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A moving 'reunion' for descendants of Holocaust survivors

Oct. 23, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

WESTLAKE, Texas (AP) — Anna Salton Eisen found the old pictures of Jewish prisoners who survived the Holocaust in a folder her late father, George Lucius Salton, kept most of his life. The Texas woman recognized the names of some of the teens and young men from stories...

AP Week in Pictures: Global

Oct. 23, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

OCT. 16 - 22, 2021 The Olympic flame is lit to begin its journey to the Winter Games in Beijing. A crew conducts a dramatic rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. A diver discovers a shell-encrusted sword that dates back to the Crusades. And Muslim pilgrims...

A moving 'reunion' for descendants of Holocaust survivors

Oct. 23, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

WESTLAKE, Texas (AP) — Anna Salton Eisen found the old pictures — wallet-size, black-and-white images of Jewish prisoners who survived the Holocaust — in a folder her late father, George Lucius Salton, kept most of his life. The Texas woman recognized the names of...

Libya FM: Security, stability necessary to usher in new govt

Oct. 23, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s chief diplomat says the transitional government is working to hold long-awaited elections later this year, but security and political and economic stability are necessary for a peaceful transition to a new government. Foreign Minister...

Palestinian rights groups see muzzle in Israel's terror tag

Oct. 23, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Activists said Saturday they hope an international backlash will help reverse Israel's designation of six Palestinian human right groups as terrorist organizations, a label that effectively outlaws them. Two of the six groups said they would...

Secrecy shrouds Afghan refugees sent by US to base in Kosovo

Oct. 23, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is welcoming tens of thousands of Afghans airlifted out of Kabul but has disclosed little publicly about a small group who remain overseas: dozens who triggered potential security issues during security vetting and have been sent to an American base in the Balkan...

Iran provincial governor slapped in a rare security breach

Oct. 23, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The new governor of a northwestern Iranian province found himself slapped in the face by an angry man during his inauguration Saturday, an unusual breach of security in the Islamic Republic during a ceremony attended by the country's interior minister. ...

Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of net-zero emissions

Oct. 23, 2021 08:34 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the world's largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced Saturday it aims to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, joining more than 100 countries in a global effort to try and curb man-made climate change. ...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 23, 2021 06:10 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= ALAH 49, Villa Grove-Heritage Coop 22 Aledo (Mercer County) 36, Annawan/Wethersfield (FB Coop) 18 Algonquin (Jacobs) 47, Dundee-Crown 14 Amboy 46, Alden-Hebron 8 ...

Saudi Arabia announces ambitious net-zero target by 2060, joining more than 100 nations to curb man-made climate change

Oct. 23, 2021 02:45 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia announces ambitious net-zero target by 2060, joining more than 100 nations to curb man-made climate change.