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Xi makes 'symbolic' stop in Greece

Source: Asia One

President Xi Jinping got a warm welcome from Greek leaders during a stopover on the Greek island of Rhodes on his way to South America on Sunday, with both Greece's president and prime minister coming to the island to meet with him.It is also the second high-level visit to the southern European country by a Chinese top leader in a month, which local media hail as "highly symbolic" showcasing the two countri ...
Full article at: Asia One Jul 13 2014, 9:11pm CDT
 


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China's leader Xi departs for South America tour

Source: Channel News Asia

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday departed for a visit to four South American countries, including Brazil, to build ties in a resources-rich region traditionally considered the backyard of the United States.Xi left Beijing on Sunday morning, the official Xinhua news agency reported, with a delegation which includes State Councillor Yang Jiechi, China's leading official for foreign affairs. File photo of Chinese President X ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia Jul 12 2014, 10:11pm CDT
 

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Greece players turn down World Cup bonus, ask PM to build new training centre instead

Source: 101 Great Goals

You might not like their style of play, but this would appear to be another reason to like Greece ahead of their World Cup last 16 clash against Costa Rica. This World Cup has been dogged with bonus rows. First with Cameroon, even before they set off to Brazil. And, most famously last week with Ghana where 3 million dollars had to be shipped out to Brazil ahead of their final game against Portugal. Now, the Greece team have written to their pri ...
Full article at: 101 Great Goals Jun 29 2014, 8:09am CDT
 

Ukraine signs historic pact with EU despite Russia

Source: Sacramento Bee

Ukraine's new president signed an economic and political pact with the European Union on Friday, pushing his troubled country closer into a European orbit over the protests of Russia, which warned of possible sanctions. Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko, center, poses with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, left, and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, right, during an EU Summit in B ...
Full article at: Sacramento Bee Jun 27 2014, 11:03am CDT
 

Premier Li: China seeks peace at sea

Source: Asia One

China is committed to resolving maritime disputes with other countries peacefully and does not seek maritime hegemony, Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday.In the first speech by a Chinese leader outlining the country's views on maritime affairs during an overseas visit, Li stressed that Beijing expects to contribute to navigational freedom.Analysts said such freedom is needed to guarantee China's maritime interests and to fulfil its aim of becoming a strong maritime c ...
Full article at: Asia One Jun 21 2014, 12:16am CDT
 

China eyeing further boost to Piraeus hub: premier

Source: Channel News Asia

PIRAEUS: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday said Piraeus could become one of the world's "most competitive" ports if China shipper COSCO is able to fulfil its investment plan for the area."We hope to turn Piraeus...into one of the most competitive ports of the world," Li, on a three-day visit to Greece, said as the first rail shipment of Chinese goods left the port for central Europe. ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia Jun 20 2014, 10:21am CDT
 

Chinese prime minister visits site of Chinese investment in major Greek port of Piraeus

Source: Canadian Business Online

ATHENS, Greece – Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang has visited Greece’s largest port of Piraeus as part of a three-day trip focusing on investment and trade deals with the financially stricken country. Accompanied by his Greek counterpart, Antonis Samaras, Li visited Friday the facilities at Piraeus, where China’s Cosco has a concession to operate container terminals in one of the largest foreign investments in Greece. He later inaugura ...
Full article at: Canadian Business Online Jun 20 2014, 4:39am CDT
 

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Chinese premier hopes to "change misperceptions" on UK trip

Source: Channel News Asia

LONDON: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang begins a three-day visit to Britain on Monday, hoping to "change misperceptions" about his country and improve diplomatic relations with London.Relations between the two countries remained frozen for more than a year due to a row over Tibet, but Li said the visit, which will include a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II, would help to "deepen co-operation in various fields". ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia Jun 15 2014, 6:54pm CDT
 

Li Keqiang eyes closer economic ties on Europe trip

Source: Asia One

Premier Li Keqiang will visit Britain and Greece next week on another European tour that officials and experts say will yield closer economic ties between China and the two countries as well as China and Europe overall.Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Tuesday that Li, who will be away on the visits from Monday to June 21, will attend an annual meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron.Cam ...
Full article at: Asia One Jun 10 2014, 9:34pm CDT
 

Greek deputy prime minister taken to hospital

Source: Asia One

GREECE - The head of Greece's co-ruling Socialist PASOK party, Evangelos Venizelos, was taken to hospital overnight complaining of stomach pain but is expected to be discharged on Tuesday, his doctor said."It is related to gastroenterological disorders. He checked into our hospital for precautionary reasons," the head of the Hippocratio Hospital's cardiology unit, Christodoulos Stefanidis, told Gre ...
Full article at: Asia One Jun 10 2014, 2:30am CDT
 



 

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