As the search for a Boeing aircraft carrying 239 people risks becoming the longest hunt in modern civil aviation, Malaysia broadened its appeal for international help while the area being combed through grows larger every day.
Following is a roundup of how countries around the world have reacted to Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine’s Crimea region. The responses are grouped under the headings “Pro-Russia,” “Anti-Putin” and “On the Fence.”
VimpelCom Ltd. is facing criminal investigation over its Uzbek business a year after the carrier warned investors about its relationship with Takilant Ltd., a company that is the focus of a corruption probe at Swedish rival TeliaSonera AB. The stock fell to a 19-month low.
Supervisor Atta Mohammad watches the cranes swivel and workers at the Naibabad freight terminal rush to unload wheat and construction material from Uzbekistan that’s just arrived on Afghanistan’s only railroad.
Sasol Ltd., the biggest producer of liquid fuels from coal, said first-half profit rose 26 percent as a weaker rand countered a 5.3 billion-rand ($492 million) writedown in the value of its Canadian gas assets.
I spent the weekend transported to a desert city in distant Uzbekistan, looking at avant-garde paintings in a strange museum created by an impoverished fanatic and protected by a mild-mannered, elegant woman who could probably stare down a few tanks and a cadre of functionaries. (And some day may have to.)