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Germany: Left-wing violence and extremism on the rise

Jun. 20, 2018 7:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German security officials say left-wing extremists have become more willing to use violence over the past five years. Figures released by the domestic intelligence agency BfV on Wednesday show the number of left-wing extremists whom authorities consider potentially violent rose 27 percent...

US watchdog to pay anti-extremist UK group in settlement

Jun. 18, 2018 1:21 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An American liberal watchdog group apologized and will pay more than $3 million under an agreement announced Monday after labeling a British organization and its founder as anti-Muslim extremists. The nonprofit Southern Poverty Law Center of Montgomery issued written and video...

Germany convicts Syrian as IS fighter, gives 7-year sentence

Jun. 13, 2018 10:55 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has convicted a Syrian refugee on allegations he fought on the side of the Islamic State group in his country's civil war. The regional court in Duesseldorf sentenced the man, identified only as Saleh A. for privacy reasons, to seven years in prison after finding him guilty on...

Extremist attacks rise in energy-rich province in Mozambique

Jun. 11, 2018 9:59 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mozambique's government has been shaken by beheadings and other deadly attacks by suspected Islamic extremists in a northeastern region touted internationally for its offshore reserves of natural gas. Since last month, men with machetes have spread terror in several villages in Cabo...

Singapore denies Australian entry due to extremist past

Jun. 7, 2018 7:50 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore said Thursday that it had refused to allow an Australian once tried on terrorism charges to enter the city-state due to his history of extremism and sent him home to Sydney. Zaky Mallah was denied entry to Singapore on Wednesday as it prepares to host a historic meeting next week...

Kamila Shamsie's 'Home Fire' wins Women's Prize for Fiction

Jun. 6, 2018 2:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Pakistani-British writer Kamila Shamsie has won the international Women's Prize for Fiction with "Home Fire," a novel about love, radicalism and conflicting loyalties in the post-9/11 era. Shamsie was awarded the 30,000 pound ($40,000) prize at a ceremony in London Wednesday. Loosely based on...

A dream of uniting UK soccer fans swerves to the far right

Jun. 3, 2018 3:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — John Meighan had a dream. A property manager and fan of the soccer team Tottenham Hotspur, he envisioned a group bringing together working-class people who felt excluded from political influence — to stand up in opposition, not to Muslims or Islam, but to extremism. They would be...

A dream of uniting UK soccer fans swerves to the far right

Jun. 3, 2018 8:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — John Meighan had a dream. A property manager and fan of the soccer team Tottenham Hotspur, he envisioned a group bringing together working-class people who felt excluded from political influence — to stand up in opposition, not to Muslims or Islam, but to extremism. They would be...

10 beheaded in rural Mozambique attack, police say

May. 30, 2018 6:36 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Police in Mozambique say 10 people have been beheaded in the country's north amid concerns that the machete-wielding attackers have links to Islamic extremism. The Portuguese news agency Lusa cites police as saying Sunday's attack occurred near the rural community of Olumbi and that the...

German prosecutors indict Syrian who fought for IS, others

May. 25, 2018 8:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they are formally charging a 24-year-old Syrian man suspected of fighting for the Islamic State and other extremist groups in his home country. Federal prosecutors say Majed A., whose surname wasn't provided in line with privacy rules, is accused of membership in a...