Cultural preservation

A local resident rides his motorcycle near portraits of Syrian President Bashar al-Asad, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin in the town of Rastan, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. The Russian Defense Ministry said it is coordinating efforts to help Syrian refugees return home and rebuild the country's infrastructure destroyed by the civil war. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
August 16, 2018 - 12:49 pm
HEMEIMEEM AIR BASE, Syria (AP) — Russian air defense assets in Syria have downed 45 drones targeting their main base in the country, its military said Thursday, after an attack by the Islamic State group on a Syrian army base a day earlier killed seven troops. The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman...
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August 09, 2018 - 1:24 pm
LONDON (AP) — The British Museum said Thursday that it is returning to Iraq eight 5,000-year-old antiquities that were looted after the U.S.-led 2003 invasion of the country. The museum said the items, which include stamp seals, clay cones with cuneiform inscriptions and a bull-shaped marble...
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July 09, 2018 - 3:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. opposed a World Health Assembly resolution to encourage breastfeeding because it called for limits on the promotion of infant formula, not because of objections to breastfeeding, President Donald Trump tweeted Monday. Trump criticized The New York Times for reporting that...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004 file photo, the Mountain View Officers' Club, built in 1942, is shown, at Ft. Huachuca, Ariz. The structure is the last of over 14,000 wooden structures built at the fort to house, train,and care for black soldiers preparing for World War II. Once slated for destruction, efforts are now underway to restore the building to its WWII condition. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
July 06, 2018 - 11:23 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Grants totaling $1.1 million will help support important African-American heritage sites including the homes of jazz musician John Coltrane and playwright August Wilson, a Virginia location central to the slave trade and civil rights locations in Birmingham, a preservation group...
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Revellers hold up traditional red neckties during the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2018 San Fermin fiestas with daily bull runs, bullfights, music and dancing in Pamplona, Spain, Friday July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
July 06, 2018 - 8:21 am
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — A traditional firework known as the "Chupinazo" kicked off Pamplona's famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival on Friday. The bull runs are the highlight of the world-famous fiesta, but its seamless nine days and eight nights of traditional events, music and alcohol-...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 19, 2017 file photo, marine life grows on ancient North African amphorae at the site of a 4th century A.D. shipwreck off the coast of Albania. On the seabed off the rugged shores of Albania, one of the world's least explored underwater coastlines, lies a wealth of treasures, and researchers are urging Albanian authorities to build a museum to display the artefacts. (AP Photo/Geo Delveroudis, FILE)
July 04, 2018 - 8:51 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Hundreds of Roman and Greek artifacts and ancient shipwrecks sitting under Albania's barely explored coastline are in danger of falling prey to looters or treasure hunters if not properly protected, researchers and archaeologists warn. James Goold, chairman of the Florida-...
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June 26, 2018 - 4:48 pm
PARIS (AP) — Israel's ambassador to the United Nations' cultural agency said Tuesday he will recommend that his government reconsider leaving UNESCO or at least postpone the departure set for the end of the year. Ambassador Carmel Shama Hacohen's remarks came hours after UNESCO's World Heritage...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2018, file photo, U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Darrell Carver, based in North Carolina, touches a headstone at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France. France and Belgium are urging UNESCO to designate scores of their World War I memorials and cemeteries as World Heritage sites as the centennial remembrance of the 1914-1918 war nears its end. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
June 24, 2018 - 3:59 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — France and Belgium are urging UNESCO to designate scores of their World War I memorials and cemeteries as World Heritage sites as the centennial remembrance of the 1914-1918 war nears its end. Both sides of the Franco-Belgian border, where much of the fiercest fighting of World War...
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In this photo taken Thursday, June 7, 2018, Pierre-Christophe Hantz, poses in front of his restaurant, Le Vaudesir, in Paris, France. Paris' bistros and terraces launch a campaign to be recognized by the United Nations' cultural agency as a French way of life. Two years and a half after extremists shot at terraces of cafes during November 13, 2015 attacks, an association of bistros owners has been created to seek the UNESCO "intangible cultural heritage" status. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 11, 2018 - 6:25 pm
PARIS (AP) — Owners of the bistros and terrace cafes that are integral to the Paris way of life want the "je ne sais quoi" of their establishments to be recognized as both of global value and endangered. They have launched a campaign to be named by the United Nations' cultural agency as an "...
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