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France's "yellow vest" protests over the last three days have been marred by demonstrators being killed and injured, but also by incidents at road blocks that saw some drivers targeted by racist or homophobic abuse. In some cases protesters fought among themselves.

The movement has been under fire after videos were broadcast showing protesters shouting racist abuse at ethnic minority motorists. In Cognac in the southwest a black woman driver was told to “go back to your country”,...

Staff at a US-owned hotel in Japan refused services to a Cuban ambassador in October, the Asahi Shimbun reported on November 14.

The Cuban Embassy booked rooms for Cuban ambassador to Japan Carlos Pereira and another official via Tokyo-based Tonichi Travel Service Co., who informed the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk of the envoy's nationality in advance.  

The hotel replied it was looking forward to welcoming the guests, Tonichi Travel Services said.  

But things spiralled out ...

The FBI says hate crimes reports were up about 17% in 2017, marking a rise for the third year in a row, even though violent crime in America fell slightly overall. Crimes of antisemitism led the spike.

An annual report from the US federal government released on November 13 shows there were more than 7,100 reported hate crimes last year. There were increases in attacks motivated by racial bias, religious bias and because of a victim’s sexual orientation.

The report shows there...

A couple who named their baby after Adolf Hitler have been found guilty of being members of a banned terrorist group.

Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, from Banbury, along with Daniel Bogunovic, 27, from Leicester, were convicted of being in National Action.

Birmingham Crown Court heard the couple gave their child the middle name Adolf in honour of the Nazi leader.

Jurors saw images of Thomas in Ku Klux Klan robes while cradling his baby.

The Neo-Nazi...

A photo showing a group of male, mostly white Wisconsin high school students with their arms raised in what appear to be Nazi salutes has sparked a district investigation and criticism from a Holocaust memorial group.

The image of students in the Baraboo School District in Wisconsin was originally posted on the @GoBaraboo parody account with the caption, "We even got the black kid to throw it up."

But the picture, which was tagged #Barabooproud, has since been taken down, and...

France has the largest Jewish community in Europe - around 550,000 people.

Increasingly, however, many say they no longer feel safe in their country.

The Pinto family chose to move away from Seine-Saint-Denis, a Paris suburb.

Last year, three men locked them up for several hours in their home. They were "targeted" because of their religion.

"They told us, you are Jews, so you have money,'' says Roger Pinto. "They tied up my son, and they kicked my wife in the ribs...

Prejudice towards Muslims and foreigners is rising in Germany, a study has revealed.

More than 44 per cent of Germans believe Muslims should be banned from immigrating, compared to 36.5 per cent in 2014, the Competence Centre for Right-Wing Extremism and Democracy Research found.

The poll found more than one in two (55.8 per cent) said the number of Muslims made them feel like strangers in their own country, while 43 per cent gave the same answer four years ago, the Die Welt ...

A political event hosted by “Broad City” star Ilana Glazer at a historic Brooklyn synagogue was cancelled on November 1 when a vandal scrawled “Kill all Jews” inside.

The NYPD said “anti-Semitic messages” were discovered on the stairwell of Union Temple in Brooklyn Heights at around 8 p.m. Thursday.

At about 8:30, Glazer came out of the venue to tell the crowds that the 8 p.m. event, where she was scheduled to interview journalist Amy Goodman and New York state senate...

Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, who is known for his far-right views, has told an Israeli newspaper that he hopes to move Brazil’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem after taking office.

“Israel is a sovereign state. If you decide on your capital city, we will act in accordance,” he told Israel Hayom, a conservative newspaper, in his first foreign media interview since the election last weekend. “When I was asked during the campaign if I’ll do it when I was...

A Turkish woman who last week suffered a violent attack by a stranger in Germany got a visit on Tuesday from the local Turkish diplomat.

Hacer Ugurlu told Anadolu Agency the story of her assault in the city of Cologne, saying: “I took the tram to go to work in the afternoon. The tram was crowded, the person sitting next to me looked me in the face and mumbled something, and then swore.

“As I stood to get off at my station, he punched me in the face and head. No one did anything...

A mum has caused outrage after dressing her nine-year-old white son as a black slave with pretend chains attached to his hands and neck for a Halloween party.

It’s claimed Sabrina Flor proudly published the controversial photos of her child on social media on October 29 just before he attended the school event, with the caption: “When your son really gets into character. Let’s do it the Brazilian way.”

In addition to apparently painting the boy black, Mrs Flor, who lives in...

The dad-of-two from Owensboro, Indiana, was attending the town's Trail of Treats Halloween event and said he came up with the costume ideas at the last minute.

But he couldn't explain why he had a full Nazi uniform close to hand in his house.

He went as a Nazi soldier while his young son was dressed as Adolf Hitler, complete with a drawn-on moustache.

Speaking to local media, Goldbach admitted the outfits had been a mistake but claimed he had innocent intentions.

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Brazil's Supreme Electoral Tribunal has declared far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro the next president of Latin America's biggest country.

With 96 percent of ballots counted, Bolsonaro has 55.5 percent of the votes. Leftist Fernando Haddad of the Workers' Party (PT) has 44.5 percent.

Voters in Sunday's runoff election apparently looked past warnings that the brash former army captain would erode democracy and embraced a chance for radical change after years of turmoil.

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A gunman who's believed to have spewed anti-Semitic slurs and rhetoric on social media barged into a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday and opened fire, killing 11 people in one of the deadliest attacks on Jews in U.S. history.

The 20-minute attack at Tree of Life Congregation in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood left six others wounded, including four police officers who dashed to the scene, authorities said.

The suspect, Robert Bowers, traded gunfire with police and was shot...

David Lawrence had just settled into Seat 22F on a Ryanair flight Thursday when he heard a commotion brewing on the other side of the plane.

A few rows behind him, a gray-haired man with dark-rimmed glasses was yelling at a black woman seated along the aisle.

“I heard this man shouting at this woman, saying, ‘You’re in my way. Get out! I don’t want you here next to me!’ ” Lawrence told The Washington Post in a phone interview Sunday. “I couldn’t believe what I heard."

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