Germany pledges to raise military spending, play more active role in NATO

By |november 28th, 2019|2% target, Angela Merkel, defence and security, Emmanuel Macron, Foreign policy, France, Germany, Heiko Maas, Nato, News, Security policy, Ukraine, USA|

Germany has pledged to play a more active role in NATO with Chancellor Angela Merkel promising to raise military spending to 2% of the country’s GDP by the beginning of the 2030s. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Nazarbayev: I stepped down in the interest of the people of Kazakhstan

By |maj 16th, 2019|China, Kassim-Jomart Tokayev, Kazakhstan, News, Nursultan Nazarbayev, populism, Russia, Sanctions, trade wars, USA|

The first President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, was the main speaker and the centre of attention at the 12th edition of the Astana Economic Forum on Thursday (16 May). To a wide international audience, he provided explanations for his recent...

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China makes ‘unprecedented proposals’ to US on technology transfer

By |marec 28th, 2019|China, Donald Trump, intellectual property, News, Robert Lighthizer, Steven Mnuchin, tariffs, technology transfer, trade, trade wars, USA, Xi Jinping|

China has made unprecedented proposals in talks with the United States on a range of issues including forced technology transfer as the two sides work to overcome remaining obstacles to a deal to end their protracted trade war, US officials told Reuter...

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Berlin woos US in Europe gas battle

By |februar 12th, 2019|Germany, LNG, News, Nord Stream-2, Peter Altmaier, Russia, USA|

Germany will put on a show of unity with the United States Tuesday (12 February) in talks on importing natural gas, as Berlin battles accusations an under-construction pipeline deepens European energy dependence on Russia.

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Russia plans new missile systems to counter US by 2021

By |februar 6th, 2019|INF Treaty, News, Russia, Sergei Shoigu, USA, Vladimir Putin|

Russia will race to develop two new land-based missile launch systems before 2021 to respond to Washington’s planned exit from a landmark nuclear arms control pact, it said on Tuesday (5 February).

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Russia suspends nuclear arms treaty after US says to pull out

By |februar 3rd, 2019|INF Treaty, News, Russia, Sergei Lavrov, USA, Vladimir Putin|

Russia has suspended the Cold War-era Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday (2 February), after the United States announced it would withdraw from the arms control pact, accusing Moscow of violations.

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Germany pronounces INF says missile treaty dead

By |februar 1st, 2019|Austria, Belgium, Didier Reynders, Germany, Gymnich, Heiko Maas, Hungary, INF Treaty, Jens Stoltenberg, Karin Kneissl, Linas Linkevicius, Lithuania, Nato, News, nuclear arms, Peter Szijjarto, Romanian Presidency, Russia, USA|

Germany said Friday that Russia had "de facto invalidated" a landmark Cold War missile reduction treaty which the US is poised to abandon, with Europe anxious at the prospect of a new arms race.

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Russia plays power broker as US-Taliban talks gather steam

By |februar 1st, 2019|Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, News, Russia, Talibans, USA|

Russia will host the Taliban and Afghan politicians opposed to President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday (5 February), Russian and Taliban sources said, promoting its role of power broker in what a US official called an attempt to “muddle” the US-backed peace process.

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US to announce ‘reversible’ INF treaty suspension

By |februar 1st, 2019|Cold War, INF Treaty, News, nuclear arms, Russia, USA|

The United States will soon announce plans to suspend compliance with a landmark nuclear missile pact with Russia, responding to an alleged violation of the treaty by Moscow, US officials said on Thursday (31 January).

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Russia, Turkey back Venezuela’s Maduro, while West turns up heat

By |januar 25th, 2019|Emmanuel Macron, Juan Guaido, News, Nicolás Maduro, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Russia, Turkey, UK, USA, Venezuela|

Russia accused the United States on Thursday (24 January) of trying to usurp power in Venezuela and warned against military intervention, putting it at odds with Washington and the EU which backed protests against one of Moscow’s closest allies.

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