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Citizens of many US allies trust Putin more than Trump 'to do the right thing regarding world affairs'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vladimir Putin is more trusted than Donald Trump to do the right thing for the world among citizens of numerous U.S. allies, including Japan, South Korea and seven European NATO members, according to a survey released Wednesday.<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Vladimir Putin is more trusted than …

Vladimir Putin

Pak-India nuclear war — avoided

PAKISTAN and India celebrate their 70th anniversaries next week. Shall they be around for their 100th one too? It depends on how long their luck …

Government Report Finds Drastic Impact of Climate Change on U.S.

WASHINGTON — The average temperature in the United States has risen rapidly and drastically since 1980, and recent decades have been the warmest of …

Trump says Iran is violating the nuclear deal. It isn’t.

In fact, Trump may be violating the deal’s spirit.<p>Donald Trump really, really hates the Iran nuclear deal and wants to pull the US out of it. And it’s now starting to look like he might actually try to do it.<p>Last month, the president — after a long, drawn-out battle with his top national security …

South Asia

Study Asserts Climate Change Could Make South Asia Uninhabitable in Our Lifetime

Climate Change<p>The consequences of climate change are not only real and imminent, but increasingly catastrophic. Currently, climate change is has been …

Climate Change

China’s State Media Slams Trump’s ‘Emotional Venting’ on Twitter

BEIJING — After President Trump pilloried China in 48 tweeted words over the weekend, accusing it of failing to tame its neighbor and longtime ally North Korea, Beijing issued its own rebuke to Mr. Trump — in a cutting editorial of 1,000 Chinese characters from Xinhua, the official news …

North Korea

Russia to stay in Syria for another half a century as Putin signs air base deal with Assad regime

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a deal with the Syrian government to allow Russia to keep its airbase in Syria for almost …

Russia sanctions bill heads to Donald Trump after Senate approval

The US Senate on Thursday passed bipartisan sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, sending the package to President Donald Trump, who must decide whether to accept the tough approach to Moscow or veto the measure.<p>The sanctions, which were approved on a 98-2 Senate vote and overwhelmingly passed …

Donald Trump

Israel Opposes U.S.-Russia Ceasefire in Syria Brokered by Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel opposes the ceasefire deal in southern Syria that was brokered by the United States …

Newest Russia Threat? Military Challenges U.S. And Europe By Winning In Syria, Entering Mediterranean

Russia's support for the Syrian government in its war against jihadists and other insurgents has given Moscow a newfound military foothold in the …

Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world

It’s not just a populist backlash – many economists who once swore by free trade have changed their minds, too. How had they got it so wrong? By Nikil Saval<p>The annual January gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos is usually a placid affair: a place for well-heeled participants to exchange …

What the evidence shows about potential Trump-Russia collusion

Here’s what we know.<p>What evidence is there, exactly, of collusion between advisers to Donald Trump and Russia during the 2016 campaign?<p>The president insists, naturally, that there is none — he’s tweeted that there was “NO COLLUSION!”<p>But now, in the wake of a flurry of new activity in special …

26/11 Mumbai terror attack trial: Another LeT suspect released on bail in Pakistan due to lack of evidence - Firstpost

<b>Lahore:</b> Sufayan Zafar, a Lashker-e-Taiba suspect in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack case, has been released on bail by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court …

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

India's Nuclear Strategy Now Focuses on China Than Pakistan, Says American Nuclear Experts

As India continues to modernise its nuclear arsenal, with at least four new weapon systems now under development to complement or replace existing …

Military

Pakistan test fires short range 'Nasr' missiles: Islamabad says it is a deterrent against India's 'Cold Start' doctrine

Pakistan successfully test-fired short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile 'Nasr' on Wednesday, which army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa …

Israel to American Jews: You Just Don’t Matter

To the casual observer, Israel has never looked more secure and prosperous. Its Arab neighbors are in disarray. Iran’s nuclear program has been mothballed for a while. The Trump team could not be friendlier and the Palestinians could not be weaker. All’s quiet on the Tel Aviv front. …<p>Look again. In …

Israel

Pakistan, Malaysia to enhance defence, security cooperation

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Malaysia on Tuesday discussed new avenues for enhancing cooperation in the field of defence , security and training of armed …

Rex Tillerson applauds Qatar plan but Gulf rivals refuse to lift sanctions

US secretary of state praises agreement on tracking terrorist financing, putting pressure on Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states isolating Qatar<p>Rex Tillerson, the US secretary of state, has lavished praise on the isolated Gulf state of Qatar after it became the first regional power to sign a new …

G20 nations let the US off the hook on climate change, but at what cost?

After the US president decided last month to pull out of the hard-fought deal to combat global warming, climate change was always going to be center-stage at this week's gathering of the G20 — major economies that are together responsible for the vast majority of harmful emissions.<p>Ultimately, the …

Climate

Trump Takes a Clobbering Over 'Disastrous Meeting' With Putin

“It’s not the dumbest idea, but it’s pretty close,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says of POTUS’ plan of joining forces with Russia to form an …

North Africa

Shanghai Cooperation Organization coming of age

THE Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit meeting, in Astana, Kazakhstan, on June 8 and 9, brought a harbinger of good news towards regional …

Central Asia

Feeling That Trump Will ‘Say Anything,’ Europe Is Less Restrained, Too

HAMBURG, Germany — The Europeans have stopped trying to paper over their differences with President Trump and the United States.<p>Traditionally respectful of American leadership and mindful of the country’s crucial role in European defense and global trade, European leaders normally repress or soften …

Geopolitics

Japan and Europe’s huge new trade agreement shows that US leadership is already fading

They’re creating a rival to NAFTA — because Trump.<p>Japan and Europe have a pointed message for the US: We’re taking your place as global leaders in free trade.<p>Japan and the European Union agreed on an outline for a massive trade deal on Thursday that will rival the size of NAFTA, the free trade …

America’s violent birth: Why we shouldn’t be surprised that U.S. politics is a blood sport now

The Founding Fathers were no strangers to extreme polarization, political violence and intimidation of the press<p>Over the past year, we have witnessed a major party nominee encourage violence against political opponents. An election has fractured relations among friends and families. Painted …

As Trump Travels To Summit, Congress May Be Reasserting Itself On Foreign Affairs

President Trump plans a European trip next week for a gathering of representatives of the world's largest economies — including those of allies such as Britain, Japan and Germany, and rivals such as China and Russia.<p>The high-profile meetings will reinforce the general sense Americans share of any …

Woodrow Wilson

Most people don't see how climate change is affecting their lives—and that's a problem

Heidi Cullen is the blame changer.<p>According to a recent Yale survey, 7 in 10 Americans believe global warming is real and ­happening. And 6 in 10 believe it is affecting U.S. weather. But only 1 in 3 say they’ve personally felt its effects. That disconnect stuck with Heidi Cullen. “You’re never …

Reminder: A Win For A Woman Doesn't Always Mean A Win For Women

Donald Trump Jr. wants you to know that newly-elected Republican Rep. Karen Handel is a woman.<p>It’s unclear exactly what Trump was trying to say with this tweet, given that “Rep” generally refers to representative in American politics, and the first woman to represent Georgia in the House of …

Think America and China Could Go to War? It Already Happened

In November 1950, China and the United States went to war. Thirty-six thousand Americans died, along with upwards of a quarter million Chinese, and …