Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicEuropean Union

Topic: European Union

GLOBAL PULSE: Majority back Trump’s travel ban, EU blamed for refugee deaths and attack on politicians in Venezuela

PRO-GOVERNMENT MILITIAS ATTACK VENEZUELAN CONGRESS On Venezuelan Independence Day Wednesday a group of pro-government militias attacked opposition politicians with sticks and metal bars outside the country’s congress.

GLOBAL PULSE: Macron turns protectionist, China’s Orwellian crackdown in Xinjiang and Israeli women won’t have to give up their seats

MACRON WANTS PROTECTION Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron wants to revive an old French ambition, namely to protect French companies from cross-border takeovers on the grounds of “vital strategic interests”.

GLOBAL PULSE: Americans are not winning in Afghanistan, punishing nations that don’t take refugees and being blocked by Trump

FIGHTING IN AFGHANISTAN WITHOUT A STRATEGY US Defense Secretary James Mattis made an alarming admission: “We are not winning in Afghanistan right now.”

GLOBAL PULSE: Comey’s G-Man act, Corbyn loses but wins big and Kenya’s Lunatic Express

JAMES COMEY PLAYS BOTH G-MAN AND VICTIM The Washington Post said Comey's was a it the “performance of a lifetime”.

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.

Price of being referendumb

We are erring in taking a one-dimensional view of Brexit by limiting our concerns to its implications for financial markets. Its political fallout can be way more far-reaching and serious.

A new cold war: Money versus Military

Talk of a third world war is simplistic and hasty, but certainly you see indications that a new Cold War is on in Europe, and it is indeed being fought economically.

On Camera


File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

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.