Dozens of families of those killed when a missile shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine two years ago are considering suing the carrier for compensation, their lawyer told AFP Tuesday. All 298 passengers and crew -- the majority of them Dutch -- died when the Boeing 777 was hit by a Russian-made BUK anti-aircraft missile over war-torn eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. Under a 1999 international accord dubbed the Montreal Convention, the families have until the second anniversary of the disaster -- July 17 -- to decide if they want to press a lawsuit.
Bill Clinton starkly laid out the stakes for New York’s Democratic presidential primary at an event in the Long Island suburb of Elmont earlier this month. This election in so many ways psychologically is coming down to New York,” he said. Indeed, while Hillary Clinton has racked up enough delegates in earlier primaries to put her on a path to victory, the race in New York remains crucial to her campaign.
NEW YORK—Donald Trump was having a moment. Dressed in a tuxedo jacket and bow tie, the real estate mogul and former reality television star took the stage at last week’s New York State Republican Gala as the unlikely frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination. Instead, as he scanned the crowd of nearly 1,000 Republican donors and party officials, including many from the Manhattan social orbit he’d been circling just outside of for decades, Trump sought a different kind of validation: one focusing on his business achievements.
Clinton, attempting to use the subway. Earlier this month, a little more than two weeks before New York’s Tuesday primary, Hillary Clinton decided to take the subway. “You can tell Hillary hasn’t done the subway in a while since she’s talking to people,” Chuck Ross, a reporter at the Daily Caller, tweeted, nodding to an unspoken rule of silence among New York commuters.
The death toll from a Taliban attack on a government security agency's building in the Afghan capital on Tuesday has risen to at least 28, the Kabul police chief said, with more than 320 wounded. Police chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said civilians and members of the Afghan security forces were among the dead and wounded. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
New York goes to the polls Tuesday in a pivotal presidential primary tipped to hand Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump victories in the race to clinch the Democratic and Republican tickets to the White House. The former secretary of state, first lady and New York senator leads the polls by double digits over her Brooklyn-born challenger, Bernie Sanders, even if nationwide surveys put them neck and neck. Trump, the brash Manhattan billionaire whose controversial campaign has appalled the Republican establishment, is streets ahead of his evangelical rival Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich.
Paul Manafort, convention manager for the Trump campaign, on “Meet the Press,” April 10. For more than five years, Donald Trump’s new top campaign aide, Paul Manafort, lobbied for a Washington-based group that Justice Department prosecutors have charged operated as a front for Pakistan’s intelligence service, according to court and lobbying records reviewed by Yahoo News. Manafort’s work in the 1990s as a registered lobbyist for the Kashmiri American Council was only one part of a wide-ranging portfolio that, over several decades, included a gallery of controversial foreign clients ranging from Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and Zaire’s brutal dictator Mobutu Sese Seko to an Angolan rebel leader accused by human rights groups of torture.