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  • LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: EDL (English Defence League) members demonstrate outside the US embassy in Mayfair against a rival Muslim protest condemning the killing of Osama bin Laden on May 6, 2011 in London, England. The Muslim demonstration, which was called by radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary, was in close proximity to a rival protest by the English Defense League who were celebrating the death of the al-Queda leader. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

    The increasing acceptance of Islamophobia and anti-immigration rhetoric in the mainstream of European political discourse has created a space for a resurgent and self-confident far-right that has become a credible threat to security and society.

  • Anders Behring Breivik

    The man who has confessed to carrying out a bombing and shooting spree that left 93 people dead in Norway will be held for at least eight weeks, half of that in complete isolation, after a closed hearing in which he said his terror network had two other cells.

  • Anders Behring Breivik

    The man blamed for attacks on Norway's government headquarters and a youth retreat that left at least 93 dead said he was motivated by a desire to bring about a revolution in Norwegian society, his lawyer said Sunday.

  • Anders Behring Breivik

    Police arrived at an island massacre about an hour and a half after a gunman first opened fire, slowed because they didn't have quick access to a helicopter and then couldn't find a boat to make their way to the scene just several hundred meters offshore.

  • More than 90 Killed in Norway Shooting, Bombing Attack Saturday, 23 Jul 2011 | 1:06 PM ET
    Anders Behring Breivik

    A suspected far-right gunman in police uniform killed at least 85 people in a ferocious attack on a youth summer camp of Norway's ruling Labour party, hours after a bomb killed seven in Oslo.

  • On the Ground in Oslo     Friday, 22 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM ET

    Raw footage from the bomb blast in Oslo, Norway, which shattered windows in government buildings and seriously damaged a large portion of the downtown area.

  • Mendenhall Sues Champion After Termination Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 3:36 PM ET
    Rashard Mendenhall

    Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is firing back, suing the company that terminated him and asking for more than $1 million in damages.

  • As a Watchdog Starves, Wall Street Is Tossed a Bone Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 10:11 AM ET
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.

    Congress is starving the agency responsible for bringing financial wrongdoers to justice — while putting over $200 million that could otherwise have been spent on investigations and enforcement actions back into the pockets of Wall Street, the New York Times reports.

  • Behind Battle Over Debt, a War Over Government Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 8:17 AM ET
    Barack Obama meets for budget talks with congressional leaders July 10, 2011 in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC, including House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (L), and House Speaker John Boehner.

    Intense exchanges this week between the two parties have made it clear that this is not so much a negotiation over dollars and cents as a broader clash between the two parties over the size and role of government, reports the New York Times.

  • Terrorists Look to Implant Bombs in Humans Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 11:16 AM ET

    The U.S. government has warned domestic and international airlines that some terrorists are considering surgically implanting explosives into humans to carry out attacks, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Did Money on Mules Free French Hostages? Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 8:02 AM ET
    Cityscape at sunrise, Kabul, Afghanistan

    Herve Ghesquiere and Stephane Taponier, the two French journalists that had been held hostage in Afghanistan for 547 days, landed on French soil on Thursday morning. Sources talk about the unusual path taken by the ransom.

  • Whitey Bulger Is Arrested in California Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 5:06 AM ET

    James (Whitey) Bulger, a legendary Boston crime boss indicted in 19 murders and who is on the F.B.I.’s 10 Most Wanted list, was arrested by federal authorities Wednesday night in Santa Monica, the New York Times reports.

  • Cost of Wars a Rising Issue as Obama Weighs Troop Levels Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 11:00 AM ET
    President Barack Obama makes a statement on his birth certificate at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 27, 2011.

    President Obama will talk about troop numbers in Afghanistan when he makes a prime-time speech from the White House on Wednesday night. But behind his words will be an acute awareness of what $1.3 trillion in spending on two wars in the past decade has meant at home: a ballooning budget deficit and a soaring national debt at a time when the economy is still struggling to get back on its feet, the New York Times reports.

  • House May Vote This Week on Money for Libya Strikes Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 4:20 AM ET
    BENGHAZI, LIBYA - FEBRUARY 25: Libyans protest demanding the removal of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi following Friday prayers on February 25, 2011 in Benghazi, Libya. Benghazi residents mourned more victims of the violence as fighting continued around the capitol Tripoli.

    The House appears likely to vote this week on a measure that would limit financing for the American military efforts in Libya, using the chamber’s appropriations power to push back against the White House, which did not seek Congressional authorization for the mission, the New York Times reports.

  • Operation Cupcake Derails al-Qaeda Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 7:02 AM ET

    Al-Qaeda's plans to recruit terrorists via a new English-language magazine have been disrupted by the British intelligence agency MI6, which replaced bomb-making instructions on the website with recipes for cupcakes, UK newspaper the Daily Telegraph reported on Friday.

  • Chaos in Yemen Drives Economy to Edge of Ruin Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 2:47 AM ET
    Yemenis take part in an anti-government demonstration against President Ali Abdullah Saleh

    Even as Yemen’s political crisis deepens, the country is on the brink of an economic collapse so dire it could take years to recover, and hobble efforts to rebuild its fragmented society, the New York Times reports.

  • Violence Cost World Economy $8.1 Trillion: Research Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 4:09 AM ET
    Libyans shout slogans against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi while holding a cartoon depicting Kadhafi being hit with a hammer symbolising 'the people's will'.

    The lack of world peace affects the economy by trapping productivity and removing vital resources, according to an international research institute which also put the cost of global violence at $8.1 trillion last year.

  • Queen's First Visit to Ireland Clouded by Threats Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 2:37 AM ET
    Big Ben

    The Queen visits Ireland Tuesday in what will be the first state visit there by a UK monarch since her Grandfather, George V, visited the then UK colony in 1911, but the event is clouded by threats from Irish dissidents.

  • In a CNBC exclusive, President Clinton broke his silence speaks to Maria Bartiromo for the first time about what he knew about the operation, what it means for the war on terrorism, and what's next for the relationship between the US and Pakistan.

  • The Town Known as Terrorism Central Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 1:14 AM ET
    Osama bin Laden

    It will forever be known as the place where the United States finally caught up with Osama Bin Laden but the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad has been described as the country’s ‘Terrorism Central,’ according to the executive director of the Asia-Pacific Foundation.