FROM Shivam Vij
Dispute over Indian Diplomat Continues The US Embassy in New Delhi is under siege by protesters over the handcuffing and strip-search of Indian consular official Devyani Khobragade when she was arrested in New York City on charges of underpaying her housekeeper and lying about it on a visa application. US officials are divided about the case, and it's turned into an international incident. Secretary of State John Kerry has conceded that "certain courtesies were not extended." But the US Attorney in New York, Preet Bharara, says he's sworn to uphold the law even against what he called the "powerful, rich or connected." The Indian government says the real dispute is between the consular official and the housekeeper.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?