US Republican House Speaker Ryan not ready to support Trump

Courtesy The News International WASHINGTON: The top elected U.S. Republican, Paul Ryan, said on Thursday he was not ready to endorse Donald Trump, a sign of the challenges the party’s presumptive presidential nominee faces rallying the Republican establishment behind his White House bid. Ryan, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said conservatives wanted…

US report exposes India for religious freedom violations

Courtesy The News International WASHINGTON: A latest US report has noted that religious violations increased in India in 2015, blaming the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for tacitly supporting Hindu-nationalist groups in fanning intolerance against minority communities including Muslims and Christians. The report by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom said that minority communities,…

Former slave Harriet Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson on $20 bill

Courtesy Dawn News WASHINGTON: Celebrated former slave Harriet Tubman will replace the late president Andrew Jackson on the $20 banknote, the first time an African-American has appeared on US currency, a Treasury official said Wednesday. The Treasury is expected to announce a long-awaited redesign of the $10 bill, which is also expected to feature depictions…