Tuesday, 2nd September 2014

World

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seen with Japanese students during his State visit to Japan.
JAPAN : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday warned against the forces of "expansionism" in the world and said today's global situation looked more like the 18th century. Suggesting that the world was divided into two streams of "Vistarvaad" (expansionism) and "Vikasvaad" (developmentalism), the Prime Minister referred to encroachment on nations, their takeover and "entry into seas". However, the Prime Minister did not name any specific country or countries indulging in this kind of encroachment. "The world is divided into two streams: 'vistarvaad' (expansionism) and 'vikasvaad' (...
RUSSIA : China and Russia are to start construction of a joint natural gas pipeline in Russia's eastern Siberia this weekend, in implementation of a natural gas supply contract signed between the two countries. Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli flew in from Moscow to Yakutsk, the capital city of Russia's Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Sunday evening to attend a start-of-construction ceremony for the Russian part of the East Route of the China-Russia natural gas pipeline. Zhang's attendance at the start-of-construction ceremony reflects the importance that the Chinese government attaches to the...