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7 White Helmets rescuers killed in Syria

Seven members of the White Helmets rescue group were shot dead Saturday by unidentified gunmen who stormed the volunteers' office in northwestern Syria, the group and opposition activists said. [Source]

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Exclusive: Hyundai Motor Group faces government calls to address 'big governance risk'

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's new antitrust chief said he has been in talks with the autos-to-steel conglomerate Hyundai Motor Group about overhauling its complex ownership structure, which critics say gives too much power to its controlling family at the expense of shareholders.


Some 115 migrants rescued from truck in eastern Mexico - official

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Police in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz have rescued 115 migrants, including 41 minors, traveling in "in deplorable conditions" in a truck, a state official said on Sunday.

Opinion: The 9/11 rescue that we need to hear more about

Christopher Nolan's $150 million film "Dunkirk" may be the first that many Americans have heard about "Operation Dynamo," the beachfront rescue in 1940 of 338,000 Allied troops trapped between Hitler's army and the sea. But what most people probably don't realize is that a larger and faster maritime evacuation actually took place here in the States less than 16 years ago.


Three Lebanese soldiers killed in landmine along border with Syria: security source

AMMAN (Reuters) - Three Lebanese soldiers were killed and one was critically wounded on Sunday when their armoured vehicle hit a landmine in an area along the Lebanese-Syrian border, a security source said.


Syria's Assad says war still not won but West's plots foiled

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday that while his country had foiled Western designs to topple him, his army had not won defeated insurgents and the fight was continuing.


Thousands Protest Against White Supremacy

Demonstrators poured into the nation’s streets and parks over the weekend to denounce white supremacy and Nazism, one week after clashes between far-right demonstrators and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Va., turned deadly.

Emergency room doctor: Whites have refused my care

Dr. Esther Choo is an Asian-American emergency room physician who has practiced medicine for more than a decade. Yet, she says, a few times a year, a patient will refuse to let her treat them. Solely because of her race.


Syrian army pounds rebel areas near Damascus after Russian brokered truce

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian jets and artillery struck rebel-held eastern Damascus suburbs on Saturday a day after a Russian sponsored ceasefire with a rebel group agreed a halt of fighting in the last opposition enclave in the capital, rebels and witnesses said.


Brazil sugar group Clealco refinances nearly 1 bln reais in debt

SAO PAULO, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Brazilian sugar group Clealco Açúcar e Álcool SA reached a deal with banks late on Friday to refinance almost 1 billion reais ($317 million) in debt, three people with knowledge of the operation said, and a company executive confirmed the deal.


Trump, first lady will not attend Kennedy Center Honors: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend the Kennedy Center Honors in December, the White House announced on Saturday, after several honorees said they would boycott a White House reception before the show.


Car blast hits Syrian coastal city: Manar TV, monitor

AMMAN (Reuters) - A car bomb on Saturday hit the Syrian port city of Latakia with reports of injuries, the Lebanese Hezbollah group's al Manar television station and a monitor said.

How hate groups recruit

CNN's Sara Sidner explains how hate groups recruit and spread their message to young white American men.


Seventh Australian senator referred to High Court as citizenship crisis deepens

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A crisis engulfing Australia's parliament has widened after a key independent senator became the seventh parliamentarian referred to the High Court to determine if his dual citizenship makes him ineligible to sit in parliament.


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Guam residents on missile threats || A beach resort in Syria || That and more are the best reads of the week

Grab a cup of coffee and settle in. Here's what you might have missed in a busy news week.


Bannon departure tips trade scales in favor of White House 'globalists'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The departure on Friday of Steve Bannon, the White House's top economic nationalist, will likely tip the trade policy scales in favor of the Trump administration's "globalist" faction, which could soften the stance toward two of Trump's favorite targets: China and the North American Free Trade Agreement.

'White supremacists by default': How ordinary people made Charlottesville possible

Blame President Trump for his tepid moral response. Call the neo-Nazis and white nationalists thugs. Fill your Facebook and Twitter accounts with moral outrage.


US STOCKS-Wall St ends down after more White House turmoil

* Nike, footwear retailers trampled as price war sparks concerns


No sanctions for Detroit jail's group strip searches: court

(Reuters) - The Wayne County jail in downtown Detroit is not liable to inmates who were subjected to group strip searches when the number of inmates awaiting processing made individual searches impractical, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.

One picture that shows the remarkable White House staff turnover

The photo above was taken on January 28 in the Oval Office.


Exclusive: Citigroup tops eight-bank group for Petrobras unit IPO - source

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc and seven other banks will underwrite the initial public offering of Petróleo Brasileiro SA's fuel distribution unit, which will likely occur in November, a person with direct knowledge of the plan said on Thursday.


White House lawyer Cobb predicts quick end to Mueller probe

(Reuters) - The White House lawyer brought in to deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election said he believed the focus of the probe was "narrow" and the aspects related to President Donald Trump should be completed before the end of the year.

'#WAR': Breitbart set to take on Trump White House

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16 Members of White House Arts Committee Resign to Protest Trump

Artists, authors, performers and others stepped down from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities after Mr. Trump’s remarks about white nationalists.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Bannon's White House exit lifts U.S. stocks; dollar off lows

* European shares fall; Barcelona attack weakens travel stocks (Updates with U.S. prices, adds commentary, changes byline, previous dateline London)

Why do you hate me? A brown woman talks to a former white nationalist

Everybody's writing about white nationalists. But nobody's asking them the things I really want to know, as a woman of color and a mom of two kids. I reached out to Arno Michaelis, a former activist in the white power movement, to better understand how their world might affect mine. He is the author of "My Life After Hate" and details his journey in this CNN Opinion piece. Our phone conversation, lightly edited for flow, is below.


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Syrian army encircles Islamic State in central Syria advance

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army and its allies have encircled an Islamic State (IS) pocket in central Syria after a series of advances in the desert region, state media, a Hezbollah military media unit and a war monitor said on Friday.


Syrian city's rebel districts still in ruins years after Assad victory

HOMS, Syria (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad's victory in Homs is still evident in the rubble of Baba Amr, a former symbol of the rebellion where five years later only a handful of people live among ruins.


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.


UPDATE 1-Group led by Energy Capital to buy Calpine Corp for $5.6 bln

Aug 18 (Reuters) - Debt-laden power producer Calpine Corp said it agreed to be acquired by a consortium of investors led by Energy Capital Partners for $5.6 billion.


Six South Korean soldiers hurt, seventh dies in training session, army official says

SEOUL (Reuters) - An explosion during an artillery exercise on Friday injured six South Korean soldiers and killed a seventh, a South Korean army official told Reuters.


UPDATE 1-U.S. digital rights group slams tech firms for barring neo-Nazis

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 17 (Reuters) - A digital rights group based in San Francisco on Thursday criticized several internet companies for removing neo-Nazi groups from servers and services, saying the actions were "dangerous" and threatened free expression online.


U.S. digital rights group slams tech firms for barring neo-Nazis

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 17 (Reuters) - A digital rights group based in San Francisco on Thursday criticized several internet companies for removing neo-Nazi groups from servers and services, saying the actions threatened free expression online.


U.S. rights group rethinks defending hate groups protesting with guns: WSJ

(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union will no longer defend hate groups seeking to march with firearms, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, a policy change that comes on the heels of protests by white nationalists and counter-protesters over the weekend in Virginia.


Trump drops plan to create infrastructure council: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has abandoned plans to create an infrastructure advisory council, the White House said on Thursday, the day after two other advisory groups were dismantled over the furor caused by Trump's remarks on white supremacists.

Opinion: What the white supremacist view of history leaves out

Charlottesville is where I learned what history is and isn't, and who I wanted to become. I posed for graduation and wedding photos in the shadow of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia, elated to be starting a new life pursuing further post-graduate study and building a family. It's a campus and a town that will always feel a bit like home to me.

Analysis: What Trump understands about white identity politics

In an interview with the American Prospect, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon offers an important insight into why Democrats lost the election and why they're struggling with identity politics.


Durant won't go to White House to visit Trump

(The Sports Xchange) - If the Golden State Warriors are invited to White House, Kevin Durant said he will not visit with President Donald Trump to celebrate the team's 2017 championship.


Auto groups side with Canada, Mexico on NAFTA origin rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Auto industry groups from Canada, Mexico and the United States are pushing back against the Trump administration's demand for higher U.S. automotive content in a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement.


Trump abandons plan to create infrastructure council: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has abandoned plans to create an infrastructure advisory council, the White House said on Thursday, after he scrapped two other advisory groups led by corporate CEOs following his controversial remarks on white nationalists.

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Carmen de Lavallade, a Dance Legend, to Skip a White House Reception

Ms. de Lavallade will be honored by the Kennedy Center, but skip a reception at the White House after “socially divisive and morally caustic” remarks by “our current leadership.”


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Taylor Swift donates to assault victims group after groping win

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Taylor Swift has made good on her pledge to support groups that help sexual assault victims following her victory in a Colorado groping trial this week.

How the FBI smashed white supremacist group The Order

Spotify deletes white supremacist music

Spotify is deleting white supremacist songs after a music industry publication alerted the company to their presence on the streaming service.


UPDATE 1-Trump adviser Cohn to remain as talk swirls of White House departures

WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (Reuters) - White House Economic Adviser Gary Cohn is remaining in his post, a White House official said on Thursday, after speculation earlier in the day of Cohn's possible departure rattled the U.S. stock market and the dollar.


Sanctions on Kashmiri militant group unjustified: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Foreign Ministry on Thursday said Islamabad was disappointed over what it termed the unjustified imposition of sanctions by the United States on Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen.

White supremacist cries in video

Christopher Cantwell, one of the white supremacist organizers featured in Vice's documentary about Charlottesville, Virginia, appears fearful in another video posted the same weekend as the attack.


Top Trump economic adviser Cohn not leaving: White House official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Economic Adviser Gary Cohn is remaining in his post, a White House official told Reuters on Thursday after earlier rumors of his departure rattled Wall Street and hit U.S. stocks and the dollar.

Freedom of Speech and Expression

In Backing Alt-Right, A.C.L.U. Embraces Role in Defending ‘Groups We Detest’

The group’s defense of a planned rally in Virginia, before the violence, has parallels to its seminal role in a proposed neo-Nazi gathering in Skokie, Ill., in 1977.


Exclusive: U.S. forces to stay in Syria for decades, say militia allies

AIN ISSA, Syria (Reuters) - Washington's main Syrian ally in the fight against Islamic State says the U.S. military will remain in northern Syria long after the jihadists are defeated, predicting enduring ties with the Kurdish-dominated region.


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U.N. hopes for Syria peace talks in October/November

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations hopes for "serious negotiation" between the government and a still-to-be-formed unified Syrian opposition in October or November, the U.N. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday.


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A list of the active hate groups where you live



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Apple's Cook says he disagrees with Trump, vows donations to rights groups

(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) CEO Tim Cook has joined a chorus of business leaders who have voiced their opposition to President Donald Trump after he blamed white nationalists and anti-racism activists equally for violence in Virginia over the weekend.


Assad's march east compounds West's Syria dilemma

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syria's war has entered a new phase as President Bashar al-Assad extends his grip in areas being captured from Islamic State, using firepower freed by Russian-backed truces in western Syria.

In interview, Bannon calls white supremacists 'clowns'

Steve Bannon disparaged the mindset that motivates white supremacists in a Wednesday interview, calling the group "a collection of clowns."


Trump's crisis spurs talk of White House departures

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s turnabout on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia has rocked his administration, leading to rising speculation that some top officials may be looking for a way out.

Hear 'white advocate' and Trump make similar statements

CNN Senior Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin spoke with a leader in the white nationalist movement and found striking similarities to the arguments the President himself presented.


Internet firms shift stance, move to exile white supremacists

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley joined a swelling backlash against neo-Nazi groups in the United States on Wednesday as more technology companies removed white supremacists from their services in response to weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.


UPDATE 2-Internet firms shift stance, move to exile white supremacists

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Silicon Valley joined a swelling backlash against neo-Nazi groups in the United States on Wednesday as more technology companies removed white supremacists from their services in response to weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Trump's embattled chief strategist says he's fighting other top White House aides 'every day'

Embattled White House chief strategist Steve Bannon declared in an interview published Wednesday that the US is at "economic war with China," promised aggressive trade actions against Beijing and said he is "fighting" other top White House aides "every day."

ACLU takes heat for defending white supremacist group

Last weekend's deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, has put the American Civil Liberties Union on the defensive for representing the white supremacists and generated furious debate over First Amendment speech rights.


Thirty-seven inmates killed in government raid on Venezuelan prison

PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela (Reuters) - Thirty-seven inmates were killed during an overnight raid by government security forces on a prison in Venezuela's southern jungle state of Amazonas, the governor said on Wednesday.


At least seven dead in suspected gang attack at Guatemala hospital

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - At least seven people were killed and 12 others injured on Wednesday after suspected gang members attacked a hospital in the capital in a bid to free a jailed associate who went there under police supervision for a checkup, officials said.


Kisner licks PGA wounds, regroups for Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Kevin Kisner has had little time to wallow in disappointment after last week's PGA Championship and will return to action at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday.


House panel to hold hearing on white supremacist threat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing next month about threats from extremist groups, including domestic terrorism, following a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend.


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UPDATE 2-Seven charged in U.S. insider trading ring

* Alleged tipper has been suspended by Royal Bank of Canada (Recasts to add criminal charges, comments, background)

Antifa? White nationalist? A glossary for today's political climate

If you're not sure how heated our current political climate is, just look at the top searches on Merriam-Webster:


Twitter shutters accounts of U.S. white supremacy website

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Wednesday suspended accounts linked to the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer, keeping up pressure from Silicon Valley on white supremacists after weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.


U.S. civil rights group sues Nebraska prisons for overcrowding

(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union sued the Nebraska state prison system on Wednesday to remedy what it says is overcrowding that has fueled riots, assaults and created unconstitutional conditions for prisoners.


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Charlottesville victim's mom has a message to white nationalists

Heather Heyer once posted on Facebook an anonymous quote that resonated after her violent death:


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* CEO says company has changed our decision to participate in the White House manufacturing advisory council

Blacks, whites see racism in US very, very differently

How you see race in the United States can depend a lot on your own background.

Analysis: Trump sees 'both sides' of white supremacy

In saying that there was "blame on both sides" and abandoning his previous denouncements of the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups, President Donald Trump attempted to apply nuance to bigotry and hate.

New 'Game of Thrones' leak hits season seven

'Game of Thrones' has suffered its second confirmed leak of season seven. Sunday's episode was released early in Spain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.


Over 300 migrants rescued off Spanish coast

MADRID (Reuters) - Over 300 migrants were rescued in seven dinghies off Spain's southern coast after attempting to cross the sea from Morocco, the Spanish maritime rescue service said on Wednesday.


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White House names Hicks interim communications director

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Longtime Trump communications aide Hope Hicks has been named as interim communications director, the White House said on Wednesday, in the latest personnel move for President Donald Trump as he continues to seek someone for the job.


Iran's military chief in rare visit to Turkey for Syria talks

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and Iranian military leaders held talks on Wednesday over cooperation in the Syrian conflict and counter-terrorism, officials said, during a rare visit to NATO-member Turkey by the Islamic Republic's military chief of staff.


U.S. sanctions Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday said it had sanctioned Hizbul Mujahideen, the largest of the anti-Indian Kashmiri militant groups engaged in conflict in the divided Himalayan territory between Pakistan and India.


Brazil approves Itaú Unibanco acquisition of Citigroup retail assets

BRASILIA, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Brazil's antitrust authority Cade approved on Wednesday Itaú Unibanco Holding's acquisition of Citigroup's retail banking and insurance assets in the country, conditioned on a merger concentration agreement to be signed between the parties.


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* CBRE Group, Inc and Kahua enter into a long-term, global agreement


BRIEF-Azrieli Group reports Q2 NOI of NIS 343 mln, up 7 pct

* Q2 NOI increased by 7 percent, and totaled NIS 343 million, compared with NIS 321 million in the same quarter last year


White House braces for fallout from Trump remarks on Virginia violence

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump no doubt pleased part of his political base on Tuesday by passionately arguing that both right- and left-wing extremists were responsible for violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia on Saturday.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Trump Gives White Supremacists an Unequivocal Boost

During a shouting-match of a news conference, an angry president asserted that “alt-left” activists in Charlottesville were as much to blame as neo-Nazis.

A fiery shootout with a white supremacist


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* Future FinTech Group reports second quarter 2017 financial results

United States Politics and Government

A Combative Trump Criticizes ‘Alt-Left’ Groups in Charlottesville

The president said he did nothing wrong in his first remarks on Saturday following racial unrest in Virginia.


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United States Politics and Government

Trump: ‘Not All of Those People Were White Supremacists’

President Trump, in a long, combative exchange with reporters at Trump Tower, insisted that he did nothing wrong on Saturday when he declined to specifically condemn Nazi and white supremacist groups.


Trump says both left- and right-wing groups to blame in Virginia clashes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday said both sides were to blame in the clashes in Virginia over the weekend, adding that protesters on the political left violently attacked white nationalists rallying against a decision to remove a Confederate statue.


Iran building long-range rocket factory in Syria: Israeli TV

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli television report said on Tuesday that Iran is building a facility in northwest Syria to manufacture long-range rockets, and showed satellite images it said were of the site under construction.


Spanish migrant rescue ship threatened by Libyan coastguard: witness

ABOARD THE GOLFO AZZURRO, Mediterranean (Reuters) - The Libyan coastguard intercepted a humanitarian rescue ship in the Mediterranean on Tuesday, ordering it to sail to Tripoli or risk being targeted, a Reuters photographer aboard said.

White nationalists are planning 9 rallies nationwide this weekend

Major cities across the country are bracing for a wave of white nationalist rallies in the coming days.


Blackstone ends talks for NSO Group stake that prompted protest: sources

(Reuters) - Blackstone Group has pulled out of discussions to buy part of Israeli mobile surveillance software maker NSO Group, according to people familiar with the talks that had been criticized by digital privacy activists.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Walmart’s C.E.O. Joins Group to Rebuke Trump Over Charlottesville

Doug McMillon, Walmart’s chief executive, said the president “missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together.”


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* Credit card charge-offs 2.07‍​ percent in July versus 2.40 percent in June - SEC filing

I used to build hate groups; now I work to stop them


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* China Fund says it had sent a response to letter that City of London Investment Group PLC had attached to its August 10, 2017 form 13D filing​


Trade groups call on U.S. to investigate CSX rail disruptions

(Reuters) - Dozens of U.S. trade groups have asked federal rail regulators to investigate CSX Corp's "chronic service failures," saying problems at No. 3 U.S. railroad have rippled across the North American rail network, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

7 charts that explain hate groups in the US

White nationalist and neo-Nazi hate groups have made headlines over the last two days for the violent clashes in Virginia on Saturday, but what does their influence look like outside of Charlottesville?


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Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

How White Supremacists in Charlottesville Branded Hate

We decode the symbols of hate that white supremacists, Nazis and alt-right groups display at their marches, including the violent gathering in Charlottesville, Va.

Author: White nationalists more than 'slack-jawed yokels'

JD Vance, author of "Hillbilly Elegy," says white nationalism isn't just a problem for the poor and working class.


Rebels says they shoot down Syrian military jet in south

AMMAN (Reuters) - Western-backed Syrian rebels said they had shot down a Syrian military jet on Tuesday in a desert area in southern Syria near the border with Jordan, where the army had recently advanced and seized border posts.


Kenyan government attempts to close down two rights groups

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The Kenyan government is trying to shut down a rights group and a pro-democracy organization who raised queries over last week's disputed presidential election, officials said on Tuesday, provoking international condemnation of the attempted closures.


WRAPUP 1-U.S. retail sales post biggest increase in seven months

WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales recorded their biggest increase in seven months in July as consumers boosted purchases of motor vehicles and lifted discretionary spending, suggesting the economy continued to gain momentum early in the third quarter.


German green group to pursue diesel bans as agreed steps inadequate

BERLIN (Reuters) - German efforts to overcome a diesel scandal were dealt a blow on Tuesday after prosecutors widened a Volkswagen probe and a key environmental group said steps proposed by automakers to cut pollution remained inadequate.


U.S. retail sales post biggest gain in seven months

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales recorded their biggest increase in seven months in July as consumers boosted purchases of motor vehicles as well as discretionary spending, suggesting the economy continued to gain momentum early in the third quarter.


BRIEF-Marathon Patent Group issues update to shareholders

* Marathon's existing debt obligation of about $16.0 million will be assumed by a newly formed entity controlled by DBD


Former senior al Shabaab leader says militants should leave group

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The one-time deputy leader of Somali Islamist militants al Shabaab called on Tuesday for others to quit the group following his defection to the government side in Mogadishu.

Trump has attacked just about everyone on Twitter. But not white supremacists

The racists had been on parade for parts of two days, but it was only around 20 minutes before reports -- and graphic video -- of the attack that killed a protester in Charlottesville, Virginia, went public on Saturday that President Donald Trump logged on.


U.S. auto safety advocacy group names Obama-era official to top post

(Reuters) - U.S. auto safety advocacy group Center for Auto Safety has appointed an official with a track record in federal government consumer protection agencies as its new executive director, the industry body said on Tuesday.


Thai PM to visit White House in October, trade, security on agenda: Thai foreign minister

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's prime minister and junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha will visit the White House in October, Thailand's foreign minister said on Tuesday, adding trade and security would be on the agenda, the latest sign of warming ties between Bangkok and Washington.


Tech companies in the crosshairs on white supremacy and free speech

TORONTO/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer had its internet domain registration revoked twice in less than 24 hours in the wake of the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, part of a broad move by the tech industry in recent months to take a stronger hand in policing online hate-speech and incitements to violence.


BRIEF-HNZ Group Qtrly earnings per share $0.19

* Qtrly revenue of $56.4 million, versus $57.3 million last year

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Police Brace for More White Nationalist Rallies, but Have Few Options

Protesters with guns make for a volatile situation. But the police can do little more than keep enemies apart and take careful note of their mood.

Bannon keeps low profile as White House tension grows

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has lowered his visibility amid the growing calls for his ouster by his critics inside and outside of the West Wing.


BRIEF-Zais Group Holdings Inc Qtrly loss per share $0.05

* Zais group holdings, inc. Reports second quarter 2017 results

Tapper: The group Trump won't attack

CNN's Jake Tapper takes a closer look at President Trump's long history of attacking his opponents in the media, Hollywood, politics and others.


Trump orders China IP probe as business groups urge caution

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday authorized an inquiry into whether to investigate China's alleged theft of American intellectual property, declaring it "a very big move" while the country's largest business lobby group urged the two countries to resolve differences.

How white nationalists heard Trump's word

Two days apart, President Trump issued two different statements about the violence that engulfed Charlottesville, Virginia, during a white supremacist rally over the weekend.

Charlottesville (Va)

Bulletin Board: Some Readers Say ‘White Nationalist’ Normalizes the Charlottesville Protesters

Our Standards editor says we used a range of descriptions for the groups at the center of the violence, including neo-Nazis, white supremacists and white nationalists.

President specifically calls out white supremacists and other hate groups two days after fatal car attack

President Donald Trump directly condemned white supremacists and neo-Nazis in a statement from the White House Monday afternoon.


Syrian army comes closer to encircling Islamic State in central Syria desert

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies advanced in the central Syrian desert on Monday and could soon encircle an Islamic State pocket, part of a multi-pronged thrust into eastern areas held by the jihadist group.

Trump calls white supremacists repugnant

President Trump condemns the attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a man drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters during a white nationalist rally.


GoDaddy removes white supremacist website after offensive post

(Reuters) - The web hosting company GoDaddy said on Sunday it had given The Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider after the extremist web site posted an article denigrating the woman who was killed at a white nationalist rally in Virginia.


UPDATE 1-GoDaddy removes white supremacist website after offensive post

Aug 14 (Reuters) - The web hosting company GoDaddy said on Sunday it had given The Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider after the extremist web site posted an article denigrating the woman who was killed at a white nationalist rally in Virginia.

White nationalists plan another protest, this time in Texas on September 11

Brace yourselves for Round 2: White nationalists are planning for another protest in September.

White nationalists mocked for using tiki torches

White nationalists descended Friday night on the University of Virginia campus with burning tiki torches -- lending a distinctly but likely unintentional Polynesian aura to a white nationalist group's march.

President condemns Charlottesville attack after facing days of criticism, calls white supremacists 'repugnant'

Charlottesville mayor: Trump 'whiffed' at chance to denounce white supremacists

The mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, slammed President Donald Trump Monday for his unwillingness to forcefully condemn white separatists behind the racial unrest that left one woman dead over the weekend in the city.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Policing in Black and White: Killings of Blacks by Whites Are Far More Likely to Be Ruled ‘Justifiable’

Those killings are eight times as likely as others to involve no criminal sanction, based on a review of police data.


Fighters, refugees leave Lebanon enclave for Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The evacuation of a group of Syrian rebels and refugees from a border enclave in Lebanon back into Syrian territory started on Monday, Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar TV reported.


Elephants help rescue hundreds from flooded Nepali safari park

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Elephants helped rescue hundreds of tourists from a flooded jungle safari park in Nepal, officials said on Monday, as the death toll from flash floods and landslides after four days of heavy rain rose to 70.


Tourists rescued by elephants from flooded Nepal safari park

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Elephants were pressed into service to rescue hundreds of foreign tourists trapped in a Nepal jungle safari park, officials said on Monday, as the death toll from flash floods and landslides after four days of heavy rains rose to 70.


Evacuation of some Syrians from Lebanon area to start on Monday

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A group of Syrian rebels and refugees will start to be evacuated from an enclave in Lebanon on the border with Syria back into Syrian territory on Monday, the Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar TV reported.


GoDaddy boots white supremacist web site after offensive post

Aug 14 (Reuters) - The web hosting company GoDaddy said on Sunday it had given The Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider after the extremist web site posted an article denigrating the woman who was killed at a white nationalist rally in Virginia.


Seventeen killed, eight wounded in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant: minister

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - At least 17 people were killed and eight wounded in a provisional toll from an attack on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, overnight, Communications Minister Remi Dandjinou told a news conference on Monday.

Charlottesville (Va)

Far-Right Groups Blaze Into National View in Charlottesville

After Charlottesville, will extremist groups return to the margins of politics, or become normalized and enter the national conversation?

Pence: Hate groups have no place here

During his visit to Colombia, Vice President Mike Pence comments on the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Are Steve Bannon's White House days numbered?

CNN's Brian Stelter says sources close to the White House and statements by current and former officials indicate that Steve Bannon could be the next high-profile departure from the Trump administration.

Aides try to explain why the President has yet to condemn white supremacists

A series of White House aides on Sunday looked to explain President Donald Trump's statement the day before that failed to condemn white supremacists or the "alt-right" for violence that left three people dead in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Athletics: Trinidad deny U.S. seventh successive 4x400 world title

LONDON (Reuters) - Trinidad and Tobago denied United States a seventh successive world 4x400 meters relay title when Lalonde Gordon overhauled Fred Kerley on the final straight to win a breathtaking final at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday.

Who are white nationalists and what do they want?

A quaint Virginia college town still wrestling with the legacy of slavery became the scene of deadly protests this weekend as white nationalists and other right-wing groups clashed with counterprotesters over the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a city park.

United States Politics and Government

White House Acts to Stem Fallout From Trump’s First Charlottesville Remarks

The White House, under siege over President Trump’s initial comments, on Sunday condemned “white supremacists” for inciting violence that left a woman dead.

Trump adviser pressed to condemn white nationalists

CNN's Jake Tapper presses White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert to publicly condemn the white supremacist groups who participated in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.


FBI probe underway into Virginia white nationalist rally violence

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - U.S. authorities on Sunday are investigating the outbreak of violence in Virginia following a white nationalist rally that killed one person and injured more than 30, presenting U.S. President Donald Trump with a major domestic challenge.


More NGOs follow MSF in suspending Mediterranean migrant rescues

ROME (Reuters) - Two more aid groups have suspended migrant rescues in the Mediterranean, joining Doctors Without Borders, because they felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard.

Maduro's son threatens to seize White House

Nicolás Maduro Guerra, the son of the Venezuelan President, is threatening to seize the White House with rifles if President Donald Trump sends the US military to his nation.

Migrant rescue operations halted

Two non-governmental organizations have said they are suspending migrant search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean because they feel threatened by the Libyan authorities.

Governor to white supremacists: Go home

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) holds a press conference after a white nationalist rally turned violent in Charlottesville.


Syria investigator del Ponte says enough evidence to convict Assad of war crimes: SonntagsZeitung

VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria has gathered enough evidence for President Bashar al-Assad to be convicted of war crimes, a prominent member of the commission, Carla del Ponte, said in remarks published on Sunday.


Virginia police, FBI probe deadly violence at white nationalist rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - U.S. authorities will investigate on Sunday the violence stemming from a white nationalist rally a day earlier that killed one person, injured more than 30, and challenged U.S. President Donald Trump's leadership.

Trump's faith advisers condemn white supremacists

As thousands of white nationalist and "alt-right" protesters descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, for the "Unite the Right" rally Saturday and clashed with counterprotesters, voices from both sides of the aisle were raised to condemn the gathering.

Trump: 'I know nothing about white supremacists' (2016)

The Anti-Defamation League has called on Donald Trump to disavow support from David Duke and other white supremacists.

Trump -- once again -- fails to condemn the 'alt-right,' white supremacists

President Donald Trump, a man known for his bluntness, was anything but on Saturday, failing to name the white supremacists or alt-right groups at the center of violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Russia probe counsel wants to interview senior White House officials: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The special counsel investigating whether Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign wants to speak with current and former senior White House officials, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders Suspends Migrant Rescue Patrols Off Libyan Coast

The aid group said threats from Libyan Coast Guard vessels posed a risk to the crew of its rescue ship.

Detroit Red Wings to white supremacist group: Stop using our logo

White supremacists were holding a variety of signs, shield and flags at Saturday's rally in Charlottesville, Virginia -- including some donned with a slightly changed Detroit Red Wings logo.


State of Emergency in Virginia as White Nationalists March

The governor of Virginia declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville on Saturday as white nationalists clashed with counterprotesters for the second day in a row over a plan to remove the statue of a Confederate general from a city park.


Protesters clash again in Virginia city ahead of white nationalist rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - White nationalists clashed with counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday ahead of a rally to protest the planned removal of a Confederate general's statue that critics say glorifies the era of slavery.


'Logistics' hold up Lebanese deal for rebels, refugees to return to Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Implementation of a deal for the return of a group of Syrian refugees and rebels to Syria from Lebanon was delayed on Saturday, with a military news outlet run by the Lebanese group Hezbollah saying it was due to "a logistical problem".


Seven Syrian rescue volunteers killed in shooting

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Seven volunteers with the Syrian civil defense rescue service were killed in a shooting by unidentified attackers in rebel-held Idlib province on Saturday, the civil defense said on its Twitter feed.

Violent clashes at white nationalist rally

Two people have been injured after an altercation during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia today according to the city of Charlottesville's verified twitter account. The injuries are characterized as serious but non-life threatening.


MSF suspends Mediterranean rescues as migrant dispute mounts

ROME (Reuters) - Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Saturday it was suspending its migrant rescues in the Mediterranean because it felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard and the Italian government's policies have made its job harder.

7 White Helmets rescuers killed in Syria

Seven members of the White Helmets rescue group were shot dead Saturday by unidentified gunmen who stormed the volunteers' office in northwestern Syria, the group and opposition activists said.


Syrian army secures Islamic State-held town in Homs province: state media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces seized full control of the last major town in Homs province held by Islamic State, Syrian state media reported on Saturday, as the army and its allies press a multi-pronged advance into eastern areas held by the jihadist group.


Protesters clash in Virginia city on eve of white nationalist rally

(Reuters) - Hundreds of white marchers with blazing torches clashed briefly with counterprotesters on the Charlottesville campus of the University of Virginia on Friday, the eve of a rally planned by thousands of white nationalists, media said.

Why white nationalists are drawn to Charlottesville

Charlottesville, known as a progressive college town, is bracing for another white nationalist rally scheduled for Saturday.


BRIEF-Canada House Wellness Group closes $253,000 convertible debenture unit financing

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Derek Jeter’s Group Is Said to Have Deal to Buy Marlins

The group, which is led by the venture capitalist Bruce Sherman, agreed to buy the team for nearly $1.2 billion.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Planned Rally by White Nationalists Has College Town on Edge

A rally against the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee has Charlottesville, home to the University of Virginia, bracing for a weekend of potential violence.

Immigration and Emigration

Ship Monitoring Rescues of Migrants Refuses to Be Rescued

A hard-right group chartered a ship to monitor the rescue of migrants. But when it ran into engine trouble on the Mediterranean, it rejected an offer of help from an aid vessel.

United States Politics and Government

White House Aide Forced Out After Claim of Leftist Conspiracy

A National Security Council staff member, Rich Higgins, was told to resign last month after a memo accused “deep state” Marxists of seeking to overthrow the president.


Trump 'sarcastic' in thanking Putin for embassy staff cuts: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump was being "sarcastic" when he thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for saving the United States money by ordering cuts in U.S. diplomatic staff in Russia, a White House official said on Friday.


Explosion hits rebels on Syria-Jordan border: monitor, activist

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An explosion hit a rebel gathering near the Syria-Jordan border on Friday, killing at least 23 fighters and wounding dozens more, a war monitor and an activist said.

Trump thanking Putin was sarcasm, White House says

President Donald Trump was being "sarcastic" when he thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday for expelling hundreds of American diplomats from the country, a White House spokeswoman said.

See the White House construction

The White House is undergoing renovations while President Trump is away. This is what it looks like today.


Trump to make day trip to Washington during his vacation - White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will make a day trip to Washington, D.C. on Monday, briefly interrupting his 17-day August working vacation, a White House official said on Friday.


Hezbollah steers Lebanon closer to Syria, straining efforts to stay neutral

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah and its allies are pressing the Lebanese state to normalize relations with President Bashar al-Assad's government in Syria, testing Lebanon's policy of "dissociation" from the Syrian conflict and igniting a political row.

Refugee rescue boat called to aid anti-migrant craft

A pro-migrant organization's boat was called upon to rescue a vessel used by the anti-immigrant Defend Europe group Friday.


German court sentences three Syrian smugglers over migrant deaths

TRAUNSTEIN, GERMANY (Reuters) - A German court sentenced three Syrian men on Friday for running a smuggling ring from Turkey to Europe over the deaths of 13 migrants in the Mediterranean two years ago.


Turkey says taking necessary measures along border with Syria's Idlib

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is taking necessary measures along its 150 km (90 mile) border with the Syrian province of Idlib, where jihadists linked to a former al Qaeda affiliate have taken control, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday.


Danish inventor rescued as his submarine sinks

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A Danish inventor was rescued on Friday in a navy operation when his submarine, one of the world's largest privately built, sank in Koge Bay, south of Copenhagen.


Syrian rebels to pull out of Lebanon border enclave

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Fighters from Saraya Ahl al-Sham, a Syrian rebel group, will start on Saturday to pull out of an enclave in Lebanon on the border with Syria along with some civilians, the head of Lebanon's General Security, said on Friday.


BRIEF-Boyd Group Income Fund reports Q2 adjusted net earnings per unit $0.831

* Boyd Group Income Fund - qtrly sales increased by 16.0% to $384.0 million from $331.0 million in 2016


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White House plans to release tax reform framework in September: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House plans to release a brief document in early- to mid-September outlining a framework for overhauling the U.S. tax code, according to three sources familiar with the matter.


Rights groups sue over moving of Virginia white nationalist rally

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. civil rights groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday to have a white nationalist rally in Virginia moved back to its original venue, saying that city officials' last-minute decision to shift the event violated organizers' rights.

White Bronco used in O.J. Simpson chase is for sale

For sale: 1992 white Ford Bronco. Proven for driving down freeways at slow speeds. Best viewed from news helicopters. Less than 40,000 miles.

Be careful with fidget spinners, government safety group warns


UPDATE 3-VW Group, Tata end talks on emerging markets tie-up

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