Philip Blenkinsop
A BYD Atto 3 electric SUV on the streets of Frankfurt, Germany, on Feb. 21, 2023
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 13, 2024
EU hits Chinese EVs with tariffs, drawing rebuke from Beijing
The move comes less than a month after the U.S. announced plans to quadruple duties for Chinese EVs.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban applauds after the announcement of the partial results of the European Parliament and municipal elections, in Budapest on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 10, 2024
Europe's far right seeks policy influence to match seat gains
Their election wins reflect a rising trend in the West to turn toward more far-right alternatives.
Members of the 31st Separate Mechanized Brigade fire at a Russian target in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine on Tuesday. Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the United States and China and their allies are pulling apart, World Trade Organization economists say.
Feb 23, 2024
Global trade rift widening as Ukraine war passes two-year mark
There are clear signs that the global economy is fragmenting into two separate blocs, World Trade Organization economists say.
The World Trade Organization logo in Geneva
WORLD / Politics
Oct 3, 2023
At WTO, disregard for trade rules shows world is fragmenting
The WTO has warned a "polycrisis" of pandemic, war in Ukraine and inflation is sapping faith in globalization.
Japan Times
Jul 13, 2023
EU lifts post-Fukushima disaster import curbs on Japanese foods
The restrictions have been in place since the 2011 meltdown of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
Japan Times
Apr 25, 2023
Group for non-elite soccer clubs launches, eyeing more balance
A challenge the new Union of European Clubs faces is that the rival European Club Association is now the only club body UEFA recognizes.
Japan Times
Oct 12, 2022
NATO and partners aim to boost Kyiv's air defense after Russian strikes
The talks came two days after Russian air missile strikes killed 19 people in Ukraine and knocked out power supplies across the country.
Japan Times
Jun 3, 2022
WTO seeks fish and vaccine deals as war ignites trade tensions
It is not yet clear if a vaccine compromise forged by India, South Africa, the EU and the United States will transform into a full agreement.
Japan Times
Apr 1, 2022
'Slow-balization': How war and the pandemic are reshaping global trade
The pandemic and invasion of Ukraine have made governments and firms more aware they need more resilient supply chains — even if that costs them more.
Japan Times
Jul 16, 2021
EU challenges partners to keep up with new ambitious climate measures
The question now is whether the EU gambit becomes an established benchmark upon which investors and sectors set transition strategies, and how big emitters respond.
Japan Times
Jun 15, 2021
Europe and U.S. nearing jet subsidy pact under China's shadow
The United States and Europe are closing in on a deal to end a 17-year-old dispute over aircraft subsidies and end tariffs.
Japan Times
Jun 2, 2021
EU to add Japan to safe travel list but leave U.K. off for now
Individual EU countries can still choose to demand a negative COVID-19 test or a period of quarantine.


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