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FILE — In this Feb. 13, 2020 file photo, former South African President FW de Klerk waits for President Cyril Ramaphosa to deliver his State of the Nation Address in Cape Town, South Africa. De Klerk on Monday Feb. 17 apologized and withdrew his statement that the country's former harsh system of racial separation known as apartheid was not a crime against humanity. (Sumaya Hisham /Pool Photo via AP/File)

Ex-South African leader de Klerk sorry for apartheid comment

Feb. 17, 2020 9:32 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African president FW de Klerk on Monday apologized and withdrew his statement that the country's former harsh system of racial separation known as apartheid was not a crime against humanity. De Klerk, the last president under apartheid, caused an uproar with the comment...

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, Ethiopian men read newspapers and drink coffee at a cafe during a declared state of emergency and internet shurdown in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopian lawmakers on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 approved a controversial law aimed at curbing hate speech and disinformation just months ahead of a major election but some worry the new law will restrict freedom of expression in a country that once jailed thousands of people, including journalists, over political views. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)

Ethiopia approves controversial law curbing hate speech

Feb. 13, 2020 8:11 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian lawmakers on Thursday approved a controversial law aimed at curbing hate speech and disinformation, especially online, just months ahead of a major election. The law’s approval, with 23 lawmakers opposing and two abstaining, came amid concerns over widespread...

Chairman of the Polar Music Prize jury, Alfons Karabuda announces the 2020 Polar Music Prize winners are singer Anna Netrebkoze and song writer Dianne Warren, in Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020.  American songwriter Diane Warren and Russian soprano Anna Netrebko are the winners of this year's Polar Music Prize. (Janerik Henriksson / TT via AP)

US songwriter, Russian soprano win 2020 Polar Music Prizes

Feb. 11, 2020 9:19 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — American songwriter Diane Warren and Russian soprano Anna Netrebko are the winners of this year's Polar Music Prizes, the Swedish award often described as the Nobel Prizes of music. The judging panel for the 2020 prizes announced Tuesday called Warren “a master of writing...

Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Feb. 3, 2020 4:47 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two lawmakers in Sweden have nominated Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling, who are both members of Sweden’s Left Party, said Monday that Thunberg “has worked hard to make politicians open...

Gene-editing tool's pioneers win Israel's Wolf Prize

Jan. 13, 2020 1:30 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two global pioneers of modern gene-editing technology were awarded Monday Israel's prestigious Wolf Prize in medicine. The Wolf Foundation said it was recognizing Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier for their work in developing the gene-editing tool CRISPR. Their research has the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump says Pelosi, Dems defended Iran general

Jan. 13, 2020 12:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's relentless attacks on the impeachment investigation and Democrats' stance on Iran strained the truth on various fronts, from claiming that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani to asserting that even Ukraine's president said Trump did...

In this Jan. 9, 2020, photo, President Donald Trump speaks on proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's distortions are across the board

Jan. 11, 2020 6:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump systematically fabricated his record before boisterous supporters and the eyes of the world this past week. To a core question — did the U.S. killing of an Iranian general avoid an imminent attack on U.S. interests? — there is no definitive answer days...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Mich. From foreign policy initiatives to the choice of music at White House events, from the prevalence of “Merry Christmas” greetings to the title of the new USMCA trade deal, Trump is happy to give himself a public pat on the back _ repeatedly _ for his great ideas. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

Trump goes out of his way to take a bow, again

Jan. 11, 2020 8:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was wonderful news: Researchers reported this past week the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate during 2017. And President Donald Trump didn’t miss the chance to take a bow. Trump tweeted: “U.S. Cancer Death Rate Lowest In Recorded History! A lot...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Huntington Center, in Toledo, Ohio. Video of U.S. President Donald Trump saying he had a hand in the latest Nobel Peace Prize has gone viral in Ethiopia after Trump asserted during a rally in the U.S. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 that he had

Puzzlement in Ethiopia as Trump claims hand in Nobel prize

Jan. 10, 2020 10:53 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Video of U.S. President Donald Trump saying he had a hand in the latest Nobel Peace Prize has gone viral in Ethiopia after Trump asserted that he had “made a deal” to save the country. The comments during a rally in the U.S. on Thursday don’t mention the...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Toledo, Ohio. (AP Photo/ Jacquelyn Martin)

Trump boasts Iranian general's death was 'American justice'

Jan. 10, 2020 1:45 AM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump used his first campaign election rally of 2020 to argue that he served up “American justice" by ordering a drone strike to take out Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, while jeering Democratic leaders for questioning his decision to carry out the attack without...