SUN SUNI KHABAR MARCH 8TH, 2016
TRUMP REQUIRES A BIG WIN IN MICHIGAN
U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump sought to regain momentum with wins in four states including Michigan that vote on Tuesday, after a barrage of attacks from fellow Republicans and a tightened race created an opening for those seeking to block him.The Republican front-runner split four contests on Saturday with rival Ted Cruz, who positioned himself as the prime alternative to Trump in the race for the party's nomination in the Nov. 8 election. Michigan is the biggest prize up for grabs in Tuesday's contests. Most opinion polls show Trump, a billionaire New York real estate magnate and former reality TV star, hanging on to a solid double-digit lead there over Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas, and Ohio Governor John Kasich, who has climbed in some opinion polls in the Midwestern state neighboring his own.
FURTHER EASING OF CUBA RESTRICTIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED BY THE US SOON
President Barack Obama's administration will announce further measures to ease travel and trade restrictions on Cuba on March 17, ahead of his historic visit to the Communist-ruled island this month, U.S. congressional sources said on Tuesday.The new rules will mark the latest effort by Obama to use his executive powers to sidestep the U.S. Congress and chip away at the more than half-century-old U.S. economic embargo against Cuba.The anticipated announcement appears timed as a gesture toward Cuba just days before Obama flies to Havana for a March 21-22 visit in another step aimed at ending decades of animosity between the former Cold War foes. It will be the first visit to Cuba by a sitting U.S. president since 1928.
AFTER JINDAL, LOUISIANA SUFFERING FROM A SYSTEM OF CORPORATE TAX WELFARE
Near the end of his eight years as Louisiana governor, Bobby Jindal, a tax-slashing conservative and presidential hopeful, acknowledged that the state's business tax breaks had gone too far."The truth is, we have a system of corporate welfare," Jindal said during an April speech to legislators.The comment resonates now as the state faces its worst budget crisis in three decades - largely because of the soaring cost of subsidies, as well as personal income tax cuts, championed by Jindal.Business tax subsidies peaked in 2012, when the state exempted 88 percent of corporate income taxes, or about $1.8 billion.
FAILED DRUG TEST COSTING SHARAPOVA MORE THAN JUST A SUSPENSION
Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer cut ties with tennis star Maria Sharapova on Tuesday, the latest sponsor after Nike and Porsche to distance itself from the world's highest-paid female athlete following her failed drug test.The swift response on the heels of Sharapova's announcement on Monday signalled a change in attitude among high-profile corporate backers following a series of doping and corruption scandals in world sports."We're now entering a zero tolerance era for sponsors," said Rupert Pratt, co-founder of sports sponsorship agency Generate. "It is now seen as not acceptable to 'stand by your man' because of the amount of scrutiny corporates are now under."
“JACKIE CHAN DEAD 2016” : ACTOR KILLED BY INTERNET DEATH HOAX
Chinese action star Jackie Chan has quashed rumours about his death that began circulating around the Internet. The 61-year-old Rush Hour star took to social networking site Facebook to provide proof of his continued vitality. "I was shocked by two news reports when I got off the plane. First of all, don't worry! I'm still alive. Second, don't believe the scam on Weibo using my name about the Red Pockets. This is my official Facebook page and I only have 1 official Weibo page. Love you all," Mr Chan posted on Facebook. This isn't the first time that a Jackie Chan death hoax has made its way around the Internet.