India, China Hold Talks in Beijing on Defence and Security

PTI  | November 15, 2018

India, China Hold Talks in Beijing on Defence and Security

Credit: PTI

New Delhi: Top officials of India and China held the ninth Annual Defence and Security Dialogue in Beijing after a one-year gap due to the Doklam standoff. Both countries agreed to enhance military exchanges and interactions.

The dialogue on November 13 was held between the two defence delegations headed by defence secretary Sanjay Mitra and China’s deputy chief of Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission.Read More »


Cuba: A warm embrace from the people of Pyongyang


Granma | November 05, 2018

Photo: Estudio Revolución

Cuba’s President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez and the delegation accompanying him departed the Russian Federation Saturday night, after a busy visit, to arrive in Pyongyang, where a great multitude waited to greet them, cheering and waving the flags of the two countries.Read More »

Haiti: Roots of an uprising

by Robert Roth

Pambazuka News | September 17, 2018

photo credit: AP

The cauldron of corruption and lies has been boiling non-stop 24 hours a day. The time has come to overturn it, for Haitians to begin to see the light of peace. Haiti is for all Haitians. – Fanmi Lavalas statement, 8 July 2018. Fanmi Lavalas is the party of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti’s first democratically elected president, and represents Haiti’s poor majority.

On 6 July 2018, Haiti exploded. By the tens of thousands, Haitians poured into the streets of Port-au-Prince to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse. The protests were sparked by the government’s announcement that it would reduce or remove subsidies on fuel, leading to a rise of 38 percent in the price of gasoline, and that the price of kerosene would jump 50 percent to US $4.00 a gallon. The uprising spread across the country and lasted three days. Port-au-Prince was brought to a standstill. Protesters set up barricades in the streets, burned tires, and attacked stores owned by the rich. Luxury hotels in the Pétion-ville area were sacked by angry demonstrators.

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How India Walked a Tightrope to Ink the S-400 Missiles Deal With Russia

by Pravin Sawhney

The Wire | October 05, 2018

How India Walked a Tightrope to Ink the S-400 Missiles Deal With Russia

The signing of the S-400 Air Defence Missile System (ADMS) deal is good news for India and its military. However, the uncertainty that dogged the inking of the contract till the last moment – it was not clear until this morning if this would happen – was suggestive of the looming shadow of the United States on India’s foreign policy. This cannot be good for the future of India’s bilateral engagements with other countries, especially Russia.

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American Companies Pay for Trump’s Trade War with China

by Pavan Kulkarni

The Dawn News | July 12, 2018

In a further escalation of the ongoing trade war between the US and China, the Trump administration is preparing to announce 10% tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese exports to the US, including a variety of consumer goods. The full list of goods on which the tariffs will be imposed is likely to be released later this week or early next week.   Read More »

Foreign powers ‘have no right’ to interfere in Syria, China warns

Morning Star | July 27, 2018

FOREIGN intervention aimed at dividing Syria has been rejected by China, which says that only the nation’s people have the right to determine its future.

Beijing’s special envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan was in Damascus for talks with Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem and his deputy Fayssal Mikdad on Thursday on the latest developments in the war-torn country.Read More »

Correa: ‘Assange’s Days in Ecuadorean Embassy Are Numbered’

teleSUR | July 28, 2018

Rafael Correa was interviewd by Russia Today Saturday.

Rafael Correa was interviewd by Russia Today Saturday. | Photo: YouTube / RT
Former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said president Lenin Moreno ” has an agreement with the United States on what will happen to Assange.”

Ecuador’s former president Rafael Correa said in an interview with RT Saturday that Julian Assange’s days in the Ecuadorean embassy in London are numbered, a claim which contradicts the statements made by Lenin Moreno Friday.

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