“Turkish Stream” and Moscow-Ankara Relations

The Turkish Stream pipeline project enables Ankara to secure its energy supply and demonstrate a strong hand to its Western partners, Hasan Ozertem, Head of the Center for Energy Security Studies at Turkey's International Strategic Research Organization (USAK) told Radio Sputnik. On Friday the Turkish parliament ratified an agreement with Russia for the construction of … Continue reading “Turkish Stream” and Moscow-Ankara Relations

Far East – Japan, Russia to continue peace treaty talks up to Abe-Putin summit

  MOSCOW – Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov agreed Saturday to continue talks on concluding a peace treaty to end World War II until the summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin takes place later this month. “It’s not easy to bring closer the principal positions … Continue reading Far East – Japan, Russia to continue peace treaty talks up to Abe-Putin summit

Chinese acquisitions of European companies up 40%

By Angus Mcneice in London For CHINADAILY    Germany leads with 34 deals E-commerce, financial services, high-tech companies attract investors   Chinese dealmakers have completed 170 European acquisitions worth $90 billion so far this year, according to analysis by UK business advisory firm Deloitte. That is 40 percent up on 2015 when 122 deals were … Continue reading Chinese acquisitions of European companies up 40%

Turkey – Between Brussels and Shanghai

  By Altay Atli At a time when the relations between Turkey and the European Union (EU) have hit an all time low, with the European Parliament voting in favor of freezing accession talks with Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s remarks that Turkey “should not be fixated on the idea of joining the EU” and … Continue reading Turkey – Between Brussels and Shanghai

Blockchain Technology – What Is It and How Will It Change Your Life?

  By @Skoylesy . Editor @MarkTOByrne For those of you who follow anything to do with blockchain and blockchain technology,  you will know that the space has had its ups and downs in the last couple of weeks. The exciting news is that two major players in the gold market, the Royal Mint and CME Group … Continue reading Blockchain Technology – What Is It and How Will It Change Your Life?

‘My Life as a Putin Stooge’

Paul Craig Roberts, who served as the US Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy in the Ronald Reagan administration, has asked President Vladimir Putin for a Russian passport in a tongue-in-cheek opinion post published in response to a recent article in the Washington Post on so-called Russian propaganda   "Now that CIA agent … Continue reading ‘My Life as a Putin Stooge’

Return to Botanics – Singapore Botanical gardens 

Today in Singapore, we paid a visit to the Singapore botanic gardens. We spend a good few hours meandering through the gardens including the Orchid gardens beige stopping for Indian food at a resta… Source: Return to Botanics - Singapore Botanical gardens 

Energy News – China to Build Wind Farm in Russian Karelia

The government of the Russian Republic of Karelia and China State Energy Engineering (Sinomec), a Chinese company, agreed to build an electric wind generating plant in the region, the press office of the head of the Republic announced The agreement on cooperation in the field of power system development involving the construction of the station … Continue reading Energy News – China to Build Wind Farm in Russian Karelia