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U.S. President Donald Trump with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during a news conference in Helsinki, 2018 | Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

After fiasco in Russia, President Trump’s approval ratings may take a hit

His just concluded trip to Russia and other recent visits might cost him backing in his own party back home. 
Modi and Trump sitting together

Inviting Trump to 2019 R-Day celebrations shows Modi is capable of biting his tongue

For PM Narendra Modi, a visit by Donald Trump just ahead of the Lok Sabha elections will be a shot in the arm.
People protest against Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad who ruled out the deportation of the controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik to India in New Delhi | Arun Sharma/PTI

Why it won’t be easy for India to get Zakir Naik extradited from Malaysia

Absence of Interpol red corner notice against Muslim preacher a major hurdle; Malaysian PM reluctant to consider India’s extradition request.
Latest News on India's diplomatic affairs | theprint.in

After agreeing to China project, Nepal links pact with India on Raxaul-Kathmandu rail link

The agreement is for a preliminary engineering-cum-traffic survey to build a railway link.
UN chief Antonio Guterres’ report refers to Kashmir, Chhattisgarh & Jharkhand | unmissions.org

India disputes UN chief’s report on children and armed conflict

The report includes reference to incidents of violence against children in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and J&K
Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz Sharif’s 10-year sentence clears way for Pakistan Army to take charge ahead of elections

The widely expected verdict against Sharif solidifies the impression that a creeping coup is underway in Pakistan.

US pharma giant asks Indian stores to cut margins, says govt price cap choking operations

Abbot wants margins cut on 14 key drugs. But the association of pharmacists has refused to compromise on profits. New Delhi: US pharma giant Abbott...
Latest news on Air India | theprint.in

Air India gives in to China, drops reference to Taiwan on its website

China Civil Aviation Authority had in April directed several countries to change the name of Taiwan to Chinese Taipei.
Latest news on defense | ThePrint.in

India’s choppers to fly back from Maldives in 10 days as ties grow cold

The cold vibes from Male for New Delhi signals a rollback of the country’s ‘India-first’ policy and coincides with a growing warmth in ties...
Amul Thapar

Indian-American judge Amul Thapar shortlisted by Trump as nominee to US Supreme Court

If nominated and confirmed by Senate, Thapar will be the first Indian-American to be on the bench of the US Supreme Court.

OnCamera

Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Blood, bodies and scars: What I saw after the 1983 Nellie massacre in Assam

On the anniversary of the Nellie massacre in Assam, which claimed thousands of lives in a few hours, I recall the horrid sights.

As Pakistan’s leverage with US, China, Saudi Arabia grows, is it even possible to isolate it?

Pakistan signed deals worth $20 billion with Saudi Arabia, even as India vows to isolate the neighbour diplomatically after the Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy.

Defence

A Rafale fighter aircraft seen during rehearsals for fly-past ahead of the 12th edition of AERO India 2019 at Yelahanka Air Base in Bengaluru

IAF deputy chief and other senior officers set to fly Rafale at Aero India

Even as political slug-fest continues over the deal, IAF is throwing its weight behind Rafale, the first of which is to be delivered in September 2019.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.