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Trump sees trade deal with 'friend' Xi

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Sunday said he sees an end to the escalating trade dispute with China, after tit-for-tat retaliatory tariffs and threats that rattled markets.

US-China trade war fears escalate as threats ramp up

Washington - The escalating trade confrontation between Washington and Beijing threatened to boil over Friday after President Donald Trump lashed out again and China called on the European Union to join the battle, sending global stocks into the red.

Trade war inches closer as US-China tensions mount

Washington - The escalating confrontation between Washington and Beijing inched closer to all-out trade war on Wednesday after China threatened retaliation against key US exports.

Timeline of a month of escalating US-China trade tensions

Washington - Trade tensions between the United States and China have been escalating over the past month, following President Donald Trump's decision to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Vietnam and China agree to avoid conflicts in S. China Sea

Hanoi - Vietnam and China agreed Monday to avoid conflicts in the hotly contested South China Sea, as a new pathway to dialogue on easing tensions was opened with other Southeast Asian nations.

Trump in Vietnam offers to 'mediate' on South China Sea dispute

Hanoi - US President Donald Trump told his Vietnamese counterpart Sunday he is ready to help resolve the dispute in the resource-rich South China Sea, which Beijing claims most of."If I can help mediate or arbitrate, please let me know...

US goes after Spanish olive imports

Washington - In Washington's latest move against what it considers unfair trade, authorities launched an investigation Thursday into whether Spanish olive imports are improperly subsidized, hurting American companies.

Canadian mining firm demands $4.4 bn from Romania over massive gold mine

Washington - An embattled Canadian mining company said Thursday it will go after the Romanian government for blocking its attempts to develop a massive gold mine that could bring in billions of dollars.Gabriel Resources is seeking $4.

Mugabe's wife denies seizing properties over diamond ring spat

Harare - Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has denied seizing three properties from a Lebanese businessman who she claims duped her in a messy $1.35 million diamond ring deal.

Vietnam extends runway on island claimed by China: monitor

Vietnam is extending its runway on an island in the South China Sea also claimed by Beijing, according to fresh images likely to irk the regional superpower.

Japan protests as Chinese navy sails near disputed isles

Toukyo - A Chinese naval ship sailed into waters surrounding disputed East China Sea islands for the first time early Thursday, prompting Tokyo to summon the Chinese ambassador to protest, the Japanese government said.

South China Sea islands: Facts on a decades-long dispute

Bejing - A decades-long, multi-pronged dispute over territory in the South China Sea escalated this week with the claim that Beijing has put missile batteries on a contested island in the region.Commentators say the 3 million square kilometres (1.

Microsoft and Google agree to settle long-running patent dispute

Two of Silicon Valley's largest companies have agree to put an end to legal battles that have lasted years. Microsoft and Google opted not to reveal exact details of the deal which settles patent disputes over smartphones and games consoles.

Croatia MPs vote to quit Slovenia border row arbitration

Zagreb - Croatian lawmakers decided Wednesday to withdraw from arbitration on a long-running border dispute with Slovenia after revelations a Slovenian member of the international tribunal had breached its impartiality.

Silicon Valley unites to defend Samsung against Apple patent case

Several Silicon Valley technology companies have stepped up to help Samsung win its ongoing patent dispute with Apple. The group has filed a "friend of the court" letter to help argue Samsung's case. Apple claims that it infringed on multiple patents.

U.S. threatening 'chaos' in Asia-Pacific: China

Bejing - China accused the United States on Thursday of threatening to sow "chaos" in the Asia-Pacific region by inciting countries whose territorial claims in the South China Sea clash with those of Beijing.

Japan defence paper warns of China's 'dangerous acts' in sea, air

Tokyo - Japan warned Tuesday that China's "dangerous acts" over territorial claims in the East China Sea could lead to "unintended consequences" in the region, as fears grow of a potential military clash.

Japan defence paper warns over China's 'dangerous acts' in sea, air

Tokyo - Japan warned Tuesday that China's "dangerous acts" over territorial claims in the East China Sea could lead to "unintended consequences" in the region, as fears grow of a potential military clash.

South Korea holds island live-fire drill, ignores Japan protest

Seoul - The South Korean navy held a rare live-fire drill near a set of disputed islands on Friday, brushing off angry protests from co-claimant Japan, which called the exercises "deplorable".

Japan 'to establish island military posts'

Tokyo - Japan is to establish new military outposts on remote islands, a report said Monday, as Tokyo looks to bolster its defence amid a territorial dispute with China.

Japan delegation leaves for Beijing to mend ties with China

Tokyo - A delegation of senior Japanese lawmakers left for Beijing Sunday on a mission to mend ties between the two neighbours amid a territorial dispute, which has prevented a leaders' summit.

Toyota India output halves amid worker pay dispute

Bangalore - Japan's Toyota said production at its two Indian plants has fallen by half as many of its unionised workers remain off the job over a pay dispute.

Toyota India hires contract workers to restart output

New Delhi - Japan's Toyota said Tuesday it has hired 1,000 contract workers to help restart production, after its employees refused to return to work following an end to a eight-day company lockout.The Toyota workers and its management at two plants near the south...

Japan stages rally over disputed islands with S.Korea

Tokyo - Japan held an annual rally on Saturday marking Tokyo's claim to a set of tiny islands controlled by South Korea, further fuelling a long-standing territorial row between the neighbours.Some 500 people gathered at the event in Shimane prefecture in west...

Christie's cancels Miro art sale over Portugal dispute

London - Auction house Christie's on Tuesday said it had cancelled the London sale of 85 paintings by Spanish master Joan Miro valued at more than 36 million euros ($48.5 million) over a legal dispute in Portugal.

Miro art sale cancelled over Portugal dispute

London - Auction house Christie's on Tuesday said it had cancelled the London sale of 85 paintings by Spanish master Joan Miro valued at more than 36 million euros over a legal dispute in Portugal.

US challenges China compliance claim in WTO steel row

Washington - The United States on Monday challenged China's claim that it has complied with World Trade Organization rules regarding duties on certain US steel products.

Its fisherman shot to death, Taiwan gave ultimatum to Philippines

Taiwan's government has issued a 72-hour ultimatum to the Philippines' government, demanding an apology over the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman. Its coastguard dispatched four vessels to guard the disputed water where the shooting took place

Conflict resolution - disagree with the referee, karate kick him

Rio De Janeiro - A player in the Brazilian third division took the law in his own hands when he disagreed with the referees call. Trailing 1-0 the 25 year old was upset that the referee only added four minutes injury time. His solution karate kick the referee.

Tens of thousands to strike today over UK pension cuts & changes

London - Around 400,000 public sector workers in the United Kingdom will be joining a 24-hour strike over proposed changes to pensions.
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