(Russia Today: 0604 PT, May 10, 2011) The world's two economic giants have ended a first day of talks aimed at easing the strains in their relations. But there are still many areas in which China and the US are struggling to find common ground. Beijing says Washington is trying to stunt its economic growth; America hit back with criticism of China's human rights record. And, all the while, the threat of a growing arms race rumbles in the background. RT's Kristine Frazao has been following the difficult negotiations.
(Russia Today: 0954 PST, April 19, 2011) Protests against a proposed nuclear power plant in western India have turned violent a day after the death of a protester from police gunfire. An angry mob opposing the government plans hurled stones at forces who charged at them with batons. Activists have also blocked the road to the site by dumping burning tyres, bringing traffic to a standstill. Opposition to the plant has grown since Japan's nuclear crisis, as it's in an an area of high seismic activity.
(Russia Today: 0719 PST, April 14, 2011) Tensions between the US and Pakistan have risen sharply in recent weeks leading Islamabad officials to demand a cut in the number of CIA personnel in the country. It comes as its foreign office called American drone-attacks a "core irritant" in the fight against terror. The latest attack drew strong criticism after several civilians were killed in North Wariziristan on Wednesday.