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American country singer Don Williams dead

American country singer Don Williams dead

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LOS ANGELES: Country music singer Don Williams, one of the biggest stars of the 1970s and 1980s, died at the age of 78, his publicist said. Williams, known as “the Gentle Giant” because of his 6-foot, 1-inch frame, mellow voice and low-key profile, had hits with “Tulsa Time,” “I Believe…

Sought Russian dirt to check Hillary’s fitness: Trump Jr

Sought Russian dirt to check Hillary’s fitness: Trump Jr

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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s eldest son told Senate investigators that he had set up a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer because she might have had damaging information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump Jr, in a prepared statement to Senate Judiciary Committee investigators for a meeting…

Hurricane Irma turns Caribbean island paradises into nightmares

Hurricane Irma turns Caribbean island paradises into nightmares

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ST JOHN’S: Strung like beads along the northeast edge of the Caribbean, the Leeward Islands are tiny, remote and beautiful, with azure waters and ocean breezes drawing tourists from around the world. The wild isolation that made St Barts, St Martin, Anguilla and the Virgin Islands vacation paradises has turned…

Trump on 9/11: ‘America cannot be intimidated’

Trump on 9/11: ‘America cannot be intimidated’

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ARLINGTON: Leading his first commemoration of the solemn 9/11 anniversary, President Donald Trump said that ‘the living, breathing soul of America wept with grief’ for each of the nearly 3,000 lives that were lost on that day 16 years ago. Addressing an audience at the Pentagon, one of three sites…

Former US presidents George H W Bush and George W Bush condemn bigotry, anti-Semitizm

Former US presidents George H W Bush and George W Bush condemn bigotry, anti-Semitizm

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WASHINGTON: Former US leaders George H W Bush and George W Bush issued a tough joint statement condemning racial bigotry and anti-Semitizm, in a veiled rebuke of President Donald Trump. Trump sparked a political firestorm when he said counter-protesters appeared to be equally to blame for violence over the weekend…

Decision is closer on strategy for Afghanistan: Mattis

Decision is closer on strategy for Afghanistan: Mattis

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WASHINGTON: After months of sometimes heated internal debate, the Trump administration has almost reached a decision on a new approach for fighting the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said. He gave no hint of what the strategy would look like. In remarks at the State Department, Mattis…

Ten sailors missing after US destroyer collision off Singapore

Ten sailors missing after US destroyer collision off Singapore

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SINGAPORE: A rescue operation is under way for 10 sailors missing after a US destroyer collided with a tanker east of Singapore, in the second accident involving an American warship in two months. Guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain collided with the merchant vessel Alnic MC east of Singapore and…

Big protests expected as Trump plans Phoenix rally

Big protests expected as Trump plans Phoenix rally

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WASHINGTON: Large protests could greet President Donald Trump when he travels to Arizona for his first campaign rally since he caused an uproar with his remarks about a white nationalist demonstration in Virginia. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, a Democrat, asked the Republican president to postpone event scheduled for 7 p.m.…

US VP Mike Pence denies eyeing presidential bid

US VP Mike Pence denies eyeing presidential bid

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WASHINGTON: US Vice President Mike Pence denied that he is preparing for a presidential election run in 2020, saying the suggestion is “disgraceful and offensive.” Pence was responding to a that some Republicans were moving to form a “shadow campaign” as though President Donald Trump were not involved. It said…

Donald Trump digs in for the long haul – maybe shot at second term – after 200 days in office

Donald Trump digs in for the long haul – maybe shot at second term – after 200 days in office

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US President Donald Trump gave every indication that he is digging in for the long haul, declaring that the large rallies he is holding showed his political base is ”bigger & stronger than ever before” despite recent polling that shows a steep decline in support even among his favored constituency.…

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