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Ukraine to launch first war crimes trial against Russian soldier — live updates

Ukraine to have first war crimes trial over Russian invasion Russia and Ukraine used cluster munitions, says rights group Finland to announce position on NATO membership This article was last upda...

Biden sees bigger role for US farms due to Ukraine war

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden wants to put a spotlight on the spike in food prices from Russia's invasion of Ukraine when he travels to an Illinois farm to emphasize how U.S. agricultural expo...

Russia's war to shrink Ukraine economy 45%, World Bank says

LONDON (AP) — The World Bank says Ukraine's economy will shrink by 45.1% this year because of Russia's invasion, which has shut down half of the country's businesses, choked off imports and exports, a...

UN food chief: Ukraine war's food crisis is worst since WWII

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. food chief warned Tuesday the war in Ukraine has created “a catastrophe on top of a catastrophe” and will have a global impact “beyond anything we’ve seen since World Wa...

Ukraine asks Qatar, others to boost energy exports amid war

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Ukraine's president called Saturday on energy-rich nations to increase their production of oil and natural gas to counteract the loss of Russian supplies amid sanctions over Moscow'...

Business Highlights: Wall Street rebound, pressure on Europe

___ Stocks jump most since June 2020 as oil prices fall sharply NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks had their biggest jump since June 2020 Wednesday as a sharp drop in oil price...

Ukraine bans exports of wheat, oats and other food staples

LONDON (AP) — Ukraine's government has banned the export of wheat, oats and other staples that are crucial for global food supplies as authorities try to ensure they can feed people during Russia's in...

Colorado coal town grapples with future as plant shuts down

CRAIG, Colorado (AP) — In a quiet valley tucked away from Colorado’s bustling ski resorts, far from his hometown in northern Mexico, Trinidad Loya found a way to support his family’s American dream: C...

Taiwan sends honey oranges, pineapple sugar apples to Singapore for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is making up for a Chinese ban on its pineapple sugar apples imposed last year by exporting more of them as well as ponkan (Chinese honey oranges) to Singapore ahea...

Federal watchdog: Trump's USDA overpaid corn farmers by $3B

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Trump administration overpaid corn farmers by about $3 billion in federal aid in 2019 and farmers in the South were paid more for the same crops than those elsewhere in the...

Lithuania asks Taiwan to fast-track approval of exports amid punishment from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lithuania is pressing the Taiwanese authorities to grant agricultural exports market access as China targets the Baltic country with economic punishment for sticking with ...

Taiwan to add NT$50 billion in agricultural exports if CPTPP bid successful

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan can expect to add NT$50 billion (US$1.8 billion) worth of agricultural exports if allowed to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Part...

China spends big on Australian wheat despite trade war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is buying up cargoes of Australian wheat despite tensions between the two countries over trade, after Northern Hemisphere producers were hit by adverse weather and d...

Danes take precautions after swine flu crops up in Germany

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Authorities in Denmark on Friday urged hunters, truckdrivers and farmers to use extra care in cleaning their equipment and to avoid importing meat products following recent ...

Australia predicts record farm production despite challenges

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is forecast to reap record farm revenues this year despite pandemic challenges, a mouse plague and a trade dispute with China. Australian farmers...