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  • Message from Vlad

    Hoping to defrost island dispute, Abe talks with Putin confidant

    TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe held a short but eyebrow-raising meeting here Thursday with a comrade of Russia's Vladimir Putin, Sergei Naryshkin, whom Western nations have slapped with a travel ban as a penalty for Russian involvement i

    May 21, 2015 10:02 pm JST
  • Nonproliferation treaty

    Nuclear review conference likely to end in discord

    NEW YORK -- Parties to an international treaty that seeks to curb the spread of nuclear weapons may fail to adopt a final declaration at a review conference at the United Nations amid discord between the have and have-nots. A consensus remains e

    May 21, 2015 04:54 am JST
  • Cam Ranh Bay: Vietnam's ace in the hole against China

    HANOI -- Vietnam is David to China's Goliath when it comes to strategic competition. China's economy is 54 times larger and its navy is 10 times bigger. But as far as territorial disputes in the South China Sea are concerned, Vietnam has an ace

    May 21, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Itsuo Toshima

    Russia, China woo Greece, awaiting possible euro exit

    Russia and China are eager to bring Greece into their economic sphere should it decide to leave the European Union. But Russia does not have the financial wherewithal to support Greece. So President Vladimir Putin has invited Greece to join the

    May 19, 2015 01:00 pm JST
  • BRICS bank

    New lender to launch as soon as year-end

    BEIJING -- The New Development Bank, a multilateral lender to be run by the world's biggest emerging economies, will begin operations at the end of this year or the start of 2016, China's Finance Ministry said Friday. Known as the BRICS bank for

    May 16, 2015 02:14 am JST
  • Tie-up talks

    Hutchison and VimpelCom weigh Italian mobile merger

    HONG KONG -- Hong Kong conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa and Russian telecommunications company VimpelCom are in negotiations to combine their Italian mobile subsidiaries. According to Hutchison's announcement Thursday, they are discussing the merg

    May 14, 2015 04:46 pm JST
  • Editorial: World must engage, check China and Russia

    At a May 9 ceremony in Moscow marking 70 years since the end of World War II, Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed his country's contribution to the "victory over Nazism." Russia's Victory Day commemorates the defeat of Nazi Germany and mou

    May 14, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Putin, Xi join forces in history wars

    MOSCOW -- Looking to position themselves as upholders of the global order that arose out of World War II, Russia and China are reinforcing each other's view of the conflict. Chinese President Xi Jinping attended Russia's Victory Day celebrations

    May 14, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Russia, China seek to align economic zones

    MOSCOW -- Russian and Chinese leaders have agreed to cooperate on infrastructure building for China's proposed Silk Road Economic Belt spanning Central Asia. The agreement was reached May 8 at a summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and hi

    May 14, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • From explosive growth to economic turbulence

    TOKYO -- Past moves by the U.S. to end its easy money policy have triggered capital outflows from emerging countries that battered their economies. When the U.S. raised interest rates in 1994, this contributed to the Mexican peso crisis. Credit tigh

    May 14, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • US, Russia speak of cooperation but no breakthroughs

    SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) -- Top U.S. and Russian officials said they hoped to work together on contentious issues such as the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria but offered no sign of concrete progress after more than eight hours of talks on Tuesday.

    May 13, 2015 10:49 am JST
  • Kerry meets Putin to gauge flexibility on Ukraine, Syria

    SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to probe Russia's willingness to curb its involvement in Ukraine and its backing of Syria's president. Kerry met Russian Foreign Minister Serge

    May 12, 2015 11:26 pm JST
  • South China Sea

    Vying with China, Cam Ranh Bay is Vietnam's ace in the hole

    HANOI -- Vietnam is David to China's Goliath when it comes to the strategic competition between the two communist countries. China's gross domestic product is 54 times larger than its southeastern neighbor and its navy is 10 times bigger. But wh

    May 12, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • Naval cooperation

    Russia, China kick off joint drills in Mediterranean

    MOSCOW -- Russia and China are conducting joint naval exercises in the Mediterranean Sea from Monday, taking a swipe at Western military activity near their borders by running their own drills on NATO's home turf. Ten ships in all are taking par

    May 12, 2015 04:10 am JST
  • China's power politics

    Moscow V-E Day highlights tensions, alliances

    MOSCOW -- Celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the allied forces over the Nazi-led axis in Europe last Saturday were a stark reminder of Russia's deteriorating relations with the world. Leaders from most major nations did not attend the even

    May 11, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • China's CRCC agrees railway, port projects in Russia

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) -- A China Railway Construction Corp Ltd (CRCC) unit has signed a memorandum of understanding to build rail and port projects in Russia, the firm said in a stock exchange statement on Monday. The agreement was one of a series

    May 11, 2015 12:05 pm JST
  • Building blocs

    Russia, China seek to align economic zones

    MOSCOW -- Russian and Chinese leaders agreed Friday to cooperate on infrastructure building for China's proposed Silk Road Economic Belt spanning Central Asia. Chinese President Xi Jinping is here to attend Saturday's Victory Day celebration. Th

    May 9, 2015 06:53 am JST
  • On the same page

    Putin, Xi join forces in history wars

    MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are trying to position their countries as upholders of the global order that arose out of World War II and united in their views of that bloodiest of conflicts. Xi

    May 9, 2015 03:59 am JST
  • Ben Simpfendorfer: A golden era for midsize companies

    Midsize companies are Asia's new champions. Big multinationals and local conglomerates used to be the kings of the region's consumer goods business. They were able to build up in a way that no midsize company could hope to replicate. But size is

    May 7, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • International debut delayed

    North Korean leader won't attend Russia's Victory Day, state news says

    SEOUL -- North Korean state news has essentially confirmed what a Russian spokesman said last week: leader Kim Jong Un will not go to Moscow this month to mark the anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory in Europe in World War II. The Korean C

    May 4, 2015 11:46 pm JST