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Tag Archives: Russia

Trump arrives in Vietnam for APEC Summit 

  Da Nang (Vietnam): US President Donald Trump arrived here on Friday to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. In his speech to regional leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference, Trump was heavy on history and full of praise for the countries representing the 21-member bloc, reports CNN. “America stands as a proud member of…

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Duterte urges stable, robust connectivity in Asia-Pacific

  Da Nang (Vietnam): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has urged members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to maintain stable and robust connectivity in the region. “In 2015, we reiterated our belief that a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP) should be pursued as a comprehensive free trade agreement built on ongoing regional undertakings,”…

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Open up UNSC reform process to world scrutiny: India

  United Nations: Frustrated by the secretive machinations that have crippled the UN Security Council reform process, India has called for “opening it up to world scrutiny” so everyone can see what is behind its failure to even taking the “first concrete steps towards real negotiations”. “Transparency in the working of diplomats is a useful adaptation…

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Iran deal is not untouchable: Nikki Haley

  Washington:US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that President Trump has the authority and the justification to scrap the Iran nuclear agreement if he chooses. “The entire world thinks the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) is untouchable, but it’s not,” said Haley here at an event. “If the president chooses not…

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BRICS leaders deplore North Korea n-test

  Xiamen (China): BRICS leaders have strongly deplored North Korea’s latest nuclear test, according to a declaration released here on Monday. “We express deep concern over the ongoing tension and prolonged nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula and emphasise that it should only be settled through peaceful means and direct dialogue of all the parties concerned,”…

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Russia, Turkey to establish fourth de-escalation zone in Syria

Moscow: Russia, Turkey agreed to step up efforts to coordinate on building the fourth de-escalation zone in Syria’s Idlib province, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. The statement was made following talks on Middle Eastern and African issues held between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, who is also the Russian Presidential Envoy for…

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UN hopes for substantive Syrian peace talks

  Geneva: The UN’s special envoy to Syria said here he hoped substantive Syrian peace talks involving representatives of President Bashar al-Assad’s government and a unified opposition would take place between the months of October and November. Staffan de Mistura on Thursday said in a press conference here that there may eventually be an opportunity in…

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Chinese brands hold 48% smartphone market share globally

  New Delhi: While overall global smartphone shipments grew 3 per cent Year-over-Year (YoY) reaching 365 million units in the second quarter of 2017, Chinese brands have emerged as the dominant force, making a dent in Apple’s market share, a report said on Wednesday. According to the market research firm Counterpoint Research, Chinese smartphone brands marked…

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McCain to return to Senate for healthcare vote

  Washington: Senator John McCain, diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, will return to the Senate on Tuesday to cast a critical vote on health care legislation, the media reported. McCain’s office announced on Monday night that he would return Tuesday — a surprise to most in Washington who expected him to miss the…

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LG Electronics faces anti-trust violation case in Russia

  Moscow: Russia’s state anti-trust agency has initiated a case against LG Electronics’ Russian arm on allegations that the South Korean company used special monitoring system on retailers to control prices of smartphones, media reported. The Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS) initiated a case against LG’s Russian structure for signs of illegal coordination of economic activity, Sputnik…

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