Obama pushes for TPP deal by November

Jun 21, 2014

Obama pushes for TPP deal by November

U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday he hopes to have an agreement on framing a vast pan-Pacific trading block by the time he makes his next visit to Asia in November. The Trans-Pacific Partnership would encompass 40 percent of the global economy and include ...

Trade deficit shrinks as energy imports fall

Jun 18, 2014

Trade deficit shrinks as energy imports fall

The trade deficit narrowed in May as imports declined for the first time in a year and a half, data showed Wednesday, but weaker shipments abroad helped keep the trade balance in the red. The figures — which suggest the economy is slowing — ...

Jun 16, 2014

Top Ukraine official hit over Putin slur

Russia accused Ukraine’s acting foreign minister on Sunday of “going beyond the limits of decency” by calling President Vladimir Putin a “dickhead” during a violent protest outside its embassy in Kiev. A senior member of the Russian parliament called for Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsia ...

South China Sea trade routes 'safe' despite rows

Jun 15, 2014

South China Sea trade routes 'safe' despite rows

Despite territorial standoffs between China and other nations bordering the South China Sea, analysts say governments know better than to choke off the trade shipping routes that are the lifeblood of their economies. The escalating disputes this year between China and some of its ...

G-77 calls for new economic order

Jun 15, 2014

G-77 calls for new economic order

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday opened a Group of 77 plus China summit in Bolivia, with developing countries calling for a more fair new world economic order. Ban spoke to a vast audience that included some 30 heads of government and representatives of ...

Ukrainian forces reclaim port city from rebels

Jun 13, 2014

Ukrainian forces reclaim port city from rebels

Ukrainian government forces reclaimed the port city of Mariupol from pro-Russian separatists in heavy fighting on Friday and said they had regained control of a long stretch of the border with Russia. The advances are significant victories for the pro-European leadership in a military ...