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Donald Trump makes his impeachment defence in unconventional letter to House Speaker

In his letter, US President Donald Trump accuses House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of declaring an 'open war on American democracy'.

Arsenal star Mesut Özil receives major backlash after voicing support for Uyghurs in China

China’s national TV broadcaster cancelled Arsenal’s Premier League game Sunday in response to the footballer's posts on Twitter and Instagram.

Greta Thunberg as Time’s Person of the Year divides Twitter, critics call it ‘wrong choice’

Other finalists for the title were Donald Trump, whistleblower who set off impeachment probe against Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi & Hong Kong protesters.

Israel set to hold an unprecedented third election in a year as stalemate continues

Israel went to polls twice this year, in April and September. But the leading political parties failed to form a coalition government on both occasions.

What a ‘youthquake’ is, and why it could be a factor in the UK elections

In the 2017 UK elections, masses of young people registered to vote and the phenomenon was said to have helped the Labour Party’s electoral gains.

Finland just got the world’s youngest serving PM but she’s got a lot on her plate

Sanna Marin, the 34-year old former transport minister, will head a coalition of five parties each led by women. 

No more separate entrances for women & men in eateries as Saudi eases segregation curbs

Previously, eateries in Saudi Arabia required to have one entrance for women and families and another for men on their own. 

Flawed strategy, fading poll prospects — Why Kamala Harris ended her bid for US presidency

Kamala Harris launched her campaign in January this year and her popularity peaked in June when she took on leading Democratic candidate Joe Biden in a TV debate.

COP25, UN ‘s climate change conclave, kick-starts year-long effort to ‘save the world’

For the next two weeks, several stakeholders will hold discussions about the path forward in combating climate change.   

Qatar is trying to revive ties with Gulf states after over 2 years of hostility

Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states cut diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar in 2017, accusing it of backing terror groups.

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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