Democrat Cory Booker, campaign optimist, exits White House race Jan 14, 2020 0 847 12345 Washington: Citing a lack of funds, US Senator Cory Booker dropped out of the Democratic presidential nomination race on Monday, a move that leaves a less diverse field vying to face Donald Trump in November’s election.“It’s with a full heart that I share this news,” Booker said in a statement on the eve of the last Democratic debate before Iowa kicks off the nomination voting on February 3.“Our campaign has reached the point where we need more money to scale up and build a campaign that can win -- money we don’t have, and money that is harder to raise because I won’t be on the next debate stage,” Booker said. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES PHILIPPINES ON ALERT AS VOLCANO SPEWS ASH, LAVA Jan 14, 2020 0 924 US wants to reduce military presence in Africa: Mark Milley Jan 14, 2020 0 594 ‘Joker’ leads Oscar nods with 11 as women, minorities miss out Jan 14, 2020 0 440 Snowstorms kill dozens in Pakistan, Afghanistan Islamabad/Kabul: Snowstorms and heavy rains have killed more than two dozen people in Pakistan and Afghanistan, with the blocked roads and cancelled flights bringing daily life to a standstill. At least 20 people were .. Pakistan court overrules Musharraf death sentence on treason Islamabad: The death sentence for treason handed to former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf by a special tribunal last month was overruled the Lahore High Court on Monday, Musharraf’s lawyers said. The .. Hardline Hindus protest huge Indian Jesus statue New Delhi: Hundreds of Hindu activists affiliated to India’s ruling party rallied on Monday to protest a planned Jesus statue that will rival Rio de Janeiro’s Christ The Redeemer for size. “We want to stop the statue, .. Top EU officials take oath of office Luxembourg: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen took an oath of office alongside other top European Union officials on Monday, vowing to respect the bloc’s founding treaties. Von der Leyen and her 26 EU .. Queen grants Harry and Meghan ‘transition period’ in Canada AFP Sandringham, United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth II on Monday said she would allow her grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan to split their time between Canada and Britain while an agreement was made on their future, ..