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Slideshow ( 2 images )BENGALURU (Reuters) - Reliance Industries Ltd said on Thursday it hopes to formalise its partnership with Saudi Aramco this year and its Chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan will join the Indian conglomerate’s board as an independent director. “Al-Rumayyan joining our board is also the beginning of internationalisation of Reliance,” Chairman Mukesh Ambani told shareholders on Thursday. Reliance had announced a sale of a 20% stake in its oil-to-chemicals business for $15 billion in 2019 to Aramco, the world’s top oil exporting firm. However, the deal stalled after oil prices and demand crashed last year due to the pandemic.
Persons: Yasir Al, Rumayyan, , Mukesh Ambani Organizations: Reliance Industries, Saudi Aramco, Indian, Reliance Locations: BENGALURU, Aramco
In 1959, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama fled into exile, following a failed uprising against Chinese rule. The CTA and Tibetan advocacy groups have received a boost in international support amid rising criticism of China's human rights record, particularly from the United States. Tsering reiterated that when the 14th Dalai Lama passes he will only be reincarnated in a "free country", according to his wishes. "Why are they so concerned with the 15th Dalai Lama?" "The 14th Dalai Lama is still living and he wishes to go to China ... the Chinese government leaders need to learn about Buddhism first."
Persons: Tibet's, Dalai Lama, Penpa Tsering, Samdhong Rinpoche, Stringer, Han, Tsering, formalise, Tsering's, Lobsang Sangay Organizations: REUTERS, Central Tibetan Administration, Reuters, Rights, CTA, Journalists, Communist, White, U.S, Congress, Thomson Locations: Tibet, China, Dharamshala, India, Beijing, United States, U.S, Tibetan, Lhasa
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his annual address to the Federal Assembly in Moscow, Russia April 21, 2021. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERSRussian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday submitted legislation to parliament to formalise a Russian exit from the Open Skies treaty, a pact that allows unarmed surveillance flights over member countries. The United States left the Open Skies arms control and verification treaty in November in one of Donald Trump's final acts as president. read moreKremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Tuesday said one of the reasons behind Russia's planned withdrawal was that the United States was still able to receive information acquired through the Open Skies treaty from its NATO allies. Putin on Tuesday submitted a document to the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, proposing that Russia exit the treaty, filings on the Duma website showed.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Klimentyev, Donald Trump's, Washington, Dmitry Peskov, Russia's, Putin, Leonid Slutsky, Slutsky Organizations: Federal Assembly, Sputnik, REUTERS, United, NATO, State Duma, Duma, Federation Council, Thomson Locations: Moscow, Russia, Kremlin, formalise, United States
A woman walks past a government advertisement promoting Hong Kong electoral reforms, following Chinese parliament's approval of a new electoral system reform plan, in Hong Kong, China March 30, 2021. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and several city officials, including the Secretary for Justice, all issued separate statements praising China’s move. “I firmly believe that by improving the electoral system and implementing “patriots administering Hong Kong”, the excessive politicisation in society and the internal rift that has torn Hong Kong apart can be effectively mitigated,” Lam said. Beijing had promised universal suffrage as an ultimate goal for Hong Kong in its mini-constitution, the Basic Law, which also guarantees the city wide-ranging autonomy not seen in mainland China, including freedom of speech. He expects the democratic candidates to get at most one-sixth, or around 16 seats, in Legco after the reforms.
Persons: , Lam, Maria Tam, Kong’s, Carrie Lam, China’s, , Hong Kong ”, ” Lam, Ivan Choy Organizations: Reuters, Hong, REUTERS, Hong Kong, National Security, Justice, Xinhua, National, Chinese University of Hong Locations: BEIJING, HONG KONG, China, Xinhua, Hong Kong, Beijing, Hong, Chinese University of Hong Kong’s, Legco
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