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News from India and Across the World (January 15, 2018)

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that the India-Israel relationship was a “marriage made in heaven”. Netanyahu said that even though Israel was “disappointed” by India’s vote at the UN against the Jerusalem issue, one negative vote will not affect the ties. 416 more words

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Foreign Influence: Ideas vs. Subversion

The notion of ‘foreign influence’ is often thrown around by all sides of the political spectrum to deride contrary opinions as though the mere fact that the idea is foreign is a good enough criticism. 1,196 more words

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Deliberate online falsehoods: an issue of checks and balances

A select committee has been formed by Parliament to study deliberate online falsehoods, and given the government’s strong rhetoric highlighting Singapore’s susceptibility to instability and unrest as a result of such falsehoods, it is likely that some measures will soon be introduced to deal with them. 1,201 more words

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News from India and Across the World (January 10, 2018)

The government of India has given its permission for 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in single-brand retail trading and construction development without any government approval. 308 more words

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President Trump's Speech to American Farm Bureau Convention, Nashville, January 8th, 2018

President Trump is the first POTUS to attend the American Farm Bureau Convention in 25 years (1993). During his speech, he told attendees that the recent tax cuts and deregulations will make it easier to keep the family farm and make money.  196 more words

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POSTED BY MARTIN KICH The following news release has been issued by the Committee to Protect Journalists: As U.S. President Donald Trump announces his “Fake Media” awards, the Committee to Protect Journalists names its global Press Oppressors—world leaders who use rhetoric, legal action, and censorship to try to silence their critics.

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