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Authorities investigating death threats sent to a prominent German-Turkish lawmaker suspect that they were written by police officers, German media reported on Wednesday.

Seda Basay-Yildiz, who represented families of victims killed by a neo-Nazi terror cell, received serious death threats in recent months, after she criticized the constant failure of the intelligence and police to resolve the murders.

Investigators who analyzed the fax messages sent to Basay-Yildiz concluded...

A group of Brazilian tourists were screamed at by a woman on the street who demanded they speak English.

A video showed the dog walker telling two men and a woman to shut up as they stood in Notting Hill, west London. She then allegedly hit one of the tourists in Tavistock Crescent before walking away, shouting: "Go on, f*** off. Speak English when you walk in this country."

The video was filmed by Natália Rossini, who was on the receiving end of the abuse. She posted the...

A London-based Turkish restaurant has received an angry backlash after it began printing anti-Brexit messages at the bottom of its receipts.

"Brexit is bad," the message on the receipt reads. "Immigrants make Britain great! They also cooked and served your food today."

Euronews spoke to the owner of the restaurant, Ibrahim Dogu, who said he had been watching Brexit developments closely and was getting frustrated by the news.

"I have been a campaigner for many years in...

The furor over the behavior of a group of Catholic school students from Kentucky toward a Native American elder during weekend protests in Washington, D.C., took a turn Sunday with the emergence of a new video.

The one-hour, video presents a fuller picture of the Friday events that culminated with students from the all-male Covington Catholic High School coming face-to-face with Nathan Phillips, a longtime Native American activist and Vietnam veteran, as he chanted and banged a drum...

The Syrian refugee who was allegedly ‘waterboarded’ by a school bully is taking legal action against Facebook over claims he attacked English girls.

Lawyers acting for 16-year-old Jamal are preparing to sue the internet giant for allowing English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson to peddle false accusations about him on its site.

In a highly unusual case, Facebook stands accused of allowing Robinson to make a series of poisonous rants about Jamal because the far-Right...

An art exhibit in Israel featuring a crucified Ronald McDonald - a primary mascot of the McDonald's fast-food restaurant chain - has sparked protests by the country's Arab Christians.

Hundreds of Christians calling for the removal of the sculpture titled "McJesus" demonstrated at the museum, where the artwork has been put on display, in the northern city of Haifa last week.

The Israeli police said the rioters hurled a firebomb at the museum and threw stones that wounded three...

An Italian senator who compared a senior black politician to an orangutan has been convicted of racial hate speech.

Senator Roberto Calderoli, a senior member of the anti-immigration League party that makes up one half of Italy's governing coalition, received an 18-month suspended sentence on Monday for racist comments directed at Cécile Kyenge, who became Italy's first and only black cabinet minister under a previous government.

In 2013 the senator told a rally that Kyenge –...

Just as Germany closes a chapter in the National Socialist Underground (NSU) saga, a new incident shows the far-right threat is far from over in the country. Seda Başay Yıldız, a German lawyer of Turkish origin for victims of the NSU gang, received a fax, this time signed "NSU 2.0," containing insults and death threats, a few months after she was sent a threatening letter.

German media outlets reported that the fax mentioned names and addresses of her extended family members. "You can...

Black and white primary school children in South Africa have been seen sitting at separate tables, in a classroom picture that has sparked anger among parents. 

The photo, taken by a teacher, shows a group of 18 white pupils with a small table of the class's handful of black pupils sitting behind at the back of the class tucked away in the corner.  

The image, taken at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke kindergarten in the north west of the country, was shared on the school's WhatsApp...

A Nobel prize-winning scientist who helped discover DNA's double helix structure has been stripped of his honorary titles for repeating an "unsubstantiated and reckless" suggestion that genes make black people less intelligent.

James Watson, who shared his prize for his work at Cambridge with Francis Crick, has repeated his claim that black people are inherently less intelligent.

The American biologist, 90, said in a TV documentary shown this month that he stood by his views...

Early on Monday morning, commuters in Central Tallinn were met with the sight of a series of bold, bilingual advertisements dividing each side of the central Hobujaama tram stop in half, with the ads on the left, in blue, stating “Here only Estonians” and the ads on the right, in red, stating “Here only Russians.”

By Tuesday morning, the controversial ads had been replaced — by ads for Estonia 200.

ERR’s online news portal happened to catch the last of the new ads being put up...

A coordinated online campaign by far-right activists pressured mainstream European parties to drop support for a U.N. migration pact that was years in the making, analysis of social media activity shows.

Starting in September last year, a coalition of anti-Islam, far-right and neo-Nazi sympathizers fueled a surge in social media activity about the pact, which until then had garnered little attention, according to analysis by academic researchers.

The burst of activity,...

Custody of six-year-old twin boys on January 4 was taken from a Turkish family by the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) over child neglect.

The Kahraman family vehemently denied the accusation.

According to the parents, since birth their children have been allergic or sensitive to many types of foods and chemicals, which is why wheat and other processed foods as well as genetically-modified products were removed from the twins' diet.

The children grew up healthily...

The Football Association is to investigate allegations of racism towards Tottenham defender Renee Hector by a Sheffield United player.

Hector has alleged an unnamed United player made "monkey noises" at her during Tottenham's FA Women's Championship away game on Sunday.

A statement read: "The FA can confirm that we are aware of an allegation of discriminatory abuse during The FA Women's Championship match between Sheffield United Women and Tottenham Hotspur Ladies on Sunday 6...

A German cinema has found itself at the centre of a political row after offering free tickets to members of the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party to see the Holocaust film Schindler's List.

The management of the Cinexx cinema in the western town of Hachenburg told the SWR regional public broadcaster that they only wanted to "start a discussion about the Holocaust with a party that has trivialised it" at a special showing of Steven Spielberg's 1993 classic...