Democrats reject platform proposal opposing TPP trade deal

Jun 25, 2016

Democrats reject platform proposal opposing TPP trade deal

Democrats on Friday voted down an amendment to the party’s platform that would have opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, avoiding an awkward scenario that would have put its statement of values at odds with President Barack Obama. Members of a Democratic National Convention ...

Back in the USSR? Ukraine rebels aim to 'bring up patriots'

Jun 23, 2016

Back in the USSR? Ukraine rebels aim to 'bring up patriots'

In camouflage uniforms and red caps, a group of young people gather in the Ukrainian rebels’ de facto capital of Donetsk to sing patriotic songs and discuss the conflict. They are members of Patriot, a youth club set up by separatist authorities in the ...

Japan rejects Clinton's TPP threat, won't renegotiate trade pact

Jun 22, 2016

Japan rejects Clinton's TPP threat, won't renegotiate trade pact

Japan does not plan to rework the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal despite U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s suggestion Tuesday that she may try to renegotiate it, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Koichi Hagiuda said on Wednesday. “We are not going to accept any request ...

Jun 8, 2016

Japan logs current account surplus for 22nd consecutive month

Japan posted a current account surplus for the 22nd consecutive month in April, the government said Wednesday, as declining crude oil prices reduced imports and rising numbers of foreign tourists pushed up a travel surplus. The current account surplus expanded 41.7 percent from a ...

May 21, 2016

Japan to up infrastructure aid to developing nations to $200 billion

The government plans to expand financial assistance for infrastructure improvement and resources development in emerging countries, mainly in Asia and Africa, to $200 billion over the next five years, it was learned Friday. Tokyo earlier unveiled a plan to extend $110 billion over five ...