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White nationalist convicted of murdering protester in Charlottesville, Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE:  A white nationalist who drove his car into a crowd protesting against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, killing one of the counter demonstrators, was found guilty on Friday of first-degree murder and nine other counts. The jury deliberated for about seven hours before convicting James Fields, 21, of all charges stemming from the deadly attack that occurred after police had declared an unlawful assembly and cleared a city park of white supremacists gathered for the “Unite…

UN racism committee issues ‘warning’ over US tensions

GENEVA: A UN committee tasked with combatting racism has issued a formal "early warning" over conditions in the United States, a rare move often used to signal the potential of a looming civil conflict. The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said it had invoked its "early warning and urgent action procedure" because of the proliferation of racist demonstrations in the US. It specifically noted the unrest in Charlottesville,Virginia, in which a woman was killed after an avowed white…

‘Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power’ says Trump’s chief strategist

WASHINGTON: "Darkness is good," Steve Bannon, who was named Trump's chief strategist for the incoming administration last Sunday after he turned the struggling candidate's presidential campaign into ballot box gold, told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview. "Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That's power." The 62-year-old leader of the Breitbart News website, which has been described as a haven for the "alt-right" anti-mainstream movement, ignited controversy this year due to his alleged alignment with white…