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Aug 17

How the world reacted to the Barcelona terror attack

How the world reacted to the Barcelona terror attackWorld leaders united in their condemnation of the Las Ramblas terror attack on Thursday. Spain The Spanish royal family issued an unusually strongly-worded statement: They are assassins, criminals who won’t terrorise us. All of Spain is Barcelona.” FC Barcelona said it was “deeply saddened” by the tragedy and the team’s talismanic striker Lionel Messi said separately that people must reject “any act of violence”. “There are many more of us who want to live in a world in peace, without hate and where respect and tolerance are the basis of coexistence,” he added. United States President Donald Trump tweeted: “The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!” The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017 US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson added: “Terrorists around the world should know – the United States and our allies are resolved to find you and bring you to justice.” Germany In a statement, the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said they were thinking of the victims of the “revolting attack” with “profound sadness”. Russia President Vladimir Putin called for the world to unite in an “uncompromising battle against the forces of terror”. “We decisively condemn this cruel and cynical crime against civilians,” Putin wrote in a telegram of condolences to Spanish King Felipe VI. Injured people react after a van crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas, downtown Barcelona, Spain, 17 August 2017  Credit: David Armengou European Union European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said: “I send my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims, as well as to Prime Minister Rajoy and the people of Spain. My thoughts are with the people of Barcelona.” France President Emmanuel Macron voiced “France’s solidarity” with Spanish citizens following what he called “a tragic attack”. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said: “Parisians are at your side. Barcelona and Paris are cities that share love and tolerance. Our values are much stronger than this heinous and cowardly act of terrorism”. Toutes mes pensées et la solidarité de la France pour les victimes de la tragique attaque à #Barcelone. Nous restons unis et déterminés.— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) August 17, 2017 Britain British Prime Minister Theresa May tweeted: “My thoughts are with the victims of today’s terrible attack in Barcelona … and the emergency services responding to this ongoing incident. The UK stands with Spain against terror.” London Mayor Sadiq Khan called the attack “barbaric”, adding: “London stands with Barcelona against the evil of terrorism.” PM: My thoughts are with the victims of today’s terrible attack in Barcelona…(1/2)— UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) August 17, 2017 The Netherlands It was a “cowardly attack against innocent people,” Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in a statement on his Facebook page, calling it a “black day at a place where many people around the world gathered.” Turkey Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey strongly condemned the “henious terrorist attack”. The Vatican Pope Francis’s spokesman said in a statement: “The Pope prays for the victims of this attack and wishes to express his closeness to all the Spanish people, especially the wounded and families of the victims.” Portugal Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, a star with Spanish premier club Real Madrid, said he was “dismayed” by the attack and voiced “support and solidarity with the families and friends of the victims”.   Barcelona terror attack, in pictures  

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Aug 17

Victoria Azarenka may miss US Open over custody battle

  • Former runner-up locked in legal fight with the father of her baby son Leo
  • ‘No one should ever have to decide between a child and their career,’ she says

Victoria Azarenka, the two-time Australian Open champion, says her participation in the US Open is in doubt because she might not be able to bring her son with her to New York as a result of her separation from the baby’s father.

Azarenka wrote via Twitter on Thursday that she is “faced with a difficult situation which may not allow me to return to work right away”.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/aug/17/victoria-azarenka-us-open-custody-battle-tennis

Aug 17

Model was offered cash to make Grace Mugabe assault 'go away'

The 20-year-old South African model that Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe is alleged to have assaulted was offered cash to make potential charges “go away”, a lawyer said Thursday. Police have said they were also on high alert to make sure that the…

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Aug 17

BMW Concept Z4: Presaging the Next Bimmer Roadster (and the New Toyota Supra)

BMW Concept Z4: Presaging the Next Bimmer Roadster (and the New Toyota Supra)BMW’s reborn sports car takes shape.

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Aug 17

Hurry: It’s not too late to get eclipse glasses for Monday’s solar eclipse!

Hurry: It’s not too late to get eclipse glasses for Monday’s solar eclipse!

In case you hadn’t noticed the news from the 4,835,762 blogs trying as hard as they can to game Google and get some of that sweet, sweet eclipse traffic, there’s a rare total solar eclipse happening soon. The eclipse is set to take place on Monday, and it’ll be visible on the West Coast beginning in the early morning at 9:05 AM local time. This fantastic natural phenomenon will then sweep across the country for several hours, giving millions of Americans the chance to experience it. Here’s a schedule from timeanddate.com:

This total solar eclipse will truly be a sight to behold, but if you stare directly at it you’ll burst into flames and die like a vampire. OK, so that’s not true at all, but it can damage your eyes if they aren’t properly protected. Lucky for you, it’s not to late to order the eclipse glasses everyone has been going crazy over. This way, you can see the eclipse without risking damage to your vision.

Amazon has a bunch of different pairs of glasses in stock, and you can view them all by visiting this page on the Amazon website. Here are a few options that were in stock as of the time of this writing:

If you don’t have any luck on the Amazon site, you can also find them in stock on BH.com. Just be sure to hurry before they all sell out!

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Aug 17

Everything we know about the Barcelona terror attack

Everything we know about the Barcelona terror attack  At least 13 people were killed on Thursday when a driver deliberately slammed a van into crowds on Barcelona’s most popular street in what police confirmed was a terror attack. The attack, the latest in a wave of vehicle rammings across Europe in recent years, caused panic on the streets of Spain’s largest city and drew condemnation from world leaders. “We can confirm there are 13 dead and more than 50 injured,” regional interior minister Joaquim Forn said in a tweet. Catalan police said they had arrested one suspect, and denied earlier reports that the perpetrator was holed up in a bar near the scene. Here is everything we know. What happened? Footage appears to show damaged vehicle in cordoned-off Barcelona street 00:31 A white van, reportedly rented, rammed into pedestrians outside a kosher restaurant on a busy street in Barcelona. Police released a photograph of a man called Maghrebi Driss Oukabir, who is suspected of renting the van which was used to crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas. A handout photo made available by Spanish National Police shows Maghrebi Driss Oukabir, alleged to have rented the van which was used to crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas Credit:  Spanish National Police/ HANDOUT A police officer cordons off a street in Barcelona Credit: AP Photo/Manu Fernandez Lawyer and University of Glasgow rector Aamer Anwar was walking La Ramblas when he heard screaming. He said a shopkeeper told him five or six people were badly injured and described the scene as “chaos”. Mr Anwar said: “I had been to the Cathedral and walking down Las Ramblas for something to eat. Part of it was in the shade so I decided to keep walking down and literally within 10 seconds there was a crashing noise. Armed police respond to terror attack in Barcelona 00:27 “I turned around and people were screaming – I could see a woman screaming with her kids – people started running and jumping into shops. I ran for about 50 or 100 metres and stopped to see what was happening. The police were very quickly on the scene and getting people to move back. “I could see chaos right at the top area and I spoke to a shopkeeper who had run down and was screaming. He was Bengali so I spoke to him in Urdu and he said a van had driven into a crowd and he thought there were five to six people very seriously injured.” Mapped: Barcelona van attack World leaders condemn perpetrators and offer support to Spain U.S. President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter: “The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!” U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered assistance to authorities in Spain and said U.S. diplomats in Spain were helping Americans there. He vowed the United States would never relent in tracking down terror suspects and holding them to account. “Terrorists around the world should know that the United States and our allies are resolved to find you and bring you to justice,” Tillerson said in a statement. British Prime Minister Theresa May said the U.K. “stands with Spain against terror” while France’s president and the mayors of Paris and Nice are among the French dignitaries offering support for Barcelona after a deadly van attack. Police cordon off scene in Barcelona where van ploughed through a street 00:45 The dead and injured At least thirteen people have died, according to officials, and more than 50 other injured. Witnesses spoke of a scene of carnage, with bodies strewn along the boulevard as others fleeing for their lives. “When it happened I ran out and saw the damage,” local shop worker Xavi Perez told AFP. “There were bodies on the floor with people crowding round them. People were crying. There were lots of foreigners.” Barcelona terror attack, in pictures  

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Aug 17

South African borders on alert to ensure Grace Mugabe does not flee

By Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Police have put a “red alert” on South Africa’s borders to prevent any attempt by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, accused of assaulting a model in a Johannesburg hotel, to flee the country. Mrs Mugabe, 52, h…

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Aug 17

The Latest: Lawyers for South Africa model consider court

The Latest: Lawyers for South Africa model consider courtJOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on the assault allegation against Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe (all times local):

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Aug 17

Victoria Azarenka set to miss the US Open – ‘not willing’ to leave son behind

Victoria Azarenka is set to miss the US Open because she is “not willing” to leave her child at home in California.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/40965247

Aug 17

Democrat to introduce Trump impeachment articles over his Charlottesville response

Democrat to introduce Trump impeachment articles over his Charlottesville responseA Democrat intends to introduce impeachment articles against Donald Trump over the President’s response to a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. “I have expressed great concerns about President Trump’s ability to lead our country in the Resolution of No Confidence (HRes 456) that I introduced in July with 29 of my colleagues,” Representative Steve Cohen said in a statement. White nationalist demonstrators last Saturday descended on Charlottesville to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/democrat-introduce-trump-impeachment-articles-144700243.html

Aug 17

Donald Trump condemns the removal of ‘beautiful’ statues of Confederate generals and slave owners

Donald Trump has just tweeted once again about the events in Charlottesville, Virginia saying that the removal of statues of Confederate Generals makes him “sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart”. Mr Trump has give…

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Aug 17

The Latest: Chile rejects US request to cut ties with Korea

The Latest: Chile rejects US request to cut ties with KoreaBEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the North Korea crisis (all times local):

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Aug 17

Anti-Muslim Australian senator wears burqa in Parliament

Anti-Muslim Australian senator wears burqa in ParliamentCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian senator provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face covers.

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Aug 17

Art of the Deal co-author predicts Donald Trump is about to resign

Art of the Deal co-author predicts Donald Trump is about to resignThe co-author of Donald Trump’s memoir The Art of the Deal has predicted the US President is going to resign by autumn if not sooner. Tony Schwartz, who claims to have ghostwritten the 1987 best-selling business book, argued Mr Trump is on the brink of stepping down and said he would be shocked if his presidency lasts until the end of the year. Mr Schwartz, who has been a vocal critic of President Trump and spent 18 months interviewing and shadowing him in the 1980’s, suggested he would negotiate a deal for immunity in the Russia investigation in exchange for giving up his seat in the Oval Office.

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Aug 17

Rare trio of stinky corpse flowers to bloom at Washington garden

A botanic garden on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol is expecting a stinky first in coming days as a trio of so-called corpse flowers is due to open and release an odor likened to the smell of rotting flesh. The event would mark the first time that thr…

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Aug 17

What to Do With a Heinous Statue

Lessons for Trump from post-Nazi Germany and post-Soviet Eastern Europe.

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