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Japan Summons South Korean Envoy Over Forced Labor Lawsuits

Japan Summons South Korean Envoy Over Forced Labor Lawsuits

Japan’s Foreign Ministry summoned the South Korean ambassador to seek talks in an escalating standoff over forced labor claims that it has said risks undermining the legal basis for relations between
Canada Moves Toward Potential Safeguard Tariffs on Steel Imports

Canada Moves Toward Potential Safeguard Tariffs on Steel Imports

Justin Trudeau’s government is taking a key step toward imposing potential new tariffs and quotas on certain steel imports, with his finance chief saying a surge in foreign steel may be disrupting the
Canada Is Moving Forward With Steel Safeguard Talks

Canada Is Moving Forward With Steel Safeguard Talks

Justin Trudeau’s government is expected to start consultations on possible measures to prevent a potential flood of imports from global steelmakers seeking to avoid U.S. tariffs, according to two
De Beers Moving 200 Elephants to Mozambique to Restore Herds

De Beers Moving 200 Elephants to Mozambique to Restore Herds

De Beers, the world’s biggest diamond producer, said it has begun transporting 200 elephants from South Africa in an effort to boost Mozambique’s herds after they were depleted amid 15 years of civil
Secret Tapes Have Peru Tangled in Political Scandal Once Again

Secret Tapes Have Peru Tangled in Political Scandal Once Again

Peru’s crises often start with a secret tape.
Trump Dines With Lockheed Martin and Mars in Opulent Palace

Trump Dines With Lockheed Martin and Mars in Opulent Palace

Donald Trump met with business people from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean Thursday evening as his host Theresa May aimed to impress the U.S. president with Blenheim Palace, the opulent 300-year-old
Canada Strikes Back at Trump, and Condo Buyers Will Pay the Price

Canada Strikes Back at Trump, and Condo Buyers Will Pay the Price

Condo buyers in Canada’s already pricey markets may be the next to pay up as the trade battle with the U.S. radiates through the construction industry.
Canada Finalizes Moves on U.S. Goods, Vows Aid for Workers

Canada Finalizes Moves on U.S. Goods, Vows Aid for Workers

Canada finalized tariffs of American goods and pledged support for companies and workers hurt by U.S. levies on Canadian steel and aluminum exports, as one steel company announced layoffs it blamed on
Benjamin Netanyahu Could Be Heading for a Fifth Term. Or to Court

Benjamin Netanyahu Could Be Heading for a Fifth Term. Or to Court

Israel’s economy is humming, but corruption allegations are swirling around the prime minister, and critics say the country’s democracy is at risk.
Steel Price Surge Highlights Fears and Hopes on Trump's Tariffs

Steel Price Surge Highlights Fears and Hopes on Trump's Tariffs

Steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the U.S. in March may already be filtering through to prices charged by American producers of the metals.
Italy’s New Government Faces an Old European Dilemma Over Jobs

Italy’s New Government Faces an Old European Dilemma Over Jobs

Smoke drifts across the ancient harbor in Taranto on Italy’s southern coast as fishermen sort their catch against brickwork stained black by decades of pollution.
Trump's Tariffs Send Corporate Canada Reeling in Disbelief

Trump's Tariffs Send Corporate Canada Reeling in Disbelief

To get a sense of the disbelief gripping Canadian manufacturers since the U.S. imposed metal import tariffs, have a chat with Marc Dutil.
Canada Retaliates With Tariffs on $12.8 Billion of U.S. Goods

Canada Retaliates With Tariffs on $12.8 Billion of U.S. Goods

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau retaliated swiftly against President Donald Trump’s metals tariffs by imposing his own levies on as much as C$16.6 billion ($12.8 billion) of U.S. imports in what Canada
Madagascar Court Orders President to Form New Government

Madagascar Court Orders President to Form New Government

Madagascar’s Constitutional Court has instructed President Hery Rajaonarimampianina to appoint a new prime minister within seven days and ruled that he can remain leader of the Indian Ocean island
Trump Backs Away From China Deal Under Pressure by Trade Hawks

Trump Backs Away From China Deal Under Pressure by Trade Hawks

President Donald Trump is backing away from the trade agreement the U.S. just announced with China, under pressure from China hawks among his supporters and in Congress who have assailed the accord as
Trudeau Pitches Diversity to NYU Graduates at Yankee Stadium

Trudeau Pitches Diversity to NYU Graduates at Yankee Stadium

Justin Trudeau described how embracing diversity and tolerance can ease global political divisions in a graduation speech at Yankee Stadium.
U.S. Business Groups Bash Trump’s China Tariffs Plan

U.S. Business Groups Bash Trump’s China Tariffs Plan

U.S. companies and business groups are lining up to oppose the Trump administration’s plan to slap tariffs on Chinese imports.
Botswana's President Eyes Jobs in New ‘Marriage’ With De Beers

Botswana's President Eyes Jobs in New ‘Marriage’ With De Beers

Botswana’s president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, wants a new long-term diamond-sales pact with De Beers when the current 10-year deal expires in 2020 and for more gems to be processed locally.

Australia Needs Company Tax Cut to Compete, Treasurer Says

Australian businesses need a lower corporate tax rate to help them compete with global rivals and to encourage investment, Treasurer Scott Morrison said ahead of Tuesday’s national budget.