August 23rd, 2017

World News

New Afghanistan plan could offer clues to ‘Trump Doctrine’

By Josh Lederman, The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2017

WASHINGTON – Never tip your hand to the enemy. No timelines for military operations. No free pass for a neighbour who tolerates extremists or enables U.S. foes. In President Donald Trump’s new Afghanistan strategy, elements of a broader approach to America’s most pressing national security concerns begin to emerge, consistent with his efforts in Iraq, ... Read More »

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Trump revisits his Charlottesville comments in angry speech

By Julie Bykowicz, The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2017

PHOENIX – President Donald Trump opened his political rally in Phoenix with calls for unity and an assertion that “our movement is about love.” Then he erupted in anger. He blamed the media for the widespread condemnation of his response to violence at a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists. And he shouted that ... Read More »

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White nationalist says he’ll turn himself in

By The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A white nationalist wanted for crimes authorities say were committed on the campus of the University of Virginia a day before a deadly rally has said he will turn himself in to authorities. University of Virginia police say Christopher Cantwell of Keene, New Hampshire, is wanted on three felony charges: two counts ... Read More »

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Trump adviser Kushner leading US delegation to Middle East

By Ken Thomas, The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2017

WASHINGTON – White House adviser Jared Kushner is leading a delegation to the Middle East on behalf of President Donald Trump to discuss the possibility of resuming the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. A White House official said Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, left Sunday along with Jason Greenblatt, envoy for international negotiations, and Dina Powell, deputy national ... Read More »

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Trump again signals he’ll pardon Joe Arpaio – but not yet

By Jacques Billeaud, The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2017

PHOENIX – President Donald Trump on Tuesday again signalled his willingness to pardon former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s conviction for intentionally disobeying a judge’s order in an immigration case. But he told a downtown rally of supporters that he wouldn’t do it quite yet. “So was Sheriff Joe was convicted for doing his job?” Trump asked. ... Read More »

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Journalist killed in Mexico at least 9th this year

By Lev Garcia And Christopher Sherman, The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2017

XALAPA, Mexico – A newspaper reporter in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz who was enrolled in a government protection program for journalists was killed Tuesday along with two other men, one of his editors and a journalist advocacy group said. Candido Rios Vazquez, a crime reporter for the newspaper Diario de Acayucan, was ... Read More »

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North Korea photos suggest new solid-fuel missile designs

By Eric Talmadge, The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2017

TOKYO – North Korea’s state media released photos Wednesday that appear to show the designs of one or possibly two new missiles. Concept diagrams of the missiles were seen hanging on a wall behind leader Kim Jong Un while he visited a plant that makes solid-fuel engines for the country’s ballistic-missile program. One of the ... Read More »

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Spain attacks: Police find belt with real explosives

By Ciaran Giles And Aritz Parra, The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2017

MADRID – Police in northeastern Spain said Wednesday they found a belt charged with real explosives in a house where a fatal explosion last week derailed the initial plans by an extremist cell to strike with bombs in Barcelona rather than vehicle attacks that eventually killed 14 people. A 15th victim was killed when one ... Read More »

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74 injured as train derails in north India

By The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2017

LUCKNOW, India – At least 74 people were injured after a train derailed in Uttar Pradesh, the second train accident in the northern Indian state in the last three days, officials said Wednesday. The Kafiyat Express derailed at 2:40 a.m. when a truck carrying sand for construction overturned on the tracks near Auraiya town. Senior ... Read More »

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Nanny accused of burning, beating kids gets 15 years

By The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2017

DANBURY, Conn. – A Connecticut nanny accused of burning a 3-year-old’s hand and leg on a hot stove, lifting her up by her hair and trapping her inside a toy chest has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. The News-Times reports (http://bit.ly/2wmpGyU ) a defence attorney called Lidia Quilligana’s actions “unfathomable” at Tuesday’s sentencing, ... Read More »

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