Saturday, 3 December, 2022

Topic: Germany

Global Pulse: An unusual election in Germany, Pakistan’s deadliest bomb so far

Four political parties are jostling for the third position in Germany's forthcoming election.

Global Pulse: Bhutan’s balancing act, German party wants to defeat nativism with humour

While Doklam is diffused, it may well propel Bhutan out of its overreliance on India.

Global Pulse: Kushner says ‘I did not collude’, NATO offers to broker German-Turkish deal and McCain’s returns to rescue Obamacare replacement

KUSHNER TO CONGRESS: ‘I DID NOT COLLUDE’ In closed testimony to the U.S. Senate Monday, President Trump’s son-in-law and Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner boldly denied colluding with the Russian government’s intrusion into the 2016 U.S.

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: China approves nine Trump business trademarks, Singapore ruling family’s feud is now on Facebook, and a mosque called Mary

CHINA’S GIFTS TO TRUMP BUSINESS The Chinese government granted preliminary approval for nine Donald Trump trademarks it had previously rejected.

GLOBAL PULSE: Nepal gets a new PM, paying for fathers in Germany and a Russian hand suspected in Qatar’s crisis

RUSSIA AGAIN? Is Russia behind Qatar's isolation by Saudi Arabia and the UAE? CNN reports the US is aiding Qatar in the investigation of the fake news report that some believe is the cause for the rift in the region.

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: Britain’s Labour goes back to the ’70s, German military’s Nazi nostalgia and the in-flight ban on laptops

BRITAIN’S LABOUR PARTY GOES BACK IN TIME Struggling to make headway in the ongoing election campaign, Britain's Labour party wants to nationalize rail, mail and energy companies, in a 'transformational programme' for the country.

Britain, Europe leap into the unknown

While Britain begins to negotiate its exit from the European Union, Scotland and the EU are also trying to figure out the shape of their future.

On Camera


51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


Indian, American soldier during Yudh Abhyas 2022 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Hand-to-hand combat, memories of ‘Vietnam & dal tadka’ — US soldiers’ takeaways from Yudh Abhyas

Held in Uttarakhand’s Auli, aim of the annual India-US joint exercise, which ended Friday, was to increase interoperability between the 2 armies & allow them to exchange best practices.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.