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Anti-migrant group marches in Germany despite scandal

Thousands of supporters of a far-right German anti-immigrant group marched Sunday for the first time since their leader stepped down in disgrace after posing as Adolf Hitler and making remarks that were widely perceived to be racist.

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  • How France missed a homegrown terrorism plot
    How France missed a homegrown terrorism plot

    On the streets of Gennevilliers, a working-class suburb north of Paris, residents said there was little indication that a militant bent on warfare on French soil was living in their midst.

  • Fierce fighting resumes in eastern Ukraine after failure of diplomacy
    Fierce fighting resumes in eastern Ukraine after failure of diplomacy

    Ukrainian military brass and pro-Russia separatists have abandoned all pretense of adhering to a cease-fire, sending massive reinforcements Friday to their eastern Ukraine battlegrounds and engaging in a fierce battle for control of the devastated airport in Donetsk.

  • Obama says Europe should integrate Muslims to curb terrorism
    Obama says Europe should integrate Muslims to curb terrorism

    President Obama warned Europeans "not to simply respond with a hammer" in working against radicalization among its Muslim populations, and argued that the United States had an advantage on this front because American Muslims are better integrated into society.

  • Kerry visits Paris, says U.S. stands with France
    Kerry visits Paris, says U.S. stands with France

    U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Friday expressed U.S. solidarity with France in the wake of the worst terrorist attacks here in decades, calling it a “living nightmare.”

  • Counter-terrorism sweeps net more than two dozen suspects in Europe
    Counter-terrorism sweeps net more than two dozen suspects in Europe

    A week after the worst terrorist attacks in France in decades, European counter-terrorism officials conducted sweeping raids that netted at least 29 people, searching numerous sites starting late Thursday in Belgium and continuing Friday in France and Germany.

  • Paris police arrest 12 with suspected ties to terrorists
    Paris police arrest 12 with suspected ties to terrorists

    A dozen people suspected of having connections to one of the men responsible for last week’s terrorist attacks were arrested overnight after police conducted searches in the suburbs.

  • Pope Francis announces plan to canonize Junipero Serra
    Pope Francis announces plan to canonize Junipero Serra

    Pope Francis surprised Catholics worldwide Thursday when he disclosed that he plans to canonize Junipero Serra, the 18th century Spanish Franciscan who founded nine missions in California and restored early places of Christian worship across the state and in Mexico.

  • Belgian police kill two suspects during anti-terrorism raid
    Belgian police kill two suspects during anti-terrorism raid

    At least two people were killed Thursday in an anti-terrorism operation near a train station in the eastern Belgian city of Verviers as authorities widened their investigation into last week’s terrorist attacks in France to include potential accomplices in Belgium and Spain.

  • NATO creates rapid-reaction force to protect Eastern Europe
    NATO creates rapid-reaction force to protect Eastern Europe

    An interim force of German, Norwegian and Dutch troops stands ready to respond to any security threat from the east, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters in Berlin on Wednesday.

  • France cracks down on hate speech
    France cracks down on hate speech

    French authorities tightened security Wednesday in response to last week's terrorist attacks, ordering a crackdown on hate speech that backs terrorism and deploying the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to support U.S.-led airstrikes in the Middle East.

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