Aug 20 2017 Lebanon Prepares for Syria’s Post-war Construction Windfall

The port of Tripoli in northern Lebanon wants the world to know it’s ready for business.
 
British safety managers are training local hires to operate heavy machinery and Chinese technicians are running diagnostics on two new container cranes that tower over the harbor, just 28 kilometers (18 miles) from the Syrian border.
 
After six years of civil [...]

 

Aug 20 2017 Lebanon Prepares for Syria’s Post-war Construction Windfall

The port of Tripoli in northern Lebanon wants the world to know it’s ready for business.
 
British safety managers are training local hires to operate heavy machinery and Chinese technicians are running diagnostics on two new container cranes that tower over the harbor, just 28 kilometers (18 miles) from the Syrian border.
 
After six years of civil [...]

 

Aug 20 2017 Mattis: US Troop Reduction in Exercise Not Due to N. Korea Concerns

A reduction in U.S. troops taking part in a joint exercise with South Korean forces this year simply reflects a need for fewer personnel and is not because of tensions with North Korea, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday.
About 17,500 U.S. service members are participating in the exercise this month, down from 25,000 last [...]

 

Aug 20 2017 Mattis: US Troop Reduction in Exercise Not Due to N. Korea Concerns

A reduction in U.S. troops taking part in a joint exercise with South Korean forces this year simply reflects a need for fewer personnel and is not because of tensions with North Korea, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday.
About 17,500 U.S. service members are participating in the exercise this month, down from 25,000 last [...]

 

Aug 20 2017 Chasing Eclipses Across the Globe a Way of Life for Some

While Monday’s total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be a once-in-a-lifetime sky show for millions, there’s a small group of people who have experienced it all before and they can’t get enough of it.
 
Glenn Schneider has seen 33. Fred Espenak has watched 28. Donald Liebenberg has logged 26. For newbie Kate Russo, it’s 10 [...]

 

Aug 20 2017 Chasing Eclipses Across the Globe a Way of Life for Some

While Monday’s total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be a once-in-a-lifetime sky show for millions, there’s a small group of people who have experienced it all before and they can’t get enough of it.
 
Glenn Schneider has seen 33. Fred Espenak has watched 28. Donald Liebenberg has logged 26. For newbie Kate Russo, it’s 10 [...]

 

Aug 20 2017 Trump Returns to a Changed White House

President Donald Trump concluded a 17-day working vacation with a return to a changed White House on Sunday evening.
Trump, at the South Portico, said “that’s too bad” when asked by VOA about the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain being involved in a collision with a merchant ship off the coast of Singapore.
The [...]

 

Aug 20 2017 Trump Returns to a Changed White House

President Donald Trump concluded a 17-day working vacation with a return to a changed White House on Sunday evening.
Trump, at the South Portico, said “that’s too bad” when asked by VOA about the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain being involved in a collision with a merchant ship off the coast of Singapore.
The [...]

 

Aug 20 2017 Initial NAFTA Talks Conclude Amid Signs Schedule Could Slip

The United States, Canada and Mexico wrapped up their first round of talks on Sunday to revamp the NAFTA trade pact, vowing to keep up a blistering pace of negotiations that some involved in the process said may be too fast to bridge deep differences.
In a joint statement issued at the end of five days [...]

 

Aug 20 2017 Initial NAFTA Talks Conclude Amid Signs Schedule Could Slip

The United States, Canada and Mexico wrapped up their first round of talks on Sunday to revamp the NAFTA trade pact, vowing to keep up a blistering pace of negotiations that some involved in the process said may be too fast to bridge deep differences.
In a joint statement issued at the end of five days [...]

 
 
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