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No one should be surprised at Trump's thoughts about Charlottesville: Keith Boag

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No one who's paid any attention to what's been happening in the U.S. for the last two years could dare ask after Charlottesville, "How did it come to this?" Nor can those who truly understand the dark chapters of American history deny the…

Bannon calls white nationalists 'losers' and says U.S. is at 'economic war with China'

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U.S President Donald Trump's chief strategist called a left-leaning writer seemingly out of the blue. He's since claimed he did not think it was an interview.

Anti-immigration Australian senator wears burqa to Parliament in bid to ban them


An Australian senator provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face covers.

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Truck driver in deadly Texas human smuggling case indicted


The driver of a tractor-trailer packed with people illegally entering the U.S. in an alleged human smuggling operation was indicted Wednesday on charges related to the deaths of 10 people inside.


Trump's business, manufacturing councils disband

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U.S. President Donald Trump announced he is disbanding two advisory panels full of business executives after a number of high-profile CEOs either quit the panels or criticized his response to last weekend's tragic events in Charlottesville…

Manchester Arena to reopen after bombing with benefit show headlined by Noel Gallagher

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will headline We Are Manchester, a special benefit concert on Sept. 9 to reopen the Manchester Arena, alongside fellow British acts Rick Astley, Courteeners and Blossoms.



Heather Heyer, killed in Charlottesville, remembered for passion, fighting injustice

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The mother of the woman killed in Virginia when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally urged those gathered at her memorial service Wednesday to build on the victim's legacy of speaking out against…


Duterte celebrates killing of 32 alleged criminals in Philippine province


Philippine police killed 32 people in dozens of anti-drug operations in a province north of the capital of Manila in the single deadliest day of President Rodrigo Duterte's unrelenting war on drugs.

Petya ransomware cost world's biggest container ship company up to $300M

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Maersk's CEO said its businesses "were significantly affected," but there was "no data breach or data loss."

Teen drug overdose deaths in U.S. creep up after years of decline


After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows.



Confederate monuments removed or covered overnight

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The largest cities in Alabama and Maryland tore down or covered up Confederate monuments overnight and early Wednesday, days after white nationalists led a deadly protest over the planned removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville,…

Wednesday, Aug 16

Kenya suspends action against rights groups following raid


The Kenyan government orders the immediate suspension of moves to shut down two rights groups that have raised concerns over last week's election, following a raid by police and tax authorities.

Latest U.S. conflict is more evidence of the disappearing middle in politics and economics: Don Pittis

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Extremist views are forcing business leaders to take a stand on whether to support Trump — part of a growing U.S. polarization that may prove dangerous.

Chinese, Indian troops reportedly brawl in disputed border area


Indian and Chinese soldiers were involved in an altercation in the western Himalayas on Tuesday, Indian sources said, further raising tensions between the two countries which are already locked in a two-month standoff in another part of…

'No moral equivalence': Both parties denounce Trump's Charlottesville comments

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Republican and Democratic lawmakers are reacting to U.S. President Donald Trump's latest comments on the violence over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va.

Tuesday, Aug 15

At surreal news conference, Trump again blames 'both sides' for Charlottesville violence

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A combative U.S. President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday "there is blame on both sides" for the deadly violence on the weekend in Charlottesville, Va., appearing to once again equate the actions of white nationalist groups and those…

Social media posts aim to expose white nationalists

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A Twitter account dedicated to calling out racism is identifying people who attended the weekend rally in Charlottesville, Va. — using photos culled from the news and social media and listing their places of employment and other…

Accused in Charlottesville attack allegedly threatened his mother with knife, assaulted her

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James Fields, Jr.'s mother Samantha Bloom repeatedly called police for violent incidents in 2010 and 2011. One of those instances involved Fields threatening her with a 30-cm knife, and others were allegedly over Fields' affinity for video…

List of CEOs to leave president's business advisory council grows after Trump's response to Charlottesville

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The CEOs of athletic wear manufacturer Under Armour, computer chip maker Intel and pharmaceutical company Merck resigned Monday from the White House's American Manufacturing Council. The presidents of the Alliance for American…

Monday, Aug 14

Trump attacks Merck exec for quitting council over Charlottesville

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U.S. President Donald Trump chides the CEO of Merck after his resignation from a presidential council to protest against the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

'Not the Charlottesville I know': Residents chase away white supremacist after deadly rally

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James Kessler was met with shouts of "go home, Nazi" and "murderer" in front of Charlottesville, Va., city hall as he tried to hold a press conference Sunday, a day after leading a rally of white nationalists that left one counter…

Why some Russians hope the Western sanctions never end

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Thanks to Western sanctions, Russian cheese producers have celebrated three strong years of growth, but economists warn the rest of the economy is suffering.

Sunday, Aug 13

Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer remembered for a life 'all about equality'

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The 32-year-old paralegal, who wanted to send a clear message to the neo-Nazis and KKK sympathizers that had gathered in her city, died when a car plowed into a crowd in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday.

Floods, landslides triggered by heavy rain kill 47 in Nepal


Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 47 people in southern Nepal and left thousands homeless.

White House says Trump's condemnation of Virginia clashes includes white supremacists

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U.S. President Donald Trump is drawing criticism from Republicans and Democrats for not explicitly denouncing white supremacists in the aftermath of violent clashes in Virginia. But the White House is defending his statement.

Saturday, Aug 12

Civil rights probe launched after clashes at white nationalist rally in Virginia leave 1 dead

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U.S. officials have opened a civil rights investigation after a car plowed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally on Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing a 32-year-old woman.

Death toll rises amid Kenya's rioting over disputed vote


Kenya's post-election violence worsened Saturday as police used tear gas on a convoy of opposition officials in the capital and a mortuary official said nine bodies with gunshot wounds were brought to a Nairobi morgue from a slum that's an…

Odds of a North Korea nuclear 'nightmare' are slim, but here's what to watch for

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To anyone fearing nuclear warfare following the radioactive rhetoric of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, take comfort: None of the hallmarks of impending military conflict is visible. Not yet, at least.