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What’s at stake as Nafta talks begin?

What’s at stake as Nafta talks begin?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Former US president George Bush signs the Nafta agreement in 1992 Trade talks might in the past have signalled a dry and dusty item on the news agenda, but the renegotiation of Nafta under President Trump has become a political hot potato. Mr Trump has called this free trade agreement […]

Bush presidents wade into Trump furore over Charlottesville

Bush presidents wade into Trump furore over Charlottesville

Media captionDoes Trump react to some hate crimes faster than others? Former Presidents George HW Bush and George W Bush have called on the US to “reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism and hatred in all forms”. They are the latest Republican figures to weigh in on the backlash to Donald Trump’s latest remarks blaming “both sides” […]

Trump stance on Charlottesville violence angers Republicans

Trump stance on Charlottesville violence angers Republicans

Media caption“What about the ‘alt-left’,” Trump asked Leading figures in Donald Trump’s Republican party have reacted angrily to his latest comments blaming both sides for the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday. They culminated with a person being killed and many injured when a car hit people opposed to a far-right rally. Many echoed […]

Vietnam vet with dementia reassured ‘your duty is done’

Vietnam vet with dementia reassured ‘your duty is done’

Image copyright Kenny Dunn Image caption Lawrence seemed to make the connection when Lt Col LaFrazia visited him When a loved one starts to lose their memory and show signs of dementia it can mean they are often confused about time, dates and what has happened to them. So when 84-year-old Vietnam veteran Lawrence Silk […]

Both sides to blame in Virginia – Trump

Both sides to blame in Virginia – Trump

Media caption“What about the ‘alt-left’,” Trump asked US President Donald Trump has again blamed both sides for the violent unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left one protester dead and others injured. In a statement on Monday, he had condemned white supremacists. But in New York on Tuesday he also blamed left-wing supporters for charging at […]

Charlottesville violence: Fourth executive exits Trump council

Charlottesville violence: Fourth executive exits Trump council

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Intel chief Brian Krzanich said there should be “no hesitation in condemning hate speech” A fourth executive has quit Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council amid criticism of the president’s response to a violent rally. Alliance for American Manufacturing president Scott Paul said on Twitter he was stepping down “because […]

Charlottesville violence: Trump council sees more CEOs resign

Charlottesville violence: Trump council sees more CEOs resign

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Intel chief Brian Krzanich said there should be “no hesitation in condemning hate speech” Two more chief executives have resigned from Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council over the president’s response to violence in Charlottesville at the weekend. Intel’s Brian Krzanich and Under Armour head Kevin Plank have followed Merck’s […]

Confederate statue pulled down in North Carolina

A monument to pro-slavery forces is destroyed, in the wake of clashes in Charlottesville. No arrests have been reported in connection with the incident in Durham, North Carolina. It came as the mayors of Baltimore, Maryland, and Lexington, Kentucky, announced plans to remove Confederate monuments in their cities. Confederate statue pulled down in North Carolina

NY woman is third in her family to be killed by a car

NY woman is third in her family to be killed by a car

Image copyright CBS Image caption Pauline Aluska died less than two years after her brother and sister-in-law Police say a New York woman who was killed by a hit-and-run driver is the third person in her family to die in a pedestrian traffic accident. Suffolk County police in Long Island say Pauline Aluska, 54, was […]

Deadpool 2 stuntwoman Joi SJ Harris mourned

Deadpool 2 stuntwoman Joi SJ Harris mourned

Image copyright Instagram/@sj24_sidewayz Image caption Fans paid tribute to Ms Harris on social media The stuntwoman who died in a motorcycle accident while filming Deadpool 2 has been identified as Joi SJ Harris. Ms Harris, who was reportedly the first licensed female African American road racer in the US, was killed on Monday morning in […]