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Finland populists eye election upset as anti-immigrant feeling rises

Apr 13, 2019 - 12:47 PM

The Finns Party's election manifesto, released after the arrests, goes into detail about a perceived security risk posed by immigrants, particularly in the areas of sexual assault and terrorism.

CAMPAIGN. A container of the Finns Party campaigning for parliamentary elections stands on the Narinkkatori Square in Helsinki, Finland, on April 12, 2019. Photo by Heikki Saukkomaa / Lehtikuva / AFP

Slovaks mourn Filipino expat beaten to death in street

Jun 09, 2018 - 3:25 PM

Henry Acorda, a 36-year-old Filipino living in Slovakia, was assaulted in the heart of the capital on May 26 by 28-year-old Juraj H., whose surname has been withheld pending trial.

MOURNING. Thousands of Slovaks rally in Bratislava, Slovakia on June 8, 2018 to pay tribute to murdered Filipino expat Henry Acorda beaten to death by a young man believed to be a neo-Nazi. Photo by Vladimir Simicek / AFP

4 far-right UK terror plots foiled in 2017 – police

Feb 27, 2018 - 7:13 PM

'The right-wing terrorist threat is more significant and more challenging than perhaps the public debate gives it credit for,' the UK"s chief counter-terrorism officer Mark Rowley says

UK TERROR. A mounted police officer lays a bunch of flowers outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on March 24, 2017 two days after the March 22 terror attack on the British parliament and Westminster Bridge. File photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Sara Duterte in 2019 polls, Gatchalian on Twitter outburst, Trump slams Bannon | Midday wRap

Jan 04, 2018 - 11:55 AM

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Dismay as Germany's hard-right AfD marches into parliament

Sep 25, 2017 - 8:56 AM

AfD will now send dozens of lawmakers to the Bundestag opposition benches, giving them a platform to spread their views, including challenging Germany's culture of atonement over World War II and the massacre of 6 million Jews and others in the Holocaust

NEW FORCE. Top candidate of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) Alexander Gauland (L) and top candidate of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) Alice Weidel celebrate on stage during an election night event in Berlin during the general election on September 24, 2017. John MacDougall/AFP

Customs budget, Gilas Pilipinas, Charlottesville riot | Midday wRap

Aug 14, 2017 - 1:08 PM

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One dead at U.S. far-right rally, Trump blames 'many sides'

Aug 13, 2017 - 7:19 AM

UPDATED The FBI and federal prosecutors have opened a civil rights investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident that killed one woman and wounded 19 in Charlottesville Virginia

CRIME SCENE. People receive first-aid after a car ran into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017. Paul J. Richards/AFP

German police see rise in far-right extremism – report

Dec 14, 2014 - 10:05 PM

According to the German police there is a significant nationwide increase in xenophobic offenses

Three buildings in the village centre of Vorra, a former inn, a nearby residential building and a converted barn, which were intended to accommodate refugees, burned down during the night 12 December. Police is investigating on suspicion of malicious arson. Daniel Karmann/EPA

French far-right may sue Madonna over swastika video

Jun 04, 2012 - 7:15 PM

Madonna used a video showing France s Marine Le Pen with a swastika on her forehead

MADONNA UNDER FIRE. The image of Marine Le Pen with a swastika on her forehead as backdrop for Madonna's concert in Tel Aviv. Photo from haaretz.com