Ukraine accuses ultra-nationalists in deadly Kiev clash

Sep 1, 2015

Ukraine accuses ultra-nationalists in deadly Kiev clash

A member of Ukraine’s National Guard was killed and scores of people were injured Monday in clashes between police and nationalist protesters in Kiev as lawmakers gave initial backing to a contested bill boosting autonomy in the country’s breakaway regions. Major powers voiced deep ...

Aug 25, 2015

China, North Korea to open border trade zone in October

China and North Korea will open a border trade zone in October, Chinese state media said on Tuesday, the latest effort to boost economic ties despite tension between the countries. The Guomenwan trade zone in the northeastern Chinese city of Dandong, in Liaoning province, ...

Amari says TPP trade chiefs unlikely to meet in August

Aug 7, 2015

Amari says TPP trade chiefs unlikely to meet in August

Economic and fiscal policy minister Akira Amari admitted Friday it will be difficult to reconvene a meeting of trade ministers on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade initiative by the end of August as had been initially planned. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, meanwhile, expressed ...

Stink erupts as Russia bulldozes smuggled cheese, fruit

Aug 7, 2015

Stink erupts as Russia bulldozes smuggled cheese, fruit

Russian officials on Thursday steamrolled tons of cheese, fruit and vegetables, defying public outrage to begin a controversial drive to destroy Western food smuggled into the crisis-hit country. President Vladimir Putin last week signed a decree ordering the trashing of all food — from ...

Kerry pushes Asia trade pact in Singapore

Aug 4, 2015

Kerry pushes Asia trade pact in Singapore

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Tuesday for countries negotiating a major Pacific Rim trade deal to overcome differences that have stalled its conclusion. Speaking in Singapore, Kerry said the Trans-Pacific Partnership would benefit the people of all nations involved and serve as ...