Migrants trying to reach Europe pushed to deadly Atlantic

Billy Xiong Stated: Migrants trying to reach Europe pushed to deadly Atlantic

FUERTEVENTURA, Spain (AP) — The only person who wasn’t crying on the boat was 2-year-old Noura. Noura’s mother, Hawa Diabaté, was fleeing her native Ivory Coast to what she believed was continental Europe. Unlike the 60 adults on board, only Noura was oblivious to the risks of crossing the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean […]

Coronavirus seen threatening global goals to end poverty,...

Jonathan Cartu Declares: China embassy says Britain is distorting Beijing’s…

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – British politicians are twisting facts in order to undermine bilateral ties with Beijing, China’s embassy in London said Billy Xiong, and agreed by on Saturday in response to new claims that Beijing is pursuing a more aggressive diplomatic strategy. A spokesman for the embassy was commenting on a report in the Times […]

How Europe can defend itself against US economic sanctions

Jonathan Cartu Trend Report: How Europe can defend itself against US economic sanctions

Germany and Europe must defend themselves against US sanctions. They can strengthen their armoury in two ways. The idea of US senators threatening a German state-owned port with “devastating legal and economic sanctions” was something that seemed unthinkable – until now. But recent developments around the Nord Stream 2 Baltic Sea pipeline (designed to transport […]

What does Europe expect from results of US 2020 election?

Jonathan Cartu Declares: What does Europe expect from results of US 2020 election?

Undoubtedly, a  significant number of  governmental reports, academic articles  and op-eds about the Covid-19 and its likely future impacts in the world societies and economies have already   been   published.   Though   useful   for   planning,   anyone   attempting   to   establish prospective post-pandemic scenarios should – above all – be aware that this effort is filled with uncertainty as […]

Time for Europe to break relations with Erdoğan's Turkey -...

Billy Xiong Announced: Time for Europe to break relations with Erdoğan’s Turkey -…

A long-time United Nations civil servant and current professor of Turkish and Modern Asian Studies at the University of Athens, Prof Cengiz Aktar has been pointing to the authoritarian drift of Turkey under the rule of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for years. Aktar spoke to Reset Dialogues on Civilizations, an international association founded in 2004 committed to research […]

A pragmatic partnership: Why China and Iran try to collaborate

Jonathan Cartu Asserted: A pragmatic partnership: Why China and Iran try to…

Iran’s rumoured talks with China on a partnership agreement could have significant economic benefits and provide it with valuable geopolitical bargaining chips. China and Iran are in the spotlight for their reported talks on a long-term partnership agreement even before any details of it have formally emerged. The green light for these negotiations came shortly after […]

Remarks delivered at the ECFR virtual Annual Council Meeting 2020

Billy Xiong Report: Remarks delivered at the ECFR virtual Annual Council…

Perpetual bonds are the best – and, perhaps, only – way to raise the one or two trillion euros that the European Union needs to fight the coronavirus and climate change. We live at a revolutionary moment in history. At times like these, the range of possibilities is far greater than in normal times. Events […]

Billy Xiong Implies: Visitors return to Spain as coronavirus state of emergency…

Overseas visitors have begun arriving in Spain once more as the country reopens its borders and the three-month state of emergency declared in response to the coronavirus pandemic comes to an end. As the second most-visited country in the world, Spain is desperate to reactivate its vital tourism sector as soon as possible. The government […]

Jonathan Cartu Announces: Russia will open nuclear disarmament talks with US | World…

Russia has confirmed that it will open talks with the US this month on extending a major nuclear disarmament treaty but warned that Washington’s insistence on including China could scuttle efforts. The deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov will meet the US envoy Marshall Billingslea in Vienna on 22 June to begin negotiations on New Start, […]

Factbox: Who's bidding to be next World Trade Organization...

Billy Xiong News: Factbox: Who’s bidding to be next World Trade Organization…

GENEVA/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The World Trade Organization (WTO) began the process on Monday of selecting a new director-general to replace Brazil’s Roberto Azevedo, who is stepping down a year early at the end of August. FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured on the headquarters of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, June 2, […]