Fri, Aug 18, 2017 | updated 12:15 PM IST

Obama pulls up Trump, says 'tired of folks trash-talking America's military'

Updated: Aug 02, 2016 12:22 IST      
Obama pulls up Trump, says 'tired of folks trash-talking America's military'

London, Aug. 2 (ANI): Taking on Donald Trump for his criticism of the Muslim couple whose son was killed in Iraq, US President Barack Obama has said he is tired of some folks trash-talking America's military and troops.

Addressing the annual convention of the Disabled American Veterans group in Atlanta on Monday, Obama said, "No one, no one, has given more for our freedom and our security than our gold star families (those whose family members died in service). Michelle and I have spent countless hours with them. We have grieved with them."

The Republican presidential nominee had at his convention earlier suggested that Khizr Khan, father of the killed Muslim soldier in Iraq, has recited a speech written by Hillary Clinton's speechwriters, reports the Guardian.

He also claimed that Khan's wife Ghazala remained silent at the convention because of her religion, which does not permit her to have a say.

" Donald Trump consistently smears the character of Muslims. He disrespects other minorities, women, judges, even his own party leadership. He vows to build walls and ban us from this country," said Khan in his speech.

He further challenged Trump to read the American Constitution and look for words 'liberty' and 'equal protection of law'.

At the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, Obama continued that he was "humbled" to be introduced by Sharon Belkofer, whose son Tom, a lieutenant colonel in the army, died in Afghanistan.

The US President also lashed out at Trump for praising Saddam Hussein.

"Let me say something else about this generation. As commander-in-chief, I'm pretty tired of some folks trash-talking America's military and troops," he said and added that the US still has "the most capable fighting force in history and we're going to keep it that way". (ANI)

Sydney [Australia], August 18 (ANI): With India-China stand-off at Doklam, near the Sikkim-Tibet-Bhutan tri-junction still continuing, Chinese Australians, in their flashy supercars, organized a car rally in Sydney, Australia, to protest against India on its 71st Independence Day.

Full Story >>

Catalan government links attacks of Cambrils, Barcelona

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 11:25 IST     

Barcelona [Spain], August 18 (ANI): The Catalan government are investigating on the assumption that two other deadly events, a terrorist incident in the seaside resort town of Cambrils and a house explosion farther down the coast in Alcanar, were linked to the van attack in Barcelona carried out by the Islamic State terrorists.

Full Story >>

Pak FM seeks UN attention towards Kashmir issue

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 10:59 IST     

Lahore [Pakistan], August 18 (ANI): Pakistan's new Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Friday sought the UN Secretary General's attention towards the alleged human rights abuses in Kashmir.

Full Story >>

New York [U.S.A.], August 18 (ANI): Referring to the violent White supremacist rally that caused violence in Charlottesville earlier this week, American actress Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey, who graduated from the University of Virginia, said she was concerned about her alma mater.

Full Story >>

Tokyo [Japan], August 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit India in September to attend the 'bhoomi poojan' and foundation stone laying ceremony of the Rs. 97,636-crore Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail link using Japanese bullet-train technology.

Full Story >>

Japan backs India on Doklam issue

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 08:54 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 18 (ANI): Japan came out in full support for India in its protracted military stand-off with China at Doklam, near the Sikkim-Tibet-Bhutan trijunction, saying no country should use unilateral forces to change the status quo on the ground.

Full Story >>

Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 18 (ANI): The democracy in the Maldives has been transformed into sheer autocracy ever since the Members of Parliament of United Opposition submitted a no-confidence motion against the Speaker on July 3.

Full Story >>

Barcelona [Spain], August 18 (ANI): A Catalan Police spokesperson has said that four suspects were shot dead, and a fifth, who was wounded and arrested, has since died, during the anti-terror operation in Spain's Cambrils after the Islamic State terrorists crashed a van into people in Barcelona's Las Ramblas district.

Full Story >>

Dubai [U.A.E], August 18 (ANI): A 34-year-old Pakistani man is facing trail for sexually assaulting an 18-year-old mentally challenged Indian boy in Dubai.

Full Story >>

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 18 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Thursday responded to the Barcelona terror attack by spreading a debunked rumor.

Full Story >>

US drone mysteriously crashes in Turkey

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 05:02 IST     

Adana [Turkey], August 18 (ANI): Governor of Adana province in Turkey, Mahmut Demirtas has confirmed that a drone belonging to the United States has crashed under mysterious circumstances in southern Turkey.

Full Story >>

Barcelona [Spain], August 18 (ANI): Sikh Gurdwaras in Barcelona are lending helping hand at the time of crisis after at least 13 persons have been killed and more than 50 injured in a terrorist attack in Las Ramblas district.

Full Story >>

One suspect in Barcelona 'terror attack' found dead in car

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 03:15 IST     

Barcelona [Spain], August 18 (ANI): One of the suspects involved in Barcelona attack has been found dead in a car three kilometers from where police officers tried to stop him by firing at the vehicle he was in, reports El Pais.

Full Story >>

Istanbul, [Turkey] August 18 (ANI): Bogazici University's Kandilli Observatory in Turkey said an earthquake larger than magnitude 7 is expected to hit country's Marmara region in the near future.

Full Story >>

13 killed and 50 injured in Barcelona 'terror attack'

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 00:41 IST     

Barcelona [Spain], Aug 18 (ANI): At least 13 persons have been killed and 50 injured after a van crashed into a crowd of people in Barcelona's Las Ramblas district.

Full Story >>

Sharjah [UAE], Aug 17 (ANI): Former Indian politician-turned-beautician was killed in an accident after falling from a moving car on Dhaid Road in Sharjah.

Full Story >>

Washington D.C. [United States], Aug 17 (ANI): White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon has termed the white nationalists who, rallied in Charlottesville as 'clowns' and 'losers'.

Full Story >>

Two killed after van plows into crowd in Barcelona

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 22:36 IST     

Barcelona [Spain], Aug 17 (ANI): At least two persons were reportedly killed and 20 injured after a van plowed into a crowd of people in Barcelona.

Full Story >>

London [UK], August 17 (ANI): British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson laid emphasis on the bigger picture of the India-UK bilateral ties by talking about safety, security and freedom in the Asian region.

Full Story >>

Trump denounces removal of Confederate statues as 'foolish'

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 20:51 IST     

Washington D.C. [United States], Aug 17 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has denounced the removal of Confederate statues and monuments in cities across the country as 'foolish 'and said he was sad to see the "history and culture" of the country being "ripped apart."

Full Story >>