Nationalism

French socialist party presidential candidate Benoit Hamon, right, casts his ballot for the first round of the French presidential election in Trappes, west of Paris, Sunday April 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
April 23, 2017 - 2:16 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the first round of France's presidential election (all times local): 8:15 p.m. French Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon has conceded defeat in the first-round presidential vote. Polling agency projections showed Hamon a distant fifth place after five years of a deeply...
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Alice Weidel, left, and Alexander Gauland, members of the AfD (Alternative for Germany) wave to the delegates during the party convention in Cologne, Germany, Sunday, April 23, 2017. The delegates elected Weidel and Gauland as new top candidates for the September general election on Sunday, after the party’s best-known politician, Frauke Petry, said she would no longer be available. (Rolf Vennenbernd//dpa via AP)
April 23, 2017 - 12:13 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's nationalist party Alternative for Germany on Sunday elected two new top candidates for the September general election after the party's best-known politician, Frauke Petry, said last week she would no longer be available. Members of the far-right party, known by its acronym...
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Alice Weidel, left, and Alexander Gauland, members of the AfD (Alternative for Germany) wave to the delegates during the party convention in Cologne, Germany, Sunday, April 23, 2017. The delegates elected Weidel and Gauland as new top candidates for the September general election on Sunday, after the party’s best-known politician, Frauke Petry, said she would no longer be available. (Rolf Vennenbernd//dpa via AP)
April 23, 2017 - 11:28 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's nationalist party Alternative for Germany on Sunday elected two new top candidates for the September general election after the party's best-known politician, Frauke Petry, said last week she would no longer be available. Members of the far-right party, known by its acronym...
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Demonstrators sit on the stairs of the concert hall below a European and French flag during the demonstration 'Pulse of Europe' at the Gendarmenmarkt square in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, April 23, 2017. For weeks, people have gathered in several European cities to demonstrate for European unity. (Joerg Carstensen/dpa via AP)
April 23, 2017 - 11:26 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the first round of France's presidential election (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Voter turnout in France's close presidential election is above 69 percent in late afternoon, almost as high as the last presidential vote. The Interior Ministry announced Sunday that the...
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Demonstrators sit on the stairs of the concert hall below a European and French flag during the demonstration 'Pulse of Europe' at the Gendarmenmarkt square in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, April 23, 2017. For weeks, people have gathered in several European cities to demonstrate for European unity. (Joerg Carstensen/dpa via AP)
April 23, 2017 - 10:52 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the first round of France's presidential election (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Thousands of people are rallying in Berlin to show their support for the idea of a united Europe and for a pro-European outcome for France's presidential election. The weekly demonstrations...
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Workers prepare voting booths at a polling station in Lyon, central France, Saturday, April 22, 2017. The two-round presidential election will take place on April 23 and May 7. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
April 22, 2017 - 4:21 pm
PARIS (AP) — Early voting began overseas Saturday in France's most nail-biting election in generations, and the 11 candidates seeking to become the country's next president silenced their campaigns as required to give voters a period of reflection. Opinion polls showed a tight race among the four...
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Workers prepare voting booths at a polling station in Lyon, central France, Saturday, April 22, 2017. The two-round presidential election will take place on April 23 and May 7. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
April 22, 2017 - 1:55 pm
PARIS (AP) — Polling stations opened Saturday in France's far-flung overseas territories for the country's unpredictable presidential election as the 11 candidates in the race observed a ban on campaigning. With voting beginning Sunday on the French mainland, the government has mobilized more than...
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Workers prepare voting booths at a polling station in Lyon, central France, Saturday, April 22, 2017. The two-round presidential election will take place on April 23 and May 7. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
April 22, 2017 - 11:02 am
PARIS (AP) — Polling stations opened Saturday in France's far-flung overseas territories — one day earlier than on the mainland — for the country's unpredictable presidential election as the 11 candidates in the race observed a ban on campaigning. France's 10 percent unemployment and the country's...
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Workers prepare voting booths at a polling station in Lyon, central France, Saturday, April 22, 2017. The two-round presidential election will take place on April 23 and May 7. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
April 22, 2017 - 10:21 am
PARIS (AP) — Polling stations opened Saturday in France's far-flung overseas territories — one day earlier than on the mainland — for the country's unpredictable presidential election as the 11 candidates in the race observed a ban on campaigning. France's 10 percent unemployment and the country's...
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Protestors hold a banner reading 'refugees welcome' during a demonstration against the party convention of Germany's nationalist party AfD (Alternative for Germany) in Cologne, Germany, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Around 50,000 left-wing protesters were expected and about 4,000 police officers were on the ground to prevent a violent escalation of anti-populist rallies. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
April 22, 2017 - 9:12 am
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Divisions among German nationalists erupted Saturday as delegates from the far-right Alternative for Germany party rejected an appeal by one of their leaders to seek a pragmatic political path instead of turning into a "fundamental opposition" party. While tensions brewed...
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