Russian President Vladimir Putin has tasked the new Agriculture Minister Aleksandr Tkachyov with strengthening the sector and solving import substitution goal quickly. Western food imports have been banned following the US and EU anti-Russia sanctions.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Pakistan on Monday on his first visit to the country in nearly a decade. He is reportedly going to announce a $46 billion investment in energy and infrastructure.
A new link between Asia and Europe through Russia will create millions of new jobs and slash travel time between the two by three-quarters. It’s expected to change the world economic map and bring Russia-Asia economic ties to a new level.
A former military aide to three different presidential administrations is under federal investigation for allegedly defrauding foreign investors out of nearly $16 million while promising to expedite their acquisition of US Green Cards.
The US may no longer be in control of the global economy, warned former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, urging Washington to regain dominance by honoring commitments and stopping its own hypocrisy.
Ukraine’s attempts to cut off water supplies to Crimea caused significant droughts last summer, but now Russia is rushing to compensate for the deficit. The first lines of newly installed water pipes are already feeding the peninsula from artesian wells.
The Catalonian government has announced its desire to open 50 delegations abroad to represent the political, commercial and cultural interests of the region, which has been demanding independence from Spain.
A development project funded by the UK government and run by the World Bank could be facilitating a violent resettlement program in Ethiopia that has been dogged by allegations of forced displacement, physical assaults and rape, a leaked report suggests.