Queen Elizabeth II: The monarch speaks THIS foreign language – can you guess which?

Queen Elizabeth has visited nearly all four corners of the globe during her lifetime as a royal. She is accompanied by numerous members of staff whenever she travels who are there to help and advise. However, there are some countries in the world where the Queen will need no aid when it comes to speaking […]

BBC Polls Critics, Releases 100 Greatest Foreign Films List

Over the past few years, the BBC has conducted polls to discover the 100 greatest American films, 100 greatest comedies, and 100 greatest films of the 21st century. Now they’re at it again, but this time they’ve kicked Hollywood to the curb and instead focused on films that are made in a language other than […]

Moody’s projects increase in foreign investments flowing into Russia

Good financial results shown by Russian companies may facilitate the return of foreign investment to the country, Moody’s senior vice president Kristin Lindow told Sputnik news agency. “…Recent strong corporate profits quite naturally can result in repatriation of profits by foreign investors. Also, the cleanup that the CBR (Central Bank of Russia) has done in […]

Debate over migrant ‘caravan’ ignores the real problem: Decades of destabilizing US foreign policy

With the US-bound caravan of Central American migrants being used as a political football ahead of the midterm elections, there’s one factor receiving scant attention: The role the US itself has played in destabilizing the region. US President Donald Trump has condemned the migrants, many of which began their journey in Honduras, calling some of […]

Half of Yemeni population survives on foreign aid – UN

The famine threatening war-torn Yemen is even worse than previous estimates which already called it the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. The UN now estimates 14 million people are at risk. UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock called for a humanitarian ceasefire in areas essential to aid supply and infrastructure. Because […]

Ecuador won't help Assange leave UK embassy safely – foreign minister

Ecuador will not help Julian Assange leave the UK, the country’s foreign minister said, claiming its only duty was to look after the WikiLeaks founder’s “well-being” after Assange sued them for restricting his rights and freedoms. Read more Ecuadorian FM Jose Valencia told Reuters that Ecuador was not responsible for helping Assange leave the London […]

Russia welcomes foreign banks to join its money transfer alternative to SWIFT

Foreign banks will soon be able to become part of Russia’s money transfer network which serves as an alternative to the traditional SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) system. “Non-residents will start connecting to us this year. People are already turning to us,” said First Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Russia Olga […]

Turkey to limit foreign steel imports in response to US metal tariffs

Turkey has told the World Trade Organization it plans to impose steel import quotas from October 17 to protect the domestic steel industry. Earlier this year, the United States doubled the previously-imposed import tariffs on Turkish aluminum and steel to 20 percent and 50 percent, respectively. A trade dispute between Ankara and Washington has been […]

UK Foreign Secretary likens EU to both Soviet Union and a prison, brings down a twitterstorm

Whether it was the impact of Russia or a desire to get out a good sound bite, but the UK foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt compared EU to the Soviet Union and a prison. No way that could have gone down well on social media. Trying to warn Brussels against rejecting UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit […]