South Korea seeks progress on denuclearization, proposes East Asian railroad community with China, Japan, Russia, and US

A third summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in is planned for September. While the subject of denuclearization remains at the center of the negotiation table, Moon said plans to build a railway across the peninsula will kick off this year. Moon proposed an East Asian railroad community […]

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Trump says discussed Middle East with Putin, made progress on conflicts

US President Donald Trump has said that he discussed the Middle East conflicts with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki and said he hoped that at some point Iran would call him and say “let’s make a deal”. Read more Speaking from the White House a day after meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin in […]

Flights: East Midlands Airport travel chaos as planes take off without passengers’ luggage

Holiday plans were thrown into disarray after luggage belts failed at East Midlands Airport in Leicestershire on Saturday. Hundreds of passengers found themselves at their holiday destination without any of their luggage.  The airport blamed a “technical issue” and has apologised to affected passengers. Travellers took to social media to vent their frustration on one […]

Get ready for $250 oil if Iran blocks key shipment route in Middle East, analysts tell RT

Tehran is threatening to block the Strait of Hormuz, a crucial artery for oil shipments from the Middle East, if Iranian exports are hampered. This will result in a huge loss of global crude supply and soaring prices. Read more Most of the crude exported from Saudi Arabia, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and […]

Uber is reportedly in talks with Dubai ride-sharing service Careem to merge their Middle East operations

Tero Vesalainen/Shutterstock Uber Technologies is in preliminary talks with rival Careem to combine their Middle Eastern ride-hailing services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing three people familiar with the matter. The companies have discussed several potential deal structures and under one of them, Careem’s current leaders would manage the new combined business while retaining one or […]

US oil touches $75 amid fears Iran will block Middle East shipments

West Texas Intermediate (WTI), the US benchmark, has surged to $ 75 per barrel for the first time since the oil crisis of 2014. Read more The movement came after Iran reportedly threatened to disrupt oil shipments from the Middle East Gulf if Washington pressed ahead with sanctions against Iran. On Wednesday, the WTI slipped […]

Time to look East? Trump’s unilateralism leaves EU in need of reliable partners, ex-French PM says

As Washington’s unilateralism continues to widen the rift between the US and the EU, Paris is starting to warm to the idea of closer ties with Russia and other countries, ex-French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin told RT.  Speaking on RT’s SophieCo show with Sophie Shevardnadze, Jean-Pierre Raffarin said that Trump’s “disagreeable” decision to unilaterally pull-out […]

Cows for child brides: ‘War & climate change’ raise rates of child marriage in East Africa

A dramatic rise in child marriages in East Africa is due to conflict and climate change, charities working in the region say, with child brides being traded for cows and goats in order for families to survive. The majority of parents in poverty-stricken South Sudan are looking to reduce the number of mouths they have […]

China will lift part of its ‘Great Firewall’ to give foreigners access to Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter on a tropical island dubbed ‘Hawaii of the East’

Facebook China’s Hainan island has released plans to give tourists access to Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter in parts of two cities. A partial lifting of the county’s “Great Firewall” is part of an attempt to make the southern island a free trade zone and tourist hub. It’s unclear whether locals would be able to access […]