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Shadow Warrior | The US midterm elections and implications especially for India
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Shadow Warrior | The US midterm elections and implications especially for India

Normally the ruling party loses seats in the midterms, but this time the loss could actually turn into a rout, especially because of inflation and high interest

It's Election Night in America and 'party toh banti hai'
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It's Election Night in America and 'party toh banti hai'

The control of the House and Senate hangs in balance in the crucial US midterms. But as the results came in and the Democrats performed better than expected, there were celebrations across the country. There was dancing, drinking and more

Explained: Why is the US’ Republican National Committee suing Gmail
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Explained: Why is the US’ Republican National Committee suing Gmail

Google and Gmail have been sued by the Republican Party and the Republican National Committee over how their emails are being filtered out by the tech giant's spam filters. This is the first time that a political party has sued a tech giant like this.

Nancy Pelosi visit adds to the miseries and mysteries of Ukraine war
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Nancy Pelosi visit adds to the miseries and mysteries of Ukraine war

The Ukraine-Pelosi episodes may have finally shifted American, and by extension global attention away from individual enemies of the US, hence, ‘enemies of humanity’, to post-Cold War State players

Madeleine Albright, first woman US secretary of state, dies at 84
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Madeleine Albright, first woman US secretary of state, dies at 84

Enveloped by a veil of family secrets hidden from her for most of her life, Albright rose to power and fame as a brilliant analyst of world affairs and a White House counsellor on national security

Of promises unfulfilled and expectations belied: President Joe Biden’s disappointing year in office
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Of promises unfulfilled and expectations belied: President Joe Biden’s disappointing year in office

President Joe Biden needs to do more in concrete terms to reassert US position in world affairs and try to prevent the rise of a self-centred and aggressive hegemon

Russia's SVR hijacked email system of US aid agency to target NGOs, think tanks critical of Putin
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Russia's SVR hijacked email system of US aid agency to target NGOs, think tanks critical of Putin

According to cybersecurity firm SecureWorks, the Russian hackers targeted the Atlantic Council and EU Disinfo Lab, which have both exposed several Russian disinformation campaigns

Senate confirmation in doubt for Neera Tanden, Joe Biden's pick for budget director
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Senate confirmation in doubt for Neera Tanden, Joe Biden's pick for budget director

Some liberals on Capitol Hill were not enthusiastic supporters of Tanden — and even before Biden took office, some of them saw her nomination fight as a distraction

First up at Donald Trump's impeachment: Can a former president stand trial?
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First up at Donald Trump's impeachment: Can a former president stand trial?

The Democratic House impeachment managers are expected to broadly assert that a president can be put on trial for offences committed in office, no matter when the trial is held

As Donald Trump exits and Joe Biden enters, relief mingles with a great deal of lingering rage
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As Donald Trump exits and Joe Biden enters, relief mingles with a great deal of lingering rage

How is it possible that enough Americans — mostly White, it should be noted — voted for Donald Trump in the first place, sending him to the White House?

Donald Trump's impact on US Supreme Court could reverberate in American politics for a generation
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Donald Trump's impact on US Supreme Court could reverberate in American politics for a generation

Trump will go down in history as the Republican president who fulfilled his party’s perhaps greatest agenda, one that was thirty years in the making

South Korea's top court upholds 20-year jail term for ex-president Park Geun-hye in bribery case
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South Korea's top court upholds 20-year jail term for ex-president Park Geun-hye in bribery case

Park was convicted of colluding with her longtime confidante, Choi Soon-sil, to take millions of dollars in bribes and extortion from some of the country's largest business groups, including Samsung

US House moves to impeach Donald Trump 15 months after its first attempt
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US House moves to impeach Donald Trump 15 months after its first attempt

As expected, Republicans objected to a resolution calling on Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment, meaning that the House would have to call a full vote on the measure

Donald Trump's telephone call to Georgia officials leaves allies fearful for American democracy
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Donald Trump's telephone call to Georgia officials leaves allies fearful for American democracy

The call with Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger on Saturday was the latest step by the president to pressure a state official to reverse the outcome of a free and fair election that he lost

US House votes to override Donald Trump's veto of $740 bn defense policy bill
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US House votes to override Donald Trump's veto of $740 bn defense policy bill

The override vote, which required a two-thirds supermajority, was 322 to 87, with a majority of Republicans joining most Democrats in breaking with the US president

Six weeks of Republican shamelessness have done some real damage to American democracy
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Six weeks of Republican shamelessness have done some real damage to American democracy

Republicans are establishing a new normal for the conduct of elections, one in which a Democratic victory is suspect until proven otherwise

US attorney-general William Barr to step down by Christmas as Electoral Colleges affirms Trump defeat
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US attorney-general William Barr to step down by Christmas as Electoral Colleges affirms Trump defeat

Barr, who had angered Trump by not supporting his claims that the 3 November election result had been tainted by widespread fraud, said he would leave office on 23 December

Now that Electoral Colleges have certified US election results, can Congress overrule? Probably not
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Now that Electoral Colleges have certified US election results, can Congress overrule? Probably not

Trump’s allies, led by Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama, have their sights set on challenging five states — Arizona, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia and Wisconsin

US House votes to decriminalise cannabis at federal level, but Senate unlikely to pass Bill
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US House votes to decriminalise cannabis at federal level, but Senate unlikely to pass Bill

Opponents, mostly Republicans, called the Bill a 'hollow' political gesture and mocked Democrats for bringing it up when thousands of Americans are dying due to the coronavirus