Tuesday, 19 February, 2019

Global Pulse

Howard Schultz

How US is reacting to former Starbucks CEO’s possible run in presidential elections

US files charges against Chinese telecom giant Huawei for stealing trade secrets among others. 
Theresa May

Why Brexit may not happen on 29 March

Three possible scenarios where US-China trade talks could end up, and US Senator Kamala Harris initiates her presidential campaign.
US President Donald Trump

How America is moving its allies to isolate Huawei over arms race in tech

Venezuela decides to let US diplomats remain in territory even as resentment grows against President Nicolas Maduro.
Venezuela protests

There seems to be no end to Venezuela’s political, social and economic crisis

The Chinese Spring festival kick starts ‘world’s largest human migration’ and Westminster’s annual dog show will see 2 new breeds participate. 
US President Donald Trump

With US government shutdown entering record 33rd day, here’s everything you need to know

9 US government departments have been hit by the ongoing shutdown. The Senate will now vote Thursday to seek a solution.
Protests in Zimbabwe

What is happening in Zimbabwe & China’s anger over gene-edited babies

Chinese probe says gene-editing scientist conducted experiments for 'personal fame', and Greenland’s ice is melting faster than experts predicted.

What’s different about this year’s Davos?

From a focus on mental health to the participation of more women, Davos is set for a makeover this year. Here’s what else is happening around the world.
Shanghai

Amid trade war with US, China’s growth records slowest rate since 1990

Turkey President Erdogan calls US counterpart Trump over Syria, and protests in Greece over Macedonia name change.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Donald Trump calls off House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s ‘public relations event’ citing shutdown

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn faces heat over second referendum option and African Union urges DR Congo to suspend final results of presidential elections. Donald...
Theresa May

Theresa May survives no-confidence motion narrowly, invites oppn for Brexit talks

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asks Donald Trump to postpone State of the Union address, and Iran claims US has arrested its journalist. 

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.