Eurasian Economic Union

Putin Hosts Turkmen Leader In Sochi After Caspian Summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin has hosted the leader of Turkmenistan for talks following the long-awaited signing of a new convention on the legal …


Kyrgyzstan will develop friendly relations with Turkey, Japan, Korea, USA and the EU member states, president says

<b>AKIPRESS.COM</b> - Kyrgyzstan attaches special meaning to development of friendly relations with its neighbors and its strategic partner Russia, said …


Interview: China-Belarus Industrial Park propels Belarusian economy - Xinhua

MINSK, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- The China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone, a pivot of the Silk Road Economic Belt, serves as an engine of the …

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Russia, Central Asian allies to hold drills in Tajikistan near Afghan border

Members of special operations unit practice detaining militants during the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) military exercise outside …


ZTE Axon 9 and Axon 9 Pro could make an appearance at IFA 2018

The Axon 7 was one of our favorite phones here at Pocketnow. We knew that the number 8 will be skipped (we’ve got the Axon M instead) and that ZTE …

Tech Trends

Exporters urged to join consultation on free trade agreements

THE Bureau of International Trade Relations (BITR) and the Department of Trade and Industry-Cebu is inviting design-driven industries (such as …


Russia 'Concerned' About Armenian Arrest Of Former Pro-Moscow Leaders

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow is "concerned" that Armenia's new leadership is making what he called "political" moves against …


WTO Rules in Russia's Favor in Ukraine Trade Dispute

The value of the railway exports subsequently collapsed, and were worth less than $150 million annually in the past three years.<p>But the WTO ruled …


Sushma Swaraj to begin three-nation Central Asian tour from August 2 to boost trade ties

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will undertake a three-nation Central Asian tour from August 2-5 in a bid to step up India’s engagements with …


WTO ruling derails bulk of Ukrainian trade dispute against Russia

GENEVA (Reuters) - Ukraine lost the bulk of a legal dispute against Russia on Monday, when a World Trade Organization dispute panel struck out many of its arguments about Russia refusing to import Ukrainian railway equipment, a major export earner for Kiev.<p>Ukraine complained to the WTO in 2015 …

World News

Armenian General Released On Bail, Charged In Connection With 2008 Election Violence

The Armenian chief of a Russian-led security bloc has been released on bail after being charged in connection with the violent crackdown that erupted …


Ex-Armenian President Robert Kocharian arrested

Armenia's new prime minister, Nikol Pashinian, is going after corrupt former officials. The latest casualty in the campaign is ex-President Robert …


EU and Armenia on the facilitation of the issuance of visas

A new monitoring report sheds light on the developments on a crucial policy issue in EU-Armenian relations.<p>Photo:<p>The Joint Declaration on a …


CSTO Chief Charged With Overthrowing Armenia's Constitutional Order

The Armenian chief of the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has been charged with overthrowing Armenia's constitutional order …


Kazakh Defense Minister Makes First Official Visit To Bishkek Since Soviet Collapse

Kazakh Defense Minister Saken Zhasuzaqov traveled to Bishkek on July 25, making the first official visit by a Kazakh defense chief to Kyrgyzstan …


Belarus Extends Visa-Free Travel For Tourists To 30 Days

Belarus is extending visa-free travel for tourists from five to 30 days in a bid to attract more visitors to the former Soviet republic.


It’s looking increasingly like there will be three follow-ups to the iPhone X

The iPhone family is expanding.<p>Documents filed to the Eurasian Economic Commission, the executive arm of the post-Soviet states that formed the Eurasian Economic Union, appear to show that Apple is preparing three models of its next iPhone, as has been speculated over the course of the last …


Russia, Tajikistan begin military drills near Afghan border

MOSCOW, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Russian-Tajik joint military exercises kicked off in the Pamir Mountains near the Tajik-Afghan border Tuesday, the …

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[Interview] No change in EU relations after Armenia revolution

Hard security realities and Russia continue to govern Armenia's destiny despite its recent revolution.

European News

Military alliance CSTO supports Russia-U.S. nuclear disarmament treaty

MOSCOW, June 11 (Xinhua) -- A military alliance grouping six former Soviet republics adopted a statement Monday supporting the Intermediate-Range …


Focus On 'Unity' As Shanghai Summit Opens In China

Chinese President Xi Jingping has praised the "unity" of the Shanghai Cooperation Agreement (SCO) at the opening ceremony of the organization's …


Interview: CSTO head eyes closer partnership with SCO

MOSCOW, June 8 (Xinhua) -- The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is looking forward to closer ties with the Shanghai Cooperation …

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How Europe Can Keep Money Flowing to Iran

The determination of European nations, Russia and China to keep the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran alive isn’t necessarily futile. Europe has more influence than the U.S. on SWIFT, the Brussels-based global payments network.<p>The system was founded in the 1970s by a group of global banks that …


How China’s Belt and Road Initiative can extend its reach to the edge of the European Union

Although President Donald Trump appears for the moment to have suspended US threats to launch a trade war with Beijing, the dark clouds of …


Eurasian trade bloc adds Iran on interim basis

Iran on Thursday signed a trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union, two days days after the United States imposed new sanctions against …

South Asia

Iran Agrees Interim Free Trade Zone With Russia-Led Eurasian Union

The EEU also signed an economic cooperation agreement with China on Thursday.


Russia and allies to sign trade pact with Iran

Russia and its ex-Soviet allies will sign a free trade pact with Iran, the Kremlin said Friday.<p>Putin's foreign affairs adviser Yuri Ushakov said the …


Ajit Doval, Russia’s FM Sergei Lavrov discuss ways to combat terror

"We have a very full agenda in our bilateral relations. Economic ties are growing, and a mechanism is being developed to further liberalise trade …


Putin Congratulates Armenia’s Opposition Leader-Turned Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan

Pashinyan has consistently said he viewed Moscow as a vital ally.


Russian FM praises interaction with China, G20

MOSCOW, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday that Russia's cooperation with China and the Group of G20 (G20)sets an …

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