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Thousands rally in France to oppose recent anti-Semitic acts
PARIS (AP) Rallies against anti-Semitism attracted crowds of thousands in Paris and other French cities Tuesday following a series of aggressive acts with Jewish targets, including a cemetery where about 80 gravestones were spray-painted with swastikas overnight.
Feb 19 8:43PM Nation/World

Georgia voting problems highlighted in congressional hearing
ATLANTA (AP) Strict voter registration requirements, polling place confusion and other obstacles Georgia voters faced in 2018 show why federal oversight of elections is still needed in places with a history of discrimination, said several people who testified Tuesday
Feb 19 8:41PM Nation/World

Pennsylvania college trustee quits over Nazi uniform photo
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) A Pennsylvania college trustee is apologizing and resigning after a student found a 1980 yearbook photo in which he wore a Nazi uniform at a fraternity social event.
Feb 19 8:39PM Nation/World

Police seek 2nd site in deaths of 4 in western Michigan
SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) Authorities say evidence at the scene suggests some of the three children and one adult found fatally shot in a house in western Michigan may have been killed somewhere else.
Feb 19 8:38PM Nation/World

Venezuela shutting sea links to Dutch Caribbean amid turmoil
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) A Venezuelan official said Tuesday that the country is banning sea trips to and from three Dutch Caribbean islands a region that has been linked to efforts to undermine President Nicolas Maduro by sending emergency
Feb 19 8:36PM Nation/World

Egypt detains, expels NY Times reporter entering at airport
CAIRO (AP) Egyptian authorities have detained and expelled a New York Times journalist upon his arrival at Cairo international airport, the latest move in the country's crackdown on free speech and the media.
Feb 19 4:27PM Nation/World

US stocks mixed ahead of more China-US trade talks
Stocks wavered between small gains and losses in morning trading on Wall Street Tuesday as U.S. markets reopened following the Presidents Day holiday and as investors sized up the latest company earnings reports.
Feb 19 4:27PM Nation/World

Beijing's Forbidden City illuminated for Lantern Festival
BEIJING (AP) Beijing's Forbidden City has been illuminated and opened to the general public for night visits for the first time to celebrate China's Lantern Festival.
Feb 19 4:24PM Nation/World

EU gets heavy-duty on pollution: 1st standards for trucks
BRUSSELS (AP) The European Union on Tuesday reached a tentative agreement on the first specific EU standards for trucks, seeking to get polluting CO2 levels down.
Feb 19 4:23PM Nation/World

A look at companies moving UK business in the age of Brexit
LONDON (AP) Honda's decision to close a plant in Britain comes at a time when businesses are worrying about the potential impact of the country's looming departure from the European Union.
Feb 19 4:18PM Nation/World

16 states sue Trump over emergency wall declaration
This 'emergency' is a national disgrace," California Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a statement.
Feb 19 9:26AM Nation/World

Cairo policeman dies, death toll in suicide blast now at 3
CAIRO (AP) The death toll from a late-night suicide blast near Cairo's famed tourist market rose to three on Tuesday after a police officer died of his wounds, Egyptian security officials said.
Feb 19 9:22AM Nation/World

Honda to shut plant in Britain, imperiling 3,500 jobs
TOKYO (AP) Honda Motor Co. plans to close its car factory in western England in 2021, the company said Tuesday, in a fresh blow to the British economy as it faces its March 29 exit from the European Union.
Feb 19 9:21AM Nation/World

Exposed Chinese database shows depth of surveillance state
BEIJING (AP) The Chinese database Victor Gevers found online was not just a collection of old personal details.
Feb 19 8:49AM Nation/World

Cheap and green: Pyongyang upgrades its mass transit system
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) Pyongyang is upgrading its overcrowded mass transit system with brand new subway cars, trams and buses in a campaign meant to show that leader Kim Jong Un is raising the country's standard of living.
Feb 19 8:42AM Nation/World

Indonesia makes 2032 Olympics bid official
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) Indonesia has officially joined bidding to host the 2032 Olympics following its success staging the Asian Games last year, the deputy chairman of its national Olympic committee said Tuesday, highlighting the rising ambitions of the giant
Feb 19 8:40AM Nation/World

EU chief: UK voting in European election would be a 'joke
BERLIN (AP) EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he can't rule out that a delayed Brexit could mean the United Kingdom would participate in this spring's European Parliament election.
Feb 19 8:39AM Nation/World

China's economy czar heading to Washington for trade talks
BEIJING (AP) China's economy czar is heading to Washington for talks Thursday and Friday aimed at ending a fight over Beijing's technology ambitions ahead of a deadline for a massive U.S. tariff hike.
Feb 19 8:34AM Nation/World

Israeli leader hosts east European PMs after summit scrapped
JERUSALEM (AP) Israel's prime minister is meeting with his Slovakian counterpart in a first set of sit-downs with Eastern European leaders after a high-profile summit was cancelled over a rift with Poland.
Feb 19 8:30AM Nation/World

Australian Anglican set to be defrocked over abuse inaction
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) An assistant bishop is set to become the most senior Anglican in Australia to be defrocked after a church committee on Tuesday found he took no action when he was told a priest had sexually abused
Feb 19 8:24AM Nation/World