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Trump family and associates to be in Russia probe crosshairs

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress returns from recess, President Donald Trump's family and associates will be back in the crosshairs of congressional …

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University of Florida says no to white nationalist event

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida on Wednesday denied a request by a group headed by white nationalist Richard Spencer to rent space …

Rights & Freedoms

Ukrainian MP seeks probe of Ukraine-Clinton ties

Parliament member demands to know whether his country's government targeted Trump in the 2016 campaign.<p>KIEV – A Ukrainian member of parliament has requested a criminal investigation into possible meddling by his country’s government into last year’s U.S. presidential elections, claiming the …

Russia

Here are the Republicans denouncing Trump by name

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republicans are mixed in their response after President Donald Trump's unpredictable Tuesday news conference, during which he defended white supremacists and blamed "both sides" for violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.<p>But some Republicans spoke out against Trump, using his name …

Rights & Freedoms

Fears of violence overshadowing Bundesliga restart

BERLIN (AP) — Fan trouble and the threat of violence are overshadowing Friday's start to the Bundesliga.<p>Defending champion Bayern Munich hosts Bayer Leverkusen to get the league underway, but unsavory scenes in the German Cup and the threat of more to come have dominated headlines in the …

Soccer

FBI Agents Gave Comey High Marks in His Final Months on the Job

Former FBI Director James Comey was widely admired by agents who worked for him, winning high scores in anonymous surveys for his values and trustworthiness, even as he became embroiled in controversies over investigations related to the 2016 election.<p>Comey was fired in May by President Donald …

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Iran’s supreme leader says the U.S. should ‘tackle’ white supremacy

It’s that time again.<p>Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has once more used Twitter to weigh in on domestic U.S. politics, this time to remark on the tragic events in Charlottesville over the weekend.<p>There, a white-nationalist rally turned violent when a car allegedly driven by one of …

South Asia

Venezuela tells Germany 'don't interfere'

Venezuela has told Germany not to meddle in its affairs after Berlin called for a return to democracy in the crisis-stricken South American country. …

Facing Jail, Democracy Activist Joshua Wong Says 'Hong Kong Is Under Threat'

Joshua Wong is a free man, and a very young one, when he arrives Wednesday afternoon in front of a plaza in Hong Kong that he calls Citizen’s Square. …

Radio host sues neo-Nazi website for portraying him as mastermind of Manchester bombing

A Muslim-American radio host filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday accusing the publisher of a neo-Nazi website of defamation by falsely labelling him the "mastermind" of the Manchester bombing.<p>SiriusXM Radio show host Dean Obeidallah said The Daily Stormer embedded fabricated tweets in a June 1 …

Rights & Freedoms

When White Nationalists Get DNA Tests That Reveal African Ancestry

An analysis of Stormfront forums shows a sometimes sophisticated understanding of the limits of ancestry tests.<p>The white-nationalist forum Stormfront hosts discussions on a wide range of topics, from politics to guns to <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>. And of particular and enduring interest: genetic ancestry …

Genealogy

The Southern Poverty Law Center's list of hate groups

<b>(CNN) —</b> 917.<p>That's the number of hate groups operating in the US, according to data from the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Alabama-based nonprofit activist group tracks civil rights and hate crimes and defines a hate group as an organization with "beliefs or practices that attack or malign an …

Rights & Freedoms

Australia's Hanson wears burqa to parliament in bid to ban them

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian far-right senator Pauline Hanson wore a burqa to parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign to ban the all-enveloping garment worn by some Muslim women, drawing a quick rebuke from the government and Muslims.<p>Hanson sat in her seat in the assembly for about 20 …

North Africa

Israeli leader resists calls to criticize Trump

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister faced growing calls on Thursday to denounce President Donald Trump's response to the racially charged …

Israel

Brexit trade talks may be reduced to as little as 10 months

UK ministers admit slow progress on negotiations over withdrawal may hinder move on to crucial second phase of talks<p>Britain may not start negotiating its future trade relationship with the EU until the end of the year, ministers are admitting privately.<p>Originally it was hoped that phase two of the …

United Kingdom

Far-right extremism probe into elite German army unit opens

State prosecutors in the city of Tübingen have begun investigating whether right-wing activities took place at a farewell party for special forces in …

Amid US racial divisions, Auschwitz memorial issues warning

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The memorial site of Auschwitz-Birkenau is weighing in on the anti-Semitic and racially charged violence that has erupted in …

Rights & Freedoms

Chinese state media made a racist video about India and is censoring its critics

A state-run Chinese media agency faces growing backlash over its propaganda video demeaning India's Sikh community, the latest development in what's fast becoming a volatile border dispute between the two nuclear powers.<p>Titled “7 Sins of India,” the video features a Chinese actor, dressed in a …

China

Student Who Attended Charlottesville White Supremacist Rally Leaves Boston University After Backlash

An 18-year-old who participated in the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., said he has chosen to leave Boston University after receiving …

Mosul faces struggles with reconstruction and reconciliation

<b>"My husband is buried over there!" says Ishar, pointing towards a pile of rubble where her house once stood.</b><p>Draped in a dark blue shawl and a long black abaya, the 32-year-old mother-of-four stumbles through the ruins of the Old City in the west of Mosul, which was recaptured by Iraqi government …

Neo-Nazi featured on Vice News cries in fear in online video

A white nationalist who was featured prominently in a <i>Vice News Tonight</i> story about the "Unite the Right Rally" in Charlottesville, Va., tearfully shared his fears of being arrested for his part in the violent demonstration in a video circulating online.<p>Cantwell says he heard there was a warrant out …

Rights & Freedoms

Hurricane eclipse? Something new under the sun

TALLAHASSEE — The grand spectacle of a total solar eclipse is traditionally accompanied by many other rare events. The midday air cools and stills. Birds stop singing and prepare for night. Words like “syzygy” leap off the Scrabble board and into the vernacular. Godfathers are obligated to grant …

Weather

Mother of slain Charlottesville protester says she’s received death threats

Less than a week since her daughter Heather Heyer was killed in Charlottesville, Susan Bro says she has received threats against her life.<p>“I’ve had death threats already … because of what I’m doing right this second,” Bro told MSNBC on Thursday, one day after Heyer was buried and a vigil at the …

Rights & Freedoms

Saudis in talks over alliance to rebuild Iraq and 'return it to the Arab fold'

Pact would give Saudi Arabia a leading role in rebuilding war-torn country, and allow it to shepherd Iraq away from its rival Iran<p>Iraq and Saudi Arabia are negotiating a new alliance that would give Riyadh a leading role in rebuilding Iraq’s war-torn towns and cities, while bolstering Baghdad’s …

Middle East

Australia demands equal immigration rights to EU citizens after Brexit

LONDON — Australia and other Commonwealth countries are demanding that their citizens should be granted the same rights as Europeans to live and work in the UK after Brexit, ahead of post-Brexit trade talks.<p>Julie Bishop, the Australian foreign minister told the Times newspaper that her colleagues …

United Kingdom

Assad advisor says Syria war nearing its end

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An advisor to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said the six-year war is nearly over as foreign states cut backing for rebels, and vowed the government would confront any “illegitimate” forces, whether Turkish or American.<p>FILE PHOTO: Bouthaina Shaaban, envoy of Syrian …

Middle East

Romney calls on Trump to apologize over Charlottesville comments

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Mitt Romney called on President Donald Trump Friday to apologize for his comments about Charlottesville, Virginia, saying the President's remarks this week "caused racists to rejoice."<p>"The potential consequences are severe in the extreme," Romney wrote in a Facebook post. …

Rights & Freedoms

President’s arts and humanities committee resigns over Trump’s Charlottesville response

Another advisory group is walking away from President Donald Trump after his equivocation on neo-Nazis and white supremacists, with the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities resigning en masse Friday morning.<p>“We cannot sit idly by, the way that your West Wing advisors have, without …

Donald Trump

Civil rights commission condemns ban on transgender troops

The U.S. Commission of Civil Rights voted to condemn the ban on transgender troops, which President Trump announced on Twitter last month. The …

Rights & Freedoms

Mueller's Russia probe: Nothing is unrelated at this point

<b>(CNN) —</b> In recent weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about the scope of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's mandate and whether he has crossed some imaginary red line that President Donald Trump appears to have drawn.<p>The New York Times recently asked President Trump, "if Mueller was looking at …

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