Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicAngela Merkel

Topic: Angela Merkel

GLOBAL PULSE: Merkel’s warning to Europeans, North Korea’s latest missile test and tragedy in Sri Lanka

Angela Merkel tells Europeans they have to take their fate into their own hands while North Korea tests another missile.

GLOBAL PULSE: China’s addiction to debt, Trump and Obama in Europe, and Taiwan is first in Asia to allow gay marriages

CHINA HAS AN ADDICTION PROBLEM China has been on a spending spree, but the debt-fuelled binge can now sap the world’s second largest economy.

GLOBAL PULSE: Israel is worried about intelligence sharing with Trump, a conservative cleric rises in Iran and Japan’s male-only royalty

TRUMP CAN IMPERIL INTELLIGENCE SHARING WITH ISRAEL Can Trump screw up the world’s best intelligence relationship? That is between Israel and the U.S. The intelligence chiefs in Israel are up in arms.

GLOBAL PULSE: Trump shared classified intel with Russia, Syria’s secret crematorium, and Googlification of the classroom

TRUMP HAS NO FILTER Did Donald Trump share classified intelligence information with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov last week?

GLOBAL PULSE: Emmanuel Macron’s new, tougher election ahead, Angela Merkel finds unexpected support, and why can’t Trump and Hillary move on.

MACRON HAS ANOTHER ELECTION TO WIN Winning the French presidency was the easy bit. Emmanuel Macron has another bruising election to win in June.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
LIC headquarters in Mumbai

The LIC story — history, valuation & why its IPO, India’s biggest, matters for Modi govt

LIC IPO is supposed to be India's biggest-ever public issue. The government plans to sell anywhere between 5-10% stake in the insurer, which could fetch it around Rs 1 lakh crore.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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