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      EU leaders discuss ‘critical situation’ after Brexit
      Sep16

      EU leaders discuss ‘critical situation’ after Brexit

      BRATISLAVA: EU leaders began tough talks without Britain in Bratislava on Friday to chart a path out of the “critical situation” post-Brexit amid deep divisions over migration, security and globalization. The 27 leaders, meeting in a castle overlooking the River Danube in the Slovak capital, were warned they would have to be “brutally honest” to...

      German, French FMs make first visit to war-torn east Ukraine
      Sep15

      German, French FMs make first visit to war-torn east Ukraine

      KRAMATORSK, Ukraine: The German and French foreign ministers on Thursday made their first visit to Ukraine’s war-torn east since the beginning of the conflict between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in April 2014. Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault arrived in Kramatorsk, a city controlled by the...

      US pushes Russia on ‘true’ Syria peace deal ahead of new talks
      Sep09

      US pushes Russia on ‘true’ Syria peace deal ahead of new talks

      GENEVA: The US pressed Russia on Thursday for a “true cessation of hostilities” in Syria ahead of high-level peace talks Friday in Geneva, warning that its patience is running thin. Foreign ministers from the two powers, which support opposite sides in the five-year conflict, will meet in the Swiss city to push for a peace agreement, Russia said....

      Abe calls for ‘new epoch’ in Russia-Japan relations
      Sep03

      Abe calls for ‘new epoch’ in Russia-Japan relations

      VLADIVOSTOK, Russia: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin for a new era in ties hampered by a territorial dispute dating back to World War 2. “Let’s put an end to this abnormal situation which has lasted 70 years, and together start to build a new epoch in Russia-Japan ties that...

      India gives Vietnam $500M for defense spending
      Sep03

      India gives Vietnam $500M for defense spending

      HANOI: India said Saturday it is giving Vietnam half a billion dollars in credit to boost defense ties, the latest security deal between the two nations seeking to counter Beijing’s muscle-flexing in the South China Sea. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement during a visit to Hanoi, which has gone on a spending spree in...

      Japan’s Abe in Russia to warm ties with Putin
      Sep02

      Japan’s Abe in Russia to warm ties with Putin

      VLADIVOSTOK, Russia: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Russia’s far east on Friday as the countries step up efforts to boost trade ties and resolve a lingering territorial dispute. Tokyo-Moscow relations are hamstrung by a row dating back to the end of World War II when Soviet troops...

      PH eyes reviving mothballed nuclear plant
      Aug31

      PH eyes reviving mothballed nuclear plant

      MANILA: The Philippines may revive a nuclear power plant that was completed 32 years ago but never switched on due to safety fears, the government said Wednesday. The spokesman for new President Rodrigo Duterte said the government is considering brining the $2.3 billion plant into operation to meet the country’s growing power needs, despite...

      Philippines eyes reviving mothballed nuclear plant
      Aug31

      Philippines eyes reviving mothballed nuclear plant

      MANILA: The Philippines may revive a nuclear power plant that was completed 32 years ago but never switched on due to safety fears, the government said Wednesday. The spokesman for new President Rodrigo Duterte said the government is considering brining the $2.3 billion plant into operation to meet the country’s growing power needs, despite...

      Kerry to meet Russian counterpart Lavrov in Geneva on Friday
      Aug24

      Kerry to meet Russian counterpart Lavrov in Geneva on Friday

      ABUJA: US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Friday for talks on Syria and Ukraine, his spokesman said Wednesday. Kerry, currently on a visit to Nigeria, had said Monday that he hoped to meet Lavrov this week. Washington and Moscow have been in contact for weeks over establishing military...

      US, Ukraine urge end to soaring tensions with Russia
      Aug20

      US, Ukraine urge end to soaring tensions with Russia

      WASHINGTON: US Vice President Joe Biden and Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko in a phone call urged a speedy resolution to the conflict with pro-Russian separatists amid a spike in tensions with Moscow, the White House said. Biden and Poroshenko “expressed concern over the recent surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine, where ceasefire...