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Germany's top security official wants easier ways to track right-wing extremist financing

Feb. 13, 2024 07:46 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official said Tuesday that she aims to make it easier to trace right-wing extremists' financing and plans to set up an “early recognition unit” to detect far-right and foreign disinformation campaigns as early as possible. Interior Minister...

3 people killed in alleged extremist attack at Turkey's largest courthouse

Feb. 06, 2024 11:58 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Two people attacked Turkey's largest courthouse before being shot dead Tuesday in an exchange of fire that also left one other person dead and five wounded. Authorities alleged the assailants were part of an extremist organization that had been largely inactive in recent years. ...

US-backed Syrian fighters liberate Yazidi woman who was raped and forced to marry extremists

Feb. 05, 2024 14:31 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria have liberated a Yazidi woman who had been held for a decade by the Islamic State group, where she was raped and forced to marry extremists, the Syrian Democratic Forces said Monday. The 24-year-old woman along with her son and...

Militants in eastern Congo kill 12 villagers as country's leader rules out talks with Rwanda

Jan. 31, 2024 01:31 AM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Militants killed at least 12 villagers in a spate of attacks in eastern Congo, a local official and a civil society leader said as the country's president ruled out dialogue with neighboring Rwanda over a related conflict. The killings in Congo's North Kivu...

Belarusian journalist accused of being in an extremist group after covering protests gets prison

Jan. 30, 2024 10:23 AM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A Belarusian journalist was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday on an extremism charge related to his work covering protests, the latest move in a sweeping government crackdown on dissent. The Minsk City Court convicted photojournalist Alyaksandr...

At least 60 civilians were killed in Burkina Faso last year in military drone strikes, watchdog says

Jan. 25, 2024 10:41 AM EST

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Human Rights Watch said Thursday that Burkina Faso’s security forces last year killed at least 60 civilians in three different drone strikes, which the group says may have constituted war crimes. The West African nation’s government claimed the strikes...

Protests against Germany's far right draw hundreds of thousands — in Munich, too many for safety

Jan. 21, 2024 21:01 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A protest against the far right in the German city of Munich Sunday afternoon ended early due to safety concerns after approximately 100,000 people showed up, police said. The demonstration was one of dozens around the country this weekend that drew hundreds of thousands of people...

Protests against Germany's far right gain new momentum after report on meeting of extremists

Jan. 20, 2024 12:28 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands of people protested the far right in cities across Germany on Saturday, attending events with slogans such as “Never Again is Now,” “Against Hate” and “Defend Democracy.” The large crowds were the latest in a series of demonstrations that have been...

Tens of thousands pack into a protest in Hamburg against Germany's far right

Jan. 19, 2024 13:32 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands of people gathered Friday in Hamburg for a demonstration against the far right, and organizers said the protest was ended early because the mass of people led to safety concerns. The event in Germany's second-biggest city appeared to be the biggest...

German far-right party assailed over report of extremist meeting

Jan. 18, 2024 11:47 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's governing parties assailed a resurgent far-right opposition party on Thursday over a report that extremists recently met to discuss the deportation of millions of immigrants, including some with German citizenship, which has led to a string of protests in recent days. ...