Cultural preservation

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington. Zinke is complaining that Senate Democrats are holding the department's nominees "hostage" to a political agenda that includes opposition to Zinke's review of presidentially designated monuments. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
November 10, 2017 - 7:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says Senate Democrats are holding the department's nominees "hostage" to a political agenda that includes opposition to his review of presidentially designated monuments. In a sharply worded letter to Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the Senate's No. 2...
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U.S. Charge d'Affaires to the UNESCO Chris Hegadorn delivers a speech as he addresses the 39th session of the General Conference at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO headquarters in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. Hegadorn's speech Saturday was the last American appearance at the UNESCO general conference before the U.S. formally withdraws from the agency next year. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
November 04, 2017 - 10:55 am
PARIS (AP) — The chief U.S. envoy at UNESCO says anti-Israel bias and opaque bureaucracy are hobbling the U.N. cultural agency and is urging deep reforms. Chris Hegadorn made the appeal Saturday at the agency's Paris headquarters in one of the last major American speeches to UNESCO before the U.S...
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FILE - In this Monday Oct. 17, 2016 file picture, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization logo is pictured on the entrance at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris. U.S. officials have told The Associated Press that the United States is pulling out of UNESCO, after repeated criticism of resolutions by the U.N. cultural agency that Washington sees as anti-Israel. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
October 12, 2017 - 3:52 pm
PARIS (AP) — The United States announced Thursday it is pulling out of the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and a need for "fundamental reform" in the agency. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel plans to...
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FILE - In this Monday Oct. 17, 2016 file picture, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization logo is pictured on the entrance at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris. U.S. officials have told The Associated Press that the United States is pulling out of UNESCO, after repeated criticism of resolutions by the U.N. cultural agency that Washington sees as anti-Israel. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
October 12, 2017 - 9:20 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. decision to pull out of UNESCO (all times local): 3:15 p.m. The State Department says the U.S. is pulling out of UNESCO because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and need for "fundamental reform" of the U.N. cultural agency. In a statement, the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 file photo, Nancy Hatch Dupree listens during an interview with The Associated Press at the Afghanistan Center at Kabul University. Dupree, an American historian who spent decades in Afghanistan working to preserve the heritage of the war-torn country has died following a long illness. An Afghan government statement said Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, that Dupree, who first came to Afghanistan in 1962 and spent much of her life collecting and documenting historical artifacts, died in Kabul overnight at the age of 90. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini, File)
September 10, 2017 - 5:21 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An American historian who spent decades in Afghanistan working to preserve the heritage of the war-torn country has died. An Afghan government statement said Sunday that Nancy Hatch Dupree, who first came to Afghanistan in 1962 and spent much of her life collecting and...
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FILE - In a Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama pose with President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania at the White House in Washington. Before he left office in January, President Barack Obama offered his successor accolades and advice in a private letter that underscored some of his concerns as he passed the baton. In the letter, published Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, by CNN, Obama urged President Donald Trump to “build more ladders of success for every child and family,” to “sustain the international order” and to protect “democratic institutions and traditions.”(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
September 03, 2017 - 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Before he left office in January, President Barack Obama offered his successor accolades and advice in a private letter that underscored some of his concerns as he passed the baton. In the letter, published Sunday by CNN, Obama urged President Donald Trump to "build more ladders...
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FILE - In this file photo taken March 24 , 2017, a bison stands among the trees near to felled trees in the Bialowieza Forest, Poland. A European court has ordered Poland to immediately stop cutting trees in Europe’s last pristine ancient forest of Bialowieza, although the order is temporary while European authorities analyse Poland’s position on the matter. (AP Photo/Adam Bohdan, FILE)
July 29, 2017 - 11:57 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police say they have detained two men who attacked a television crew filming in a forest and injured a cameraman, smashing his camera and seizing his memory cards. The Bialowieza Forest, one of Europe's last primeval woodlands and a UNESCO World Heritage site, is at the...
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The evacuated downtown of Mariposa, Calif., is viewed Thursday July 20, 2017, as firefighters battle a large wildfire in the surrounding hills and mountains. Mariposa normally bustles with tourists on their way to Yosemite National Park. The town's center is made up of old brick and wooden buildings in the holding modern clothing and gift shops, restaurants and wine bars. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)
July 20, 2017 - 10:42 pm
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — The town of Mariposa, with its century-old saloons and covered sidewalks, normally bustles with summer visitors on their way to Yosemite National Park but on Thursday the Gold Rush-era hamlet was mostly empty as ash rained down and heavy smoke from a nearby blaze darkened...
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In this undated photo provided by UNESCO, the Cinema Impero in the Eritrea capital city Asmara, which formed part of the country's application to be named a UNESCO World Heritage city. Eritrean officials on Saturday July 8, 2017, claimed "victory" after the UNESCO World Heritage Committee unanimously decided to put the African nation's capital city of Asmara onto the World Heritage list, citing 19th and early 20th century modernist architecture, designed by colonial-era Italian architects and immersed in an African highland environment. (Edward Denison/UNESCO via AP)
July 09, 2017 - 3:49 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ancient caves in west Germany with art dating back to the Ice Age and disused silver ore mines in southern Poland were among the sites that a United Nations cultural agency has added to its list of heritage treasures during its current session. The UNESCO World Heritage List...
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In this undated photo provided by UNESCO, the Cinema Impero in the Eritrea capital city Asmara, which formed part of the country's application to be named a UNESCO World Heritage city. Eritrean officials on Saturday July 8, 2017, claimed "victory" after the UNESCO World Heritage Committee unanimously decided to put the African nation's capital city of Asmara onto the World Heritage list, citing 19th and early 20th century modernist architecture, designed by colonial-era Italian architects and immersed in an African highland environment. (Edward Denison/UNESCO via AP)
July 09, 2017 - 12:47 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ancient caves in west Germany with art dating back to the Ice Age and disused silver ore mines in southern Poland were among the sites that a United Nations cultural agency has added to its list of heritage treasures during its current session. The UNESCO World Heritage List...
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