Hillary Clinton gets boost from FBI as tight White House race hits final day
New York: Reuters | Nov 7, 2016, Democrat Hillary Clinton heads into the final day of a tight White House race against Republican Donald Trump on Monday with new momentum after the FBI's announcement that no criminal charges were forthcoming in the probe of her email practices. Both Clinton and Trump will spend the day racing across a handful of key battleground states that could swing Tuesday's election, which polls show is extremely close but tilting toward Clinton. FBI Director James Comey sent shockwaves through the race by telling Congress on Sunday that investigators had worked "around the c...Read More
US President Barack Obama celebrates Diwali, lights first-ever diya in Oval Office
WASHINGTON: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who has a large fan following in the Indian-American community greeted Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains across the world on the occasion of Diwali. US President Barack Obama has celebrated Diwali by lighting the first-ever diya in the Oval Office of the White House and hoped that his successors would continue the tradition. Obama, who was the first president to celebrate Diwali personally at the White House in 2009, talked about this momentous occasion in a Facebook post soon after he kindled the diya in his Oval Office with some Indian-A...Read More
The other U.S. vote battle: could Senate tilt to Democrats?
WASHINGTON: Republicans enjoy a strong 59-seat majority in the 435-member House, and it will not be easy for Democrats to flip the 30 seats needed to retake control, most analysts say. As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump duke it out for the White House, a heated political battle is also on for the U.S. Congress, with the Senate on the verge of shifting into Democratic hands. Who runs the two chambers — and the legislation introduced there — is crucial, as bills can easily get stuck, particularly if the leadership does not belong to the same party as the president. Both the Senate and the House of Re...Read More
'Islamic State' Turning Into a Guerrilla Army, Top General Warns
New York: Four days ago, the U.S. defense secretary was predicting a 'lasting defeat' of ISIS. Now, a top general is warning that the terror group is preparing for a guerrilla war. The capital of the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq is now under assault. But ISIS isn't going anywhere. Instead, the terror group is beginning to rebrand itself from a "caliphate" to an insurgency, a top U.S. general fighting ISIS said Wednesday. It's much more than a change of name, or even a shift in tactics. It could well mean that there will be no "lasting defeat" of ISIS, even if it loses control of Iraq's se...Read More
India's Modi, at summit, calls Pakistan 'mother-ship of terrorism'
Goa: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi branded Pakistan a "mother-ship of terrorism" at a summit of the BRICS nations on Sunday, testing the cohesion of a group whose heavyweight member China is a close ally of India's arch-rival. Modi's remarks to a meeting of leaders from the BRICS - which include Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa - escalated his diplomatic drive to isolate Pakistan, which India accuses of sponsoring cross-border terrorism. Tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors have been running high since a Sept. 18 attack on an army base in Kashmir, near the disputed frontie...Read More