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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden with Indian-origin senator Kamala Harris | Twitter/Joe Biden

Modi’s India prefers Trump but Indian-Americans like Biden-Harris more

Here's why the Indian-American community is the toast of town—Republican and Democrat—as US presidential election nears.
An image released by the US Treasury Department identifying Chinese national Zhang Taotao and his drug network. | Photo: US Treasury Department

US sanctions one of world’s most ‘significant’ drug traffickers — 32-year-old Chinese national

US imposed sanctions against Zhang Taotao and his Hong Kong-based Allyrise Technology Group Co. Ltd for trafficking fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.
India gets GSP benefits worth $5.6 billion out of the $46 billion worth of goods it exports to the US. | Shutterstock

India, US set to hold 2+2 talks, defence cooperation pact likely on agenda amid LAC standoff

New Delhi and Washington are likely to sign defence foundational pact BECA during the 2+2 meeting that has been in the works since July.
A file photo of Gideon Rachman, chief foreign affairs commentator, Financial Times. | Photo: Commons

China may have ‘underestimated’ strength of Indian reaction, FT’s Gideon Rachman says

At ThePrint's OTC, Financial Times chief foreign affairs commentator Gideon Rachman says Beijing has alienated a very large neighbour that is India.
A cyclist wearing a protective mask rides past a banner of Chinese president Xi Jinping in Shanghai | Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Hitting China’s soft power where it hurts. Pushback against TikTok, Confucius centres rise

Techno-nationalism connects a nation’s tech innovation to its self-image. Trump’s pushback against Chinese techno-nationalism is not limited to Huawei.
File image of Rodrigo Duterte, president of Philippines |SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Recession over for wealthy Americans, Duterte won’t take Russian vaccine & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
File photo of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Facebook/ImranKhan

Bajwa may be trying to smooth things with Saudis, but Imran Khan dreams of Neo-Ottoman world

Saudi Arabia has always bailed out Pakistan and given job opportunities. But now Imran Khan’s government is giving it ultimatums and living in a fantasy world.
A Police officers inspect a damaged Best Buy store after parts of the city had widespread looting and vandalism, on August 10, 2020 in Chicago. | Bloomberg

Chicago looting and vandalism spurs over 100 arrests, restricted access to downtown

Caravans of looters descended on major commercial areas, smashing windows, damaging storefronts and stealing merchandise. Two people were shot amid the melee.
Representational image of Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping| Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Jaishankar wants equilibrium with China. But Beijing is playing a whole different game

Xi Jinping wants obedient clients, not independent partners. Galwan had to be the place where it finally dawned on India that ties with China are only possible with military strength.
Unsolicited packages of seeds have appeared in the mailboxes of people in the US and Canada | Photo via Twitter

Govt sends out letters warning about ‘mystery seeds’ that have puzzled, alarmed US & Canada

State govts, agricultural universities and seed associations have been warned to keep an eye out for seed parcels coming from unknown sources as they could harm the biodiversity.

On Camera

Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

Turkey waging new war of economic liberation, says Erdogan after country’s currency falls

Erogan's speech follows the Turkish lira weakening to a record low of 8.3849 per dollar on Friday.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.