Oct 102018
China Stocks at Four-Year Low; Hong Kong Down as Tencent Plunges

A sell off in Hong Kong and Chinese shares deepened following a slump in U.S. equities amid persistent concerns about a trade war. The Hang Seng Index sank 3.8 percent, falling below the 26,000 support level, with every member of the gauge declining. Tencent Holdings Ltd., the most valuable stock listed in Asia, slid 7.3 percent and was in… China Stocks at Four-Year Low; Hong Kong Down as Tencent Plunges Image uploaded by: Hamartia Antidote

Mar 272016

BEIRUT — As European governments scramble to contain the expanding terrorist threat posed by the Islamic State, on the battlefield in Iraq and Syria the group is a rapidly diminishing force. In the latest setbacks for the militants on Thursday, Syrian government troops entered the outskirts of the historic town of Palmyra after a weeks-old… In Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State is in retreat on multiple fronts

Mar 032016

The U.S. Navy has dispatched a small armada to the South China Sea. The carrier John C. Stennis, two destroyers, two cruisers and the 7th Fleet flagship have sailed into the disputed waters in the last 24 hours, according to military officials. The carrier strike group is the latest show of force in the tense region, with the U.S. asserting… The U.S. just sent a carrier strike group to confront China

Feb 272016

A Chinese Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea would ratchet up regional tensions and be ignored by U.S. forces, said the head of the U.S. military forces in the Pacific during a press conference at the Pentagon on Thursday. Adm. Harry Harris, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, is concerned Beijing would declare an… PACOM Harris: U.S. Would Ignore A ‘Destabilizing’ Chinese South China Sea Air Defense Identification