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German security services want more powers to fight extremism

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 12:04am

Germany's security services said Tuesday they're seeking greater powers to fight the kind of far-right extremism behind last week's synagogue attack, including requiring internet companies to report illegal hate speech to police.

Tunisia: Conservative law professor wins presidential race

Bouazza Ben Bouazza, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 11:18am

Tunisia's election commission said a preliminary count shows Islamist-backed law professor Kais Saied has won the country's presidential election by a significant margin.

Parishioners find other sanctuaries after church shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 8:53am

Members of New England Pentecostal Ministries are finding comfort and fellowship at other churches while theirs remains closed following a shooting during a weekend wedding.

Pope's bodyguard resigns over new financial leaks scandal

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 7:24am

The Vatican's latest scandal claimed its first victim Monday as Pope Francis' chief bodyguard resigned over the leak of a Vatican police flyer identifying five employees who were suspended as part of a financial investigation.

White House: Trump condemns violent parody, hasn't seen it

Jill Colvin and Amanda Seitz, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 5:55am

President Donald Trump "strongly condemns" a graphic and violent parody video that depicts a likeness of him shooting and stabbing opponents and members of the news media, the White House said Monday. But his press secretary said he hadn't yet watched the two-minute clip.

The Latest: Church shooting suspect faces additional charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 1:44pm

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The Latest: Tunisia projections say professor wins election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 1:13pm

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Wedding attack suspect is stepson of recently slain minister

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 7:47am

The man charged with wounding a clergyman and a bride during a wedding at a New Hampshire church is the stepson of a minister from the same church who was killed earlier this month, a state prosecutor said Sunday.

Pope canonizes John Henry Newman, unifier in a divided world

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 2:22am

Pope Francis is canonizing Cardinal John Henry Newman, the 19th-century Anglican convert who became an immensely influential, unifying figure in both the Anglican and Catholic churches.

Tunisia polls suggest conservative professor wins election

Bouazza Ben Bouazza, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 1:03am

A conservative, Islamist-backed law professor looked set to assume Tunisia's presidency after polling agencies suggested he overwhelmingly won Sunday's runoff election in the country that unleashed the Arab Spring pro-democracy uprisings.

The Latest: Man charged in New Hampshire church shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 12th - 12:43pm

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Synagogue attack defendant says offer of plea would end case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 4:24pm

Lawyers for the man accused of shooting to death 11 worshippers in a Pittsburgh synagogue last year said in a filing Tuesday that the case would be over if federal prosecutors had accepted his offer to plead guilty in return for life-without-parole.

Czech top court dismisses taxation of church restitution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 7:19am

The Czech Republic's top court has dismissed legislation that would have taxed the compensation churches receive from the state for property seized during the country's communist era.

If political talk disrupts a workplace, bosses must step in

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 12:50pm

With the next presidential election a little over a year away, small business owners will likely start seeing employees spending more time discussing politics.

Catholic church urges Angola to declare a drought emergency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 11:24am

The Catholic church in Angola is urging the government to declare a state of emergency over the drought that has affected at least 1 million people in the country's south.

Armed men attack Burkina Faso mosque, kill at least 16

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 11:29am

A local official says armed men stormed the grand mosque in Burkina Faso's northern village of Salmossi on Friday, killing at least 16 people and wounding two others.

Thousands in Berlin protest against rising anti-Semitism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 8:57am

Thousands of people have protested in Berlin against rising anti-Semitism, days after a man attacked a synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle.

Bangladesh indicts 8 for 2015 killing of publisher

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 6:27am

A court in Bangladesh's capital on Sunday indicted eight suspected Islamist militants tied to a banned group over the 2015 killing of a man who published books on secularism and atheism.

Pope, Amazon bishops alarmed by Ecuador violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 5:30am

Pope Francis is appealing for peace in Ecuador following a day of attacks on government buildings and media offices that prompted a curfew.