Relations between Israel’s wealthiest person Beny Steinmetz and the mineral-rich African nation of Guinea have deteriorated to such an extent that neither the billionaire nor any of his representatives plan to attend a final hearing into the ownership of a prized iron-ore asset.
Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid said his country could face economic sanctions if talks with the Palestinians fail to reach a peace deal, and pledged his Yesh Atid party would back a negotiated agreement.
Given Imaging Ltd. jumped to the highest level in six years after Covidien Plc said it would buy the Israeli maker of swallowable cameras at a 27 percent premium to the closing price of its U.S. traded shares.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is asserting his authority two years after assuming power by dismissing his uncle, a senior military leader who had been installed as a “regent” to watch over the young ruler, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said.
Madeleine Albright, who served as secretary of state in President Bill Clinton’s administration, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is asserting his authority two years after assuming power by sacking his uncle, a senior military leader who had been installed as a regent to watch over the young ruler.