Various Players Maneuver for an Uncertain Future in Syria

by Gregory Aftandilian Although uncertainties abound regarding the future of Syria, various players are maneuvering to consolidate and enhance their positions there, or at least to hedge their bets. Alliances such as those between Iran and Russia now appear to be on shaky ground as each country pursues its own interests. Israel and Turkey continue … Continue reading “Various Players Maneuver for an Uncertain Future in Syria”

Maroc: grand rituel d’allégeance pour les 20 ans de règne du roi

Après les traditionnels discours et banquets, les célébrations pour les 20 ans de règne du roi Mohammed VI culminent mercredi avec le grand rituel annuel d’allégeance destiné depuis les années 30 à glorifier la monarchie marocaine. Mardi, le monarque âgé de 55 ans, a donné une grande réception dans le parc de son palais à … Continue reading “Maroc: grand rituel d’allégeance pour les 20 ans de règne du roi”

L’incroyable violence de la macronie

L’excellent et inclassable Emmanuel Todd eut un jour cette phrase qui résonne désormais comme un coup de marteau : « Permettez-moi de vous démontrer pourquoi Macron, à l’inverse de Mussolini, n’est pas un fasciste. C’est parce que Mussolini avait un programme économique, lui ! » Et, force est de constater que le « programme » … Continue reading “L’incroyable violence de la macronie”

Les services de santé russes affirment n’avoir détecté «aucune substance toxique» chez Navalny

Les services de santé russes ont indiqué, ce 31 juillet dans la soirée, n’avoir détecté «aucune substance toxique» dans l’organisme d’Alexeï Navalny, hospitalisé le 28 juillet après une «grave réaction allergique», lui et son entourage ayant avancé la thèse d’un possible empoisonnement. Le médecin-chef de l’Institut Sklifossovski de médecine d’urgence, Alexeï Tokarev, a déclaré auprès … Continue reading “Les services de santé russes affirment n’avoir détecté «aucune substance toxique» chez Navalny”

Soutien aux femmes de chambres en grève !

Pirate Punx dimanche 04/08 a 16h à la plaine côté boulevard Chave. En soutien à la caisse de solidarité des femmes de chambre de l’hôtel NH collection en grève depuis plus de 100 jours ! Avec : René Binamé (anarko punk de Belgique) et The Dirteez (garage de Marseille). Les femmes de chambre de l’hôtel … Continue reading “Soutien aux femmes de chambres en grève !”

La Fed baisse les taux d’intérêt pour la première fois depuis 2008

Après dix ans de croissance ininterrompue, la Banque centrale américaine a abaissé mercredi son principal taux d’intérêt pour la première fois depuis 2008, sur fond de reproches incessants de Donald Trump de ne pas stimuler assez la première économie du monde. Citant les « incertitudes » sur l’économie mondiale et la faiblesse « persistante de l’inflation », la Fed … Continue reading “La Fed baisse les taux d’intérêt pour la première fois depuis 2008”

La police des Pays-Bas infiltrée par des gangs criminels, affirme un rapport officiel

Un rapport confidentiel du ministère de la Justice révèle que la police néerlandaise est infiltrée par le crime organisé. Les nombreux cas traités ne sont peut-être que «la partie émergée de l’iceberg». D’autres enquêtes sont en cours. Une onde de choc aux Pays-Bas est née d’un rapport confidentiel du ministère de la Justice dont le … Continue reading “La police des Pays-Bas infiltrée par des gangs criminels, affirme un rapport officiel”

Cameroun : Les rois et chefs traditionnels d’Afrique se sont concertés à Douala

Dans le cadre des efforts de valorisation des traditions africaines, la première édition de la journée des Rois et Chefs traditionnels d’Afrique a eu lieu au Cameroun les 28 et 30 juillet 2019. Les participants ont échangé autour des questions sur, « la gouvernance traditionnelle dans une Afrique en mutations : enjeux et perspectives ; La … Continue reading “Cameroun : Les rois et chefs traditionnels d’Afrique se sont concertés à Douala”

INVESTITURE DU PRESIDENT MAURITANIEN

Ça y est, il a empoigné son naam (1) ! Enfin, dans ses nouveaux et prestigieux atours de chef d’Etat.  Jour mémorable que ce 1er août 2019 non seulement pour la Mauritanie, mais aussi et surtout pour Mohamed Ould Ghazouani investi, à Nouakchott, la capitale, comme président de la République islamique de Mauritanie. C’était en présence … Continue reading “INVESTITURE DU PRESIDENT MAURITANIEN”

LIMOGEAGE DU MINISTRE ALGERIEN DE LA JUSTICE  

La nouvelle a surpris plus d’un si fait que d’aucuns ont vite fait de parler de coup de tonnerre dans le ciel algérien. En effet, le président par intérim, Abdelkader Bensalah, a mis fin, hier, 31 juillet 2019, aux fonctions de Slimane Brahimi, jusque-là ministre de la Justice. Quelles peuvent être les raisons de ce … Continue reading “LIMOGEAGE DU MINISTRE ALGERIEN DE LA JUSTICE  “

REFORME CONTESTEE DE LA CEI

Au cœur de la polémique de la crise postélectorale de 2010 avec les conséquences que l’on sait, la Commission électorale indépendante (CEI) de la Côte d’Ivoire continue, dix ans plus tard, de faire encore parler d’elle. En effet, à peine voté le 30 juillet dernier, le projet de loi sur la recomposition de l’instance électorale, … Continue reading “REFORME CONTESTEE DE LA CEI”

IDEMIA Announces That RHB Is the First Bank to Launch the MOTION CODETM Credit Card in Southeast Asia

Jul 31, 2019 Picture:  COURBEVOIE, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, today announces its partnership with RHB bank to offer the MOTION CODETM card option to its Visa Rewards Motion CodeTM credit card in Malaysia. It is the first time such a card is available in Southeast Asia. Developed by IDEMIA, the Motion … Continue reading “IDEMIA Announces That RHB Is the First Bank to Launch the MOTION CODETM Credit Card in Southeast Asia”

Biological E and GVK BIO Announce Strategic R&D Partnership

Jul 31, 2019 HYDERABAD, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GVK BIO, a leading global Contract Research and Development Organisation (CRDO), and BE Pharmaceuticals Inc (BE Inc), a rapidly growing pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets complex and critical injectable products, announced a strategic collaboration in drug product development. As part of the partnership, GVK BIO will develop certain … Continue reading “Biological E and GVK BIO Announce Strategic R&D Partnership”

Alibaba Group’s Tmall Partners With NYFW – The Shows

Jul 31, 2019 Picture:  Top “China Cool” Designers to be Featured During NYFW This Fall NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alibaba Group’s (NYSE: BABA) Tmall, China’s premier B2C platform for brands and retailers, today announced its new partnership with New York Fashion Week (NYFW): The Shows. The partnership will bring both top and emerging Chinese designers to NYFW … Continue reading “Alibaba Group’s Tmall Partners With NYFW – The Shows”

Future Group Affiliate LivQuik Partners With Poynt to Provide Merchants Across India With Powerful Commerce Platform

Jul 31, 2019 Picture:  PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Future Group, one of the world’s leading retail conglomerates, and its commerce payments affiliate LivQuik, have partnered with Poynt, the world’s leading open commerce platform, to mass deploy smart POS solutions across India. The Poynt Platform, comprised of Poynt’s Smart Terminals, Poynt OS (a powerful Android-based Operating System) … Continue reading “Future Group Affiliate LivQuik Partners With Poynt to Provide Merchants Across India With Powerful Commerce Platform”

Belt and Road fund secures 49% stake in renewable energy platform

Jul 31, 2019 Picture:  Beijing-based Silk Road Fund confirms go-ahead of joint venture with Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power green utilities group. China’s Silk Road Fund (SRF) has announced plans to acquire a 49% stake in Acwa Power Renewable Energy Holding (APRE), the renewable-energy platform developed by Riyadh-headquartered utilities business Acwa Power. The move follows the … Continue reading “Belt and Road fund secures 49% stake in renewable energy platform”

Yifang Fruit Tea – He Lost NT$ 160M to Build Taiwan’s Top Tea Brand

Jul 31, 2019 Picture:  It was an ordinary afternoon during the last days of 2015. Ko Tze-kai, CEO of the restaurant group Inkism International (墨力國際), had just turned 32. He locked himself in his office and stared at the shopping bag sitting on his coffee table; it was stuffed with millions in cash. None of … Continue reading “Yifang Fruit Tea – He Lost NT$ 160M to Build Taiwan’s Top Tea Brand”

ASEAN Reaffirms Russia’s Strategic Partner Role at Lavrov’s Meeting With Top Diplomats

Counter-terrorism, cybersecurity and disaster management – these are the key priorities that ASEAN wants to emphasise in its cooperation with Russia. According to Indonesia’s foreign minister Retno Marsudi, more than 60% of the goals set 2016 by the comprehensive 4-year plan of  cooperation between Moscow and the 10 Southeast Asian nations, have been already achieved, … Continue reading “ASEAN Reaffirms Russia’s Strategic Partner Role at Lavrov’s Meeting With Top Diplomats”

Russia says ‘da’ to another arms race

Moscow does not intend to offer the United States any guarantees for not deploying weapons after the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF) has been terminated. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Russia was interested in conducting negotiations on the subject of the INF Treaty, albeit “not more than … Continue reading “Russia says ‘da’ to another arms race”

Attention, risques de chutes ! – Binck Hebdo du 30 juillet

Binck Hebdo est un point complet sur les indices, la géopolitique, les statistiques et de nombreuses actions.     03:00 Avertissement 08:22 Actualités des indices internationaux et matières premières 20:20 Les banques centrales 23:31 Top/Flop 39:58 Indices internationaux et matières premières 54:09 Valeurs demandées en live 01:06:23 Valeurs françaises et internationales (ordre alphabétique, haussières, neutres, … Continue reading “Attention, risques de chutes ! – Binck Hebdo du 30 juillet”

Samsung BioLogics and UCB Sign Third Drug Manufacturing Deal

Jul 30, 2019 INCHEON, South Korea, July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Samsung BioLogics (SBL) and UCB have agreed to an additional drug substance manufacturing deal under which SBL will also produce UCB’s anti-tau candidate to treat progressive supranuclear palsy, pending regulatory approvals. UCB’s anti-tau candidate is currently in Phase I clinical studies. UCB is a … Continue reading “Samsung BioLogics and UCB Sign Third Drug Manufacturing Deal”

Russian Helicopters presented a mockup of the VRT500 at Milan Design Week

The design bureau VR-Technologies, subsidiary of Rostec’s Russian Helicopters holding company, presented a mockup of the light multi-purpose helicopter VRT500 at the Fuorisalone exhibition (part of the Milan Design Week, held April 8–14). The helicopter model is presented at the exhibition of ItalDesign, which was one of the developer companies of VRT500. Currently specialists of … Continue reading “Russian Helicopters presented a mockup of the VRT500 at Milan Design Week”

The Biggest In The World Mi-26T2V Helicopter Completes Preliminary Flight Tests

Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) successfully completed preliminary flight tests of the Mi-26T2V helicopter. The machine is being prepared for a handover to the Russian Ministry of Defense to do joint official tests. The upgraded heavy Mi-26T2V helicopter designed in the interests of the Ministry of Defense made its first flight in August 2018. … Continue reading “The Biggest In The World Mi-26T2V Helicopter Completes Preliminary Flight Tests”

Pharmaceutical technology company ‘hinova pharma’ has received $40 million in a series B financing led by Hermed Capital and Fosun Pharma

Pharmaceutical technology company “hinova pharma” has completed $40 million in a series B financing led by Hermed Capital and Fosun Pharma. This round of financing will be used for product R&D. Hinova Pharma focused on innovative drug research and industrialization. Relying on the the world’s leading technology platform, it develops major drug varieties of broad … Continue reading “Pharmaceutical technology company ‘hinova pharma’ has received $40 million in a series B financing led by Hermed Capital and Fosun Pharma”

Russian Helicopters transfers a batch of repaired Mi-17 helicopters to Laos

Russian Helicopters Holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) fulfilled the first service contract in the interests of the Lao Ministry of Defense, having transferred a batch of four helicopters Mi-17 at the official ceremony. The helicopters were repaired by a mobile group of specialists which is part of the Holding 356 Aircraft Repair Plant JSC. The … Continue reading “Russian Helicopters transfers a batch of repaired Mi-17 helicopters to Laos”

Traveloka reportedly seeks US$500M fresh funding to maximise regional expansion effort

Indonesian traveltech unicorn Traveloka is said to be in discussion to raise a new funding round. The company aims to secure up to US$500 million or around IDR7 trillion, bringing its valuation to US$4.5 billion. Reported by WSJ, the information included Traveloka’s plan to increase its regional expansion effort. There is no information yet on … Continue reading “Traveloka reportedly seeks US$500M fresh funding to maximise regional expansion effort”

Russian Helicopters and Lao Ministry of Defense negotiate after-sales servicing plans

During their business trip to Laos, the delegation from Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) conducted negotiations with the executives of the Lao Ministry of Defense regarding further cooperation in after-sales support of the previously supplied helicopters. During the negotiations, the Lao party expressed their interest in the timely restoration of the airworthiness of three … Continue reading “Russian Helicopters and Lao Ministry of Defense negotiate after-sales servicing plans”

In the first half of the year, China’s Internet business revenue was 540.9 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 17.9%

China’s internet and related sectors maintained steady growth in the first half of 2019, with the total business revenue reaching 540.9 billion yuan (about 78.6 U.S. dollars), a year-on-year increase of 17.9 percent, official data showed Tuesday.  The growth rate is down by five percentage points from the same period last year, but still 0.6 … Continue reading “In the first half of the year, China’s Internet business revenue was 540.9 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 17.9%”

Russian Helicopters Holding Company negotiating delivery of up to eight helicopters to Malaysia

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) is holding negotiations regarding delivery of up to eight rotorcraft units of three types to Malaysian customers. Contract details are to be specified during the fifteenth Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2019 through March 26 to 30 on Langkawi island. “Malaysian operators made requests for … Continue reading “Russian Helicopters Holding Company negotiating delivery of up to eight helicopters to Malaysia”

Russia creates ground-based aircraft landing control complex

Russian State Corporation Rostec will begin mass production of new airfield radar systems to ensure safe aircraft landing control. The new equipment will provide for accurately determining an aircraft’s deviation from a predetermined path of descent and transmit information to the crew and to ground services. The hardware will be produced by Chelyabinsk Radio Plant … Continue reading “Russia creates ground-based aircraft landing control complex”

If the Justice Department Prevails in a Florida Courtroom, More Americans May See Themselves Stripped of Citizenship

As the Justice Department made its closing argument on Tuesday afternoon that a federal court should strip a 62-year-old truck driver of his U.S. citizenship, one question appeared to weigh on U.S. Magistrate Judge Patricia Barksdale’s mind: If Parvez Manzoor Khan is denaturalized, will he be deported to Pakistan? In a Jacksonville, Florida, courtroom, Justice … Continue reading “If the Justice Department Prevails in a Florida Courtroom, More Americans May See Themselves Stripped of Citizenship”

Graham and Neocons Push for a U.S.-Israeli Defense Treaty

by Mitchell Plitnick The staunchly militaristic Jewish Institute for the National Security of America (JINSA) has proposed a mutual defense pact between the United States and Israel. JINSA frequently publishes papers and analyses around strategies that it would like to see pursued by the United States, Israel, or both, but this one is a little … Continue reading “Graham and Neocons Push for a U.S.-Israeli Defense Treaty”