Category Archives: General News
By NATALIYA VASILYEVA
A media company owned by Kremlin-friendly oligarch Alisher Usmanov has splashed out $1.5 billion to gain full control of Russia’s most popular social network, VKontakte, bringing an end to a months-long dispute that saw the original investors sue each other in court.
As President Obama laid out his “strategy” last night for dealing with ISIS in Iraq and Syria, and as bipartisan leadership in Congress push to approve as much as $4 billion to arm the Syrian “rebels,” it should be noted that the keystone to his anti-Assad policy — the “vetted moderate” Free Syrian Army (FSA) — is now admitting that they, too, are working with the Islamic State.
ust a few hours ahead of President Obama’s strategy oration, we thought worth noting that Americans’ trust in the federal government to handle international problems has fallen to a record-low 43%.
Saudi Arabia has inaugurated a multilayered fence along its northern borders, as part of efforts to secure the kingdom’s vast desert frontiers against infiltrators and smugglers, state media said.
By Craig Adeyanju
On July 30, Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Baxter International’s (NYSE: BAX) portfolio of marketed vaccines in a deal that is reportedly worth $635 million.
The portfolio of vaccines consists of NeisVac-C and FSME-IMMUN/TicoVac.
By Szu Ping Chan
The world is sliding towards another debt-ridden disaster, with the eurozone and China one shock away from a fresh crisis, according to a leading economics consultancy.
Fathom Consulting, which is run by former Bank of England economists, said current levels of low volatility masked systemic risks in the global financial system.