of the country was one of the deadliest single attacks in the...

Poland starts building metal wall on border with Belarus

Jan. 27, 2022 11:46 AM EST

KUZNICA, Poland (AP) — Construction workers with heavy machinery have started work on Poland’s border with Belarus on a $394 million wall to stop migrants pushed across by Belarus in what the European Union calls a “hybrid attack.” Reporters were allowed Thursday to see the...

Group warns of potential catastrophe on old tanker off Yemen

Jan. 27, 2022 10:40 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A leading environmental group warned Thursday of a potential major oil leak or explosion on an aging oil tanker moored off of Yemen's Red Sea coast. The neglected vessel is loaded with more than a million barrels of crude oil. Greenpeace released a report listing the...

Iran state TV shows dissidents' images after apparent hack

Jan. 27, 2022 10:38 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Multiple channels of Iran's state television broadcast images on Thursday showing the leaders of an exiled dissident group and a graphic calling for the death of the country's supreme leader, an incident that authorities later described as a hack. ...

NATO back in its comfort zone after the chaos of Afghanistan

Jan. 27, 2022 10:32 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO is right back in its element. As tensions mount with Russia, the world’s biggest military organization is focused on security: defending the territory of its 30 member countries. That involves deterring any attempt to destabilize countries on its eastern flank like Estonia,...

Rihanna's Savage X Fenty raises $125M with new UAE investors

Jan. 27, 2022 10:23 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Abu Dhabi-based investment firm linked to a top security official in the United Arab Emirates said Thursday it has invested $25 million in Savage X Fenty, the lingerie company co-founded by megastar and business mogul Rihanna. Savage X Fenty...