Obama, Medvedev happy on arms pact, signing soon
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and US
President Barack Obama are satisfied with the “high level of
consensus” on a new pact to cut nuclear arms and it is now possible
to talk of a firm date for signing a treaty, the Kremlin said on
“Insulted” by Israel, US scrambles to save talks
Israel’s relationship with the United States, a
defining feature of the troubled Middle East, was under severe
strain as diplomats scrambled on Saturday to save newborn
US-brokered peace talks with the Palestinians.
China delivers jets for anti-drugs fight in Venezuela
Venezuela on Saturday tested six training and
light attack jets bought from China for defense and anti-drugs
flights in a deal that dodges an embargo banning sales of US weapons
parts to oil exporter Venezuela.
India, Russia to build 12 nuclear plants
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh described
on Friday as very fruitful a brief visit paid to New Delhi by his
peer from the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in which six
agreements were inked.