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Pence Goes Beyond Trump in Condemning White Supremacists Pence Goes Beyond Trump in Condemning White Supremacists
- August 15, 2017

Seeking to highlight the growing plight in Venezuela , Vice President Mike Pence is meeting with people who've fled the country to neighboring Colombia . Critics assailed the president for setting up a false equivalence, particularly since the worst of the mayhem was caused by a driver associated with the white supremacists who, police said, drove into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one woman, a 32-year-old paralegal named Heather Heyer, and injuring 19 other people. (more...)
Uber says appeals one-month Philippine suspension, resuming services Uber says appeals one-month Philippine suspension, resuming services
- August 15, 2017

Transport network firm Uber suspended its operations Tuesday morning in compliance with an order it received from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board the evening before. In a statement on Twitter, Uber said: "In response to overwhelming rider and driver demand, we have filed a motion for reconsideration with the LTFRB and will be resuming and continuing operations until the motion is resolved". (more...)
Trump Condemns US Hate Groups After White Supremacist Attack Trump Condemns US Hate Groups After White Supremacist Attack
- August 15, 2017

Much of the criticism centered around Trump blaming "many sides" for the violence. He added, "Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans". (more...)
Suspect in United States vehicle attack held 'radical beliefs': teacher Suspect in United States vehicle attack held 'radical beliefs': teacher
- August 15, 2017

CrowdJustice, a site that focuses on raising money for legal cases, has not seen any funds connected to Fields or others who were in Charlottesville , said Chief Executive Julia Salasky. But rather than try to shield them from the tragedy, Bhagia, along with a number of other mothers made a decision to attend various rallies, protests, and vigils with their children in tow (some even brought infants!). (more...)
Model Gabriella Engels accuses Grace Mugabe of attacking her at hotel Model Gabriella Engels accuses Grace Mugabe of attacking her at hotel
- August 15, 2017

The woman in question alleged Mugabe instructed her bodyguard to instruct Engels to leave her children's hotel room before the alleged assault was unleashed on beauty queen. A case of assault would be opened in Sandton police station against Zimbabwe's first lady with local law enforcement agents likely to institute investigations. (more...)
Clash Coming Over White Supremacist Appearance At UF Clash Coming Over White Supremacist Appearance At UF
- August 15, 2017

UF President Kent Fuchs has responded to students and staff that while he is disgusted by Spencer's message, his hands are tied, and he must allow the event just as any third party renter can reserve space on campus, regardless of message. Spencer's "Unite the Right" protest in Charlottesville, Virginia began Friday night with a tiki-torch-lit procession to the confederate monument near the University of Virginia campus, Spencer's alma mater. (more...)
North Korea SLBMs prompt South to consider nuclear subs North Korea SLBMs prompt South to consider nuclear subs
- August 15, 2017

The general stopped in Hawaii on his way to consult with Navy Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr . It should be noted that in 1961, the countries signed a Sino-North Korean Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance, which means, if North Korea is attacked, China would be legally obliged to "immediately render military and other assistance by all means at its disposal". (more...)
Turnbull government majority hanging by a thread over Kiwi Joyce Turnbull government majority hanging by a thread over Kiwi Joyce
- August 15, 2017

To hold onto power, if Mr Joyce lost his seat following a High Court ruling, Mr Turnbull would need to turn to one of five possible allies; independents Cathy McGowan and Andrew Wilkie, Bob Katter of Katter's Australian Party, Nick Xenophon Team MP Rebekha Sharkie or Greens MP Adam Bandt. (more...)
Florida second in nation for number of hate groups, organization says Florida second in nation for number of hate groups, organization says
- August 15, 2017

The Southern Poverty Law Center , a group that tracks hate groups, said there are now 26 active hate groups in Indiana. Over the course of the 2016 presidential campaign, the number of hate groups in the United States grew after falling off following former President Barack Obama's re-election. (more...)
The monsoon session of Parliament The monsoon session of Parliament
- August 15, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the members of the House bid farewell to outgoing Vice President M. Hamid Ansari and to nine members representing Gujarat and West Bengal, who will be retiring on August 18 on expiration of their terms. The PM has reportedly told members that their days of " mauj masti " (fun and games) are now over because party chief Amit Shah will be in the Rajya Sabha. (more...)
Guam residents pray for peace as North Korea deadline looms Guam residents pray for peace as North Korea deadline looms
- August 15, 2017

Mattis said that if a North Korean missile were headed toward the waters near Guam, instead of aimed directly at the island, then the president would decide what action to take. One US defense official told CNN that US intelligence has assessed that a "probable ballistic missile" was being readied for shipment based on the activity observed. (more...)
North Korea recalls key ambassadors back to the country North Korea recalls key ambassadors back to the country
- August 15, 2017

But Kim said he would "watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees" before executing any order. The United States is "talking about deploying a massive military force" in this exercise, Pyongyang added. Gen. Joseph Dunford, U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo on Monday. "Regardless of whatever twist and turns we could experience, the North Korean nuclear program should absolutely be solved peacefully, and the ... (more...)
Suspect in Virginia Murder Denied Bond Suspect in Virginia Murder Denied Bond
- August 15, 2017

On Saturday, a federal civil rights investigation was launched by the Department of Justice into the deadly car-ramming attack. "The Army can confirm that James Alex Fields reported for basic military training in August of 2015, said army spokeswoman Lt Col Jennifer Johnson". (more...)
San Diego vigil held in response to Virginia violence San Diego vigil held in response to Virginia violence
- August 15, 2017

They say the violence simply has to end, as the pain is felt across the country. "Basically as a stand against white supremacy, as well". "I believe I'm with a like-minded group when I say no hate, not in our town", Simms says. It escalated on Saturday morning when hundreds of counterprotesters clashed with demonstrators attending the "Unite the Right" rally - an event that promised to be one of the largest gatherings of white nationalists in recent times. (more...)
Montrealers hold rally against white nationalists after Charlottesville attack Montrealers hold rally against white nationalists after Charlottesville attack
- August 15, 2017

They later learned from a detective that Heyer had been killed . "If you can get people to open up to you, that's what I need", he told her. "He needs to worry about my friend that died, he needs to worry about the people that were injured, he needs to worry about her family, he needs to worry about America's family". (more...)
'Nobody's looking for a war,' Dunford says in Seoul
- August 15, 2017

While a US military spokesman said Dunford "affirmed the ironclad commitment of the U.S.to the alliance" with South Korea, he indicated the general also made clear during his meetings in Seoul that military action against North Korea remains a possibility. (more...)
Protesters topple Confederate statue in North Carolina Protesters topple Confederate statue in North Carolina
- August 15, 2017

Around 7:10 p.m. a woman using a ladder climbed the statue of a soldier and attached a rope around the statue. The "Unite the Right" rally, which turned deadly Saturday, was first organized to protest the removal of a Gen. Hundreds of people were protesting the fact the Confederate monument still sat in front of a government building, as well as rallying against hate groups and President Donald Trump . (more...)
Grizzly trophy hunt to be outlawed across BC after fall season ends Grizzly trophy hunt to be outlawed across BC after fall season ends
- August 15, 2017

Donaldson said the ban is supported by the majority of people in the province. "In particular, we owe it to generations past and future to do all we can to protect the beauty and uniqueness of the Great Bear Rainforest", Donaldson said. Donaldson says they'll be consulting with small communities and those impacted economically, such as guide outfitters ahead of rolling out the ban. (more...)
Tiki brand disavows white supremacists after Charlottesville march Tiki brand disavows white supremacists after Charlottesville march
- August 15, 2017

But one company, Tiki Brand, is speaking out after white nationalists used its tiki torches at the event Friday night. And aside from being a summertime barbecue fixture, tiki torches have their origin in Polynesian and Hawaiian cultures, which many on social media pointed out as being at odds with the white nationalist philosophy. (more...)
Massachusetts Cop Mocks Victims Of Charlottesville Car Attack Online Massachusetts Cop Mocks Victims Of Charlottesville Car Attack Online
- August 15, 2017

Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri says he received a complaint about the comment Sunday and opened an internal investigation. " I took immediate steps to initiate a prompt and thorough internal investigation ", Barbieri told the publication via email. (more...)

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