Tag: Military

Russia Poised for Economic Foothold Over EU Member’s Resistance

Two Russian banks are on the verge of taking a substantial equity stake of Croatia’s biggest retailer, in a sign Moscow is expanding its reach in a corner of the European Union that has for years tried to fend off Russian investment. State-owned Sberbank PJSC and VTB Group are set to convert claims of about 1.4 …

Bangkok’s Crammed Elevated Metro Sees Expansion Tripling Profits

BTS Group Holdings predicts 6 billion baht net income by 2022 CEO expects Bangkok to rely on rail as in Hong Kong and Tokyo BTS Group Holdings Pcl predicts about 6 billion baht ($192 million) of net income in 2022, up from 2 billion baht last year, Chief Executive Officer Kavin Kanjanapas said. Roughly two-thirds will …

Arab Stocks Advance as Jitters Over U.S. Strike in Syria Fade

Stocks in Riyadh lead gains, rise the most in almost 10 months Main equities benchmark in Dubai climbs the most since June Read More: Analysts Say Syria Strike Isn’t Causing Panic in Mideast Markets Saudi Arabia’s stocks on Wednesday fell the most since October after U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments on Twitter suggested that strikes against …

How the U.S. and Allies Attacked Syria

President Donald Trump’s outrage over another apparent chemical weapons attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was clear. And for the second time in his presidency, the U.S. commander-in-chief demanded retaliation. As images of sick or dying children flooded global media all week, the U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS Winston Churchill churned toward the Mediterranean to join a …

Trump Echoes Bush With Mission Accomplished on Syria Strike

shore up international support on Saturday after overnight strikes on Bashar al-Assad’s regime as punishment for an apparent chemical weapons attack, and as deterrence against future attacks. The Syrian government is believed to have been responsible for dropping a barrel bomb with chemical agents on a civilian population near Damascus a week ago. The coordinated missile …

May Defends Syria Airstrikes Without Parliamentary Vote

Attack was about chemical weapons, not regime change, she says Labour leader says the move was ‘legally questionable’ This language was aimed at heading off some of the arguments that members of parliament on all sides used when they voted against air strikes in Syria in 2013. At that time, May’s predecessor David Cameron had made …

Mysterious Swiss Franc Slide Shows Reach of Russia Sanctions

Nervous Russian tycoons may be driving a selloff in the Swiss franc. The currency’s slide this week has been out of character with its status as a safe asset during times of market turmoil. The franc has fallen to its weakest level versus the euro since January 2015 while the yen, also a haven, has gained …

Congress Finds Itself a Bystander in Trumps Decision on Striking Syria

The U.S. Congress will play a clear role if President Donald Trump decides to strike Syria for using chemical weapons: bystander. While Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has promised lawmakers that a small group of congressional leaders will be given a confidential heads-up before any missiles fly, few lawmakers expect Trump to wait for them to approve …

Trump Keeps His Syria Attack Options Open as Russia Urges Calm

Macron cites proof Assad’s regime used chemical weapons Mattis cites concern a strike might ‘escale out of control’ Donald Trump said an attack on Syria could come “very soon, or not so soon at all,” as Russian leaders urged calm and reined in their own war rhetoric. The U.S. president said Thursday on Twitter that he …
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