Category: America

Trump Calls UN ‘Just A Club For People’ To ‘Have A Good Time’

Three days after the United Nations adopted a resolution calling on Israel to halt Jewish settlement activity on Palestinian territory, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted that the international body "is just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time." The harsh criticism, which Trump made Monday while vacationing at his Mar-a-Lago…

Trump Tells Twitter He Wants A Super Hornet With F-35 Capabilities

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump may have had his meetings with the Lockheed Martin chief executive officer, but he’s not ready to play nice, tweeting on Thursday evening that he could look to Boeing’s Super Hornet as an alternative to the F-35. Lockheed Martin stock, which had closed at $252.80 a share, tumbled down to…

IAF to buy last US C-17 Aircraft left

"We will now buy whatever we can and are planning to buy the single aircraft left with the US. In this regard, we are planning to move our proposal in a key Defence Ministry meeting planned to be held this month," a senior IAF source told Mail Today. Unable to process its request in time…

China Says Trump’s Taiwan Comments Cause ‘Serious Concern’

China's foreign minister warned that any moves to damage Beijing's core interests would be self-detrimental after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said he could use the way in which America deals with Taiwan as a bargaining chip. Wang Yi's comments late Monday came a day after Trump said in a television interview that he didn't feel…

Netanyahu says Israel ‘mightier’ as first F-35 fighter jets arrive

Netanyahu says Israel ‘mightier’ as first F-35 fighter jets arrive

Israel on Monday became the first country after the United States to receive the U.S.-built F-35 stealth jet which will increase its ability to attack distant targets, including Iran. The much-hyped arrival of the first two fighter jets was overshadowed by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's tweet that Lockheed Martin's (LMT.N) whole F-35 project was too…

Trump Nominates Nikki Haley As Ambassador To UN – Analysis

The first American-born Indian-origin woman, Nikki Haley, made history in U.S. by being nominated to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, by President-elect, Donald Trump, on November 23. She is one of the two women in Trump cabinet, the other is, Ms Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education nominee. Haley, 44, born as Nimrata…

India and NATO: Partners in Arms?

Since the end of Cold War, India and NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) have been on trajectories that will likely converge in the not-too-distant future. Scholars and strategists, like Michael Rühle, Robert Helbig, M.K. Bhadrakumar, David Scott, and a few others argue for India and NATO to come out of their respective shells and…

Trump and Modi will be ‘best friends’: adviser to U.S. president-elect

The U.S. president-elect will be "best friends" with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an adviser to Donald Trump told Reuters in a telephone interview. Shalabh Kumar, an Indian émigré businessman, is Trump's point person for outreach to Indian-American voters. The Chicago-based Kumar emigrated from India in 1969 and founded the Republican Hindu Coalition, a political…

Trump, Putin and a nervous NATO

As Donald Trump takes up residence in the White House next January, one of the most powerful NATO forces in years will be preparing to move into Eastern Europe. The Alliance is sending four armored battle groups as part of its strategy to bolster defenses against Russia. Led by Britain, Canada, Germany and the United…

Donald Trump committed to US alliances, says Barack Obama

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Monday abandoned his dire warnings and dark predictions about his newly elected successor and urged Americans to give President-elect Donald Trump time to rise to the daunting responsibilities of the office, breaking sharply from his Democratic allies who have quickly condemned Trump's first major decisions. In his first extended remarks…

Donald Trump to deport 3 million undocumented immigrants ‘immediately’

US President-elect Donald Trump has said that he will deport three million undocumented immigrants “immediately” after assuming office. In a television interview to CBS, his first after being elected President, he said that he will assort people by their criminal records. “What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and…

Donald Trump will be US president: Many challenges await the American Left

The unthinkable has happened. Donald Trump has won the US presidency. Only a month ago, this weak candidate seemed to destroy his own prospects by his first debate performance; falling as he did into an obvious trap Hillary Clinton had laid, by tweeting in the middle of the night about a Miss Universe contestant. After…

How India should deal with Donald Trump

India should formulate a totally pragmatic approach for dealing with Trump. This would be different than the typical ideological approaches Indians have tended to use in international affairs. In other words, do not pigeon hole Trump into Left/Right categories. Understand his top priorities as president, and make concrete deals that are free of lofty ideologies.…

Hillary Clinton fears coup in Pakistan and apprehensions of nuclear suicide bombers

WASHINGTON: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has expressed concern over the possibility of Pakistan's nuclear weapons falling into the hands of jihadists, which she said was "a threatening scenario", according to a media report. "Pakistan is running full speed to develop tactical nukes in their continuing hostility with India," the former secretary of state told…

Mad About THAAD: North Korea Tests Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile

A day after the United States and South Korea announced their decision to deploy an advanced missile defense system on the Korean peninsula, North Korea once again test-launched its KN-11 submarine-launched ballistic missile. The missile was fired at 11:30 a.m. local time on Saturday. The test failed, according to assessments by South Korea’s Joint Chiefs…