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Two white police officers who led a black man by a rope down a street in Galveston, Tex., this month will not face criminal charges, the authorities said on Sunday, resolving one of two outside inquiries into the officers’ conduct.

The Galveston Police Department had asked the Texas Ranger Division of the state’s Department of Public Safety to review whether the officers committed any...

Open Arms say they understand that the Spanish government will allow them to disembark in Mallorca, as it is the nearest Spanish port to the embattled vessel.

"Now, after 18 days of stagnation, Italy and Spain seem to have reached an agreement, identifying Mallorca as a port of disembarkation," it said in a press release.

However, the charity have expressed concern over the time it would take to sail the boat to a Balearic port as they are currently based off the coast of Italy...

Israel barred two Muslim US congresswomen from a planned visit to East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank, after pressure from US President Donald Trump, who has accused the Democratic politicians of anti-Semitism.

Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, who have been scathing critics of both Mr Trump and Israeli human rights violations, will not be allowed into the country, Tzipi Hotovely, Israel’s deputy foreign minister, told Israel’s Reshet Bet Radio. 

The government...

German authorities have registered 8,605 right-wing extremist offenses in the first half of 2019, according to the figures released by the Interior Ministry.

Compared to the first half of 2018, an increase of 900 far-right crimes was recorded during the same period this year, the ministry said in response to a parliamentary inquiry. The number of violent crimes, however, remained almost the same.

By the end of June, neo-Nazis and other far-right groups had committed 8,605...

Police in Germany briefly arrested a man at a railway station in the capital for shouting racial slurs at two women and trying to attack them because they were speaking a foreign language, authorities said Monday.

The 37-year-old suspect first threatened the women and asked them to speak in German among themselves and not Turkish and later tried to attack them with a metal object at the station in Berlin's Wittenau district Sunday evening, the Federal Police said in a statement.

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Carsten Linnemann, deputy leader of the Christian Democratic Union and its sister party the Christian Social Union parliamentary group, spoke out in favour of postponing the enrolment of children at primary school who do not speak German well enough.

He told the Rheinische Post: "To put it in a nutshell: a child who barely speaks and understands German has no place yet in a primary school.”

Linnemann pointed out that children who don’t know German should learn it before they...

A Turkish cultural association said on Aug. 5 that almost all mosques and graveyards on Greece’s Kos (Istankoy) island were “ruined” and closed to worship.

The Rhodes, Kos and the Dodecanese Turks Culture and Solidarity Association urged Greece to respect the freedom of religion of the Kos Turkish community prior to the Eid-al Adha (Muslim feast of sacrifice) festival.

The organization’s president, Mustafa Kaymakçı, said in a written statement that the Algerian Gazi Hasan Pasha...

The frightening scenes come from Gornji Vakuf – Uskoplje, in which messages of hatred towards Bosniaks were noticed.

In this town in Central Bosnia, scary hate messages have been drawn on cars and houses belonging to Bosniaks.

The messages glorify genocide and call for new killings of Bosniaks.

The messages “Knife, wire, Srebrenica”, “Balija”, “There will be no balija”, “Ustasha” and Ustasha letters U and Nazi crosses were drawn.

Central Bosnia Canton police have...

A pair of hardline ministers are slated to speak at an event this week honoring an extremist rabbi who has praised the Israeli settler responsible for mowing down 29 Muslim worshipers in a terror attack at Hebron’s Tomb of the Patriarchs in 1994.

Education Minister Rafi Peretz and Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich will be attending an annual “Torah symposium” on Thursday put on by a religious NGO in the central town of Givat Shmuel. At the end of the day-long event, Rabbi...

A man armed with an assault rifle has opened fire at a packed shopping area in El Paso, in the US state of Texas, killing at least 20 people and wounding 26 others, according to officials.

Authorities said on Saturday the suspect was arrested outside a Walmart store near the Cielo Vista Mall, eight kilometres from a border checkpoint with Mexico. 

Police confirmed that a 21-year-old from Allen, Texas, was the only person in custody. US media identified the suspect as Patrick...

Turkish restaurant in the Swedish city of Gothenburg was targeted in an attack, reports said Saturday.

The attack, carried out with an improvised explosive device (IED) took place at 2 a.m. on Saturday, restaurant owner Ismail Yücel told the Anadolu Agency.

Yücel said he learned about the attack after a restaurant worker who lives near the area heard about an explosion and called him.

"When we arrived at the restaurant police had cordoned off the area and were carrying...

A 26-year-old Eritrean national became the victim of a "xenophobic" attack Monday afternoon in the town of Wächtersbach, near Frankfurt, when a 55-year-old German man shot the Eritrean in the stomach from his car. The suspect later shot himself in the head, according to prosecutors.

The Eritrean was left seriously wounded but is said to be in a stable condition Tuesday after emergency surgery on his stomach, AFP reports.

Public prosecutor Alexander Badle said at a...

A beauty pageant contestant who was crowned Miss Michigan has had her title revoked over “offensive” tweets she previously posted regarding hijabs and the black community.

On Friday 19 July, Kathy Zhu tweeted that the Miss World America (MWA) organisation had been in contact with her to inform her of their decision to strip her of her title.

“It has been brought to the attention of Miss World America (MWA) that your social media accounts contain offensive, insensitive and...

US President Donald Trump has been accused of racism after posting tweets attacking Democratic congresswomen.

The president wrote: "So interesting to see 'progressive' Democrat congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful...

Italian police have seized a large arsenal of weapons, including an air-to-air missile and rocket launchers, in raids on neo-Nazi sympathisers in an arms haul that authorities said was almost without precedent.

At least three people, including Fabio Del Bergiolo - 50, a former candidate for the neo-fascist New Force, or Forza Nuova party (FN) - have been arrested.

Elite police forces searched properties across northern Italy following an investigation into Italians who had...