Russia & Eastern Europe

U.S. condemns ‘heavy-handed’ crackdown in Belarus

July 7, 2011

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Chinese President Hu Jintao visits Russia to boost cooperation

June 16, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Chinese President Hu Jintao arrives in Moscow, Russia, June 15, 2011. Hu Jintao arrived in Moscow Wednesday for a state visit to Russia to deepen pragmatic cooperation between China and Russia. He will attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum during visit. Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Moscow on Wednesday for [...]

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Iranian President Ahmadinejad joins China, Russia at summit

June 15, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday joined the Chinese and Russian leaders in a rare encounter at a summit in Kazakhstan, where he launched a new attack on the “slavers and colonisers” of the West. Host Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev urged the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a security group regarded as a [...]

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Christine Lagarde extends her lead in the bid for IMF Managing Director

June 10, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source Lagarde won the backing of several African leaders and the South African former finance minister Trevor Manuel ruled himself out of the contest. Lagarde’s only main opponent is head of the Mexican Central Bank Agustín Carstens. Kazakhstan’s central bank governor Grigori Marchenko recently withdrew. Carstens has not won wide support from other emerging [...]

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