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When Trump talks, it helps terrorists: Hillary

When Trump talks, it helps terrorists: Hillary

Los Angeles, Aug 24 : Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says the way US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump talks, it indirectly supports terrorists.

Clinton, who made her third appearance on the popular talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", spattered with humour and witty comebacks and discussed the ongoing presidential elections with the show's host Kimmel, putting to rest rumours about her poor health, reports mic.com.


Melania Trump preparing legal measures against The Daily Mail for defamation

Melania Trump preparing legal measures against The Daily Mail for defamation

Washington, Aug 23 : Melania Trump, the wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, is preparing to take legal action against British daily The Daily Mail for an article about her past that she considers to be defamatory, her attorneys said on Monday.

"Mrs. Trump has placed several news organisations on notice of her legal claims against them, including Daily Mail among others, for making false and defamatory statements about her supposedly having been an 'escort' in the 1990s before she married the real estate magnate," attorney Charles Harder said in an e-mail sent to online daily Politico on Monday.

"All such statements are 100 per cent false, highly damaging to her reputation, and personally hurtful," Efe news quoted Harder as saying.


Joe Biden to visit Turkey: Exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen on top of agenda

Joe Biden to visit Turkey: Exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen on top of agenda

Washington D.C., Aug 21 : Fethullah Gulen, the US-based cleric who Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused of planning an attempted military coup in July, will be on the top agenda when US Vice President Joe Biden visits Turkey on August 24.

According to CNN, Erdogan has demanded that the U.S. immediately extradite the 75-year-old imam from his home in Pennsylvania to Turkey.

At a news conference in Istanbul on Saturday, the Turkish President said that the group Gulen leads will be "the number one item on the agenda" during Biden's visit.

Erdogan added that relations between Turkey and the US "so-so" following the attempted coup in which almost 300 people were killed and over 35,00 people were arrested, remanded, or detained.


Donald Trump owes $650 mn in debt: NYT

Donald Trump owes $650 mn in debt: NYT

Washington, Aug 20 : Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's real estate holdings in the US have at least $650 million in debt - twice the amount than the public filings he has made as part of his bid for the White House, according to an investigative report by the New York Times.

The report says that though Trump has sold himself as a businessman who has made billions of dollars and is beholden to no one, an enquiry by the Times has found that Trump's fortunes depend deeply on a wide array of financial backers, including one he has cited in attacks during his campaign.

It says that an office building on Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan, of which Trump is part owner, carries a $950 million loan.


GST a legislative accomplishment by PM Narendra Modi: US expert

GST a legislative accomplishment by PM Narendra Modi: US expert

Washington: The landmark Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill passed by Parliament recently is a legislative accomplishment by Prime Minister Narendra Modi which even his harshest critics cannot dismiss, a top US expert has said.

"Modi, stung by the criticism that his government has not done enough to reshape India's economic landscape, has notched a legislative accomplishment that even his harshest critics can't easily dismiss," Milan Vaishnav of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace wrote in an op-ed in Foreign Affairs journal.


Donald Trump trying to give exactly what ISIS wants: Biden

Donald Trump trying to give exactly what ISIS wants: Biden

Washington: US vice president Joe Biden has said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's ideas are very dangerous and un-American as he criticised the business tycoon for playing into the hands of Islamic State by using anti-Muslim rhetoric.

"Trump's ideas are not only profoundly wrong, they're very dangerous and they're very un-American. You know, they reveal a profound ignorance of our constitution," Biden said.

"It's a recipe for playing into the hands of terrorists and their propaganda," Biden said at an election really in Pennsylvania where he campaigned for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee.


Majority of US young adults reject Trump: Poll

Majority of US young adults reject Trump: Poll

Washington, Aug 16 : Despite US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's strategy of patching together a bipartisan coalition by appealing to the millions of young supporters of former Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, a new poll found that his populist play had so far failed among millennials.

The latest USA Today/Rock the Vote poll released on Sunday found that while 56 per cent of voters under 35 say they would vote for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, one in five in this age group support Trump, Xinhua news agency reported.

In addition, Clinton trounced Trump among Sanders' supporters, with 72 per cent supporting the former secretary of state and 11 per cent backing Trump.


Republican VP pick more favoured than Democrats': Poll

Republican VP pick more favoured than Democrats': Poll

Washington, Aug 14 : Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence has a more positive image than Democratic Party pick Tim Kaine, a latest poll showed.

According to the Gallup poll released on Saturday, Pence is better known across the US as his image has grown significantly more positive over time than Kaine's. As of now, Republicans were embracing Pence more than the Democrats embraced Kaine, Xinhua news agency reported.

Both Pence's favourable and unfavourable ratings have increased, while the percentage of those who have never heard of him has dropped from 65 per cent before last month's National Republican Convention to 39 per cent. His favourable rating has gone up more than his unfavourable rating, Gallup found.


Clinton says Trump incited violence

Clinton says Trump incited violence

Washington, Aug 11 : Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said that her Republican rival, Donald Trump incited violence when he said gun rights supporters could stop her from winning..

"Words matter, my friends. And if you are running to be president or you are president of the US, words can have tremendous consequences," the former US secretary of state said on Wednesday while addressing a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa.

"Yesterday (Tuesday), we witnessed the latest in a long line of casual comments from Donald Trump that crossed the line. ... Every single one of these incidences shows us that Donald Trump simply does not have the temperament to be president and commander in chief of the US," she said.


No plan to change temperament: Trump

No plan to change temperament: Trump

Washington, Aug 10 : US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had no plan to change his temperament as he was grappling with his sagging poll numbers following recent feud with a family of a fallen Muslim American soldier and leaders within his own party.

"I think that my temperament has gotten me here," Xinhua cited Trump as saying in an interview with Fox Business Network.

"I have always had a good temperament and it's gotten me here. We beat a lot of people in the primaries and now we have one person left, and we're actually doing pretty well there, but we'll see how it all comes out," he added.


Trump's campaign spends zero on ads, Clinton spent millions

Trump's campaign spends zero on ads, Clinton spent millions

Washington, Aug 10 : Since the end of the political primaries in June, the campaign of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has spent absolutely nothing on television advertisements, the media reported on Wednesday.

However, the campaign of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has laid out $52 million on TV ads, most of it in swing states that are predicted to be key in the November elections, EFE news cited figures gathered by the Advertising Analytics analysis firm as showing.

The billionaire's austerity calls attention to his unpopularity in the polls, where Clinton has a wide lead, and his fundraising efforts and donations in July, when he collected more than $80 million.


Trump endorses House Speaker Paul Ryan

Trump endorses House Speaker Paul Ryan

Washington, Aug 6 : Donald Trump endorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday in a move aimed at mending an intra-party rift that has put the Republican presidential nominee at odds with his party's highest-ranking elected official.

Trump's endorsement of Ryan came at a rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Ryan's home state, CNN reported.

"We will have disagreements, but we will disagree as friends and never stop working together toward victory. And very importantly, toward real change. So in our shared mission, to make America great again, I support and endorse our speaker of the House, Paul Ryan," Trump said on Friday night.

On Tuesday, Trump shocked party members when he refused to endorse Ryan, as well as Senators John McCain and Kelly Ayotte.


Trump 'finally' endorses Paul Ryan after refusing to back him

Trump 'finally' endorses Paul Ryan after refusing to back him

Washington, Aug 6 : Donald Trump finally endorsed U.S. House speaker Paul Ryan, changing his previous stance of refusing to back the highest ranking elected Republican, in a move to mend an intra-party rift.

Trump read his endorsement off a sheet of paper in a rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, last night.

"In our shared mission to make America great again, I support and endorse our speaker of the House, Paul Ryan. We may disagree on a couple of things but mostly we agree," the Guardian quoted him as saying.

Both Trump and Ryan were at odds as they shared different opinions on various issues.


Pence distances self from Trump, backs House Speaker Ryan

Pence distances self from Trump, backs House Speaker Ryan

Washington, Aug 4 : Republican Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence on Wednesday distanced himself from Donald Trump and expressed his "strong" support for House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is running for re-election to his Wisconsin congressional seat.

The real estate magnate's decision not to back Ryan's candidacy, or that of Arizona Senator John McCain, another GOP heavyweight who is running for re-election, was severely criticised on Tuesday by the Republican Party. EFE news reported.

On Wednesday, Pence, who is the Governor of Indiana, told Fox News that Ryan is an old friend and said that he is a "strong conservative leader", who -- if re-elected -- will do "great things".


Clinton gains a 10-point lead over Trump

Clinton gains a 10-point lead over Trump

Washington, Aug 4 : US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has gained a 10-point lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump, who has attracted outrage over his comments about a Muslim Gold Star family, according to a new national poll.

Clinton leads Trump 49 per cent to 39 per cent in a head-to-head Fox News survey released on Wednesday. In a three-way race including Libertarian Gary Johnson, Clinton leads 44 per cent to 35 per cent, with Johnson claiming 12 per cent, CNN reported.

A CNN/ORC poll this week showed Clinton with a 9-point edge in a head-to-head matchup with Trump.

When Fox polled voters in late June -- before both conventions -- Clinton was up only six points, 44 per cent to 38 per cent.


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