Japan, the world’s largest pork importer, may accelerate tariff talks with Canada to increase pressure on the U.S. to ease demands for cuts in agricultural protection, the Asian nation’s biggest hog farmers group said.
The Philippines challenged China’s claims to much of the South China Sea at a United Nations tribunal yesterday, seeking to check its neighbor’s push for control of disputed waters rich in oil, gas and fish.
Dame Margaret Anstee grew accustomed to accusations that she was a prostitute and to being mistaken for her male deputy’s secretary. She doesn’t hold it against anyone: There weren’t many women diplomats at the United Nations when she started work there in 1952.
Petroliam Nasional Bhd., Malaysia’s state oil company, will sign an agreement to sell 10 percent of its liquefied natural gas project in Canada to an Indian company on March 7, its chief executive officer said.
A Brunei prince’s lawyers said details about his multiple wives and statues of him having sex shouldn’t be presented to a New York jury when his lawsuit against his former legal advisers goes to court next week.
China pledged to avoid escalating tensions while it works with Southeast Asian nations on a code of conduct for the South China Sea, as it again warned major powers such as the U.S. to stay out of its disputes.