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Renowned conservationist Jane Goodall wins Templeton Prize

May. 20, 2021 07:06 AM EDT

Jane Goodall, the conservationist renowned for her expertise on chimpanzees and her globe-spanning advocacy of environmental causes, was named Thursday as this year’s winner of the prestigious Templeton Prize, honoring individuals whose life’s work embodies a fusion of science and...

NATO military exercises launched in Albania

Apr. 29, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — NATO has launched joint military exercises in Albania with thousands of military forces from the United States and other countries in the first such large-scale drills since World War II in the Western Balkans, a U.S. army official said Thursday. ...

Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel gets seat at National Cathedral

Apr. 28, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington National Cathedral, the massive Episcopal house of worship that prides itself on being an unfinished work-in-progress whose stones and stained glass tell the story of the 20th and 21st centuries, is unveiling its newest addition: a carving of iconic author,...

Albania signs 104 million-euro deal to build new airport

Apr. 20, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania on Tuesday signed a contract with a Swiss-based consortium to build a 104 million-euro ($125 million) new international airport. Lugano-based Mabco Constructions will make preparatory work, environmental, archaeological and other paper...

Religious leaders recall Prince Philip's spiritual curiosity

Apr. 11, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Churches in Britain held services Sunday to remember Prince Philip as people of many religions reflected on a man whose gruff exterior hid a strong personal faith and deep curiosity about others’ beliefs. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby led a...

'How many of us will be left?' Catholic nuns face loss, pain

Apr. 09, 2021 07:40 AM EDT

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — At the front desk, the kindly nun who greeted visitors is missing, and in the chapel, where stained glass paints the walls with pastels, she no longer waves hello from the last pew on the left. In the convent’s living room, Sister Mary Evelyn Labik isn’t resting...

'How many of us will be left?' Catholic nuns face loss, pain

Apr. 09, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The nuns’ daily email update was overtaken by news of infections. Ambulances blared into the driveways of their convents. Prayers for the sick went unanswered, prayers for the dead grew monotonous and, their cloistered world suddenly caving in, some of the...

Training opens 'a window of hope' for Albanian rug-weavers

Apr. 04, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

KUKES, Albania (AP) — Hate Ora has been weaving carpets and rugs for more than half a century, since learning the craft as a child by sneaking into her aunt's workshop. Ora, 64, is now teaching the methods she picked up and perfected to her daughter, nieces and other...

Albanian parties break some virus rules to launch campaigns

Mar. 25, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s opposition on Thursday defied virus restrictions to hold a rally in the capital of Tirana to launch its electoral campaign. The governing left-wing Socialist Party of Prime Minister Edi Rama also held a rally in separate 10-person...