WARSAW, Poland | Polish PM cancels Israel visit amid new Holocaust tensions

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki canceled his plans to attend a meeting of central European leaders in Israel starting Monday amid new tensions over how Polish behavior during the Holocaust is remembered and characterized. Morawiecki informed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s of his decision by phone Sunday, Michal Dworczyk, who heads … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Polish PM cancels Israel visit amid new Holocaust tensions

ISLAMABAD | Saudi crown prince arrives in Pakistan for regional visit

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began his four-day regional visit on Sunday, arriving in Pakistan where he is expected to sign agreements worth billions of dollars to help the Islamic nation overcome its financial crisis. Prime Minister Imran Khan and top government and military officials greeted him at Islamabad’s … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Saudi crown prince arrives in Pakistan for regional visit

YOLA, Nigeria | In Nigeria’s tight election, Christian vote is seen as key

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Ask worshippers at St. Charles Catholic Church what they want most from Nigeria’s presidential election, and the answer is peace. “We don’t want any more bloodshed in Nigeria,” said Everistus Suburu, vice chairman of the church in the northern state of Kano. “We are tired of (Islamic extremist group) Boko Haram.” … Continue reading YOLA, Nigeria | In Nigeria’s tight election, Christian vote is seen as key

JERUSALEM | Israel to withhold $138 million in Palestinian funds

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Sunday it will withhold over $138 million from the Palestinian Authority for payments given to families of Palestinians who carried out attacks against Israelis. The government’s security Cabinet said it was implementing a law passed last year allowing Israel to withhold funds used to pay stipends to Palestinian attackers and … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israel to withhold $138 million in Palestinian funds

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. | White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A top adviser to President Donald Trump indicated Sunday that Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove of his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border. White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told “Fox News Sunday” that “the … Continue reading WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. | White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency

AURORA, Ill. | Aurora shooting raises questions over gun permit checks

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An initial background check five years ago failed to flag an out-of-state felony conviction that would have prevented a man from buying the gun he used to kill five co-workers and wound six other people, including five responding police officers, at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant, authorities say. Gary Martin, who … Continue reading AURORA, Ill. | Aurora shooting raises questions over gun permit checks

LOS ANGELES | ‘Alita’ leads a slow Presidents Day box office weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sci-fi fantasy “Alita: Battle Angel” has topped the charts in its first weekend in theaters, but it is leading one of the slowest Presidents Day weekends at the box office in years and has a ways to go to make up its costly production budget. 20th Century Fox says Sunday … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | ‘Alita’ leads a slow Presidents Day box office weekend

NEW YORK | Lee Radziwill, stylish sister of Jackie Kennedy, dies at 85

NEW YORK (AP) — Lee Radziwill, the stylish jet setter and socialite who found friends, lovers and other adventures worldwide while bonding and competing with her sister Jacqueline Kennedy, has died. She was 85. Anna Christina Radziwill told The New York Times her mother died Friday of what she described as natural causes. The Associated … Continue reading NEW YORK | Lee Radziwill, stylish sister of Jackie Kennedy, dies at 85