Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Topic: Donald Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Beijing, China | Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images

US wants to ensure Pakistan doesn’t use IMF bailout to repay China and fights terrorism

The US wants to know how deep the China debt hole is for Pakistan, and is determined to prevent it from using the IMF bailout to pay off loans.
Russian president,Vladimir Putin, ~Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Purge rap music of bad language & drugs, Russian President Putin tells his govt

Now, Canada wants to end arms deal with Saudi Arabia, and 2016 Russian campaign targeted African-Americans during the US presidential election.
Climate Change

Green movement set for clash with populists over pollution cuts

There is a growing backlash emerging worldwide against deeper cuts in fossil fuel emissions.
Imran Khan | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Pakistan top court orders Imran Khan’s sister to pay tax and fine on foreign properties

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Imran Khan says Pakistan has arranged peace talks between US and Taliban; journalists in northwestern Pakistani city threaten protest over colleagues' arrest.
Theresa May

Theresa May wins vote of confidence, to resume Brexit negotiations

Trump’s former aide Cohen jailed for three years, and ID card reveals Russian Prez Putin was a Soviet spy.
Time magazine cover featuring Jamal Khashoggi

Time magazine honours Jamal Khashoggi and other persecuted journalists

China may be behind Marriott data breach, and Donald Trump threatens to shut down US govt if Democrats refuse to fund border wall work.
File image of Beyonce

Beyonce performs at pre-wedding ceremony of Mukesh Ambani’s daughter

China gets its first 3D printed bridge and White House is looking for a new Chief of Staff. Pop singer Beyonce performs at Mukesh Ambani daughter’s...
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

Imran Khan says can’t have Pakistan treated like a ‘hired gun’

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Army spokesperson Asif Ghafoor reflects on country’s fault lines; Voice of America’s Urdu website reportedly blocked in Pakistan.
US Special Representative Zalmay Khalizdad | @US4AfghanPeace/Twitter

What Trump’s USA must remember about terrorism when negotiating with Taliban & Pakistan

While trying to persuade Taliban and Pakistan to deliver peace, the US cannot afford to ignore the concerns of the Afghan govt.
Imran Khan | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Under attack from Trump & pressure from China, Pakistani army seeks peace with India

Fractious ties with US, slowing economy, pressure from Beijing is prompting Pakistan’s overtures to India. But New Delhi isn’t convinced of the sincerity.
madhya pradesh

MP push for 70% industry jobs to locals: Valid regionalism or is Congress the new Shiv Sena?

Kamal Nath, on his first day as Madhya Pradesh chief minister, announced incentives for industries that hire 70 per cent local workers. When questioned about th...