U.S. exempts allies from steel and aluminum tariffs

The United States trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, said on Thursday that several American allies would initially be exempt from the steel and aluminum tariffs that are to take effect shortly,  Speaking at a …

Greece's potential default will not affect Turkish Stream

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has recently decided to hold a referendum on July to let the Greek population decide whether to accept the terms of the creditors and the reforms they propose. Stock markets and banks have been closed for a week. The population has withdrawn about half of cash from ATMs. After the ATMs get back online, people will be allowed to withdraw no more than 60 euros a day.

Belgium urges EU to put pressure on Kiev

Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders at the Crans Montana Forum in Brussels said that the alternative to the execution of the Minsk agreement can only be frozen indefinitely conflict or, worse, a "hot" armed conflict, which are both …

Putin and Erdogan meet in Baku

Today Baku hosted a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Russian side was represented by presidential aide Yuri Ushakov, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Minister of Energy

Brussels eager to discuss Turkish Stream with Moscow

European Commissioner for Energy Union Maros Sevcovic said in Serbia that Brussels needed additional talks on the economic element of the Turkish Stream gas project with Moscow, Vedomosti reports. In his opinion, Europe needs to …