Libyan oil company resumes exports after months of blockade

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s national oil company announced Friday it has resumed crude exports, ending a months-long blockade that eastern tribes had called to protest revenue distribution in the war-torn co...

US bets on small, untested company to deliver COVID vaccine

When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, jabbing the lifesaving solution into the arms of Americans will require hundreds of millions of injections. As part of its ...

EU watchdog to probe trade pact with South American nations

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s independent watchdog has launched an inquiry into the bloc’s trade agreement with the Mercosur group of South American countries after environmental and rights gro...

German exports regain ground in May, but a long way to go

BERLIN (AP) — German exports regained some ground in May, though the gain was far short of making up for big losses at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe, official figures showed Thursda...

Challenges facing Taiwan’s semiconductor industry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s tech sector is well-positioned in the world post-coronavirus, but challenges lie ahead in terms of its reliance on both the U.S and China, according to an e...

Taiwan expected to halve gasoline exports in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is expected to halve its gasoline exports this year, with its two major refiners cutting supplies amid the low demand. Last week, Taiwan’s Formosa Petroche...

Mexico president heads to Washington for meeting with Trump

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For his first foreign trip as president, Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador travels to Washington Tuesday to meet with President Donald Trump, a leader who has repeatedly used Mex...

China joins UN Arms Trade Treaty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Permanent Representative to the UN Zhang Jun (張軍) on Monday (July 6) officially submitted the instrument of accession to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) to UN Se...

Accuity Helps Leading Banks in Pakistan Stay Ahead of Global Regulatory Requirements

Financial crime compliance solutions ensure that local banks can fight AML/CFT threats in real-time and better support economic growth ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN / SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 7 July 2020 - ...

US signs order for first West Coast gas-export terminal

The Trump administration on Monday formally authorized exports from a proposed Oregon natural-gas terminal, the first on the U.S. West Coast. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette signed ...

Iraq sets up border posts to try to prevent Turkish advance

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi troops were enforcing positions along the border with Turkey, officials said Friday, to prevent Turkish forces from advancing deeper into Iraqi territory after two weeks of ai...

Taiwan manufacturers to export mask-producing capability

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has slowed down in Taiwan, the government lifted the ban on surgical mask exports June 1, and today (July 3) a group of Taiwan...

Kim Jong Un urges North Koreans to keep up virus fight

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un urged officials to maintain alertness against the coronavirus, warning that complacency risked “unimaginable and irretrievable crisis,” state ...

Canada high court dismisses Indigenous appeal of pipeline

TORONTO (AP) — The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday dismissed an appeal from British Columbia First Nations against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil fr...

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___ US unemployment falls to 11%, but new shutdowns are underway WASHINGTON (AP) — At first glance, the June employment report was a blockbuster. The U.S. economy p...