Euronews 19 Aug 2020

Berlin attack: German authorities say series of car crashes was terror-related


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German authorities say Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a chemical nerve agent from the Novichok group. That's the same type of poison used in a 2018 attack on a former Russian spy in the U.K.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny is the victim of a murder attempt, and Russia must answer "difficult questions".
The German government says tests carried out in a military laboratory produced "unequivocal proof" that the Russian opposition leader was poisoned with the nerve agent, Novichock.
Germany's foreign minister Heiko Maas has summoned the Russian ambassador, saying it is urgent that "those responsible in Russia be identified" and brought to justice.

Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) responds to President Donald Trump making a racially divisive attack against her at a campaign rally in Moon Township, Pennsylvania.
He also denigrated the Minnesota congresswoman in her home state last month as "a horrible woman who hates our country" and insinuated that she may not have won her recent primary election.
"Let's check the mail-in vote," Trump told the crowd, adding. "Where are the people that would vote for her?"
Last summer, in a series of racist tweets, Trump told Omar and the other members of the "Squad" who have been outspoken against his policies -- Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib -- to "go back" to their supposed home countries, though they were born in the United States and Omar is a naturalized citizen.
Following his tweets, Trump's supporters at a campaign rally in North Carolina chanted "send her back," which was directed at Omar, as the President stood silently. He later claimed to disavow the chants.
Trump has also promoted false smears against Omar and questioned her patriotism, highlighting some of her controversial comments on issues including Israel, law enforcement and the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Trump, who has his own history of pushing anti-Semitic tropes, criticized Omar for tweets last year that were widely condemned as anti-Semitic, which she later apologized for.
Carla Walker was just 17 years old when she was torn from her boyfriend's car and killed in a brutal crime that would go unsolved for 46 years. Her boyfriend, high school starting quarterback Rodney McCoy, told police a man with a gun yanked Walker from the passenger seat, then beat his head with the pistol until he passed out. Her body was found three days later. Now, Fort Worth detectives say they have arrested a suspect in the cold case. Inside Edition Digital's Leigh Scheps has more.

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