• Events and Comments  

Russian President to announce message to the Federal Assembly on March 1st
On February 21st, Press Secretary of the President of Russia, Dmitry Peskov confirmed that President Vladimir Putin would announce the message to the Federal Assembly on March 1st.
Israeli PM Israel Netanyahu begins 6-day visit to India
20:42 15/01/2018
Israeli Prime Minister (PM) Benjamin Netanyahu on January 14th began his first visit to India to promote defence, trade and energy ties.
ADB reachs USD28.9 nillion to help Asia and Pacific's development needs
10:27 15/01/2018
(CPV) - ADB operations—comprising approvals of loans and grants, technical assistance (TA), and cofinancing—reached USD28.9 billion in 2017 in its continued efforts to help meet Asia and the Pacific’s development needs, according to preliminary figures released on January 12th 2018.
Japanese PM visits Baltic, Eastern European nations
17:02 12/01/2018
Japanese Prime Minister (PM) Shinzo Abe will visit the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and three Eastern European nations including Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania, for six days from January 12th, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said.
British PM appoints Economic Secretary to Treasury
18:53 11/01/2018
Prime Minister Theresa May appointed former management consultant and the Conservative Member of Parliament for Salisbury, John Glen as Economic Secretary to the Treasury.
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet visits Cuba
18:19 10/01/2018
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet arrived in Cuba on January 8th for her two-day official visit.
Egypt sets Presidential election date
20:27 09/01/2018
The National Election Commission (NEC) announced on January 8th that Egypt’s presidential election will take place on March 26th - 28th.
PM Abe welcomes Intra-Korean talks
20:26 08/01/2018
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on January 7th welcomed the intra-Korean talks on Pyongyang's participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics, but warned that "dialogue for the sake of dialogue is meaningless".
UN Secretary-General welcomes reopened Korean hotline
17:18 05/01/2018
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on January 3rd welcomed the reopening of a hotline between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (RoK), and voiced hope for more diplomatic initiatives to end the peninsula's nuclear standoff.
Syrian President reshuffles cabinet, appoints three new ministers
19:12 04/01/2018
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on January 1st appointed new ministers for defence, information and industry in the latest cabinet reshuffle.