World

Obama asks Democratic donors to unite behind

US President Barack Obama has privately asked the top Democratic donors to support front- runner Hillary Clinton, now that it is increasingly becoming clear she would be the party's nominee for the presidential elections, according to a media report.

Obama made the "unusually candid remarks" during a top Democratic fund raiser in Austin, Texas last week, The New York Times reported.

"Mr. Obama chose his words carefully, and did not explicitly call on Mr. Sanders to quit the race, according to those in the room," it said.

Clinton's sole primary rival Senator Bernie Sanders is now lagging behind in delegate count to be the party's nominee for the November 8 presidential elections while the Democrat frontrunner had a clear sweep of the March 15 primaries in Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio and Missouri.

"Those in attendance said in interviews that they took his comments as a signal to Mr. Sanders that perpetuating his campaign, which is now an uphill climb, could only help the Republicans recapture the White House," the daily reported yesterday, adding that a White House official confirmed Obama's remarks.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest acknowledged Obama's comments.

Source PTI

Cabinet approves MoU between India, France in renewable energy

New Delhi : The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding ...

Pak delegation in US to discuss 'India's violation of Indus Waters Treaty'

Washington: A four member Pakistan delegation has arrived in Washington to raise the issue of India's alleged violation of the Indus Waters Treaty wit...

Nawaz didn't appear before NAB in illegal road-stretching case

Lahore: Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif didn't appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for being questioned on misusing off...

Gaza clashes: Three Palestinians succumb to injuries, death toll at 65

Ankara: Three Palestinian succumbed to their injuries they sustained during protests with Israel at Gaza earlier this week.As reported by the Anadolu ...