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Watch: OneShot — The Face Of Trump's Shutdown

Detail of photograph by Michael Candelori
Detail of photograph by Michael Candelori

It's the silent (and sullied) face of an unprecedented presidency.

The partial government shutdown that Donald Trump has brought on in his battle with congressional Democrats over funding for the president's proposed border wall with Mexico has become the longest in U.S. history. The previous record had been held by the 21-day shutdown (December 1995 - January 1996) in which President Bill Clinton clashed with the GOP Congress.

After all the noise on both sides, as well as the closed parks, reduced services and unpaid government workers, the divided nation offers a lonely picture indeed ...

The Face Of Trump's Shutdown — Michael Candelori / ZUMA / OneShot


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Modi Is Wrong: Russia's War Also Creates Real Risks For India

By shrugging aside Russia’s aggression, India has shown indifference to fears that China could follow Russia’s example.

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi Visits Russia

Anita Inder Singh*

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NEW DELHI — India is wrong to dismiss Russia’s war in Ukraine as Europe’s problem. The illegality and destructiveness of the invasion, and consequential food and energy crises, have global ramifications.

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This explains why 143 out of the 193 member-states of the UN General Assembly voted against recognizing Russia’s illegal annexation of four Ukrainian regions after holding sham referenda there. Ninety-three voted in favor of expelling Russia from the UN Human Rights Council.

India has abstained from every vote in the UN condemning Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. The reason? Moscow is India’s top arms supplier and some 70% of India’s military platforms are of Russian origin.

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