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US President Donald Trump | Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Top US General called China over fears Trump could order military strike, new book says

According to the book 'Peril', Gen. Mark A. Milley called his Chinese counterpart in the final months of Trump's presidency to assure China that the US govt is 'stable'.
US President Joe Biden speaks at an event in Washington, DC, on 26 July 2021 | Photographer: Stefani Reynolds | Bloomberg

‘Violation of our sovereignty’ — Biden accuses Russia of trying to disrupt 2022 election

Biden said the Russian leader is dangerous because he has nuclear weapons, oil and 'nothing else'.
oe Biden (Left) and US President Donald Trump( Right). | Commons

How US Congress will count Electoral College votes today, what can happen in case of dispute

Both houses of the US Congress will hold a joint session Wednesday to count electoral votes from the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
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What is a runoff election and how the two Georgia races will impact US Senate

Georgia runoffs will determine whether Democrats or Republicans gain control of the US Senate, which has 100 members elected for a six-year-term.

Led by Ted Cruz, 11 Republicans defy party, will oppose certification of Trump’s election loss

The group has called for a delay of full certification, and a 10-day investigation into accusations of wrongdoing that have been stoked by Trump but dismissed in court.

Why the Biden era will be neither normal nor boring

No matter how dull Joe Biden aspires to be, the forces of entropy — including a soon-to-be-removed incumbent desperate to polarise for profit — will push toward chaos and conflict.
US President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden

America is deeply divided. And that sends the wrong message to China in the Indo-Pacific

Not even a Biden administration can ignore China’s efforts to pressure US allies, let alone more direct efforts to counter American influence in the region.
A file photo of Foreign Secretary Harsh V. Shringla. | Photo by special arrangement

Trump or Biden, India-US ties will remain ‘strong and robust’ — Foreign Secy Shringla in UK

Speaking at an event in UK, Foreign Secretary Harsh V. Shringla said US-India ties have come a long way and that India continues to enjoy 'extraordinary' bipartisan support in US.
File image of Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami | ANI

India Today, NDTV 24×7, ABP turn to US elections, Republic in support of Arnab Goswami

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
Kamala Harris Accepts Vice Presidential Nomination At Democratic National Convention | Bloomberg

Because of Kamala Harris, more Indian Americans are likely to vote in US polls, survey shows

The Kamala Harris effect is significant because a narrative is emerging that the Modi-Trump partnership will push Indian Americans to abandon the Democratic Party in droves.
Representational image of Pakistan flag | Pixabay

On Sri Lankan man’s lynching, all of Pakistan reacted…and moved on

PM Imran Khan’s tweet of shock. Check. CM’s expression of sadness and ordering of in­­q­ui­­ry. Check. IG police’s vow to arrest the culprits. Check.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.