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Russian court frees from jail 2 teenagers in extremism case

Aug. 16, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in the Russian capital has released two teenagers jailed on extremism charges and put them under house arrest, in a case that has sparked public outrage. Thursday's ruling by Dorogomilovsky District Court comes a day after hundreds of women carried soft toys across Moscow during an...

Group seeks to curb extremism after white nationalist rally

Aug. 16, 2018 12:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A project seeking to combat intolerance since last year's white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is being led by residents in the area. The Daily Progress reported Wednesday that Communities Overcoming Extremism: The After Charlottesville Project, has been...

In heart of West Africa, Burkina Faso faces rising extremism

Aug. 15, 2018 6:56 AM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The extremists approached the shepherd and made their intentions clear: They were seizing only the cattle owned by the deputy mayor of Burkina Faso's rural commune of Deou and leaving the others alone. And they had a message, deputy mayor Moustapha Sawadogo said: "All...

Macedonia: 7 arrested for allegedly fighting in Syria, Iraq

Aug. 7, 2018 4:38 AM EDT

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian police say they have arrested seven people on suspicion of terrorism for allegedly participating as fighters in the wars in Syria and Iraq. The suspects, all Macedonian nationals aged between 23 and 41, were arrested in an overnight operation Monday to Tuesday on...

Germany: Sharp rise in number of anti-government extremists

Jul. 24, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The number of Germans who reject the legitimacy of the government has increased sharply over the past 18 months, Germany's domestic intelligence agency said Tuesday. The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, or BfV, said in its annual report on extremism in Germany that the...

Senegal sentences extremist supporters in rare mass trial

Jul. 19, 2018 11:44 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's criminal court has sentenced more than a dozen people to up to 20 years in prison for financing extremism and other offenses in a rare mass trial of suspected jihadists. Thirty-one people were tried after being arrested in 2015 counterterror operations that sought suspected...

Growing extremism threatens Mali's July 29 elections

Jul. 19, 2018 6:29 AM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — As deadly attacks by extremists become more brazen in Mali, officials and citizens fear this month's presidential election will be at risk from growing insecurity. A branch of al-Qaida even set off a car bomb at the headquarters of a new West African counterterror force late last month,...

African woman tells UN that climate change is security risk

Jul. 11, 2018 7:22 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An African woman whose people are nomads constantly searching for food and water told Security Council members Wednesday they must consider climate change as a security risk that is fueling extremism, conflict and migration. Hindou Ibrahim said in a speech to the council that climate...

Report: Far-right violence in Germany declined in 2017

Jul. 6, 2018 9:34 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German media are reporting a drop in the number of violent crimes committed by far-right extremists last year. Figures published Friday by the Funke newspaper group show the number of assaults committed by right-wing extremists declined 30 percent in 2017. The numbers of arsons and violent...

African leaders talk security with French president

Jul. 2, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — African heads of state have pledged to coordinate efforts to improve the continent's security and defeat jihadist organizations, particularly in Nigeria and the Sahel region, during talks Monday at the 31st African Union summit held in Mauritania's capital. French President...