US will squeeze Iran with sanctions ‘until the pips squeak’ – Bolton

US National Security Advisor John Bolton has threatened to “squeeze” Iran’s economy “until the pips squeak,” just one week after Washington imposed a new round of crippling sanctions billed as the “toughest ever.” Speaking ahead of the ASEAN-US summit in Singapore, Bolton said that the Iranian government is already under “real pressure” and that the […]

US sanctions aimed to squeeze ‘main competitor’ out of arms market – Moscow

The new punitive measures the US imposed on buyers of Russian weapons – China in particular – is just a sign of unfair competition, aiming to get rid of “hyper-competitive” Russian-made arms, the Kremlin says. Moscow is already “tired” of reacting to every single hostile move from Washington, but will not let the latest batch […]

US trade deal with Mexico smashes NAFTA & puts squeeze on Canada

The preliminary trade agreement between the US and Mexico is putting intense pressure on Canada – the third party of the once-trilateral trade pact which is currently being re-negotiated by US President Donald Trump. According to Trump, the new, as-yet-unratified deal is set to replace the current North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The US […]

Northrop Grumman is trying to squeeze Lockheed Martin out of Japan’s F-3 stealth fighter program

Reuters Northrop Grumman Corp is eyeing a Japanese jet fighter project that could pit it against Lockheed Martin Corp, three sources said, and has already held preliminary talks with Japanese defense industry officials. Northrop Grumman has provided Japan with a menu of technologies it could contribute to the next-generation F-3 fighter project, but not yet made any […]

Valve’s Knuckles EV2 controller will let you squeeze things in VR

Valve originally introduced its vertical-grip “Knuckles” controllers for VR in 2016, and shipped working models to developers last year. Now the company sending game makers another version, the EV2, that has revamped buttons, straps and a slew of sensors that essentially translate finger motion and pressure to let you touch, grab and squeeze objects inside […]

Russia has a plan to tackle its ‘demographic squeeze’

Maxim Shipenkov/AP Russia’s prime minister said Thursday the government wants to raise the retirement age. He also said the country could also see higher value-added tax rates. The proposals are aimed at raising government revenue amid a falling working-force population. In efforts to tackle demographic challenges to Russia’s economy, Moscow looks poised to keep people […]

United Plans to Squeeze 21 More Economy Seats Into Its Boeing 757-300s

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May Valuations, More Drama for US Airlines, American’s Making Economy an Even Tighter Squeeze and More

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Sunday Comics: A Tight Squeeze

Welcome to Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics that usually occurs on Sunday except when it doesn’t. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon. Nerf NOW!! by Josué Pereira. Published March 22. Read more of Nerf NOW!! Awkward Zombie by Katie Tiedrich. Published March 20. Read more […]