Great Britain is having a hard time finding new trading partners

UK Business and Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch The conservative government wants to join the Pacific Trade Pact CPTPP. However, the economic benefits are limited. (Photo: Reuters) London Since Brexit was implemented two years ago, the British government has been searching for new trading partners around the world under the keyword “Global Britain” in order to […]

Netherlands want to restrict exports of semiconductor technology

Liesje Schreinemacher The trade minister announced in a letter that the export restrictions would be introduced before the summer. (Photo: IMAGO/ANP) Amsterdam For reasons of national security, the Netherlands wants to limit the export of semiconductor technology. This was announced by the government in The Hague on Wednesday. This is the Netherlands’ response to US […]

China PM wants union with Taiwan: ‘Bind by blood’

PEKING Economic and cultural cooperation with Taiwan and the “peaceful development” of relations should be promoted, Li Keqiang told the nearly 3,000 delegates. In the speech passage, the prime minister was more emotional, but overall somewhat more reserved than in the previous year, when he referred to the blood ties he emphasized, when he had […]

China’s balloons are believed to be part of a surveillance program

US soldiers pull the remains of the Chinese balloon out of the sea The United States sought talks with China after the shooting down. However, Beijing refused. (Photo: dpa) Washington According to a report by the Washington Post, the alleged espionage balloon shot down by the United States from China is part of Beijing’s extensive […]

Russia is trying to take control of gas exports to China

Rewrite this content Gas production in Turkmenistan In some cases, Turkmenistan was no longer able to bring gas to Uzbekistan because the sub-zero temperatures made production impossible. (Foto:¬†picture alliance/dpa) Berlin Parts of Central Asia are currently experiencing one of the coldest winters in decades, with temperatures sometimes falling below minus 30 degrees Celsius. Uzbekistan in […]

EU wants to cap the price of Russian oil at $60

Zurich, Brussels, Riga The EU is about to decide on a price cap for Russian oil. According to the ideas of the Commission and the Member States, Russia should in future receive a maximum of 60 dollars per barrel of oil. The upper limit was disputed until recently. Poland and the Baltic states demanded that […]

US fears more arms deliveries from Iran to Russia

WASHINGTON In October, the US government denounced that combat drones from Iran were being used in the Ukraine war – and that Tehran had sent its own military personnel to Crimea to train the Russians in how to use the drones and to offer them technical assistance. Kirby again raised serious allegations against Iran on […]

China greatest danger, Russia ‘acute’ threat

WASHINGTON Russia, on the other hand, is classified as an “acute” threat. The word was chosen carefully, Austin emphasized. “Unlike China, Russia cannot systematically challenge the United States in the long term,” Austin said. “But Russian aggression is a direct and acute threat to our interests and values.” With regard to the use of American […]

Asia’s debt states are becoming more and more dependent

Xi Jinping (rechts), Thongloun Sisoulith (links) The two heads of state opened the express train route together in 2021 – but so far there have been hardly any passengers. (Photo: imago images/Kyodo News) Bangkok It was about airports and motorways, ports and railway lines. Many already heavily indebted countries have fulfilled their expensive dreams with […]

Chancellor Scholz congratulates the company on its 175th anniversary

Olaf Scholz Was grateful that Siemens supported the sanctions against Russia. (Photo: dpa) Berlin At the celebration of Siemens’ 175th anniversary, Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced an accelerated transition to renewable energies. “We won’t let the skeptics buy our guts,” said Scholz at the ceremony in Berlin. Many things have been too cumbersome in recent years, […]