Winter Olympics Day 3 Roundup

Talk on Monday centered more on the adverse weather conditions than the day's events, with extreme winds causing a number of crashes in the women's slopestyle final. While the women's giant slalom was postponed until Thursday, the…

Electoral bonds – boon or bane for India?

A new electoral bond scheme in India is the country's latest attempt to remove illegally obtained income, or "black money," from the country's electoral system. Introduced in January, the bonds are a financial instrument that will conceal the identity of the…

Turkey: Relations with US at make-or-break point

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Monday warned that Turkey-US ties were at a "critical point" and Washington needed to take "concrete steps" to regain Ankara's trust. "Our relations are at a very critical stage,"…

Trump reveals plan to repair America’s creaky infrastructure

US President Donald Trump unveiled his second budget on Monday, which emphasized a $200-billion (€163-billion) pledge to deal with the country's decaying highways, airports, seaports and sewage networks. The funds, which will be released over a 10-year period, are…