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Facts take a back seat in White House race WASHINGTON: It is campaign season, and facts are taking it on the chin.Republican Donald Trump's claim that Arab Americans cheered during the September 11, 2001 attacks is just the latest in a string of falsehoods from US presidential candidates.Trump is not alone among the candidates in distorting the truth, according to fact-checkers.Carly Fiorina falsely claimed the United States was preparing to accept 250,000 Syrian refugees; Marco Rubio said that welders earn more than philosophers; and Ben Carson stated that no signatories of the Declaration of Independence had elected office experience.Democrats have stretched the truth as well -- Hillary Clinton by claiming that her handling of emails through a private server was "permitted" by the State Department. Bernie Sanders overstated the evidence by asserting that "climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism."Such claims, which have been debunked by fact checkers, are part of political life.But the 2016 Republican ...

'No specific, credible threat' to US from IS: White House WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama's national security team believes there is "no specific, credible threat" to the United States from Islamic State, the White House said Tuesday, amid stepped up coalition strikes on the extremist group.Obama convened his National Security Council to discuss the recent string of attacks by the self-proclaimed Islamic State, which claims it has created a caliphate taking in huge swathes of Iraq and Syria.Washington and Paris have stepped up their fight against ...
Protests over election results in Haiti turn violent PORT-AU-PRINCE: A political rally by opposition supporters turned violent Tuesday, leaving two police officers wounded, after rocks were thrown and guns fired during disturbances in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. One of the officers suffered gunshot wounds in the protests, which erupted when supporters of several opposition parties took to the streets to challenge final results of the first round of presidential elections, announced earlier in the day by the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP).The top two ...
'Wizard of Oz' dress sells for $1.56 mn in New York NEW YORK: A dress worn by Hollywood screen siren Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz" as the character Dorothy sold for $1.56 million in New York on Monday, Bonhams auction house said.The dress was chief highlight in a sale of nearly 400 pieces of Hollywood memorabilia organized by the auction house and Turner Classic Movies that netted total sales of more than $4 million.The "Dorothy" dress went to one of three phone bidders, smashing ...
Earthquake in southwestern Mexico shakes capital, forces evacuations MEXICO CITY: A moderate but shallow earthquake in southwestern Mexico on Monday was felt in Mexico City, where it shook buildings and forced offices to be evacuated. Preliminary reports from the government's civil protection agency said the quake registered a moderate 5.8 magnitude. The quake's epicenter was in the southwestern state of Guerrero at a depth of 10 kilometers, according to Mexico's national seismological service. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Clinton wins endorsement from US ironworkers' union NEW YORK: Democrat Hillary Clinton on Monday won the endorsement of the ironworkers' union, adding to her front-runner status in the race for her party's US presidential nomination. "While the council felt that several other candidates align with ironworker values, none compare to Secretary Clinton when it comes to putting those beliefs into practice," the union said in a statement."Clinton's record of looking out for the jobs that union members rely on was the largest ...
White House: European partners should improve information sharing WASHINGTON: The White House said on Monday that the United States is committed to helping with the Belgian investigation into Islamic State militants after the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris. The White House said it believes there is more that its European partners can do to improve the quality and quantity of information they share with each other, and with the United States, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a briefing. Copyright Reuters, ...


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