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German far-right party bans its top European election candidate from campaigning after Nazi remark

May. 22, 2024 10:49 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's far-right Alternative for Germany party on Wednesday banned its top candidate for next month's European election from making any further campaign appearances and said he would resign from the party's board immediately. The public demotion came after...

Vietnam’s top security official To Lam confirmed as president

May. 22, 2024 01:51 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Vietnam’s top security official To Lam was confirmed Wednesday as the nation's new president. He oversaw police and intelligence operations over a period when rights groups say basic liberties have been systematically suppressed, and its secret service was accused of violating...

The Latest | UN food aid collapses in Rafah as Israeli leaders decry war crime accusations

May. 21, 2024 22:38 PM EDT

The United Nations said Tuesday that it was no longer able to distribute food aid in the southern Gaza city of Rafah due to lack of supplies and insecurity. The humanitarian crisis has escalated over the past two weeks since Israel launched an incursion into Rafah that closed a...

Trump's social media account shares a campaign video with a headline about a 'unified Reich'

May. 21, 2024 20:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A video posted to Donald Trump's account on his social media network included references to a “unified Reich” among hypothetical news headlines if he wins the election in November. The headline appears among messages flashing across the screen such as “Trump...

Politically motivated crimes in Germany reached their highest level in 2023 since tracking began

May. 21, 2024 12:27 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Politically motivated crime in Germany last year reached its highest level since the government started tracking it more than 20 years ago, with the greatest threat coming from people with far-right motivations, the country's top security official said Tuesday. ...

Germany's foreign minister says in Kyiv that air defenses are an 'absolute priority' for Ukraine

May. 21, 2024 10:37 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Sending air defense systems to Ukraine to help protect it from Russian cruise missiles, rockets and drones is an “absolute priority,” Germany’s foreign minister said in Kyiv on Tuesday after visiting a local power plant that was largely reduced to ruins by a recent...

The alleged leaders of a suspected German far-right coup plot have gone on trial

May. 21, 2024 10:17 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The alleged leaders of a suspected far-right plot to topple Germany's government went on trial on Tuesday, opening the most prominent proceedings in a case that shocked the country in late 2022. Nine defendants faced judges at a special warehouse-like...

Georgia's parliament speaker vows to override presidential veto on divisive foreign influence bill

May. 20, 2024 06:26 AM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgia’s parliament speaker on Monday vowed to override the presidential veto on divisive legislation that sparked weeks of mass protests by critics who see it as a threat to democratic freedoms and the country’s aspirations to join the European Union. ...

The Israel-Hamas war is testing whether campuses are sacrosanct places for speech and protest

May. 19, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Stephen Hawking on the Big Bang. Millions of students for civil rights and against the Vietnam War. They were provocative in their times, products of an ideal that holds universities as sacrosanct spaces for debate,...

The German chancellor tours flooded regions in the southwest in a show of solidarity

May. 18, 2024 14:58 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Saturday toured flooded regions in the southwest, where rivers have swelled and caused flash floods and landslides after heavy rain and severe weather. Scholz canceled his attendance at an election campaign event in Saarland, on the...