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Obama to send 3,000 military to fight Ebola in Africa WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama will Tuesday seek to "turn the tide" in the Ebola epidemic by ordering 3,000 US military personnel to West Africa and by launching a major health care training and hygiene program.Obama will travel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta to meet US health chiefs and make the announcement. It is meant to spur a global effort to fight an outbreak that has already killed 2,400 people, the White House said. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Clinton tells Iowa she's 'thinking about it' ahead of 2016 WASHINGTON: Appearing Sunday in Iowa, a critical state in the US presidential election cycle, Hillary Clinton joked about her potential 2016 White House bid, telling Democratic supporters she was "thinking about it."The former secretary of state, who says she will announce next year whether she will run for president, attended an annual "Steak Fry" hosted by retiring Democratic Senator Tom Harkin, where she stumped for Iowa candidates ahead of midterm elections in November.With tongue-in-cheek references ...
'All bases covered' in coalition bid to crush IS WASHINGTON: "All bases are covered" in a US-led multinational coalition against the Islamic State, John Kerry said, as Washington rallies diplomatic and public support to smash the militants.The US Secretary of State told CBS's Face the Nation that there were allies willing to join the United States in air strikes on IS, which has overrun large swaths of northern Iraq and Syria in a brutal and lightning campaign that has seen beheadings and forced religious ...
White House seeks to win over skeptics on Islamic State fight WASHINGTON: A top White House aide on Sunday defended President Barack Obama's plan to fight Islamic State militants, as the administration sought to persuade the US Congress to back an escalation of the effort. The Obama administration has been making the case to Congress for wider operations against the Sunni militants, including US air strikes in Syria for the first time, more strikes in Iraq and more military advisers in Iraq. US lawmakers have generally ...
Hurricane Odile strengthens, threatens Mexico Baja MEXICO CITY: Hurricane Odile sped toward Mexico's Baja peninsula on Sunday after becoming a dangerous storm overnight and it could hit the southern tip with its luxury resorts by late in the day.Odile rapidly became a category four hurricane and by Sunday morning it was 230 miles (365 km) off the southern tip of Baja, churning northwest at a brisk 14 miles per hour (22 km/h), the US National Hurricane Center said.Winds picked up to ...
Canada opposition NDP proposes C$15 federal minimum wage TORONTO: Canada New Democrats on Saturday proposed enacting a C$15-an-hour ($13.53) federal minimum wage, as the left-leaning party, lagging in third place in opinion polls, seeks to stake out specific policy positions before a likely 2015 election. Canada's federal minimum wage was scrapped in 1996 by the then-Liberal government. Provinces have their own minimum wage levels ranging from C$10 to C$11. The federal minimum wage in the United States is $7.25 an hour. "Restoring the ...
Californians evacuated due to fire LOS ANGELES: Forest fires burning near San Diego forced dozens of people to evacuate Friday ahead of a weekend expected to see record temperatures for the season.The Orange County Sheriff's Department said it ordered the mandatory evacuations of about 30 households near the Cleveland National Forest as parts of Silverado Canyon lost power due to the fire.The local fire department said about 1,300 acres (526 hectares) had burned, adding it had no estimate for how ...


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