Head of Iranian expert team of nuclear negotiations Hamid Baeedinejad elaborated on what has made complicated the nuclear talks on drafting the text of the comprehensive nuclear agreement.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev agreed here on Thursday that the two countries will align their development strategies in pursuit of common prosperity, Kazinform refers to Xinhua."We are ready to align the (China-proposed) Silk Road Economic Belt initiative to Kazakhstan's new economic policy of the Bright Road, so as to achieve common development and prosperity on the basis of equality and reciprocity," Xi said during the talks.
Following the UK Conservatives' victory in Thursday's general elections, Prime Minister David Cameron will have to keep his promise to call a referendum on the country's EU membership, and the immigration policy is likely to be tightened, Lithuanian political scientists say.
Bulgarian Parliament’s energy committee chairperson Delyan Dobrev met with officials from ExxonMobil to invite the company to bid on the two Black Sea offshore exploration licences made available by the Cabinet, according to a statement by Bulgaria’s ruling party GERB on May 5.
Russia’s current economic, foreign affairs and international image problems will not only impact relations with the West, but also its position vis-à-vis China and other important players around the world. Both the ongoing economic recession and the diminishing general trust in oral or written assurances by Russia’s leadership has effects beyond Russia-EU cooperation. Because of its erratic political behavior, clear breach of international law and low economic performance, and in light of continuing Western sanctions, Russia is becoming a more risky and less solvent partner, not just for Western partners but for everybody. This trend could continue, if not increase, over the coming years, and that could limit Russia’s growth prospects and further diminish its relative weight.
Kazakhstan’s ties with China have been growing exponentially ever since the two countries formed diplomatic relations in 1992. Today, bilateral relations between the two neighbours are flourishing. Whether in trade, commerce or diplomacy, Kazakhstan and China are key strategic partners.
Russian authorities recently threatened to aim nuclear missiles at Danish warships if Denmark joins NATO’s missile-defense system. This was obviously an outrageous threat against a country that has no intention of attacking Russia. But it also reflects a more fundamental factor in the Kremlin’s foreign policy: desperation to maintain Russia’s strategic influence at a time of unprecedented challenges to its authority.
President Barack Obama nominated General Joe Dunform as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and General Paul Selva as Vice Chairman during a brief ceremony at the White House.
The head of Taiwan's ruling party, Eric Chu, has concluded a trip to mainland China. Analyst Alan Romberg talks to DW about the significance of Chu's China visit and its implications for cross-Strait relations.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday insisted her country needed to work with American intelligence agencies, in the wake of claims Berlin helped the US spy on EU leaders and companies.
Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz, the Turkmen government said May 2.
The sizes of the equity stakes that members plan to take in the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) keeps changing as more countries join and their designations change. A South Korean news agency also reports a diplomatic source as saying that China will allow Russia to join the AIIB as an “Asian” member with greater voting rights than non-Asian nations.
The time for member states to pull together and address Europe's need for greater energy security has never been better, writes Stephen Woodhouse.
Government resignation in Georgia will be a challenge for the country at the EU Eastern Partnership Riga Summit on May 21-22, European expert on Caucasus Jos Boonstra told .
Big changes often seem to move forward painfully slowly, while the most sweeping of them get triggered by steps no one thought very consequential. It is especially true of the policies of the European Union with its notoriously cumbersome decision-making procedures and contradictory interests. Could the energy union be its next big thing?