Pakistan polls: Guns overshadow politics, caretaker PM takes over

By Asif Shahzad and Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD, June 1 : Ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party handed over to a technocratic caretaker administration on Friday after completing a full five-year term, set against the backdrop of intensifying allegations of military interference that threaten to cast a shadow over its general election. The July 25 polls will […]

Trump fixes gaze on Republicans during speech to U.S. Congress

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, Jan 31 : U.S. President Donald Trump said in his speech to Congress on Tuesday that he wanted to extend an “open hand” to work with both parties on issues like immigration but he spent most of the address facing Republicans while seldom glancing at Democrats. In the House of Representatives […]

Mexicans respond with faith and charity as hope fades for quake survivors

By Daniel Trotta MEXICO CITY, Sept 22 : Tears flowed at Our Lady of Carmen and Saint Joseph Parrish on Thursday night as the families of two dead children killed when a powerful earthquake toppled their school a few blocks away interred their ashes The crushed victims, 7-year-old Eduardo Diaz and 8-year-old Francisco Quintero, were […]

Mayhem in Times Square: Car leaves path of destruction

By Daniel Trotta and Andrew Chung NEW YORK, May 18 : Seconds before impact, two women pushed their baby strollers right where the car would begin its path of destruction through Times Square. Then came the horrifying moment: The burgundy Honda accord drove onto the sidewalk, scooping up five pedestrians over the hood and tossing […]

“We stayed quiet and prayed”: survivor tells of Kabul hospital attack

By Mirwais Harooni KABUL, Mar 8 : Patient Zia Zabuli was lucky to escape today’s attack on a military hospital in central Kabul, which has been claimed by Islamic State. In hospital because of a leg wound, he and three others hid in a room and barricaded themselves in when they saw one of the […]

Trump greets Netanyahu with smiles, handshakes and a jolt or two

By Luke Baker WASHINGTON Feb 15 : President Donald Trump gave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a couple of jolts when they met for the first time today as leaders of the United States and Israel. If there were differences, the two men – each immersed in political turmoil on the home front – did all […]