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  • South Korea to scrap rice import caps, farmers stage protest

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will scrap caps on rice imports from 2015, potentially opening up the politically sensitive market to more imports from countries such as the United States and China, in a move that has been fiercely resisted by many farmers....
  • U.S. presses Bali trade deal skeptics to sign up as planned

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will insist that India and other World Trade Organization members stick to promises around a global deal to lower trade barriers and speed up the passage of goods through customs, a top trade official said on...
  • China tells U.S. to stay out of South China Seas dispute

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China told the United States on Tuesday to stay out of disputes over the South China Sea and leave countries in the region to resolve problems themselves, after Washington said it wanted a freeze on stoking tension. Michael Fuchs, U....
  • Land mines meant to deter troops still kill civilians

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday, July 14: For 15 years, the United States has not signed the Ottawa Treaty banning antipersonnel land mines. Although President Barack Obama has been studying the issue for five...
  • Acute water crisis looms in Gaza, aid agencies warn

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Gazans are without water after Israeli air strikes that have wrecked the water and sewage system and the whole strip is threatened with a water crisis within days, aid agencies warned on Tuesday. The eight-day...
  • Concerns mount over India's stance on global trade pact

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Eleventh hour negotiations to win Indian approval for a breakthrough global trade pact may not have succeeded in the end despite initial signs of progress, sources involved in the discussions said on Saturday. India is the most...
  • Russia says agrees with U.S. to use their influence to stop Ukraine hostilities

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry agreed on Saturday that both countries will use their influence on the two sides of the Ukraine conflict to end hostilities, Russia's Foreign Ministry said in...
  • Kerry tells Russia's Lavrov investigators must get access to Ukraine crash site

    WASHINGTON/MOSCOW, (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in a phone call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday, stressed that investigators must get full access to the site in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was shot...
  • Obama stops short of blaming Russia for downed jet in Ukraine

    Obama stops short of blaming Russia for downed jet in Ukraine
    President Obama on Friday condemned the missile attack that downed a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine as an "outrage of unspeakable proportions" but stopped short of blaming Russia directly for the tragedy. A...
  • Worldwide legal claims could await Malaysia Airlines after jet downed

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Malaysia Airlines may need to convince judges from several countries that it was not negligent to send a plane over wartorn eastern Ukraine if the airline hopes to avoid an outsize legal exposure for the downing of Flight MH17,...
  • China's Xi arrives in South Korea as tensions grow with North Korea, Japan

    BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping made his first state visit to South Korea on Thursday, part of a courtship aimed at strengthening his hand in dealing with North Korea and Japan. South Korean President Park Geun-hye greeted Xi upon his arrival in...