Last Monday, after ten months, the Mars Orbiter Mission, more commonly known as Mangalyaan, meaning Mars- craft in Hindi, entered the Red Planet orbit on its first attempt making India the first Asian nation to follow the United States, Russia and Europe in conducting a successful Mars expedition.
Monday 22 September marked the beginning of a new phase in the Republic of Fiji’s troubled political history as the country's first democratically elected prime minister - Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama - after eight years of military rule was sworn in.
The new round of sanctions recently imposed by the EU on Russia due to the state of the Ukraine crisis appear successful in further pressuring Russian businesses and isolating President Vladimir Putin from the international community.
On 17 September Xi Jinping arrived in India for a two-day official visit. The visit kickstarted in the city of Ahmedabad, the commercial capital of president Modi’s home province of Gujarat, followed with a visit to Delhi. The two leaders met previously this past July in the city of Fortaleza, Brazil for the 6th BRICS Summit in which they announced the launch of the New Development Bank
North Korean diplomat Kang Sok-ju, secretary and director of the Korean Workers' Party International Affairs Department, is visiting Europe this week, with scheduled stops in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy.
On Monday, 1 September 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese Premier Zhang Gaoli have initiated the construction of what will be “the world’s largest construction project”, a 3,968 km long pipeline connecting gas fields between Siberia and China’s Northeast.
On June 23-27 2014, EIAS, in cooperation with the European Trade Policy and Investment Support Project (EU-MUTRAP), organised a training course on 'Strengthening knowledge and understanding of trade remedy measures, the EU's competition policy and related issues' for a visiting delegation of 14 senior officials from the Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade.
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