Democrats hope Biden could get boost from down-ballot races

Democrats hope Biden could get boost from down-ballot races

Monday, 01 April 2024 | AP | madison

Wisconsin’s presidential primary Tuesday clears the way for a general election campaign that Democrats see as an opportunity unlike any in recent state history.  New legislative districts adopted last month erase Republican advantages that gave the GOP dominance of the Wisconsin Assembly even as Democrats won 14 of the past...

PIA suspends crew member after being detained in Canada

Sunday, 31 March 2024 | PTI | ISLAMABAD

Pakistan’s ailing flag carrier PIA has suspended a crew member after she was briefly detained by Canadian customs authorities along with two others for carrying the passport of an unrelated person, according to a media report on Saturday. The incident comes as Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) grapples with flight attendants’ disappearances...

Brazil’s apex court rejects Bolsonaro’s request for passport

Sunday, 31 March 2024 | AP | RIO DE JANERIO

Brazil’s Supreme Court has denied a request by former president Jair Bolsonaro’s lawyers that his passport be returned to him so that he can travel to Israel, according to an official document released here. Bolsonaro’s lawyers said in a statement on Thursday that Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu had invited Bolsonaro...

US welcomes new Palestinian govt

Sunday, 31 March 2024 | AP | jerusalem

The United States has welcomed the formation of a new Palestinian autonomy government, signaling it is accepting the revised Cabinet lineup as a step toward Palestinian political reform. The Biden administration has called for “revitalizing” the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority in hopes that it can also administer the Gaza Strip once...

Ships with second round of aid for Gaza leaves Cyprus

Sunday, 31 March 2024 | AP | jerusalem

A three-ship convoy left a port in Cyprus on Saturday with 400 tonnes of food and other supplies for Gaza as concerns about hunger in the territory soar. World Central Kitchen said the vessels and a barge were carrying ready-to-eat items like rice, pasta, flour, legumes, canned vegetables and proteins that...

Pak keen for better ties with Russia

Sunday, 31 March 2024 | PTI | ISLAMABAD

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday said Pakistan wants to enhance bilateral cooperation with Russia in energy, trade and investment, among other areas. Prime Minister Sharif, during a meeting with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation Albert P Khorev, also urged the Russian side to send a delegation to Pakistan to...

Hostages held in Dutch nightclub, cops detain man who walked out

Sunday, 31 March 2024 | AP | EDE (Netherlands)

Dutch police detained a man on Saturday after he left a nightclub where hostages had been held, apparently bringing a peaceful end to a tense, hours-long standoff. “The last hostage has just been released. One person was arrested. We cannot give more information at the moment,” police said in a message...

China assures Lanka PM of easing debt burden

Sunday, 31 March 2024 | PTI | BEIJING

China will play a “positive role” in easing the financial difficulties of cash-strapped Sri Lanka and its bid to achieve “debt sustainability” while Colombo will accelerate the formulation of a BRI cooperation plan to advance Beijing’s projects in the island nation, a joint statement said on Saturday. As Sri Lankan Prime...

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