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LONDON | Bono to Congress: Thanks for ignoring Trump on AIDS funding

LONDON  — Bono has a message for the U.S. Congress: Thanks for ignoring President Donald Trump. Trump has sought to slash hundreds of millions from U.S. funding for AIDS programs, but the U2 lead singer tells The Associated Press that members of Congress, “right and left,” have so far turned him down. His message? “Thank … Continue reading LONDON | Bono to Congress: Thanks for ignoring Trump on AIDS funding

DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria reopens national museum closed 6 years by civil war

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian officials, foreign archeologists and restoration specialists attended the reopening ceremony of the Syria’s National Museum in the heart of Damascus on Sunday, more than six years after the prominent institution was shut down and emptied as the country’s civil war encroached on the capital. The reopening of the museum was hailed … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria reopens national museum closed 6 years by civil war

DAMASCUS, Syria | Shut for over 6 years, Syria’s national museum reopens

DAMASCUS, Syria— Syrian officials have reopened the country’s National Museum in Damascus more than six years after the prominent institution was shut down and emptied as the country’s civil war encroached on the capital. Syria’s Culture Minister Mohamed al-Ahmad told reporters Sunday that the reopening sends a “genuine message” that Syria’s heritage has not been … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Shut for over 6 years, Syria’s national museum reopens

RIO DE JANEIRO | Museum: Centuries old Torah not burned in Rio blaze

RIO DE JANEIRO  — Brazil’s National Museum said Wednesday that centuries-old Torah scrolls, considered to be some of Judaism’s oldest documents, had been moved before a massive fire ravaged the place and gutted much of the largest collections of national history artifacts in Latin America. Questions about the fate of the scrolls had swirled since … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Museum: Centuries old Torah not burned in Rio blaze

RIO DE JANEIRO | After Rio museum fire, questions about cause, what survived

RIO DE JANEIRO  — Forensic investigators and researchers awaited access Tuesday to the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro, gutted in a fire, to find out how the blaze began and what remains of the 20 million artifacts that made the museum one of the most important in Latin America. After a fire tore through … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | After Rio museum fire, questions about cause, what survived

RIO DE JANEIRO | Firefighters going through burned-out National Museum

RIO DE JANEIRO— The Latest on the fire at Brazil’s National Museum (all times local): 3:13 p.m. Brazil’s National Museum was so strapped for cash that it turned to crowdfunding to reopen an exhibition that closed after a termite infestation. Officials sought at least $7,000 earlier this year on a crowd funding site to rebuild … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Firefighters going through burned-out National Museum

RIO DE JANEIRO | Burned National Museum in Rio had relics from around world

RIO DE JANEIRO  — Brazil’s National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, which suffered a massive fire late Sunday, boasted the largest archive of historical artifacts and documents in Latin America, some 20 million pieces from around the globe. Museum officials say it’s too soon to say what had been lost or spared, as firefighters were … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Burned National Museum in Rio had relics from around world

RIO DE JANEIRO | Brazilians see metaphor for their struggles in museum fire

RIO DE JANEIRO — Firefighters dug through the burned-out hulk of Brazil’s National Museum on Monday, a day after fire roared through the building, as the country mourned the irreplaceable treasures lost and pointed fingers over who was to blame. The museum held Latin America’s largest collection of historical artifacts, and officials suggested that the … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Brazilians see metaphor for their struggles in museum fire