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Recently, United States President Donald Trump kicked the onus of the US backing out of the Iran nuclear deal to the US Congress. The question is how we interpret this technically, in terms of domestic politics and in terms of geopolitics.

 

By refusing to certify the Iran nuclear deal, which curbed its nuclear programme in return for lifting global sanctions, U.S. President Donald Trump has put the two-year-old pact on dangerous footing.

 

The immediate crisis in Barcelona is averted, at least for the moment. After a disputed referendum, the Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has signed the declaration of independence.

 

Days after the Kurds of Iraq voted overwhelmingly for independence — one of their own who went on to become Mam Jalal (Kurdish for Uncle Jalal) for the whole of Iraq — passed away.

 

By awarding the Nobel Prize in Literature to British-Japanese novelist Kazuo Ishiguro this year, the Swedish Academy has pulled itself back to more classical criteria in deciding who makes the cut.

 

Even after the worst mass shooting in the history of the United States at the famed Las Vegas gambling hub killed 59 and injured over 520 persons, the country shows no readiness to confront the gun epidemic which has caused bloodbath after bloodbath for decades.

 

While the possibility the Las Vegas massacre had a terrorist link cannot be fully ruled out, the evidence points to the killer responsible for the worst mass shooting in United States history as being a person who acted on his own for no political motive.

 

Governments around the globe, from Berlin to Beijing, and not least of all, in Pyongyang, have been desperately trying to figure out what the United States is going to do in North Korea. Is it headed for war or for dialogue?

 

The deadliest mass shooting in modern US history happened in Las Vegas at an outdoor concert event on October 1.

 

Meeting under the grim shadow of the overnight Las Vegas massacre, the leadership of the global organisation on October 2 renewed its commitment to embodying Mahatma Gandhi's belief in the power of nonviolence.

 


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