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Global Europe 25-05-2023

From Russia with gold – UAE cashes in as sanctions bite

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The United Arab Emirates has become a key trade hub for Russian gold since Western sanctions over Ukraine cut Russia's more traditional export routes, Russian customs records show.

China 24-05-2023

Russia, China set to ink bilateral pacts despite Western criticism

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Russia and China are set to sign a set of bilateral agreements on 24 May during the Russian prime minister's trip to Beijing as the two powers pledge closer cooperation as the West remains critical of their ties.

Global Europe 22-05-2023

Three scenarios how the war in Ukraine might end

Est. 5min

Reality is usually much more complicated than we can imagine, this is why ultimately we might see a combination of the scenarios described, writes Roman Rukomeda.

China 22-05-2023

UN chief says it’s time to reform Security Council, Bretton Woods

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Sunday (21 May) that it was time to reform both the Security Council and Bretton Woods to align with the "realities of today's world".

Global Europe 22-05-2023

Biden: Zelenskyy promised Ukraine won’t use F-16’s in Russia

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US President Joe Biden on Sunday (21 June) said he had received a "flat assurance" from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that he would not use Western-provided F-16 fighter jets to go into Russian territory.

BRICS 21-05-2023

Zelenskyy courts ‘Global South’ at G7 summit

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Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy held talks with India's Narendra Modi on 20 May and was due to meet other "Global South" leaders at a Group of Seven (G7) summit aimed at broadening support for his country in its war against Russia.

Global Europe 20-05-2023

G7 tightens Russia sanctions, leaves diamonds for later

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Leaders of the world's richest democracies acted on 19 May to stiffen sanctions against Russia, while a draft communique to be issued after their talks in Hiroshima stressed the need to reduce reliance on trade with China.

Global Europe 19-05-2023

Zelenskyy on tour from Jeddah to Hiroshima to meet potential peace brokers

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A French plane took Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to Jeddah on Friday (19 May), where he will to attend an Arab League summit, before going to G7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan. 

China 19-05-2023

Against Hiroshima’s sombre legacy, G7 grapples with Ukraine conflict

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Leaders of the world's advanced democracies were set to unleash new sanctions against Russia as they gathered for a Group of Seven (G7) summit in Japan's Hiroshima, a symbolic backdrop for their efforts to make Moscow end the Ukraine war.

China 16-05-2023

Russia denounces Macron over China ‘vassalisation’ comments

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Russian officials on Monday (15 May) denounced comments by French President Emmanuel Macron that Moscow was becoming subservient to China, saying Western countries must get used to a world underpinned by the Kremlin's close ties with Beijing.

Global Europe 15-05-2023

At Hiroshima summit, G7 leaders to target Russian energy, trade

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Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations plan to tighten sanctions on Russia at their summit in Japan this week, with steps aimed at energy and exports aiding Moscow's war effort, said officials with direct knowledge of the discussions.

Global Europe 11-05-2023

US debt standoff overshadows G7 finance leaders’ meeting

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A standoff over raising the US debt ceiling overshadowed a meeting of Group of Seven (G7) finance leaders starting on Thursday (11 May), heightening US recession fears as central banks seek a soft landing for the global economy.

Global Europe 10-05-2023

Yellen heads to G7 with debt ceiling, bank crisis and tax woes in tow

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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen lands at Japan's G7 finance meeting this week, with her economic agenda hijacked by a partisan fight over the US debt ceiling that threatens a new financial crisis, and a signature tax deal blocked by Republicans.

Global Europe 18-04-2023

Putin visits two regions in Ukraine, Russia presses assault on Bakhmut

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has met his commanders in two regions of Ukraine that Moscow claims to have annexed, while Russian forces stepped up heavy artillery bombardments and air strikes on the devastated eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut.

China 18-04-2023

G7 vows ‘severe costs’ for those helping Russia in Ukraine

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G7 foreign ministers warned Tuesday (18 April) that those helping Russia wage war in Ukraine would face "severe costs", as they offered a united front on another key policy challenge: China.

China 17-04-2023

G7 top diplomats seek unity on China after Macron remarks

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The G7's top diplomats began talks in Japan on Monday (17 April), looking to project a unified message on concerns about China after controversial remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron.

G7 ministers set big new targets for solar and wind capacity

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The Group of Seven rich nations on Sunday (16 April) set big new collective targets for solar power and offshore wind capacity, agreeing to speed up renewable energy development and move toward a quicker phase-out of fossil fuels.

China 02-03-2023

Scholz urges China not to arm Russia as US explores sanctions

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Thursday (2 March) urged China not to send weapons to help Russia's war in Ukraine and instead asked Beijing to exert pressure on Moscow to pull back its forces.

China 02-03-2023

US seeks allies’ backing for possible China sanctions over Ukraine war

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The United States is sounding out close allies about the possibility of imposing new sanctions on China if Beijing provides military support to Russia for its war in Ukraine, according to four US officials and other sources.

Global Europe 24-02-2023

War in Ukraine drags into second year, Russia isolated in UN vote

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The war in Ukraine entered its second year with no end in sight and Russia isolated at the United Nations in a vote demanding its forces withdraw, while G7 leaders are set to coordinate more support for Ukraine.

Economy 04-02-2023

Ukraine reconstruction: Progress in coordination and use of Russian assets

Est. 4min

There is progress in the use of Russian assets to fund reconstruction efforts in Ukraine, and donor countries have established a structure to better coordinate financial assistance, Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis said during the EU executive's visit to Kyiv.

Energy 19-01-2023

Sakhalin exception: the Russian energy Japan can’t quit

Est. 4min

This year's Group of Seven president Japan has joined the bloc's condemnation of Russia's Ukraine invasion, imposing sanctions and agreeing on an oil price cap, with one exception: Moscow's Sakhalin energy projects.

Green industry: G7 sets out terms for global ‘climate club’ 

Est. 5min

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz presented the long-awaited terms for his 'climate club', a platform for countries wishing to protect the climate. However, it may be overshadowed by similar initiatives recently announced.

Global Europe 13-12-2022

G7 considers more air defence for Ukraine as fighting rages

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Russian missiles, artillery and drones hammered targets in eastern and southern Ukraine, the Ukrainian General Staff said, as global economic powers pledged to beef up Kyiv's military capabilities with a focus on air defence.