Comeback Clinton vows: ‘I’ll never walk away’

Comeback Clinton vows: ‘I’ll never walk away’

Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has vowed that she will never give up as she hit the campaign trail again following a three-day rest after being diagnosed with pneumonia.   Speaking at a rally in greensboro, North Carolina, Clinton said her time off was a gift, allowing her to reflect on […]

Obama joins other world leaders to create new ocean sanctuaries

Obama joins other world leaders to create new ocean sanctuaries

WASHINGTON, September 16 (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday joined more than 20 countries in creating 40 new marine sanctuaries around the world to protect oceans from the threat of climate change and pollution.   President Barack Obama designated the first U.S. marine reserve in the Atlantic Ocean: 4,913 square miles (12,724 square km) […]

Study confirms Zika causes brain birth defects, questions remain

Study confirms Zika causes brain birth defects, questions remain

LONDON, September 16 (Reuters) – Early results from a crucial case-control study in Brazil have confirmed a direct causal link between Zika virus infection in pregnant women and the brain damaging birth defect microcephaly in their babies, scientists said on Thursday.   But while preliminary findings from the first 32 cases involved in the study […]

Trump scales back tax cuts in new economic plan

Trump scales back tax cuts in new economic plan

September 16 (Reuters) – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump unveiled a plan on Thursday for $4.4 trillion in tax cuts, offering less generous tax breaks than his original $10 trillion plan but proposing to cut the current top rate for the wealthiest taxpayers.   Trump’s proposal, which he detailed in a speech in New York, […]

We’re in a strong position, says Hillary Clinton

We’re in a strong position, says Hillary Clinton

New York, September 16 (IANS) US Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Thursday, who returned to campaign after being diagnosed with pneumonia, said she believes her campaign was performing strongly in the last leg of the 2016 campaign despite polls showing the race tightening nationally and in key swing states.   Speaking to reporters following […]

Pope says murdered French priest a martyr, on road to sainthood

Pope says murdered French priest a martyr, on road to sainthood

VATICAN CITY, September 15 (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Wednesday the French priest knifed to death at his altar by Islamist militants in July was a martyr, and indicated that Father Jacques Hamel was already on the road to sainthood.   Francis spoke at a special Mass for pilgrims from the Rouen area of […]

Donald Trump is a problem for the whole world, EU’s Schulz says

Donald Trump is a problem for the whole world, EU’s Schulz says

BERLIN, September 15 (Reuters) – If U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wins the election in November, it would be problematic for the entire world and encourage copycats in Europe, European Parliament President Martin Schulz told a German magazine.   “Trump is not only a problem for the EU but also for the whole world,” […]

Clinton returns to campaign trail after pneumonia bout

Clinton returns to campaign trail after pneumonia bout

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., September 15 (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton is set to resume campaigning on Thursday after a bout with pneumonia compelled the U.S. Democratic presidential nominee to take an unforeseen break as she and Republican rival Donald Trump entered the critical two-month final stretch before the election.   Clinton will attend a rally in […]

Malaysia confirms debris found in Tanzania is from MH370

Malaysia confirms debris found in Tanzania is from MH370

KUALA LUMPUR, September 15 (Reuters) – Malaysia said on Thursday that a large piece of aircraft debris discovered on the island of Pemba, off the coast of Tanzania, in June, was from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370.   A search of more than two years has turned up few traces of the Boeing 777 […]

UK approves Chinese-backed nuclear plant, sets tighter controls

UK approves Chinese-backed nuclear plant, sets tighter controls

LONDON, September 15 (Reuters) – Britain gave the go-ahead on Thursday for a $24 billion nuclear power plant, ending weeks of uncertainty that strained ties with China and France but also signalling a more cautious approach to foreign investment in critical infrastructure projects.   The government of new Prime Minister Theresa May said it would […]

Nearly half of Americans ‘very concerned’ about Clinton emails – Reuters/Ipsos poll

Nearly half of Americans ‘very concerned’ about Clinton emails – Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK, September 15 (Reuters) – Nearly half of American adults are “very concerned” about two issues that have hounded Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign this year: her use of a private email server to conduct government business and donations to her family’s charitable foundation, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Wednesday.   Both […]