Combative and insistent, President Donald Trump declared anew Tuesday "there is blame on both sides" for the deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, appearing to once again equate the actions of white supremacist groups and those protesting them. The blowback was swift, including from fellow Republicans.
With tires screeching and bodies flying, Marcus Martin shoved his fiancee out of the way of a car charging through a crowd of peaceful protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marcus Martin was promptly hit and upended by the car as it plowed through the crowd. "The only thing running through my mind was: please don't let her be dead," Martin, 26, told The Associated Press in an interview.
China is telling the U.S. and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on threatening words and actions and work toward a peaceful resolution of their dispute, in a sign of growing concern over the standoff on the part of Pyongyang's only major ally. Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, that the two countries should work together to contain tensions and permit no one to "stir up an incident on their doorstep," according to a statement posted on the Chinese foreign ministry's website . "The most important task at hand is for the U.S. and North Korea to 'hit the brakes' on their mutual needling of each other with words and actions, to lower the temperature of the tense situation and prevent the emergence of an 'August crisis,'" Wang was quoted as saying in the Tuesday conversation.
The first woman to sue Baylor University over allegations the nation's largest Baptist school ignored or mishandled rape allegations has settled her case, her attorney said Tuesday. Baylor fired football coach Art Briles, demoted university President Ken Starr and reprimanded athletic director Ian McCaw in May 2016. Starr and McCaw later left the school.
A Venezuelan violinist who is a well-known face of protests against his country's socialist government has been freed after more than two weeks in prison. The office of Venezuela's chief prosecutor said Tuesday night that a court granted its request for Wuilly Arteaga to be let out on parole. The 23-year-old musician skyrocketed to fame after he and his violin were dragged to the ground by national guardsmen during a confrontation with protesters.
Revving up his engine as the monsoon clouds begin to open, Nopadol Choihirun steers his weathered boat under a two-lane bridge to keep his pile of envelopes and parcels dry. Dodging the downpour is a regular challenge for the 55-year-old, one of Bangkok's last remaining postmen to deliver mail by boat to waterfront homes in low-lying parts of the capital. The genial postman criss-crosses the swampy canal in Bang Khun Thian district twice a week.
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Canada have failed to settle a festering trade dispute on softwood lumber ahead of talks to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), but will keep the lumber negotiations on a separate, parallel track, officials from both countries said. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had been pushing for a lumber deal before Wednesday's start to NAFTA talks to avoid complications from the decades-old dispute.
Derek Fildebrandt, the United Conservative Party MLA now plagued by a series of political scandals, is stepping down from the newly formed caucus.
By Eric Auchard OXFORD (Reuters) - Germany's Babbel, the highest grossing maker of mobile language-learning apps, has teamed up with Cambridge University's English language certification arm, setting a new, high-quality standard for digital language testing, the companies said on Wednesday. Babbel and Cambridge English have jointly developed the test and will split revenue on what will be marketed as the "Babbel English Test", which will certify listening and reading comprehension skills in real-life, conversational situations. Successful test takers will receive a certificate of achievement, which gives language students a way to attest to their English fluency level when applying for jobs, to use on their LinkedIn profiles, measure their preparation ahead of formal tests or simply judge their personal progress.
Japan on Wednesday launched a study into whether precious coral was being illegally poached by Chinese fishermen off its shores to be sold for use in jewellery. The Fisheries Agency investigation will use an underwater camera to check the condition of the coral off the southern island of Kyushu. It also aims to find evidence such as traces of fishing nets possibly used for poaching precious coral, an official said.
Just two weeks after residents forced out by wildfires were allowed to return home to Williams Lake, several people have been arrested for allegedly trying to start new fires in the B.C. city. Five male suspects were taken into custody Tuesday after a number of attempts were made to set fires in the Lexington Road Subdivision, according to an RCMP press release. "The immediate response of the bystanders and Williams Lake Fire Department likely prevented this event from causing serious harm to the homeowner," RCMP Insp.
Border Patrol agents have found 20 immigrants crammed into a locked semitrailer at a checkpoint in West Texas. A Border Patrol spokesman said the immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador and Guatemala were in good condition after being found early Monday at the Interstate 10 checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, about 85 miles (136 kilometres ) southwest of El Paso. The driver, Irving Hernandez, has been booked into the El Paso County Jail in El Paso on a federal alien smuggling charge.
At the New Hampshire State Library's latest art exhibit, the bright smiles and bold colours of the canvases belied the broken hearts of those who attended its opening reception. "It really puts a face to the illness," said Heidi Maddock, of Newcastle, whose 32-year-old son, Jared, died in July 2016.
Philippine police said Wednesday that an updated report shows anti-drug operations in a northern province this week left 32 alleged drug offenders dead — 11 more than earlier reported as the highest death toll in a single day since President Rodrigo Duterte launched his war on drugs a year ago. Senior Superintendent Romeo M. Caramat Jr. said 66 police operations in various parts of Bulacan province Tuesday left 32 suspects dead in encounters with police, while 107 others were arrested. Police records show that since the nationwide crackdown started, more than 3,200 alleged drug offenders have been killed in gunbattles with law enforcers.
British actor Daniel Craig has confirmed he will reprise the role of James Bond one last time, ending months of speculation. Craig made the revelation during an appearance on the U.S. TV program "The Late Show" on Tuesday. Asked by host Stephen Colbert whether he would return as James Bond, Craig responded: "Yes", to cheers from the audience.
A Calgary optometrist says she's seeing more cases of digital eye strain among kids and, as they head back to school, now is the best time to get that problem sorted out. The root cause could be parents who don't understand the effects on children.
Winnipeg comedian Lara Rae was out for a morning walk with a friend on Tuesday when they noticed a series of nearly a dozen graffiti messages left along Wellington Crescent and on a trail in Omand Park, across the Assiniboine River. "To look down on the ground and see this horrible, horrible racist anti-Semitic garbage, it's just so distressing," said Rae, who lives in Wolseley. Messages such as "Lost white civilizations" and "White extinction?" were scrawled on pavement and at least one bench along Wellington Crescent.
Passengers flying out of Pearson International Airport's Terminal 3 on Wednesday morning are experiencing delays as technical problems persist with the baggage system, according to the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA).
Joe Carr's most memorable total solar eclipse had ties to former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. "That was a very interesting introduction to eclipse viewing," said Carr, who is a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada in Victoria. Carr said it was March 2006, and while he didn't catch a glimpse of the now deceased dictator, he did see the glorious moment in the skies of a total eclipse of the sun that he'll never forget.
While Nova Scotia's laws allow for children as young as six to operate all-terrain vehicles, the rules in place essentially forbid kids between six and 13 from doing so. Under the Off-highway Vehicles Act, children are only permitted to ride on a closed course designed and maintained for off-highway vehicles. "The problem that we have right now in Nova Scotia is there are none," said Barry Barnet, the executive director of the ATV Association of Nova Scotia.
For the past week, Dana Karlson's phone has been ringing off the hook. Earlier this month, the Cut Knife Pharmacy was told it had lost its contract with the local long-term care home as of the end of October. Karlson, the pharmacy's owner, estimates the home makes up roughly 20 per cent of his business.
By Clare Jim and Julie Zhu HONG KONG (Reuters) - Telecoms group China Unicom is raising $11.7 billion from about a dozen investors including tech giants Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings , as part of Beijing's push for state-owned enterprises to be revitalized with private capital. The Chinese government is seeking to rejuvenate state behemoths with private capital, with China Unicom among the first batch of state-owned enterprises slated for the mixed-ownership reforms, whose guidelines were issued in 2015. The board of China Unicom's Shanghai-listed unit, China United Network Communications Ltd , has approved an issue of shares to the investors, who also include Baidu , JD.com and some other firms.
Amid concerns from farmers that government regulations are restricting Labrador's agricultural growth, Fisheries and Land Resources Minister Gerry Byrne is defending the province's land allocation policies. Byrne told the CBC's Labrador Morning the province's leased land system is necessary to ensure prime agricultural land is used for its intended purpose. "The reason why the land tenure is based on a lease and that it's restricted for agricultural purposes is because of, in part, what we know from other places in Canada and the world," Byrne said.
The Government of Quebec is taking SNC-Lavalin and CIMA + to court for design flaws on the new Turcot Interchange in a lawsuit that could reach several million dollars in damages, CBC's French-language partner, Radio-Canada, is reporting. In 2009-2010, Quebec's Transport Ministry entrusted the two companies with drafting the plans and specifications for the preparatory work for the reconstruction of the Turcot.