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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie appears at a celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day at Seattle's City Hall.  Alexie is included in a list of authors who wrote books that were among the 100 most subjected to censorship efforts over the past decade, as compiled by the American Library Association. Alexie's prize-winning “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” came in at No. 1.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Alexie, Pilkey books among most 'challenged' of past decade

Sep. 27, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Toni Morrison is on the list. So are John Green and Harper Lee. And John Steinbeck and Margaret Atwood. All wrote books that were among the 100 most subjected to censorship efforts over the past decade, as compiled by the American Library Association. Sherman Alexie's prize-winning...

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 12, 2019 file photo, Jacqueline van Maarsen, left, and Albert Gomes de Mesquita, school friends of Anne Frank, talk to students during an event to mark what would have been Anne Frank's 90th birthday, in Amsterdam. Jacqueline van Maarsen laid the first stone Wednesday Sept. 23, 2020, at a new memorial under construction in Amsterdam to honor all Dutch victims of the Holocaust. (AP Photo/Michael C. Corder, File)

First stone laid at Dutch Holocaust Memorial in Amsterdam

Sep. 23, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A friend of World War II Jewish diarist Anne Frank laid the first stone Wednesday at a new memorial under construction in Amsterdam to honor all Dutch victims of the Holocaust. The ceremonial laying of the first stone, on which the name of a Dutch Holocaust victim was...

A man walk past portraits of former United Nations Secretary-Generals, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 at United Nations headquarters. In 2020, which marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, the annual high-level meeting of world leaders around the U.N. General Assembly will be very different from years past because of the coronavirus pandemic. Leaders will not be traveling to the United Nations in New York for their addresses, which will be prerecorded. Most events related to the gathering will be held virtually. No access to world leaders on the U.N. grounds will be possible, therefore, and access to most anything will be extremely curtailed. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Born to prevent war, UN at 75 faces a deeply polarized world

Sep. 21, 2020 9:42 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations marked its 75th anniversary Monday with its chief urging leaders of an increasingly polarized, go-it-alone world to work together and preserve the organization’s most important success since its founding: avoiding a military confrontation between the major...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Josef Schuster, center, President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, joined Bundestag President Wolfgang Schaeuble, left, Gideon Joffe, second left, Chairman of the Jewish Community of Berlin, and Dietmar Woidke, second right, Minister President of Brandenburg and current President of the Bundesrat, in the courtyard of the New Synagogue for a group photo at the ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Central Council of Jews in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The Central Council of Jews in Germany was founded on 19 July 1950 in Frankfurt am Main. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/Pool via AP)

Merkel slams anti-Semitism 'disgrace' on Jewish group's 70th

Sep. 15, 2020 7:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrated the renaissance of Jewish life in Germany but denounced the “disgrace” of increasingly open anti-Semitism and racism as she marked the 70th anniversary Tuesday of the country's main Jewish group. The Central Council of Jews was founded in 1950...

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, right, and Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi arrive to a news conference in front of the Liebermann Villa at the Wannsee lake in Berlin, Germany, August 27, 2020. (Michele Tantussi/Pool Photo via AP)

Germany, Israel agree continued Iran arms embargo important

Aug. 27, 2020 5:38 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Foreign Minister Heiko Maas agreed with his Israeli counterpart Thursday that an effort must be made to extend a weapon embargo on Iran, while stressing Germany still sees the landmark 2015 deal between Tehran and world powers as the best way to prevent the country from obtaining a nuclear...

Netherlands extradites far-right suspect to Germany

Aug. 27, 2020 4:02 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German man wanted on allegations he helped spearhead a far-right group that posted pro-Nazi and anti-Semitic material online has been extradited from the Netherlands, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Fadi J., who was arrested in July over the border in Heerlen, was returned to Germany on...

WWII memory wall defaced in massacred French village

Aug. 22, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French politicians of all political views roundly condemned Saturday graffiti denying the Holocaust that was scrawled on a wall in the village that was the site of the France's biggest massacre of civilians by the Nazis during World War II. The rare display of unity, from French President...

A pilot from Israel, left, and a pilot from Germany, right, pose in front of an Eurofighter at the airbase in Noervenich, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. Pilots from Israel and Germany will fly together the next two weeks during the first joint military Air Force exercises between the two nations in Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Germany welcomes Israeli air force for first joint exercise

Aug. 20, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

NOERVENICH, Germany (AP) — Germany has welcomed military aircraft from Israel to its airspace for their first joint combat exercises in German territory, a milestone which both air forces praised Thursday as a sign of the intensive cooperation between the two countries. “It was very emotional for...

FILE - This May 12, 2005 file photo shows a visitor viewing the Impressionist painting called

Appeals court rules Spanish museum can keep looted Nazi art

Aug. 18, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has ruled that a Camille Pissarro painting a Jewish woman traded to the Nazis to escape the Holocaust in 1939 may remain the property of a Spanish museum that acquired it more than a half-century later. The unanimous ruling issued Monday by a three-judge panel of...

German air force Bundeswehr Eurofighters and an Israeli Air Force jets fly in formation over the Fuerstenfeldbruck airbase in commemoration of the 1972 Olympic Games assassination attempt in Fuerstenfeldbruck, Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. The attempt to rescue the hostages failed at the airbase in Fuerstenfeldbruck in 1972and the hostages perished. It is the Israeli Air Force's first time conducting joint air combat exercises in Germany. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

Israeli, German military jets overfly Dachau in tribute

Aug. 18, 2020 6:57 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German and Israeli Air Force jets flew over the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau on Tuesday in tribute to the Jews and others killed there in the Holocaust. Two Israeli F-16s and two German Eurofighters escorted an Israeli Air Force Gulfstream G-550 carrying the commanders of both air...