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Saving Cool Britannia image from Brexit bruise

London - Brexit challenges Britain's global image of openness and tolerance, but Cool Britannia has what it takes to avoid being suddenly rebranded as uncool just because it quits the EU, advertising professionals say.

Brazil tainted meat: Three key markets resume imports

Bras - Brazil won a major victory Saturday in the fight to restore credibility amid a tainted meat scandal, with key markets China, Egypt and Chile lifting their bans on its products.

China lifts ban on Brazilian meat imports

Bras - Brazil, trying to recover from a rotten meat scandal that has pummeled its agribusiness industry, said Saturday that major trading partner China had lifted a ban on imports of its products.

Customs agents fraud ring busted in Guatemala

Guatemala City - Guatemala busted a ring of at least 15 customs agents, port workers and transport company workers on Friday accused of using falsified documents to avoid paying customs duties.

Brazilian meat inspectors skewer health violators

Rio De Janeiro - The team of health inspectors strode into the Rio supermarket Friday and before long had two trolleys filled to the brim -- except they weren't shopping."That will all be destroyed," a member of the team said.

South China Sea installations 'primarily' civilian: Li

Sydney - China is not militarising the disputed South China Sea, the country's premier insisted in Australia on Friday, claiming defence equipment Beijing has installed on artificial islands is "primarily" for civilian use.

South China Sea installations 'primarily' civilian: Li

Sydney - China is not militarising the disputed South China Sea, the country's premier insisted in Australia on Friday, claiming defence equipment Beijing has installed on artificial islands is "primarily" for civilian use.

South China Sea installations 'primarily' civilian: Li

Sydney - China is not militarising the disputed South China Sea, the country's premier insisted in Australia on Friday, claiming defence equipment Beijing has installed on artificial islands is "primarily" for civilian use.

China's ZTE pleads guilty to violating US sanctions on Iran, N.Korea

Washington - Chinese telecom giant ZTE has pleaded guilty in a US court to violating US export controls by selling goods to Iran and North Korea over several years.

Brazil tries to rescue meat industry from scandal

Bras - Brazil's government fought Wednesday to save the country's meat industry from getting burned in a corruption scandal that has prompted several countries to pull Brazilian beef and chicken from the menu.

Trade fallout from Brazil's meat scandal: what we know

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil sells more than $10 billion of chicken and beef a year but a scandal over rotten produce and faked inspections has prompted import bans, threatening the world's biggest meat producer.

Hong Kong import ban deals Brazil meat industry big blow

Bras - Brazil's giant meat industry suffered a heavy blow Tuesday when Hong Kong banned imports in response to allegations that inspectors in Brazil were faking certificates for rotten produce.

Cambodia suspends human breast milk exports to US

Phnom Penh - Cambodia has temporarily stopped an American company from exporting locally-pumped human breast milk, AFP has learned, after reports highlighted how some of the country's poorest women were supplementing their income through the trade.

Cambodia suspends human breast milk exports to US

Phnom Penh - Cambodia has temporarily stopped an American company from exporting locally-pumped human breast milk, AFP has learned, after reports highlighted how some of the country's poorest women were supplementing their income through the trade.

Cambodia suspends human breast milk exports to US

Phnom Penh - Cambodia has temporarily stopped an American company from exporting locally-pumped human breast milk, AFP has learned, after reports highlighted how some of the country's poorest women were supplementing their income through the trade.

Contentious G20 shows US needs time to 'adapt': Lagarde

Baden-baden - IMF chief Christine Lagarde sought to play down fears over the US weakening international commitments to free trade and climate change Saturday, saying the new White House needed time to "adapt and learn".

G20 ministers struggle to find consensus on trade, climate

Baden-baden - Finance ministers and central bankers from top economies are battling Saturday to find common ground on world trade in the face of US President Donald Trump's "Buy American" drive.

Trade war drives fresh wedge between Ukraine and rebels

Donetsk - It was always an uncomfortable paradox for Ukraine's warring sides: while Kiev and Russian-backed rebels battled each other for nearly three years, trade kept flowing across the frontline.

Treasury chief in Germany says US not seeking 'trade wars'

Berlin - US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, on the eve of his maiden outing with the G20, insisted on Thursday that Washington had no desire to have "trade wars" with other economic powers.

Euro MPs approve 'conflict minerals' crackdown

Strasbourg - The European Parliament on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a law requiring firms to ensure they do not use so-called conflict minerals from Africa and other areas that end up funding warlords.

Dutch-Turkish ties at lowest point in four centuries

Den Haag - Turkish-Dutch relations are at their lowest ebb in four centuries in a row over pro-Ankara rallies on Dutch soil, but experts warned Turkey on Monday against imposing economic sanctions.

Ivanka Trump is exception to dad's 'Buy American' rule

Bejing - In his January inauguration speech, US President Donald Trump made a seemingly straightforward pledge: "We will follow two simple rules: buy American and hire American.

US to launch NAFTA renegotiation process coming weeks: Ross

Washington - The Trump administration will launch the formal process to renegotiate the US trade agreement with Mexico and Canada "in the next couple of weeks," Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Friday.

White House's Navarro: trade deficit threat to national security

Washington - The Trump administration's top trade advisor said Monday US trade deficits are a threat to national security that could cause the loss of American freedom and prosperity.

Trump commerce chief confirmed despite questions on Russian ties

Washington - Wilbur Ross sailed through Senate confirmation to become the new commerce secretary, despite tough questions about his possible ties with Russian oligarchs through his position on the board of the Bank of Cyprus.

US tariffs would kill NAFTA talks: Mexico

Mexico - Mexico will walk away from talks on revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement if US President Donald Trump slaps tariffs on Mexican-made goods, the economy minister says.

Mexico vows to impose tariffs if Trump presses wall payment

Mexico - Mexico's foreign minister has warned the United States that his country will impose tariffs on US products if President Donald Trump taxes Mexican imports to finance a border wall."If Mexico is faced with this as a reality, not a rhetorical threat...

US promises no mass deportations in bid to calm Mexico

Mexico - US officials promised Mexico no "mass deportations" or use of military force to expel immigrants, moving to calm tensions over President Donald Trump's vow to crack down on "bad dudes" illegally residing in his country.

US promises no mass deportations in bid to calm Mexico

Mexico - US officials promised Mexico no "mass deportations" or use of military force to expel immigrants, moving to calm tensions over President Donald Trump's vow to crack down on "bad dudes" illegally residing in his country.

Mexico rejects 'unilateral' US migration moves

Mexico - Mexico vowed not to let the United States impose migration reforms on it as its leaders prepared Thursday to host US officials who are cracking down on illegal immigrants.
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