Anniversary of Charlottesville rally puts city, DC on edge Aug 11, 2018 0 45 12345 ReutersCharlottesvilleJoan Fenton knows she will not make much money at her Charlottesville gift shop this weekend, when the downtown district will be virtually locked down for the anniversary of last year's deadly white nationalist rally. But like many other owners, she will be open anyway."They want to be open in solidarity with the community,"Fenton said."They feel that not being here is giving in to fear and terror."Officials in Charlottesville have vowed a massive police presence - with some 1,000 personnel assigned - to deter any violence. The"Unite the Right"rally last August, called to protest the removal of a Confederate statue, turned the picturesque Virginia college town into a chaotic scene of street brawls, and one woman was killed when an Ohio man rammed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters.The organizer of last year's event, white nationalist Jason Kessler, was denied a permit in Charlottesville this year but has secured permission to hold a demonstration on Sunday in Washington, across the street from the White House.Washington officials said on Thursday that police were ready for the rally as well as five planned counterprotests that could attract close to 2,000 people in all. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES NASA begins countdown to launch of first spacecraft to 'touch Sun' Aug 11, 2018 0 199 Two police among four fatally shot in Canada gun violence Aug 11, 2018 0 218 UN General Assembly approves former Chile president as rights chief Aug 11, 2018 0 245 Wildfire menaces thousands in S California city Reuters LOS ANGELES Hundreds of firefighters were building barriers and constructing containment lines early on Friday to slow an approaching wildfire threatening to torch thousands of homes in a lakeside community .. Americans view Russia as bigger threat than Iran: Poll Reuters washington Americans view Russia as a greater threat than Iran, Reuters/Ipsos opinion polls showed, as the Trump administration this week reintroduced sanctions on Tehran and slapped new ones on Moscow. While .. Peru's new president spurns opposition proposals on referendum PUCALLPA: Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra has rejected calls to include measures proposed by opposition lawmakers in a national anti-corruption referendum that would bar them from serving consecutive terms in .. Half million Venezuelans fleeing crisis enter Ecuador Geneva: More than half a million Venezuelans have crossed into Ecuador this year, the UN said Friday, after Quito declared a state of migration emergency triggered by the crisis engulfing Venezuela. Colombia and .. Judge holds Trump adviser Stone's ex-aide in contempt WASHINGTON: An associate of longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone refused to appear before a grand jury on Friday following a subpoena from US Special Counsel Robert Mueller and was found in contempt, the Washington ..