SUN SUNI KHABAR MARCH 21st, 2016
DIPLOMACY PREVAILS BETWEEN U.S. AND CUBA
In a historic meeting, President Barack Obama met Cuban leader Raul Castro for the third time since the revival of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 2014. President Obama started the meeting by laying a wreath on the Jose Marti memorial, honoring a revolutionary Cuban leader, while the Cuban national band played the “Star Spangled Banner”. These talks are meant to elicit reforms from the Cuban leader, and bring the country back to reality after the darkness of Fidel Castro’s reign. In an interview with ABC, Obama said that change is going to happen in Cuba, and he thinks Raul Castro understands that.
CLINTON SLAMS TRUMP ON ISRAEL POLICY
Donald Trump has been taking hits from the pro-Israel community for his statement that he would remain neutral in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In a speech in front of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Clinton attacked Trump indirectly, saying that Israel’s security is non-negotiable. As Trump’s ascent to the Republican nomination seems inevitable barring a contested convention, Clinton proactively started attacking the Republican frontrunner for his foreign policy and his hesitation to disavow white supremacy.
STATE TROOPER KILLED AFTER SHOOTING 2
Clarence D. Briggs, a 55 year old retired Pennsylvania state trooper, was shot and killed after he confronted and attempted to tie up two tollbooth operators. After a struggle, the two managed to escape, but Briggs shot and killed one of the tollbooth operators and a security guard of a fare collection vehicle. He then attempted to rob the vehicle and unload the money into a nearby parked car. State troopers soon arrived and exchanged shots with Briggs. Briggs was killed in the process. The victims were turnpike employee Daniel Crouse and Ronald Heist, the security guard for the fare collection vehicle.
SERENA WILLIAMS FIRES AT RAYMOND MOORE FOR SEXIST COMMENTS
Serena Williams has long been acknowledged as one of the most dominant players on the WTA tour. However, according to Raymond Moore, CEO of Indian Wells, Williams should be thanking players like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, since they “have carried this sport”. The CEO’s comments came after Williams’ loss to Victoria Azarenka in the BNP Paribas Open, or the Indian Wells tournament. Many have spoken out against Moore for his comments. WTA CEO Steve Smith called the comments “disappointing and alarming”.