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100 years after conviction, Donald Trump pardons boxer Jack Johnson who infuriated white America

US President Donald Trump on Thursday issued a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion who was jailed a century ago after having a relationship with a white woman. “I believe Jack Johnson is a worthy person to receive a pardon, to correct a wrong in our history,” Trump said. In a case that came to symbolize racial injustice, Johnson was arrested in 1912 with Lucille […]

Why did an Indian minister just go to North Korea?

On Thursday, India revealed that it had sent a minister to North Korea for the first time in two decades. The last time an Indian minister visited North Korea was in September 1998. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, information and broadcasting minister of the then ruling BJP-led alliance, had flown to Pyongyang to attend a film festival. This time, it is more substantial. VK Singh, a junior foreign minister and the former […]

US still hopeful of Trump-Kim summit despite North Korea threat

The United States is still hopeful that an unprecedented summit with North Korea will take place, in spite of a threat by Pyongyang to pull out, but President Donald Trump is prepared for a tough negotiation, the White House said on Wednesday. North Korea threw the June 12 summit into doubt on Wednesday saying it might not attend if Washington continues to insist that it unilaterally give up its nuclear […]

Rift with US could push Pakistan deeper into China's grip: Report

The ongoing deterioration of relations between Islamabad and Washington could end up increasing Pakistan’s vulnerability to China’s financial muscle, an analysis in a widely regarded foreign policy magazine has said. The analysis says the US move to put Pakistan on a terrorism financing watchlist could mean Islamabad’s ‘risky reliance’ on China would only increase. The analysis, titled ‘Pakistan’s Risky Reliance on China Set to Grow’, appeared in The Diplomat, the […]

US imposes sanctions on three individuals with alleged links to Pakistan-based terror networks

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on three individuals believed to be working with terrorist networks based in Pakistan. The US administration called on the governments of Pakistan and other South Asian countries to deny sanctuary to dangerous individuals and organisations. The US has listed Rahman Zeb Faqir Muhammad, Hizb Ullah Astam Khan and Dilawar Khan Nadir Khan as Specially Designated Global Terrorists and prohibited American citizens from engaging […]

Indian-American Manisha Singh Sworn in as assistant secretary of state

Manisha Singh, an Indian American lawyer, was sworn in as assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs on Friday, returning to head a department where she had once served in a junior position. Ms Singh, 45, born in Uttar Pradesh, is the first woman appointed as the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs. She was sworn in by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. She previously […]

Violence against Sikh Boy in The US

Violence against Sikh Boy in The US With the Gurupurab festival being celebrated in India on the 4th of November, a sad news broke the hearts of millions. A sikh boy, 14 years old was beaten, knocked down, and punched by his classmates in the state of of Washington DC, United States. The boy was targeted for being an Indian, claims his father. The boy while being beaten down, was […]

USA and North Korea News Updates

USA and North Korea News Updates Nuclear War May Break Out Any Moment’: North Korea Attacks ‘Hostile’ US North Korea on Monday told the United Nations that it will never negotiate the dismantling of its nuclear weapons unless the United States reverses its “hostile” policy.   Deputy UN Ambassador Kim In Ryong told the General Assembly’s committee on disarmament that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go […]

North Korea begging for war: US after UNSC meeting

UN Security Council members called for further sanctions against North Korea on Monday after a powerful nuclear test explosion added another layer of urgency for diplomats wrestling with what to do about the North’s persistent weapons programs. Scheduled after North Korea said it detonated a hydrogen bomb underground Sunday, the emergency session comes six days after the council strongly condemned Pyongyang’s ‘outrageous’ launch of a ballistic missile over Japan. Less […]

North Korea taunts US, says ICBM is 'gift' to Americans on their Independence Day

True to his image, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un today used foul language to taunt the US and said that his country’s intercontinental ballistic missile test was a “gift” to “American bastards” on their independence day. According to The Independent, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) quoted Kim Jong-Un, who personally oversaw the test, as saying that “American bastards would be not very happy with this gift sent on the […]