Paris climate pact focus shifts to action

Paris climate pact focus shifts to action

LONDON/WASHINGTON, November 4 (Reuters) – A landmark global accord to combat climate change officially took effect on Friday, putting pressure on countries to take action to slash greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming.   The 2015 Paris Agreement won swift backing last December by almost 200 countries including China, the United States and the […]

Clinton leads Trump 47-44 percent in Washington Post-ABC poll

Clinton leads Trump 47-44 percent in Washington Post-ABC poll

WASHINGTON, November 4 (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump by 3 percentage points nationally in a Washington Post-ABC tracking poll released on Friday.   Clinton drew 47 percent of the vote in the survey compared with Trump’s 44 percent four days before Tuesday’s presidential election, according to the telephone poll […]

Trump criticises Obama for campaigning for Clinton

Trump criticises Obama for campaigning for Clinton

Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) Republican nomiee Donald Trump criticised US President Barack Obama for spending a week campaigning for his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton rather than focusing on his work.   The New York magnate on Thursday said Obama “does nothing but campaign” and described him as “a campaigner in chief”, Efe news reported.   […]

Ukrainian hackers promise leaks on Putin spokesman

Ukrainian hackers promise leaks on Putin spokesman

KIEV, November 4 (Reuters) – Ukrainian hackers behind recent Kremlin email leaks said on Thursday they planned to release more information taken from accounts linked to senior Russian officials, including to President Vladimir Putin’s chief spokesman.   A network of Ukrainian hacking groups, called the Cyber Alliance, has been releasing emails they say were sent […]

Obama urges voters to move history in the right direction

Obama urges voters to move history in the right direction

Miami, November 4 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said here on Thursday that voters would have a chance on November 8 to move history in the right direction by casting a ballot for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.   “Hillary Clinton will move us forward if you give her a chance,” EFE quoted Obama as […]

Islamic State leader says ‘no retreat’ from Mosul assault

Islamic State leader says ‘no retreat’ from Mosul assault

KOKJALI/BAGHDAD, Iraq, November 4 (Reuters) – Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi told his followers on Thursday there could be no retreat in a “total war” against the forces arrayed against them, as advancing soldiers battled into their northern Iraqi stronghold of Mosul.   Expressing confidence that his Islamic State fighters would prevail against Shi’ite […]

Women in Afghan army overcome opposition, threats

Women in Afghan army overcome opposition, threats

KABUL, November 4 (Reuters) – Kabul’s military training academy is churning out classes of enthusiastic women to serve in Afghanistan’s army, but the realities of rising violence and a conservative society make the future for the young recruits far from certain.   Some of the nearly 150 women training to be officers in the latest […]

South Korea’s Park says “hard to forgive myself” for political crisis

South Korea’s Park says “hard to forgive myself” for political crisis

SEOUL, November 4 (Reuters) – A tearful and apologetic South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Friday her “heart was breaking” over a political scandal that has engulfed her administration, adding she will cooperate with prosecutors in their investigation.   Park has been rocked by an influence peddling scandal involving an old friend, sending her […]

Justice Department meddling in Clinton FBI probe: Trump

Justice Department meddling in Clinton FBI probe: Trump

Miami, November 4 (IANS) The Justice Department is seeking to interfere with an ostensible FBI criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton, US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Thursday on a campaign swing through the pivotal state of Florida.   Some officials at Justice are trying to protect his Democratic rival, EFE news quoted Trump […]

Theresa May dismisses talk of early general election

Theresa May dismisses talk of early general election

London, November 4 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday moved to dismiss talk of an early general election despite a High Court ruling that Parliament must vote on whether to start the Brexit process.   With just a narrow majority in the House of Commons and most MPs having backed Remain, the ruling […]

Clinton’s final rally to include political equivalent of ‘The Avengers’

Clinton’s final rally to include political equivalent of ‘The Avengers’

Washington, November 4 (IANS) Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will close her campaign with a top flight of surrogates, her political equivalent of assembling “The Avengers” on Novermber 7, a day before the presidential election.   President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, First lady Michelle Obama and Chelsea Clinton will headline what will be her […]