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Chinese PM rejects yuan criticism
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao rejects criticism that Beijing keeps the yuan undervalued in order to boost exports.
NATO Air Exercises over the Baltics States
BRUSSELS - NATO warplanes will fly training missions over the Baltic states this month in a show of solidarity with former Soviet republics concerned about Russia. The March 17 exercises will involve French, Polish and Lithuanian aircraft, a NATO
Will there be a war over the Arctic?
Denmark and Norway into a new gold rush - and global warming sceptics are distracting the US from security risks Expected melting of summer sea ice in the Arctic Ocean means greatly expanded access to increasingly scarce fossil fuels. Image Credit: Gulf
Europe pursues Baltic transit debottlenecking
The Baltic Sea region's role on Europe's energy map will grow in the near future. The Baltic accounts for more than 15% of global cargo transportation.1 But it is
S&P raises Ukraine rating
By Polya Lesova, MarketWatch FRANKFURT (MarketWatch) -- Ukraine's credit spreads rallied on Friday, indicating a declining probability of default, after the formation of a new governing coalition brought much-needed political stability and prompted a
Kiev talks of new Russian gas prices
KIEV, Ukraine, March 12 (UPI) -- The new government in Ukraine aims to focus on finding an optimal price for natural gas it purchases from Russia, the Ukrainian prime minister said. Ukrainian
Clinton praises Lithuania-US relations
WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has praised US-Lithuanian relations and called on a strong continuation of cooperation. Clinton made the comments in a video address to Lithu...
EU 'nearing' Greece bail-out deal
The EU is putting the finishing touches to a multi-billion euro bail-out for Greece after weeks of crisis, senior officials tell the BBC.