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  • White House backs release of Trump records to January 6 committee

    White House backs release of Trump records to January 6 committee

    The House January 6 committee issued the first batch of subpoenas last month, asking four Trump's allies to appear for depositions.

    October 9, 2021
  • Quad quotient

    Quad quotient

    After America’s ignominious retreat from Afghanistan though, its friends and allies are increasingly sceptical about the USA’s geopolitical staying power, as it were, under President Joe Biden.

    September 16, 2021
  • Back home: Biden has daunting tasks after European tour

    Back home: Biden has daunting tasks after European tour

    The White House believes that Biden’s proposals are broadly popular in the country, if not on Capitol Hill, and is wagering that lawmakers can be brought along with a combination of cajoling and the presidential bully pulpit.

    June 18, 2021
  • 25mn doses: Who all get US vaccines and how much?

    25mn doses: Who all get US vaccines and how much?

    National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said the US "will retain the say" on the ultimate destination for vaccines released through the COVAX pipeline.

    June 4, 2021
  • Signal of intent

    Signal of intent

    The United States, in step with its partners and allies, is going to hold China "accountable" in the region. Furthermore, it will press Beijing to follow the rules on a range of issues, notably the contentious South China Sea. The world awaits a response from China.

    March 28, 2021
  • A chapter closed

    A chapter closed

    Her nomination has been at risk ever since Joe Manchin, a moderate Democratic Senator from West Virginia, had opposed her candidacy last month, saying that her “overtly partisan statements will have a toxic and detrimental impact on the important working relationship between members of Congress and the next director of the Office of Management and Budget.”

    March 9, 2021
  • Diplomatic realpolitik

    Diplomatic realpolitik

    Every tenet of human rights was thus violated. By advancing what they call a “free pass” to MBS, America’s President has proffered a feeble excuse to justify his defence of the de facto leader of the desert kingdom. Biden, who had referred to Saudi Arabia as a “pariah kingdom with no redeeming social value” in course of his election campaign, has now softened his stance to a dramatic degree.

    March 4, 2021
  • Now the courtroom

    Now the courtroom

    Now a private citizen, Trump is stripped of his protection from legal liability that the Presidency afforded him. That change in status is something that even Republicans, who voted on Saturday to acquit him of inciting the ugly developments as 2021 unfolded, are emphasising as they urge Americans to move on from impeachment.

    February 18, 2021
  • Pakistan relents

    Pakistan relents

    It thus comes about that the Supreme Court has been urged to review the decision to free the British-born Pakistani, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, and his three accomplices who had been convicted for kidnapping and beheading the American journalist, Daniel Pearl.

    February 2, 2021
  • Watershed Initiative

    Watershed Initiative

    Civil rights groups have, however, made it clear they will press for more sweeping changes in the months ahead. America’s black, indigenous and Asian-American populations must keep their fingers crossed.

    January 29, 2021
  • A long time coming

    A long time coming

    After the Georgia election, whose election of two Democrats likely enflamed the rioters even more, Joe Biden now has a Democratic- controlled Senate and Congress with which to work out a recovery plan. If he fails, his advantage will last as long as Obama's did. Two years. Then comes a smarter, slicker version of Trump, if not the oaf himself again. So why would anyone bother with another coup attempt?

    January 22, 2021
  • Donald Trump leaves White House for last time, might float own political party

    Donald Trump leaves White House for last time, might float own political party

    According to the reports pouring in from the USA, he is “very seriously” contemplating over the idea of floating Patriot Party, his own political outfit.

    January 20, 2021
  • Emergency in DC

    Emergency in DC

    The impending change of guard at the Oval Office appears to have so derailed Mr Trump that his supporters but mostly he ended up disgracing the country. It is cause for alarm that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned armed protests are being planned in all 50 US state capitals and the national capital in the final days leading up to Mr Biden’s inauguration.

    January 14, 2021
  • Twitter shut downs Trump’s account ‘permanently’ citing risk of further incitement of violence

    Twitter shut downs Trump’s account ‘permanently’ citing risk of further incitement of violence

    Trump had fervently used @realDonaldTrump for proclamations, accusations and misinformation unchallenged for his entire time in office.

    January 9, 2021
  • Donald Trump concedes defeat, says there will be ‘orderly transition’ on January 20

    Donald Trump concedes defeat, says there will be ‘orderly transition’ on January 20

    'While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it's only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again,' he said.

    January 7, 2021
  • ‘Orderly and peaceful transfer of power must continue’: PM Modi on US Capitol violence

    ‘Orderly and peaceful transfer of power must continue’: PM Modi on US Capitol violence

    'The democratic process cannot be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests,' PM said.

    January 7, 2021
  • Violence breaks out inside US Capitol as pro-Trump mob storms premises; 4 dead in clash with cops

    Violence breaks out inside US Capitol as pro-Trump mob storms premises; 4 dead in clash with cops

    The protesters, who were the supporters of Donald Trump, swarmed the US Capitol putting it on lockdown as Vice President Mike Pence rebuffed the president's demand to overturn his loss to Democrat Joe Biden.

    January 7, 2021