Washington, Sep 25 : US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday thanked Senator Ted Cruz, his main rival in his party's primaries, for the "wonderful surprise" of his support.
"The @SenTedCruz endorsement was a wonderful surprise. I greatly appreciate his support! We will have a tremendous victory on November 8th," the New York magnate posted on his Twitter account.
Cruz made the surprise announcement on Friday that he intends to cast his vote for Donald Trump after refusing to lend him his support until now, not even when he spoke from the podium at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July after the multimillionaire had landed the Republican candidacy, EFE news reported.
Washington, Sep 25 : US President Barack Obama reportedly used a pseudonym in some of the e-mails he exchanged with Hillary Clinton when she served as his Secretary of State from 2009-2013, according to new documents released by the FBI.
The FBI on Friday released its second batch of documents -- comprising 189 pages -- from its two-year investigation into Clinton's use of a private e-mail server during her time as Secretary of State, EFE news reported.
New York, Sep 25 : The New York Times on Saturday endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and called upon Americans to vote for her decades of professional experience as a public servant, her programmes and her ideas.
The editorial, published in the daily's online edition and to appear in the print edition on Sunday, called Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump "the worst nominee put forward by a major party in modern American history", EFE news reported.
Clinton, on the other hand, demonstrates the "intellect, experience, toughness and courage" required in a Commander-in-Chief, the paper said.
Washington, Sep 25 : The first black President of the US has formally opened the first US national museum about the African-American history in Washington DC.
Barack Obama said the $540m (£415m) museum represented a "common journey towards freedom".
The building, designed by British architect David Adjaye, sits on Washington's National Mall, the BBC reported.
Obama was joined by his predecessor George W. Bush, who signed the bill in 2003 to allow construction to proceed.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Obama urged African-Americans to "come here and see the power of your own agency".
Washington, Sep 24 : Ted Cruz has endorsed Republican nominee Donald Trump for the presidency in a stunning turn of events after a contentious primary filled with personal attacks and a dramatic snub at the Republican National Convention.
"After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump," Cruz wrote in a Facebook post on Friday, CNN reported.
"A year ago, I pledged to endorse the Republican nominee, and I am honoring that commitment. And if you don't want to see a Hillary Clinton presidency, I encourage you to vote for him."
"I am greatly honored by the endorsement of Senator Cruz," Trump said in a statement obtained by CNN.
Washington, Sep 24 : Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have cancelled a visit to the US city of Charlotte as protests against the police continued after a black man was shot dead.
Mayor of Charlotte, Jennifer Roberts on Friday publicly asked the two candidates to delay plans to visit her city.
"We appreciate the support of the candidates. We appreciate that they are concerned about Charlotte," Roberts told CNN.
"At this point, we do have very stretched resources for security and they are working around the clock. If there would be a way to delay those visits in terms of giving us a chance to get our city back to order and back to more of a state of normalcy, that would probably be ideal," she added.
New York [US], Sept. 23 : Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has expressed a desire to see his country be part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the 71st United Nations General Assembly session in New York.
Rouhani also lauded Sharif's vision which he said has translated the CPEC into reality, reports Dawn.
While asserting that Iran considers Pakistan's economic development as its own development, the Iranian president said that there is a need for defence cooperation between the two countries.
He also said that Pakistan's security is the security of Iran.
Both sides discussed opportunities for bilateral cooperation in the field of energy, especially oil, gas and electricity.
New York: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has presented a dossier containing details of violations in Kashmir to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
The Prime Minister on Wednesday night apprised Ban of the plight of the Kashmiri people who he said were victims of Indian brutality in the region which have continued unabated since the July 8 killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani which sparked violent protests and clashes, Dawn online reported.
The indiscriminate use of pellet guns which have blinded hundreds, including women and children, was reflective of the barbaric mindset of Indian security forces, Nawaz told Ban.
New York [ US], Sept. 22 : Afghanistan, India and the United States have reaffirmed their shared interests in advancing peace and security in the region as well as countering terrorism.
The delegations of all the three nations met in New York yesterday on the margins of the 71st United Nations General Assembly ( UNGA) for a round of Afghanistan-India-U.S. consultations.
Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Karzai, Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Manpreet Vohra and U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson met to exchange views on the situation in Afghanistan and on regional issues of mutual interest.
Washington [USA], Sept. 18 : United States President Barack Obama delivered an emotional plea to the African-American community to stop Donald Trump and said that he would consider it a "personal insult" to his legacy if the black voters didn't turn out to vote apparently for Hillary Clinton.
Obama warned that while his name would not be on the ballot in November, all of the progress that the country has made over the last eight years was on the line, reports the CNN.
"If I hear anybody saying their vote does not matter, that it doesn't matter who we elect. Read up on your history, it matters. We've got to get people to vote," Obama said while addressing the Congressional Black Caucus gala for the last time as the President last night.
Washington, Sep 17 : US First Lady Michelle Obama took sharp aim on Friday at those who questioned her husband's eligibility for office, arguing a potential commander in chief should set a better example for the country's children.
"There were those who questioned and continue to question for the past eight years up through this very day whether my husband was even born in this country," Michelle was quoted by CNN in Fairfax, Virginia, during her first solo campaign appearance for Hillary Clinton.
"Well, during his time in office, I think Barack has answered those questions with the example he set by going high when they go low."
Washington D.C. [USA], Sept. 16 : Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump recently appeared on ' The Tonight Show' and jocularly said he wanted to be the President so that he could earn "a lot less" than what he does now.
The 70-year-old, while talking with the host Jimmy Fallon, complained about the "grueling" process of campaigning and joked that he wanted to be the President because "I'm looking to make a lot less money," reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Trump is reported to have turned up with a mellowness and equanimity on the show where the 41-year-old host, who is also a comedian, asked him about his propensity for saying shocking things.
"I'm trying not to, anymore," he replied.
Greensboro (North Carolina) [US], Sept. 16 : Making a confident first public appearance since pneumonia forced her to take rest for four days, Hillary Clinton returned to the campaign trail and insisted that she was fully recovered.
"Being on the trail does not encourage reflection. It's important to sit with your thoughts every now and again and this helped me to reflect on what this campaign is all about," the Guardian quoted her as saying at a young crowd at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
Appearing rested, the former secretary of state climbed the steps to the podium and gripped a guard rail carefully.
Washington [US], Sept. 16 : Asserting that Pakistan's struggle with terrorism will not come to an end until it makes a decisive shift in its policy of tolerance towards externally-focused groups, the U.S. said that there can be no peace in the region until these cross-border attacks are stopped.
The statements were made by US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard Olson before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, adding U.S. President Barack Obama's administration had also conveyed this message to the Pakistani government, reports Dawn.
Olson, also emphasised the need for a constructive relationship between Afghanistan and Pakistan, which he said was essential for bringing peace and stability to the region.
New York [US], Sept. 15 : Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's doctor has said that she is recovering from her pneumonia and remains " healthy and fit to serve as President of the United States."
Clinton's campaign had yesterday released a statement on her medical condition.
According to the campaign, Clinton's physician found that the remainder of the Democratic presidential nominee's complete physical exam was "normal" and she is in "excellent mental condition", reports the New York Post.
Dr. Lisa Bardack said that the former secretary of state is "recovering well with antibiotics and rest" after she became overheated, dehydrated and felt dizzy at a 9/11 memorial ceremony on Sunday.
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