Tag Archives: U.S.

General Dynamics gets U.S. and U.K. sub fire control contract modification

The U.S. Department of Defense is awarding an $8.8 million contract modification to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems for work on U.S. and U.K. ballistic and cruise missile submarine fire control systems. The modification will include maintenance on the attack weapon control systems and missile fire-control for the future U.S. Columbia-class and U.K. Dreadnought-class submarines. The work will be… Read More »

Exclusive: U.S. Cardinal Health puts $1.5 billion China business on block – sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) – U.S. drug distributor Cardinal Health has put its China business up for sale, drawing keen interest from state-backed Chinese pharmaceutical firms in a deal that may be worth up to $1.5 billion, sources familiar with the matter said. Shanghai Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd, China Resources Pharmaceutical Group Ltd and Sinopharm Group Co Ltd are… Read More »

Philippines’ Duterte says didn’t seek U.S. support in city siege

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday he did not seek support from Washington to end the siege of a southern Philippines town by Islamist militants, a day after the United States said it was providing assistance at the request of the government. Duterte told a news conference in Cagayan de Oro City, about 100 km (62 miles) from… Read More »

Syrian rebels say U.S., allies sending more arms to fend off Iran threat

Syrian rebels say the United States and its allies are sending them more arms to try to fend off a new push into the southeast by Iran-backed militias aiming to open an overland supply route between Iraq and Syria. The stakes are high as Iran seeks to secure its influence from Tehran to Beirut in a “Shi’ite crescent”… Read More »

Asus ZenFone AR with Tango and Daydream support is scheduled to arrive in the U.S. this July

Earlier this month, we told you that the Tango enabled Asus ZenFone AR will be exclusively coming to Verizon this summer. Now, we can narrow that down to July thanks to Asus CEO Jerry Shen, who revealed that the phone would be coming to the U.S. that month. The executive also revealed that by next year, over 1,000… Read More »

Strong start to summer driving season pushes U.S. oil towards $50

U.S. crude oil prices rose towards $50 per barrel on Tuesday as a strong start to the summer driving season in the United States suggested strong fuel demand in months ahead. U.S. demand for transport fuels such as gasoline used in cars and diesel in buses tends to rise significantly as families visit friends and relatives or go… Read More »

North Korea says will have dialogue with U.S. under right conditions – Yonhap

A senior North Korean diplomat who handles relations with the United States said on Saturday that Pyongyang would have dialogue with the U.S. administration if conditions were right, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported. Choe Son Hui, North Korea’s foreign ministry director general for U.S. affairs, made the comment to reporters in Beijing as she was travelling home… Read More »

China posts worst export fall since 2009 as fears of U.S. trade war loom

China’s massive export engine sputtered for the second year in a row in 2016, with shipments falling in the face of persistently weak global demand and officials voicing fears of a trade war with the United States that is clouding the outlook for 2017. In one week, China’s leaders will see if President-elect Donald Trump makes good on… Read More »

Nintendo Switch to launch March 3, to cost $299.99 in U.S.

Nintendo Co Ltd (7974.T) will launch the Switch, its first new game console in about four years, on March 3 for $299.99 in the United States and 29,980 yen in Japan, the video game maker said on Friday. The price of the Switch, a hybrid home console and handheld device, compares with the $299.99 in the U.S. and… Read More »

Japan November machinery orders seen falling on U.S. policy uncertainty

A Reuters poll on Friday found Japan’s machinery orders were expected to fall in November, the first decline in two months, suggesting firms remain cautious about capital spending. Core machinery orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as a leading indicator of capital spending, were expected to have slipped 1.7 percent in November following a 4.1 percent rise… Read More »