Radicalism

FILE-In this June 13, 2019 file photo a picture of Walter Luebcke stands behind his coffin during the funeral service in Kassel, Germany. German authorities say they have arrested a 45-year-old man in connection with their investigation into the slaying of a regional official from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party. (Swen Pfoertner/dpa via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 5:15 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The killing of a politician who supported refugees, allegedly carried out by a man with a record of violent hate crimes, is an "alarm signal" that highlights the threat posed by far-right extremism, Germany's top security official said Tuesday. The motive of the 45-year-old German man...
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May 20, 2019 - 6:19 am
BERLIN (AP) — Seven men accused of posing as a self-styled "Sharia police" in Germany have gone on trial for the second time, on charges they violated rules on wearing uniforms. News agency dpa reported that none of the defendants, aged between 27 and 37, addressed the charges against them as their...
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French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern attend a meeting at the Elysee Palace, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Paris. Several world leaders and tech bosses are meeting in Paris to find ways to stop acts of violent extremism from being shown online. (Charles Platiau/Pool via AP)
May 15, 2019 - 2:27 pm
PARIS (AP) — Facebook, Google, Twitter and other tech companies joined a dozen countries in a global pledge Wednesday to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks. World leaders led by French President Emmanuel Macron...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to meet with French president Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Friday, May 10, 2019. Zuckerberg is meeting French President Emmanuel Macron as the tech giant and France try to pioneer ways of fighting hate speech and violent extremism online.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 10, 2019 - 1:45 pm
PARIS (AP) — France welcomed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Paris on Friday with the threat of sweeping new regulations against his social media behemoth — and Zuckerberg himself called that proposal a good thing. With his company under fire on multiple fronts, Zuckerberg came to France to show...
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Francesco Polacchi, regional coordinator of Casapound extreme right political party, and founder of Altaforte publishing company, answers to reporters during a news conference, in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Holocaust survivor, poet Halina Birenbaum, is set to open a book fair in Turin after the organizers agreed to demands that she and the Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum made to remove the stand of Altaforte publishing company. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
May 09, 2019 - 4:54 pm
ROME (AP) — A Polish-born Holocaust survivor opened a book fair in Italy on Thursday to a standing ovation, after organizers agreed to ban a publisher linked to a neo-fascist group. Halina Birenbaum, an 89-year-old poet who lives in Israel, was quoted by Italy's Corriere della Sera daily as saying...
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Protestors march with flags during a demonstration of the far-right party 'The third way' in Plauen, Germany, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. (Sebastian Willnow/dpa via AP)
May 03, 2019 - 2:39 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official pledged Friday to act against far-right extremists after a neo-Nazi march in the eastern town of Plauen prompted outrage from mainstream politicians and Jewish groups. "There shouldn't be the slightest doubt that we don't want to see such images, that...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2019 file photo, Yellow Vests protesters march on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris. France's yellow vest protesters remain a force to be reckoned with five months after their movement started, and as President Emmanuel Macron announces his responses to their grievances. It includes people across political, regional, social and generational divides angry at economic injustice and the way President Emmanuel Macron is running France. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)
April 30, 2019 - 2:10 pm
PARIS (AP) — French authorities announced tight security measures for May Day demonstrations, with the interior minister saying there was a risk that "radical activists" could join anti-government yellow vest protesters and union workers Wednesday in the streets of Paris and across the country...
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to media at her electorate office in Aukland, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Ardern said that she and French President Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting in Paris next month seeking to eliminate acts of violent extremism and terrorism from being shown online. (Jason Oxenham/New Zealand Herald via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 7:00 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Wednesday that she and French President Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting in Paris next month seeking to eliminate acts of violent extremism and terrorism from being shown online. Ardern said she and Macron will ask...
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From left, Olli Kotro, leader of The Finns Party, Jörg Meuthen, leader of Alternative For Germany party, Matteo Salvini, Italian deputy-Premier and leader of the League party, and Anders Vistisen, leader of the Danish People's Party, join hands prior to the start of a press conference, in Milan, Monday, April 8, 2019. Salvini, Italy's hard-line vice Premier, is meeting with like-minded leaders of European right-wing party as he seeks to form a broad alliance ahead of the European elections next month. (AP Photo/Luca bruno)
April 08, 2019 - 9:27 am
MILAN (AP) — Right-wing, euroskeptic populist parties in Europe announced a new, expanded alliance Monday that aims to become the strongest faction in the European Parliament and seeks to radically transform EU policies on migration, security, family and environment. Italy's hard-line interior...
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A woman holds her child as they wait for Pope Francis to arrive at the Rural Center for Social Services at Temara, south of Rabat, Morocco, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Pope Francis is in Morocco for a two-day trip aimed at highlighting the North African nation's Christian-Muslim ties, while also showing solidarity with migrants at Europe's door and tending to a tiny Catholic flock. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 31, 2019 - 7:49 am
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Pope Francis sought to encourage greater Christian-Muslim dialogue on Sunday, telling his flock that showing the country's Muslim majority they are part of the same human family will help stamp out extremism. On his second and final day in Morocco, Francis told Catholic...
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