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Man sentenced to 2nd life term in Charlottesville car attack

Jul. 15, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life in prison plus 419 years Monday for deliberately driving his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters during a rally in Virginia, killing one woman and injuring dozens. James Alex Fields Jr., 22, remained stoic as Circuit Court...

The Latest: Charlottesville victims describe pain of attack

Jul. 15, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the state sentencing of a man convicted on federal hate crime charges related to a white nationalist rally (all times local): 4 p.m. A woman who was seriously hurt in a car attack on anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia called the man...

Taiwan party picks mayor over ex-Foxconn chief for 2020 run

Jul. 15, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's main opposition party picked a pro-China populist mayor Monday as its candidate for the 2020 presidential race against an incumbent who often bashes Beijing. The Nationalist Party said Han Kuo-yu had won the presidential primary after opinion poll results gave him a 45...

Israeli minister's remarks on gays widely condemned

Jul. 14, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's new education minister's remarks in favor of "conversion therapy," a controversial technique that seeks to turn gays into heterosexuals, came under widespread criticism and led hundreds to protest Sunday. Rafi Peretz, who leads a small religious nationalist party, said in a...

Biden promises to end 'forever wars' as president

Jul. 11, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Biden promised on Thursday his White House would end "forever wars" and reassert American leadership to combat authoritarianism and global instability, which he says are proliferating under President Donald Trump. "The world's democracies look to America to stand for the values that...

Israeli minister likens Jewish intermarriage to 'Holocaust'

Jul. 9, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's new education minister has likened intermarriage among North American Jews to the Holocaust in a recent Cabinet meeting. A spokesman for Education Minister Rafi Peretz confirmed Tuesday that Peretz said that "assimilation is like the Holocaust" in a July 1 session. Peretz is...

Greek election: Voters crave return to mainstream politics

Jul. 5, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek voters appear set to defy a surge of support populist parties across Europe in a general election Sunday, with the pro-EU center-right opposition firmly in the lead. Left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called the snap poll after being trounced in May's European parliamentary...

Bangladesh court sentences 9 to death for '94 Hasina attack

Jul. 3, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A court in Bangladesh has sentenced nine opposition activists to death and 25 others to life in prison for an attack on a train carrying political leader Sheikh Hasina 24 years ago. The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, led by Hasina's archrival and former Prime...

Indian political scion Rahul Gandhi resigns as party leader

Jul. 3, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rahul Gandhi resigned Wednesday as president of India's opposition Congress party, long led by his politically powerful family, to take responsibility for its crushing defeat in recent elections. Gandhi announced his resignation on Twitter, saying he was stepping down because...

White nationalist sentenced in California Capitol melee

Jul. 3, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The only white supremacist charged in a 2016 melee at the California state Capitol that injured at least 14 people was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison. William Scott Planer, 36, pleaded no contest in April to assault likely to produce great bodily injury. Sacramento...