Japan and U.S. must work to narrow differences on trade: economy minister Motegi

Japan’s Minister of Economic Revitalization Toshimitsu Motegi speaks during the signing agreement ceremony for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, in Santiago, Chile March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan and the United States still need to work to narrow their differences on trade, Japan’s economy minister said Continue Reading

Promising jobs and justice, Ramaphosa sworn in as South Africa’s president

PRETORIA (Reuters) – Trade unionist-turned-businessman Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as South Africa’s president on Saturday, vowing to create jobs and tackle deep-rooted corruption that has strangled economic growth. Cyril Ramaphosa takes the oath of office at his inauguation as South African president, at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, South Continue Reading

Democratic presidential hopeful Klobuchar proposes revamping EPA ethanol rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar on Saturday called for revamping the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rules governing how refineries use ethanol in gasoline products, a proposal aimed at the politically critical state of Iowa. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar declares her candidacy for the 2020 Democratic Continue Reading

VW to intensify talks with Northvolt on battery project: Boersen-Zeitung

FILE PHOTO: Board Member of Procurement Stefan Sommer speaks ahead of Volkswagen Group’s annual general meeting in Berlin, Germany, May 14, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen is intensifying talks with Swedish startup Northvolt on plans to jointly build up battery cell production in Salzgitter, near its headquarters in Continue Reading

Indonesia lifts social media curbs targeting hoaxes during recent unrest

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia on Saturday lifted temporary restrictions on some social media functions aimed at stopping online hoaxes during recent violence linked to the announcement of official election results, a communications ministry official said. Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan, the ministry’s information applications director general, told a news conference that social Continue Reading

U.S. seen reining in ‘radicals’ to prevent war, Iranian general says

DUBAI (Reuters) – “Rational Americans and experienced U.S. commanders” are likely to rein in Washington’s “radical elements” and prevent a war with Iran, the country’s semi-official news agency Mehr reported on Saturday, quoting a senior military commander. “We believe rational Americans and their experienced commanders will not let their radical Continue Reading

U.S. National Security Adviser Bolton says North Korean missile tests violate U.N. resolution

FILE PHOTO: U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton speaks during a graduation ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, U.S., May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, said on Saturday there was “no doubt” North Korea’s Continue Reading