It was Lord Palmerston, the Victorian-era British Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister, who said that nations had no permanent friends or enemies, only permanent interests. (The same man in 1841 famously dismissed Hong Kong as “a barren rock”.)
A year ago, almost all experts, in principle, describes the state of the global energy market by "uncertainty" and "turbulence", by the end of this year, analysts describe the situation now as "the formation of a new reality."
Kazakhstan – the world’s fifth largest country in terms of land mass – is aiming to put its valuable territory to global good use as it participates in a massive new railway-to-sea transit route linking China with Eastern Europe.
Party chairman hails result after Social Democrats win 46% of vote, far ahead of second-placed Liberals on 20%.
Exxon Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to become Secretary of State. Here are some comments Tillerson, 64, has made in recent years on trade, sanctions and climate change.
In what could mark an escalation of tensions with the West, commercial satellite images suggest that Russia is moving a new generation of nuclear-capable missiles into Eastern Europe.
The French government on Saturday announced plan to extend the state of emergency in the country, which has been in force since last year’s November 13 Paris attacks, until 15 July 2017.
Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim paid a visit to Russia on December 6 and 7. Within the framework of the visit, Yildirim held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow. Then he paid a visit to Tatarstan’s capital Kazan and attended the Turkish–Tatar Business Forum and the unveiling of a monument dedicated to Sadri Maksudi Arsal (AA, December 6–7).
Prosecutor General’s Office of Kazakhstan said in a statement on December 14 that it will take all lawful measures to detain Kazakh tycoon Mukhtar Ablyazov and his associates, to bring the investigation to the end, ensure fair trial and compensation of damages.
Recently-elected UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took the oath of office in front of at a meeting of the UN General Assembly on Monday.
During Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s visit to Russia, the two countries agreed to intensify efforts on the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Recai Berber, head of the Turkey-Russia interparliamentary friendship group at Turkey’s Grand National Assembly.
At their meeting in Riga on Friday, Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis and Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas agreed about the need to fortify the defense sector and raise defense spending.
Uzbekistan will maintain the continuity and consistency in its foreign policy aimed at the protection and promotion of the country’s fundamental interests, said the Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov.
Yukiya Amano, the head of the global nuclear watchdog the IAEA, has expressed interest in visiting Iran this month, Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi, said.
If policy is approved, approximately 4,000 18-year-olds of both sexes could be called up each year