VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday lamented what he called a "culture of insults" enabled by social media and warned against nationalism and other "exclusivist ideas" that he said contrast...
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's traditional center splintered in the hardest-fought European Parliament elections in decades, with the far right and pro-environment Greens gaining ground on...
Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations' Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest.
KOLKATA, India (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken his ruling party's fight to the state of West Bengal, where it hopes to retain a majority in staggered general elections...
BEIJING (AP) — What do tilapia, Jane Austen and Chinese revolutionary poster art have in common?
All have been used to rally public support around China's position in its trade dispute with...
BANGKOK (AP) — The Associated Press on Wednesday named Vineeta Deepak, an experienced video journalist and bedrock member of its Indian staff, as its South Asia news director to lead coverage of a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional hearing on online hate turned into a vivid demonstration of the problem Tuesday when a YouTube livestream of the proceedings was bombarded with racist and...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House Judiciary Committee hearing on white nationalism and social media (all times local):
Executives from Google and Facebook are facing Congress Tuesday to answer questions about their role in the spread of hate crimes and the rise of white nationalism in the U.S.
NEW DELHI (AP) — As she patrols for cow smugglers, Sadhvi Kamal, a Hindu holy woman in a saffron robe, rides in a white SUV with a sticker on the rear window displaying a cow framed by swords and...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France and Germany have announced the launch of an Alliance for Multilateralism to promote global cooperation at a time of rising nationalism in Europe, the United States and...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France and Germany announced the launch Tuesday of an Alliance for Multilateralism to promote global cooperation at a time of rising nationalism in Europe, the United States...
PARIS (AP) — With Brexit looming and nationalism rising, French President Emmanuel Macron's pro-EU party has launched its campaign for the European Parliament elections.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is extending its ban on hate speech to prohibit the promotion and support of white nationalism and white separatism.
Trump says media trying to blame him for NZ massacre
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he is unfairly being blamed for the New Zealand mosque massacre.
Trump tweeted Monday that the media "is working overtime to blame me for the...
AP FACT CHECK: Trump plays down white nationalist threat
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump appears to be oblivious to the threat of white nationalism.
Following a deadly mosque shooting in New Zealand, he said white supremacy isn't a rising...
Trump downplays white nationalism threat after massacre
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump played down any threat posed by white nationalism after the gunman accused of the New Zealand mosque massacre called the president "a symbol of renewed white...
After massacre, Trump downplays white nationalism threat
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump played down any threat posed by racist white nationalism on Friday after the gunman accused of the New Zealand mosque massacre called the president "a symbol...
Iconic Palestinian robe fashions a new political symbol
JERUSALEM (AP) — The traditional brightly embroidered dress of Palestinian women known as the "thobe" was not the type of garment one would expect to become a pop political symbol.
Now it's gaining prominence as a softer expression of Palestinian nationalism, competing even with the classic keffiyeh — the headscarf donned by young stone-throwing Palestinian men protesting Israel's occupation.
Iran’s revolution bridged sectarian rift before deepening it
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Inspired in part by Iran's Islamic Revolution, a young Egyptian army lieutenant emptied his machine gun into President Anwar Sadat in 1981, killing a leader who made peace with Israel and offered the shah a refuge after his overthrow.
The assassination carried out by Khalid al-Islambouli and others from a Sunni Islamic extremist group showed the power of Iran's Shiite-led revolution across the religious divides of the Muslim world.
Activists link Capitol Police sergeant to white nationalism
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Anti-fascist activists in Virginia have published allegations linking a Virginia Capitol Police sergeant to white nationalists. He's since been placed on paid leave.
German leader Merkel gets Fulbright, stresses cooperation
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed the need Monday for international cooperation to fight the rise of nationalism and populism, citing the role the U.S. played after World War II in helping establish a free and democratic Germany and Western Europe.
University of Utah president decries hate groups’ signs
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — University of Utah leadership is calling on the community to report hate speech after signage from known white nationalism groups was found on campus.
The Salt Lake Tribune reported Sunday that President Ruth Watkins said a banner was found on Saturday and numerous stickers were placed around campus earlier in the week.
AP Interview: UAE sees pope’s visit as way to build bridges
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As the United Arab Emirates prepares to host Pope Francis in February, the country's minister of tolerance said the first-ever papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula will contribute to building bridges at a time of growing nationalism and insularism around the world.
At Davos, battle lines are drawn over trade and cooperation
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — World leaders in favor of international cooperation and free trade struck back Wednesday against the wave of populist nationalism that has featured more prominently than usual at the gathering of elites in Davos, Switzerland.
Germany, France renew friendship treaty, warn of nationalism
AACHEN, Germany (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Tuesday against rising nationalism in Europe and called for a revival of cross-border cooperation as she and her French counterpart signed a pact renewing their countries' decades-long friendship.
The new accord was inked in the ancient western German city of Aachen exactly 56 years after the 1963 Elysee Treaty, which set the tone for the two countries' close relationship following centuries of conflict that ended with World War II.
AP Explains: Why are France and Germany renewing their vows?
BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of France and Germany signed a treaty Tuesday renewing their friendship and pledging greater cooperation between their two nations.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron signed the Aachen accord exactly 56 years after their predecessors inked the Elysee Treaty that set the tone for the two countries' relations after centuries of fierce rivalry and bloody conflict.
Contentious statements by Rep. Steve King over the years
House GOP leadership took moves to block Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King from committee assignments for the next two years after he lamented that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms.
Here is a look at some of King's contentious comments and stances since becoming a member of Congress in 2003:
— In 2006, King called for an electrified fence on the US border, saying, "We do that with livestock all the time."
Iowa’s King off House committees after remarks about race
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran Republican Rep. Steve King will be blocked from committee assignments for the next two years after lamenting that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms.
The Latest: House GOP blocks Iowa Rep. King from committees
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Iowa Rep. Steve King's remarks on white supremacy (all times local):
House Republicans will block Iowa Rep. Steve King from serving on any committees in the new Congress as punishment for his remarks about white supremacy.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced the move against King on Monday. He denounced King's remarks as "beneath the dignity of the Party of Lincoln and the United States of America."
House GOP leader vows action against King over race remarks
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican leader said Sunday he will meet with Rep. Steve King this week to discuss King's future and role in the party and promised action following the Iowa congressman's recent comments in defense of white supremacy.
GOP senator: Rep. King’s white supremacy remarks hurt nation
WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Republican congressman Steve King says he's not a racist, but he faced intensifying criticism Friday over his remarks about white supremacy, including from a black GOP senator who said such comments are a blight on the nation and the party.
Pope decries rise of nationalism, flaws of globalization
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis expressed concern Monday over the rise of populism and nationalism, including separatist tendencies in Europe, partly blaming those growing trends on reactions to waves of migration and on globalization's disorderly development.
Tale of reformed white supremacist, its survival in Sarasota
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — In 2010, one of the foremost young leaders of the white nationalist movement in the country walked onto the campus of New College of Florida as a student.
The tenets of white nationalism, which hold that white people are under siege in the United States by the country's increasing minority population, would seem counter to New College's free-thinking reputation, but the 21-year-old godson of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke was undeterred.
Biden urges political engagement in Brown University speech
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke to more than 2,000 Brown University students this week, criticizing partisan politics and urging students to look toward the future.
Biden spoke Monday at the university's Pizzitola Sports Center, arguing that a perceived political breakdown was caused by nationalism and "phony populism."
Trial set to begin in deadly white nationalist rally
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A planned "Unite the Right" rally by white nationalists in Charlottesville exploded in chaos: violent brawling in the streets, racist chants, smoke bombs, and finally, a car speeding into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing one and injuring dozens more.
Afterward, President Donald Trump enflamed racial tensions when he said "both sides" were to blame, a comment some saw as a refusal to condemn racism.
Handwritten Einstein letter auctioned off for nearly $40,000
JERUSALEM (AP) — A handwritten letter written by Albert Einstein warning of the dangers of growing nationalism and anti-Semitism years before the Nazis rose to power has been sold for nearly $40,000.
The Kedem Auction House says the previously unknown letter, brought forward by an anonymous collector, fetched $39,360 in bidding in Jerusalem on Tuesday night.
Trump largely alone as world leaders take aim at nationalism
PARIS (AP) — For President Donald Trump in Paris, America First meant largely America alone.
At a weekend commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the president who proudly declares himself a "nationalist" stood apart, even on a continent where his brand of populism is on the rise.
Trump complains about allies’ spending after France trip
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh from a trip to France where his brand of "nationalism" drew rebuke from his hosts, President Donald Trump says "much was accomplished" in his meetings. But he's raising a familiar complaint about American allies' spending on defense.
Excerpts of French, German speeches commemorating WWI’s end
PARIS (AP) — Excerpts from speeches by the leaders of former enemies France and Germany, Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel, at events Sunday commemorating the centennial of the World War I armistice .
In remembering WWI, world warned of resurging ‘old demons’
PARIS (AP) — World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I's slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that drove home the message "never again" but also exposed the globe's new political fault lines.
Racist flyers, stickers found on UMass campus
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts says flyers from a white nationalist hate group have again appeared on its Amherst campus as part of an attempt to recruit college men.
University officials say flyers and stickers from the group Identity Evropa were found on campus property on Wednesday.
In a statement, UMass says it "denounces these acts of hate and intimidation" and that university police are investigating.