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Rebirth of the alt-right

The violent protests at the weekend that left a woman dead in Charlottesville, Virginia shocked many Americans and people around the world as TV footage showed an estimated 1,000 neo-Nazis and white supremacists, guarded by "militiamen," brandishing semi-automatic rifles and wearing body armor.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/15 18:43:39

Iran denies drone approaching US aircraft carrier

Iran has denied a US Navy report that an Iranian drone flew close to a US aircraft carrier in international waters in the Persian Gulf, local media reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/15 16:22:11

Another business executive exits Trump's advisory panel

A second business executive quit an advisory panel of US President Donald Trump's Monday over his remarks on the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/15 13:54:10

5.0-magnitude quake hits West Chile Rise -- USGS

An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale jolted West Chile Rise at 02:24:52 GMT on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/15 11:00:00

Int'l Memorial Day for 'Comfort Women' marked in San Francisco

Representatives of grossroots community organizations hold pictures of "Comfort Women" during a rally on the sidewalk in front of Japanese Consulate General in San Francisco, the United States, on Aug. 14, 2017. The "Comfort Women" Justice Coalition organized a rally here on Monday to mark the International Memorial Day for "Comfort Women".
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/15 10:28:32

America's undying passion for unilateralism

In another show of his tougher trade stance, US President Donald Trump on Monday asked his top trade adviser to determine whether to start a so-called Section 301 investigation into China's trade practices and policies.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/15 9:43:50

President Trump steps up rhetoric against white nationalists after sharp criticism

US President Donald Trump on Monday offered stronger condemnation against white nationalists who staged a fatal protest over the weekend after previous remarks drew fire for lacking forcefulness.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/15 8:14:46

US military hasn't been asked to provide military options on Venezuela: Pentagon

Despite US President Donald Trump's claim of military options for Venezuela, the Pentagon said on Monday that US military so far had not been asked to provide military options.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/15 8:11:10

Venezuelans protest US aggression threat as VP Pence tours LatAm to turn up pressure

Supporters of Venezuela's socialist government on Monday rallied in the capital Caracas and other cities to protest the threat of a military intervention by the United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/15 8:09:42

Canada unveils wish list for renegotiated trade deal with US, Mexico

Canada will press the United States to retain a dispute-resolution mechanism and protect Canada's supply-management system in the upcoming redrafting talks of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks between Canada, the US and Mexico, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said in Ottawa Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/15 8:08:12

Charlottesville mayhem underscores growing US white supremacy movement

The United States is reeling after one woman died and several people were injured during the weekend's clashes between white power protesters and counter demonstrators. Experts fear such incidents could increase amid a recent jump in the number of white supremacy groups.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/15 8:07:25

US mulls economic, diplomatic measures over Venezuelan crisis with military action not ruled out

US Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday during his Latin American tour that the United States would bring economic and diplomatic power to bear over the ongoing Venezuelan crisis, a more conciliatory tone than President Donald Trump's surprising tough words last week.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/15 8:06:13

Merkel slams Virginia’s ‘disgusting’ violence

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday slammed as "disgusting" the role of white supremacists in a violent protest in Virginia and an "evil attack" against counter demonstrators that left one woman dead, her spokesperson said.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/14 23:13:40

US, Canada, Mexico to renegotiate NAFTA, ‘thorny’ talks expected

President Donald Trump will have the chance to turn a key campaign promise into reality with this week's start of official talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/14 22:53:40

Call for peace

People gather in front of the White House on Sunday in Washington, DC for a vigil in response to the death of a counter-protester in the August 12 “Unite the Right” rally the turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia. One woman died and 19 people were injured in Charlottesville when a car plowed into a crowd after a rally by Ku Klux Klan members and other white nationalists turned violent. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/8/14 22:48:40

LA tests cooling pavement paint to beat heat

Can a splash of gray pavement paint help combat global warming?
Source: AFP | 2017/8/14 22:38:39

Sign of the times

A girl stands next to a life-size image of Pope Francis in Bogota on Sunday, ahead of his upcoming visit. Pope Francis will make a special four-day visit to Colombia, from September 6-11, to add his weight to the process of reconciliation between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Source: AFP | 2017/8/14 22:13:39

Chinese netizens mock US ‘cultural revolution’ after violent rally

The violent clashes that took place at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia has sparked lively discussions on Chinese social media, with some mocking the US' so-called "tolerance and democracy."
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/14 21:33:40