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China, Iran To Counter Challenges With Bilateral Cooperation

Referring to the role of Iran and China in the new age, Tehran and Beijing can counter the existing challenges and risks with bilateral cooperation, said Song Tao, the Head of the International Liaison Department of the Communist Party of China. MEHR News Agency reports that the Chinese politician made the remarks on Saturday while […]

US Studying Potential Iran Sanction Waivers – Mike Pompeo

The United States is still studying possible waivers of sanctions against countries or businesses that continue commerce with Iran after November 4, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday. At the same time he maintained the US administration’s firm position toward Tehran, which Washington accuses of interference throughout the Middle East. To the dismay […]

European Union Pleads For Cooperation To Avoid Different Time Zones

The European Union on Friday urged member countries to work together to avoid turning Europe into a confusing patchwork of different time zones, after announcing plans to abolish seasonal clock changes. VOA News reports that the European Commission wants to end the longstanding practice of putting clocks forward an hour in the spring and back […]

China, Uruguay Vow To Strengthen Bilateral Ties

The pledge was made between Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and Uruguay’s Vice President Lucia Topolansky, who is also president of the General Assembly and president of the Senate. In 2016, the two countries established their strategic partnership during Uruguayan President Vazquez’s visit to China. This repositioning of bilateral ties has injected new impetus into […]

President Putin, Abe Reportedly Discussed Upcoming Peace Treaty Negotiations

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin exchanged opinions about the upcoming talks after Putin expressed his initiative on the peace treaty between the two countries, local media reported. The NHK broadcaster reported Saturday that the exchange of opinions took place at a judo tournament, which was attended by both leaders. Along […]

Mike Pompeo Accuses Russia Of Actively Working To Undermine North Korea Sanctions

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Russia on Friday of actively working to undermine international sanctions on North Korea and said the enforcement of the steps was essential to convince Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons. “Russia has actively attempted to undermine the U.N. Security Council resolutions, the work of the … committee […]

Donald Trump’s Ex-Campaign Chairman Manafort Set To Cooperate With Russia Probe

Reuters reports that Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will cooperate with the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, a dramatic turnaround in a probe that the U.S. president derides as a political witch hunt. After months of refusing to assist Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry into Russian interference and possible […]

EU Should Show Greater empathy For US Sanctions On Iran – Poland

Poland’s foreign minister says Warsaw sees itself as a bridge in trans-Atlantic rifts between the European Union and the Trump administration and wants the EU to show “greater empathy” for U.S. sanctions on Iran. Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said in an interview Friday that Washington was “right” to announce renewed sanctions on Iran and said […]

Britain And EU Closing In On Agreemen – Raab

Britain and the European Union are “closing in” on a withdrawal agreement, UK Brexit minister Dominic Raab has said, ahead of a meeting of European leaders in Salzburg next week. Britain is due to leave the bloc on 29 March but has yet to reach a full exit deal with Brussels, and some rebel politicians […]

Turkey To Freeze New Government Projects – Erdogan

According to Reuters, Turkey is freezing new government investment projects, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, to rein in spending and stem double-digit inflation after a 15-year construction boom fueled by debt. His comments, a day after the central bank hiked interest rates by a mammoth 6.25 percentage points, mark the clearest signal yet that […]