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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Central Wisconsin Airport, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Mosinee, Wis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump heats up culture war in appeal to Wisconsin voters

Sep. 18, 2020 6:56 AM EDT

MOSINEE, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump stepped up his rhetoric on cultural issues, aiming to boost enthusiasm among rural Wisconsin voters as he tries to repeat his path to victory four years ago. Making his fifth visit to the pivotal battleground state this year, Trump views success in the...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Central Wisconsin Airport, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Mosinee, Wis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump heats up culture war in appeal to Wisconsin voters

Sep. 17, 2020 10:59 PM EDT

MOSINEE, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump stepped up his rhetoric Thursday on cultural issues, aiming to boost enthusiasm among rural Wisconsin voters as he tries to repeat his path to victory four years ago. Making his fifth visit to the pivotal battleground state this year, Trump views success in the...

UN enlists slew of celebrities for film on global issues

Sep. 14, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has enlisted a slew of celebrities including multi-Grammy winner Beyoncé, actor Don Cheadle and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai for a film promoting actions to tackle the world’s biggest issues from the COVID-19 pandemic to poverty and...

FILE- In this file photo dated Friday, April 17, 2015, a national library employee shows the gold Nobel Prize medal awarded to the late novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in Bogota, Colombia.  Swedish lawmaker Magnus Jacobsson tweeted Friday Sept. 11, 2020, that he has nominated the governments of the United States, Kosovo and Serbia for the Nobel Peace Prize, for their efforts to secure a peace agreement between the two former Balkan war foes. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, FILE)

US, Kosovo, Serbia Nobel Peace nominees for White House deal

Sep. 11, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A Swedish lawmaker said Friday that he has nominated the governments of the United States., Kosovo and Serbia for the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to secure a peace agreement between the two former Balkan war foes. Swedish parliament member Magnus Jacobsson tweeted that he...

FILE - In this Sunday, June 14, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up while walking across the tarmac as he boards Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J. Trump is returning to Washington. A far-right Norwegian lawmaker says he has nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Prize 2021 for his efforts to reach a peace agreement in the Middle East. Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament for the far-right Progress Party, said on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 that Trump should be considered for his work “for reaching a peace agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel which opens up for possible peace in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Norwegian lawmaker nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

Sep. 9, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An anti-immigrant Norwegian lawmaker said Wednesday that he has nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in the Middle East. Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian parliament for the populist Progress Party, said Trump should be...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2015 file photo, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and two-time Costa Rican President Oscar Arias looks at the media during the opening ceremony of the XV World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates at the University in Barcelona, Spain. The prosecutors' office said Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, that two women who had lodged sexual abuse complaints against the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and two-time Costa Rican President have withdrawn those complaints. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

2 women drop sex abuse case against Costa Rica ex-president

Sep. 7, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Two women who had lodged sexual abuse complaints against Nobel Peace Prize laureate and two-time Costa Rican President Oscar Arias have withdrawn those complaints. The prosecutors office said Monday that “the two victims decided not to continue the criminal...

Nobel laureate urges EU to act against Congo crimes

Aug. 31, 2020 10:33 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Congolese Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Denis Mukwege has urged European Union nations to bring people accused of war crimes and other major abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo to justice. Speaking to EU lawmakers via video-link on Monfsy, Mukwege called on member states to use the...

FILE - In this Sunday Dec. 9, 2018 file photo, Dr. Denis Mukwege from Congo prepares to listen to questions, with Nadia Murad from Iraq, at a media conference for the 2018 Nobel Laureates at the Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway. The United Nations human rights chief on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 called for a quick investigation into death threats against Congolese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege, saying Mukwege is a

Congolese Nobel Peace laureate Mukwege faces death threats

Aug. 28, 2020 8:40 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The United Nations human rights chief is calling for a quick investigation into death threats against Congolese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege. Michelle Bachelet on Friday said Mukwege is a “true hero" for his work as a human rights defender. The doctor founded...

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, does a socially distanced greeting with Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide during a short visit to Oslo, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. The visit is part of a round trip to several European countries. (Heiko Junge/NTB scanpix via AP)

Chinese minister urges multilateralism during European tour

Aug. 27, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called for multilateralism to be defended, warning Thursday during a visit to Norway that those principles are being challenged by “unilateralist and bullying acts.” Wang’s visit to Norway is part of his five-nation tour of...

FILE - In this March 15, 2019 file photo, Iraqi Yazidi women grieve during the exhumation process of a mass grave in Iraq's northwestern region of Sinjar. U.N. investigators have collected millions of call data records implicating Islamic State militants in atrocities committed in northern Iraq, but delays in passing a law to govern war crimes probes is hindering the pursuit of justice, according to the head of the investigation. The data will help geolocate suspects in and around Sinjar in the summer of 2014, when the extremists killed and enslaved thousands of Yazidis.  (AP Photo/Farid Abdulwahed, File)

Murad, Amal Clooney accuse leaders and UN of failing Yazidis

Aug. 3, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Six years after Islamic State fighters launched an attack on Iraq’s Yazidi minority, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney accused government leaders and the United Nations on Monday of failing to bring the extremists responsible for the...