Sunday, 23 January, 2022

Topic: Trump

After Trump, Twitter fact-checks Chinese official on claims about coronavirus origins

Twitter applied the fact-check tags to at least two tweets originally posted in March by China's foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian.

We have prevailed, says Trump, ends press meet abruptly after question on US death toll

At a press conference to celebrate his govt's success at expanding testing, Trump went on the defensive under questioning from reporters.

Pulitzer to Kashmir photojournalists shows why Trump supporters call some media Lügenpresse

Pulitzer’s description of Kashmir as ‘independent’ defies all logic because the region’s political status is a primary general knowledge.

Trump, Modi and hydroxychloroquine, and why India partially lifted ban on the drug’s export

In episode 438 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta traces the chronology of events in India and US that led to partial lifting of ban on export of hydroxychloroquine.

Elizabeth Warren’s message for women, and coronavirus outside Trump’s invincible castle

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

US holds all the cards in trade relationship with India, and Trump knows it well

The recently agreed Phase 1 US-China trade agreement reflects the reality that China has far greater clout negotiating with the US than most other countries.

No role for third party on Kashmir issue: MEA on Trump’s latest offer to help

Addressing the media with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in Davos Tuesday, Trump said the US was watching the developments related to Kashmir "very closely".

Donald Trump trade deal raises issue of trusting China to deliver

The broad agreement in Washington is that American presidents have for decades been hoodwinked by a China that has often failed to deliver on its promises.

Trump’s killing of Soleimani only feeds Kim Jong Un’s biggest fear

The killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani last week reinforces the North Korean view that the U.S. only takes such actions against states that lack a credible nuclear deterrent.

Soleimani’s killing: Iran’s Rouhani vows revenge, Trump waves US flag, war clouds gather

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

On Camera


Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.