Grace Mugabe claims diplomatic immunity in S.Africa assault case

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has claimed diplomatic immunity after being accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model, South African police said Wednesday, in an incident that could test cross-border relations. The 52-year-old wife of President Robert Mugabe is accused of attacking Gabriella Engels on Sunday evening at a Johannesburg hotel where the first lady's two sons were staying. Engels … [Read more...]

German Car Companies Are Driving the Country Off a Cliff

"Made in Germany" used to mean reliability. Now it means collusion. … [Read more...]

Mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer: 'They tried to kill my child to shut her up'

“They tried to kill my child to shut her up,” said Susan Bro, dwarfed by the large stage and cinema screen at the Paramount Theater in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. The 1,200 mourners in the room rose to their feet and applauded as the mood ebbed between somber reflection, defiance and a celebration of 32-year-old Heather Heyer’s life. … [Read more...]

Spain must raze all vegetation on Mallorca to combat 'olive tree ebola' says EU report

The Spanish island of Mallorca could be virtually razed of vegetation under an EU plan to halt the march of a deadly bacteria known as “ebola of the olive”, farmers in the region have warned. The bacteria Xylella fastidiosa, which has infected thousands of olive trees in southern Italy, is now raging across the Balearic Islands with carrier species multiplying, according to a recent assessment by … [Read more...]

KKK Members Convicted In Plot To Kill Black Inmate While Working As Prison Guards

Two former Florida prison guards who were members of the Ku Klux Klan have been convicted of plotting to murder a black inmate after his release. … [Read more...]

As Trump hedges, U.S. military officers condemn Charlottesville rally with clarity

Senior officers in the U.S. Armed Forces have denounced the white nationalists who organized a violent rally last weekend in Charlottesville, Va. … [Read more...]

MH370’s ‘Most Likely Location’ Released

The Boeing 777 is thought to have crashed on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board. … [Read more...]

Donald Trump's lawyer makes collage of himself with black people to show he isn't racist

Donald Trump's lawyer has been ridiculed online after making a collage of himself pictured with black people to prove he is not racist. Michael Cohen tweeted a selection of selfies in an apparent bid to distance himself from anger over the President's response to white supremacist violence in Charlottesville. "As the son of a holocaust survivor, I have no tolerance for racism," Mr Trump's … [Read more...]

After Charlottesville, both Bush presidents denounce ‘hatred in all forms’

Former President George H.W. Bush and former President George W. Bush, in a rare joint statement, declared Wednesday that Americans must reject “hatred in all its forms” in the aftermath of the white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville. … [Read more...]

India hedges pledge to expel Rohingya Muslims amid outcry

NEW DELHI (AP) — A day after the U.N. chief voiced concern about Indian plans to potentially deport tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees, an Indian government official said Wednesday that authorities are only working to identify those who fled persecution in neighboring Myanmar — not expel them. … [Read more...]

AFL-CIO leader bashes Trump’s ‘totally ineffective’ business council after leaving it

President Trump’s manufacturing council isn’t getting much work done, AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka said after leaving the council following Trump’s highly criticized response to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va. … [Read more...]

Iran's military chief in rare visit to Turkey for Syria talks

By Parisa Hafezi and Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and Iranian military leaders held talks on Wednesday over cooperation in the Syrian conflict and counter-terrorism, officials said, during a rare visit to NATO-member Turkey by the Islamic Republic's military chief of staff. Turkey's ties with Washington have been strained by U.S. support for Kurdish fighters in Syria, and the visit … [Read more...]

Donald ‘I’m smart for not paying taxes’ Trump accuses Amazon of skirting taxes

Amazon is the largest web-based retailer on the planet, raking in billions of dollars every year and employing over 340,000 workers. When you're that big — and the president of the United States likes to go on early-morning Twitter rants before his handlers can distract him — there's a good chance you're going to be mentioned once or twice. That's what happened this morning, as … [Read more...]

Utah Blogger's Missing Husband Found Dead

Paul Swenson, 30, disappeared in late July after acting strangely for days, his family said. … [Read more...]

'Sympathy for the devils' – How US Newspapers reacted to Donald Trump's Charlottesville comments

Donald Trump claimed in a combative address on Tuesday that both sides to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville were "very violent". The US president was widely condemned by Democrats and Republicans for his comments, but received praise from far-right figures such as former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.  Mr Trump said there were some "very fine" people on both sides … [Read more...]

Charlottesville is a target for the alt-right. Its Jewish mayor is emerging as a national voice.

Michael Signer has emerged as a fierce critic of the president — and also as an important voice for the new South’s reckoning with its difficult history. … [Read more...]

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Fox News Hosts Split Over Donald Trump's Wild New York Press Conference

It’s no secret that President Donald Trump and Fox News have a close relationship. … [Read more...]