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Source: The Guradian

Spain terror cell planned Barcelona bombing rampage

Today 00:38 GMT

The terrorist cell which killed 14 people in Catalonia on Thursday was planning to mount a bombing attack in Barcelona that was only abandoned when they accidentally blew up the house where they were stockpiling explosives.

Despite the carnage and chaos wrought, Catalan police said the cell had apparently been preparing a far bigger attack in Barcelona. Josep Lluis Trapero, a major with the Mossos d’Esquadra, the Catalan police, said that the gang had been gathering butane gas canisters at a house in the small town of Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona.

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Source: Common Domain

After violence in Charlottesville, cities rush to take down monuments as white supremacists gear up to fight

Tuesday 06:06 GMT

In Kentucky and Maryland, city officials promised to swiftly tear down Confederate monuments after years of debates, drawing cheers from supporters but also galvanizing the white supremacists and fanning fears of more protests and more violence.

To the white supremacists who gathered from across the country, the havoc in the Virginia college town and the international attention it earned them marked a win.

27 Articles
Source: Fox News

Trump slams ‘Obstructionist Democrats’ as danger to national security

Today 00:38 GMT

President Trump accused “Obstructionist Democrats” on Friday of hurting national security by waging court fights against his policies, in an apparent reference to the battle over his travel ban and other measures that could get renewed attention following the terror attacks in Spain.

Moments earlier, Trump had said U.S. security officials are on the lookout for any signs of trouble, while assuring that America’s borders “are far tougher than ever before.”

21 Articles
Source: Global News

Donald Trump to be greeted by thousands of protestors when he arrives home in NYC

Tuesday 06:06 GMT

Thousands of protesters and heavy security were ready to greet President Donald Trump as he headed for his home in the city on Monday for the first time since his inauguration.

Trump, under pressure after initially condemning what he called an “egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides,” on Monday declared that “racism is evil” and described members of the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and white supremacists who take part in violence as “criminals and thugs.”

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Source: Reuters

Japan PM sends ritual offering to war dead shrine on WW2 surrender anniversary

Tuesday 06:06 GMT

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to a controversial shrine to war dead on Tuesday, the anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender, but did not visit in person in an apparent effort to avoid increasing regional tensions.

"After the war, our country has consistently taken steps as a country that abhors war and treasures peace, and has made efforts to promote the peace and prosperity of the world," Abe said at a national ceremony to honor war dead on Tuesday. "We intend to keep this immovable policy firmly, throughout the ages, while facing history with humility."

24 Articles
Source: NBC News

Charlottesville mayor: Tear down that Confederate statue

Today 00:38 GMT

That's the message that Mayor Mike Signer of Charlottesville, Virginia, conveyed Friday after having a change of heart on the issue following last weekend's deadly protest in the city.

On Thursday, he tweeted his apparent support for keeping Confederate monuments and said it was "sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments."

18 Articles
Source: NBC News

Steve Bannon out as White House chief strategist

Today 00:38 GMT

Steve Bannon, the embattled White House chief strategist, is leaving President Donald Trump’s administration, the White House announced Friday.

Trump did not endorse Bannon when asked about his future earlier this week and made his displeasure with the strategist known in April, hitting back at his strategist in a pair of interviews. “You have to remember he was not involved in my campaign until very late," Trump told the New York Post then, downplaying Bannon's role as chief architect of his campaign victory.

23 Articles
Source: Fox News

Conservative student transfers out of BU because of death threats

Today 00:38 GMT

Fuentes said he made the decision to abandon his Political Science degree a month ago after being constantly threatened over his conservative views.

A Boston University spokesman confirmed to Fox News that the student had indeed left the school earlier this week and that "the safety and security of our students is our highest priority." While the ideology of the movement, he contended, used to be associated only with older men in America “like Pat Buchanan and Samuel Francis,” he believes a significant wave in the younger generation have been captivated by the ideology.

6 Articles
Source: NBC News

Trump's Charlottesville moment was a long time coming, hate group experts said

Tuesday 06:06 GMT

President Donald Trump’s slow response to the deadly clash in Charlottesville, Virginia sparked by a white nationalist rally was shocking to political observers, experts on extremism and even members of his own party, but nobody could call it surprising.

Related: Trump Condemns Hate Groups, Calls Racism ‘Evil’ Days After Charlottesville Violence. While Greenblatt said Trump’s remarks condemning racism on Monday were positive, he added that Trump should have to “step above the lowest possible bar” and pair his words with action.

25 Articles
Source: Common Domain

Two top CEOs quit Trump advisory panel over Charlottesville controversy?

Tuesday 06:06 GMT

The move by Kenneth Frazier, one of corporate America’s leading African American executives, came after President Trump was criticized for not explicitly condemning white supremacists after violent clashes with counter-protestors turned deadly in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday.

Many on Twitter noted that Trump responded more quickly and specifically to Frazier’s resignation than he did to the violence in Charlottesville.

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Source: The Guradian

Chinese state media revel in Donald Trump's Charlottesville woes

Today 00:38 GMT

In the tumultuous months since Trump took office Chinese spin doctors have found their inboxes overflowing with material.

Anne-Marie Brady, an expert in Chinese politics at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, said she had been struck by the radically different treatments Beijing’s English and Chinese-language outlets were giving to Charlottesville, something she said would have been coordinated at the very highest editorial levels.

6 Articles
Source: The Guradian

North Korea's Kim to assess 'foolish Yankees' before deciding on Guam missile attack

Tuesday 06:06 GMT

Kim Jong-un appeared on Tuesday to signal a pause in the escalating war of words with Donald Trump, saying he was prepared to watch US actions in the region “a little more” before ordering a planned launch of North Korean missiles aimed at the US territory of Guam. But he warned he could still order a missile launch aimed at the seas around Guam if there were further provocations from “foolish Yankees”.

7 Articles
Source: Global News

Charlottesville car attack suspect James Fields previously accused of beating mother

Tuesday 06:06 GMT

– The driver charged with killing a woman at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville was previously accused of beating his mother and threatening her with a knife, according to police records released Monday.

Fields, 20, is accused of ramming his car into a crowd of counter-protesters on Saturday in Charlottesville, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer. Fields, described by a former high school teacher as an admirer of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany, was charged with second-degree murder.

3 Articles
Source: ABC News

Trump has been slow to call out white nationalists before, critics say

Tuesday 06:06 GMT

Other instances include the neo-Nazis and white supremacists sometimes spotted at Trump campaign events, a white nationalist super PAC making robocalls on Trump's behalf, and a prominent member of an alt-right group expressing his support of Trump.

Though President Donald Trump condemned hate groups today following the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend, for some the remarks were too little, too late.

8 Articles
Source: Common Domain

Fire in Los Angeles River burns itself out

Tuesday 06:06 GMT

The fire, which appeared to be burning some type of substance on the river floor, sent black smoke into the air that could be seen for miles.


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