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Dozens of new Indian parliamentarians face criminal charges

Jun. 16, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's recent national election delivered a historic victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party, but also exposed the influence of money, power and questionable morality on the world's largest democracy. Nearly 43% of the new members of the lower house of Parliament...

French lawmakers sound the alarm on ultra-right groups

Jun. 13, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers are calling on President Emmanuel Macron's government to devote more resources to investigating and shutting down potentially violent ultra-right nationalist groups. A report released Thursday said the regulations surrounding such groups are weak compared with how the threat...

Taiwan leader Tsai gets party nod to run for reelection

Jun. 13, 2019 7:25 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, a thorn in the side of China's government because of her pro-independence views, sewed up the ruling party's nomination Thursday to seek a second four-year term after a tense primary race. She outperformed her opponent in three days of opinion polling,...

Pope laments 'culture of insults,' decries church propaganda

Jun. 9, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday lamented what he called a "culture of insults" enabled by social media and warned against nationalism and other "exclusivist ideas" that he said contrast with a Christian mission to foster harmony. In his homily during Pentecost Mass Sunday in St. Peter's Square,...

The Latest: Salvini says populists will control 150 EU seats

Jun. 8, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local): 3 p.m. The leader of Italy's right-wing League Party, Matteo Salvini, calculates that populist and nationalist parties will control at least 150 seats in the new 751-seat European Parliament. Votes were still coming in...

Charges against alleged white supremacists tossed by judge

Jun. 4, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal charges against three alleged members of a violent white supremacist group accused of inciting violence at California political rallies were dismissed by a judge who found their actions amounted to constitutionally protected free speech. Prosecutors said members of the Rise Above...

Throngs of Israeli nationalists march in Jerusalem Old City

Jun. 2, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israeli religious nationalists paraded through the streets of Jerusalem and into the main entrance of the Old City's Muslim Quarter to mark Jerusalem Day, an Israeli holiday celebrating Israel's capture of the area in the 1967 Mideast war. Israeli police mobilized thousands of...

Protesters tear down Zhukov bust in Ukraine

Jun. 2, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Protesters have torn down a towering bust of Soviet military hero Marshal Georgy Zhukov in Ukraine's second-largest city. Destruction of the monument in Kharkiv on Sunday came amid protests by an array of far-right and nationalist groups against an organizing session for a new political...

1st Turkish Cypriot MEP envisions himself as division healer

May. 31, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Niyazi Kizilyurek says nothing like it has happened in ethnically divided Cyprus in 140 years: He is the first Turkish Cypriot elected to the European Parliament, and he was selected by a primarily Greek Cypriot electorate. The fact that it's to a body representing the citizens of...

Tiananmen veterans look back on movement's mistakes, passion

May. 31, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Wu'er Kaixi was among the most outspoken of the student leaders during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, famously reproaching then-Premier Li Peng at a meeting broadcast on national television. Three decades on, he's more circumspect but remains just as harsh a critic of the...