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America’s greatest global advantage is demographics

If the U.S. is to keep its demographic edge, it will have to find ways of reconciling two competing imperatives

Robert Mueller’s verdict: Russia guilty, Donald Trump not so much

UK newspapers report a planned coup to unseat PM Theresa May ahead of Brexit, but two leaders tipped to replace her deny the reports.

Facebook had cracked down on Bangladeshi ad farm targetting Utah before U.S. midterms

Part of efforts to prevent 'meddling' in elections, social media giant promises to better monitor content ahead of elections in India, Philippines, Ukraine and Thailand.
Russia's nuclear ice breaker

China plans to build 30,000-tonne nuclear-powered ship

Europe deeply divided over Brexit and UN says there is a ‘major humanitarian crisis’ after cyclone Idai batters Southeast Africa
Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov | Wikipedia

Russian cosmonaut who pulled off first spacewalk today 54 years ago beat death many times

Alexei Leonov became the first human to walk in space on 18 March 1965, but the return to Earth of him and his partner was nothing short of a miracle.

Russia remains India’s biggest defence supplier despite tilt towards US

SIPRI report shows India no longer world's biggest arms importer, says its imports from Russia fell to 58 per cent in 2014–18 from 76 per cent in 2009–13.  
Indian army

India is second largest arms importer with 9.5% of global share: SIPRI report

According to the Trends in International Arms Transfers, 2018 report, India's import of arms decreased by 24 per cent between 2009-2013 and 2014-2018.
An INS Chakra SSN submarine used by Indian Navy | Commons

India and Russia ink $3 billion deal for lease of third nuclear submarine

The Akula-class Russian submarine, expected to arrive in 2025, will be named Chakra III after its predecessors, and will be fitted with Indian systems.
Russian President Vladimir Putin

Why Russian President Vladimir Putin is a ‘shrewd’ tactician but ‘lousy’ strategist

ThePrint takes a look at how the implosion of the Soviet Union and the decade long chaos that ensued had a lasting effect on Putin.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Shah Mahmood Qureshi says Beijing plans to send envoy to India & Pakistan, China keeps mum

Pakistani media reported that foreign minister Qureshi said China has plans to send a special envoy to Pakistan and India to help ease tensions.

On Camera

File photo of Narendra Modi at the Dhola Sadia Bridge, across River Brahmaputra, in Assam | PIB

Under Modi government, the PMGSY road scheme is connecting every last Indian

Beneficiaries of the programme from Manipur, Meghalaya and Odisha talk about how their lives were transformed thanks to the newly built roads.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.