U.S. expects talks with China as trade fight escalates

U.S. expects talks with China as trade fight escalates

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States voiced willingness on Wednesday to negotiate a resolution to an escalating trade fight with China after Beijing retaliated against proposed U.S. tariffs on $ 50 billion in Chinese goods by targeting key American imports, but the Chinese ambassador to Washington said it “takes two to tango.”(Graphic: U.S. trade in […]

Biofungicide contains beneficial microbe to help plants fight fungal disease

Biofungicide contains beneficial microbe to help plants fight fungal disease

Top Story The Environmental Protection Agency has registered BASF’s new Velondis brand biofungicide seed treatment formulations, which contain a patented beneficial microbe to help plants fight fungal disease. With potential applications in agriculture, horticulture and forestry, the products are designed to boost the protection of seedlings and plants from key soil-borne diseases. The bacteria produce […]

Pakistan reacts after US suspends military aid, says fight against terrorism will suffer

Pakistan reacts after US suspends military aid, says fight against terrorism will suffer

Islamabad: Expressing its unhappiness over Donald Trump administration’s decision to freezing most security aid and the delivery of military equipment for failing to rein in terror groups, Pakistan on Friday said “arbitrary deadlines and unilateral pronouncements” are “counterproductive” in addressing common threats. Pakistan Foreign Office said, “We are engaged with the US Administration on the […]

As U.S. budget fight looms, Republicans flip their fiscal script

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of a conservative Republican faction in the U.S. Congress, who voted this month for a huge expansion of the national debt to pay for tax cuts, called himself a “fiscal conservative” on Sunday and urged budget restraint in 2018. In keeping with a sharp pivot under way among Republicans, U.S. […]

“This Is Not A Symbolic Action” — Indigenous Protesters Occupy Oil Platforms in Radicalized Fight Against Pollution in the Amazon

“This Is Not A Symbolic Action” — Indigenous Protesters Occupy Oil Platforms in Radicalized Fight Against Pollution in the Amazon

The skiffs arrived a few hours after sundown on September 18, a dark and moonless night in the Peruvian Amazon. They landed at several points along the broad Corrientes River, which flows south over the country’s densely forested border with Ecuador. Hundreds of indigenous Achuar men, women, and children, many carrying ceremonial spears, organized into […]

Trian’s Peltz wins proxy fight against P&G, gets board seat

Trian’s Peltz wins proxy fight against P&G, gets board seat

(Reuters) – Activist hedge fund Trian’s Nelson Peltz has won a proxy fight with Procter & Gamble Co and has been appointed to the company’s board. File photo: Nelson Peltz speak at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake Peltz won by 43,000 votes in a recount, a source […]