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Tell-tale Trump choice for UN envoy and echoes from the past

By MR Josse NEW YORK, NY: In a week very largely dominated by a splurge of big-time negative news for the Donald Trump presidency – and a revival of the use of the ‘I (impeachment) word’ in political discourse – this column focuses on the bizarre nomination of Heather Hauert, …

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Flashback: What’s Leaving Left Unity Behind?

By Maila Baje From the way things are going, it sure does look like ethereal elements are trying to prevent the unification of our United Marxist-Leninist (UML) and Maoist factions into that single imposing communist party. Unity looked like a done deal before last year’s landmark elections. Nepali voters were …

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The country in the hand of hopeless leaders

By PR Pradhan There was a great deal of expectations among the people that the government under the leadership of KP Sharma Oli would make some good contribution for the nation, but their expectations turned negative as Oli is also following the same path of previous prime ministers. Indeed, during …

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• Germany: A New Era with Change of Leadership • Pakistan: Cooperation or Confrontation with US? * Yemen: Tentative Steps toward Peace Settlement

BY SHASHI MALLA Germany Germany’s largest political party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has elected Chancellor Angela Merkel’s close ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as chairperson. She succeeds Frau Merkel who headed both the chairperson of the party, and the government (in a grand coalition with the Social Democratic Party/SPD). She stood …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Bizarre claim Of late, leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) are seen claiming of the “model” Nepal’s peace process has offered to the rest of the world. It would not be surprised if the British and Nordic countries, in particular, were to feel highly amused …

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The cautious American president and telling G-20 visuals

By MR Josse NEW YORK, NY: As readers are very well aware, George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, passed away the other day at the age of 94, prompting a cascade of tributes and encomiums from Americans of all walks of life – not to mention …

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When the Gods they create fail

By Maila Baje Given the speed with which her stock has fallen, it’s a relief to see that Aung San Suu Kyi isn’t being condemned for attending the Asia Pacific Summit 2018 in Kathmandu. In a way, Suu Kyi’s plight resembles that of the other dignitary in our midst: Prime …

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It is not that odd

By PR Pradhan A controversial Christian organization, Universal Peace Federation run by Unification Church in South Korea organized a grand event in the heart of Kathmandu by challenging those who claim themselves as Hindus. Time and again, we listen from the Hindus that Nepal is a country of above 90 …

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