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August 22, 2017 9:03 AM Where does the Trump presidency go now? After the last week, it looks like a descent into barbarism

When the president of the United States turns neo-Nazi apologist, it's time for the left to come together VIDEO During Donald Trump’s disgraceful press conference last Tuesday, the president of the United States became the world’s leading neo-Nazi apologist. As the New York Times aptly put it in its report, Trump gave “white supremacists an unequivocal 65

August 21, 2017 10:52 PM The Latest: Flight gives passengers a closer look at eclipse

Scientists, journalists and contest winners were among about 100 people who enjoyed a closer look at the eclipse, thanks to a special eclipse-chasing charter flight by Alaska Airlines. The jet flew for nearly three hours over the Pacific Ocean to intercept the eclipse, allowing passengers to watch full blockage of the sun from their seats 115

August 21, 2017 1:51 AM Millions Pour Into US Towns In Path Of Total Eclipse

Charleston, United States: On Monday, when a total solar eclipse sweeps across the United States for the first time in 99 years, people gathering in Charleston, South Carolina, will be the last on the continent to experience it. Historic Charleston, with its cobblestone streets and elegant antebellum mansions, was clearly a-bustle on Sunday, in full pre-eclipse 111

August 20, 2017 3:38 PM As Spain Mourns, Hunt Intensifies for Van Driver in Barcelona Attack

An explosion on Wednesday night that killed at least two people destroyed the house, in the town of Alcanar, about 120 miles southwest of Barcelona. At first thought to be a gas explosion, the blast now appears to have been the hub of a wider plot to sow terror. Some of the 12 members of the cell had occupied the house for at least six months, Major 165

August 19, 2017 8:41 AM Finnish police call fatal stabbing an act of terrorism

BERLIN — Police in Finland said Saturday they were classifying a fatal stabbing attack in a southwestern city as terrorism. Two people were killed and six others wounded Friday when an 18-year-old Moroccan man went on a stabbing rampage, authorities said. He was shot in the leg by police and was being treated in intensive care. The attack unfolded in Turku 64

August 19, 2017 8:29 AM 'Low-cost terror' is a new reality for Europeans

Paris - Vehicle attacks of the sort seen in Barcelona are easy to organise and difficult to stop and have become part of a new reality for Europeans, experts say. Paris, Berlin, Nice, London and Stockholm have already seen extremists drive vehicles into crowds. The latest attacks in Barcelona and the seaside resort of Cambrils left at least 14 dead and 100 injured 57

August 18, 2017 1:25 PM When Terror Came to Barcelona

In Las Ramblas, the terrorists’ van finally crashed to a halt right in front of the beautiful Teatre del Liceu — an unintended symbolism, for this opera hall, the emblem of the city’s bourgeois charm and of its devotion to the arts, was also the site of another terror attack of a bygone era that is now part of the city’s legend: the Liceu Bombing, when an anarchist 88

August 18, 2017 12:41 AM Spanish police 'stop second attack' after 13 killed in Barcelona

Spanish police say they have killed four people in Cambrils to stop what they say was a second attempted attack after an earlier one in Barcelona. Police warned people to stay off the streets, with shots reported in the port of Cambrils. Thirteen people died and dozens were injured when a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona's Las Ramblas area on Thursday 58

August 17, 2017 12:00 PM Here’s what made Palestinian protests in East Jerusalem last month so successful

When two soldiers were killed in occupied East Jerusalem a few weeks ago, it set off a chain reaction of Israeli punitive measures, Palestinian protests and violence. The Israeli government ramped up its presence in the Old City, installing metal detectors and security cameras in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. Palestinians reacted with mass protest tactics 57

August 17, 2017 6:29 AM Law that 'rewarded rapists' is scrapped

Activists are celebrating in Lebanon after a law that absolved rapists if they married their victims was scrapped. The legislation, which had been in place 68 years, condemns girls to a lifetime of sexual violence, say campaigners. Lebanon has become the latest country to abolish such laws after Jordan and Tunisia took similar action in recent weeks 56