United Kingdom Strengthen Bilateral Ties with Thailand
Bilateral relations between Britain and Thailand, strengthened and continuously improved through close cooperation especially in science, innovation and digital technology. The matter was emphasize by British Ambassador to Thailand Anthony Gooding in an interview with Thai Media.
U.S. Poised To Approve Sending Tanks to Ukraine
The United States, in a reversal, is poised to start a process that would eventually send dozens of M-1 Abrams battle tanks to Ukraine.
North Korea Criticised U.S. Decision to Send Tanks to Ukraine
In the meantime, North Korea today criticised U.S. decision to send tanks to Ukraine, calling it an "unethical crime" aimed at perpetuating an unstable international situation. Washington's allegations that North Korea has provided arms to Russia are a "groundless rumor" to justify its own military aid to Ukraine.
RCEP adds vitality to global economy
The very beginning of 2023 marks the first anniversary of the entry into force of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), as well as the launch of a free trade area with the largest population, the most diverse membership and the greatest development potential.
China December manufacturing contracts sharply as COVID infections soar
China's factory activity shrank for the third straight month in December and at the sharpest pace in nearly three years as COVID infections swept through production lines across the country after Beijing's abrupt reversal of anti-virus measures.
Blinken discussed U.S.-China relationship in call with China's Qin
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with incoming Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang over the phone on Sunday, Blinken said on Twitter, after China last week appointed its ambassador to the United States to be its new foreign minister.
South Korea urges China to support dialogue with North Korea
South Korea's foreign minister told his Chinese counterpart on Monday the country expects China to actively support South Korea's efforts for dialogue with North Korea, South Korea's foreign ministry said.
France’s Macron engineers new diplomatic push for Ukraine
Emmanuel Macron calls it “combat diplomacy.” The French president has vowed to make every effort to support Ukraine — including by hosting an international conference Tuesday meant to help the country make it through winter.
G7 Nations Focus on Helping Ukraine Rebuild
President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine addressed a virtual G7 meeting where leaders discussed the details of a donor system to aid reconstruction. Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin, will skip his annual December news conference.
Oil prices rise as cap on Russian crude kicks in
A separate decision by major oil-producing countries to keep cutting how much they produce to prop up prices has also fuelled the rise.