Zelensky presses the issue of NATO at the Moldova summit near the Ukrainian border

[1/6] Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky attends a welcoming ceremony during a meeting of the European Political Group at Meme Castle in Polboaka, Moldova, June 1, 2023. REUTERS/Vladislav Kolyumza Zelensky calls for a “clear” decision on entering NATO Summit showing Ukraine’s support against the Russian invasion NATO deploys spy planes to meet security challenges Tensions in … Read more

Exclusive: UN tries to salvage Black Sea grain deal with ‘mutually beneficial’ proposal

KIEV (Reuters) – The United Nations has suggested that Kiev, Moscow and Ankara begin preparations to transport Russian ammonia through Ukraine as they try to salvage a deal that would allow safe grain exports from the Black Sea, a source close to the talks said. Wednesday. The source, who spoke to Reuters on condition of … Read more

Russia and China sign economic agreements despite Western criticism

[1/6] Le Premier ministre russe Mikhaïl Michoustine et le premier chinois help Li Qiang a une cérémonie de signature à Pékin, en Chine. / Prize Photography: May 24, 2023 / Reuters / Thomas Peter BEIJING (Reuters) – Russia’s prime minister signed a raft of agreements with China on Wednesday during a trip to Beijing, describing … Read more

Moody and Blinken meet Pacific Island leaders in Papua New Guinea

[1/2] Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is greeted by Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea James Marape at Jackson International Airport, in Papua New Guinea on May 21, 2023. Papua New Guinea … Read more (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged support to the Pacific islands at a summit in Papua New … Read more

Chinese President unveils the grand development plan for Central Asia

[1/6] Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the round table during the China-Central Asia Summit in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China, May 19, 2023. Mark Cristino/Pool via Reuters XIAN (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday unveiled a grand plan for the development of Central Asia, from building infrastructure to boosting trade, and assuming a … Read more

Erdogan says the grain deal in the Black Sea has been extended for two months

Erdogan announces a two-month extension in a televised speech Russia has not yet commented on the reported extension The Black Sea Agreement helped address the global food crisis UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that a grain deal in Ukraine’s Black Sea region had been extended for another two months, … Read more

Yellen says a default in the US could lead to a recession

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned on Tuesday that a default on government debt would likely leave millions of Americans without income payments, triggering a recession that could destroy many American jobs and businesses. Yellen told a group of local bankers that the unprecedented economic and financial crisis would be exacerbated by … Read more

South Africa rejects US accusations of shipping weapons to Russia

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African officials hit back on Friday at US accusations that a Russian ship collected weapons from a naval base near Cape Town late last year, a move investors fear could prompt sanctions from Washington. US Ambassador to South Africa Robin Brigetti said on Thursday he was confident a Russian ship under … Read more

Japan and South Korea seek to deepen cooperation and overcome old differences

TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) – Receiving Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Seoul on Sunday, South Korean President Yoon Sok-yul said outstanding historical differences should not prevent South Korea and Japan from deepening ties in the face of international crises. The United States welcomed the leaders’ pledge to enhance cooperation as a way to better confront threats … Read more

Japan and South Korea have revived stalled economic talks as global risks grow

Finance leaders in Japan and South Korea hold their first bilateral talk in 7 years The two sides agree to conduct regular bilateral financial dialogue China sends its deputies to meet with Japan and South Korea Policymakers in Asia discuss strengthening market protection measures INCHEON, South Korea, May 2 (Reuters) – Japan and South Korea … Read more