Hosted in St.Petersburg, the two-day summit was attended by delegations from 49 African states. The meeting has produced a 74-point joint declaration for collaboration on matters including security, trade, and the environment
A senior Russian official indicated that a new currency project might be announced at the upcoming BRICS summit in South Africa. The alliance’s other members—Brazil, China, Russia, and India—have already taken steps to bypass the US-dominated global trade and finance system
The release of the Huawei executive, Meng Wanzhou, on bail will not make the ongoing trade negotiations any smoother.
The Palestinian BDS National Committee termed the action against the Cornelius A, which was prevented from docking at the Rades port, a “first of its kind victory in the Arab world”.
With the interests of the Irish people on both sides of the border at the mercy of the negotiating powers, rumblings of an Irish unification, which would have seemed far-fetched prior to Brexit, have been sounding in both the countries.
Activists say the deal disenfranchises the people and leaves very little scope for the government to control corporate excesses
Organizations across the Asia Pacific region have condemned the secrecy surrounding the negotiations and pointed out that the deal will have an impact on poor and developing countries
The two countries are key components of US strategy in the region that seeks to counter rising Chinese influence
With the first round of US sanctions set to go into force in August, countries, across the world, especially those dependent on Iranian oil are working out how to navigate past the restrictions
The deal is likely to deal a huge blow to the less developed countries in the Asia-Pacific region and benefit big corporations and the richer countries
A report released on Friday says the public consultation around the deal has been extremely poor, while corporations have had undue influence on the discussions and the agenda
The meeting between the Russian and US presidents saw global and US establishments respond in predictable ways