Jun 10, 2016

Japan business leaders hold talks with Russian officials

Officials from the Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, held talks with the Russian government in Moscow on Thursday, with the Russian side expressing hopes for stepped-up economic cooperation from Japan. The Keidanren members, including Teruo Asada, head of the Japan-Russia Business Cooperation Committee — ...

Russians prefer Trump as president: poll

Jun 7, 2016

Russians prefer Trump as president: poll

Russians would overwhelmingly prefer Republican Donald Trump be elected U.S. president over Democrat Hillary Clinton, Russia’s Interfax news agency said Tuesday, citing a poll. The survey found 28 percent of people believe a Trump presidency would be better for bilateral relations than a Clinton ...

May 31, 2016

Air strikes pummel rebel-held city of Idlib in Syria: Human rights group

A wave of airstrikes on a rebel-held stronghold in northwest Syria Monday night caused mass casualties and sparked fresh clashes. The flare-up in violence came a day after the opposition’s chief negotiator resigned in frustration over the stalled Geneva peace talks with the government ...

Jihadis mobilize in Syria as peacemaking unravels

| May 23, 2016

Jihadis mobilize in Syria as peacemaking unravels

Jihadi militants in Syria including al-Qaida are mobilizing again for all-out war against President Bashar Assad, taking advantage of the collapse of peace talks to eclipse nationalist rival insurgents that signed on to a faltering truce. Al-Qaida’s Syrian branch, the Nusra Front, was excluded ...

Putin says Russia will not sell isles to Japan

May 21, 2016

Putin says Russia will not sell isles to Japan

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday took a stance of separating the country’s territorial row with Japan from bilateral economic cooperation, suggesting Moscow will not sell the islands at the center of a long-standing dispute to Japan. Russia is ready to buy a lot ...