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Far-right targets France's mixed-race Joan of Arc

Paris - The French city of Orleans has for the first time named a mixed-race teenager to play folk heroine Joan of Arc for annual festivities, prompting a torrent of racist abuse from far-right social media users.

Brazilian black activists' tips on surviving police go viral

Rio De Janeiro - Advice issued by black activists in Rio de Janeiro on "surviving" interactions with police -- including warning against carrying umbrellas that may be mistaken for guns -- went viral Monday.

Florida shooter belonged to white supremacist group: rights group

Pompano Beach - Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was a member of a white supremacist group and had taken part in military-style training exercises, the rights group Anti-Defamation League said Thursday.

PM calls on Poles to avoid anti-Semitic remarks

Warsaw - Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Sunday called on Poles to refrain from making anti-Semitic statements at a time when the country is under fire over a controversial Holocaust law.

Poland's 'enemies' trying to fan anti-Semiticism: ruling party boss

Warsaw - The influential leader of Poland's ruling conservative party on Saturday accused "enemies" of the country of trying to fan anti-Semitism, as Warsaw is under fire over a controversial Holocaust law.

Anti-fascist protesters rally in flashpoint Italian town

Macerata - Thousands of anti-fascist demonstrators rallied in the central Italian town of Macerata and other cities on Saturday a week after a far-right gunmen shot and wounded six Africans in a racially-motivated attack.

Anti-fascist protesters rally in flashpoint Italian town

Macerata - Thousands of anti-fascist demonstrators rallied in the central Italian town of Macerata on Saturday a week after a far-right gunmen shot and wounded six Africans in a racially-motivated attack.

Italian president warns against "extreme nationalism"

Rome - Italy's President Sergio Mattarella warned Friday against the "grave risks of extreme nationalism" as the country was gripped by high racial tensions ahead of next month's elections.

Dutch probe Saint Nicholas death threat

Den Haag - Dutch police are probing a death threat against the actor who plays the beloved children's character Saint Nicholas, and whose traditional blackface sidekick annually sparks a Christmas-time controversy.

Austria shaken by 'Nazi songbook' scandal

Vienna - A scandal in Austria over a student fraternity songbook with lyrics glorifying Nazis has put the new government under pressure and prompted soul-searching about the country's relationship with its past.

Austrian far-right figure quits over Nazi song scandal

Vienna - The Austrian far-right figure at the centre of a scandal over song lyrics praising the Holocaust announced Thursday his resignation after what he called a "media witch-hunt".

Austria to dissolve 'Nazi songbook' fraternity

Vienna - Austria's government said Wednesday that it plans to dissolve one of the country's controversial nationalist fraternities after it emerged that it had printed song texts celebrating the Holocaust and other Nazi atrocities.

Auschwitz survivor warns German parliament of hate's return

Berlin - A 92-year-old Holocaust survivor warned Wednesday against rising anti-Semitism in Europe in the first ceremony marking the liberation of Auschwitz in the German parliament since the far right won seats last year.

Italy election campaign descends into race row

Rome - Italy was gripped by a racism row Tuesday as parties from across the political spectrum weighed in on calls to defend the "white race", sparking anger but also drawing support.

UKIP leader dumps lover over racist royal slur

London - The leader of the anti-immigration UK Independence Party announced Monday he had ended his relationship after his girlfriend reportedly made racist remarks about Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle.

Trump language on Africa unacceptable, racist: Ghana

Accra - Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday said Donald Trump's reported description of African nations as "shithole countries" was unacceptable, while his predecessor branded the US head of state a racist.

Trump's 'shithole' remark no shock to Haitians

Port-au-prince - Haitians have taken special offense to Donald Trump's "shithole" slur targeting countries including the island nation, where some detect a hint of racism linked to their historic independence as the first black republic.

'Shithole' countries latest racially charged comment by Trump

Washington - US President Donald Trump's reported description of African nations, El Salvador and Haiti as "shithole" countries has focused attention on previous remarks, which have ignited accusations of racism.

After reported Trump slur, Tillerson embraces diversity

Washington - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged Americans to embrace their diverse backgrounds Friday, after President Donald Trump reportedly insulted immigrants from "shithole countries.

Africans outraged over 'racist' Trump remarks

Nairobi - Africans reacted angrily Friday after Donald Trump reportedly referred to their nations as "shithole countries", with many lashing the US president for racism and ignorance.

H&M removes 'black boy' ad after racism accusation

Stockholm - Swedish clothing giant Hennes and Mauritz on Monday apologised and removed an advertisement of a black child after the company was accused of being racist on social media.

Row erupts over revered French novelist's anti-Semitic pamphlets

Paris - The planned publication of anti-Semitic pamphlets written by a revered novelist has sparked a fierce row in France, with Prime Minister Edouard Philippe weighing in on the debate in favour of their release.

Boris Becker's son to press charges over MP's 'racist' tweet: report

Berlin - Noah Becker, son of German former tennis star Boris Becker, plans to press charges against a deputy from the far-right AfD party who called him a "little half-negro" on Twitter, Bild daily reported Thursday.

Black journalist's sacking sparks race row in France

Paris - Does France have a problem talking about racism? After a prominent black journalist was sacked from an internet advisory body for being too controversial, anti-racism campaigners think so.

Charlottesville police chief quits amid criticism over handling of far-right rally

Washington - The Charlottesville police chief who was criticized for his handling of a white supremacist rally in August in which an anti-Nazi protester was killed announced on Monday he was stepping down.

Top French Socialist axed from party over anti-semitic tweet

Paris - A top official in France's Socialist Party was expelled on Tuesday days after tweeting an image with anti-Semitic overtones against President Emmanuel Macron.

Leading Socialist faces inquiry for anti-semitic Macron tweet

Paris - A top official in France's Socialist Party is facing a legal inquiry after tweeted an image with anti-Semitic overtones against President Emmanuel Macron, sources close to the inquiry said Monday.

Brazil marks Black Awareness Day under racism cloud

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil promotes itself as a harmonious blend of races, but the reality as the country celebrates Black Awareness Day on Monday is that the darker your skin, the less chance you have of getting ahead.The numbers are hard to ignore.

Greek PM meets Afghan pupil attacked over flag row

Atenas - Greece's prime minister received on Saturday an Afghan boy whose home in Athens was attacked days after a dispute over his right to carry the Greek flag during a national parade.

S.African pair jailed for forcing black man into coffin

Middelburg - A South African judge on Friday handed down jail terms of 19 and 16 years to two white farmers who filmed themselves forcing a black man into a coffin and threatening to burn him alive.
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Six African Australian schoolkids kicked out of Apple Melbourne store.
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RFE/RL Facebook post with introduction alleging  wholesale racism  in Israel.
RFE/RL Facebook post with introduction alleging "wholesale racism" in Israel.
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SAPS watches an illegal immigrant, set alight by locals, burn
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Capture from The Sun's leaked John Galliano video.
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Robert Borden, who attended the school from 1966 to 1984, hugs Premier McNeil following the apology.
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Evan Solomon hosts Power & Politics on CBC-TV.
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Listing showing thumbnail from the YouTube of Katy Perry's American Music Awards performance of her new song "Unconditionally."
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Protest observer (Walter Gadsden) in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, on 3 May 1963, being attacked by police dogs during a civil rights protest. See Birmingham campaign.
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