United Nations human rights experts say Charlottesville highlights rising racism in US

Demonstrators participate in a march against white supremacy in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on August 16, 2017. (Getty Images) Three human rights experts in the United Nations have denounced the rising racism and xenophobia in the United States, citing the deadly violence at a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the latest example. In a […]

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Commanders of the US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps defy President Donald Trump on Charlottesville

US President Donald Trump walks to Air Force One prior to departure from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, July 24, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Commanders of the US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps have publicly condemned the recent outburst of “hatred” and “extremism” during a gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, […]

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Hundreds of people attend Charlottesville vigil as outrage continues over US President Donald Trump’s remarks

Hundreds of people in Charlottesville, Virginia have staged a candlelight vigil in memory of a young woman who was killed after being run over by a driver linked to white supremacist groups, amid worldwide outrage over President Donald Trump’s refusal to condemn the perpetrators of the violence.  The peaceful gathering took place on the University […]

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US President Donald Trump declares ‘racism is evil’ after Charlottesville firestorm

US President Donald Trump, under heavy bipartisan pressure, has finally declared that “racism is evil” and singled out white supremacists and Ku Klux Klan for a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. “Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate […]

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Kenneth Frazier, CEO of pharmaceutical company Merck resigns from US President Donald Trump council over Charlottesville

This file photo taken on January 31, 2017 shows Kenneth Frazier, CEO of pharmaceutical company Merck, attending a meeting between US President Donald Trump and leaders of the pharmaceutical industry in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump faced renewed pressure on Monday to respond […]

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