Japan tightens sanctions against Russia after deadly missile strikes in Ukraine

Japan tightens sanctions against Russia after deadly missile strikes in Ukraine

TOKYO, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Japan on Friday tightened sanctions against Russia following its latest wave of missile attacks in Ukraine, adding goods to an export ban list and freezing the assets of Russian officials and entities. The decision comes after Russia launched missile attacks in Ukraine, killing at least 11 people on Thursday, following … Read more

China proposes Sri Lanka debt moratorium, IMF aid still uncertain

China proposes Sri Lanka debt moratorium, IMF aid still uncertain

China offers debt service relief in 2022, 2023 Sri Lankan sources unsure if China’s letter will be enough for IMF Broad IMF-China deal on Zambia could provide clues NEW DELHI/COLOMBO, Jan 24 (Reuters) – The Export-Import Bank of China has offered Sri Lanka a two-year debt moratorium and said it would support the country’s efforts … Read more

Erdogan in Sweden: Don’t expect Turkish backing for NATO bid after Stockholm protest

Erdogan in Sweden: Don’t expect Turkish backing for NATO bid after Stockholm protest

ANKARA, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Sweden is unlikely to expect Turkey to back its NATO membership after a protest near the Turkish embassy in Stockholm at the weekend, including the burning of a copy of the Koran, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. Protests in Stockholm on Saturday against Turkey and Sweden’s membership of the … Read more

EU imposes new sanctions on Iran, won’t call guards ‘terrorists’ just yet

EU imposes new sanctions on Iran, won’t call guards ‘terrorists’ just yet

BRUSSELS, Jan 23 (Reuters) – The European Union on Monday imposed sanctions on more than 30 Iranian officials and organisations, including units of the powerful Revolutionary Guards, accusing them of a “brutal” crackdown on protesters and other human rights violations. The United States and Britain have also issued new sanctions against Iran, reflecting a deterioration … Read more

Brazil and Argentina will discuss a common currency

Japan tightens sanctions against Russia after deadly missile strikes in Ukraine

BUENOS AIRES, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Brazil and Argentina are aiming for greater economic integration, including the development of a common currency, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Argentinian leader Alberto Fernandez said in a joint article they wrote. “We intend to overcome the barriers to our exchanges, simplify and modernize the rules … Read more

Turkey cancels Swedish minister’s visit as planned protests stoke tension

Turkey cancels Swedish minister’s visit as planned protests stoke tension

ISTANBUL/STOCKHOLM, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Saturday that a planned visit for next week by his Swedish counterpart to Ankara had been canceled after Swedish authorities allowed protests to take place. Stockholm. Protests planned in Stockholm later on Saturday were aimed at Turkey’s and Sweden’s efforts to join NATO, … Read more