Jun 26, 2014

Ukraine to sign EU trade deal

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is set to sign a sweeping new trade deal with the EU in Brussels on Friday, giving Ukraine’s economy and society a massive shove toward Europe. It will lower trade tariffs and in theory open Ukraine to Europe’s market of ...

U.S. hinterlands woo Chinese firms

Jun 26, 2014

U.S. hinterlands woo Chinese firms

by Paul Wiseman

Burdened with Alabama’s highest unemployment rate, long abandoned by textile mills and furniture plants, Wilcox County desperately needs jobs. They are coming, and from a most unlikely place: Henan province, China. Henan’s Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group opened a plant in Pine Hill ...

Jun 25, 2014

TPP negotiations to resume next week in Ottawa

Officials from the 12 countries involved in U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership talks will gather in Ottawa from July 3 to 12, aiming to fill gaps over outstanding issues, a Japanese negotiation source said Wednesday. Chief negotiators for the TPP will gather in the Canadian capital ...

China gift causes trouble for Tonga

Jun 24, 2014

China gift causes trouble for Tonga

It is almost 10 a.m., but the barista at this tiny Pacific kingdom’s domestic air terminal has yet to make a single cup of coffee. Molly Fatai says her wages at the cafe have been cut by a third since last year. Flights leaving ...

Pro-Russian rebels agree to abide by cease-fire in Ukraine

Jun 24, 2014

Pro-Russian rebels agree to abide by cease-fire in Ukraine

Pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine agreed Monday to respect a cease-fire declared by the Ukrainian president, raising hopes for an end to months of fighting that have killed hundreds and ravaged the country’s industrial heartland. The announcement came as the Russian and U.S. presidents ...