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    China starts work on 3,968-km long gas pipeline with Russia
    Jun30

    China starts work on 3,968-km long gas pipeline with Russia

    China has started construction of the 3,968-km long gas pipeline to pump 38 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Russia’s far east to Shanghai as it firmed up energy cooperation with Moscow, which is reeling under US and EU sanctions over Ukraine crisis. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev joined Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli in a...

    Australia lowers iron ore price forecast as China outlook softens
    Jun30

    Australia lowers iron ore price forecast as China outlook softens

    SYDNEY (AFP) – Leading global producer Australia on Tuesday lowered its forecast for iron ore prices as Chinese steel production eases, but said export volumes were expected to grow as suppliers ramp up output.The price was forecast to fall to US$54.40 a tonne for this year and slip to US$52.10 in 2016 as Chinas output of steel, of which...

    Putin says no change in support for Syria
    Jun30

    Putin says no change in support for Syria

    Islamic State kills at least 145 civilians in Syria’s Kobani: monitorRussia talking with U.S. on assigning blame for Syria gas attacksPutin, Kerry to discuss Ukraine, Syria, Iran, U.S. says72 dead as Syria army battles to free loyalists: monitorUS-led strikes have killed 2,079 people in Syria – monitor …read more Source: Thanh...

    Commentary: Cautious Merkel on Verge of Biggest Risk With ‘Grexit’
    Jun30

    Commentary: Cautious Merkel on Verge of Biggest Risk With ‘Grexit’

    Berlin. “If you break it, you own it,” former US Secretary of State Colin Powell warned President George W. Bush before his invasion of Iraq. Whether it will ever be fair to blame Angela Merkel for “breaking” Greece is debatable. But if the euro zone’s weakest link does default this week and is eventually forced out of the single currency,...

    Dutch say Malaysia jet inquiry is blocked in Ukraine
    Jun29

    Dutch say Malaysia jet inquiry is blocked in Ukraine

    MOSCOW – Pro-Russian separatist leaders in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk have blocked access to Dutch law enforcement officials pursuing an investigation into the downing of a Malaysian jetliner nearly a year ago, the Netherlands Public Prosecution… …read more Source:...

    Rights group doubts captured Russian soldier had quit army
    Jun29

    Rights group doubts captured Russian soldier had quit army

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A soldiers’ rights group cast doubt on Monday on denials by military prosecutors in Moscow that a Russian serviceman was on active duty when captured fighting in Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Greek crisis threatens European dream
    Jun29

    Greek crisis threatens European dream

    Europe’s failure to solve the Greek debt crisis risks lasting damage to the post-war dream of “ever closer union” at a time when it faces new threats on its borders, analysts said.The chaos in Greece comes with European leaders already at each others’ throats over a wave of Mediterranean migrants, while the Ukraine...

    String of cargo disasters puts pressure on space industry
    Jun29

    String of cargo disasters puts pressure on space industry

    The global space industry is reeling after three cargo disasters in less than a year have delivered a costly blow to efforts to supply astronauts aboard the International Space Station.The explosion of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday also raised new questions about whether US rockets are safe enough to start launching astronauts to space...

    Pro-European candidate wins Moldova vote
    Jun29

    Pro-European candidate wins Moldova vote

    Dorin Chirtoaca, the pro-European candidate for mayor of the Moldovan capital celebrates after seeing exit polls in a runoff for local elections in Chisinau, Moldova. Near-final results gave a pro-European Union candidate a comfortable lead in the runoff vote for mayor of Moldova’s capital, in an election seen as a test of whether the...

    Cautious Merkel on verge of biggest risk with ‘Grexit’
    Jun29

    Cautious Merkel on verge of biggest risk with ‘Grexit’

    BERLIN: “If you break it, you own it,” former US Secretary of State Colin Powell warned President George W. Bush before his invasion of Iraq. Whether it will ever be fair to blame Angela Merkel for “breaking” Greece is debatable. But if the euro zone’s weakest link does default this week and is eventually forced out...

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