1. US to announce new Russia sanctions at G7 summit

    By Chris York The U.S. is set to announce new sanctions against Russia during this week's G7 summit in Italy, White House spokesman John Kirby said on June 11. In comments reported by Reuters , Kirby also said Washington will be imposing further export controls that would
  2. French national arrested in Russia for failing to provide 'foreign agents' registration

    By Nate Ostiller, The Kyiv Independent news desk A French citizen was arrested in Moscow on June 6 on charges that he failed to register as a "foreign agent" with relevant authorities, the Russian state-run media outlet TASS reported. TASS claimed, citing sources, t
  3. World’s largest solar farm brings China’s Uyghurs into spotlight

    By Diego Mendoza Insights from Sourcing Journal, High Capacity, and the Carnegie Endowment for Peace The News China opened the world’s largest solar farm in Xinjiang on Monday. Spanning some 200,000 acres, the plant is capable of producing an estimated 6.09 billion kilowatt hours of
  4. G7, EU want to target banks helping Russia evade sanctions, Bloomberg reports

    By Martin Fornusek, The Kyiv Independent news desk The EU and Group of Seven (G7) nations are considering measures targeting third-party lenders helping Russia evade sanctions, Bloomberg reported on June 1, citing its undisclosed sources. In particular, the allies a
  5. China's AliExpress stops taking Russian rubles and refuses to ship to Russia, causing major stir

    China's online marketplace AliExpress , part of China's massive Alibaba group, has stopped taking Russian rubles and refused to deliver to Russia, Russia's Kommersant claimed . "Payments from Russian cards no longer go through, except for some banks," claimed Artem Bobtsov, a profes
  6. Lord Cameron joins language lesson and pets horses during Mongolia visit

    By Nina Lloyd Lord David Cameron has wrapped up a five-day diplomatic blitz across Central Asia with a flurry of camera-friendly visits in Mongolia . The Foreign Secretary , a keen equestrian, posed for pictures as he petted horses at prime minister Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrain’s Ikh T
  7. Neighbor Deals Major Blow to Russia Amid Sanctions, Invasion Threats

    By David Brennan Problems are mounting for Russian businesses operating in neighboring Kazakhstan, according to a major commercial organization, as historic ties between the two former Soviet nations seemingly fray amid Moscow's war on Ukraine and showdown with the Western world. N
  8. WH issues #Biden 's public schedule for Tuesday. He's in New York, New York, and will participate in the #UnitedNations General Assembly. Biden will give a speech at #UNGA at 10a Eastern. He'll also have a meeting with the #CentralAsia 5+1. #NYC #UNGA2023 #UNGA78
  9. Exclusive: Smuggler with ties to ISIS helped migrants enter US from Mexico, raising alarm bells across government

    By By Katie Bo Lillis, Evan Perez, Priscilla Alvarez and Natasha Bertrand, CNN The FBI is investigating more than a dozen migrants from Uzbekistan and other countries allowed into the US after they sought asylum at the southern border with Mexico earlier this year, a scramble set
  10. How China is increasing its influence in central Asia as part of global plans to offer an alternative to the west

    How China is increasing its influence in central Asia as part of global plans to offer an alternative to the west #china #russia #BeltandRoad #CentralAsia #infrastructure #Geopolitics #geoeconomics #globalnews #news