Trump under fire for response to far-right

Trump under fire for response to far-right

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump is facing criticism from both Republicans and Democrats for his response to violence at a Virginia white supremacist rally. A woman was killed and 19 were injured when a car ploughed into a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville. Mr Trump condemned violence by “many sides” – but stopped short of explicitly condemning the far-right. The White House has since clarified in a statement that…

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Philip Hammond and Liam Fox in post-Brexit deal call

Philip Hammond and Liam Fox in post-Brexit deal call

The UK will need a transition period to help businesses adjust after Brexit, the chancellor and the international trade secretary have said. In a joint Sunday Telegraph article, Philip Hammond and Liam Fox stressed any deal would not be indefinite or a “back door” to staying in the EU. Their comments are being seen as an attempt to show unity between rival sides in Theresa May’s cabinet. It comes as ministers start to set out…

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Charlottesville: State of emergency over US far-right rally

Charlottesville: State of emergency over US far-right rally

Media playback is unsupported on your device Officials in Charlottesville in the US state of Virginia have declared a state of emergency ahead of a large march by white nationalists. Thousands of people are expected to join the “Unite the Right” rally against plans to remove a statue of a pro-slavery US Civil War general. Violent clashes erupted between far-right groups and counter-protesters who have also gathered in the city. At least two people have…

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Trump threatens North Korea with “big trouble” over Guam

Trump threatens North Korea with “big trouble” over Guam

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump has warned North Korea to expect “big, big trouble” if anything happens to the US territory of Guam. Speaking at his Bedminister, New Jersey golf resort, he promised the territory would be “very safe, believe me”. Mr Trump said the US could impose further sanctions, “as strong as they get”, on North Korea. He later spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping, who stressed the need…

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Trump warns N Korea that US military is 'locked and loaded'

Trump warns N Korea that US military is 'locked and loaded'

President Donald Trump says the US military is “locked and loaded” to deal with North Korea, ramping up the rhetorical brinkmanship. “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong-un will find another path!” he tweeted. He spoke as Pyongyang accused him of “driving” the Korean peninsula to the “brink of a nuclear war”. North Korea has announced plans to fire missiles near the US territory…

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North Korea: US diplomacy is gaining results, says Mattis

North Korea: US diplomacy is gaining results, says Mattis

US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said America still hopes to solve the North Korea crisis using diplomacy. After days of fiery rhetoric from both the US and North Korea, Mr Mattis said war would be “catastrophic” and that diplomacy was gaining results. Pyongyang on Thursday announced it was finalising a plan to fire four missiles near the US territory of Guam. Earlier, President Donald Trump said North Korea should be “very, very nervous” if…

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Modern slavery and trafficking 'in every UK town and city'

Modern slavery and trafficking 'in every UK town and city'

Modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK is “far more prevalent than previously thought,” the National Crime Agency has said. The NCA said there were more than 300 live policing operations currently, with cases affecting “every large town and city in the country”. The agency estimated that there were tens of thousands of victims. It said previous estimates of 10,000-13,000 victims in the UK were found to be the “tip of the iceberg”. “The…

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North Korea Guam missile strike plan 'ready by mid-August'

North Korea Guam missile strike plan 'ready by mid-August'

North Korea says its plan to fire four missiles near the US territory of Guam will soon be ready, as a war of words with Washington intensifies. State media said Hwasong-12 rockets would pass over Japan and land in the sea about 30km (17 miles) from Guam, if the plan was approved by Kim Jong-un. It denounced Donald Trump’s warnings of “fire and fury” and said the US leader was “bereft of reason”. The US…

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