Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: Biden

After flurry of missile tests, Biden’s Seoul trip puts spotlight on North Korea’s nuclear programme

North Korea hasn’t tested nuclear weapons since 2017. But amid a catastrophic Covid surge & South Korea getting a hardliner president, intelligence reports indicate testing may resume.

North Korea’s Covid solution may comprise launching missiles in move to flex its muscles

As Biden prepares to visit allies in the region, Kim Jong Un may be planning on showing off North Korea's military might to distract from its 1.7 million Covid-infected citizens.

Daleep Singh, US Dy NSA who warned India on Russia ties, is a political inheritor & MIT grad

Daleep Singh is grandnephew of first Asian ever elected to US Congress. Born to a Sikh family in Maryland, he was also part of the Obama government.

Our take on Wang Yi’s New Delhi visit, Birbhum killings, Common entrance test – in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

‘Give me 1% of your planes, 1% of your tanks, 1%!’ Zelenskyy tells NATO

Biden joins western leaders for emergency meets of NATO, G7 and EU Thursday to decide ‘what next’ in the Russia-Ukraine chapter.

Biden’s ‘flowers’ for Vladimir Putin, and Tiananmen Square moment in Ukraine

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Oil, gold whipsawed as Biden-Putin agree to ‘principle’ of Ukraine summit proposed by France

Global commodity markets have been in thrall due to standoff over Ukraine, which comes at a time of already robust demand, surging prices & concern over fast-depleting inventories.

Modi linking SP’s election symbol with bomb blasts a dismal low. Don’t trivialise terrorism

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Sheriff Biden’s Ukraine stumble, and Meat Loaf’s ‘if I die, I die’ attitude to Covid

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

How Biden could impact effect of potential war in Ukraine on Europe’s energy crisis

As Biden has warned of severe economic restrictions, one big risk to the flow of gas to Europe would be sanctions cutting Russia off from the ability to trade in foreign currency.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.