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Trump and Xi Jinping could meet as early as May

Posted by seumasach on February 28, 2017

“China also appears to be probing linking the BRI[Belt and Road Initiative] — its giant connectivity project for Asia, Europe, West Asia and Europe — in its equation with Washington.”

“Mr. Woolsey had described as a “strategic mistake,” the Obama administration’s opposition to the formation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) — a China-led multilateral bank, from which projects under the BRI are likely to benefit.”

Hindu

28th February, 2017

China’s ties with the United States appears for a re-set amid signs that a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping could be held as early as May.

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Trump prioritises meeting with Xi Jinping

Posted by seumasach on February 28, 2017

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

27th February, 2017

The Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi is in Washington at the invitation of the US administration. He is the first senior Chinese official to visit the US after President Donald Trump took office. Yang had visited New York in December to meet with Trump’s transition team.

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Australian firms ‘very interested’ in Ireland as EU bridge post-Brexit

Posted by seumasach on February 25, 2017

With the election of Trump and the Brexit vote we will see the fate of economic nationalism in a world globalized as never before. Trump, I suspect, is perfectly aware of the need to do deals with China and others but the UK has manoeuvered itself into a corner: such deals are contingent on the UK being the gateway into the EU. That is why so much is going into a big push in 2017 to bring down the EU. Let’s hope, for all our sakes, that it fails.

RTE

24th February

Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said Britain leaving the European Union represents an opportunity for Ireland.

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EU preparing early China summit in message to Trump

Posted by seumasach on February 20, 2017

Nation

16th February, 2017

The European Union is preparing an early summit with China in April or May in Brussels to promote free trade and international cooperation in the face of a more protectionist and inward-looking Washington, three EU officials said.

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Trump may need Japanese, Chinese help to rebuild American infrastructure

Posted by seumasach on February 8, 2017

Asia Times

8th February, 2017

The Donald Trump administration in late January unveiled a 50-project list that’s the first follow-up to the president’s campaign pledge to pour US$1 trillion into rebuilding America’s crumbling infrastructure.

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Iran throws the ball into Trump’s court

Posted by seumasach on February 5, 2017

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

5th February, 2017

In what can only be seen as a development invested with symbolism — at least in its sheer timing – Russian president’s special envoy on Syria Alexander Lavrentiev is traveling to Tehran today. Prima facie, Lavrentiev will hold consultations with Iran’s powerful Secretary to the Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, on the eve of the first meeting in Astana tomorrow of the ‘trilateral mechanism’ of Russia, Iran and Turkey regarding the monitoring of ceasefire and separation of opposition groups from the extremist groups.

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Women, children refugees in Europe ‘starting to go missing’

Posted by seumasach on February 2, 2017

Sputnik

1st February, 2017

At least 1,500 human trafficking cases have been registered in Syria in the past year, according to the country’s Interior Ministry. Refugees who arrive in Europe are far from safe and they too fall victims to trafficking. Sputnik spoke about this with reporter Poppy Damon from The International Women’s Initiative in an interview.

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West recognizes that Poroshenko is behind current events in Donbass

Posted by seumasach on February 2, 2017

TASS

1st February, 2017

 

The West recognizes that Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko is behind the current developments in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a news conference following the 4th session of the Russian-Arab Cooperation Forum, underway in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

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Ukraine’s Kiev regime attempts to sabotage U.S.-Russia rapprochement

Posted by seumasach on February 2, 2017

Further confirmation of the dramatic shift in US foreign policy and, even more significantly, German foreign policy.

Global Research

1st February, 2017

Fighting in east Ukraine has restarted. This is an attempt by “deep state” forces to prevent any rapprochement between the U.S. and Russia under the new Trump administration.

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Don’t ask for whom bell tolls, it tolls for Russia sanctions

Posted by seumasach on January 31, 2017

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

31st January, 2017

Three things stand out in the respective readouts on the phone conversation between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. One, they do not contradict each other in content, while the Russian readout is a more detailed version.

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After Washington and London, Berlin changes its foreign policy

Posted by seumasach on January 30, 2017

Voltairenet

29th January, 2017

The Chancellor Angela Merkel has moved her Minister of Economy, Sigmar Gabriel, to the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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