Confederate statue pulled down in North Carolina

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A monument to pro-slavery forces is destroyed, in the wake of clashes in Charlottesville. No arrests have been reported in connection with the incident in Durham, North Carolina. It came as the mayors of Baltimore, Maryland, and Lexington, Kentucky, announced plans to remove Confederate monuments in their cities. Confederate statue pulled down in North Carolina

Charlottesville violence: Trump council sees more CEOs resign

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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 […]

Deadpool 2 stuntwoman Joi SJ Harris mourned

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Image copyright Instagram/@sj24_sidewayz Image caption Fans paid tribute to Ms Harris on social media The stuntwoman who died in a motorcycle accident while filming Deadpool 2 has been identified as Joi SJ Harris. Ms Harris, who was reportedly the first licensed female African American road racer in the US, was killed on Monday morning in […]

Web firm fights DoJ on Trump protesters

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protesters linked arms in the street on Inauguration Day A US service provider is fighting government demands for it to hand over details of millions of activists. The Department of Justice (DoJ) wants all visitors’ IP addresses – some 1.3 million – to a website that helped organise a […]

Trump on Charlottesville: Racism is evil

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump arrived at the White House by helicopter US President Donald Trump has spoken out against racist violence after the killing of a protester in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday. “Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs,” he told reporters. He […]

Merck chief Ken Frazier resigns from Trump council

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump and Ken Frazier during a previous White House meeting The head of drugs giant Merck, Ken Frazier, has resigned from President Trump’s American Manufacturing Council following Charlottesville. A woman was killed on Saturday when a car rammed into a crowd protesting against a white supremacist rally. Following […]

Trump set to order China trade investigation

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Image copyright AFP Donald Trump is set to launch an investigation into China’s trade practices later, a move which could lead to the US imposing sanctions. The president will sign a memorandum directing US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to look into China’s intellectual property practices. US officials have accused China of stealing intellectual property from […]

Charlottesville: White House defends Trump response

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Media captionThe events in Charlottesville were the culmination of months of protests by white supremacists The White House has defended President Donald Trump’s reaction to deadly violence over a white supremacist rally in Virginia, amid criticism he did not explicitly condemn far-right groups. But a spokesman said his condemnation included white supremacists. A woman was […]