Half of U.S. women have ‘very unfavorable’ view of Trump – poll

Half of U.S. women have ‘very unfavorable’ view of Trump – poll

By Chris Kahn   NEW YORK, March 17 (Reuters) – Real estate billionaire Donald Trump’s coarse rhetoric has won him some fans, but there’s at least one large group in America that is increasingly unimpressed: women.   Half of U.S. women say they have a “very unfavorable” view of the front-runner for the Republican presidential […]

Syria says Russian withdrawal was no surprise to Assad’s government

Syria says Russian withdrawal was no surprise to Assad’s government

GENEVA, March 16 (Reuters) – Russia’s withdrawal of forces from Syria was no surprise to Damascus, Bashar Ja’afari, head of the Syrian government delegation at peace talks in Geneva, said on Wednesday.   More than five months after they started air strikes to bolster President Bashar al-Assad, President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that most […]

Bomb on bus kills 15 government employees in Pakistan

Bomb on bus kills 15 government employees in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, March 16 (Reuters) – A bomb on a bus carrying government employees in the Pakistani city of Peshawar killed 15 people on Wednesday, officials said, and a militant group claimed responsibility, saying it was revenge for death sentences passed against Islamists.   The attack took place on a main road after the bus […]

Mother Teresa to be canonised on September 4: Pope

Mother Teresa to be canonised on September 4: Pope

Vatican city, March 15 (IANS) The Pope during consistory of cardinals on Tuesday announced September 4 as the date for Mother Teresa’s canonisation, the media reported.   After months of anticipation, the date for Mother Teresa’s canonisation was announced as September 4, which this year will also mark a special jubilee for workers and volunteers […]

Russian warplanes leave Syria, raising U.N. hopes for peace talks

Russian warplanes leave Syria, raising U.N. hopes for peace talks

By Dmitry Solovyov and Tom Miles   MOSCOW/GENEVA, March 15 (Reuters) – Russian warplanes began leaving Syria on Tuesday as Moscow started to draw down forces that have tipped the war President Bashar al-Assad’s way, and the U.N. envoy said he hoped the move would have a positive impact on peace talks under way in […]

Myanmar president to be selected today

NAYPYITAW, March 14 (AP): Myanmar’s parliament votes Tuesday to pick the country’s next president from a group of three final candidates, including a front runner who is a longtime confidant of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.   Suu Kyi’s NLD won overwhelming majorities in both houses of parliament and its lawmakers are expected to […]