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Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Visits Bier of Hwang Sun Hui

Pyongyang: Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea...

IEA: Global oil supply tumbles in December

Global oil supply tumbled 780,000 barrels per day in December as biofuels production declined seasonally and Saudi Arabia reduced output, the International Energy Agency...

EU to assess if US-China deal is compatible with WTO rules

The EU will assess whether the newly signed US-China Phase One deal is compatible with WTO rules. The deal opened a new, quieter phase...

European companies ask EU to toughen its approach to China

The business organization BusinessEurope complained that China was the most restrictive of the EU’s trading partners. The EU is China’s biggest trading partner. The organisation...

Former EU diplomat suspected of spying for China

German prosecutors said they were investigating three people suspected of working as secret agents and spying for China. The suspects include a former EU...

US, Japan and EU target China with new WTO subsidy rules proposals

The European Union, Japan and the United States proposed new global subsidy rules on Tuesday, clearly pointing at China's state-supported economic model. During a Trilateral...

US, China to sign Phase One trade deal

US President Donald Trump and Chinese vice premier Liu He will today sign the Phase One trade deal, reached in December. The agreement is a...

Human Rights Watch chief denied entry to Hong Kong

The rights group Human Rights Watch announced on 12 January that its executive director Kenneth Roth has been denied entry to Hong Kong, where...

Australian firefighters face uphill battle as bushfires devastate the country

Gale force winds have fanned two of Australia's massive bushfires into a feared “mega blaze,” fueling fears that fire would spill over the New...

Lebanon issues travel ban for Ghosn, ex-Nissan boss

Lebanon's State Prosecutor Judge Ghassan Oueidat imposed on Thursday a travel ban on Carlos Ghosn, former boss of Nissan, to prevent him from leaving...

China replaces top Hong Kong envoy after months of protests

China’s ruling Communist Party replaced Wang Zhimin, the country’s official in charge of relations with Hong Kong. China’s ministry of human resources and social security...

Wildfires in Australia: death toll rises, fears of “mega blaze”

More than 200 wildfires have ravaged Australia, with the hot and dry weather making it easy for the blazes to start and spread. The number...

Interpol issues red notice for ex-Nissan boss Ghosn

The Japanese government called on the International Criminal Police Organization to request the Lebanese government to arrest the former Nissan chief, Carlos Ghosn. Ghosn left...

Iran’s top commander Soleimani killed in US drone strike

Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force and the mastermind behind the Islamic Republic’s military and foreign policy in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon,...

North Korea warns of ‘new strategic weapon’

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un said on 1 January that the world will witness a new strategic weapon soon, according to the the...

Kazakhstan cancels mandatory registration for foreigners visiting up to 30 days

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Foreigners will be able to stay in Kazakhstan without registration for up to 30 days, the Ministry of Internal Affairs said...

Prague mayor cuts ties with Beijing

The mayor of Prague, Zdenek Hrib, has warned Western societies to be aware of the Chinese Communist Party’s influence across the globe. Last month, the...

Oil price reaches 3-month high as 2019 nears end

Hopes for a US-China trade deal and an American Petroleum Institute (API) report showing lower US crude inventories pushed oil prices about 1% to...

Russia commences Power of Siberia pipeline gas supplies to China

Russia started on 2 December Russian gas pipeline supplies to China via the ambitious Power of Siberia gas pipeline or so-called eastern route.Taking part...

Russia fuels global gas race with Arctic LNG-2 project

Competing in the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) race, Russia’s largest independent gas producer, Novatek, France’s Total and the other project shareholders have approved...

Iran escalates tensions in the Persian Gulf after seizing UK tanker

In the latest escalation in the Persian Gulf region, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard reportedly captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz...

Could Kazakhstan’s recent election be a model for the rest of Central Asia?

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan - As the dust settles following Kazakhstan’s elections, some outside observers are concluding that the approach taken by the Kazakh government in support...

Trump sends David Malpass to the World Bank

President Donald J Trump named David Malpass, currently US Treasury Undersecretary for International Affairs, as the US candidate for the Presidency of the World...

Slower global economic growth can lead to lower oil and gas prices in 2019

Oil prices are unlikely to rise significantly this year because of fears of an oil supply glut caused by over production and reduced oil...

Trump establishes US International Development Finance Corporation

President Donald J. Trump quietly approved the creation of a new foreign assistance agency on October 5, named the United States International Development Finance...

Cyprus-Egypt pipeline deal may facilitate LNG gas exports to EU

Cyprus and Egypt have signed an agreement for the construction of an underwater pipeline to export natural gas to Egypt. Cyprus’ Energy Minister Yiorgos...

Russia’s ‘western route’ to China may jeopardise Gazprom’s supplies to Europe

The Power of Siberia gas pipeline is scheduled to start on December 20, 2019, transporting gas supplies to China from the Russian Far East...

Despite EU measures, US sanctions against Iran to drive oil prices higher

Oil prices are likely to rise as traders worry that US sanctions against major oil producer Iran will lead to a tighter market towards...

A revived role for the US in Northern Greece requires dynamic action and focus

As a former US diplomat who served as Consul General in Thessaloniki, it’s impossible not to become a lifelong booster of the Thessaloniki International...

Russia’s Gazprom to supply China via Power of Siberia pipeline

In an effort to strengthen Russia’s foothold in the Asia-Pacific region, Gazprom is advancing plans to supply China with gas via the Power of...

Not impacted by sanctions, Russia, China ink Siberian exploration deal

Russian oil giant Rosneft and CEFC China Energy Company Limited signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement to develop projects in Western and Eastern Siberia and...

Low oil prices can’t sink tanker market

ATHENS – Despite slumping oil prices, the tanker market has been very healthy, a leading energy expert told New Europe at a maritime forum.“The...

Russia’s Syria Strikes, Slowing Production Boost Oil Prices

Rising geopolitical tensions and signs of slowing output, boosted oil prices last week testing new highs.International oil benchmark Brent crude has rallied by as...

Gazprom has gas to burn, but nowhere to turn

Facing tensions in Europe and increased competition in Russia, the country’s gas monopoly Gazprom is struggling to maintain its dominance on the global energy...

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