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India issues veiled nuclear threat to Pakistan with hint it could abandon ‘no first use’ policy

India appears to have issued a veiled threat to Pakistan when its defence minister said the country’s continued nuclear commitment to “no first use“ would “depend on the circumstances“. The comment by Rajnath Singh introduces a level of ambiguity to a core national security doctrine, analysts said. It comes amid tensions between the two countries which have increased following India’s …

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State Department’s Top Policy Planner Forced Out

WASHINGTON — Kiron Skinner, the State Department’s director of policy planning and the highest-ranking African-American woman in the department, has been forced out of her job, according to administration officials. Ms. Skinner took leave last September from serving as a professor at Carnegie Mellon University and as a researcher at …

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Justice secretary’s call for rape suspect anonymity ‘not government policy’, Downing Street says amid outrage

The new justice secretary has been heavily criticised after suggesting that suspected criminals of “good character” should be granted anonymity before charge. Robert Buckland QC said there was “merit” in extending a controversial campaign launched by Sir Cliff Richard to ban naming people arrested over alleged sex offences and other serious …

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