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Norway mourns 77 slain a decade ago in extremist attack

Jul. 22, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Church bells rang out across Norway on Thursday to mark the 10th anniversary of the country’s worst peacetime slaughter as leaders called for renewed efforts to fight the extremism behind the attack that left 77 people dead. Norway was united in...

Breivik survivors keep fighting for their vision of Norway

Jul. 19, 2021 05:28 AM EDT

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — On the 10th anniversary of Norway’s worst peacetime slaughter, survivors of Anders Behring Breivik’s assault worry that the racism which nurtured the anti-Islamic mass murderer is re-emerging in a nation known for its progressive politics. ...

Kosovo repatriates 11 of its citizens from Syria

Jul. 18, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s interior minister said Sunday that 11 Kosovar citizens have been repatriated from Syria. Minister Xhelal Svecla tweeted that the 11 arrived Saturday from conflict zones in Syria, without giving details on where they were taken from or...

William Regnery, who funded right-wing extremism, dies at 80

Jul. 17, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

BOCA GRANDE, Fla. (AP) — William H. Regnery II, the heir to a family publishing fortune who was known for his quiet but influential support of extreme right-wing causes in the United States has died at 80. He died at his home in Boca Grande, Florida, on July 2. A person...

Jihadis expand control to new Burkina Faso fronts

Jul. 17, 2021 03:58 AM EDT

BANFORA, Burkina Faso (AP) — Florent Coulibaly, a soldier in Burkina Faso’s army, says he hasn't been sleeping well for the past few months as he is often roused at 3 a.m. to fight jihadi rebels. Until recently life was peaceful in western Burkina Faso’s Comoe...

Authoritarianism advances as world battles the pandemic

Jul. 15, 2021 05:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Here’s some of what happened while the world was distracted by the coronavirus: Hungary banned the public depiction of homosexuality. China shut Hong Kong’s last pro-democracy newspaper. Brazil’s government extolled dictatorship. And Belarus hijacked a passenger plane to...

German police raids against suspected Islamic extremists

Jul. 14, 2021 03:49 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police said they were searching locations in the central German state of Hesse on Wednesday in connection with suspected Islamic extremists. Hesse police said on Twitter that the raids were taking place “at numerous premises” across the state. ...

France to pull more than 2,000 troops from Africa's Sahel

Jul. 09, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France will withdraw more than 2,000 troops from an anti-extremism force in Africa’s Sahel region by early next year and pivot its military presence to specialized regional forces instead, President Emmanuel Macron said Friday. Macron announced last month...

Rwanda to send forces to battle extremists in Mozambique

Jul. 09, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Rwanda on Friday said it would immediately deploy 1,000 members of its armed forces and police to northern Mozambique to help battle an Islamic extremist insurgency that has caused than 700,000 residents to flee for their lives. Rwanda's government...

Macron says France will withdraw more than 2,000 troops from anti-extremism force in Africa’s Sahel region

Jul. 09, 2021 10:07 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — Macron says France will withdraw more than 2,000 troops from anti-extremism force in Africa’s Sahel region.