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1960s prankster Paul Krassner, who named Yippies, dies at 87

Jul. 21, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, died Sunday in Southern California, his daughter said. Krassner died at his home in Desert Hot...

Mexico's treasury secretary resigns, cites interference

Jul. 9, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's treasury secretary resigned Tuesday, complaining of the appointment of unqualified officials by "influential people in the current administration who have clear conflicts of interest." Carlos Urzua, a longtime ally of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, did not...

UN chief to visit Kenya and Mozambique next week

Jul. 1, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is heading to Africa next week to attend a counter-terrorism conference and assess recovery efforts from two cyclones earlier this year in Mozambique. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Monday that Guterres will arrive in Nairobi, Kenya, on...

Germany sees big increase in anti-Semitic acts of violence

Jun. 27, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's domestic intelligence agency says the number of anti-Semitic acts of violence rose sharply last year alongside a further increase in those identified as far-right extremists. The BfV agency said in its annual report Thursday the number of anti-Semitic acts of violence rose by 71.4 %...

Germany's Merkel urges crackdown on far-right extremists

Jun. 22, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel said the German government is "very, very serious" about fighting far-right extremism that presents "a big challenge for all of us" after a man with anti-migrant views allegedly killed a regional official from Merkel's party. Far-right extremists "need to be fought...

German govt calls official's killing 'attack on all of us'

Jun. 18, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The killing of a politician who supported refugees, allegedly carried out by a man with a record of violent hate crimes, is an "alarm signal" that highlights the threat posed by far-right extremism, Germany's top security official said Tuesday.  The motive of the 45-year-old German man...

Assailants raid village in Mali, killing at least 95 people

Jun. 10, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Assailants raided a central Mali village early Monday, killing at least 95 people in the latest massacre in a growing ethnic conflict that has been enflamed by Islamic extremists, government officials said. Nineteen people were missing after the ethnic Dogon village of Sobame Da was...

US to launch new program to fight extremism in Philippines

Jun. 4, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. and Philippine officials on Tuesday discussed a new program to thwart efforts by Muslim extremists to recruit and mobilize followers in the country's south after a bloody siege by jihadists aligned with the Islamic State group. The three-year program involves helping local...