Obama and Bush decry deep US divisions without naming Trump

Obama and Bush decry deep US divisions without naming Trump

Image copyright Getty Images/Reuters Image caption Neither Barack Obama nor George W Bush mentioned President Donald Trump by name Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush have voiced concern about the current political climate in the US, in comments seen as a veiled rebuke of Donald Trump’s leadership. Mr Obama urged Americans to reject […]

Top aide defends Trump over widow remarks

Top aide defends Trump over widow remarks

Media captionKelly defends Trump’s call to widow The White House chief of staff has launched an impassioned attack on a “selfish” congresswoman who said President Trump made a war widow cry. General John Kelly said he was “broken-hearted” by the Democrat’s criticism of the lawmaker’s condolence call to Sgt La David Johnson’s wife. Sgt Johnson […]

Richard Spencer speech at Florida campus sparks mass protest

Richard Spencer speech at Florida campus sparks mass protest

Image copyright Getty Images Protesters chanting “Go home Nazis” have disrupted a white nationalist’s speech at the University of Florida. Richard Spencer’s speech in Gainesville prompted Florida’s governor to declare a state of emergency. Outside the event, hundreds of police officers stood guard as hundreds of demonstrators shouted: “Go home, Spencer!” His speech comes two […]

George W Bush decries bigotry and conspiracy theories

In a speech at his namesake institute in New York, the former president spoke about his concerns over the current state of politics in the US, including the threats of bigotry and nationalism. George W Bush decries bigotry and conspiracy theories

Florida university braces for speech by white nationalist

Florida university braces for speech by white nationalist

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some classes near to the venue have been cancelled Hundreds of police are flooding a Florida campus as a white nationalist is due to speak later at an event that has provoked a state of emergency. The University of Florida says it was obligated under law to allow the event […]

Trump sends family $25,000 after claim of broken promise

Trump sends family $25,000 after claim of broken promise

Image copyright gofundme Image caption Cpl Dillon Baldridge was killed over the summer by a rogue Afghan commander he had been training The White House says President Donald Trump has sent a personal cheque to a slain soldier’s family after they said he had not kept his promise to do so. The father of a […]

Love, Barack: Obama’s letters to college girlfriend unveiled

Love, Barack: Obama’s letters to college girlfriend unveiled

Image copyright Emory Image caption The letters are affectionate, but mostly deal with Mr Obama’s life as a young graduate Angst-ridden letters from a young Barack Obama to his girlfriend reveal a 20-something plagued by insecurities about race, class and money. The handwritten letters are between a young Mr Obama and Alexandra McNear, who he […]

US: Tillerson calls for India ties to counter China

US: Tillerson calls for India ties to counter China

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Tillerson visits India next week US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the US wants to deepen co-operation with India in the face of growing Chinese influence in Asia. He described India as a “partner” in a “strategic relationship”, adding the US would “never have the same relationship […]

US girl banned from First Communion ceremony for wearing suit

Cady Mansell, a nine-year-old from Indiana, was banned from her First Communion ceremony because she wanted to wear a white suit. Cady’s mom shared their story on Facebook. Now she tells the BBC why they’ve moved churches. Video by AngĂ©lica M Casas US girl banned from First Communion ceremony for wearing suit

Quebec bans niqab for public services with neutrality law

Quebec bans niqab for public services with neutrality law

Image caption It is unclear how many women in Quebec wear the niqab A Canadian province has passed a controversial religious neutrality law that bars people from wearing face coverings when giving or receiving a public service. Quebec recently expanded the law to include services provided by municipal and public transit services. Women who wear […]

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