Global Pulse

In first-of-its-kind deal, OxyContin maker reaches $270 mn settlement with Oklahoma

Mexican mogul criticises Lopez Obrador’s economic policies, and New York County declares measles emergency.
UK PM Theresa May outside 10 Downing Street

Theresa May begins to lose authority over Brexit to Parliament

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket hits house in Tel Aviv and Italy’s 5-Star Movement suffers third regional election defeat.

Robert Mueller’s verdict: Russia guilty, Donald Trump not so much

UK newspapers report a planned coup to unseat PM Theresa May ahead of Brexit, but two leaders tipped to replace her deny the reports.
Theresa May

EU refuses to extend deadline, May increasingly faces no-deal Brexit

Viktor Orban’s party booted out of EU parliamentary coalition as US decides against interest rate hikes for the rest of 2019.
Russia's nuclear ice breaker

China plans to build 30,000-tonne nuclear-powered ship

Europe deeply divided over Brexit and UN says there is a ‘major humanitarian crisis’ after cyclone Idai batters Southeast Africa
Cyclone Idai

Over 1000 feared dead in cyclone Idai in Mozambique

British PM Theresa May prepares for extension as Speaker denies vote on another Brexit bill, and Justin Trudeau’s crisis deepens as his top civil servant resigns amid scandal.
Ben Ari

Israeli SC bans far-right politician from next month’s polls

Italy probes 'mysterious' death of Berlusconi's bunga bunga witness as Macron pushes for new social contract to combat inequality.

US prosecutors bust ring selling admissions to Yale, Stanford

Two mosques attacked in New Zealand, and British MPs want Brexit delayed
Anti-Brexit demonstrations outside Houses of Parliament in London | Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

British MPs reject two no-deal scenarios as Brexit date nears

Boeing grounds controversial Max 8 aircraft and trouble in African paradise.
U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and Xi Jinping, China's president, greet attendees waving American and Chinese national flags during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China

Theresa May loses crucial Brexit vote, US-China trade deal looking uncertain

A former Vatican treasurer has been convicted for child sexual abuse in Australia, and IMF has hailed Greece’s economic performance.

On Camera

Udit Raj

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.
congress

3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.