North Korea says call to declare formal end of Korean War premature

South Korea’s call to declare a formal end to the Korean War is premature as there is no guarantee it would lead to the withdrawal of the “U.S. hostile policy” toward Pyongyang, North Korea state media KCNA reported on Friday, citing Vice Foreign Minister Ri Thae Song. South Korea President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday repeated… Read More North Korea says call to declare formal end of Korean War premature

Japan, South Korea foreign ministers meet in New York

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi met his South Korean counterpart Chung Eui-yong on Thursday and the two restated positions in a dispute that has brought tit-for-tat trade restrictions, but agreed to accelerate consultations to resolve the issue, Japan’s account of the meeting said. Motegi and Chung met in New York on the sidelines of the… Read More Japan, South Korea foreign ministers meet in New York

U.S. authorities arrest senior manager of Russia’s Novatek gas company on tax fraud charges

Mark Gyetvay, a deputy head of Russian natural gas producer Novatek, has been arrested in the United States on tax charges related to $93 million hidden in offshore accounts, the Department of Justice said on Thursday. It said a federal grand jury in Fort Myers, Florida, returned an indictment on Wednesday charging Gyetvay, a Florida… Read More U.S. authorities arrest senior manager of Russia’s Novatek gas company on tax fraud charges

Indian PM Narendra Modi meets with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris met India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and stressed the importance of a free and open Indo-Pacific region at a time when the United States is trying to solidify its pivot toward Asia and strengthen ties with allies to take on China’s growing influence in the region. The meeting… Read More Indian PM Narendra Modi meets with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris

Russian vodka brand NEFT expands business operations in Africa, launches its ‘NEFT Beyond Vodka’ in Nigeria

It was all glitz and glam as Russian vodka brand, NEFT, a premium vodka, officially introduced its award-winning NEFT Beyond Vodka in Africa with Nigeria being the flagship country at Shiro Restaurant, Lagos on Friday, 17th September 2021. Guests arrived at the occasion dressed to the nines in the all-black or all-white themed event. Deyemi… Read More Russian vodka brand NEFT expands business operations in Africa, launches its ‘NEFT Beyond Vodka’ in Nigeria

Taiwan formally applies to join Pacific trade pact

Taiwan has formally applied to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the official Central News Agency said on Wednesday, less than a week after China said it too had submitted an application. Economy Minister Wang Mei-hua will give details on Thursday, the agency quoted Deputy Economy Minister Chen Chern-chyi as saying.… Read More Taiwan formally applies to join Pacific trade pact

Manila mayor Francisco Domagoso announces intention to contest in 2022 Philippine presidential election

Manila mayor, Francisco Domagoso, said on Wednesday he will run for the Philippine presidency in the 2022 election. Francisco Domagoso, 47, better known by his celebrity screen name Isko Moreno during an initial career in show business, is the third politician to declare a presidential bid, and is one of the leading candidates in opinion… Read More Manila mayor Francisco Domagoso announces intention to contest in 2022 Philippine presidential election

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says nation wants nuclear talks which lead to lifting of U.S. sanctions

Iran wants to resume nuclear talks with world powers that would lead to removal of U.S. sanctions, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi told the annual U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday as negotiations about reinstating a 2015 nuclear pact have stalled. “The Islamic Republic considers the useful talks whose ultimate outcome is the lifting of all oppressive… Read More Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says nation wants nuclear talks which lead to lifting of U.S. sanctions