SUN SUNI KHABAR FEBRUARY 18TH, 2016
BULLET TRAIN TO COME TO SAN JOSE
The first 250 miles of track for a bullet train is to be built between Bakersfield and San Jose. Officials predict that the train will start servicing in less than a decade. This decision represents a shift in legislators’ decision to build the first line between Burbank and Central Valley. According to a draft report from San Jose Mercury News, officials said the course change was an effort to keep costs down. Furthermore, the line leading through Silicon Valley would attract more investors to pay for the $64 billion dollar project.
COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST RAHUL GANDHI FOR ANTI NATIONALISM
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, along with party leader Anand Sharma, has had a suit filed against him as a result of anti-national slogans they used at a rally. Manoj Ojha accused Gandhi, Sharma and several students at Jawaharlal Nehru University of supporting “anti-national elements” and sought police investigation under numerous sections of Indian police code. BJP MLA Barmer Kailash Choudhary slammed Gandhi, saying he should “hanged and shot”.
POPE FRANCIS: TRUMP NOT CHRISTIAN
Thrusting himself into the crossfires of the intense 2016 presidential campaign, Pope Francis said that Trump’s policies on immigration were not reflective of Christian faith. While he declined to comment on who people should vote for, Francis did say that a true Christian would build bridges rather than walls. Firing back on Thursday, the Republican frontrunner called the Pope’s comments “disgraceful”, adding that no man had the right to question another’s faith. He further accused the Pope of not understanding the problems America faces and the danger of an open border with Mexico.
OBAMA TO VISIT CUBA
In a decision that stirred controversy with Republicans, President Obama has announced his intent to visit former Cold War rival Cuba, in an effort to improve relations with the Caribbean country. In 2014, the nation formerly under the rule of Fidel Castro agreed to reopen ties with the United States, leading to a meeting that will likely be the highlight of Obama’s foreign policy legacy. While the United States has not lifted the embargo on Cuba, Obama’s visit will be extremely symbolic and essential in furthering efforts to improve the lives of Cuban people.