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In Colombia, Pence tries to strike balance on Venezuela – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

CARTAGENA, Colombia — Demonstrating the delicate balancing act that has come to define his vice presidency, Mike Pence tried to strike a balance Sunday in Colombia between Latin American opposition to possible U.S. military intervention in neighboring Venezuela, and President Donald Trump’s surprising refusal to rule out that option. Speaking during a joint news conference with Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos shortly after his arrival in Latin America, Pence also…

At least 18 dead after gunmen attack restaurant in Burkina Faso: official – CBS News

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Suspected Islamic extremists opened fire at a Turkish restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso late Sunday, killing at least 18 people in the second such attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the last two years.  There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the violence, which continued into the early hours Monday. Gunfire could be heard almost seven hours after the attack began. “This…

Civil rights leaders demand Trump disavow white supremacists – CNN

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

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Alleged driver of car that plowed into Charlottesville crowd was a Nazi sympathizer, former teacher says – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE — A man accused of plowing a car into a crowd of protesters here — killing one person and leaving 19 injured — long sympathized with Nazi views and had stood with a group of white supremacists hours before Saturday’s bloody crash. The alleged driver, James Alex Fields Jr., a 20-year-old who travelled to Virginia from Ohio, had espoused extremist ideals at least since high school, according to Derek Weimer,…

Trump advisers signal the knives are out for Bannon – CNN

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

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Tropical Storm Gert forms in the Atlantic Ocean – ABC News

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

A tropical depression in the Atlantic Ocean has formed into Tropical Storm Gert but it’s not expected to make landfall. The National Hurricane Center said on Sunday afternoon that Gert was centered about 505 miles (812 kilometers) west-southwest of Bermuda and had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (64 kph). It is moving toward the north-northwest at 10 mph (16 kph). A slow strengthening is expected in the next day…

An American tourist gave the Nazi salute in Germany — so a stranger beat him up, police say – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sculptures by artist Rainer Opolka in front of the Church of Our Lady in Dresden, eastern Germany, on March 18, 2016. (Jens Meyer/AP) An American tourist in Germany was beaten up by a passer-by after he began giving the Nazi salute outside a cafe in Dresden, police said Sunday. The incident occurred about 8:15 a.m. Saturday as the man left a cafe called Europe in the Neustadt district of Dresden, police…

Scaramucci criticizes Trump’s Charlottesville response and blames Bannon – Politico

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Anthony Scaramucci, President Donald Trump’s former White House communications director, said he “wouldn’t have recommended” Trump’s initial statement about the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo By MADELINE CONWAY 08/13/2017 11:29 AM EDT Anthony Scaramucci, President Donald Trump’s short-lived former communications director, on Sunday criticized the president’s response to the weekend white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and blamed strategist Steve Bannon’s “nonsensical” influence for it….

Ohio Man Charged With Murder In Fatal Car Attack On Anti-White Nationalist March – NPR

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

James Alex Fields Jr. is accused of ramming his car into a group of marchers after the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail/Getty Images Updated at 11:59 a.m. ET A man who appeared to be protesting Saturday with a group of self-proclaimed fascists is accused of killing a woman and injuring multiple others by driving his car into a…

How a white nationalist rally turned deadly in Charlottesville – CNN

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

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Guam, Japan prepare for possible North Korea missile launch – CNN

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Hagatña, Guam (CNN)North Korean military figures are putting the final touches on a plan to fire four missiles into the waters around the US-territory of Guam, to be presented to leader Kim Jong Un within days. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/08/12/trump-xi-phone-call-rivers-lok.cnn’,width: ’100%’,height: ’100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_26′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ’100%’,frameHeight: ’100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170630095059-02-donald-trump-xi-jinping-file-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170630095059-02-donald-trump-xi-jinping-file-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170630095059-02-donald-trump-xi-jinping-file-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170630095059-02-donald-trump-xi-jinping-file-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170630095059-02-donald-trump-xi-jinping-file-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170630095059-02-donald-trump-xi-jinping-file-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170630095059-02-donald-trump-xi-jinping-file-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId…

The Latest: Police identify suspect in Virginia car ramming – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Chaos and violence turned to tragedy Saturday as hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members — planning to stage what they described as their largest rally in decades to “take America back” — clashed with counterprotesters in the streets and a car plowed into crowds, leaving one person dead and 19 others injured. Hours later, two state police officers died when their helicopter crashed at the…

Who is Kim Jong Un and what will he decide to do? – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

SEOUL — If North Korea goes ahead with its threat to fire ballistic missiles toward the U.S. territory of Guam, the order will come from Kim Jong Un himself.  The officials in charge of North Korea’s missile program could complete their preparations by next week and would then wait for the 33-year-old leader to decide what to do next. Will Kim give the order to fire, potentially inviting retaliation from an American…

One dead and 19 injured as car strikes crowds along route of white nationalist rally in Charlottesville – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Chaos and violence turned to tragedy Saturday as hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members — planning to stage what they described as their largest rally in decades to “take America back” — clashed with counterprotesters in the streets and a car plowed into crowds, leaving one person dead and 19 others injured. Hours later, two state police officers died when their helicopter crashed at the…

Two killed in Va. police helicopter crash near Charlottesville – New York Daily News

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Two Virginia State Police troopers were killed in a helicopter crash near Charlottesville, Va., that officials say is linked to violent clashes in the city, President Trump confirmed in a tweet Saturday. “Deepest condolences to the families & fellow officers of the VA State Police who died today. You’re all among the best this nation produces,” Trump tweeted shortly before 7 p.m. The chopper was hovering low…

Usain Bolt’s illustrious career ends in tears after cramp downs him in final race – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

This is only the fourth time in 24 championship races that Usain Bolt has not topped the podium. (Tim Ireland/Associated Press) It was a heartbreaking ending to an outstanding track and field career for Usain Bolt on Saturday at the IAAF World Championships in London. Running the final leg of the men’s 4×100 relay for Jamaica, Bolt failed to finish when a cramp in his left hamstring led him to…

Charlottesville car crash suspect ID’d as 20-year-old Ohio man – CNN

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

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Trump Eyes China Sanctions While Seeking Its Help on North Korea – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Mr. Trump has sought to leverage trade and North Korea with China for months, initially expressing optimism after hosting Mr. Xi at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, only to later grow discouraged that Beijing was not following through. The effort has now reached a decisive point with the overt threats of American military action against North Korea — warnings clearly meant for Beijing’s ears. China is widely seen as critical…

How Virginia candidates responded to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

The arrival of hundreds of neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members and other white nationalists in Charlottesville this weekend prompted a round of condemnation from across the political spectrum in Virginia, where state elections are three months away. The university town’s decision to remove a downtown statute of Confederate general Robert E. Lee fueled the white nationalist backlash, and created a divisive campaign issue up and down the Virginia ballot this…

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