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  • Heinz-Christian Strache, head of the Austrian right-wing Freedom Party, lifts a mug of beer during his traditional Ash Wednesday speech in Ried, Austria, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/dapd, Rudolf Brandstaetter)

    Austria investigates alleged anti-Jewish cartoon

    Austrian authorities are investigating a cartoon on a rightist political leader's Facebook page that critics say smacked of anti-Semitism by showing a repulsive fat banker with a large hooked nose and what appeared to be Star of David patterns on his cufflinks, an official said Tuesday.

  • An Adopt-A-Highway sign at the intersection of Ward and Cedar Grove roads west of Lewes, Del., is one of two that give sponsorship credit to the Freedom Party, which is a neo-Nazi group that tried but failed to get the name "Nazi Party" on the signs. (News Journal)

    Neo-nazis create furor by getting Adopt-A-Highway credit on signs

    Cedar Grove Road in rural eastern Delaware has become an unlikely First Amendment battleground after state officials approved a neo-Nazi splinter group's application to "adopt" a 2-mile stretch of the road under the state Department of Transportation's litter-control program.

  • Quick Dutch justice urged for deniers of Holocaust

    Jewish groups in the Netherlands called Wednesday for swifter punishment for Holocaust deniers as parliament debated how to combat rising anti-Semitism.

  • Populist anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders, center, casts his ballot in general elections in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday June 9, 2010. Polls opened Wednesday in the Netherlands where Dutch voters will elect a new parliament after an election campaign focused on economic and immigration policy. The conservative VVD party and its leader Mark Rutte are leading in opinion surveys on a deficit-busting, tough-on-immigration platform. The anti-Islam Freedom Party and its leader Geert Wilders also hope to book large gains. (AP Photo/Cynthia Boll)

    Formal talks begin for Dutch coalition government

    Three right-wing political parties in the Netherlands began formal coalition talks Monday, exactly two months after Dutch voters went to the polls, with the aim of establishing the country's first minority government since World War II.

  • The Netherlands' center-right Liberal Party, led by Mark Rutte, shown in this file photo casting his ballot in general elections June 9, 2010, is in talks to forge a coalition for a three-party government with Maxime Verhagen's Christian Democratic Appeal, backed by the outside support of Geert Wilders's anti-Islam Freedom Party. (AP Photo/Evert-Jan Daniels)

    Netherlands heads for first postwar minority government

    The arrangement would see the victorious Liberal Party forge a coalition with the Christian Democratic Appeal, backed by the outside support of the anti-Islam Freedom Party.

  • **FILE** VVD Party leader Mark Rutte casts his ballot in the general election in The Hague on June 9, 2010. (Associated Press)

    Dutch election victor seeks right-wing coalition

    The winner of the Netherlands' national elections in June is getting another crack at forming a right-wing coalition government, nearly seven weeks after Dutch voters went to the polls.

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