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Leader of movement to remember Holocaust victims dies at 93

Feb. 20, 2018 6:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Holocaust survivor Sam Bloch, who dedicated his life to preserving the memory of the victims of Nazi atrocities, has died at age 93. He died of congestive heart failure on Feb. 4 at his home in New York, said his son-in-law, Menachem Rosensaft. Bloch, who grew up in an area that was then...

Parts of Warsaw Ghetto wall to become historic monuments

Feb. 20, 2018 11:53 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two sections of the wall that isolated the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II should be added to a list of historical monuments, a regional conservation official in Poland said Tuesday. A proposal to list the red brick wall still standing at 53 Sienna Street says the barrier should be...

Police reject German nationalists' criticism over march

Feb. 20, 2018 11:09 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police have dismissed a nationalist party's claim that officers failed to protect participants in a weekend protest march. Several hundred people, including members of the Alternative for Germany party and far-right activists, marched in the German capital on Saturday to protest the...

Woman in burqa attacked, abused in Berlin

Feb. 20, 2018 10:46 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German police say a Muslim woman wearing a veil covering her entire face and body was attacked and verbally abused inside a Berlin store. Police said Tuesday a 28-year-old woman insulted the victim and ripped the veil of the burqa from her head. The attacker then followed the 54-year-old...

The Latest: Highly-decorated Virtue, Moir win ice dancing

Feb. 20, 2018 10:41 AM EST

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 12:20 a.m. Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir dazzled their way to Olympic gold in ice dancing on Day 11 of the Pyeongchang Games, becoming the most decorated figure skaters in history. Martin Fourcade produced a...

The Latest: Greece jails Palestinian over migrant smuggling

Feb. 20, 2018 10:17 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on migrant issues in Europe (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A Greek court in the northern city of Thessaloniki has convicted a Palestinian man of running a major migrant-smuggling ring and sentenced him to 13 years in prison. Judges ruled Tuesday that 29-year-old Jamal Owda was...

Fourcade first to win 3 gold medals at Pyeongchang Olympics

Feb. 20, 2018 10:15 AM EST

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Nobody in French history has won more Olympic gold medals than Martin Fourcade. Nobody has won more gold medals so far at the Pyeongchang Winter Games than the French biathlete. Yet Fourcade refused to make the night about himself despite anchoring France to a...

Germany leads, US 2nd after 2 runs of women's bobsled

Feb. 20, 2018 9:46 AM EST

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Elana Meyers Taylor went to sleep four years ago after the first night of her Olympic competition holding the lead, and her mind couldn't stop racing. She plans on sleeping better this time. Germany's Mariama Jamanka and Lisa Buckwitz are the leaders at the midway point of...

German Social Democrats voting on coalition pact with Merkel

Feb. 20, 2018 7:43 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Members of Germany's center-left Social Democratic Party have started voting on whether to accept the coalition agreement negotiated by their leaders with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc on forming a new government. SPD leaders promised to give the party's 463,000 members the...

Report: EU would squeeze US juice, whiskey in trade spat

Feb. 20, 2018 7:36 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German newspaper reports the European Union is drawing up a list of U.S. products to target — including orange juice and Kentucky bourbon — if Washington restricts imports of aluminum and steel. The U.S. Commerce Department last week urged President Donald Trump to impose...