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EU summit shows no sign of reviving Ukraine deal

Published on Nov 29 2013 // Elections, Latest, Politics, World
EU summit shows no sign of reviving Ukraine deal
European leaders appear to have made no progress on reviving a far-reaching association agreement with Ukraine at an EU summit in Vilnius. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych abruptly froze plans to sign the trade and reform deal last week, under pressure from Russia. The Ukraine agreement, the summit’s...

Thailand PM Yingluck Shinawatra rules out early election

Published on Nov 29 2013 // Politics, World
Thailand PM Yingluck Shinawatra rules out early election
Thai Prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has ruled out an early election, following six days of protests aimed at removing her from office. She told the BBC the situation in Thailand was not calm enough for polls. She also said she would not authorise the use of force against protesters occupying government...

China strikes balance!

Published on Nov 29 2013 // Politics, World
China strikes balance!
Since President Xi Jinping assumed power, he’s reshaped China’s foreign policy by recalibrating its stresses on sovereignty and stability, what the Chinese call wei quan and wei wen. On the one hand, China has stepped up its emphasis on sovereignty, especially concerning its territorial dispute...