The US Treasury’s proposal to target North Korea’s oil imports is very similar in spirit to the oil embargo that the US slapped on Imperial Japan in 1941 which triggered the attack on Pearl Harbor, thus bringing the prospect of a full-scale military conflict closer.
The EU says the President Trump-proposed economic reforms in the US are a ‘threat’ to international trade and economic relations, envisioning higher competition for markets and investment capital from American companies.
Russian and Iranian joint railroad projects benefit virtually all of Europe and Asia, according to the chief of the Iran Railways’ international affairs department.
Russia's oil giant Rosneft will deliver 40 million metric tons of oil to China in 2017, a record amount of oil supplied to the Asian country in a year, the company's CEO Igor Sechin said Sunday.
Seeking to curb some of the worst urban air pollution in the world, China will join other nations to push for only electric vehicles on its city streets, eventually banning the sale and use of internal-combustion engines powered by fossil fuels.
Sudan seeks to further develop economic relations with Russia and is open to the Russian investment, Awad Ahmed Al-Jaz, the Sudanese presidential aide, told Sputnik on Saturday.
Singapore stands on the cusp of becoming a cashless society and if it succeeds, it would join the ranks of China, India and Sweden. But the island state faces numerous challenges that require more solutions that just futuristic technology by a leading computer gaming device manufacturer.
Russia's energy company Rosneft is satisfied that a Chinese company bought a part of its shares and expects that the cooperation would be fruitful, the Rosneft CEO said Friday.
Researchers from the University of Washington in the United States have found shipping lanes in Asia suffer from double the number of lightning strikes as other parts of the ocean. But how do they explain this data?
A recently published poll revealed that a total of 53 percent of Russian citizens describe the nation's economic situation as satisfactory, despite Western sanctions.
Russian Far East Development Minister Alexander Galushka stated on Friday that Chinese investment into the Far East region grew by one-third in 2016, noting that the Chinese investors appreciated the new opportunities of businesses in the region.
BMW and Jaguar Land Rover have followed Volvo in announcing plans to switch over to producing exclusively electric and hybrid cars. A car industry expert told Sputnik why more and more manufacturers are ditching petrol and diesel engines.
Rosneft announced its plans to invest an equivalent of almost $2.5 billion in shelf oil exploration in the Russia’s Far East.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin says that Russia's shipyard Zvezda has reached tentative deals with major companies such as Gazprom, Lukoil and Novatek.
Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok will play a key role in bridging East and West and can become a new Silicon Valley, Siemens President Dietrich Moeller said, assessing the development potential of Russia's Far East.
The member states of the Arctic Economic Council - namely Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States - are expected to extend cooperation with Asian states on the use of icebreakers.
A governor of a Chinese province commented on the economic cooperation with the Russian Far East.
Cryptocurrencies backed by natural resources would be more trusted than ones backed by banks, Alexander Borodich, the founder of the Universa block-platform and a venture investor, told Radio Sputnik on the sidelines of the Third Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok.
The European commissioner on Brexit criticized the UK's position on Northern Ireland. The high-ranking European official worries about the final EU-UK customs relations after Brexit.
Experts told Sputnik that joint projects of Russia, North Korean and South Korea in the Russian Far East could help defuse tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
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