As chasm grows between a resurgent Russia and a divided US and Europe, diplomats say conflict is now more dangerous, with ‘no clear rules of the road’
Britain finally abandoned support for fugitive Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov. At last, all attempts to regain the status of a refugee in London refused. It seems that Britain no longer wants to be a place of "voluntary exile" of corrupt officials from the former USSR. But her role, seems ready to seize some of the continent.
The US leadership is interested in consistent and stable development of multifaceted relations with Uzbekistan, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon, who is on a visit to Uzbekistan, said.
The Baltic countries are primarily united in the foreign policy and security matters and differ in their views on economics, the foreign ministers of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia stated at a news conference after the 22nd Baltic Council meeting in Riga today.
The Soviet Union established military bases in Vietnam and Cuba during the Cold War. Specifically, the Soviets built a monitor station in Lourdes, Cuba, in the 1960s and a naval base in Vietnam's Cam Ranh Bay in the 1970s. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the two bases were under Russia's operation before being closed in 2001 and 2002 during Vladimir Putin's first term of presidency. However, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Nikolai A. Pankov said at the State Duma earlier this month that his department is exploring the possibility of reopening the two bases, with no further information given.
Iran and Finland agreed to connect their railways through Azerbaijan, says the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Building a low enriched uranium bank on the territory of Ulba Metallurgical Plant (UMP) will cost about $150 million, according to Kazakhstan’s Vice Minister of Energy Bakhytzhan Dzhaksaliyev. The construction of the building for the low enriched uranium bank is scheduled to be completed at the end of May 2017.