Nationalism

Hindu devotees march in a procession to participate in spiritual-cleansing baths in the Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati at the Kumbh Festival, in Allahabad, India, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. India's Hindu nationalist-led government is splurging on a religious megafest, spending unprecedented sums as part of a strategy to focus on the country's majority Hindu population ahead of a general election due this year. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
January 14, 2019 - 2:42 am
PRAYAGRAJ, India (AP) — India's Hindu nationalist-led government is splashing out on a religious megafest, spending unprecedented sums as part of a strategy to focus on the country's majority Hindu population ahead of a general election due this year. Both the central government in New Delhi and...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, at a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. State Sen. Randy Feenstra, R-Hull, announced this week he'd seek the Republican nomination, facing the nine-term King. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 13, 2019 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican leader said Sunday he will meet with Rep. Steve King this week to discuss King's future and role in the party and promised action following the Iowa congressman's recent comments in defense of white supremacy. "That language has no place in America. That is...
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January 10, 2019 - 1:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Thursday criticized a fellow GOP lawmaker for making what they said were "racist" comments. Rep. Steve King of Iowa was quoted in The New York Times saying, "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?"...
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Members of the police forces of the Republic of Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, during a parade marking the 27th anniversary of the Republic of Srpska, in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, celebrating a controversial holiday despite strong opposition from other ethnic groups in Bosnia who view it as discriminatory. The Jan. 9 holiday marks the date in 1992 when Bosnian Serbs declared the creation of their own state in Bosnia, igniting the country's devastating four-year war that killed over 100,000 people and left millions homeless. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
January 09, 2019 - 6:39 am
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — In a show of nationalist defiance, Bosnian Serbs celebrated a holiday on Wednesday that has been criticized as discriminatory by other ethnic groups in Bosnia. Waving Serb flags, several thousand people lined up in the main Serb city of Banja Luka to watch a...
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Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, left, and his Polish counterpart Joachim Brudzinski, right, address the media following their talks in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Salvini's visit is seen as sounding out a possible alliance with Poland's ruling EU-skeptic party ahead of spring elections for the European Parliament. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
January 09, 2019 - 6:25 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini vowed Wednesday to work with Poland to create a "new European spring" as he sought to build an alliance with Poland's ruling populists ahead of the European Parliament elections in May. Salvini, speaking Wednesday at a news conference...
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January 07, 2019 - 3:44 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man was sentenced Monday to just under four years in prison for his role in the beating of a black man the day of a white nationalist rally in Virginia. Daniel Borden was sentenced to 20 years, but most of that sentence was suspended. His active sentence amounts...
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Pope Francis poses for a group photograph with members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See, inside the Sistine Chapel, at the Vatican, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. (Ettore Ferrari/Pool Photo via AP)
January 07, 2019 - 7:01 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis expressed concern Monday over the rise of populism and nationalism, including separatist tendencies in Europe, partly blaming those growing trends on reactions to waves of migration and on globalization's disorderly development. Francis offered wide-ranging and...
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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen delivers a speech during the New Year press conference in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Taiwan's leader said Tuesday the people of the island want to maintain self-rule despite recent electoral gains by the Beijing-friendly opposition party. Taiwanese officials should not enter into any secret dialogue with China, President Tsai warned in a New Year's speech.(AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
December 31, 2018 - 9:02 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese treasure their autonomy from China, the leader of the self-governing island said Tuesday, warning city and county officials to be open about and exercise caution in any dialogue with the Chinese. President Tsai Ing-wen's remarks come after major gains by a Beijing-...
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Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greets the gathering during an interaction with journalists in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. Bangladesh's ruling alliance won virtually every parliamentary seat in the country's general election, according to official results released Monday, giving Hasina a third straight term despite allegations of intimidation and the opposition disputing the outcome. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
December 31, 2018 - 12:29 pm
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The day after winning a record fourth term in power, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina trumpeted her accomplishments and dismissed opposition claims that the vote was rigged. Hasina's ruling alliance won virtually every parliamentary seat in the general election,...
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Abdul Malek Mia, 74, displays indelible ink mark on his thumb after casting his vote at a polling station in the ancient city of Panam Nagar, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. People in Bangladesh voted Sunday in parliamentary elections seen as a referendum on what critics call Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's increasingly authoritarian rule, amid complaints from both ruling party and opposition activists of attacks on supporters and candidates. Sixteen people were reportedly killed in election-related violence. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
December 30, 2018 - 10:39 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — More than a dozen people were killed in election-related violence in Bangladesh on Sunday, as voters went to the polls to decide whether to give Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a third consecutive term amid opposition claims that her leadership has become increasingly...
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