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Jan 23, 2017
Donald Trump has already deepened divisions at home and may create global divides tooSome optimists thought that Donald Trump would be inclusive, seeking to carry everyone along, once he actually became POTUS. They were wrong.
Jan 23, 2017
Lessons from Raisina Dialogue: In a multipolar world, is India truly ready to be a pole?The second edition of the Raisina Dialogue (held from the 17 to 19 January) tackled the theme of ‘The New Normal: Multilateralism with Multipolarity’.
Jan 16, 2017
Emerging Balochistan leaders need India's backing: Modi govt must review policyOver four months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced support to freedom-seeking people of Balochistan province in Pakistan, different government agencies remain divided on what to do next
Dec 29, 2016
Kerry warns Israel settlements threaten democracy; Netanyahu says Israelis don't need to be lecturedIn a stern parting shot, US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Israel on Wednesday that building settlements on Palestinian land threatens the country's very future as a democracy.
Dec 26, 2016
In Cambodia, India's 'Act East' is no match for China's 'One Belt-One Road' approachIf you have any doubt, look around Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s Capital and you will find evidence to China’s dominance
Dec 21, 2016
Evacuation of civilians from east Aleppo resumes after hold-up - U.N | ReutersGENEVA Buses carrying evacuees started leaving the last rebel-held enclave of Syria's Aleppo again on Wednesday, aid agencies said, raising hopes that a last minute hold-up had been resolved.Civilians have been waiting in freezing temperatures since plans to get them out of the war-battered city hit problems on Tuesday. Sixty buses were stuck there, a war monitor said earlier on Wednesday, as TV pictures showed vehicles covered in snow.But a U.N. official in Syria told Reuters by email at 1400 GMT that buses had started moving again from east Aleppo.
Dec 20, 2016
Gunfire erupts in Kinshasa as Congolese protest Kabila's power | ReutersBy Tim Cocks and Aaron Ross | KINSHASA KINSHASA Gunfire could be heard in several districts of Kinshasa early on Tuesday as demonstrators demanded that President Joseph Kabila step down after his mandate expired at midnight, and measures to curb dissent fanned fears of more violence.Reuters witnesses in various parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital city heard repeated gunshots, and one saw youths burning tires in the street.
Dec 20, 2016
F-35 chief defends program after Trump criticism | ReutersWASHINGTON Lockheed Martin Corp's (LMT.N) F-35 fighter jet program is essential for the security of the United States and its allies, a Pentagon official said on Monday, looking to defend the program a week after President-elect Donald Trump criticized it for delays and cost overruns."The F-35 program and cost is out of control," Trump wrote on Twitter last week, echoing campaign promises to cut waste in federal spending. "Billions of dollars can and will be saved on military (and other) purchases after January 20th."Speaking with reporters on Monday, Air Force Lieutenant General Chris Bogdan, who runs the F-35 program for the Pentagon, said that if he had an opportunity to speak with the Trump transition team, he would tell them that the program is now under control after years of delays."There is a perception that this program is out of control," Bogdan said
Dec 20, 2016
Turkey: Russian ambassador's cold-blooded murder pushes West Asia into further turmoilDiplomatic immunity was shot eight times in Turkey as the Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov addressed an art gathering
Dec 18, 2016
Polish opposition to keep on protesting, blocking parliament | ReutersBy Pawel Florkiewicz and Lidia Kelly | WARSAW WARSAW Polish opposition leaders called on Saturday for days of anti-government protests and vowed to maintain a blockade of parliament's main hall that the ruling party condemned as an illegal attempt to seize power.About two dozen members of the opposition Civic Platform (PO) took turns to sit in the legislature's plenary hall through the night and the party's leader said they would remain there for the next few days. "We will be on the streets until they are done destroying the country," Mateusz Kijowski, the leader of the Committee for the Defence of Democracy movement, told protesters. Several thousand people protested in Warsaw and other cities after police broke up a blockade of the entrances of the parliament building in Warsaw in the early hours.Poland's biggest political standoff in years began on Friday when opposition lawmakers objecting to plans by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party to curb media access to parliament blocked the plenary hall podium ahead of a budget vote.PiS lawmakers later moved voting to another area without media access, prompting accusations they had passed the 2017 budget illegally, breaching the constitution