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The resignation has raised speculation that the holding company may wield influence over Shin's management of Korea's fifth-largest conglomerate, but the latter rejected this suggestion.
He, meantime, reiterated that constant cooperation among Iran, Iraq and Syria will not allow the US to wield influence in the Kurdish regions.
In Eastern Mindanao the guerillas also wield influence in 368 barangays as of the same period, up from 189 barangays at the end of 2016.
Modi's image as a big winner has taken a beating though he continues to wield influence in the state with party president Amit Shah.
Speaking at an event hosted by Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry and BT, he told businesspeople they could wield influence on negotiations Addressing over 100 of Northern Ireland's leading businesses, the minister said: "Businesses in Northern Ireland should not underestimate their influence at this time.
TAP)- Pakistan's new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi began his first full day in office on Wednesday by meeting his ousted former boss Nawaz Sharif, a signal the ex-premier would continue to wield influence after the Supreme Court disqualified him.
Pakistan's new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday began his first full day in office by meeting with his ousted former boss Nawaz Sharif, a signal the ex-premier would continue to wield influence after the supreme court disqualified him.
It has often been said that the best works are in private hands, so in a sense, they wield influence and shape the taste of the day,' said Ayala Museum director Mariles Gustilo.
Citing results of the third Tobacco Industry Interference Index organized by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA), New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) President Emer Rojas said based on the report, the tobacco industry still finds ways to wield influence in government affairs in many countries through corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities.
ABV, which splintered off the socialist party in 2014, is the smallest faction in the legislature, but its leader Parvanov is thought to wield influence among the left-leaning electorate.
There is no place for an absurd and unaccountable institution like the House of Lords in a modern democracy or for Tory cronies like Dunlop to wield influence as a government minister without being elected.
Venezuela also used its oil to wield influence abroad.