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Source: Common Domain

Trump, who once backed withdrawal from Afghanistan, tries to sell the nation on deeper involvement

Today 17:20 GMT

Bannon's ouster could boost the powerful Koch network, which has surprising sway in Trump's White House. On eve of Trump's Arizona rally, GOP Sen. Jeff Flake — a vocal critic — isn't worried about blowback

President Trump, admitting he came into office wanting to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan, said Monday he had changed his mind and had approved what amounted to an open-ended military commitment to prevent terrorist safe havens there.

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Source: Common Domain

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

15-Aug-2017

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.

21 Articles
Source: Global News

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

15-Aug-2017

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

15-Aug-2017

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."

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Source: BBC

Solar eclipse 2017: The pictures you have to see

Today 17:19 GMT

Finally, here are some of the most breathtaking photos of the solar eclipse, if you weren't lucky enough to see it with your own eyes.

In Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, where the solar eclipse was partially visible, this man made glasses from a plastic bottle. Most people appeared to heed this advice, though what some placed over their eyes may not have done much to protect them.

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Source: NBC News

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

15-Aug-2017

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?

15-Aug-2017

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: ABC News

Bodies of some of 10 missing sailors found on Navy ship after collision

Today 17:19 GMT

Bodies of some of 10 missing sailors have been found in flooded compartments of the USS John S. McCain, the Navy destroyer that collided with a commercial vessel east of Singapore early Monday morning, the U.S. Navy said.

Ten sailors have been missing since the collision, and the remains of some were found by divers performing recovery operations inside the ship, Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, said in a statement.

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Source: Common Domain

Sailors' remains found after crash of U.S. warship

Today 17:20 GMT

The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Tuesday a number of remains of Navy sailors were found in a compartment of the destroyer John S. McCain, a day after the warship's collision with an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters left 10 sailors missing.

In India, you can no longer divorce a woman simply by saying (or texting) it three times. Afghans express hope for Trump's new war strategy, while Pakistanis feel stung by criticism. What? Britain's Big Ben expected to stay (mostly) silent for at least four years. 5:28 a.m.: This article was updated with comments from Adm. Scott Swift and additional background

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Source: The Guradian

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

15-Aug-2017

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”.

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Source: Global News

Charlottesville car attack suspect James Fields previously accused of beating mother

15-Aug-2017

– 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

15-Aug-2017

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.

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Source: Common Domain

Fire in Los Angeles River burns itself out

15-Aug-2017

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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Source: The Guradian

Second CEO quits Donald Trump's advisory council over Charlottesville

15-Aug-2017

A second prominent CEO has stepped down from Donald Trump’s business advisory council in the wake of the president’s controversial response to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that left one dead and several injured.

Kenneth Frazier, the CEO of pharmaceutical giant Merck, was the first to step down from the council, which focuses on the economy and job creation, as Trump came under intense criticism for initially failing to condemn white supremacists and neo Nazi groups following the Charlottesville attack.

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Source: Common Domain

After statement on Charlottesville, Trump tweets that media 'will never be satisfied ... truly bad people!'

15-Aug-2017

"Realize once again that the #Fake News Media will never be satisfied," Trump lamented, calling members of the media "truly bad people!"

President Trump on Monday answered two days of bipartisan furor over his initial response to deadly protests in Charlottesville, Va., with a statement for the first time explicitly blaming white supremacists for the “racist violence” over the weekend. But in a tweet sent hours later, Trump appeared to suggest that he'd spoken out only to appease his critics and seemed frustrated that his remarks hadn't done more to silence them.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte