Dec 7, 2016

Russian colonel dies from Aleppo rebel shelling

Russia said Wednesday that an army colonel working as a military adviser in Syria has died several days after being wounded by rebel shelling in Aleppo. “Ruslan Galitsky passed away in hospital as a result of his serious injuries. Russian army medics fought for ...

Son meets Trump, plans $50 billion U.S. investment, 50,000 jobs

Dec 7, 2016

Son meets Trump, plans $50 billion U.S. investment, 50,000 jobs

Billionaire business tycoon Masayoshi Son said on Tuesday he would invest $50 billion in the United States and create 50,000 new jobs, a move President-elect Donald Trump claimed was a direct result of his election win. The investment revived speculation that U.S. telecoms giant ...

Dec 7, 2016

U.S. lawmaker: Sony breach may have inspired Russian election hacking

The U.S. failure to retaliate strongly for the 2014 cyber attack against Sony Pictures may have helped inspire Russian hackers who sought to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election, a senior congressional Democrat said on Tuesday. “Russia may have concluded that they could hack ...

Dec 6, 2016

Pentagon buried study that found $125 billion in wasteful spending: report

A Defense Department study that proposed cutting $125 billion in administrative waste from the Pentagon budget was buried amid concerns the findings would give Congress an excuse to further slash defense spending, The Washington Post reported Monday. The report, issued in January 2015, identified ...

Dec 5, 2016

Japanese banks eye ¥95 billion in loans to Russia's Gazprom

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., Mizuho Bank and other banks are making final arrangements to jointly extend some ¥95 billion ($831 million) in loans to Russia’s state-run gas firm Gazprom, sources close to the matter said Monday. A contract is expected to be concluded during ...

Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary

Dec 5, 2016

Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary

ashington President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key administration posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Trump’s decision, announced by his transition office, comes ...