Ukraine's Facebook revolution, a year later

Nov 22, 2014

Ukraine's Facebook revolution, a year later

Ukraine’s revolution began with a status update on Facebook. Angered by another high-handed move by an increasingly unpopular government, activist reporter Mustafa Nayyem called for a rally on the country’s most famous square, Maidan Nezalezhnosti — Independence Square. “As soon as there are more ...

Nov 18, 2014

Japanese, Russian diplomats to meet in December

Senior Japanese and Russian diplomats will meet in Tokyo in early December to agree a schedule for a postponed meeting of vice foreign ministers, informed sources said Tuesday. Expected participants are Hajime Hayashi, director general of the Foreign Ministry’s European Affairs Bureau, and Andrei ...

Top North Korea envoy in Moscow for Putin talks

Nov 18, 2014

Top North Korea envoy in Moscow for Putin talks

A special envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Moscow on Monday for talks with President Vladimir Putin as Pyongyang seeks allies to fend off a U.N. resolution calling for a probe into crimes against humanity. Choe Ryong Hae, who holds ...

Nov 17, 2014

Despite fears, little chance of Cold War return

Secret “Russian subs” off Sweden, tit-for-tat sanctions, NATO fighters scrambling to intercept Russian warplanes: relations between the West and Moscow over Ukraine have sparked incidents reminiscent of the Cold War that terrified the world for decades. Even Cold War doyen Mikhail Gorbachev used the ...

G-20 leaders agree on $2 trillion boost to growth

Nov 16, 2014

G-20 leaders agree on $2 trillion boost to growth

Under pressure to jolt the lethargic world economy back to life, leaders of Group of 20 nations on Sunday finalized a plan to boost global GDP by more than $2 trillion over five years. The fanfare, however, was overshadowed by tensions between Russian President ...

Russian troops hold drills in Serbia

Nov 15, 2014

Russian troops hold drills in Serbia

Camouflage-clad Russian soldiers parachuted from the sky, armored vehicles fired live rounds on an open field after being dropped from military transport jets, and helicopters fired missiles against enemy positions. Although the flat terrain resembled the Ukrainian war zones, this was not an armed ...