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Experts: SPIEF becomes one of most important platforms for international business contacts

18.05.19 22:30

The key topic of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum ( SPIEF ), which will be held at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre on June 6–8, is Creating a Sustainable Development Agenda, says the official website.

International experts positively evaluate results of Belt and Road Forum in Beijing

08.05.19 23:32

The participants of the second forum of One Belt One Road international cooperation held in Beijing on April 25–27 signed 283 agreements totaling more than 64 billion dollars, Chinese President Xi Jinping said at a press conference following the event.

Results of presidential elections in Ukraine reflect distrust of Poroshenko and his team

02.05.19 23:31

Volodymyr Zelensky, a candidate from the Servant of the People Party, won the second round of the presidential elections in Ukraine , gaining 73.22% of the vote, said the country's Central Election Commission on Tuesday, April 30.

IAF results confirm countries’ interest in joint projects for Arctic development

24.04.19 23:45

The participants of the International Arctic Forum (IAF), which ended in St. Petersburg on April 10, signed 45 agreements totaling 69.8 billion rubles.

Yellow Vests Protests in France significantly reduce current government’s popularity

19.04.19 17:31

Around 31,000 people took part in the 22nd consecutive Saturday of Yellow Vests demonstrations in France, April 13. A lot of clashes broke out in Toulouse, a city that the informal organizers of the action declared the “capital of protests” that day.

Expert: US decision to recognize Golan Heights as part of Israel leads to escalation of tensions

10.04.19 22:48

The decision of US President Donald Trump to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights leads to escalation of tension in the Middle East and casts doubt on any prospects for normalizing Arab-Israeli relations. This opinion was expressed by Binoy Kampmark from RMIT ...

IAF in St. Petersburg to outline new ways of multi-vector cooperation in Arctic

28.03.19 23:21

Less than two weeks remain before the start of the V International Arctic Forum (IAF) Arctic: Territory of Dialogue, which will be held in St. Petersburg on April 9–10.

Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk fully met athletes’ and spectators’ expectations

21.03.19 22:14

XXIX World Winter Universiade, held in Krasnoyarsk from 2 to 12 March, ended with the triumph of the Russian national team, which won almost half of all awards and received 112 medals out of 228: 41 gold, 39 silver and 32 bronze.

Failed Hanoi Summit helps US and DPRK leaders take fresh look at situation

08.03.19 13:54

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un were unable to reach an agreement at a summit held in the capital of Vietnam on February 27–28, and therefore did not sign the final document that has been earlier called Hanoi Declaration.

Experts: Ukrainian presidential election results still unpredictable

05.03.19 12:31

Less than a month remains before the next presidential elections in Ukraine, which are appointed by the country’s parliament on Sunday, March 31. According to some analysts, the main struggle for the presidency will unfold between the current president Petro ...

RIF becoming increasingly important platform for tackling critical issues

27.02.19 23:01

Participants of the Russian Investment Forum (RIF), which took place in Sochi on February 14–15, signed 567 cooperation agreements totaling more than 968 billion rubles. Last year this figure was 794 billion rubles , while the number of agreements was slightly less ...

Krasnoyarsk Universiade participants come to Russia with positive attitude and believe in good result

23.02.19 23:13

The XXIX World Winter Universiade, which will be for the first time held in Russia, in the city of Krasnoyarsk from March 2 to March 12, will have a record number of participants, said Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Universiade-2019 Olga ...

Creation of first genetically edited twins requires more detailed investigation

06.02.19 23:18

An American biophysicist from Rice University Michael Deem played an instrumental role in the experiment by the Chinese scientist He Jiankui , who tried to create children protected from HIV infection by gene modification. This information appeared at the scientific and ...

Difficult Brexit process continues to split society

31.01.19 23:03

The House of Commons of the United Kingdom declared its opposition to leaving the European Union without a deal with Brussels. The corresponding amendment was adopted to the draft agreement on the conditions for Brexit on January 29.

US government shutdown over Trump’s dispute with congress significantly worsens situation in country

17.01.19 23:23

The partial US government shutdown will subtract 0.1 percentage point from growth every week, CNBC reports referring to an anonymous source in the White House.

Expert: Difficult political situation in France requires president’s proactivity

12.01.19 22:15

Tense internal political situation in France requires President Emanuel Macron to take action to restore his own power. This opinion was expressed by Andrew Hammond, an associate at LSE IDEAS at the London School of Economics, in his article “Macron needs to ...

Territorial dispute settlement to open up new perspectives for Japan and Russia

28.12.18 22:13

Peace treaty between Moscow and Tokyo would bring the countries to the new level of cooperation, Japanese Ambassador to Russia Toyohisa Kozuki told RIA Novosti.

Washington’s withdrawal from INF Treaty without alternative project to undermine world stability

23.12.18 23:06

The international community continues to actively monitor the situation around the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty after the US stated their intent to withdraw from the agreement if Russia “will not return to compliance with its terms and ...

Nidhal Guessoum: Experiments with human genome violate moral and ethical standards

18.12.18 22:15

Experiments with the human genome violate law and ethical standards due to the lack of a regulatory framework and evidence of the method’s safety. Such an opinion was expressed by a professor at the American University in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Nidhal Guessoum ...

G20 summit confirms countries’ readiness to seek consensus in global economic policy

10.12.18 23:13

The G20 leaders adopted a final declaration on the results of a two-day summit, which ended in Buenos Aires on December 1.

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