Published:  12:01 AM, 09 July 2019

Worldwide waffling(09.07.2019)

Worldwide waffling(09.07.2019)

Aided by a strong economy and perceptions that he has dealt with it effectively, President Trump's approval rating has risen to the highest point of his presidency, though a slight majority of Americans continue to say they disapprove of his performance in office, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. The survey highlights the degree to which Trump has a narrow but real path to reelection. His approval rating on most issues is net negative, and more than 6 in 10 Americans say he has acted in ways that are unpresidential since he was sworn into office.

Jason Roy has been backed to cure England's top-order struggles in the Ashes this summer by head coach Trevor Bayliss. Roy has been one of the stand-out performers in England's World Cup campaign, where he is averaging 68 and has formed a formidable partnership alongside Jonny Bairstow, and has long been touted as a possible option for the Test side. The 28-year-old remains relatively inexperienced in first-class cricket - he has played just 81 matches in his career, with an average of 38 - and has not played in a red ball game since the end of last season.

Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard believes that war with Iran would be "far more devastating" to the U.S. than the war in Iraq was, saying in an interview with CBS News that President Trump was "pushing us closer and closer to war with Iran." Gabbard said that Mr. Trump was wrong to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, which was negotiated by the Obama administration. She said that while she was pushing for a "stronger" deal, that it was better than no deal. "I think there are some flaws right now with it.

Former intelligence officers of the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) have reiterated serious allegations against ex-Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, accusing him of "damaging R&AW operations" while he was serving as India's Ambassador to Iran between 1990 and 1992, reports Sunday Guardian. They now want Prime Minister Narendra Modi to become involved in the matter, telling him in their complaint that Ansari passed on information about R&AW's intelligence operations in Iran to Iranian authorities and the Iranian intelligence agency SAVAK, with the latter on four occasions abducting Indian diplomatic personnel.

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