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‘We have nothing to quarrel about’: Russians & Ukrainians speak for unity at televised conference

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As politicians in Russia and Ukraine take the first steps to renew talks after years of strained relations, people in both countries have come forward in a televised “bridge” show to call for unity between the two nations. Russians and Ukrainians have engaged in a two-hour-long civil dialog for the first time in several years, Read More

Japan says first IMO-compliant bunker fuel trial on coastal vessels a success

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Tokyo — Japan’s first trial of bunker fuel complying with the International Maritime Organization’s new 2020 rules went off smoothly on domestic coastal vessels, the transport ministry said on Monday, a move that takes the start of commercial supply of the low-sulfur marine fuels one step closer. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes Read More

Maduro says he’s open to negotiations, Guaido says no, seems to hold out for the throne

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro sees an agreement with the US-backed opposition in his country’s future, but Juan Guaido has turned his nose up at negotiations, and appears to be holding out for regime change or bust. Guaido, the US-backed Venezuelan opposition leader, has rejected negotiations with President Nicolas Maduro, declaring that there’s “never” a good Read More

Preserve your ammunition, BIS urges top central banks

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LONDON (Reuters) – Bank for International Settlements (BIS) chief Agustin Carstens has urged top central banks to preserve their ammunition for more serious economic downturns rather than deplete it chasing higher growth. Bank for International Settlements (BIS) General Manager Agustin Carstens leaves after G-20 finance ministers and central banks governors family photo during the IMF/World Read More

G20 stops short of denouncing protectionism, warns of global slowdown

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OSAKA (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies warned on Saturday of growing risks to the global economy but stopped short of denouncing protectionism, calling instead for a free, fair trade environment after talks some members described as difficult. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) speaks during the G20 summit in Osaka, Read More

‘Learn from the past and move forward’:Kremlin on Trump-Putin talks at G20

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At their G20 meeting, Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump discussed improving trade relations, including China in new arms control talks, and foreign policy disagreements. A short readout of the talks provided by the White House said that both presidents agreed to improve relations between the US and Russia and “continue discussion” Read More

Theresa May has message for the world as she lands for G20

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By Dominic Waghorn, diplomatic editor Theresa May has declared that all sides must reduce tensions in the Iran crisis as she begins her swan song on the international stage, flying into Japan for her last G20 summit. Pressure has increased sharply in the Persian Gulf over a recent spate of tanker attacks, while Iran is Read More

‘Won’t hesitate to pull muscle-flexing trigger’ in defense: North Korea blasts US sanctions policy

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North Korea’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement decrying Washington’s continued sanctions policies against them as “most extreme hostile acts,” arguing the measures threaten diplomacy, and warning they would defend themselves. The Ministry’s Wednesday statement sharply criticized the White House’s decision last Friday to extend 6 executive orders sanctioning the country over their nuclear and missile Read More

Masters of what universe? Central bankers in a bind as G20 bickers over trade

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TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – For decades the United States led the push for lower tariffs worldwide, but President Donald Trump is testing the solidarity of his G20 peers with a protectionist line on trade, putting central bankers in a tough spot with depleted resources to battle a downturn that may be coming sooner than expected. FILE Read More

Saudi Aramco says it can keep oil flowing if Hormuz hit

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By Heesu Lee on 6/25/2019 SEOUL (Bloomberg) –Saudi Arabian Oil has the experience and infrastructure it needs to keep crude flowing should supply through the Strait of Hormuz be disrupted, according to the CEO of the state-run producer.“We are increasing our readiness,” Amin Nasser said in an interview in Seoul on Tuesday. “We can supply Read More