France sees itself as blind to race. After a teen is killed by police, how does one discuss racism?

NANTERRE, France (AP) — The race of the police officer who fatally shot a French teenager during a traffic stop last week hasn’t been disclosed, and there’s no reason why it would be. Officially, race doesn’t exist in France. read more...

Israel ends West Bank raid, calling it a blow to militants. Palestinians grapple with destruction

JENIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — Israel withdrew troops from a West Bank militant stronghold Wednesday, but warned that its most intense military operation in the occupied territory in nearly two decades could be repeated. Twelve Palestinians and an Israeli soldier were killed in the two-day raid. read more...

‘Smallville’ actor released from prison for role in sex-trafficking case tied to cult-like group

(AP) The television actor Allison Mack, who pleaded guilty for her role in a sex-trafficking case tied to the cult-like group NXIVM, has been released from a California prison, according to a government website. read more...

Mourners bury slain teen in France as 45,000 police are deployed and 5th night of unrest is quieter

NANTERRE, France (AP) — Hushed and visibly anguished, hundreds of mourners from France’s Islamic community formed a solemn procession from a mosque to a hillside cemetery on Saturday to bury a 17-year-old whose killing by police has triggered days of rioting and looting across the nation. read more...

Shooting in France shows US is not alone in struggles with racism, police brutality

(AP) A police killing caught on video. Protests and rioting fueled by long-simmering tensions over law enforcement treatment of minorities. Demands for accountability. read more...

More than 900 people are arrested overnight as young rioters clash with police around France

PARIS (AP) — Rioting raged in cities around France for a fourth night despite massive police deployment, with cars and buildings set ablaze and stores looted, as family and friends prepared Saturday to bury the 17-year-old whose killing by police unleashed the unrest. read more...

Netflix show on colliding worlds of crime and media

The sensational murder of India's best known crime reporter in June 2011 and the subsequent arrest of a female crime journalist on allegations of being involved in the murder had stunned the country. read more...

Barack Obama: Row in India over former US president's remarks on Muslim rights

Leaders of India's governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have criticised former US President Barack Obama for his recent remarks on Muslims in India. read more...

Andrew Tate is charged with rape and human trafficking in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Divisive social media personality Andrew Tate and his brother, Tristan, have been charged with rape, human trafficking and forming a criminal gang to exploit women, prosecutors in Romania said Tuesday. read more...

As far right party surges, Germany’s intelligence agency warns of growing extremism

BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency warned on Tuesday of a growing threat of extremism, particularly from the far right, with the number of politically motivated crimes carried out by extremists reaching a record high last year. read more...

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