Row over dissident threatens broader China-US ties
US: The diplomatic row over Chinese dissident
Chen Guangcheng could hurt Sino-US efforts to cooperate on Iran,
Syria and key economic issues, but both sides want to contain the
fallout, experts said.
Ukraine scores ‘own goal’ as Euro debacle looms
UKRAINE: Ukraine failed to anticipate the angry
Western reaction to its treatment of jailed ex-prime minister Yulia
Tymoshenko and the dispute risks ruining its hosting of the Euro
2012 football, observers said.
Putin returns to Kremlin with Russia at crossroads
RUSSIA: Vladimir Putin Monday takes office for a
third term as Russia's president at a pivotal moment in its
post-Soviet history, with his supporters expecting landmark reform
but the opposition fearing stagnation.