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Australia's Top Olympian, Qantas CEO Urge Support for Same-Sex Marriage


But Labor says the Prime Minister should go further and condemn the anti-same-sex marriage posters and pamphlets, some of which are being circulated by neo-Nazis. The prime minister warned that arguing it was illegitimate to "debate equality", as the broadcaster Em Rusciano suggested, would undermine the case for same-sex marriage. Read More »

Spanish High Court sends two Barcelona attack suspects to jail


Spain charged the four men today with murder, terrorism and weapons possession at a closed-door hearing in Madrid's heavily guarded National Court , the Evening Standard reports. Houli Chemlal faces an additional charge of dealing with explosives. Four men arrested last week for their alleged involvement in the planning or execution of attacks in and near Barcelona that killed 15 people are testifying in Spain's National Court before a judge. Read More »

We're Tracking Confederate Monuments. Tell Us What's on Your Campus


Lee had changed. David McCallister, Florida Division Chief of Heritage Operations for the Sons of Confederate Soldiers, said the Lee County NAACP was exploiting the turmoil in Charlottesville . On Tuesday, however, he provoked further controversy by calling far-right elements partaking in the demonstration as "very fine people", further noting that those who had been protesting against the seemingly neo-Nazi groups were partly responsible for what happened. Read More »

Nepal PM Deuba's India visit begins today


On Wednesday, the visiting Prime Minister will visit the Rajghat in Delhi to pay his respects to Mahatma Gandhi. Mr Deuba has made it clear that his country won't take a side on the issue, urging New Delhi and Beijing to resolve their differences peacefully. Read More »

Fresh Threats From Pyongyang As Joint Military Exercise Begins


President Donald Trump has warned that North Korea will face "fire and fury" if it threatens the United States. He added, "The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!" Adm. Moon said he thinks Trump's belligerent words are meant to show a strong resolve for pressuring the North and don't necessarily display the willingness for military strikes. Read More »

Agitators expected for Trump rally in Phoenix tonight


If a new bill is not passed, the government will shut down on October 1. I'd like to give the DNC the benefit of the doubt and say this is just a poor attempt to dunk on Trump's inability to score a single political victory, but unforced error after unforced error has resulted in me really not feeling like they deserve it any more. Read More »

PRESIDENTIAL VISIT: President Donald Trump lands in Phoenix, ahead of downtown rally


The full lineup of speakers had not been announced as of Monday night, though a source did confirm Vice President Mike Pence would also be in attendance . Many of his supporters said they made the trip from Southern California. Trump regularly hailed his support from " Sheriff Joe" on the campaign trail, despite his reputation as a controversial and polarizing figure. Read More »

GOP senator: 'Too hard to say' if Trump will be 2020 nominee


COLLINS: It's too hard to say. This thing really reads like the Democrats are itching for this wall, and are pissed that Trump hasn't gotten the thing built yet despite swearing up and down that he would. Collins said, "In this case, I think the President failed to meet the standard that we would have expected a President to do in a time like that". 'I'd never taken it before. Read More »

Charlottesville victim's mom refuses to talk to Trump

More than a week after a white nationalist rally turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump received a brutal assessment of his response to the violence, and his equivocations over the roles of neo-Nazis and white supremacist groups who participated. Read More »

Vucic: Intelligence offensive against Serbia in Macedonia


Serbia has abruptly recalled all staff from its embassy in Macedonia for consultations regarding "offensive intelligence activities" against Serbia, President Aleksandar Vucic has said. Dacic said an unspecified "foreign factor" was involved in the "offensive" acts against Serbia and that "a part" of the embassy staff will return to Macedonia next week. Read More »

DOJ Pulls Back on Warrant to Anti-Trump Web Site Host


The letter states that the government meant to exclude and seal evidence beyond the scope of its warrant and that DreamHost refused to engage in a dialogue around the issue after claiming that the warrant was "improper". That hearing is scheduled for 10 the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. "The government values and respects the first amendment right of all Americans to participate in peaceful political protests and to read protected political expression online", ... Read More »

Secret Service nearing spending limit for protecting Trump


Alles told NBC News that paying overtime money for about 1,100 agents this year can not be "attributed to the current administration's protection requirements alone, but rather has been an ongoing issue for almost a decade due to an overall increase in operational tempo". Read More »

US Navy to relieve admiral over collisions


It was the second major collision in two months involving the Pacific-based 7th Fleet. The Navy reportedly did not offer comment. Vessels from several nations are searching southeast Asian waters for 10 missing USA sailors after an early morning collision between the USS John S McCain and an oil tanker ripped a gaping hole in the destroyer's hull. Read More »

USA slaps sanctions on Chinese, Russian firms doing business with N. Korea

The United States on Tuesday imposed new North Korea-related sanctions, targeting Chinese and Russian firms and individuals for supporting Pyongyang's weapons programs, but stopped short of an anticipated focus on Chinese banks. "Treasury will continue to increase pressure on North Korea by targeting those who support the advancement of nuclear and ballistic missile programs, and isolating them from the American financial system", said Treasury Secretary Steven T Mnuchin. Read More »

Amal and George Clooney Donated $1 Million to Fight Against Hate Groups


Amal Clooney is an global law and human rights lawyer who has represented Julian Assange and was an adviser to former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan. "It was a reflection of just how much Trump's incendiary campaign and presidency have energized the radical right". The Southern Poverty Law Centre monitors the activities of more than 1,600 extremist groups in the USA and has used litigation to win judgments against white supremacist organisations. Read More »

Hate Speech Protesters Shut Down Right-Wing Boston Rally


Protesters chanted anti-Nazi slogans and waved signs that condemned white supremacy as they marched towards the city's historic Boston Commons park where a " Free Speech Rally " was being held. Estimated by some accounts as 40,000 people strong, the counterdemonstration was largely peaceful, but some minor physical altercations with police have been reported . Read More »

Cambridge University Press Bows to Chinese Censorship Pressure, Then Pivots


Read the Guardian's summary of that development, and in the same publication see an op-ed from Tim Pringle, editor of the China Quarterly journal, which was originally censored last week. A second academic journal is facing the removal of approximately 100 articles from the Chinese website of the Cambridge University Press (CUP). As of Monday, no JAS articles have been removed from CUP's China website, according to the association. Read More »

Almost 1 in 10 Americans think neo-Nazi views okay, poll finds

More than half of Americans in a recent poll opposed President Donald Trump's comments of last Tuesday placing " blame on both sides " for the violent white supremacist march in Charlottesville earlier this month. O'Reilly goes on to say that the evil of Nazis is the sort of weighty topic that demands a lot of emphasis, so even though Trump was apparently right to condemn the violence "on many sides " and to highlight the "good people" among the Nazis, O'Reilly thinks he should've waited ... Read More »

Pacquiao-Horn rematch to be held at Philippine Arena in Bulacan


The announcement came despite Monday's confirmation of Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk that the boxing match will be happening in the city anew in November. Now, it appears the Pacquiao camp wants the DOT to do the same in order for the rematch to happen on Philippine soil. Meanwhile, sought a comment from one of Pacquiao's top aides, who said he still has to consult the fighting senator regarding the matter. Read More »

Two Kennedys arrested after wild party in Cape Cod


Matthew "Max" Kennedy 52, the ninth child of Robert and Ethel Kennedy, was arrested and charged early Sunday morning with disorderly conduct and violating the Town of Barnstable's anti-noise ordinance. On arrival, officers asked for the music to be turned down. Sweeney said both were released on personal recognizance. His daughter is scheduled to be arraigned at a later date. Read More »

Saudi crown prince talks Mideast peace with U.S. officials


US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on 3 May, 2017 in Washington, DC. He has urged Israel to show restraint in settlement construction, but not demanded a freeze, disappointing the Palestinians. With his administration still coping with the fallout from his handling of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Netanyahu facing a growing police investigation into possible bribery ... Read More »