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Looted art, gay rights merge in recovery of Polish painting

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A same-sex Los Angeles couple was dumbfounded when Homeland Security agents showed up at their home in 2016 with the news that a beloved old portrait hanging in their kitchen had been looted by the Nazis from Poland’s National Museum during World War II. With heavy …

Australia’s croc hunter is unlikely gay-rights champion

In this Nov. 8, 2017 photo, Warren Entsch poses for a picture near United Nations headquarters in New York. CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — As a self-described straight crocodile hunter from the country’s rugged and socially conservative far north, Australian lawmaker Warren Entsch doesn’t fit many people’s mold of a gay-rights …

Russia asked to end alleged killings of gays in Chechnya

MOSCOW (AP) — International organizations on Thursday urged the Russian government to investigate the reported abuse and killings of gay men in Russia’s southern republic of Chechnya. The respected Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported earlier this month that police in the predominantly Muslim republic of Chechnya have rounded up more …