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Source: Reuters

Trump talks tough on Pakistan's 'terrorist' havens, but options scarce

Today 16:24 GMT

An approach analysts say probably won't change Pakistan's strategic calculations and might push it in directions Washington does not want it to go.

Trump's call for India to play a greater role in Afghanistan, in particular, will ring alarm bells for Pakistan's generals, analysts said. "Trump's policy of engaging India and threatening action may actually constrain Pakistan and lead to the opposite of what he wants," said Zahid Hussain, a Pakistani security analyst.

27 Articles
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."

67 Articles
Source: Global News

Solar eclipse 2017: Live coverage as the solar eclipse crosses North America

Today 16:24 GMT

Millions of people across Canada will be treated to a partial solar eclipse while a total solar eclipse will transverse parts of the U.S. for the first time in nearly 100 years.

The eclipse will move east, giving those in Regina about 80 per cent of an eclipse, and those in Edmonton, Winnipeg and Toronto 70 to 75 per cent coverage.

12 Articles
Source: Common Domain

All NFL teams will participate in 'Madden' esports tournament

Today 16:23 GMT

NFL fans and gamers can play their way to the Super Bowl — if they're good enough at the newest edition of “Madden NFL 18.”. Electronic Arts and the NFL on Monday announced they're teaming up to create an online tournament involving all 32 teams.

It makes the NFL the first professional sports league in the U.S. to commit all of its teams to a competitive gaming program, and a massive e-sports competition.

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Source: New York Times

Trump’s Request for India’s Help in Afghanistan Rattles Pakistan

Today 16:23 GMT

President Trump’s appeal for India’s help on Afghanistan set off alarm bells on Tuesday in Pakistan, where officials warned that the approach risked jolting a tumultuous relationship.

As part of Mr. Trump’s new plan for addressing the 16-year United States conflict in Afghanistan, he asked India — which Pakistan has historically seen as its enemy — to “help us more,” especially with economic assistance.

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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.

25 Articles
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.

6 Articles
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”.

7 Articles
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.

8 Articles
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.

8 Articles
Source: ABC News

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

Today 16:23 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: Washington Post

Suspected driver in deadly Barcelona attack is fatally shot, police say

Today 16:24 GMT

The Moroccan-born man who authorities say was the driver of the van that plowed down pedestrians in a crowded tourist zone in Barcelona last week was shot dead by Spanish police Monday afternoon.

Police confirmed that officers shot and killed Younes Abouyaaquob, 22, in a small town about an hour’s drive west of Barcelona. Abouyaaquob has been the subject of a massive manhunt since he escaped on Thursday night after the van attack.


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