Lavrov says peace treaty issue with Japan is not deadlocked
The situation around concluding a peace treaty between Russia and Japan is not locked in a stalemate, but Tokyo’s position hinders its signing, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a …
North Korea launched the same type of ballistic missiles as last week
North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles of the same type as in the previous week, Yonhap news agency reported citing South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).
The JCS earlier said …
Ambassador highlights importance of Putin’s possible visit to Bolivia
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Bolivia would mark a new stage in relations between the two countries, Bolivian Ambassador to Moscow Hugo Villarroel Sensano said at a press …
Putin: Some countries’ reluctance to accept world’s multi-polarity leads to confrontation
Russian President Vladimir Putin has pointed out that certain counties’ unwillingness to accept the multi-polarity of the world brings about confrontation.
"It is obvious that it [the world] is …
Putin says Russia is not striving for superpower status
Russia does not intend to impose its influence over other states, striving for a superpower status, Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters following his annual televised Q&A session.
Putin sees no reason to interfere in US-China trade disputes
Interfering in trade disputes between the United States and China would be pointless for Russia as the two nations should settle all differences on their own, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in …
American wind in the diplomatic sails of France
France is more and more apparently disengaging from its EU Three partners – Britain and Germany – as regards the future of the Iran's nuclear program international agreement, known as the Joint …
No need to choose between relations with West and cooperation with China
Moscow doesn’t have to choose between cooperation with the West and partnership with Beijing, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the plenary session of the St. Petersburg International …
Russia, China sign deal to set up $1bln venture fund
Russian Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin and Chinese Science and Technology Minister Wang Zhigang have signed a memorandum to create a research and technology innovation fund worth $1 …
Oil market once again hits high volatility
The oil price has plunged in late spring: during several exchange sessions (in the period between May 28 and 31), the futures contracts of the benchmark Brent crude oil dropped more than 10% as prices …