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FILE — In this Saturday, March 7, 2020 file photo, a cleric, right, assists a medic treating a patient infected with the new coronavirus, at a hospital in Qom, about 80 miles (125 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran. Nine out of 10 cases of the virus in the Middle East come from the Islamic Republic. Fears remain that Iran may be underreporting its cases. Days of denials gave the virus time to spread as the country marked the 41st anniversary of its 1979 Islamic Revolution with mass demonstrations. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (Mohammad Ali Marizad/Rasa News Agency via AP, File)

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Mar. 20, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 244,000 people and killed more than 10,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. Almost 86,000 people have recovered so...

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo, friends and relatives hold up photos of victims of a shooting, in Hanau, Germany. The rampage this week in Germany in which a gunman killed nine people with foreign backgrounds was the country's third deadly far-right attack in a matter of months. German leaders openly acknowledge there is a problem, but so far, identifying a solution has been elusive. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

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

Feb. 22, 2020 9:52 AM EST

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 to figure out how to counter a recent rise in...

Friends and relatives hold up photos of victims of a shooting, in Hanau, Germany, on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. A 43-year-old German man shot dead nine people of immigrant backgrounds in the Frankfurt suburb of Hanau on Wednesday night before killing his mother and himself. He left a number of rambling texts and videos espousing racist views. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Grief, anger and calls for action after shooting in Germany

Feb. 21, 2020 5:04 PM EST

HANAU, Germany (AP) — Gokhan Gultekin’s juggling act was in many ways typical of Hanau’s Turkish community: taking care of frail parents, hustling to work at a late-night cafe, making some cash on the side at a second job and attending Friday prayers at the mosque across town. On Friday,...

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier speaks at the opening session on the first day of the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)b

German president criticizes US stance at security conference

Feb. 14, 2020 9:35 AM EST

MUNICH (AP) — Germany's president criticized the U.S. administration at a security conference on Friday for appearing to reject “even the idea of an international community.” President Frank-Walter Steinmeier's comments were made in an opening speech at the Munich Security Conference, an...

People form a human chain on the banks of the Elbe river with the historical old town in background, marking the 75th anniversary of the destruction of Dresden in the Second World War, in Dresden, Germany, Thursday Feb. 13, 2020.  A 1945 allied bombing campaign reduced the centre of Dresden to rubble leaving about 25,000 people dead. (Robert Michael/dpa via AP)

German president marks Dresden bombing, warns of rising hate

Feb. 13, 2020 3:44 PM EST

DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Germany's president called Thursday for his countrymen to stand up to extremism and nationalism, warning that hatred and a desire for authoritarianism are on the rise again in Europe, including in his country. Speaking at a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the bombing of...

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier takes part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the World Holocaust Forum marking 75 years since the liberation of the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz, at Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial centre in Jerusalem, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Ronen Zvulun, Pool via AP)

Israel's Holocaust museum apologizes for inaccurate videos

Feb. 3, 2020 11:10 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial, issued an apology Monday for videos presented during a ceremony attended by world leaders last month, saying they included “a number of inaccuracies.” Dan Michman, head of Yad Vashem's International Institute for Holocaust Research,...