Russia may mediate nuke talks between the two Koreas – top MP

Published time: 9 Jan, 2018 13:57 Moscow may act as mediator in the denuclearization talks between the two Koreas, as the nuclear issue affects Russia’s national interests, Leonid Slutsky, head of the State Duma’s International Affairs Committee, said. “It highly likely that efforts by international mediators will be required to promote the issue of denuclearization […]

Catalonia urges EU to mediate on independence, ‘secretly prints’ referendum ballots

The European Union must play the role of a mediator in the dispute between Catalonia and Spain, Catalan officials say. Activists are also reportedly printing ballots for the Sunday’s independence referendum in a secret location. Catalan Foreign Affairs Chief Raül Romeva said that it was the EU’s duty as a repository of democratic values to […]

It never got paid for the Volvos, but could Sweden mediate with North Korea?

STOCKHOLM — Sweden has not yet been paid by North Korea for the hundreds of Volvo sedans it imported in the 1970s and which can still be seen on the streets of the communist country. While the deal was not the commercial success that was hoped for, it’s a reminder of Sweden’s long involvement in […]