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Source: The Guradian

Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: why was Spain targeted by terrorists?

Today 01:33 GMT

The attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, together with the explosion at what appears to have been a makeshift bomb factory further south, in Alcanar, on Wednesday night, suggest Catalonia remains a significant operational and recruiting base.

More than 720 people have been detained in Spain in connection with “jihadi terrorism” since the carnage in Madrid, and almost a quarter of the 178 people arrested for terrorism-related activities over the past three years are from Barcelona.

27 Articles
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.

28 Articles
Source: BBC

Bannonism lives on in the White House

Today 01:33 GMT

Steve Bannon may be out as a senior White House adviser, but Bannonism - if that's what it can properly be called - is still firmly entrenched in the White House.

"These are men and women who are, in the main, still working, still attending church, still members of functioning families, but who often live in communities where neighbours, relatives, friends and children have been caught up in disordered lives," was how New York Times columnist Thomas Edsall describes them. "The worry that this disorder has become contagious - that decent working or middle class lives can unravel quickly - stalks many voters, particularly in communities where jobs, industries and a whole way of life have slowly receded, the culminating effect of which can feel like a sudden blow."

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."

8 Articles
Source: Common Domain

Bay Area man celebrating honeymoon killed in Barcelona terror attack, father says

Today 01:33 GMT

A California man was one of the 13 people killed in Thursday’s terror attack in Barcelona, his father told a Bay Area television station.

"They were walking through downtown when he stopped to use the restroom, moments later all hell broke loose and Heidi was swept up in the terrified crowd and she lost sight of Jared,” Nunes’ brother-in-law Kalani Kalanui told Bay Area station KGO-TV. The U.S. State Department announced Friday that one American was killed and another was injured in the attack.

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Source: NBC News

Charlottesville mayor: Tear down that Confederate statue

Today 01:33 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."

7 Articles
Source: Reuters

Timeline: Deadly attacks in Western Europe

Today 01:33 GMT

(Reuters) - Following are some of the deadly attacks in Western Europe in recent years:. Aug. 17, 2017 - A van plows into crowds in the heart of Barcelona, killing at least 13 people, a regional official says, in what police say they are treating as a terrorist attack.

The attack was carried out on the fifth anniversary of twin attacks by Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik that killed 77 people.

20 Articles
Source: Fox News

Conservative student transfers out of BU because of death threats

Today 01:33 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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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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