Trump Cruises to Victory in Nevada Republican Caucus
Billionaire Donald Trump won another state in his bid to become the Republican nominee for president with a decisive victory Tuesday in the western U.S. state of Nevada.
Final results showed Trump with 46 percent of the vote, far ahead of Florida Senator Marco Rubio's 24 percent. Texas Senator Ted Cruz finished in third place with 21 percent.
Trump's win is his third straight victory after taking primaries in New Hampshire and South Carolina earlier this month. It also gives him momentum going into an important week in the campaign with a dozen states voting on March 1.
Trump gave a victory speech, saying that despite pundits predicting his campaign would not go far, he is now "winning the country." He also said that when more Republicans drop out, he will pick up a lot of their supporters.
Assad: Syria Ready to Help Implement Cease-fire Plan
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad confirmed to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that Syria is ready to help implement a cease-fire planned to begin on Saturday.
The two leaders spoke by telephone Wednesday and highlighted the importance of continuing to fight terror groups such as Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra. The militants are not part of a U.S.-Russian proposal for a cessation of hostilities.
Other groups are supposed to say by Friday whether they are taking part.
The main opposition High Negotiations Committee has said its participation is contingent on the delivery of humanitarian aid and the end of sieges and airstrikes against civilians.
Russia's Interfax news agency quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Dmitry Peskov saying the cease-fire is the government's main focus in Syria and that it is premature to talk about any backup plan.