| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Oak Park voters in the upcoming election will be asked to weigh in on an international trade agreement, but whether the nonbinding referendum proposal passes is a secondary concern to the man who led the effort to get it on the ballot.
"Whether or not...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:45 PM
The European Union just wrapped up a free trade deal with Canada that is widely seen as the road map for a larger deal between the EU and U.S.
Now is the time for a clarion call on trade. President Barack Obama? Hello?
After setting trade talks in...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 10:56 AM
ROME (Reuters) - India has until next Tuesday to support a global trade deal struck last year or risk being left out of the agreement to ease worldwide customs rules, the chairman of EU trade ministers said on Wednesday.
India in July blocked what...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 6:06 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Negotiations to bring about a bilateral investment treaty between China and the United States could be concluded within two years, but ratification would then be a tough process, China's vice finance minister said on Friday.
| Sep 22, 2014
| 8:14 PM
When he heads to the United Nations this week, President Obama will try to rally the world around military operations against Sunni extremists in Iraq, without invoking his predecessor's similar effort, which failed before the global body 11 years ago....
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:27 PM
With motivated fighters from the United States and Europe streaming into Syria to join militant groups, Al Qaeda’s battered leadership in Pakistan recently saw an opportunity to pluck Western passport holders and train them to launch attacks in...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Last year, I was full of hope that there could be a negotiated solution and peace between Palestinians and Israelis. I joined several of my colleagues in launching Breaking the Impasse, an initiative that we believed would lead Palestinian and Israeli...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 6:55 PM
As Europe and the United States pursue a lofty vision of a free trade pact that removes tariffs and eases regulatory burdens, it's not just disputes over automobile safety and digital privacy that are creating tensions.
It is wine and cheese. And the...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 6:30 PM
BUSAN -- Veteran Hollywood entertainment lawyer Thomas Leo of L.A.-based Sheppard Mullin briefed attendees at the BIFF Asian Film Market Sunday on the ins and outs of international co-producing. Titled "Borderless Collaboration with China: International...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 3:21 PM
When the headlines coming out of Africa are Ebola, terrorists who kidnap schoolgirls and various rebel movements taking over various governments, it’s difficult to talk about what Africa is beyond that collection of crises. But that’s part...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 8:10 AM
The root cause of undocumented immigration, whether from Mexico or Central America, is the poverty and lack of economic opportunity that have afflicted those nations as a result of failed economic policies — including their trade agreements with the...