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People pay tribute to the Christchurch attack victims. Photo: Adam Bradley/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Wednesday authorities had confirmed a financial link between a white nationalist Austrian group and the New Zealand terrorist attacks suspect.

The details: Kurz said authorities were looking at dissolving the Identitarian Movement of Austria after confirming the connection, according to Reuters.

The backdrop: Austrian police raided the home of the far-right group's leader, Martin Sellner, Monday after he received a "disproportionately high donation" from a person named Tarrant. Sellner confirmed in a video he had received a donation, possibly from the mosque shootings suspect who shares the same name. However, he denied being involved in the attacks.

The latest: New Zealand Police raided the Christchurch home of a 54-year-old man for firearms as part of their investigation into the attacks. He was found to have died in a car afterward of a suspected suicide. Local media identified him as former Russian soldier Troy Dubovskiy.

What's next? Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, was charged with one count of murder over the attacks, which killed 50 people on March 15. More charges were expected to be laid.

Go deeper: New Zealand to hold Royal Commission of Inquiry into mosque attacks

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Over 3,000 detained in protests across Russia demanding Navalny's release

Russian police officers beat protestesters at a rally against of jailing of oppositon leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow on Saturday. Photo: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

Police in Russia on Saturday arrested more than 3,300 people as protesters nationwide demanded that opposition leader Alexey Navalny be released from jail.

Details: Demonstrations began in the eastern regions of Russia and spread west to more than 60 cities.

Updated 7 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Arizona Republicans censure Cindy McCain and GOP governor

Combination images of Cindy McCain and Gov. Doug Ducey. Photo: FilmMagic/FilmMagic for U.S.VETS/Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Arizona Republican Party members voted on Saturday to censure prominent GOP figures Cindy McCain, Gov. Doug Ducey and former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who've all faced clashes with former President Trump.

Why it matters: Although the resolution is symbolic, this move plus the re-election of the Trump-endorsed Kelli Ward as state GOP chair shows the strong hold the former president has on the party in Arizona, despite President Biden winning the state in the 2020 election.

Updated 11 hours ago - Politics & Policy

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