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Putin: Russia will fight sanctions with shift in trade, energy flows

Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the government, via a video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence, outside Moscow, on Dec 14, 2022. (MIKHAIL METZEL / POOL / AFP) President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia would expand trade cooperation with new partners, to combat Western sanctions. Putin promised Russians […]

Argentina VP Kirchner given 6-year jail term in graft case

Argentina's Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner speaks onstage during a party rally inside the Diego Maradona stadium, in La Plata, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina Nov 17, 2022. (AGUSTIN MARCARIAN / REUTERS) BUENOS AIRES – An Argentine court sentenced Vice-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to six years in jail and disqualified her […]

UN chief appeals for more funds to help preserve biodiversity

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres gives a press conference with Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Shehbaz Sharifat the 2022 United Nations climate conference, COP27, in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt, Nov 7, 2022. (THOMAS HARTWELL / AP) MONTREAL – Developed countries must provide bold financial support for the countries of the […]

Republicans, Democrats in tight race for control of US Congress

People vote at a fire station in the midterm elections on Nov 8, 2022, in Hialeah, Florida. (LYNNE SLADKY / AP0 WASHINGTON/PHOENIX, Arizona/BIRMINGHAM, Michigan – Control of Congress was up for grabs after Tuesday's US midterm elections with many of the most competitive races uncalled, leaving it unclear whether Republicans would seize control from President Joe […]

Bolsonaro does not concede to Lula, but begins transition

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (right) arrives to speak from his official residence of Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Nov 1, 2022. (ERALDO PERES / AP) BRASILIA/SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday did not concede defeat in his first public remarks since losing Sunday's election, saying protests by his supporters were […]

‘Hungary govt firm to protect EU-China economic cooperation’

Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto speaks during a press event in Budapest, Hungary, on July 29, 2022. (PHOTO BY ATTILA VOLQYI/XINHUA) BUDAPEST- The government of Hungary rejects all proposals that would damage economic cooperation between the European Union (EU) and China, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto said here […]

FM: Hungarian govt determined to protect EU-China economic cooperation

Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto speaks during a press event in Budapest, Hungary, on July 29, 2022. (PHOTO BY ATTILA VOLQYI/XINHUA) BUDAPEST- The government of Hungary rejects all proposals that would damage economic cooperation between the European Union (EU) and China, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto said here […]