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Kentucky mayor says he wants to move two Confederate statues

Kentucky mayor says he wants to move two Confederate statues Two Virginia State Police troopers were also killed in a helicopter crash near the protests, which were spurred by the planned removal of a 1924 statue of Confederate Gen. Last week, the Army responded to a request by NY lawmakers to change the names of streets named after Confederate leaders on the Fort Hamilton military base. [Full Article...]

Japan's economic growth hits annualised rate of 4pc

Japan's economic growth hits annualised rate of 4pc Japan's second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data put the nation in an unexpected spot: at the top of the growth table among Group of Seven (G-7) advanced economies. Japan's growth had been largely reliant on robust exports earlier in the year, though there were signs private consumption was picking up. "Consumption and corporate investment are particularly strong, a result of brisk corpo... [Full Article...]

Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce Is No Longer A NZ Citizen

Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce Is No Longer A NZ Citizen He's yet to receive an answer. NZ Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, who's been in the top job for just a fortnight, said no names or rationale were raised. Attorney-General George Brandis told ABC the government's legal advice relied on the assumption that Section 44 of the Constitution did not apply to someone who had no knowledge or reason to believe that they had a dual citizenship. [Full Article...]

Countdown to the solar eclipse: 5 things you need to know now

Countdown to the solar eclipse: 5 things you need to know now The glasses may not meet ISO standards to protect eyes while looking at the eclipse, a Washington D.C. TV station reported this morning. An Amazon spokesperson told The Register that "safety is among our highest priorities" and it decided "out of an abundance of caution" to contact affected customers and refund potentially fake eclipse glasses . [Full Article...]

Charlottesville white nationalist marchers face backlash — BBCI

Charlottesville white nationalist marchers face backlash — BBCI The rally slated for Saturday saw thousands protest the city's removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee . The social media account then said it was the Cole White who was an employee of Top Dog . Twitter didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Top Dog , Cole's former place of employment, said he was sacked as a direct result of his involvement with hate groups who marched in Char... [Full Article...]

Another Close Call for US Jet and Iranian Drone in Persian Gulf

Another Close Call for US Jet and Iranian Drone in Persian Gulf The Iranian Sadegh drone flew without any warning lights Sunday night while shadowing the USS Nimitz , said Lt. Ian McConnaughey, a spokesman for the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet. The official said at the time that it was the 13th such incident in 2017. Iranian vessels and US warships have also had tense encounters in recent months. [Full Article...]

Incredibly rare white elk spotted in Sweden

Incredibly rare white elk spotted in Sweden Moose, known as the king of the forest, are normally brown. The short clip shows the white moose on the banks of the stream, wading into the water to cross over before climbing back out in the direction of the cameraman. As Swedish biologist Göran Ericsson explained to National Geographic , because white moose are cropping up almost every year, he's been wondering whether the animals are increa... [Full Article...]

California, San Francisco sue DOJ over sanctuary city grants

California, San Francisco sue DOJ over sanctuary city grants The state filed a lawsuit Monday challenging sanctuary city restrictions on public safety grants. To view the full article, register now. "San Francisco faces an unacceptable choice: either comply with DOJ's unconstitutional new grant conditions and abandon local policies that San Francisco has found to promote public safety and foster trust and cooperation between law enforcement and the publ... [Full Article...]

Stephenville's Stidham earns starting role for Auburn Tigers

Stephenville's Stidham earns starting role for Auburn Tigers Malzahn said Stidham's leadership and ability to win over his teammates and coaches stood out as much as the on-the-field abilities. "There's going to be some learning processes that you can only do in the course of games", Malzahn said. "I think we've also got to keep in mind that (Stidham)'s still an inexperienced guy", Malzahn said Monday night. "He's got a lot of skills that could be a very ... [Full Article...]

Kim Jong-un Hidden from Public Eye for 2 Weeks

The North's leader ordered the army should always be fire-ready should he make a decision for action, the report said . President Donald Trump warned last week the U.S. He declared that any such North Korean attack could lead to war. Later he said, "If they shoot at the United States, I'm assuming they hit the United States". [Full Article...]

PM Modi To Address Nation On 71st Independence Day

PM Modi To Address Nation On 71st Independence Day It also demanded that the Prime Minister must also give an account "about the downsliding economy". Today, the flag can be seen throughout India during Independence Day celebrations, from being hoisted up flagpoles in ceremonies to decorating the clothes, cars and homes of Indian people. [Full Article...]

Amazon contacting, refunding customers who bought potentially phony eclipse glasses

Amazon contacting, refunding customers who bought potentially phony eclipse glasses Those who didn't receive a warning email from Amazon are safe to use their product on 21 August. The recent recall of some solar eclipse viewing glasses has some people wondering whether their glasses are safe. Maine will next see a total solar eclipse April 8, 2024 when the path of totality goes through Western Maine. These can be found at department stores or you can order online via ... [Full Article...]

Candlelight vigil in Raleigh for Charlottesville victims

Candlelight vigil in Raleigh for Charlottesville victims Similar rallies took place across the country. "It's an America problem and it's one that every single one of us as Americans need to stand up and confront", Kathy Stadler, an organizer with San Diego Invisible, said. Two police officers also died in a helicopter crash as they were responding to the incident. This just one day after a violent white nationalist rally there. [Full Article...]

Top US General to Meet Moon Amid N.Korea Tensions

Top US General to Meet Moon Amid N.Korea Tensions Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., welcomed Trump's pugnacious approach, arguing that numerous president's critics failed to stop North Korea from developing a nuclear weapon that could hit the United States. But Trump on Friday appeared to set another red line - the mere utterance of threats - that would trigger a USA attack against North Korea and "big, big trouble" for Kim. [Full Article...]

Protesters pull down Confederate statue in North Carolina

Protesters pull down Confederate statue in North Carolina According to the News Observer, almost 100 demonstrators, describing themselves as anti-fascists, used a ladder to tie a rope around the statue. It is engraved with the phrase "The Confederate States of America" and on top of it was a statue of a Confederate soldier. [Full Article...]

These schools are closing on eclipse day

These schools are closing on eclipse day Abrams says the district is in the area that will have a 98 percent eclipse. The majority of the eclipse will not be safe for the human eye to view without specialized eyewear. Sumter County schools have made the decision to cancel school on Monday for the total solar eclipse. A number of logistical issues could arise from holding school on August 21: Traffic could complicate transporting studen... [Full Article...]

Top US general to meet with South Korean president about crisis

Top US general to meet with South Korean president about crisis Some analysts expect further escalation in the coming days as both North and South Korea celebrate the August 15 anniversary of the end of Japan's occupation of the Korean Peninsula, and the latter conducts joint military exercises with the USA starting August 21. [Full Article...]

Texas A&M cancels campus event planned by white nationalist

Texas A&M cancels campus event planned by white nationalist A&M says that proves it isn't canceling the event over free speech concerns alone, despite Spencer being known for saying things like "at the end of the day, America belongs to white men". None of the 1200-plus campus organizations invited Preston Wiginton nor did they agree to sponsor his events in December 2016 or on September 11 of this year. [Full Article...]

Trump takes a swipe at CNN's Jim Acosta after Charlottesville press briefing

Trump takes a swipe at CNN's Jim Acosta after Charlottesville press briefing Please support our writing, video blogs, and upcoming podcasts with a $25 donation . "The president said we just had a press conference". Acosta then asked for a press conference on the issue. 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". [Full Article...]

Fighters, refugees leave Lebanon enclave for Syria

Fighters, refugees leave Lebanon enclave for Syria On Friday, the Lebanese security official overseeing the arrangements, General Abbas Ibrahim, said that a group of civilians would go to Assal al-Ward, an area just across the border from Arsal and held by the Syrian government. The troop deployment is the next step in the process of "encircling and tightening the noose around the Islamic State terrorist group in Jeroud Ras Baalbeck and Qaa", due ... [Full Article...]


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