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BRICS New Development Bank approves two new loans

The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) has approved two loans – for a water infrastructure project in India and the other is for a transport infrastructure project in Russia. The Board of Directors (BoD) of the NDB approved two infrastructure projects with a loan value...

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Chinese vice premier stresses pollution control

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli Friday underscored the importance of environmental protection, calling for more efforts to control air, water, and soil pollution.  China should continue to carry out the action plan on air pollution, with a focus on improving the...

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Trump’s cheeseburger in Japan still drawing lines

A 100 percent U.S. Angus beef Colby Jack Cheeseburger as part of U.S. President Donald Trump set is seen at Munch’s Burger Shack restaurant in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The cheeseburger Trump had during his recent visit to Japan is still drawing lines at...

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Russia, Venezuela sign debt restructuring deal

The Russian Finance Ministry says it has signed a deal to restructure Venezuela’s debt. The ministry said Wednesday’s deal signed in Moscow envisages that Venezuela will pay its $3.15 billion debt to Russia over 10 years. It noted that payments will be...

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