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Politics Vladimir Putin

  • *China to host next Belt and Road Forum in 2019. BEIJING, May 15- Chinese President Xi Jinping and 29 other heads of state on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to build an open economy and ensure free and inclusive trade, under the ambitious Belt and Road initiative led by Beijing. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy, which included the scrapping of the...

  • Saudi Arabia and Russia, the world's two top oil producers, agreed on Monday on the need to extend the cuts for a further nine months until March 2018 to rein in a global crude glut. At a news briefing in Beijing, where he is attending an international conference, Putin was asked how confident he was that the agreement between Russia and Saudi Arabia would bring...

  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends the first roundtable session at the One Belt, One Road international forum at the Beijing Yanqi Lake International Convention & Exhibition Center.

    Russian President Putin said on Monday that extending oil output cuts for a further nine months would ensure stable oil prices.

  • MOSCOW— Russia and Saudi Arabia said Monday they want to extend oil production cuts through the first quarter of 2018, in a move the two major producers say would support the market price. Oil prices rose on the announcement that the countries want to extend the deal, which encompasses both nations in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and...

  • Addressing other world leaders at a summit on the initiative in Beijing, Xi said it was necessary to coordinate policies with the development goals of institutions including the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, ASEAN, African Union and the European Union. Xi pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his new Silk Road which aims to bolster China's global...

  • The "Belt and Road" project is China's biggest foreign initiative to date as Beijing looks for global stature to match its economic success. It calls for expanding trade across Asia, Africa and Europe with multibillion-dollar investments in ports, railways and other facilities, but governments including Russia, Washington and India are uneasy Beijing also is...

  • *South Korea holds National Security Council meeting. SEOUL/ WASHINGTON, May 14- North Korea, defying calls to rein in its weapons program, fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near Russia on Sunday, days after a new leader came to power in South Korea pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialog. North Korea has consistently test-fired missiles in that...

  • *South Korea holds National Security Council meeting. SEOUL/ WASHINGTON, May 14- North Korea, defying calls to rein in its weapons programme, fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near Russia on Sunday, days after a new leader in South Korea came to power pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialogue. North Korea has consistently test-fired missiles in that...

  • *South Korea holds National Security Council meeting. SEOUL/ WASHINGTON, May 14- North Korea, defying calls to rein in its weapons program, fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near Russia on Sunday, days after a new leader in South Korea came to power pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialog. North Korea has consistently test-fired missiles in that...

  • *Some diplomats see plan as way for China to push influence. BEIJING, May 14- Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his new Silk Road plan to forge a path of peace, inclusiveness and free trade, and called for the abandonment of old models based on rivalry and diplomatic power games. China has touted what it formally calls the Belt and Road...

  • *Some diplomats see plan as way for China to push influence. BEIJING, May 14- Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his new Silk Road plan to forge a path of peace, inclusiveness and free trade, and called for the abandonment of old models based on rivalry and diplomatic power games. China has touted what it formally calls the Belt and Road...

  • *Some diplomats see plan as way for China to push influence. BEIJING, May 14- Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his ambitious new Silk Road plan to forge a path of peace, inclusiveness and free trade, and called for the abandonment of old models based on rivalry and diplomatic power games. China has touted what it formally calls the Belt...

  • *Some diplomats see plan as way for China to push influence. BEIJING, May 14- Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his ambitious new Silk Road plan to forge a path of peace, inclusiveness and free trade, and called for the abandonment of old models based on rivalry and diplomatic power games. China has touted what it formally calls the Belt...

  • BEIJING— This week's conference in Beijing centered on President Xi Jinping's "One Belt, One Road" initiative has drawn heads of state and government from 29 countries, along with leaders of global organizations including the United Nations and International Monetary Fund. Some quotes from a few of the meeting's leading participants touching on the...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme, days after a new leader in its old rival South Korea came to power pledging to engage it in dialogue. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher than an...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons program, days after a new leader in its old rival South Korea came to power pledging to engage it in dialog. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher than an...

  • BEIJING— Pledging more than $100 billion in financing, Chinese President Xi Jinping called Sunday for closer cooperation across Asia and Europe in areas from anti-terrorism to investment as leaders from 29 countries gathered to promote a Chinese initiative that could increase Beijing's global influence. Other countries welcome the investment, but...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days after a new leader took office in the South, pledging to engage it in dialogue. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons program, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days after a new leader took office in the South, pledging to engage it in dialog. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days after a new leader took office in the South, pledging to engage it in dialogue. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and...