Politics

Trump Downplays Being Featured in Terrorist Recruitment Video

VOA News Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is dismissing his persona being featured in a recruitment video made by the Somali militant group al-Shabab. In the video, which was released Friday, Trump was shown at a campaign rally in the southern state of South Carolina last month reading a statement calling on the United States government to ban Muslims from entering the country. He had made the call made in response to the deadly attack on a state government facility in San Bernardino, California carried out by a Muslim husband-and-wife couple who investigators say had been "radicalized." In an interview that…
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World News

Congressman: US-led Airstrikes Have ‘Minimal Impact’ on IS

Victor Beattie December 28, 2015 Republican Congressman Peter King (NY) said that while the airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq have had some impact, it has been minimal given how long the air campaign has gone on. King’s remarks Sunday on television followed a purported audio recording by IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi who said coalition and Russian strikes have failed to weaken the IS group. King, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, said Baghdadi’s statement about the 16-month campaign, and the three-month Russian effort, is not surprising. "We’ve had some impact.  But,…
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Politics

La mayoría en EE.UU. se opone a plan anti musulmán de Trump

VOA News Casi el 60 por ciento de los estadounidenses se oponen a la propuesta del candidato presidencial republicano Donald Trump de prohibir el ingreso de musulmanes a Estados Unidos, de acuerdo con una nueva encuesta de NBC News y el Wall Street Journal. El 57 por ciento de los adultos encuestados estuvo en desacuerdo con la propuesta de Trump, comparado con el 25 por ciento que estuvo de acuerdo. Entre los miembros del Partido Republicano, sin embargo, la propuesta de Trump obtuvo el apoyo del 42%. En contraste, el 75% de los demócratas y el 55 por ciento de…
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Most in US Oppose Trump’s Call to Close Borders to Muslims

VOA News Nearly 60 percent of Americans oppose Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to bar Muslims from entering the United States, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Fifty-seven percent of all adults surveyed disagreed with Trump's proposal, versus 25 percent who agreed. Among Republican Party members, however, Trump's proposal won 42 percent approval. By contrast, 75 percent of Democrats and 55 percent of independents – members of neither major political party – said they oppose Trump's call for a ban on all Muslim visitors. A separate Associated Press survey found 8-in-10 Republican voters think Trump is…
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World News

Bosnian Serbs Want to Follow Crimea’s Example

The Case of Crimea, and the ease with which it seems to have been resolved, spans other European territories who sympathize with Russia. The Serbian Republic of Bosnia - the so-called Republika Srpska-, forming one country with the region inhabited by Bosniak Muslims and Croats, as they establish the peace accords that ended the war (1992-1995) is now added to the Moldovan region of Transnistria. The project announced by the Bosnian Serb President, Milorad Dodik, is simple and nothing original because it has been repeatedly said for years. But the events of the Crimean peninsula, occupied and annexed by Russia without bloodshed - and…
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