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UN chief: Somalia making progress but must tackle extremism

May. 20, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Somalia is making progress toward building a functioning state but must still tackle violent extremism, terrorism, armed conflict, political instability and corruption, the U.N. chief said in a new report. Antonio Guterres said in the report to the U.N. Security Council circulated...

Retrial of 'Sharia police' suspects opens in Germany

May. 20, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Seven men accused of posing as a self-styled "Sharia police" in Germany have gone on trial for the second time, on charges they violated rules on wearing uniforms. News agency dpa reported that none of the defendants, aged between 27 and 37, addressed the charges against them as their retrial...

Singapore PM says call to curb online violence 'effective'

May. 17, 2019 3:53 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Friday that a global call to curb the spread of hate and extremism on internet platforms was an "effective" response to the New Zealand mosque attacks, but stopped short of endorsing it. The "Christchurch Call" set of guidelines for world...

US abstains from global pledge to curb online violence

May. 15, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The White House is not endorsing a global pledge to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks, citing respect for "freedom of expression and freedom of the press." The statement came Wednesday after World leaders...

France, New Zealand to launch a call to end online extremism

May. 13, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The leaders of France and New Zealand will make a joint push to eliminate acts of violent extremism from being shown online, in a meeting with tech leaders in Paris on Wednesday. French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will launch the "Christchurch call"...

New French rules for Facebook? Zuckerberg likes the idea

May. 10, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France welcomed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Paris on Friday with the threat of sweeping new regulations against his social media behemoth — and Zuckerberg himself called that proposal a good thing. With his company under fire on multiple fronts, Zuckerberg came to France to show...

Holocaust survivor opens book fair after neo-fascist banned

May. 9, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Polish-born Holocaust survivor opened a book fair in Italy on Thursday to a standing ovation, after organizers agreed to ban a publisher linked to a neo-fascist group. Halina Birenbaum, an 89-year-old poet who lives in Israel, was quoted by Italy's Corriere della Sera daily as saying "this is...

Germany's top security official decries neo-Nazi march

May. 3, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official pledged Friday to act against far-right extremists after a neo-Nazi march in the eastern town of Plauen prompted outrage from mainstream politicians and Jewish groups. "There shouldn't be the slightest doubt that we don't want to see such images, that we...

Germany's Merkel arrives in Niger on West Africa tour

May. 2, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Niger for the final stop of her three-nation West Africa tour. Earlier on Thursday Merkel met with some of the 850 German soldiers who are serving with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali. She had started the day by meeting...

The Latest: Lima Group backs Guaidó in Venezuela unrest

Apr. 30, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 6:05 p.m. A group of Latin American nations and Canada is backing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó in what it calls his efforts "to restore democracy" to his South American country. It rejects...