North Korea wants to talk with the US… so expect it to cause some...

Tom Fowdy is a British writer and analyst of politics and international relations with a primary focus on East Asia. With North Korea struggling economically, Pyongyang is seeking relief from sanctions, and is keen to negotiate...

With vaccines widely available in Russia, dying of Covid-19 has become optional. So why...

By Paul Robinson, a professor at the University of Ottawa. He writes about Russian and Soviet history, military history, and military ethics, and is author of the Irrussianality blog. Russia's pandemic record is contradictory. It has one of...

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police break out after Friday prayers on Temple Mount...

Clashes have broken out between Palestinians and Israeli security forces at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Three injuries have been reported. In videos posted on Twitter, Palestinians are seen hurling rocks at police outside the...

AstraZeneca must give 80mn Covid-19 doses to EU by September end, judge says as...

A Belgian court has said AstraZeneca only needs to supply the EU with 80 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine, out of the 120 million sought by the bloc, but it faces fines if...

UK PM ‘confident’ restrictions will ease on July 19 after extending lockdown measures for...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reasserted his confidence that the UK will reopen on July 19 after lockdown measures were extended earlier this week, which sparked backlash from politicians and the public. Johnson announced on...

Setting up Wi-Fi, unboxing deliveries – Taikonauts busy ‘housewarming’ on their 1st day in...

Chinese wisdom onboard supports record-long stay By Deng Xiaoci Setting up Wi-Fi, unboxing supplies delivered from Earth… the taikonauts are busy engaged in housewarming at their new home - China's Tianhe space station core module about 400...

It’s Too Late To Avoid A Major Oil Supply Crisis

By David Messler There are a number of observable trends in oil supplies and by extension prices, presently. I am going to discuss one of them in this article. A lack of capital investment in finding...

Gulf Of Mexico Drillers Evacuate Platforms As Tropical Storm Nears

By Irina Slav Oil companies operating in the Gulf Coast have started evacuating employees from platforms there ahead of a tropical storm that is brewing in the Gulf. "A tropical or subtropical depression is expected to form...

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation grants eight short-term scholarships for research on Nagorno-Karabakh

https://en.armradio.am-Siranush Ghazanchyan The Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation launched a new scholarship category in January 2021, the “Short Term Research Grants for the Study of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh).” The goal is to encourage...

Which party or bloc will Armenian citizens vote for at upcoming snap elections? Polls...

YEREVAN, JUNE 18, ARMENPRESS. Various research organizations have carried out surveys in Armenia to find out the political preferences of the citizens ahead of the June 20 early parliamentary elections. The results of the polls...

Lavrov dismisses reports on possible creation of Turkish military base in Azerbaijan as “rumors”

https://en.armradio.am-Siranush Ghazanchyan Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov dismissed declined to comment on the reports on the possible establishment of Turkish military bases in Azerbaijan, calling them “rumors,” TASS reports. “We have not discussed this issue, and...

Armenia expects international partners to react to Azerbaijan’s gross violations of international law

YEREVAN, JUNE 18, ARMENPRESS. The Foreign Ministry of Armenia strongly condemns prosecution carried out by Azerbaijan against the Armenian prisoners of war and captured civilians on false charges. As ARMENPRESS was informed from the press...

Xi stresses drawing strength from CPC history to forge ahead

By Xinhua Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Friday stressed bearing in mind the course of the Party's struggles, shouldering the historic mission and drawing strength from...

Fitch expects Armenian economy to recover moderately by 3.2% in 2021 and 4.0% in...

YEREVAN, June 18, /ARKA/. The Armenian economy has been significantly affected by the coronavirus pandemic and the military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in late 2020, leading to a real GDP contraction of 7.6%...

Report: In Final Push for Govt, French Envoy Visits Beirut ahead of ‘Sanctions’

French envoy Patrick Durell is expected in Beirut on Friday to push leaders in Lebanon into forming a much-needed government, ahead of reported sanctions France and the EU are preparing against some officials in...

Is The Oil Rally Nearing Its End?

By Tom Kool After a momentous rally this year, it looks like oil prices are finally coming under pressure - with the threat of inflation dampening oil market optimism. The months-long oil price rally hit the pause...

Russia sitting out Armenian elections

While top challenger Robert Kocharyan is eagerly pro-Russia, the Kremlin has gotten comfortable with the incumbent, Nikol Pashinyan. https://eurasianet.org-Joshua Kucera Pashinyan visiting Putin in April. (Kremlin handout) In Armenia’s upcoming elections, Russia’s choice would appear to be...

Election in Armenia, meant to end political crisis, is too close to call

https://www.reuters.com-Reuters Leader of "Armenia" bloc and the country's former President Robert Kocharyan greets supporters during a campaign rally ahead of the upcoming snap parliamentary election in Yerevan, Armenia June 9, 2021. Vahram Baghdasaryan/Photolure via REUTERS Leader...

EU sets out potential criteria for Lebanese sanctions – document

https://www.reuters.com-Robin EmmottJohn Irish Gebran Bassil, leader of Lebanon's biggest Christian bloc, speaks during a parliament meeting at UNESCO Palace in Beirut, Lebanon May 22, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir PARIS/BRUSSELS, June 18 (Reuters) - Criteria for European Union...

Judge sanctioned by U.S. set to take over Iran presidency

https://www.reuters.com-Parisa Hafezi Presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi gestures after casting his vote during presidential elections at a polling station in Tehran, Iran June 18, 2021. Majid Asgaripour/WANA DUBAI, June 18 (Reuters) - Iranians voted on Friday in...