Radicalism

July 27, 2020 - 5:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Monday a German woman who allegedly joined the Islamic State group in Syria was arrested upon her return to the country. She is accused of membership in a foreign terrorist group, war crimes against property and other crimes. Federal prosecutors said in a...
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Members of the New Greatness group, who are charged with the organization of an extremist association, sit behind a glass in a courtroom prior to a court hearing in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Members of an opposition group dubbed New Greatness were arrested in 2018 on charges of creating an extremist group aiming to overthrow the government. The case was widely criticized as an example of politically motivated abuse anti-extremism laws. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
July 14, 2020 - 12:09 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Tuesday demanded prison terms for three members of a youth group charged with creating an extremist organization, in a case that elicited public outrage and has been seen as politically motivated. A prosecutor has asked a Moscow court on Tuesday to sentence...
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Horst Seehofer (CSU), Federal Minister of the Interior, Homeland and Construction, presents the 2019 Report on the Protection of the Constitution at the Federal Press Conference in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, July 9 2020. (Hannibal Hanschke/Pool via AP)
July 09, 2020 - 7:48 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany recorded a significant rise in the number of right-wing extremists last year, after security agencies added thousands of members of the country's main far-right party to the count. An annual report on extremism in Germany released Thursday estimates the number of right-wing...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, left, is welcomed by Mauritania President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, right, upon arrival at Nouakchott Oumtounsy International Airport Tuesday June 30, 2020, in Nouakchott, to attend a G5 Sahel summit. Leaders from the five countries of West Africa's Sahel region, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, meet with French President Emmanuel Macron and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in Mauritania's capital Nouakchott on Tuesday to discuss military operations against Islamic extremists in the region, as jihadist attacks mount. The five African countries, known as the G5, have formed a joint military force that is working with France, which has thousands of troops to battle the extremists in the Sahel, the region south of the Sahara Desert. (Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP)
June 30, 2020 - 4:04 pm
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Leaders from the five countries of West Africa’s Sahel region — Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger — on Tuesday called for intensifying counter-terrorism operations supported by the French military that have already seen successes in the recent months despite...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2004 file photo, soldiers of (KSK) Kommando Spezialkraefte, German Bundeswehr's special forces take part in a training exercise in Calw, southern Germany. Germany’s defense minister reportedly plans to restructure the country’s special forces unit after numerous allegations of far-right extremism. Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has called a press conference for Wednesday, July 1, 2020 to talk about a “structural analysis” of the KSK, unit, following up on an analysis she ordered in May. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle, File)
June 30, 2020 - 1:22 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s defense minister reportedly plans to restructure the country’s special forces unit after numerous allegations of far-right extremism. Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has called a news conference for Wednesday to talk about a “structural analysis” of the Kommando...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 15, 2018 file photo, Pyotr Verzilov invading the pitch, runs away as a steward tries to stop him during the France and Croatia 2018 World Cup final match in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Russian state news agency Tass says a prominent member of the protest group Pussy Riot has been detained by the police anti-extremism division. The Mediazona website reported that Pyotr Verzilov was seized at his apartment by unidentified men who broke down the door on Sunday, June 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)
June 21, 2020 - 12:47 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian state news agency Tass says a prominent member of the protest group Pussy Riot has been detained by the police anti-extremism division. The Mediazona website reported that Pyotr Verzilov was seized at his apartment by unidentified men who broke down the door on Sunday morning...
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President Donald Trump arrives on stage to speak at a campaign rally at the BOK Center, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 20, 2020 - 11:10 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — President Donald Trump launched his comeback rally Saturday by defining the upcoming election as a stark choice between national heritage and left-wing radicalism. But his intended show of political force amid a pandemic featured thousands of empty seats and new coronavirus...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2020, file photo, a protester waves a city of Chicago flag emblazoned with the acronym BLM for Black Lives Matter, outside the Batavia, Ill., City Hall during a protest over the death of George Floyd. Black Lives Matter has gone mainstream — and black activists are carefully assessing how they should respond. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
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June 11, 2020 - 12:22 pm
For much of its seven-year existence, the Black Lives Matter movement has been seen by many Americans as a divisive, even radical force. Its very name enraged its foes, who countered with the slogans “Blue Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter." Times have changed — dramatically so — as evidenced...
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In this Thursday, March 19, 2020 file photo Eberhard Zorn, left, Inspector General of the Bundeswehr and German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, right, address the media during a press conference in Berlin, Germany. The German government has agreed on a bill that would speed up the dismissal of soldiers involved in extremism or serious crimes. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, pool, file)
June 03, 2020 - 7:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government has agreed on a bill that would speed up the dismissal of soldiers involved in extremism or serious crimes. Current military rules mean that soldiers who have served for more than four years can only be kicked out after they have been convicted of a crime or...
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May 27, 2020 - 4:19 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany have raided dozens of homes linked to anti-government groups suspected of manufacturing fake documents. Prosecutors in Stuttgart and Karlsruhe said the 25 premises searched Wednesday were tied to 31 suspected members of the Reich Citizens movement. Members of the...
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