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New WTO director-general arrives for 1st day on job

GENEVA (AP) — The new director-general of the World Trade Organization — the first African and first woman to hold the post — has arrived at its Geneva headquarters for her first day on the job. ...

Countries call on drug companies to share vaccine know-how

PARIS (AP) — In an industrial neighborhood on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s largest city lies a factory with gleaming new equipment imported from Germany, its immaculate hallways lined with hermetical...

Local officials lament China's halt of Taiwan pineapple imports

Local government leaders and people in Taiwan's agricultural sector expressed anger and disappointment Friday over China's decision to suspend imports of Taiwanese pineapples, with many hoping...

Taiwan's WTO representative meets with US trade charge d'affaires

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s permanent representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Luo Chang-fa (羅昌發), met with the U.S.' WTO Charge d’affaires ad interim David Bisb...

Taiwan mourns ‘Uncle Kun-pin’ who put spotlight on plight of rice farmers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan mourned the passing Saturday (Feb. 20) of “Uncle Kun-pin” Huang Kun-pin (黃崑濱), whose appearance in a documentary focused public attention on the plight ...

Opinion: Message from Munich: Resilience is the foundation of trans-Atlantic security

"America is back." Joe Biden couldn't resist repeating his foreign policy mantra during his debut on the (virtual) international stage of the Munich Security Conference, but he went si...

New WTO head promises to treat Taiwan fairly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Sunday (Feb. 14) was officially appointed as the new director-general of the global trade body, becoming the first ...

Nigeria's Okonjo-Iweala to head struggling world trade body

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was appointed Monday to head the leading international trade body as it seeks to to resolve disagreements over how it decides cases involving bi...

Biden treads carefully around Trump's combative trade policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has wasted no time in dumping a batch of major Trump administration policies. He rejoined the Paris climate agreement. He ended a ban on travelers from mostly Mus...

Biden treads carefully around Trump's combative trade policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first weeks in office, President Joe Biden has wasted no time in dumping a batch of major Trump administration policies. He rejoined the Paris climate agreement. He ended a ba...

Business Highlights

___ A meager gain in US jobs last month highlights virus’ damage WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers barely added jobs last month, underscoring the viral pandemic...

Indonesia, Malaysia vow to counter anti-palm oil campaign

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Malaysia and Indonesia on Friday agreed to coordinate and strengthen their campaign against they say is international discrimination against palm oil, the countries' main com...

South Korea's trade minister drops bid to become WTO chief

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s top trade official is dropping her bid to become the next director-general of the World Trade Organization, making it likely the job will go to former Nigerian ...

Under Biden, China faces renewed trade pressure

The U.S.-Chinese trade war isn’t going away under President Joe Biden. Biden won’t confront Beijing right away, economists say, because he wants to focus on the coronavirus and the econ...

Opinion: Even with a deal, Brexit remains a sham

Britain's prime minister and European Union negotiators apparently love Brexit drama. They can prove to an annoyed public, particularly in the UK, that they fought to the end to preserve their own...