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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)
September 23, 2020 - 10:20 am
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...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2020 file photo, a VW ID.4 stands in front of the Frauenkirche on the occasion of a Volkswagen vehicle presentation on the Neumarkt in Dresden, Germany. Germany's Volkswagen is unveiling the ID.4, the battery-powered sport-utility vehicle that is headed for global markets including the United States and China, as the company takes a major step forward in its campaign to make electric cars a mass-market choice. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP, File)
September 23, 2020 - 10:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Wednesday they have filed charges against eight more Volkswagen employees accused of involvement in the company's diesel scandal, which saw it sell cars fitted with software that let them cheat on emissions tests. Prosecutors in Braunschweig did not identify...
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This cover image released by Simon & Schuster shows "Rage" by Bob Woodward. (Simon & Schuster via AP)
September 23, 2020 - 9:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Woodward's “Rage” sold more than 600,000 copies in its first week of publication, continuing a yearlong wave of blockbuster books about President Donald Trump. Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday that Woodward's book will be going into its fourth printing, with total books...
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Sniffer dogs named K'ssi, left and Miina react with trainer Susanna Paavilainen at the Helsinki airport in Vantaa, Finland, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Four corona sniffer dogs are trained to detect the Covid-19 virus from the arriving passengers samples at the airport. (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP)
September 23, 2020 - 9:26 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Finland has deployed coronavirus-sniffing dogs at the Nordic country’s main international airport in a four-month trial of an alternative testing method that could become a cost-friendly and quick way to identify infected travelers. Four dogs of different breeds trained by Finland’s...
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In this image made from UNTV video, delegates attend the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at UN headquarters in New York. The U.N.'s first virtual meeting of world leaders started Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from some of the planet's biggest powers, kept at home by the coronavirus pandemic that will likely be a dominant theme at their video gathering this year. (UNTV via AP)
September 23, 2020 - 9:25 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 9 a.m. The chairman of Bosnia’s three-member presidency is urging the world’s nations at their first virtual U.N. meeting to make a coronavirus vaccine available to all of mankind. Sefik Dzaferovic said in his pre-...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 1973 file photo, President Richard Nixon speaks near Orlando, Fla. to the Associated Press Managing Editors annual meeting. Nixon told the APME "I am not a crook." There were two men in 1980s Manhattan who craved validation — one a past president, one a future president. That’s how a thirty-something Donald Trump and a seventy-ish Richard Nixon struck up a decade-long correspondence in the 1980s that meandered from football and real estate to Vietnam and media strategy. Their letters are being revealed for the first time in an exhibit that opens Thursday at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum. (AP Photo)
September 23, 2020 - 9:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — They were two men in Manhattan who craved the same thing: validation. One was a brash, young real estate developer looking to put his stamp on New York, the other a disgraced elder statesman bent on repairing his reputation. That’s how a thirty-something Donald Trump and a seventy...
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In this image made from UNTV video, French President Emmanuel Macron speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at UN headquarters. The U.N.'s first virtual meeting of world leaders started Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from some of the planet's biggest powers, kept at home by the coronavirus pandemic that will likely be a dominant theme at their video gathering this year. (UNTV via AP)
September 23, 2020 - 8:57 am
PARIS (AP) — France’s president wants to expand paternity leave to one month — and require fathers to take time off with their newborns. President Emmanuel Macron announced the plan on Instagram before visiting a child-care facility on Wednesday. “When a baby arrives in the world, there is no...
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September 23, 2020 - 8:24 am
MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — When a shark attacked her husband during a snorkeling trip in the Florida Keys, his pregnant wife didn't think twice, jumping out of a boat to pull him to safety, a sheriff's deputy said. Andrew Eddy, 30, was on a private boat with his wife, Margot Dukes-Eddy and her family at...
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Olaf Scholz, Federal Minister of Finance, attends the meeting of the Federal Cabinet in the Federal Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Sept. 23, 2020. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
September 23, 2020 - 8:02 am
Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a 2021 budget that foresees significant borrowing for the second consecutive year as Europe's biggest economy tries to lessen the fallout of the coronavirus crisis. The budget plan calls for spending of 413.4 billion euros ($485 billion) next year, down from...
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A woman wearing a face mask checks her cellphone downtown in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
September 23, 2020 - 7:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's coronavirus tracing app has been used to transmit 1.2 million test results from labs to users during its first 100 days, officials said Wednesday. The Corona-Warn-App, downloaded more than 18 million times since its launch in June, was touted by the government as a key tool...
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