Tuesday, 19 February, 2019

Global Pulse

Netflix

Netflix raises prices for US subscribers by up to 18%

British Parliament rejects Brexit deal and China accuses Canada of double standards after it asks for clemency for convicted national.
File photo of Justin Trudeau | Scott Olson/Getty Images

China sentences a Canadian to death for drug trafficking, Trudeau calls verdict arbitrary  

Theresa May urges parliamentarians to give the Brexit deal ‘a second look’ and House Republicans unseat leader from committees over white supremacy remark.
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’.
Trump

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US NSA John Bolton says troops can’t be withdrawn from Syria, and Saudi Arabia puts into effect new law to alert women of divorce.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

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.