Europe’s voters elect new parliament as nationalism mounts

Europe 05/25/19, 23:13

Bulgarians are voting in the European Parliament elections after a series of scandals overshadowed the debate on key issues of the EU's future.Voters on Sunday are casting ballots for their country's 17 seats in the 751-member European Parliament. The vote ...

Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest

U.S. 05/25/19, 09:47

Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations' Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest.White nationalism has been on the rise across the U.S., but it has particular resonance along the Idaho-Washington border, where ...

Tens of thousands rally against nationalism before EU votes

Europe 05/19/19, 10:53

Tens of thousands of demonstrators opposed to right-wing populism and nationalism took to the streets in a number of European cities before May 23-26 elections to the European Parliament.Marches in Germany were held under the banner of "One Europe for ...

China voices strength, pushes nationalism around trade war

World 05/15/19, 06:32

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 the U.S., as the ruling Communist Party takes a more aggressive approach ...

Update: May Day: German unions urge against nationalism

Europe 05/01/19, 04:25

The Latest on rallies and events marking May Day around the world (all times local):10 a.m.Ahead of a May Day rally in over a dozen German cities, Germany's biggest trade unions are urging voters to participate in this month's European ...

Capitol Hill hearing on online hate sees it firsthand

U.S. 04/09/19, 11:39

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 anti-Semitic comments. YouTube disabled the live chat section of the streaming video about 30 ...

Update: Lawmakers criticize social media for hate crimes

Business 04/09/19, 09:55

The Latest on the House Judiciary Committee hearing on white nationalism and social media (all times local):10:45 a.m.A Congressional committee hearing on white nationalism has begun with statements criticizing the spread of hate crimes in the U.S. and social media's ...

Facebook, Google face House hearing on white nationalism

Business 04/09/19, 09:16

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. Neil Potts, Facebook's director of public policy and Alexandria Walden, counsel ...

Macron’s pro-EU party kicks off European Parliament campaign

Europe 03/30/19, 04:02

With Brexit looming and nationalism rising, French President Emmanuel Macron's pro-EU party is launching its campaign for the European Parliament elections.The centrist Republic on the Move party and allies are holding a rally Saturday in the Paris suburb of Aubervilliers. ...

Facebook extends ban on hate speech to ‘white nationalists’

Tech 03/27/19, 12:03

Facebook is extending its ban on hate speech to prohibit the promotion and support of white nationalism and white separatism.The company previously allowed such material even though it has long banned "white supremacists." The social network says it hadn't applied ...

Iconic Palestinian robe fashions a new political symbol

World 02/12/19, 01:27

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 ...

German leader Merkel get Fulbright, stresses cooperation

Europe 01/28/19, 14:23

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. Speaking ...

Interview: UAE sees Pope’s visit as way to build bridges

World 01/24/19, 12:39

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 ...

Germany, France sign treaty building on 1963 Elysee accord

Europe 01/22/19, 05:54

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 ...

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