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Iran's Zarif urges UN to unite against US unilateral actions

Oct. 26, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister used his speech for the 75th anniversary of the United Nations to accuse the United States of initiating or joining eight wars since 200 that displaced 37 million people and resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of innocent lives and...

Syrian held in German stabbing; Islamic extremism suspected

Oct. 21, 2020 11:16 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A young Syrian has been arrested over an attack earlier this month on two German tourists, one of whom later died, in the eastern German city of Dresden which authorities said Wednesday appears motivated by Islamic extremism. Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht said federal prosecutors had...

French President Emmanuel Macron, center, is seen outside a high school after a history teacher who opened a discussion with students on caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad was beheaded, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, north of Paris. Police have shot the suspected killer dead. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

French leader decries terrorist beheading of teacher

Oct. 16, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron denounced what he called an “Islamist terrorist attack” against a history teacher decapitated in a Paris suburb Friday, urging the nation to stand united against extremism. The teacher had discussed caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad with his...

FILE - In this March 28, 2020 file photo, French Minister for Solidarity and Health Olivier Veran speaks during a press conference in Paris. French police searched the homes of the former prime minister, the current and former health ministers and other top officials Thursday in an investigation into the government response to the global coronavirus pandemic. The Health Ministry confirmed the dawn searches, which included the offices of the current health minister Olivier Veran. (Geoffroy van Der Hasselt, Pool via AP)

French police search homes of health minister, ex-PM

Oct. 16, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French police searched the homes of the health minister, the former prime minister and other top officials Thursday in an investigation into the government's response to the global coronavirus pandemic. The dawn searches, confirmed by the Health Ministry, come as France is fighting against a...

German police arrest teen who recruited for Islamic State

Oct. 15, 2020 7:57 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police in western Germany have arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion he tried to recruit people to join the Islamic State group. Cologne police said that the German teenager, who was detained early Thursday, is alleged “in several cases” to have urged people to join or...

A Marine is posted outside the West Wing of the White House, signifying the President is in the Oval Office, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump's Columbus Day proclamation includes stark warnings

Oct. 9, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s proclamation Friday commemorating Columbus Day veered from a typical White House holiday announcement, with stark warnings of “radical activists” seeking to tarnish the explorer’s legacy. Native American advocates have pressed states...

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer campaigns with Dan O'Neil, a Democratic candidate for the Michigan House in Traverse City, Mich., Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. Whitmer visited the area the day after police announced a foiled plot to kidnap the governor. (AP Photo/John Flesher)

Anti-government groups shift focus from Washington to states

Oct. 9, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The alleged foiled plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor is a jarring example of how the anti-government movement in the U.S. has become an internet-driven hodgepodge of conspiracy theorists who have redirected their rage from Washington toward state capitols. That's in...

In a photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. The governor delivered remarks addressing Michiganders after the Michigan Attorney General, Michigan State Police, U.S. Department of Justice, and FBI announced state and federal charges against 13 members of two militia groups who were preparing to kidnap and possibly kill the governor. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)

Michigan governor: `Domestic terrorists' targeted her

Oct. 9, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Friday that governors from both major political parties have reached out to share stories of extremism in their states since authorities revealed that a group of men had been plotting for months to kidnap her. “I know this isn’t...

FILE - In this June 2, 2020, file photo the White House is visible behind a large security fence as uniformed Secret Service and FBI agents stand on the street in front of Lafayette Park in the morning hours in Washington. Federal and state law enforcement officials have begun expanded preparations for the possibility of widespread unrest at the polls on Election Day, a response to extraordinarily high tensions among voters and anxieties about safety stoked in part by President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Law enforcement preps for potential election-related unrest

Oct. 8, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal and state law enforcement officials have begun expanded preparations for the possibility of widespread unrest at the polls on Election Day, a response to extraordinarily high tensions among voters and anxieties about safety stoked in part by President Donald Trump. FBI and local...

Horst Seehofer, German Minister of the Interior, attends a news conference about a report on extremism in Germany in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 (Wolfgang Kumm/Pool via AP)

Review: Few far-right cases in German security agencies

Oct. 6, 2020 12:30 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official on Tuesday said a review has produced no evidence of structural far-right extremism in the country's security forces and only “a small number of confirmed cases.” Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said the investigation did not confirm the...