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Trump to try to steady campaign with economic speech Trump to try to steady campaign with economic speech
- August 14, 2016

Trump started the week by announcing that he was not ready to endorse Ryan in Wisconsin's August 9 primary: "I like Paul, but these are awful times for our country". Asked later by radio host Charlie Sykes whether there was something sufficiently disturbing that Trump could do to make Ryan rescind his endorsement of the GOP nominee, Ryan responded: "With any endorsement of anybody, there's never a blank check . (more...)
Trump ends standoff with Ryan, strains to fix split GOP Trump ends standoff with Ryan, strains to fix split GOP
- August 14, 2016

He said: "I support and endorse our Speaker of the House Paul Ryan ". "We may disagree on a couple of things but mostly we agree". Ryan had made a similar doubtful statement back in May as to whether he supported Trump's nomination before eventually acknowledging that he did. (more...)
Delta's week is getting even worse after a massive computer outage Delta's week is getting even worse after a massive computer outage
- August 11, 2016

On Tuesday, Delta canceled another 775 flights and delayed even more. On Tuesday night Delta posted a press release to their News Hub website with a more "positive" tone and outlook for Wednesday's flight schedule. "Following the power loss, some critical systems and network equipment didn't switch over to Delta's backup systems". Delta said its technology systems that allow its airport customer service agents to process check-ins and conduct boarding and dispatch are "functioning normally". (more...)
Youngsters who should hold laptops and books, given stones: Modi on Kashmir Youngsters who should hold laptops and books, given stones: Modi on Kashmir
- August 10, 2016

The government spokesperson and state's education minister Naeem Akhtar told KNS over phone that the Prime Minister Modi's statement on Kashmir is "worth to hail" and "we have welcomed his approach over reaching out to the perturbed people of Kashmir". (more...)
Rio dream over for 'wrecked' Irish boxing star
- August 09, 2016

It was far from a good performance from Barnes, against a tough and lively opponent and he was clearly stunned as the judges awarded the fight to the Spanish fighter on a split decision. I had nothing whatsover to give. This is the last time I fight at 49kgs ever. The next fight I would have got hammered again because I had no energy. (more...)
Air Algerie plane lands in Algiers airport after declaring mid-air emergency Air Algerie plane lands in Algiers airport after declaring mid-air emergency
- August 07, 2016

The Planefinder.net website was unable to locate the plane, stating the plane's status is "unknown". The Boeing 737 took off on Saturday 6 August from Algiers in the afternoon, heading to Marseille when the plane made an emergency call soon after take-off. (more...)
Indian minister visits Saudi to repatriate stranded workers
- August 07, 2016

Their relatives were pressing the Telangana government to facilitate their return to India, he said. Around 20% are living on their own while majority of them are living in various camps set up by the company in Riyadh , Dammam, Jeddah, Taif and Makkah regions. (more...)
Boko Haram to stop 'killing Muslims'
- August 05, 2016

Its attacks extend to neighboring Niger, Chad and Cameroon, which have joined a multi-national task force to fight the group. Boko Haram , the Islamist insurgent group in Nigeria affiliated with the Islamic State, has a new leader, IS announced. (more...)
Khan's attack on Trump was disgrace Khan's attack on Trump was disgrace
- August 04, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also publicly criticized Trump. "At the end of the day, despite the fact I disagree with Donald on a number of things, including his statement on this, I disagree with her on everything", Rubio said . (more...)
Indonesia executes 4 people convicted of drug crimes Indonesia executes 4 people convicted of drug crimes
- July 31, 2016

Indonesia on Friday executed four drug convicts by firing squad, an official said, ignoring global pressure and desperate pleas from relatives to halt the execution. Meanwhile, Ricky Gunawan - whose client Humphrey Jefferson Ejike Eleweke was among those tied to a post and shot in the jungle clearing - said lawyers awaiting the grim news were kept in the dark as to why the executions didn't proceed as planned. (more...)
Pence is salt to Trump's pepper Pence is salt to Trump's pepper
- July 28, 2016

He said he would "pray daily for a wise and discerning heart" to govern. How would the Donald Trump administration work to bring more water to Valley farmers? "He knows that the introduction I prefer is much shorter". His nomination of Pence at the Republican National Convention Tuesday on national TV with arena exposure on the jumbotron at primetime was seen by some as a de facto nod from Gov. (more...)
Afghan Forces Kill 122 Islamic State Members After Kabul Attack Afghan Forces Kill 122 Islamic State Members After Kabul Attack
- July 27, 2016

President Ghani during his visit to the eastern region last week and visiting military commanders of Afghan army's 201 Silab Corps in Laghman province ordered them to eliminate "Islamic State fighters" from the region. But while seeing the threat, officials are cautious about whether the attack represents a real turning point for Daesh, which has been under heavy pressure this year from both US air strikes and an Afghan ground offensive. (more...)
Owen Smith joins Labour leadership race
- July 24, 2016

Smith, a former shadow cabinet member, said he would be a "radical and credible" leader who could bring back power to Labour . The leadership contest was triggered on Monday when lawmaker Angela Eagle challenged Corbyn . Tensions in the Labour Party escalated further as the Unite union called for the mandatory re-selection of all MPs. Corbyn is also the bookmakers' favourite to win the Labour leadership election, with odds of 2/5. (more...)
Ivanka Trump 'terrified' to introduce her father at RNC Ivanka Trump 'terrified' to introduce her father at RNC
- July 24, 2016

The elder Trump possesses "the kindness and compassion that will enable him to be the leader that this country needs", she said. Trump said. "We have to blame Mike". On Thursday she spoke to women, independents and young people , who resonated particularly strongly with defeated Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, and referred to crippling college debt. (more...)
Trump, now GOP nominee, returns to fighting former foe Cruz Trump, now GOP nominee, returns to fighting former foe Cruz
- July 24, 2016

But "I think ( Cruz ) lost all of those people" by failing to endorse Trump, Burlison said. Speaking to the Texas delegation Thursday morning, Cruz said pledge or no, he would not endorse anyone who personally attacked his family. But he can't. This morning, Trump, joined by running mate Mike Pence, hosted an event with supporters in OH, where the presidential hopeful chose to return to the story about Ted Cruz's father. (more...)
Was Trump right to pick Pence over Christie and Gingrich?
- July 18, 2016

On Thursday, Trump had convened a midnight campaign conference call about his pick, even after he'd had Pence fly to NY to accept his offer. "He's going to make a difference because he's going to bring focus, goal and change to Washington". (more...)
White ex-officer charged in death of black Atlanta man White ex-officer charged in death of black Atlanta man
- July 17, 2016

Rogers' father said that Devaris had started a new job the day he was killed. But the sedan kept moving, so Burns got out of his auto, yelled at the driver to stop and opened fire, officials said. Burns was allegedly called in for backup by an off-duty officer working security at the complex because of an alleged auto break-in. Upon arrival, Burns attempted to block the path of a the vehicle driven by Rogers that was leaving the scene. (more...)
Democratic convention features party stars
- July 17, 2016

According to data and local discussion on Yik Yak, a location-based social network, almost half of Sanders' millennial supporters would vote third-party in the general election, reports the Hill . Kenney's spokeswoman Lauren Hitt says it's not too late for the campaign to apply for a different location, if they are still interested. "I'm a huge train supporter", Keating says. (more...)
BEIJING: The 18th bilateral summit between the European Union and China BEIJING: The 18th bilateral summit between the European Union and China
- July 15, 2016

On Brexit, the European Union needs time to find a solution after the vote, which was a democratic decision and must be respected, but it was now "business as usual", Malmstrom said in comments to Chinese students in Beijing ahead of a China-EU summit. (more...)
Angry Beijing warns against 'cradle of war' in South China Sea
- July 14, 2016

Tsai's comments on Wednesday came a day after the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague in the Netherlands ruled that the Spratly Islands, claimed by both Taiwan and China, do not constitute fully entitled islands, and therefore can not generate an exclusive economic zone or a continental shelf. (more...)