Sudan Gets Down to Business in the Face of Sanctions and Strife

The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) Entrepreneurs find new avenues as U.S. delays lifting economic curbs and president clings to power; Gulf states provide investment lifeline   By Matina Stevis Updated July 18, 2017 9:45 a.m. ET KHARTOUM, Sudan—In the capital of a country widely deemed a pariah state, the hustle is always on. “We…

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Germany Questions Siemens on Equipment That Made It to Crimea

Wall Street Journal Two turbines that the corporation sold to Technopromexport for use in Russia were apparently instead shipped to Russian-occupied Crimea   Siemens filed a lawsuit in Moscow this week against Technopromexport, a subsidiary of Russia’s state-owned Rostec State, after learning from what it called reliable sources that two turbines it had sold to…

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Der Frieden von Wladiwostok?

Russland, nicht China, könnte eine Schlüsserolle bei der Lösung des Atomkonflikts mit Nordkorea spielen. Von Dmitri Trenin and Andrei Trenin 29.05.2017 Picture Alliance Seit einigen Wochen ist die koreanische Halbinsel wieder einmal Schauplatz einer Atom- und Raketenkrise. Als Antwort auf die nordkoreanischen Tests hatte US-Präsident Donald Trump einen Flugzeugträger an die koreanische Küste geschickt und…

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‘Beautiful Military Equipment’ Can’t Buy Middle East Peace’

 New York Times Opinion Page By MOHAMMAD JAVAD ZARIFMAY 26, 2017 Photo Credit Dandy/John J. Custer Tehran — As President Trump was being feted in the palaces of the Saudi royal family after concluding a historic arms deal, Iranians were celebrating the outcome of a hard-fought election. The vote manifested the determination of Iran’s electorate…

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