Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Global Pulse

U.S. President Donald Trump speaking during a rally in Nashville on 19 May, 2018

US midterm elections get ugly with Trump’s racist ad, and Taliban to attend Moscow peace talks...

North Korea issues nuclear threat to the US, and Prince Charles says Britain's involvement in transatlantic slavery an 'appalling atrocity'.
Former US President Barack Obama addresses the crowd in support of Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams during a campaign rally on 2 November in Atlanta, Georgia

It’s Trump versus Obama before the US midterm polls, and Brexit is making UK lawyers anxious

UK top lawyers and business leaders ask PM May for another vote on Brexit, and Sri Lanka's President reconvenes Parliament for trust vote.
Representational image | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Google employees walk out in protest, and Trump and Oprah hit US campaign trail

Dozens of Shia protesters 'shot dead' by Nigerian security forces, and Donald Trump & the Republicans launch racist campaign ad for midterm polls.
Jamal Khashoggi | Twitter

Khashoggi’s body was dismembered, and white men are biggest terror threat in US, says CNN host...

America calls for an end to Yemen fighting, and Israeli ‘Freedom is basic’ niqab advertisement sparks controversy.
Stacey Abrams

First black American woman vying for governor’s post, and WWF report rings alarm bell

US President Donald Trump plans to end  US birthright citizenship, and Yemeni teacher turns home into school for 700 children.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel | Photo by Wikimedia Commons

Angela Merkel to exit politics, and Tamils at risk again in Sri Lanka

Donald Trump to deploy armed soldiers to stop Central American refugees, and China allows tiger bone and rhinoceros horns in medicines.  

Japanese princess marries a commoner and right-wing Bolsonaro is Brazil president

American Muslims raise funds for Pittsburgh synagogue attack victims, and a new group joins the US-bound migrant caravan.
Representational image

Google protects top bosses in sexual harassment cases, and spies listening to Trump’s phone ca...

Saudi Arabia says Jamal Khashoggi's murder was premeditated, and Facebook will pay a meagre fine in Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Shirtless Gaza protester invokes age-old image of liberty, Saudi, Trump at odds on Khashoggi murder

Pipe bombs sent to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and CNN office as Catholic church launches Pokemon-inspired game.
Jamal Khashoggi

Khashoggi’s body parts found in Saudi consul’s home, and a new internet challenge in Chi...

The world will soon see a second Titanic, and the UN says France's niqab ban violates human rights.
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

India has a new political divide —Majority kanwarias vs elite Halloweeners

Modi-BJP govt draw their instincts from the street and respond likewise. This has flummoxed the Congress and isolated the critical elite.