New Zealand on Monday inked a cooperation agreement on the Belt and Road Initiative with China, becoming the first among Western developed countries.
Wellington, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand and China announced Monday they would open talks soon to expand a successful free-trade deal in place for nearly a decade. The announcement came during a visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) came into force on 20 December 2015. It lays an historic foundation for the next phase of Australia’s economic relationship with China. The agreement unlocks significant opportunities for Australia in China which is Australia’s largest export market for both goods and services, accounting for nearly a third of total exports, and a growing source of foreign investment.
A wave of protests inspired by the opposition activist Aleksey Navalny, some green-lighted and some not by the local authorities, took place across Russia. The biggest of them took place in Moscow. There some 8,000 people took part and some 600 people were detained by police. In St.
The protests in Russia on Sunday – nominally against corruption but also a rare show of public defiance against Mr. Putin, who has found a fierce and enduring critic in Mr. Navaly – appeared to be the largest coordinated display of public dissatisfaction since anti-Kremlin demonstrations in 2011 and 2012, after an election that was tainted by fraud.
Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Copy this link Read more about sharing. Close share panel Russia’s main opposition leader, Alexei Navanly, has been arrested at an anti-corruption protest he organised in the capital, Moscow, witnesses say.
It’s a hell of a metamorphosis: fitness coach to vice presidential candidate in less than 20 years. But those who worked closely with Ryan as a young man weren’t really wrong to doubt him. He’s not a Moynihan-style big thinker, never has been.
At the time, Mr. Mubarak’s fall seemed to signal an earthquake of change across the Arab world, shattering the established political order, suggesting that its most powerful leaders were no longer immune from prosecution.
For the first time in six years, Egypt’s former president Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, who had to step down following the popular uprising known as the 25 January Revolution, was released from the Maadi military hospital, heading to his residence in the Heliopolis suburb of Cairo.
Robert Bridge, an American writer and journalist based in Moscow, Russia, is the author of the book on corporate power, “Midnight in the American Empire”, released in 2013. During two parallel global events – the Russian-backed liberation of Aleppo and the US-backed liberation of Mosul – viewers witnessed the tragic circumstances of two children, with two radically different media spins.
Excerpted from Toxic Sludge Is Good For You, Chapter 10 “If I wanted to lie, or if we wanted to lie, if we wanted to exaggerate, I wouldn’t use my daughter to do so.
On the day before Christmas Eve last year, President Obama signed the annual National Defense Authorization Act, which this year included a $160 million revamping of the “Global Engagement Center” to combat what officials claimed was a uptick in Russian propaganda.
On Monday, FBI Director James Comey officially announced that his organization was investigating possible collusion between the Donald Trump presidential campaign and Russian authorities during the 2016 election. According to an anonymous U.S. intelligence source, the FBI investigation has spread to target far right-wing news outlets that may have also worked with the Kremlin to help Trump get elected.
The FBI’s Counterintelligence Division is looking into the role far-right news sites including Breitbart, InfoWars and the Kremlin-backed RT might have played in Russia’s influence campaign during the U.S. presidential election, McClatchy reported Monday.
Yesterday, FBI Director James Comey confirmed in a congressional hearing that the Bureau is investigating alleged Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election. Now, McClatchy DC is reporting that the investigation includes an inquiry into Breitbart News and Alex Jones’s InfoWars, two outlets that worked hard to get Trump elected.
The hearing on Russia’s involvement with the American electoral process began with an army of reporters swarming ’round the committee heads: Republican chair Devin Nunes of the Fresno area, and Democrat and ranking member Adam Schiff of Los Angeles. The two witnesses were top dogs from the “IC” (everyone in America seems to be using this irritating acronym now).
FBI Director James B. Comey and National Security Agency head Michael S. Rogers are set to testify on Monday on the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, and they will also face questions about possible collusion between associates of President Trump and the Kremlin.
And, while the F.B.I. conducts its investigation in secrecy, the White House insists publicly that there is nothing to investigate. “It puts us in a very difficult position,” said Frank Montoya Jr., a former F.B.I. agent who served as the government’s senior counterintelligence official and retired last year.
House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes is in the cross-hairs for stating there’s “no evidence of collusion” between Trump’s team and Moscow ahead of what’s expected to be heated public hearings former intelligence officers, and political analysts told RT. Nunes stated that “no evidence of collusion” between President Donald Trump’s team and Russia has been found.