SUN SUNI KHABAR MAY 8TH, 2016
Donald Trump says taxes on the wealthy could increase if he's elected president, and that he supports an increase in the minimum wage. Both positions are departures from where Trump stood in the GOP presidential primary. On taxes, he said he'd be willing to bargain away those cuts in negotiations with Congress. "On my plan they're going down. But by the time it's negotiated, they'll go up," Trump said on ABC's "This Week."" We're going to submit the optimum," he said of his tax proposal. "That's what I'd like to get and we'll fight for it. But from a practical standpoint, it's going to get renegotiated. And in my opinion, the taxes for the rich will go up somewhat."
FLIGHT DELAYED AFTER PASSENGER BECOMES SUSPICIOUS
A professor from the University of Pennsylvania was the center of a flight delay last week after another passenger reported him for suspicious behavior – for working on a mathematics problem. Guido Menzio, an associate professor of economics at the Ivy League school, was bound for Syracuse on an American Airlines flight on Thursday. After boarding the airplane and finding his seat, Dr. Menzio was solving a math equation when a woman sitting next to him reported his apparently cryptic writing to a flight attendant. Menzio said the plane then returned to the gate before he was questioned by the pilot and an official.
'CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR' OPENS TO MIGHTY $181.8M IN U.S.
Marvel Studios and Disney's Captain America: Cvil War launched to a mighty $181.8 million in North America over the weekend, kicking off the summer box office in high style and scoring the fifth-best opening of all time, as well as the top launch of 2016 to date.Overseas, where it bowed last weekend, Civil Wartook in another $220 million — including $96 million in China — for a foreign total of $496.6 million and worldwide haul of $678 million after just 12 days in release. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Civil War is all but assured of becoming the first release of 2016 to top the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office.
FESTIVAL TO MARK TAGORE'S BIRTH ANNIV INAUGURATED IN EGYPT
A five-day cultural festival in Egypt organised by India to mark the 155th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore has been inaugurated here aiming to build connections between the people of the two countries who share strong cultural bonds.The Tagore festival was inaugurated by India's Ambassador to Egypt Sanjay Bhattacharyya yesterday here with a painting exhibition showcasing works of artists from Egypt, India and other countries. The Embassy of India in Cairo and Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture will host the Tagore Festival from May 8-12.