Security Leader Says U.S. Would Retaliate Against Cyberattacks
On 27 February 2002, an angry mob in the state of Gujarat allegedly attacked a train carrying Hindu pilgrims, killing dozens and triggering retaliatory attacks that left 1,000 people dead, mainly Muslims.
U.S. Deal With Taiwan Has China Retaliating
By KEITH BRADSHER
China announced an unusually broad series of retaliatory measures in response to the latest U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, including sanctions against some American companies.
Israel Conducts Retaliatory Airstrikes on Gaza Tunnels, Police Post
Israeli jets launched airstrikes against an empty Hamas police station in central Gaza and some seven smuggling tunnels near the Egypt-Gaza border town of Rafah, witnesses said Monday.
In a new signal of its status as a global economic power, China now appears ready to use market muscle to retaliate against critics of its policies. If it does, the first casualties could be French businesses.
The New York Times and Washington Post lead with the Supreme Court ruling that federal civil rights laws that protect workers against discrimination also cover those who faced retaliation for complaining about bias in the workplace. The Los Angeles Times devotes its top nonlocal spot to the twin decisions that said workers, including federal employees, are protected from retaliation, even if the federal laws don't explicitly say so. The majority in the 7-2 and 6-3 decisions emphasized that the justices relied on Supreme Court precedent that had previously found an implied right to sue for retaliation. The decisions don't really change the broad outlines of employment law, but they were somewhat surprising coming from a Supreme Court that had been keeping itself busy by issuing a series of pro-business rulings and limiting the rights of workers.
Scoop 930 / Between News and NHK Special / Halberstam's Warning / Power of Words / Television Coverage, Three Danger / Wind Orientation Principles
to hurt someone or do something harmful to them because they have done or said something harmful to you:
If someone insults you, don't retaliate as it only makes the situation worse.
The demonstrators threw rocks at the police, who retaliated by firing blanks into the crowd.
The terrorists retaliated against the government with a bomb attack.
The bomb attack was in retaliation for the recent arrest of two well-known terrorists.
describes an action that is harmful to someone who has done something to harm you:
He urged people not to resort to retaliatory violence.
muscle Show phonetics
1 [C or U] one of many tissues in the body that can tighten and relax to produce movement:
bulging/rippling (= large and clear to see) muscles
He flexed his muscles (= tightened, especially his arm muscles, to make them look large and strong) so that everyone could admire them.
These exercises build muscle and increase stamina.
a muscle spasm (= a sudden uncontrollable tightening movement)
2 [U] the power to do difficult things or to make people behave in a certain way:
This magazine has considerable financial muscle and can afford to pay top journalists.
The company lacks the marketing muscle to compete with drug giants.
muscular Show phonetics
1 related to muscles:
2 having well-developed muscles:
He wished he was more muscular.
It was a muscular, hard-hitting documentary.
musculature Show phonetics
the position and structure of the muscles:
By looking at the bones of this animal, we can discover quite a lot about its musculature.
muscly Show phonetics
having a lot of well-developed muscles:
She's got big, muscly legs.