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Donald Trump’s Twitter Account Is A Security Disaster Waiting To Happen

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The most powerful publication in the world today is Donald Trump’s personal Twitter account. In the past six weeks, it has moved markets, conducted shadow foreign policy, and reshaped the focus of media around the world. Just today, it caused Toyota’s stock to drop. It is also shockingly insecure. That insecurity was acceptable when @realDonaldTrump concerned itself with Kristen Stewart ... Read More »

Chinese Media Warns Beijing Of India’s Takeover As World’s Manufacturing Hub

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BEIJING:  Apple expanding its business in India could have other tech giants follow suit and threaten China’s position as the manufacturing powerhouse, Chinese state media said today, adding that Beijing will have to upgrade its manufacturing to further attract offshore production. “Apple’s possible supply chain transfer to the South Asian country adds further pressure on China as its domestic manufacturers ... Read More »

Turkey Again Extends Emergency Rule By Further 3 Months

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ANKARA:  Turkey’s parliament voted on Tuesday in favour of extending emergency rule by a further three months, effective from January 19, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. Emergency rule, first imposed in Turkey after an abortive military coup on July 15 and then extended in October, enables the government to bypass parliament in enacting new laws and to limit or ... Read More »

No North Korea Missile Will Be Capable Of Reaching US: Donald Trump

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WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter again on Monday evening to promise North Korea would not develop a nuclear missile capable of reaching US territory. His comments come a day after the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un, appeared to try to put pressure on Trump by announcing his country is in the “final stages” of developing an ... Read More »

35 Killed, Many Injured In Istanbul Nightclub ‘Terror Attack’

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ISTANBUL: At least 35 people were killed and 40 wounded in a “terror” attack in Istanbul Sunday when gunmen reportedly dressed as Santa stormed an elite nightclub where partygoers were celebrating the New Year, the latest carnage to rock Turkey after a bloody 2016. Two gunmen entered the venue dressed as Santa and spraying bullets at random inside the Reina ... Read More »

Israel Issues Severe Travel Warning For India, Citing Immediate Threat Of Attacks

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JERUSALEM:  Israel has issued an “immediate and severe” travel warning for Western tourists in India, citing an immediate threat of attack on tourist targets during New Year celebrations, particularly in south-west part of India. “We are warning Israeli tourists in India of the possibility of imminent terrorist attacks against western targets and tourists, particularly in the southwest of that country,” ... Read More »

U.S. Imposing Sanctions Over Russian Hacking

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President Barack Obama’s administration announced sweeping new measures against Russia on Thursday in retaliation for what U.S. officials have characterized as interference in this fall’s presidential election, ordering the expulsion of Russian “intelligence operatives” and slapping new sanctions on state agencies and individuals suspected in the hacks of U.S. computer systems. The response, unveiled just weeks before President Obama leaves ... Read More »

Nuke Club NSG Draft Rule May Allow India In, Leave Pakistan Out

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WASHINGTON:  A draft proposal for accepting new members into the Nuclear Suppliers Group paves the way for India’s entry but leaves Pakistan out, says a US-based arms control organisation. The Arms Control Association (ACA), Washington, also warns that relaxing membership rules will undermine non-proliferation. Last week, the US media reported that Rafael Mariano Grossi, a former chairman of the NSG, ... Read More »

After China’s Comment On Agni-V Missile Test, India’s Curt Response

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NEW DELHI:  Responding to China’s reaction to its test-firing of the Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile, India on Tuesday said its strategic capabilities were not targeted against any particular country, adding that while it abides by all applicable international obligations, it expects others do the same. “India’s strategic capabilities are not targeted against any particular country. India abides by all the ... Read More »