Trump defends ‘beautiful’ Civil War statues

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Civil War statues have prompted protests for many years US President Donald Trump has denounced the removal of “beautiful” Confederate statues amid a heated national debate about US race relations. “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our […]

Trump adviser Steve Bannon dubs white nationalists ‘clowns’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Steve Bannon (l), pictured with another key White House figure (r) Jared Kushner, is seen as one of the most influential voices in the Trump administration The chief White House strategist Steve Bannon has attacked white nationalists as “clowns” as the fallout from violent protests in Charlottesville continues. Mr Bannon […]

Business councils disband over Trump remarks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Strategy and Policy Forum agreed to disband as Mr Trump ends the group of corporate leaders. President Trump has said he is scrapping two business councils after more bosses quit over his handling of violent clashes in Virginia. Business leaders left the White House manufacturing council after the […]

What Trump said versus what I saw

President Trump says a torch-lit rally in Charlottesville on Friday night was peaceful and insists that ‘both sides’ were to blame for violent clashes the following day. The BBC’s Joel Gunter was there and assesses what the president got right and wrong. Video by Paul Blake What Trump said versus what I saw

Woman finds long-lost diamond ring ‘growing’ in garden

Image copyright Submitted photo A Canadian woman got an extra carrot with her diamond ring when it was found in her vegetable patch 13 years after she lost it. Mary Grams, 84, was devastated when she lost the ring while weeding on the family farm in 1984. But she had kept the ring’s loss a […]

Trump stance on Charlottesville violence angers Republicans

Media captionDoes Trump react to some hate crimes faster than others? 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 […]

Vietnam vet with dementia reassured ‘your duty is done’

Image copyright Kenny Dunn Image caption Lawrence Silk received a certificate of appreciation when Lt Col LaFrazia visited him A Vietnam veteran with dementia has received a certificate of appreciation and regiment badges and coins to reassure him his fighting days are now over. Eighty-four-year-old Lawrence Silk, who completed three tours of duty during the […]

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 […]

Trump again blames Charlottesville violence on both sides

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 […]

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 […]