A sudden change in the currency with which old debts to the colonies had to be paid helped Britain consolidate its status as a financial centre
Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, says the US should resolve the North Korea nuclear crisis through negotiations and should reckon with the impact of its previous actions.
Indians are the largest recipients of the H-1B visa, which will now be modified to be given to highly-skilled workers only.
Earlier, H.R. McMaster had said that the US has hoped that Pakistan realises it is in its interests to not go after terrorists groups selectively.
The order is an attempt by Trump to carry out his ‘America First’ campaign which pledges to reform US immigration policies and encourage purchases of American products.
It seems like Indian courts have forgotten that democracy is meant not only for those in power, but also for dissidents.
The tradition of displaying missiles at the parade continued with new long-range and submarine-based missiles and what weapon analysts said were new ICBMs.
Pence’s Seoul stop kicks off a long-planned ten-day trip to Asia – his first as vice president – and comes amid concerns that Pyongyang could soon conduct its sixth nuclear test.
The policy of targeting women with children at the border has drastically reduced the numbers of undocumented migrants trying to cross the border into the US.
Speculation is rife that North Korea will launch a new nuclear missile to mark the celebration, an event the US is trying to prevent with China’s help.
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As anti-Muslim rhetoric festers, the Hindu majority continues to fail to raise its voice against the BJP’s toxic politics of hate.
The US missile strike in Syria will unite Russia’s technology with China’s money and muscle and is not good for regional or world peace.
There is a need for judicial activism against outdated notions about the transgender community, and to uphold their rights to their own toilets.
“I don’t really understand why this [being fired] was such a big deal, especially to this White House. I had thought that was what Donald Trump was good at.”
As things stand, the entire whole planet could be destroyed without so much as a vote by the US Congress.
Speaking at a national maritime conference yesterday, Lt Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua underscored the importance of maritime security.
“When I became a judge, they gave me a gavel not a rubber stamp,” Neil Gorsuch said. “I am my own man.”
The sanctions would be part of a multi-pronged approach of increased economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea.
She is not expected to have an official title and will not be paid a salary.
James Comey also publicly challenged Trump’s claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his 2016 campaign headquarters in Manhattan’s Trump Tower.
The wall should ideally be 30-feet high and the side facing the US side should be “aesthetically pleasing in colour”, the department said.
At the very least, India must ensure that the Tibetan spiritual head’s visit is kept low key.
In a country where a majority of the population is engaged in increasingly unviable agriculture, shouldn’t politicians talk about the trade rules that make it so?
The administration asked Congress for a 28% cut in State Department funding and other international programmes to help pay for a 10% hike in military spending next year.
Rex Tillerson said that his department’s current spending is “simply not sustainable,” and that he accepted the “challenge” Trump had given him.
State department acting spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement that there was only one seat available on Tillerson’s plane for media.
The proposal would end the Obamacare expansion of the Medicaid insurance programme for the poor and would replace Obamacare’s income-based subsidies with fixed tax credits for the purchase of private insurance.
The Trump administration says its January 29 raid in Yemen was a huge success. But eyewitness accounts contradict the White House’s version of events.
Foreign ministers and other officials from 25 Caribbean countries met in Havana on Friday to discuss a joint response in the face of Trump administration threats to migrants and trade.
The country’s central repository for archives flatly refused to undertake the “extensive research” as it would require a lengthy search through various government agency records.
A White House official said Trump and Pence were “open to constructive improvements that maintain the core principles and get the Bill over the goal.”
In small and large events in the US and across the world, women went on strike demanding equality this International Women’s Day.
Syrian refugees have been banned from the US for the next 120 days. Whatever happens next, the country they are fleeing will never be the same again.
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The announcement came as North Korean state media said leader Kim Jong Un had personally supervised Monday’s missile launches by an army unit that is positioned to strike US bases in Japan.
The NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan has repeatedly warned that the effectiveness of police and soldiers to fight the insurgency has been undermined by irregular pay and leave, exacerbated by corruption and weak leadership from commanders.
In a battle waged since the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act, Republicans including President Donald Trump had vowed to replace the law.
Trump’s initial order caused chaos at airports and was hit with more than two dozen lawsuits, many that claimed it discriminated against Muslims.
Khizr Khan, an American citizen born in Pakistan, said he had not been given a reason as to why his travel privileges were being reviewed.