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Trump Takes New Tack in Afghanistan Fight

August 22, 2017 |

President Donald Trump, long a critic of U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, is acceding to top advisers and will deploy additional forces there as well as pressure Pakistan to do more to fight extremism.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Total Buys Maersk Oil for $5 Billion

August 22, 2017 |

French oil giant Total has agreed to acquire Danish conglomerate A.P. Moeller-Maersk’s oil unit for $ 4.95 billion, signaling a renewed appetite for deals in the global oil-and-gas industry.
WSJ.com: US Business

Trump to Unveil Afghanistan Strategy in Televised Address Monday

August 22, 2017 |

President Donald Trump will give a nationally televised address Monday night to unveil his strategy for the war in Afghanistan, the White House said, and that might mean 4,000 more troops being sent over.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Great Wall Expresses Interest in Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep

August 21, 2017 |

Chinese auto maker Great Wall Motor said it is interested in acquiring Jeep, the profitable U.S. sport-utility-vehicle maker owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
WSJ.com: US Business

Spanish Police Shoot and Kill Suspected Terror Van Driver

August 21, 2017 |

Spanish authorities said on Monday police shot the man they suspect of being the driver in Thursday’s attack in Barcelona, after confronting him outside the city wearing what appeared to be an explosive vest.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

U.S., South Korea Brace for North’s Fury Over War Games

August 21, 2017 |

A new cycle of escalation on the Korean Peninsula looked set to begin this week as the U.S. and South Korea kicked off annual military exercises that have a history of enraging Pyongyang.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Sempra Energy Reaches Deal to Buy Oncor After Outbidding Berkshire

August 21, 2017 |

Sempra Energy has reached a deal to buy Oncor for $ 9.45 billion after swooping in to snatch the power-transmission company away from Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.
WSJ.com: US Business

10 Sailors Missing After U.S. Navy Destroyer, Merchant Ship Collide

August 21, 2017 |

The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain was on its way to a port call in Singapore before the collision, making it the second U.S. Navy destroyer accident in two months.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Alipay, WeChat Take Battle for Mobile-Payment Dominance Overseas

August 21, 2017 |

China’s tech titans are expanding into foreign markets, signing partnerships with merchants in Southeast Asia and Europe and looking to invest in payment systems in other countries.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Eurozone Surplus Suggests Economy Is Unfazed by Strong Euro

August 20, 2017 |

The eurozone’s trade surplus widened in June, an indication that the euro’s recent rise against other major currencies has yet to hinder economic growth.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe