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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

In a first, US slaps sanctions on Russian white supremacists

Apr. 6, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday designated a Russian white supremacist group a terrorist organization and hit its members with sanctions. The move against the Russian Imperial Movement is the first time a white supremacist group has been named a “Specially Designated Global...

White nationalist gets bond after voicing concern over virus

Mar. 31, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

YORK, S.C. (AP) — A white nationalist jailed in South Carolina on a domestic violence charge was granted bond after requesting release because of concerns about the new coronavirus while behind bars. Augustus Sol Invictus, 36, was granted a $10,000 bond Tuesday on charges of domestic violence and...

Jailed white nationalist seeks bond over COVID-19 threat

Mar. 30, 2020 6:32 AM EDT

YORK, S.C. (AP) — A white nationalist jailed in South Carolina is seeking bail because of concerns about the coronavirus while behind bars. Augustus Sol Invictus, 36, ran for the U.S. Senate in Florida and was a featured speaker during the deadly 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in...

Sri Lankan leader frees soldier convicted in civilian deaths

Mar. 26, 2020 10:21 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president on Thursday freed a soldier who was sentenced to death for killing eight civilians during the country's civil war. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's office said he pardoned Sunil Ratnayake and ordered the justice ministry to release him. Ratnayake was among a...

FILE - In this March 17, 2019 file photo, a police officer stands guard in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, where one of two mass shootings occurred. According to a report released Wednesday, March 18, 2020, by an organization that tracks far-right extremists, a recent surge in white nationalism in the U.S. has led to a growing threat of violence by factions that embrace bloodshed and advocate for a race war.  The man accused of attacking two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and killing 51 people in March 2019 devoted a section of his manifesto to the concept of accelerationism, a fringe philosophy that promotes mass violence to fuel society’s collapse. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

Report: Surge in white nationalism ramps up violence threat

Mar. 18, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A recent surge in white nationalism in the U.S. has led to a growing threat of violence by factions that embrace bloodshed and advocate for a race war, according to a report released Wednesday by an organization that tracks far-right extremists. The Southern Poverty Law...

Pakistan government spokesperson Firdous Ashiq Awan consults with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, March 16, 2020. Khan said Monday he fears the new coronavirus will devastate developing nations' economies, and warned richer economies to prepare to write off the debts of the world's poorer countries. In an interview with The Associated Press he also called for an end to sanctions on Iran saying they were crippling the poor nation's ability to even contain the spread of the coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

Pakistan PM warns new virus may devastate developing nations

Mar. 17, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister said Monday he fears the new coronavirus will devastate the economies of developing nations, and warned richer economies to prepare to write off the debts of the world's poorer countries. In an interview with The Associated Press, Imran Khan criticized recent...

FILE - In this Saturday, March 7, 2020 file photo, Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz delivers a statement in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israel's President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday, March 15 said he has decided to give Gantz the first opportunity to form a new government following an inconclusive national election this month. Rivlin's office announced his decision late Sunday after consulting with leaders of all of the parties elected to parliament. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

Netanyahu rival Gantz chosen to form new Israeli government

Mar. 15, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz will be given the first opportunity to form a new government after an inconclusive national election this month, the country’s president said Sunday, raising questions about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political future. The...

The Latest: South Korea sees fewest virus cases since Feb 21

Mar. 14, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

The Latest on the world's coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 150,000 people and killed more than 5,700. The disease for most people causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some, it can cause more severe illness. A man in his 70s has become the first person in Oregon to die from the new...

DUP leader Arlene Foster speaks to the media in the Great Hall of Parliament Buildings, Stormont, in Belfast, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. Northern Ireland's major political parties agreed Friday to restore the Belfast-based government, three years after it collapsed in acrimony and left 1.8 million people with no regional government. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)

Judge says N Ireland eco-scandal not caused by corruption

Mar. 13, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A public inquiry concluded Friday that a green-energy scandal which triggered the breakdown of Northern Ireland’s government was caused by a series of errors and not political corruption. Northern Ireland’s Catholic-Protestant power-sharing administration collapsed in January...

Hearing rescheduled for man accused of moving auction block

Mar. 13, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A court hearing for a man accused of removing a plaque that marks where slave auctions were held in the Virginia city of Charlottesville has been rescheduled for June. The Daily Progress reports that the hearing was originally scheduled for Thursday. Police say that Richard H....