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    Japan, Russia wrap up peace treaty summit
    Dec16

    Japan, Russia wrap up peace treaty summit

    TOKYO: Japan and Russia on Friday struck economic deals to build confidence towards a peace treaty to formally end World War II that has been prevented by a spat over Russian-occupied islands claimed by Tokyo. The second and final day of talks in Tokyo comes after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Vladimir Putin met Thursday in Abe’s...

    Minsk to host workshop on UNESCO transnational nomination file 16 December
    Dec16

    Minsk to host workshop on UNESCO transnational nomination file 16 December

    Experts from Belarus, Russia, Poland, Ukraine and Germany will discuss the preparation of the UNESCO World Heritage transnational nomination file tentatively entitled “Socialist Postwar Architecture in Central and Eastern Europe”. …read more Source:...

    EU Should Consult Trump Before Keeping Russia Sanctions – Bulgaria PM
    Dec16

    EU Should Consult Trump Before Keeping Russia Sanctions – Bulgaria PM

    Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov hypothesized the European Union should consider lifting sanctions on Russia if the United states revokes the measure under Donald Trump. Speaking after the last European Council in Brussels on Thursday, he explained he had demanded that the EU hold “consultations” with Trump before...

    Japan, Russia eye economic pact amid stalemate on territory
    Dec16

    Japan, Russia eye economic pact amid stalemate on territory

    TOKYO (AP) — Russia and Japan aren’t likely to resolve a long-running territorial dispute, but they hope to announce an economic cooperation agreement after their leaders finish talks in Tokyo on Friday. The two countries have been negotiating the agreement since Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe proposed it as part of a “comprehensive...

    The Latest: Japan relaxes visa requirements for Russians
    Dec16

    The Latest: Japan relaxes visa requirements for Russians

    TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Japan (all times local): 2 p.m. Japan has announced a relaxation of visa requirements for Russians visitors as President Vladimir Putin holds summit talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. The Japanese Foreign Ministry said Friday that a multiple-entry...

    Japan, Russia wrap up peace treaty summit
    Dec16

    Japan, Russia wrap up peace treaty summit

    Despite continued sanctions on Russia, Japan is eager to make progress on a 70-year-old territorial dispute. …read more Source: Daily...

    China’s 1st aircraft carrier carries out live-fire exercise
    Dec16

    China’s 1st aircraft carrier carries out live-fire exercise

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s first aircraft carrier battle group has carried out its first live-fire exercise, the Defense Ministry has announced. Dozens of ships and aircraft took part in the exercise “a few days ago” in the Bohai Sea in eastern China to test weapon performance and training levels, according to a statement posted Thursday on the...

    Russia, Syria and Ukraine loom large over European Union summit
    Dec16

    Russia, Syria and Ukraine loom large over European Union summit

    Russia had no seat at the European Union’s table Thursday but it cast a shadow over the summit as a target for criticism of its role in the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s influence over the wars that have dragged on for years deeply frustrated a Europe limited to diplomacy, money or humanitarian aid...

    Trump Tells Cheering Crowd To Thank African-Americans for Not Voting
    Dec16

    Trump Tells Cheering Crowd To Thank African-Americans for Not Voting

    HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Donald Trump’s barnstorming tour across the states that won him the White House continues to feature far more taunts of triumph than notes of healing after a bruising election. Thursday’s rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania, found the president-elect calling for the mostly white crowd to cheer for African-Americans who...

    NATO to hold talks with Russia Monday: Stoltenberg
    Dec16

    NATO to hold talks with Russia Monday: Stoltenberg

    BRUSSELS (AFP) – NATO will hold a fresh round of formal talks with Russia on Monday to discuss European security and the Ukraine conflict, alliance head Jens Stoltenberg said.I have invited members of the NATO-Russia Council (NRC) to a meeting on Monday at ambassadorial level at NATO headquarters to discuss topics of relevance to European...