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French president wraps up Africa tour in Guinea-Bissau

Jul. 28, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron wrapped up a three-country Africa tour in Guinea-Bissau Thursday that saw him pledge funding for education and economic development as well as military support to fight extremism in West and Central Africa. On Thursday...

France pledges more security, education support to Benin

Jul. 27, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

COTONOU, Benin (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday pledged security cooperation and support to Benin as it fights rising threats of extremism, as well as investments in education and a cultural center for the West African nation. Macron made the pledges after...

GOP's links to extremism surface in congressional primary

Jul. 27, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional candidate whose compelling personal story of military valor and unfathomable loss helped him win former President Donald Trump's support has connections to right-wing extremists, including a campaign consultant who was a member of the Proud Boys. ...

6 members of white supremacist group appear in Idaho court

Jul. 18, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Six of the 31 members of a white supremacist group who were arrested near a northern Idaho pride event last month pleaded not guilty Monday to misdemeanor charges of conspiracy to riot. The Patriot Front members were arrested June 11 with riot gear after...

German climate activists aim to stir friction with blockades

Jul. 15, 2022 02:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — “It’s absolutely crazy to stick yourself to the road with superglue,” admits Lina Schinkoethe. And yet, the 19-year-old recently landed in jail for doing just that, in protest at what she believes is the German government's failure to act against climate change....

Police raid suspected Islamic extremists across Germany

Jun. 28, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police conducted raids across the country Tuesday targeting individuals and premises believed to be linked to a banned Islamic extremist group. Authorities say the group’s goal is to establish an Islamic state in Germany that rejects democracy and uses...

Some sheriff's candidates run on not enforcing certain laws

Jun. 25, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — More than a dozen candidates campaigning to be top law enforcement officials in counties across Colorado are running on a unique platform: Not enforcing the law. These candidates fit the profile of a loose movement sometimes referred to as “constitutional...

Study: Facebook fails to catch East Africa extremist content

Jun. 15, 2022 03:00 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A new study has found that Facebook has failed to catch Islamic State group and al-Shabab extremist content in posts aimed at East Africa as the region remains under threat from violent attacks and Kenya prepares to vote in a closely contested national election. ...

German, Swiss authorities detain 4 accused of supporting IS

Jun. 14, 2022 06:00 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and Swiss authorities have carried out a joint operation to detain four people who are accused of membership in or support of the Islamic State group, officials said Tuesday. One man was detained in Germany on Monday. He is accused of having prepared a serious...

Hearings guide: What to know as the Jan. 6 panel goes public

Jun. 09, 2022 07:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol will hold the first in a series of hearings laying out its initial findings Thursday night, a highly anticipated look at evidence the panel has been gathering for the last year. With the...