Indian PM Visits Pakistan
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Pakistan to meet with his counterpart on a previously unannounced visit to India's rival neighbor; the first such visit in 12 years.
Modi announced the visit earlier Friday during a stop in Afghanistan, saying he was "looking forward to meeting" with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Modi was received by Sharif at the airport in the eastern city of Lahore. The two leaders immediately boarded a helicopter to be flown to the venue where they are expected to hold formal talks.
The two leaders first resumed high-level contact between the two nations with a brief conversation two weeks ago in Paris at an international climate conference.
Relations between the nuclear neighbors have been strained for the entirety of Pakistan's existence, after it split off from India in 1947, both gaining independence from Britain.
US Presidential Candidates React to Reported Deportation Plan
U.S. presidential candidates are reacting to published reports that the United States could begin deporting families who are in the country illegally by early January.
Democratic front-runner and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton said she has "real concerns" about the reports that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security could begin its first large-scale effort to eject illegal immigrants. Clinton's campaign said Thursday that she "believes it is critical that everyone has a full and fair hearing, and that our country provides refuge to those that need it."
Clinton's primary Democratic rival, Senator Bernie Sanders, said Thursday that he is "very disturbed" by the reports. In a statement, the senator said, "Our nation has always been a beacon of hope, a refuge for the oppressed. . . . We need to take steps to protect children and families seeking refuge here, not cast them out."
The Republican front-runner, real estate mogul and reality television star Donald Trump, took credit for the news in a Tweeted reaction, saying the deportation plan is being considered because he pressured the government to do it. "It's about time!" he said.