Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Global Pulse

Donald Trump

When White House plans for a strike on Iran left Pentagon, State Dept alarmed

France President Emmanuel Macron reaches out to resentful citizens, and Bangladesh’s famed garment workers continue protests for better pay.
Donald Trump

White House prepares for border wall as Donald Trump threatens national emergency

Japan PM Shinzo Abe speaks in support of Theresa May and Mike Pompeo speaks in Cairo about Trump’s vision for Middle East.
Jeff Bezos with wife MacKenzie

World’s richest man Jeff Bezos and wife of 25 years announce divorce

Opposition candidate set to win Congo presidential poll, and yet another Brexit blow for Britain’s Theresa May.
Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s prime-time address on border wall fails to hold up to fact-checks

Conservatives join hands with Britain’s opposition in Parliament to oppose May's ‘no-deal’ Brexit and Turkey's Erdogan lashes out at US for Syria withdrawal ‘condition’.

Donald Trump to make prime-time address in bid to convince Americans of border wall plan

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is on a three-day visit to China, and Saudi woman who fled country allowed temporary stay in Thailand.
Trump and Jinping

US, China officials meet in Beijing for sixth-round negotiations to end trade war

US NSA John Bolton says troops can’t be withdrawn from Syria, and Saudi Arabia puts into effect new law to alert women of divorce.
Jamal Khashoggi | Twitter

11 accused put to trial in Saudi Arabia in Jamal Khashoggi murder case

Robots haven’t yet taken all our jobs, says new World Bank report, and Brazil President Bolsonaro moves to keep his poll promises.
Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook | Flickr/ iphonedigital

Apple cuts sales forecast, Tim Cook blames it on China sales, trade tensions

China lands probe on far side of moon and the partial US government shutdown enters 12th day.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro| Flickr, Senado Federal

Brazil takes sharp right as former army captain Jair Bolsonaro is sworn in as president

Britain raises China hackles with plans of overseas naval bases and Gridlock over Donald Trump’s wall continues.
File image of Kim Jong-Un with Donald Trump

Kim Jong-un threatens to change tack on denuclearisation if US persists with sanctions

Macron sends out a warning to yellow vest protesters as Elizabeth Warren kick starts her 2020 presidential bid.
Illustration by Soham Sen |

Rahul Gandhi’s pitch that Modi is the worst doesn’t mean Congress is the best

Which constituency is Rahul Gandhi addressing? How exactly does he define his base? Or, does he even know what his base is?