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  • Balancing act 

    Balancing act 

    With a combined population inching towards 700 million, ASEAN’s 10 member-states together form the world’s fifth-largest economy with a GDP of $3.2 trillion.

    May 14, 2022
  • There is much at stake in the US abortion debate

    There is much at stake in the US abortion debate

    As per WHO research, 45 per cent of the overall abortions performed are unsafe as they are carried out surreptitiously in countries that have officially made it illegal.

    May 11, 2022
  • Gucci stores in US to accept cryptocurrencies

    Gucci stores in US to accept cryptocurrencies

    Gucci is the latest big name to announce that it will take cryptocurrency as payment.

    May 6, 2022
  • US pilots new global internet order to counter Chinese digital authoritarianism

    US pilots new global internet order to counter Chinese digital authoritarianism

    The United States and 60 other partner countries signed a political declaration affirming their commitment to develop and promote a single global internet regime in the face of growing digital authoritarianism from China.

    May 5, 2022
  • 2 killed, 1 injured in Southern California shooting

    2 killed, 1 injured in Southern California shooting

    Two people were killed and another injured Wednesday after a shooting near a private university in Southern California, local media reported, citing police.

    May 5, 2022
  • US abandoned over $7 billion military equipment in Afghanistan

    US abandoned over $7 billion military equipment in Afghanistan

    The US provided a sum of $18.6 billion in military hardware to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) for 16 years.

    April 29, 2022
  • US confirms 1st human case of bird flu

    US confirms 1st human case of bird flu

    The person tested positive for the avian influenza A (H5) virus and was involved in the culling of poultry presumed to have had H5N1 bird flu, Xinhua news agency quoted the CDC as saying on Thursday.

    April 29, 2022
  • US blames N.Korean hackers for $625 mn crypto heist

    US blames N.Korean hackers for $625 mn crypto heist

    The company temporarily paused the Ronin Bridge to ensure no further attack vectors remain open.

    April 15, 2022
  • Pentagon spokesman says US has shared interests with Pak

    Pentagon spokesman says US has shared interests with Pak

    Kirby said the US doesn't see any military role in Pakistan, while reiterating he will refrain from commenting on Pakistan's domestic politics.

    April 13, 2022
  • India, US call for end of hostilities in Ukraine; irreversible action by Pak against terror

    India, US call for end of hostilities in Ukraine; irreversible action by Pak against terror

    Defence Rajnath Singh and Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar led the Indian delegation while the American side was led by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J Austin and Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken at the ministerial dialogue.

    April 12, 2022
  • Iran blacklists 24 US individuals for ‘illicit’ activities

    Iran blacklists 24 US individuals for ‘illicit’ activities

    The ministry said in a statement that these persons "support acts of terror and spread terrorism as well as flagrant violations of human rights", adding they were blacklisted in accordance with Iran's human rights and counter-terrorism laws, Xinhua news agency reported.

    April 10, 2022
  • Gurugram: Fake call centre duping US, Canada citizens busted, 17 held

    Gurugram: Fake call centre duping US, Canada citizens busted, 17 held

    An FIR under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including the IT Act, has been registered at the Udyog Vihar police station for further investigation.

    April 7, 2022
  • HK suspends import of poultry products from US over bird flu

    HK suspends import of poultry products from US over bird flu

    The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Hong Kong government's Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said the decision was made in view of a notification from the World Organization

    March 21, 2022
  • Kamala Harris swears in 1st Black woman as WH budget chief

    Kamala Harris swears in 1st Black woman as WH budget chief

    "She deserves great credit for helping to lead the successful effort to enact the Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus this week, a major step forward for our country,

    March 18, 2022
  • American agenda

    American agenda

    What seems to have got the US Administration to up the ante on China is a report over the weekend that the Kremlin has asked Beijing for military aid, a claim derided as “fake news” by the Chinese. Russia’s outreach to India ~ offering an increase in its oil and petroleum product exports as well as Indian investments in the Russian oil sector ~ against the backdrop of the West-led ban on Russian oil and gas also has Washington worried.

    March 16, 2022
  • Korean Dilemma

    Korean Dilemma

    Beyond the worsening US-China rivalry, there are internal pressures within South Korea‘s restive society, which is becoming increasingly suspicious of China‘s intent and trustworthiness. Majority of South Koreans now view China as the biggest threat to a hypothetically-unified Korea, and not Japan and a 2020 Pew Poll found 83 per cent of South Koreans distrusting Chinese President Xi Jinping to do the 'right thing in world affairs'

    March 16, 2022
  • Is justice a black woman?

    Is justice a black woman?

    The US Supreme Court has existed for 233 years, with 115 sitting justices. If confirmed, Jackson would become the sixth woman to serve on the court – after Sandra Day O’Connor, Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Barrett. And if appointed, Jackson would become only the third Black justice – after Clarence Thomas and Thurgood Marshall. And Black women justices are not at all common in American society.

    March 14, 2022