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Ex-jihadist Tania Joya now fights to 'reprogram' extremists

Washington - Tania Joya has devoted her life to "reprogramming" extremists and reintroducing them into society -- a process she understands well as a "former Islamic jihadist" herself.

Italian nationalsts rally to their 'captain' against Brussels

Milan - Thousands of Italians turned out in Milan on Saturday to support their "captain" Matteo Salvini, the far-right leader they see as taking their battle against the European Union to Brussels.

US woman sues Harvard over 'slave ancestor' pictures

New York - A US woman who says she is descended from slaves who were photographed in 1850 by a racist Harvard University professor on Wednesday sued the university over the "exploitation" of the images of her ancestors.

France vows crackdown against surge in anti-Semitism

Paris - Faced with a worrying surge in attacks on Jews, France plans to introduce tough new legislation governing social media platforms to combat online hate speech and officially recognise anti-Zionism as a form of anti-Semitism.

Thousands demonstrate in Paris following anti-Semitic attacks

Paris - Thousands of people, some carrying banners proclaiming 'That's enough', took to the streets of the French capital Tuesday evening to protest a spate of recent anti-Semitic attacks, including the daubing of swastikas on nearly 100 graves in a Jewish cem...

Outrage in France after spate of anti-Semitic vandalism

Paris - A spate of anti-Semitic vandalism and graffiti in and around Paris at the weekend sparked widespread condemnation on Tuesday, stoking fresh concerns about an increase in hate crime against Jews.

France vows firm response to wave of anti-Semitic vandalism

Paris - The French government called Tuesday for a firm response to a series of anti-Semitic acts over the weekend including graffiti and vandalism which have raised fresh alarm.

Hungary pledges 1.5 mln euros to fight anti-Semitism

Budapest - The Hungarian government said Thursday it will spend 1.5 million euros ($1.7 million) every year on various projects to combat anti-Semitism.

Gay Brazilians won't hide from Bolsonaro: slain activist's sister

Paris - The election of a far-right president in Brazil will not drive gay campaigners underground, the sister of murdered activist campaigner Marielle Franco has vowed -- while warning that minorities face grave danger under Jair Bolsonaro.

Tens of thousands stage anti-racism march in Berlin

Berlin - Tens of thousands of people marched in Berlin Saturday in a protest against racism amid growing concern over xenophobic incidents in the east of the country.Organisers said at least 242,000 people turned out for the rally.

Thousands protest for and against migrants in tense German town

Chemnitz - Thousands of opponents and supporters of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's immigration policy marched Saturday through the eastern city of Chemnitz after a wave of racist violence that followed a knife killing.

Saxony's long history with Germany's far right

Chemnitz - Mobs attacking migrants in Chemnitz this week were the latest, most flagrant demonstration of Saxony's difference from the rest of Germany, spotlighting a state in the formerly communist east that has since the 1990s been a stronghold of the radical fa...

French youths jailed for killing Chinese tailor

Bobigny - Two French youths were jailed Tuesday over a deadly attack on a Chinese tailor that sparked mass protests by the country's Asian community.

French youths in court over 'racist' deadly attack on Chinese tailor

Paris - Two French youths appeared in court on Friday over the death of a Chinese tailor in one of a string of violent robberies targeting Asians in high-rise Paris suburbs.

Starbucks CEO apologizes for 'reprehensible' arrest of two black men

Washington - The CEO of Starbucks has apologized for an incident at one of the mammoth chain's Philadelphia cafes where two black men were arrested while waiting for a friend.

French MP receives racist death threat

Paris - A French MP elected under President Emmanuel Macron's party revealed on Wednesday she had received a letter containing racist death threats.

Kurz says Austria bears 'responsibility' for Holocaust

Vienna - Austria's conservative chancellor Sebastian Kurz, slammed by critics for forming a ruling coalition with the far right, marked Holocaust Day on Saturday by recalling his country's "historic responsibility" in the genocide of Jews during World War II.

New book recounts murder of AFP reporter during US civil rights movement

Washington - It was the evening of September 30, 1962 when Agence France-Presse reporter Paul Guihard arrived at the campus of the University of Mississippi.

New book recounts murder of AFP reporter during US civil rights movement

Washington - It was the evening of September 30, 1962 when Agence France-Presse reporter Paul Guihard arrived at the campus of the University of Mississippi.
 

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