Nationalism

Sri Lanka's former Defense Secretary and presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa, center, leaves a polling station after casting his vote in Embuldeniya, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Polls opened in Sri Lanka’s presidential election Saturday after weeks of campaigning that largely focused on national security and religious extremism in the backdrop of the deadly Islamic State-inspired suicide bomb attacks on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
November 17, 2019 - 4:03 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a former defense official revered by Sri Lanka’s ethnic majority for his role in ending a bloody civil war but feared by minorities for his brutal approach, declared victory Sunday in the nation’s presidential election. Sri Lanka’s ruling party...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2017, file photo, an emergency employee helps an injured person after a neo-Nazi drove his car into a group of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. A group of plaintiffs has filed a lawsuit alleging that individuals who planned the rally conspired to infringe on their civil rights. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
November 14, 2019 - 2:06 pm
A lawsuit that could go trial next year cites online chats to argue that the white-nationalist violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, during the summer of 2017 was part of a far-right conspiracy. A counterprotester was run down and killed at the rally by a neo-Nazi. The lawsuit was...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2017, file photo, an emergency employee helps an injured person after a neo-Nazi drove his car into a group of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. A group of plaintiffs has filed a lawsuit alleging that individuals who planned the rally conspired to infringe on their civil rights. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
November 14, 2019 - 2:04 pm
A lawsuit that could go trial next year cites online chats to argue that the white-nationalist violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, during the summer of 2017 was part of a far-right conspiracy. A counterprotester was run down and killed at the rally by a neo-Nazi. The lawsuit was...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2018 file photo, East Hampton, Conn., Police Chief Dennis Woessner addresses the Town Council in East Hampton. East Hampton officer Kevin P. Wilcox, has retired from the force after Committee for Civil Rights Under Law raised concerns about his membership with the Proud Boys, a far-right group known for engaging in violent clashes at political rallies. In September, Woessner told the civil rights organization that Wilcox’s Proud Boys membership didn’t violate department policies. (Jeff Mill/The Middletown Press via AP)
November 13, 2019 - 3:23 pm
A Connecticut police officer who belonged to a far-right group accused a civil rights organization’s leader, who had complained to his department, of trying to “silence conservative voices,” according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press. In his letter, addressed to East Hampton’s police...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2018 file photo, East Hampton, Conn., Police Chief Dennis Woessner addresses the Town Council in East Hampton. East Hampton officer Kevin P. Wilcox, has retired from the force after Committee for Civil Rights Under Law raised concerns about his membership with the Proud Boys, a far-right group known for engaging in violent clashes at political rallies. In September, Woessner told the civil rights organization that Wilcox’s Proud Boys membership didn’t violate department policies. (Jeff Mill/The Middletown Press via AP)
November 13, 2019 - 12:07 pm
A Connecticut police officer accused a civil rights organization’s leader of trying to “silence conservative voices” by raising concerns about his membership in a far-right group known for its violent clashes at political rallies, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press. In his...
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A woman walks past banners of Spain's far-right Vox party candidate Santiago Abascal in Torre-Pacheco, Spain, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. The farming town of Torre-Pacheco, heavily reliant on foreign workers, voted in droves for Vox, which has vowed to build walls to contain migrants and prioritize the needs of Spaniards. (AP Photo/Sergio Rodrigo)
November 11, 2019 - 2:30 pm
TORRE-PACHECO, Spain (AP) — To understand Spain's polarized politics, a visitor to the southern farming town of Torre-Pacheco needs only to read the graffiti scrawled near a main square. Next to a bull's-eye drawn on a wall are the crossed-out words "Go away, Moors" — an old term for Muslims from...
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People take part in the March of Independence organized by far right activists to celebrate 101 years of Poland's independence, in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 11, 2019 - 1:16 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Tens of thousands of Poles joined on Monday in a yearly Independence Day march organized by nationalist groups, an event that has grown over the past decade as the far right across Europe has strengthened and gained a degree of social acceptance. Participants burned flares and...
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Men pray with rosaries before a march on Independence Day in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 11, 2019 - 12:10 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of Poles joined on Monday in a yearly Independence Day march organized by nationalist groups, an event that has grown over the past decade as the far right across Europe has strengthened and gained a degree of social acceptance. Participants burned flares and shot...
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Pro-Catalan independence demonstrators block a major highway border pass near La Jonquera between Spain and France, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Protesters following a call to action by a secretive pro-Catalan independence group have closed off both sides of the AP7 highway at the major transportation hub of La Jonquera between France and Spain. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
November 11, 2019 - 10:04 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain looked set Monday to endure many more months of political uncertainty after the country's fourth election in as many years reflected a widening political chasm between parties on the left and the right. After Sunday's national vote, no party has a clear mandate to govern and a...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 photo, ultra-Orthodox Jews pray in the Tomb of the Kings, a large underground burial complex dating to the first century BC, in east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. After several aborted attempts, the French Consulate General has reopened one of Jerusalem's most magnificent ancient tombs to the public for the first time in over a decade, sparking a distinctly Jerusalem conflict over access to an archaeological-cum-holy site in the volatile city's eastern half. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
November 08, 2019 - 1:25 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — French authorities reopened one of Jerusalem's most magnificent ancient tombs to the public for the first time in over a decade, despite a dispute over access to the archaeological-cum-holy site in the city's volatile eastern half. After several aborted attempts, the French...
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