- France calls on EU to fight financing of extremist groups Updated: Feb-12-16 6:45 am
BRUSSELS - French Finance Minister Michel Sapin has urged the European Union to quickly put into effect measures aimed at curbing the financing of extremist groups.
- German prosecutors formally charge alleged local PKK leader Updated: Feb-10-16 5:18 am
BERLIN - German prosecutors say they have formally charged a 58-year-old Turkish man with "membership of a foreign terrorist organization" for his role in the Kurdish separatist group PKK.
- Stronger regional coordination can counter Africa extremism Updated: Feb-08-16 7:01 pm
THIES, Senegal - Violent extremist groups and their affiliates are collaborating more in northern Africa, and regional forces must be built up and supported with deeper intelligence sharing to counter the increasing threat of attacks, the head of the U.S. military's Special Operations Command Africa said Monday.
- Lawmakers up funding ante for anti-recruitment efforts Updated: Feb-08-16 1:51 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - House Democrats announced Monday they'll push for another $2 million to dedicate to combatting terrorism in Minnesota and the tide of youth heading overseas.
- Senegal fears extremism amid imam arrests, regional attacks Updated: Feb-08-16 9:59 am
KAOLACK, Senegal - Dozens of armed security forces descended on the Quranic school at night, arresting an imam suspected of having links to Islamic extremists in Nigeria.
- Belgium to hire 1,000 more police to combat radicalism Updated: Feb-05-16 12:21 pm
BRUSSELS - The Belgian government on Friday approved a sweeping plan to combat Islamic radicalism and the threat of extremist violence by hiring 1,000 new police officers over the next four years.
- EU unveils plan to curb funding to extremists Updated: Feb-02-16 11:33 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union unveiled new measures to curb the financing of extremist groups Tuesday amid calls for more action following last year's attacks in Paris.
- Greece orders 2 men to remain in custody pending IS trial Updated: Feb-02-16 10:12 am
ALEXANDROUPOLI, Greece - A Greek magistrate on Tuesday ordered two men to remain in custody pending trial on charges of attempting to travel to Syria through Greece to join the Islamic State group.
- French schools cite extremism as reason to lift smoking ban Updated: Feb-02-16 8:13 am
PARIS - French high schools say students should be allowed to smoke on school grounds so that they don't become targets for extremists when they gather for cigarette breaks on the street outside.
- EU opens new counterterrorism center Updated: Jan-25-16 8:36 am
AMSTERDAM - The European Union on Monday launched a new law enforcement center to coordinate the fight against violent extremism, saying Europe faces the most significant terrorist threat in over 10 years.
- Kerry says governmental corruption fuels extremism Updated: Jan-22-16 6:37 am
DAVOS, Switzerland - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry took aim Friday at government corruption, saying it fuels crime, violent extremism and disillusionment with society that contributes to the global refugee crisis. He also said the Obama administration will seek a major boost in funding for refugee support this year and press for at least 10 new countries to offer resettlement programs.
- West Africa braces for more attacks after Burkina Faso siege Updated: Jan-20-16 2:13 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - At the entrance to the King Fahd Palace hotel in Dakar, security guards inspect the trunks of every taxi at the gate, long before the vehicles get anywhere near the building itself.
- UK to offer language classes to female Muslim immigrants Updated: Jan-18-16 10:08 am
LONDON - Britain's leader says Muslim women must improve their English to better integrate into British society, arguing that improved national cohesion is the best antidote to extremism.
- Denmark jails 2nd person in purported extremism case Updated: Jan-15-16 3:59 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - A day after a court hearing that was shrouded in secrecy, a Danish court has jailed another person until Feb. 9 in a case believed to be linked to the first suspect, reportedly a 15-year-old girl with Muslim extremist sympathies.
- UN chief: Combatting violent extremism requires 'cool heads' Updated: Jan-15-16 3:41 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the world's nations on Friday to respond to violent extremism with "cool heads and common sense" - not with "mindless policies" that turn people against each other, alienate marginalized groups and play into the hands of the enemy.