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Beijing, Manila Stand Firm in South China Sea Dispute

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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A new dispute is building between China and the Philippines over oil exploration in the South China Sea, with neither side showing any sign of backing down. The dispute began earlier this week, when Philippines Energy Minister Jose Almendras announced that foreign investors will be invited to explore for oil and gas on two undersea […]

Dispute Over the iPad Name Now in a US Court

Posted February 24th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A Chinese company seeking to block the U.S.-based Apple technology giant from using the iPad name to sell its popular computer tablets in China has opened a new legal front on Apple’s home turf. Proview Electronics said Friday that it filed suit recently against Apple in a California court near the U.S. company’s headquarters. The […]

In China, a Dispute Escalates over the iPad Computer Tablets

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A dispute over ownership of the trademark for the popular iPad computer tablets is escalating in China. U.S.-based Apple Incorporated, the world’s most valuable company, manufactures the iPad in China. But its legal fight with a financially-troubled Chinese company, Proview Technology, over use of the iPad name threatens Apple’s ability to continue exporting it for […]

Little Progress in Sudan, South Sudan Oil Talks

Posted February 15th, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Talks aimed at ending a bitter oil dispute between Sudan and South Sudan have ended without agreement. The six-day talks in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, finished early Wednesday. South Sudanese officials said late Tuesday that the sides remain far apart on a deal. Another round of talks is due to begin February 22. Landlocked South […]

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Rights Group Urges Mediation in Sudanese Oil Dispute

Posted February 10th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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International watchdog Global Witness is urging the international community to help end a bitter oil dispute between Sudan and South Sudan, warning the situation could escalate if not resolved soon. The natural resource monitoring group said Friday that the African Union, China and Western governments should engage “at the highest diplomatic levels to broker a […]

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Peru Declares Emergency Over Protests

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A two-month state of emergency is in effect in northern Peru following violent protests over a gold mine project that critics fear will taint and diminish water supplies. The emergency declaration restricts certain civil liberties such as the freedom of assembly and allows arrests without warrants in four provinces of Cajamarca state that have seen […]

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US Challenges Chinese Tariffs on Chicken

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 4:11 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is accusing China of violating international trade rules by imposing hefty tariffs on American chicken exports. The U.S. government filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization in Geneva, seeking to overturn Beijing’s imposition of 50 to 100 percent levies against the exported chicken. China imposed the fees a year ago, apparently […]

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Sudan Blocks South Sudanese Oil Shipment

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A vessel loaded with some 600,000 barrels of crude oil produced in South Sudan stands idle at a Sudanese port, blocked over the refusal of the government in Juba to pay customs fees. South Sudan captured 75 percent of Sudanese oil when it came independent early last month. But since it is landlocked, it must […]

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International Court to Rule on Cambodia-Thailand Border Dispute

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N.’s highest court is expected to rule Monday on a request by Cambodia for an immediate Thai troop withdrawal from a disputed border area around an ancient Khmer temple. The two sides orally argued their cases before the 15 judges at The Hague at the end of May. The International Court of Justice ruled […]

Indian Automaker to Take Land Dispute to Top Court

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Indian automaker Tata Motors says it will ask the country’s highest court to block a state government’s decision to return land for a factory back to farmers. West Bengal’s state legislature passed a law earlier this month allowing it to reclaim land in the town of Singur that was allotted for a factory to make […]

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