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Trump defends ‘beautiful’ Civil War statues

Trump defends ‘beautiful’ Civil War statues

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Civil War statues have prompted protests for many years US President Donald Trump has denounced the removal of “beautiful” Confederate statues amid a heated national debate about US race relations. “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our […]

Trump adviser Steve Bannon dubs white nationalists ‘clowns’

Trump adviser Steve Bannon dubs white nationalists ‘clowns’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Steve Bannon (l), pictured with another key White House figure (r) Jared Kushner, is seen as one of the most influential voices in the Trump administration The chief White House strategist Steve Bannon has attacked white nationalists as “clowns” as the fallout from violent protests in Charlottesville continues. Mr Bannon […]

Business councils disband over Trump remarks

Business councils disband over Trump remarks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Strategy and Policy Forum agreed to disband as Mr Trump ends the group of corporate leaders. President Trump has said he is scrapping two business councils after more bosses quit over his handling of violent clashes in Virginia. Business leaders left the White House manufacturing council after the […]

What Trump said versus what I saw

President Trump says a torch-lit rally in Charlottesville on Friday night was peaceful and insists that “both sides” were to blame for violent clashes the following day. The BBC’s Joel Gunter was there and assesses what the president got right and wrong. Video by Paul Blake What Trump said versus what I saw

Woman finds long-lost diamond ring ‘growing’ in garden

Woman finds long-lost diamond ring ‘growing’ in garden

Image copyright Submitted photo A Canadian woman got an extra carrot with her diamond ring when it was found in her vegetable patch 13 years after she lost it. Mary Grams, 84, was devastated when she lost the ring while weeding on the family farm in Alberta in 1984. But she had kept the ring’s […]

What’s at stake as Nafta talks begin?

What’s at stake as Nafta talks begin?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Former US president George Bush signs the Nafta agreement in 1992 Trade talks might in the past have signalled a dry and dusty item on the news agenda, but the renegotiation of Nafta under President Trump has become a political hot potato. Mr Trump has called this free trade agreement […]

Bush presidents wade into Trump furore over Charlottesville

Bush presidents wade into Trump furore over Charlottesville

Media captionDoes Trump react to some hate crimes faster than others? Former Presidents George HW Bush and George W Bush have called on the US to “reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism and hatred in all forms”. They are the latest Republican figures to weigh in on the backlash to Donald Trump’s latest remarks blaming “both sides” […]

Trump again blames Charlottesville violence on both sides

Trump again blames Charlottesville violence on both sides

Media caption“What about the ‘alt-left’,” Trump asked US President Donald Trump has again blamed both sides for the violent unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left one protester dead and others injured. In a statement on Monday, he had condemned white supremacists. But in New York on Tuesday he also blamed left-wing supporters for charging at […]

Charlottesville violence: Fourth executive exits Trump council

Charlottesville violence: Fourth executive exits Trump council

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Intel chief Brian Krzanich said there should be “no hesitation in condemning hate speech” A fourth executive has quit Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council amid criticism of the president’s response to a violent rally. Alliance for American Manufacturing president Scott Paul said on Twitter he was stepping down “because […]

Charlottesville violence: Trump council sees more CEOs resign

Charlottesville violence: Trump council sees more CEOs resign

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Intel chief Brian Krzanich said there should be “no hesitation in condemning hate speech” Two more chief executives have resigned from Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council over the president’s response to violence in Charlottesville at the weekend. Intel’s Brian Krzanich and Under Armour head Kevin Plank have followed Merck’s […]

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