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BRICS Opinion

Georgy Toloraya

A Brighter Future for BRICS

A sort of “BRICS friends club” may emerge to help these countries to cooperate with BRICS on economic and political bases, writes a former Russian diplomat.


Andrew Graham

After Charlottesville: Race, history, and radicalism

America is in the throes of yet another decisive chapter in race relations, but what kind of nation will emerge?


Mohamed Kouta

Vive Le Racisme? Monsieur Macron and Africa’s ‘Civilizational’ Malaise

Macron has made it all the more obvious that Europe has yet to shift away from its imperial tendencies.


Prem Shankar Jha

India-China: Differences, disputes and deadlock

Are India and China on the brink of war, Prem Shankar Jha explains the current standoff.


Simon J. Evenett

Consensus at What Price? The G20 Hamburg text on trade

Simon Evenett explains what was agreed at the Hamburg G20 Summit and at what price.

BRICS News

China, Russia support UNSC aspirations of India, Brazil, SA

China, Russia support UNSC aspirations of India, Brazil, SA

The US, China, Russia, France and Britain are permanent members which wield a veto.

China, Russia hold naval drills in Sea of Japan

China, Russia hold naval drills in Sea of Japan

The joint naval exercises will also be conducted in the Sea of Okhotsk, north of Japan.

China, Egypt sign bank loan agreements

China, Egypt sign bank loan agreements

The cooperation comes two weeks after President El-Sisi returned to Egypt following his participation at the 9th annual BRICS Summit.

India launches work on first ‘bullet train’ project

India launches work on first ‘bullet train’ project

The new project is the culmination of an India-Japan agreement to build the high-speed train.

Brazil gov’t says GDP growth could hit 3% in 2018

Brazil gov’t says GDP growth could hit 3% in 2018

Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said that GDP will jump considerably in Q1 next year.

South African economy exits recession in Q2

South African economy exits recession in Q2

Growth in the second half of the year will largely depend on a continued rise in exports.

In-Depth

Analysis: China between a rock and a hard place over N Korea

Beijing insists that only through dialogue and negotiation could “the flame of war be put out”.




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Q&A

Hate & the Holocaust- Q&A with Auschwitz Museum Chief

There is an increase in incitement to hatred and exclusion in many countries of Europe today, says Cywiski.

Q&A: Russian healthy snacks entrepreneur looks West

Forbes called Elena Shifrina "the face of the healthy snacks sector in Russia".

Inside Track

Climate change risks rising for Europe – report

Climate change risks rising for Europe – report

Meanwhile, 2016 was declared the hottest year on record since measurements were taken in 1880.

BRICS Social

Chinese satellite sends unbreakable code from space

Chinese satellite sends unbreakable code from space

Apart from Russia, China is one of America's biggest rivals in space exploration.

Chinese turn to online for entertainment

Chinese turn to online for entertainment

An increasing number of Chinese are going online for entertainment, gaming and reading, an annual industry report says.

BRICS Business

India launches work on first ‘bullet train’ project

India launches work on first ‘bullet train’ project

The new project is the culmination of an India-Japan agreement to build the high-speed train.

Brazil gov’t says GDP growth could hit 3% in 2018

Brazil gov’t says GDP growth could hit 3% in 2018

Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said that GDP will jump considerably in Q1 next year.

South African economy exits recession in Q2

South African economy exits recession in Q2

Growth in the second half of the year will largely depend on a continued rise in exports.

World News

China, Russia hold naval drills in Sea of Japan

The joint naval exercises will also be conducted in the Sea of Okhotsk, north of Japan.

China, Egypt sign bank loan agreements

The cooperation comes two weeks after President El-Sisi returned to Egypt following his participation at the 9th annual BRICS Summit.

Analysis: China between a rock and a hard place over N Korea

Beijing insists that only through dialogue and negotiation could “the flame of war be put out”.

Syrian Army declares ceasefire near Lebanon border

The Lebanese army has also been defeating IS forces on its side of the border near the town of Ras Baalbak.