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Trump to sit out annual Kennedy Center Honors – WCVB Boston

After a contentious week with the arts community, President Donald Trump has decided to avoid more discord with those in performing arts fields by announcing he will not attend this year’s Kennedy Center Honors. The annual ceremony at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts celebrates the arts and awards performers for their lifetime […]

Spain, a Leader in Foiling Attacks, Falls Victim to One Anyway – New York Times

“What’s astounding is that an attack like this hasn’t taken place inside Morocco,” said Issandr El Amrani, an analyst with the International Crisis Group, which recently published a study of Islamic State activities in North Africa. Spanish counterterrorism relies heavily on cooperation with the Moroccan security forces, who have successfully penetrated migrant communities across Europe […]

After Charlottesville, Republicans remain stymied over what to do about Trump – Washington Post

In the aftermath of the white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Republican lawmakers and leaders face the most unpalatable set of choices yet in their relationship with President Trump. They are caught between disgust over his failure to unequivocally condemn neo-Nazism, a desire to advance a conservative agenda and fears of rupturing the Trump-GOP coalition ahead of […]

‘Donald Trump brought me here today’: Counterprotesters rout neo-Nazi rally in Berlin – Washington Post

Neo-Nazis rallied in Berlin on Saturday, one week after a protest in Virginia turned deadly. A banner, which read “I regret nothing,” announced the message of the march. (Isaac Stanley-Becker/The Washington Post) BERLIN — “There is only one side — the good side,” cried Eva Kese, mustering a smile as she fought back tears. “Your […]

Russian Knife Attacker Stabs and Wounds at Least 7 in Siberia – New York Times

The injured were taken to a hospital, where two were in critical condition, the state-owned RIA Novosti news agency reported. Photos shared on social media and in the local news media after the stabbings showed a body on the ground under a sheet. A news site, K-Inform, initially reported that three men in masks had […]

Finland stabbings: Two dead and suspect shot in Turku – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Image caption The attack was over in a matter of minutes Two people have been killed and at least six others wounded in a stabbing in Turku in south-west Finland, say police. Police, who were on the scene within minutes, shot the suspected attacker and arrested him. He has been taken into […]

Spanish probe points to wider network in attacks; American among dead – Washington Post

BARCELONA — Spain was seized Friday with the realization that it had incubated a large-scale terrorist plot, as authorities across Europe mounted a manhunt following the deadliest attacks to strike the country in more than a decade: two vehicle assaults in Barcelona and a Catalan coastal town. Investigators believe that at least eight people plotted the attacks, […]

Late-night hosts on Trump: ‘He feels regret as often as he feels Melania’s touch’ – The Guardian

Late-night hosts on Thursday addressed the terror attack in Barcelona, president Trump’s response to it, and his aides’ mounting frustrations at his response to last weekend’s events in Charlottesville. “I want to take a moment to send our thoughts to the people of Barcelona, Spain, who suffered a horrific attack today,” Stephen Colbert began. “A […]

Salvation Army, Red Cross, Susan G. Komen abandon Trump’s Mar-a-Lago – Washington Post

The Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and Susan G. Komen on Friday joined a growing exodus of organizations canceling plans to hold fundraising events at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, deepening the financial impact to President Trump’s private business amid furor over his comments on Charlottesville. The major exits now mean eight of […]

Arnold Schwarzenegger tells Trump what he should have said after Charlottesville – Washington Post

Arnold Schwarzenegger (Thomas Samson/AFP); Donald Trump. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images) Arnold Schwarzenegger counts himself among those who were deeply disappointed by President Trump’s statement that “both sides” were to blame for the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. And in a new video, the former Republican governor of California offers a pointed suggestion for […]

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