Government And Politics

Top EU legal adviser: Keep ban on smokeless snus tobacco

Apr 12, 2018

A top EU legal adviser to the European Union's top court urges that a ban on tobacco for oral use is maintained after smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match had attempted to overturn

Sweden charges man with spying on Tibetans for China

Apr 12, 2018

Swedish authorities have charged a man with spying for China, on suspicion that he gathered information on Tibetans who had fled to Sweden

New Zealand puts brakes on search for oil in bid to go green

Apr 12, 2018

Signaling its commitment to a clean energy future, New Zealand's government won't issue any more permits for offshore oil and gas exploration

The Latest: Croatia praises Serb conviction for war crimes

Apr 11, 2018

Croatia is satisfied with a U.N. court's conviction of a Serb ultranationalist for war crimes committed in the Balkans in the 1990s but not with the length of his 10-year sentence

Geneva trade official backs WTO, says it serves US interests

Apr 11, 2018

The head of a key multilateral trade agency says she is worried about efforts to "exaggerate" the shortcomings of the World Trade Organization and thundered her belief that the trade body "serves the U.S.'s interests."

FIFA looks for $25 billion, 12-year deal for new tournaments

Apr 11, 2018

FIFA is planning to team up with Saudi Arabian, Chinese and American investors in a $25 billion, 12-year deal that could add two major international tournaments to an already crowded soccer calendar

China files trade complaint against US over steel tariffs

Apr 10, 2018

China is filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization against U.S. tariffs on steel, aluminum products

Canada considering investing in controversial pipeline

Apr 9, 2018

Canada's natural resources minister says the federal government is considering investing in Kinder Morgan's controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project in an effort to get the project completed

British PM lashes out at Syria, backers, including Russia

Apr 9, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the Damascus regime "and its backers, including Russia, must be held to account" if the Syrian government is found to be responsible for the suspected poison gas attack in Syria

Correction: Sweden-Nobels story

Apr 9, 2018

Correction: Sweden-Nobels story

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