Xi Jinping begins first European tour in five years in France | Politics News

[ad_1] Chinese President Xi Jinping is on his first trip to Europe in five years, which is likely to be dominated by Russia’s war in Ukraine as well as economic strains between Beijing and Brussels. The first stop will be France, with Xi due to hold talks in Paris on May 6 with French President … Read more

Iran’s unravelling carpet sales | Business and Economy News

[ad_1] The historic Kashan bazaar in central Iran once sat on a major caravan route, its silk carpets known the world over. But for the weavers trying to sell their rugs under its ancient arches, their world has only unravelled since the collapse of Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers and wider tensions with the … Read more

Parallel economy: How Russia is defying the West’s boycott | Russia-Ukraine war

[ad_1] When Moscow resident Zoya, 62, was planning a trip to Italy to visit her daughter last August, she saw the perfect opportunity to buy the Apple Watch she had long dreamed of owning. Officially, Apple does not sell its products in Russia. The California-based tech giant was one of the first companies to announce … Read more

Why are nations racing to buy weapons? | Business and Economy

[ad_1] Global military spending is at an all-time high, increasing in all five geographical regions for the first time since 2009. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, escalating geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and China’s military build-up in the South China Sea are increasing instability in the world. This is leading nations across the globe to … Read more