As Greece continues to suffer under the weight of heavy debt, the CCP has swooped in to save the day. As part of the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, Chinese companies have invested in Greek ports, telecom, and energy. China is snapping up European harbor infrastructure, making European leaders increasingly nervous about growing Chinese influence in Europe.
Ukrainians are paying tribute to the soldiers who died fighting against Russian-led forces in the battle for the Donetsk airport. More than 100 Ukrainian troops were killed during the 242-days of fighting.
Cradling an AK-47 and sucking a lollipop, the former American Green Beret bumped along in the back of an armored SUV as it wound through the darkened streets of Aden. Two other commandos on the mission were former Navy SEALs. As elite US special operations fighters, they had years of specialized training by the US military to protect America. But now they were working for a different master: a private US company that had been hired by the United Arab Emirates, a tiny desert monarchy on the Persian Gulf.