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Amal Clooney: Prosecute Islamic State extremists for rape

Apr. 23, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney on Tuesday demanded justice for victims of an "epidemic of sexual violence" in conflicts, especially rapes and other abuses perpetrated by Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria. The rights activist told the Security Council that if the U.N.'s most...

Official in Austria quits over poem comparing migrants, rats

Apr. 23, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's vice chancellor said Tuesday that a member of his party will resign after penning a poem that compared migrants to rats, drawing widespread criticism and angering Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache said Christian Schilcher will leave the...

Chem professor on leave after Nazi gas chamber exam question

Apr. 18, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — A chemistry professor whose exam question asked students to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave of absence, Middlebury College said. The Vermont liberal arts college said that it's investigating under the terms...

Foundation to sell former site of Aryan Nations compound

Apr. 18, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The former site of a white supremacist compound in Idaho soon will be on the market. The North Idaho College Foundation plans to sell the undeveloped 0.03-square-mile (0.08-square-kilometer) property near Hayden Lake and put the proceeds into an endowment for human rights education,...

Ex-SS guard charged with 5,230 counts of accessory to murder

Apr. 18, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A former Nazi guard has been charged with 5,230 counts of accessory to murder at the Stutthof concentration camp during the final months of World War II, German prosecutors said Thursday. Prosecutors in the northern city of Hamburg said Thursday that the 92-year-old suspect, whose name they...

Greek PM says he will revive bid for German WWII reparations

Apr. 17, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister said Wednesday his government "promptly" will formally revive a long-standing demand for Germany to pay vast reparations for the World War II Nazi occupation. Alexis Tsipras said that now Greece has exited its bailout programs, in which Germany was a key...

Goalkeeper showed ignorance of fascism, says FA panel

Apr. 16, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

Cleared by a disciplinary panel of performing a Nazi salute, a Premier League soccer player was still criticized for his lack of knowledge about fascism and Adolf Hitler. Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey was described by a Football Association commission as having displayed "a very considerable —...

In the heart of Paris, watching a symbol of France burn

Apr. 16, 2019 4:18 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — I started running toward the source of the yellow smoke without knowing what it was — only that it was coming from the island in the middle of the Seine at the heart of so much of Paris' history. Past bookshops and cafes, I rounded the corner to see flames creeping across the rooftop of...

Croatia Jews, Serbs, anti-fascists, Roma gather at WWII site

Apr. 12, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Jewish, Serb, anti-fascist and Roma groups came together Friday to commemorate the victims of a World War II death camp in Croatia, boycotting upcoming official ceremonies for the fourth year in a row over what they say is government inaction over neo-Nazi sentiments in the country....

Authorities say deputy's son behind fires at black churches

Apr. 11, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The suspect in a string of fires that destroyed three black churches in rural Louisiana is the white son of a sheriff's deputy whose father helped arrange for his arrest, authorities said Thursday. Holden Matthews, 21, was jailed without bail on arson charges in connection with the...