Chinese companies are investing heavily in the Lake Baikal region. New factories pose a threat to local wildlife, while the rise in tourism, primarily from China, is unsettling locals. They feel their own interests are being ignored.
The world’s oldest and deepest lake curves for miles across Siberia in southern Russia. It’s a haven for rare wildlife and a top tourist destination – but due to poaching and pollution, the lake is now under threat.
The US has issued an ultimatum to Turkey: If the country buys the S-400 missile defense system from Russia, sanctions will be imposed. The dispute goes beyond the weaponry. Differences on Syria and Iran are at play.
Russian hydropower company RusHydro has launched a wind power plant in Russia’s Arctic region. It's far from a signal that fossil-fuel-hungry Russia is going green, but it's a start.
Italy is set to become the first G7 nation to sign up for China’s controversial Belt and Road Initiative. But what does the agreement mean for the EU and its joint trade plan for China?
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