Trump enters South Carolina’s Republican primary looking to embarrass Haley in her home state

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at the Black Conservative Federation's Annual BCF Honors Gala at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, S.C. Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. Photo Courtesy: AP

Kathmandu: Former President Donald Trump is looking to win his fourth straight primary state on Saturday over Nikki Haley in South Carolina, aiming to hand a home-state embarrassment to his last remaining major rival for the Republican nomination. Trump went into the primary with a huge polling lead and the backing of the state’s top… Continue reading Trump enters South Carolina’s Republican primary looking to embarrass Haley in her home state

Delhi turns into fortress as thousand of farmers march to India capital

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Kathmandu: Police in northern India have fired tear gas to prevent thousands of protesting farmers demanding minimum crop prices from marching on Delhi. The capital is ringed by razor wire, cement blocks and fencing on three sides to keep protests at bay. The government fears a repeat of 2020 – dozens died in a year-long… Continue reading Delhi turns into fortress as thousand of farmers march to India capital

US Senate passes $95bn package of aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan

Kathmandu: The US Senate has approved a long-awaited $95bn (£75.2bn) aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan after months of political wrangling. While Democrats were in favour of passing the bill, Republicans were divided and previously voted it down. The package includes $60bn for Kyiv, $14bn for Israel’s war against Hamas and $10bn for humanitarian… Continue reading US Senate passes $95bn package of aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan

Trump says he would ‘encourage’ Russia to attack Nato allies who do not pay their bills

Kathmandu: Donald Trump has said he would “encourage” Russia to attack any Nato member that fails to pay its bills as part of the Western military alliance. At a rally on Saturday, he said he had once told a leader he would not protect a nation behind on its payments, and would “encourage” the aggressors… Continue reading Trump says he would ‘encourage’ Russia to attack Nato allies who do not pay their bills

Senior Biden campaign officials kick-start coordination with House Democrats for 2024 race

Kathmandu: Senior officials for President Joe Biden’s reelection effort will meet with House Democrats on Thursday to outline in detail post-Super Tuesday campaign plans — a strategy session that marks a significant boost in efforts to coordinate with lawmakers on organizing and communicating with voters nationwide. Those who will attend the gathering in Leesburg, Virginia,… Continue reading Senior Biden campaign officials kick-start coordination with House Democrats for 2024 race

Donald Trump does not have presidential immunity, US court rules

File photo: President Donald Trump reacts during a campaign rally in Battle Creek, Michigan, December 18, 2019, on the day the House of Representatives voted to impeach him. Photo courtesy: Reuters

Kathmandu: Donald Trump does not have presidential immunity and can be prosecuted on charges of plotting to overturn the 2020 election, a US court has ruled. Trump had claimed in the landmark legal case that he was immune from criminal charges for acts he said fell within his duties as president. But Tuesday’s ruling in… Continue reading Donald Trump does not have presidential immunity, US court rules

Pakistan former PM jailed in state secrets case as election looms

Kathmandu: Former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan has been sentenced to 10 years in jail in a case in which he was charged with leaking state secrets. Khan, who was ousted by his opponents as PM in 2022, is already serving a three-year jail term after being convicted of corruption. He has called all the… Continue reading Pakistan former PM jailed in state secrets case as election looms

Donald Trump must pay E Jean Carroll $83.3m for defamation

Kathmandu: A New York jury has decided Donald Trump should pay $83.3m (£65m) for defaming columnist E Jean Carroll in 2019 while he was US president. The penalty in the civil trial is made up of $18.3m for compensatory damages and $65m in punitive damages. Mr Trump was found in a previous civil case to… Continue reading Donald Trump must pay E Jean Carroll $83.3m for defamation

The world’s largest cruise ship begins its maiden voyage from the Port of Miami

Inter Miami soccer player Lionel Messi walks through the crowd as he arrives for a naming ceremony for Royal Caribbean International's new cruise ship Icon of the Seas, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024, in Miami. The cruise line has named Messi as the official icon of the Icon of the Seas ship. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Kathmandu: The world’s largest cruise ship is set to begin its maiden voyage Saturday as it gets underway from the Port of Miami. Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas, which runs nearly 1,200 feet (365 meters) from bow to stern, is leaving South Florida for its first seven-day island-hopping voyage through the tropics. The ship… Continue reading The world’s largest cruise ship begins its maiden voyage from the Port of Miami

Biden administration renews demand for Texas to allow Border Patrol to access a key park

Kathmandu: A clash between Texas and the Biden administration over immigration enforcement showed no signs of easing Wednesday as federal officials renewed demands for the state to give Border Patrol agents access to a riverfront park that is a popular corridor for migrants illegally entering the U.S. Texas has installed rows of razor wire in… Continue reading Biden administration renews demand for Texas to allow Border Patrol to access a key park