Portland, Oregon being monitored amid far-right, leftist rallies: Trump Aug 18, 2019 0 966 12345 AFPPortlandPresident Donald Trump said Saturday that the city of Portland, Oregon is being monitored closely as it hosts a far-right rally amid fears of clashes with leftist counter-demonstrators.“Portland is being watched very carefully. Hopefully the Mayor will be able to properly do his job!,” Trump tweeted. Trump tweeted that “Major consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an “ORGANIZATION OF TERROR.” He did not elaborate. Antifa stands for anti-fascist and refers to a loose international coalition of activists and protesters who oppose far-right ideology.Portland, one of the most liberal US cities, is an antifa stronghold, and the local Rose City Antifa is expected to send members out on to its streets on Saturday. Police were expected to be out in force to keep the opposing camps away from each other as they converge on a waterfront park. RELATED ARTICLES Pakistan PM welcomes UN move to discuss Kashmir Aug 18, 2019 0 336 Taliban say killing of leader’s brother will not derail US talks Aug 18, 2019 0 222 Reluctant Salvini allows minors to leave Italy migrant ship Aug 18, 2019 0 215 N Ireland marks 50 years since British army deployment AFP Lisburn, United Kingdom Remembering fallen comrades, veterans paraded Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of the British army’s deployment to Northern Ireland -- a key moment in the Troubles. Hundreds of .. UK Conservative lawmaker says could not back Corbyn-led govt Reuters LONDON A Conservative lawmaker at the centre of efforts to block a no-deal Brexit said on Saturday he was pessimistic about his chances because he and other party colleagues could not support a caretaker .. Nine people killed in Ukraine port city hotel fire Kiev: Nine people were killed in a hotel fire in Ukraine’s port city of Odessa on Saturday, leading authorities to launch a country-wide inspection of safety regulations in holiday resorts and hotels. The fire broke out .. Hundreds of Mexican women protest police rape of teenager Mexico City: Hundreds of women demanding protection from Mexico City’s police force took to the streets Friday after a number of high-profile sexual assault cases involving serving officers. To shouts of “I do believe ..