Trump yields to pressure, calls neo-Nazis and KKK criminals

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va./WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump denounced neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan as criminals and thugs on Monday, bowing to mounting political pressure to condemn such groups explicitly after a white-nationalist rally turned deadly in Virginia.

Mexican cop behind El Chapo’s arrest sent to US for safety -sources

MEXICO CITY,  (Reuters) – A Mexican federal police officer who captured drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in northwest Mexico last year was moved for his own safety to a posting at the Mexican embassy in Washington, DC, according to two Mexican law enforcement sources.

After criticism, White House says Trump condemns KKK, neo-Nazis

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s remarks condemning violence at a white nationalist rally were meant to include the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi groups, the White House said yesterday, a day after he was criticized across the political spectrum for not explicitly denouncing white supremacists.

Victim in Virginia melee wept for social justice, her boss says

(Reuters) – Heather Heyer came to downtown Charlottesville with her friends to make a stand against white nationalists who converged on the Virginia college town to demand the city keep a statue honoring a Confederate war hero, her boss said on Sunday.

At least one dead as US white nationalists ignite Virginia clashes

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) – At least one person died and 30 were injured in a day of violent clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters in Virginia yesterday, with the state’s governor blaming the neo-Nazis for sparking the violence and demanding that they go home.

In call with Trump, China’s Xi urges restraint over North Korea

BEDMINSTER, N.J./BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s President Xi Jinping said there needs to be a peaceful resolution to the North Korean nuclear issue, and in a telephone call with US President Donald Trump he urged all sides to avoid words or action that raise tensions.

At least eleven dead as post-election unrest erupts in Kenya

NAIROBI/KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) – Kenyan police have killed at least 11 people in a crackdown on protests as anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums surrounding the capital, officials and witnesses said yesterday.

Trump to ramp up trade pressure on China with call for probe tomorrow

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump tomorrow will order his top trade adviser to determine whether to investigate Chinese trade practices that force US firms operating in China to turn over intellectual property, senior administration officials said yesterday.

One dead, 34 injured in clashes at Virginia white nationalist rally

First responders at the scene after the car crashed into the crowd (Reuters photo) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., (Reuters) – At least one person was killed and 34 others injured in Charlottesville, Virginia today when white nationalists protesting plans to remove the statue of a Confederate general clashed with counter-demonstrators and a car plowed into a crowd, officials said.

Trump threatens Venezuela with unspecified ‘military option’

BEDMINSTER, N.J., (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday threatened military intervention in Venezuela, a surprise escalation of Washington’s response to Venezuela’s political crisis that Caracas disparaged as “craziness.” Venezuela has appeared to slide toward a more volatile stage of unrest in recent days, with anti-government forces looting weapons from a military base after a new legislative body usurped the authority of the opposition-controlled congress.

Any new Korean war could quickly escalate to catastrophe

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un watches a military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) in this handout photo by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) made available on April 26, 2017.

Venezuela’s Maduro affirms new legislative body as all powerful

CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro recognized the Socialist Party-dominated constituent assembly as the country’s most powerful institution yesterday in his first appearance at the highly criticized legislative body that was inaugurated six days ago.