German relations with Russia have soured following the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the brazen assassination of a Chechen asylum-seeker in Berlin. At times, Moscow has been baffled by Germany’s stances.
The American Institute in Taiwan, the de facto embassy, defended US exports to the island as being “safe,” after politicians protested a decision to allow imports of pork containing a leanness-enhancing additive, ractopamine. Ractopamine is a drug added into animal feed that some farmers give to pigs. It is banned in the European Union and…
Leading politicians in Germany from all mainstream parties are demanding that construction on the natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 be suspended as a result of the poisoning of Alexei Navalny. But Merkel’s government is so far resisting such calls.
Africa has thus far avoided the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. Aminata Touré, the former prime minister of Senegal, explains in an interview why that is and what Europe must change in its approach to the continent.
Israel is known to have sent a number of agents to Syria during the post-war period, the most famous of them previously thought to be Eli Cohen, an Egyptian-born ‘superspy’ who the Mossad claims could have become Syria’s president had he not been discovered and executed. Now, a historian believes he’s found another possible Israeli…
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Turkish Foreign Ministry has condemned the declaration adopted at the Summit of the Southern EU Countries that expressed full support and solidarity with Cyprus and Greece in the face of Turkey’s drilling activity in the Eastern Mediterranean and also proposed expanding sanctions against Ankara.
Capitol Hill in Washington DC on 6 January was rocked as a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the building, killing five and causing widespread damage and vandalism in a failed attempt to disrupt the certification of the Electoral College vote.