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Top US general condemns racism after Charlottesville violence

Bejing - The United States' top general condemned "racism and bigotry" on Thursday, joining other military leaders in their denunciation of deadly violence in Charlottesville.

Uber's Philippine suspension: What we know

Manila - Ride-sharing app Uber faces a month-long suspension in the Philippines, in its latest run-in with authorities around the world.

In America's South, militias prepare for battle

Jackson - Each month, Chris Hill gets together with friends to spend a few days in a remote forest in Georgia, deep in the heart of the American South.

Peace with North Korea a 'possibility': top US general

Bejing - Peace with North Korea is a "possibility", America's most senior uniformed officer said Thursday, but warned the US has "credible, viable military options" for dealing with the errant regime.

US soldier killed in Afghan operation against IS

Kabul - A US soldier has been killed in Afghanistan in an operation targeting Islamic State group insurgents, commanders said Thursday, in the latest blow to American forces in the war-torn nation.

Internet doors slammed on white nationalist extremism

San Francisco - White extremists are having doors to the internet slammed on efforts to promote violent and bigoted agendas.

S. Korea's Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula

Seoul - There will be no war on the Korean peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-In said Thursday, saying Seoul effectively had a veto over US military action in response to the North's nuclear and missile programmes.

Lee, Jackson, Davis: icons of the Confederacy

Washington - A campaign is gathering momentum in the United States to remove monuments to the pro-slavery Confederacy.

S. Korea's Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula

Seoul - There will be no war on the Korean peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-In said Thursday, saying Seoul effectively had a veto over US military action in response to the North's nuclear and missile programmes.

Infamous Australian IS fighter 'likely' dead: minister

Sydney - Canberra said Thursday there was a "high probability" a notorious Islamic State fighter from Australia and two of his children had been killed in a US airstrike in Syria.

US in 'economic war' with China, says Trump strategist Bannon

Washington - White House strategist Steve Bannon argued forcefully in an interview published Wednesday that the United States is in an "economic war" with China, and the confrontation with nuclear-armed North Korea is just "a sideshow.

Pentagon adjusts to life under unpredictable commander-in-chief

Washington - After days of fiery talk of possible military intervention in the North Korea nuclear stand-off, Pentagon officials late last week suddenly found themselves digesting a surprising piece of breaking news.

US urges LatAm powers to isolate N.Korea

Santiago - US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday called on Brazil, Mexico and other Latin American powers to break off economic and diplomatic ties with North Korea over Pyongyang's missile threats.

Racism, xenophobia must be opposed in US, everywhere: UN

New York - Racism and xenophobia must be countered in the United States as everywhere in the world, UN chief Antonio Guterres said Wednesday in response to a US political firestorm sparked by President Donald Trump.

Trump at Camp David on Friday for Afghanistan talks

Washington - US President Donald Trump will meet Friday with his national security team at Camp David, as he mulls whether or not to send more American troops to war-ravaged Afghanistan.

Melting of Greenland glacier to speed up: study

Miami - The Greenland ice sheet is likely to melt faster in the years to come, despite a recent slowdown, researchers said Wednesday after making a new discovery about the way glaciers move.

Racism, xenophia must be opposed in US, everywhere: UN

New York - Racism and xenophobia must be countered in the United States as everywhere in the world, UN chief Antonio Guterres said Wednesday in response to a US political firestorm sparked by President Donald Trump.

UN chief offers help in N.Korea diplomacy efforts

New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday offered his personal help to help reach a diplomatic solution to the North Korean nuclear stand-off, saying it was time to "dial down rhetoric and dial up diplomacy.

Transgender 'bathroom bill' collapses in Texas

Chicago - Rights activists celebrated Wednesday the collapse of legislation to restrict transgender people's use of bathrooms in Texas, but proponents on both sides of the bitter divide warned the battle was far from over.

Craig confirms he's back as 007... one last time

New York - Daniel Craig, the British actor who famously complained he'd rather slash his wrists than play James Bond a fifth time, has finally confirmed he's returning as 007 after all... one last time.

US blacklists Kashmir 'terror' group

Washington - The United States added the Kashmiri separatist group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen to its blacklist of terrorist organizations on Wednesday, amid renewed protests against Indian rule in the region.

Defiant Trump isolated after defense of hard right

New York - Barely 200 days into his already chaotic presidency, Donald Trump found himself an isolated figure on Wednesday after his extraordinary defense of white nationalist protesters sent business leaders and political allies scurrying for cover.

Trump renews attack on Amazon, claiming 'jobs lost'

Washington - President Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out at Amazon, claiming the US online colossus is doing "great damage" to other retailers and destroying jobs.Trump, who has criticized Amazon in the past, offered no specific facts to back up his argument.

Obama post-Charlottesville tweet most liked ever on Twitter

Washington - A tweet by former president Barack Obama about the violence in Charlottesville has become the most liked message in the history of Twitter, the company said Wednesday.The tweet by the country's first black president quoted Nelson Mandela.

Trump praises N. Korean leader's 'wise' decision to halt Guam missile test

New York - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised North Korea's leader for backing off on plans to fire missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam."Kim Jong-Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision.

US military chief urges China to pressure North Korea

Bejing - The head of the US military said during a visit to Beijing that it was increasingly urgent for China to step up pressure on North Korea, according to a Pentagon spokesman on Wednesday.

British PM says 'no equivalence' in US clashes

London - Far-right views should always be condemned and there could be no equivalence with opponents of fascism, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday in comments that implicitly criticised US President Donald Trump.

Japan, US conduct live-fire drill amid regional tension

Nihon - Some 300 Japanese and US military personnel on Wednesday carried out live-fire artillery training in northern Japan, officials said, amid high regional tensions over North Korean missile threats.

Trump, the businessman president, loses CEO support

New York - The honeymoon is definitely over.When US President Donald Trump was elected last November, big business rejoiced.

Trump defiant on Charlottesville unrest: 'Blame on both sides'

New York - US President Donald Trump sparked another political firestorm Tuesday when he doubled down on his initial response to the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville that ended in bloodshed, saying there was "blame on both sides.
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