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After Buffalo massacre, NY governor seeks action on guns

May. 18, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would require state police to seek court orders to keep guns away from people who might pose a threat to themselves or others under a package of executive orders and gun control bills touted Wednesday by Gov. Kathy Hochul in the aftermath of a racist attack on a...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

May. 18, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice. May 17, 2022. Editorial: GOP primary sets up fight for democracy Primary election day dawned this morning with Pennsylvania Republicans doing their best imitation of Pennsylvania Democrats. For months, they have watched...

Uyghur county in China has highest prison rate in the world

May. 16, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Nearly one in 25 people in a county in the Uyghur heartland of China has been sentenced to prison on terrorism-related charges, in what is the highest known imprisonment rate in the world, an Associated Press review of leaked data shows. A list obtained and partially...

US attorney says FBI is investigating Buffalo shooting as both a hate crime and racially motivated violent extremism

May. 14, 2022 18:07 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US attorney says FBI is investigating Buffalo shooting as both a hate crime and racially motivated violent extremism.

Passengers on German train overpower knife attacker

May. 13, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An off-duty police officer and two other passengers on a regional train in Germany overpowered a Iraq-born man who wounded five people including the officer with a knife on Friday, authorities said. A top law enforcement official said the 31-year-old attacker had been...

Germany: Over 300 far-right extremists at security agencies

May. 13, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The German government said Friday that it has identified more than 300 employees of national and state military, police and security agencies with links to far-right extremists or similar movements. The Federal Ministry of the Interior analyzed 860 cases of possible...

Germany saw more politically motivated crimes in 2021

May. 10, 2022 05:56 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The number of politically motivated crimes reported in Germany rose 23% last year compared to the year before, Germany's top security official said Tuesday. The increase included a sharp rise in crimes that could not be assigned to the traditional categories of crimes...

Moroccan prison program aims to de-radicalize IS veterans

May. 01, 2022 02:37 AM EDT

SALE, Morocco (AP) — As a combatant for the Islamic State group who left his native Morocco to join what he felt was a holy fight in Syria, Mohsin says he saw all the horrors of war. “A terrifying experience,” he says. Now a prisoner, the 38-year-old claims he is no longer the...

Canadian report warns of extremist infiltration in military

Apr. 25, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Canadian Armed Forces is not doing enough to detect and prevent white supremacists and other violent extremists from infiltrating the military, said a report released Monday by Defense Minister Anita Anand. The report comes after a yearlong review by a...

Indonesia jails activist lawyer over Islamic radicalism

Apr. 06, 2022 03:40 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A former Indonesian human rights lawyer who joined an Islamic hard-line group was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday on charges of incitement with the aim to establish a caliphate in a secular country. The three-judge panel at East Jakarta...