Latest Nationalism News

2 women, political opposites, vying in race for Japan PM

Sep. 26, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The inclusion of two women among the four candidates vying to become the next prime minister seems like a big step forward for Japan's notoriously sexist politics. But their fate is in the hands of a conservative, mostly male governing party — and the leading female candidate...

Under China pressure, Taiwan opposition choses new leader

Sep. 25, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s main opposition Nationalist Party chose former leader Eric Chu as its new chairperson Saturday in an election overshadowed by increasing pressure from neighbor China. Four candidates, including incumbent chair Johnny Chiang, had...

Neo-Nazis are still on Facebook. And they’re making money

Sep. 25, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — It’s the premier martial arts group in Europe for right-wing extremists. German authorities have twice banned their signature tournament. But Kampf der Nibelungen, or Battle of the Nibelungs, still thrives on Facebook, where organizers maintain multiple pages, as well as...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Sep. 22, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 20 The Philadelphia Inquirer on protecting abortion rights in Pennsylvania: In one legislative session after another, Pennsylvania Republicans have tried to...

Judge: Prosecutors can't show Rittenhouse link to Proud Boys

Sep. 17, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that prosecutors can't argue that a man who shot three people during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin is affiliated with the Proud Boys or that he attacked a woman months before the shootings, bolstering his position as he prepares...

Official's comment triggers fear Polish govt wants out of EU

Sep. 09, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish opposition politicians accused the governing party Thursday of putting Poland's membership in the European Union in danger after a top party official said “drastic solutions” could be needed amid a conflict with Brussels. Government...

EU to seek daily fines against Poland over justice concerns

Sep. 07, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union moved Tuesday to force Poland to comply with the rulings of Europe’s top court with plans to seek daily fines against the nationalist government in Warsaw in a long-running dispute over Poland's judicial system. In a rare move, the...

Firebrand Myanmar monk Wirathu released from prison

Sep. 06, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A nationalist Buddhist monk in Myanmar notorious for anti-Muslim remarks was freed from prison on Monday after charges that he tried to stir up disaffection against the country's previous civilian government were dropped. The monk, Wirathu, became...

Black women seeing guns as protection from rising crime

Sep. 01, 2021 07:51 AM EDT

TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — Valerie Rupert raised her right arm, slightly shaking and unsure as she aimed at the paper target representing a burglar, a robber or even a rapist. The 67-year-old Detroit grandmother squeezed the trigger, the echo of her shot blending into the...

White nationalist pleads not guilty to 2nd hate crime charge

Aug. 30, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A self-described white nationalist pleaded not guilty on Monday to a second charge of disorderly conduct as a hate crime. Max Misch of Bennington is accused in court documents of getting into an argument with a woman in June after her Black son...