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Activist arrested for chanting 'Down with Polish fascism!'

Jun. 24, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An activist in Poland has been arrested and charged with the crime of insulting the Polish nation for chanting "Down with Polish fascism!" in response to Polish nationalists disturbing a public event. The incident comes under a conservative nationalist government that has used police...

Sentencing looms in Charlottesville attack; man seeks mercy

Jun. 23, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The avowed white supremacist who plowed his car into counterdemonstrators opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia two years ago, killing one person and injuring dozens, has asked a judge for mercy and a sentence shorter than life in prison. Lawyers for James Alex Fields Jr., 22,...

Turkey: Key facts in Istanbul's rerun election

Jun. 22, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Voters in Istanbul return to the polls Sunday for a rerun of the Turkish city's mayoral election. Turkey's top election authority voided the first vote, which an opposition candidate narrowly won. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party challenged the March 31 vote, alleging irregularities....

Foxconn chairman stepping down amid talks of political bid

Jun. 21, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The chairman of Foxconn, the world's largest contract assembler of consumer electronics for companies such as Apple, is stepping down amid speculation he could be planning a presidential run in Taiwan next year. Terry Gou, 68, made the announcement Friday at the company's annual...

India uses yoga diplomacy to assert rising global influence

Jun. 21, 2019 7:41 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — If China has panda diplomacy, India has yoga. Prime Minister Narendra Modi successfully lobbied the United Nations to designate June 21 International Yoga Day in his first year in power in 2014. Since then, just as China under President Xi Jinping has given countries pandas for their zoos...

'Alt-right' group founder may be nixed from rally lawsuit

Jun. 19, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The millionaire founder of an "alt-right" think tank may be dismissed as a defendant in a lawsuit related to a deadly white nationalist rally in Virginia. The Daily Progress reports Judge Richard E. Moore on Tuesday heard arguments about whether to dismiss William Regnery II....

John Cusack apologizes for anti-Semitic tweet

Jun. 18, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

Actor John Cusack is apologizing for tweeting an anti-Semitic cartoon and quotation after defending the post, then deleting it. The image showed a blue Star of David above a hand pushing down on a group of people accompanied by a quote frequently misattributed to the philosopher Voltaire: "To learn who rules over...

Sentencing moved up for man in deadly Charlottesville rally

Jun. 17, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A sentencing hearing has been moved up for an avowed white supremacist convicted of federal hate crimes for plowing his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia. James Alex Fields Jr. was originally scheduled to be sentenced July...

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...