China has begun extracting natural gas from an area of the East China Sea at the center of a territorial dispute with Japan, Kyodo News agency quoted the Japanese trade minister as saying Tuesday.
Japan and China have been at loggerheads over the use of natural resources in the area, which both countries claim could belong to their exclusive economic zones.
Trade Minister Shoichi Nakagawa said Japan had confirmed that China was already removing natural gas from the area, Kyodo said. In the past, Japan has proposed that Tokyo and Beijing decide on a line between their EEZs and jointly exploit resources in the area, AP reported.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said