- 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.
- Minnesota officials to issue $250,000 to prevent recruiting Updated: Feb-01-16 6:12 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The Department of Public Safety will soon start the process of awarding $250,000 to programs designed to combat terror recruiting in Minnesota.
- 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.
- Officials pledge closer cooperation in tackling extremists Updated: Jan-11-16 1:06 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Police, politicians and intelligence officials from more than 50 countries pledged Monday to intensify the fight against violent extremism by cooperating more closely in tracking foreign fighters, their finances and communications.
- US meets with tech leaders on anti-terror efforts Updated: Jan-08-16 9:26 pm
SAN JOSE, California - After clashing with technology companies over encryption and government surveillance, the Obama administration adopted a friendlier tone Friday as it sought to enlist Silicon Valley's help in stopping terrorist groups from recruiting and mobilizing followers online.