russia africa summit

Moscow (PA) – President Vladimir Putin hosted the first-ever Russia-Africa summit Wednesday and Thursday in the latest display of Moscow’s efforts to restore its geopolitical foothold on the continent after the fall of the Soviet Union. Amid a deluge of memoranda of understanding and cooperation agreements, Russia clinched a seriesContinue Reading

Merida (VZA) -The Venezuelan government has announced the expansion of Chinese investment in the country’s oil industry, with the aim of increasing production by 120,000 barrels per day. The investment, which authorities say is worth US $3 billion, financed the construction of a new oil blending plant inaugurated last Thursday as the firstContinue Reading

Central (SCF) – Readers from myriad latitudes have been asking me about Hong Kong. They know it’s one of my previous homes. I developed a complex, multi-faceted relationship with Hong Kong ever since the 1997 handover, which I covered extensively. Right now, if you allow me, I’d rather cut toContinue Reading

Beijing (TT) – China is still importing oil from Iran despite the U.S.’s reimposition of the sanctions on the country, Bloomberg reported on Friday citing official customs data. The Asian country imported 855,638 tons (about 209,000 barrels per day) of crude oil from Iran in June. As reported, the data addsContinue Reading

us-china trade war

Beijing (TC) – The United States and China have reached a truce in their escalating trade war. Following a meeting between US president, Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping at the G20, the two leaders agreed to renew talks. Tariffs, which began to be introduced by both sidesContinue Reading

Chicago (SF) – Articles, editorials, and calls to action over the Chinese region of Xinjiang (officially known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region) have filled countless pages of news in the past few years. A chorus of voices spanning the American political spectrum, from Marco Rubio to Ilhan Omar, call for sanctionsContinue Reading

trump syria

Washington (GPA) – Recent US policies are not painting a bright picture for the countries future. For too long, the country has been adopting a series of uncommon international policies including wars in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen and encourages violent clashes in Latin America to the benefit of US financial institutions.Continue Reading