John Pilger, investigative journalist and documentary film-maker, talks about the U.S.’ aggression in the Asia-Pacific region and the decline of its global dominance and says that a “new Cold War beckons isolation for the U.S. and danger for the rest of us”. JIPSON JOHN AND JITHEESH P.M interview John Pilger Frontline Dec 21, 2018 In this first […]
TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. military said Tuesday that five missing crew members have been declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan’s southern coast, and that search and recovery operations have ended after finding only one survivor. The five were on a KC-130 Hercules refueling aircraft that […]
Donald Trump and Meghan Markle were among those shortlisted.
WASHINGTON — Wanted: Top aide to most powerful leader in world. Chief qualification: Willing to take the job. Must also be prepared to tolerate regular undermining by boss and risk of steep legal bills. Post-employment prospects: Uncertain. President Donald Trump is scrambling to find a new chief after his first choice to replace John Kelly […]
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy kicked off a congressional grilling of CEO Sundar Pichai of Mountain View-based Google by noting a “widening gap of distrust” between tech companies and the American people.
The world is changing, the old and established Cold War formats of international relations where states formed exclusive alliances and blocs has faded. The world has evolved into a Global Village with a multitude of interdependencies between sovereign states. Pakistan is no exception. Our geopolitical considerations have been dictated by a multitude of factors including […]
Last week, President Donald Trump called his former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, “Dumb as a rock.” This really shouldn’t surprise anyone given the President’s penchant for calling people names (Pocahontas, Little Rocket Man, Crooked Hillary, Crazy Joe, Dumbest Man on Television, Little Adam Schitt – name is Schiff – Crying Chuck, Total Low-Life, Ungrateful […]
BEIJING (AP) — China’s economy czar and U.S. trade envoys discussed plans for talks on a tariff battle, the government said Tuesday, indicating negotiations are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive. Vice Premier Liu He talked by phone with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer…
The WaPo FactChecker introduced a new metric: the Bottomless Pinocchio. HAWT! WORK THE POLE, BABY!!1! Oh, wait. The Bottomless Pinocchio “will be awarded to politicians who repeat a false claim so many times that they are, in effect, engaging in campaigns of disinformation,” which seems like a long-winded way of saying that the politician is […]
Before we can understand how imperfect we are, we need to admit we all have imperfections and flaws. That said, let’s look at what happens when we refuse to see ourselves as we really are. Take the daily news we tend to absorb. What motivates what we see or read? The headlines tend to grab […]
For the second time since the beginning of the Qatar blockade, 18 months ago, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit failed to bring together the leaders of the six member states to address the most serious crisis in its three-decade history. Last year, the emir of Qatar was the only head of state, besides the […]