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Vietnam's climate credentials come under scrutiny after activist jailing

Nguy Thi Khanh, a prominent activist and the first Vietnamese recipient of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize, was arrested by the police in February. On June 17, she was sentenced to tw...

India's prime minister visits the UAE, showcasing deep ties

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Emirati President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on a visit to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, showcasing dee...

Johnson's move to rewrite Brexit rules clears 1st hurdle

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s bid to rip up parts of the post-Brexit trade deal he signed with the European Union has cleared its first hurdle in Parliament, despite warnings fr...

UK presses on with Brexit rules rewrite; EU calls it illegal

LONDON (AP) — Britain is ramping up a feud with the European Union by pressing on with a plan to rip up parts of the post-Brexit trade deal it signed with the bloc. Legislation that ...

INSIGHT-On Japan's farms, a weakening yen adds to slow-burning discontent

Japanese farmer Kiyoharu Hirao has started to add more rice to the mix he gives his cattle in order to stretch his money further as a plunging yen drives up the cost of imported corn used in animal fe...

Brexit: EU launches legal action against UK over Northern Ireland breach

The European Commission launched new legal action against Britain on Wednesday, accusing London of threatening peace in Northern Ireland by trying to overhaul their post-Brexit trade deal. "Ther...

Business Highlights: Bear market, Bitcoin plunge

___ Bear market hits Wall Street as stocks, bonds, crypto dive NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street tumbled into a bear market Monday after fears about a fragile economy sen...

Opinion: Anti-Islam remarks put pressure on India's Modi

In March 2016 at the inauguration of the World Sufi Forum Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed delegates to "the ancient city of Delhi." "Like our nation, the city's heart ...

WTO holds big meeting to tackle vaccines, food shortages

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Trade Organization predicted a “bumpy and rocky" road as it opened its highest-level meeting in 4-1/2 years on Sunday, with issues like pandemic preparedness, food ...

WTO looks to reach trade deals with its fate on the line

GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization is facing one of its most dire moments, the culmination of years of slide toward oblivion and ineffectiveness. Now may be a chance to turn the tide and reeme...

US official meets Marcos in Philippines in diplomatic push

BANGKOK (AP) — A top State Department official met Thursday with Philippine President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in Manila, part of an ongoing diplomatic outreach in the Asia-Pacific region by Washing...

New Taiwan-U.S. trade initiative to challenge Chinese practices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The announcement of the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade poses a challenge to Chinese trade practices, The New York Times reported Wednesday (June 1). Taiwa...

US and China present competing visions for the Pacific

US President Joe Biden's inaugural visit to Asia in May was seen as a reminder that Washington's long-term foreign policy goals remain focused on Asia, even as the war in Ukraine currently tak...

Israel, UAE sign free trade deal, first with an Arab country

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed a free trade agreement on Tuesday, the first of its kind that Israel has concluded with an Arab country. The UAE agreed to...

Israel, UAE sign historic free trade deal

Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed a free trade agreement on Tuesday in Dubai, Israel's ambassador to the UAE said on Twitter. "Done," diplomat Amir Hayek wrote, replying to ano...