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Keystone approval spells headache for Canada's Trudeau

Mar 26, 2017

Keystone approval spells headache for Canada's Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was quick to welcome Washington’s approval Friday of a major new pipeline from Canada into the United States, but observers say it creates political headaches for his administration. Trudeau has sought to strike a balance between two competing policies — ...

Mar 25, 2017

End of JAL bailout curbs expected to shake up airline industry

The Japanese airline industry will enter a new era of competition in April after Japan Airlines is freed from the restrictions imposed after the nation’s former flag carrier got a public bailout, and not everyone is happy. Following its bankruptcy filing in January 2010, ...

Twitter eyes paid 'premium' service for power users

/ Mar 25, 2017

Twitter eyes paid 'premium' service for power users

Twitter confirmed Friday it is considering a paid subscription service that would give frequent users more tools to use the social network for marketing, journalism and other fields. Earlier in the week, the company began conducting a user survey that showed it was looking ...

New Russian development chief eager to bolster trade with Japan

Mar 24, 2017

New Russian development chief eager to bolster trade with Japan

Russian Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin expressed eagerness Friday to boost trade with Japan, a Japanese government official said. The two nations have been trying to expand business ties party to make progress on a territorial dispute that has prevented them from signing a ...

Mar 24, 2017

German scientists test world's 'largest artificial sun'

Scientists in Germany are testing what they describe as “the world’s largest artificial sun,” which they hope could pave the way toward creating hydrogen to use as a green fuel. The system called Synlight — being developed at the German Aerospace Center near Cologne ...

BOJ won't raise bond yield target: Kuroda

/ Mar 24, 2017

BOJ won't raise bond yield target: Kuroda

The Bank of Japan’s chief said Friday the central bank would not raise its long-term government debt yield target despite upward pressure from recent rises in overseas interest rates. The central bank’s “monetary policy should be designed to achieve the price stability target of ...