Monday, 8 August, 2022

Topic: USA

China stops cooperation with US on climate change, military issues after Pelosi’s Taiwan trip

Earlier Friday, Beijing slapped the US House Speaker and her relatives with unspecified sanctions, calling her visit a ‘violation of its territorial integrity’.

Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan with a burden of course-correction — ‘US has lost China’

The failure at turning the People’s Republic of China into a ‘liberal democracy’ has brought back the long shadow of the Cold War and US’ entrenchment in Asia.

US ready to offer ‘merchant of death’ in prisoner swap with Russia, says CNN report

Joe Biden administration has proposed a 'substantial offer' to Russia to bring back two Americans detained in Russia. Details of the offer have not been made public.

Addressing China challenge among objectives as US Navy outlines updated navigation plan

US Chief of Naval Operations Navigation Plan Update (NAVPLAN) 2022 was released Tuesday by Admiral Mike Gilday, Chief of US Naval Operations.

China is watching the Ukraine-Russia war closely. Taiwan is on its mind

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Buying Russian oil is ruble wise but rupee foolish. It bloodies India’s hands

US has no moral rectitude to deliver ethical sermons. But regardless, India must take a holistic view in purchasing oil from Russia—it's not a rosy picture.

West must decide the end goal of war. Ukraine is being destroyed

Putin is also playing a pretend game of sorts. He knows he can’t 'win' against NATO but he can grind on and create a Syria in Europe.

War in Ukraine ‘more unpredictable and escalatory’ as Putin poised for drastic means, says US

America has approved an additional $40 billion in aid to Ukraine to send more weapons to the war-torn country.

How Tucker Carlson became poster boy of Trumpism in post-Trump America, and No.1 TV news host

Fox News' Tucker Carlson has built an audience by advocating ‘Trumpism’, ideology propagated by Republican ex-President. He had predicted Trump's win months before he triumphed.

‘Stand with us,’ US appeals to India on eve of talks with Russian foreign minister

India has pushed back against US concerns by noting that it needs Russian arms to counter China, particularly after border clashes in 2020, and alternatives are too expensive.

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Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.