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U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai addresses the Geneva Graduate Institute on the role of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the global economy and U.S. policy priorities ahead of the 12th Ministerial Conference in Geneva, Switzerland October 14, 2021. The cancellation also clouds U.S. demands for a WTO intellectual property waiver for COVID-19 vaccines and curbs to fishery subsidies. "My vision for WTO reform is that WTO members come to Geneva or wherever it is that they might convene and bring their honest selves," Tai said. Members should "be prepared to fight for the vision of the WTO that" they want. In the fishery subsidies negotiations, Tai is pushing a U.S. proposal to ban subsidies for fishing fleets that use forced labor, including an explicit recognition that it is a problem.
Persons: Katherine Tai, Denis Balibouse WASHINGTON, Tai, Ngozi, Donald Trump, Trump, Biden, She's, Wendy Cutler, Joe Biden, Jamieson Greer, Greer, Iweala, David Lawder, Emma Farge, Philip Blenkinsop, Andrea Shalal, Paul Simao, Leslie Adler Organizations: Trade, Geneva, Institute, World Trade Organization, Conference, REUTERS, . Trade, WTO, U.S, Asia Society Policy Institute, May, Biden, King & Spalding, European Union, Thomson Locations: Geneva, Switzerland, United States, Washington, U.S, India, South Africa, Britain
WTO postpones major meeting after new variant outbreak
  + stars: | 2021-11-26 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization (WTO) became the first major diplomatic casualty of the new coronavirus variant on Friday when it postponed its first ministerial meeting in four years due to the deteriorating health situation. FILE PHOTO: A sign of the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) is pictured at the World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, November 25, 2021. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseMinisters from WTO members were due to have gathered next week for a meeting widely seen as a test of the WTO’s relevance. The World Health Organisation has classified the B.1.1.529 variant detected in South Africa as a “variant of concern”, saying it may spread more quickly than other forms of the virus. India, South Africa and other developing countries are calling for a waiver of intellectual property (IP) rights for vaccines and other COVID-19 treatments.
Persons: Denis Balibouse, Joe Biden, Ngozi Okonjo, Iweala, , Santiago Wills, Organizations: World Trade Organization, Ministerial, REUTERS, WTO, World Health, Colombian WTO Locations: GENEVA, Geneva, Switzerland, South Africa, Belgium, Hong Kong, Israel, The Geneva, Brussels, India, Colombian
A man enters the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) on June 15, 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland. The World Health Organization will meet on Friday to discuss a new heavily-mutated variant of Covid-19. The variant known as B.1.1.529 has been detected in small numbers in South Africa, WHO officials said. The U.K. Health Security Agency is investigating the variant, which Health Secretary Sajid Javid said is "potentially concerning." The South African rand nosedived on Friday morning to more than 16.2 against the dollar as investors rushed for cover.
Persons: 1.1.529, Tulio de Oliveira, Maria Van Kerkhove, Sajid Javid, Joe Phaahla Organizations: World Health Organization, WHO, South Africa Department of Health, Health Security Agency, African Health Locations: Geneva, Switzerland, South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Hong Kong, Gauteng, South, Europe
Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com RegisterSouth African scientists detected a small number of the variant - called B.1.1.529 - on Tuesday, in samples from Nov. 14-16. On Wednesday South African scientists sequenced more genomes, informed the government that they were concerned and asked the World Health Organization to convene its technical working group on virus evolution for Friday. South African scientists say early signs from diagnostic laboratories suggest it has spread rapidly in Gauteng and may already be present in the country's other eight provinces. The variant is relatively easy to distinguish in PCR tests from Delta, the dominant COVID-19 variant and the most infectious so far. The work will take a few weeks, the World Health Organization's technical lead on COVID-19, Maria van Kerkhove, said on Thursday.
Persons: Hisham, Susan Hopkins, Maria van Kerkhove, Africa's NICD, Alistair Smout, Alexander Winning, Tim Cocks, Olivia Kumwenda, Stephanie Nebehay, Ari Rabinovitch, Josephine Mason, John Stonestreet Organizations: REUTERS, Global, EU, Register, Wednesday, World Health Organization, Africa's National Institute, Health Security Agency, BBC, Health, UN, WHO, Beta, Gamma, Lambda, Thomson Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa, Hisham JOHANNESBURG, LONDON, Britain, India, Gauteng, Botswana, Hong Kong, Israel, Malawi, Delta, Peru, Colombia, London, Mtambo, Geneva, Jerusalem
A closed-door experts' meeting from Geneva, convened by WHO, began at midday (1100 GMT) to assess the new COVID-19 variant B.1.1.529 and to designate it as either a variant of interest or a variant of concern, spokesperson Christian Lindmeier said. Global authorities reacted with alarm on Friday to a new coronavirus variant detected in South Africa, with the EU and Britain among those tightening border controls as scientists sought to find out if the mutation was vaccine-resistant. L1N2SH089Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register"At this point, implementing travel measures is being cautioned against," Lindmeier told a U.N. briefing in Geneva. "The WHO recommends that countries continue to apply a risk-based and scientific approach when implementing travel measures." Lindmeier said that the U.N. agency's technical advisory group and other experts on virus evolution were conferring with South African researchers.
Persons: Christian Lindmeier, Lindmeier, Maria van Kerkhove, Van Kerkhove, Stephanie Nebehay, Alison Williams, Kim Coghill, Alex Richardson Organizations: WHO, World Health Organisation, Global, EU, REUTERS, South, Thomson Locations: GENEVA, Geneva, South Africa, Soweto
B.1.1.529 is spreading rapidly in South Africa and may be harder to contain than prior variants. The new variant, B.1.1.529, appears to have spread rapidly in South Africa. European Commissioner Ursula von der Leyen said Thursday the EU planned to introduce a bloc-wide ban on air travel from South Africa and neighboring countries, Reuters reported. India told individual states to screen and test travellers from South Africa and other "at risk" countries, Reuters reported. As of Friday, the Africa CDC said the B.1.1.529 had been detected in 77 samples from South Africa, 4 from Botswana, and 1 from Hong Kong.
Persons: Sajid Javid, Javid, Ursula von der Leyen, 1.1.529, Anthony Fauci, Jenny Harries Organizations: Service, Politico, Reuters, Disease Control, Prevention, World Health Organization, NBC News, Africa CDC, UK Health Security Agency Locations: Europe, Asia, South Africa, Germany, France, Italy, India, Japan, Israel, Botswana, Hong Kong, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Africa, Geneva
The WHO labeled a new coronavirus variant, Omicron, a "variant of concern" on Friday. The World Health Organization labeled Omicron a "variant of concern" on Friday — a designation given to variants like Delta that require close scrutiny from public-health officials. Preliminary evidence suggests that Omicron may increase the risk of reinfection relative to other variants of concern, the WHO said. Doctors Without Borders nurse Bhelekazi Mdlalose performs a COVID-19 test on a health worker at the Vlakfontein Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa on May 13, 2020. "That is probably what is creating this increase in cases that we're seeing in South Africa right now."
Persons: Maria van Kerkhove, Javier Pulpo, Katelyn, it's, Jetelina, We've, they're, Bhelekazi Mdlalose, Michele Spatari, They've, Mike Ryan, Fabrice Coffrini, They're, Johnson Organizations: WHO, Service, World Health Organization, University Hospital of, Europa Press, UTHealth School of Public Health, Wednesday, Vlakfontein Clinic, Getty, Alpha, Moderna, BioNTech, Pfizer, Omicron . Locations: South Africa, Israel, Belgium, Europe, Asia, North America, University Hospital of Badajoz, Spain, Turkey, Egypt, Africa, Johannesburg, AFP, Delta, Geneva
The World Health Organization is monitoring a new variant with numerous mutations to the spike protein, scheduling a special meeting Friday to discuss what it may mean for vaccines and treatments, officials said Thursday. The variant, called B.1.1.529, has been detected in South Africa in small numbers, according to the WHO. "Especially when the spike happens in Gauteng, everybody travels in and out of Gauteng from all corners of South Africa. It's a matter of days and weeks before we see that," South Africa Minister of Health Joe Phaahla said during the briefing. "It's really important that there are no knee-jerk responses here, especially with relation to South Africa," Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO's emergencies program, said.
Persons: Maria Van Kerkhove, Dr, Tulio de Oliveira, Health Joe Phaahla, Phaahla, Van Kerkhove, Mike Ryan Organizations: World Health Organization, WHO, United Nations, South Africa Department of Health, Health Locations: Geneva, Switzerland, South Africa, Europe, South, African, Gauteng province, Johannesburg, Gauteng, Africa, Botswana, Hong Kong
"Putin needs another summit meeting with Biden," said Andrey Kortunov, head of RIAC, a foreign policy think-tank in Moscow close to the Foreign Ministry. Putin has said he is worried about U.S. and NATO military aid to Ukraine and is fed up with what he says is the Western military alliance's expansion eastwards. A month, later the White House announced Biden would hold a summit with Putin in Geneva. For years, Moscow's red line was preventing Ukraine from achieving its ambition to join the NATO alliance, still widely seen as a long way off. "Russia's red lines have shifted: it is no longer Ukraine in NATO that is a red line, but NATO in Ukraine that is a new red line," Frolov said.
Persons: Biden, Vladimir Putin's, Joe Biden, Putin, Andrey Kortunov, Dmitry Peskov, Jen Psaki, Ned Price, Biden's, Vladimir Frolov, Sergei Lavrov, Frolov, Kortunov, Steve Holland, Simon Lewis, Peter Graff Organizations: Biden Putin, NATO, Washington, Foreign Ministry, White, Russia's Kommersant, CUBAN, Russian, The State Department, Reuters, White House, Putin, Cuban Missile, Kremlin, Ukraine's Navy, Thomson Locations: Russia, Ukraine, MOSCOW, Russian, Moscow, East, Donbass, Ukrainian, Kyiv, Washington, U.S, Geneva, United States, China, Europe, NATO
BRUSSELS — In what could be an ill omen for the resumption of talks next week on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said on Wednesday that he had failed to convince Iran to replace key equipment needed to monitor its nuclear program. The agency is charged by the United Nations with monitoring nuclear activity among member states. The agency’s director-general, Rafael M. Grossi, told a quarterly meeting of its board of governors in Geneva that two days of talks in Tehran had not produced an agreement to reinstall surveillance cameras at a centrifuge-parts workshop in Karaj, Iran. The workshop was the target of apparent sabotage in June, an attack that Iran blames on Israel. After what he called intense negotiations, Mr. Grossi told reporters: “We could not agree yesterday, in spite of my best efforts.’’ He vowed to continue trying, saying, “We must reach an agreement.’’
Persons: Iran’s, Rafael M, Grossi, ’ ’, , Organizations: International Atomic Energy Agency, United Locations: BRUSSELS, Iran, United Nations, Geneva, Tehran, Karaj, Israel
Fabrice Coffrini | Pool | ReutersThe World Health Organization is urging the public to practice Covid mitigation tactics – including masking and distancing – regardless of vaccination status as cases surge across Europe heading into the holiday season. Tedros called Europe "the epicenter of the pandemic," with "unsustainable pressure" facing both health-care systems and personnel. Governments rolling back public health measures are fueling Europe's current outbreak, said Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO's Health Emergencies Program. Though the majority of reported Covid cases worldwide are in Europe, Tedros added that "no country or region is out of the woods" just yet. Covid infections are also rising in the U.S., with more than 95,000 new cases reported daily on average, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Persons: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Fabrice Coffrini, Tedros, Mike Ryan, Ryan, Maria Van Kerkhove, Hopkins, Scott Gottlieb Organizations: Health Organization, WHO, Geneva Association of United Nations, World Health Organization, Covid, Central Asia, Johns Hopkins University ., Health, Human Services, U.S . Food, Drug Administration, Pfizer, CNBC Locations: Geneva Switzerland, Europe, Geneva, Central, U.S
is doling out billions of dollars to support rural health care providers slammed by the pandemic. Image The waiting room at Starr County Memorial Hospital, a rural hospital treating Covid patients, in Rio Grande City, Texas, last year. On Monday, Vice President Kamala Harris said that the administration would be investing $1.5 billion to address the shortage of health care workers in underserved tribal, rural and urban communities. Image Danae Vitkin, 9, receiving her first Covid vaccine from at Clalit Health services in Tel Aviv, on Tuesday. Israel recently finalized a deal to bring health care workers from Nepal.
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Those reports stemmed from counts of deaths based on when the deaths were reported, not when they happened — meaning some deaths from late 2020 were counted in early 2021. New York Coronavirus Map and Case Count See the latest charts and maps of coronavirus cases, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations in New York. is doling out billions of dollars to support rural health care providers slammed by the pandemic. Image Danae Vitkin, 9, receiving her first Covid vaccine at Clalit Health services in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Some public health experts see a W.T.O.
Persons: Kenny Holston, , , Jennifer Nuzzo, ” Dr, Celine Gounder, , , Gounder, Libby, Mark Poloncarz, Poloncarz, Gale Burstein, Christopher Lee, Xavier Becerra, Mr, Becerra, Cecil G, Biden, Kamala Harris, Danae Vitkin, Oded, JERUSALEM — Israel, Naftali Bennett, David, Bennett, Covid, Evgeniy, Hans Kluge, Alisha Jucevic, Brett Gundlock, Jean, Christophe Dumont, Brendan Mcdermid, Joia Mukherjee, Tedros Adhanom Organizations: Washington , D.C, The New York, Centers for Disease Control, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Bellevue Hospital Center, The New York Times, New, Local, Memorial Hospital, The New York Times The Department of Health, Human Services, American, , Children’s Health Insurance, Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North, Equity Task Force, Health, ., Associated, Clalit Health Services, World Health Organization, Monday, European Union, Pfizer, Justice Department, U.S ., Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Safety, Health Administration, OSHA, Republican, Fifth Circuit, Act, Organization for Economic Cooperation, Development, Reuters, World Trade Organization, University of Oxford, Public Citizen, Oxfam, Amnesty, Human Rights Watch, Partners, Pharma Locations: Buffalo, U.S, Washington ,, United States, Covid, Gounder, New York, Buffalo , N.Y, Erie County, New York City, York, Erie, New York State, Starr, Rio Grande City , Texas, America, University of North Carolina, Rural America, Tel Aviv, JERUSALEM, Herzliya, China, Israel, Kakhovka, Ukraine, Europe, United Kingdom, Russia, Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, Balkans, Central Asia, McMinnville , Ore, Cincinnati, New Orleans, Ontario, Canada, Nepal, Australia, Manhattan, Geneva
About 1.2 million extra vaccine doses were reported in Pennsylvania, according to the C.D.C. More than 230 million people across the United States have received at least one shot of a coronavirus vaccine, according to the C.D.C. New York Coronavirus Map and Case Count See the latest charts and maps of coronavirus cases, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations in New York. is doling out billions of dollars to support rural health care providers slammed by the pandemic. To date, Europe, including the United Kingdom and Russia, has reported 1.5 million deaths.
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Some 84 percent of people in New Zealand aged 12 and up are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. About 3.8 million foreign tourists visited between 2018 and 2019, with the majority coming from Australia. More than 230 million people across the United States have received at least one shot of a coronavirus vaccine, according to the C.D.C. New York Coronavirus Map and Case Count See the latest charts and maps of coronavirus cases, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations in New York. is doling out billions of dollars to support rural health care providers slammed by the pandemic.
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Image New Zealand has announced it will reopen to the world in coming months. More than 230 million people across the United States have received at least one shot of a coronavirus vaccine, according to the C.D.C. New York Coronavirus Map and Case Count See the latest charts and maps of coronavirus cases, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations in New York. Image Danae Vitkin, 9, receiving her first Covid vaccine at Clalit Health services in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. “Countries have had to realize the importance of migration and immigrants.”Advertisement Continue reading the main storyHuman rights groups press President Biden for action on sharing Covid vaccine patents.
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REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/PoolNEW DELHI, Nov 22 (Reuters) - India and the United States agreed to look for way to resolve differences on issues such as market access and digital trade at the start of a two-day visit by U.S Trade Representative Katherine Tai, officials said. Tai, accompanied in New Delhi by her deputy Ambassador Sarah Bianchi, raised issues of market access restrictions, high tariffs, unpredictable regulations and restricted digital trade between the two countries. Both countries have agreed to revive their Trade Policy Forum, after a gap of four years, aiming to discuss ways to broaden trade relations. The revived Trade Policy Forum could help expand bilateral trade that has never seemed to live up to its potential, she said. Indian and U.S. officials would also discuss the upcoming WTO Ministerial Conference from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3 in Geneva, Indian officials said.
Persons: Piyush Goyal, Katherine Tai, Adnan Abidi, Sarah Bianchi, Tai, Modi, Biden, Goyal, Narendra Modi's, Manoj Kumar, Alex Richardson Organizations: Commerce and Industry, . Trade, REUTERS, United, U.S Trade, Indian, Commerce, Policy, WTO, Japan, Thomson Locations: New Delhi, India, DELHI, United States, Washington, Geneva, Australia
So far it's a standoff with little visible impact as tennis players like Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic — joined by tennis governing bodies, human rights groups, retired players, and several athletes' lobbies— try to turn their profiles into power. Some of the world's most famous tennis players, distraught by the disappearance of colleague Peng Shuai, are challenging China's Communist Party to get answers. The post was quickly deleted from Peng's verified account on Weibo, a leading Chinese social media platform. "Censorship is never OK at any cost," Osaka wrote on social media, adding the hashtag #WhereIsPengShuai. The Professional Tennis Players Association has called for player solidarity to defend Peng, who is known as a fearless competitor.
Persons: Naomi Osaka, Marketa, Enes Kanter, Xi, Peng, Zhang Gaoli, Xi Jinping, Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic —, , Peng Shuai, Zhao Lijian, Shuai Peng, Nao Hibino, Zhang, Williams, Djokovic, Steve Simon, Simon, Peng Shuai's, Wendy Sherman, Liz Throssell, Rob Koehler Organizations: Team Japan, Team Czech Republic, Tokyo, Beijing, NBA, China's Communist Party, China's, Melbourne Park, ATP, Tennis Association, WTA, CNN, Tennis, Committee, Olympic Committee, IOC Locations: Tokyo, Japan, China, Melbourne, Australia, Weibo, Osaka, Turin, Italy, Geneva, Switzerland
WTO gives mixed ruling on U.S. tariffs on Spanish olives
  + stars: | 2021-11-19 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
GENEVA, Nov 19 (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization gave a mixed ruling on Friday in a case involving U.S. tariffs on Spanish olives, finding the United States had correctly determined they were being dumped on the U.S. market but not that they benefited from subsidies. The European Commission, which oversees trade policy for the 27-nation European Union, took the United States to the WTO and a three-person panel issued its finding on Friday. The panel recommended that the United States bring its measures into conformity with global trade rules. The Commission says the export of ripe olives from Spain to the United States fell by almost 60% from an annual 26 million euros before tariffs were imposed. The Commission said its efforts to defend the interests of Spanish growers was paying off and that it expected the United States to take appropriate steps.
Persons: Donald Trump, Angel Camacho Alimentacio, Philip Blenkinsop, Edmund Blair Organizations: World Trade Organization, U.S, European Commission, European Union, WTO, Washington, Commission, Agro Sevilla Aceitunas, United, Thomson Locations: GENEVA, United States, U.S, Spain
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai addresses the Geneva Graduate Institute on the role of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the global economy and U.S. policy priorities ahead of the 12th Ministerial Conference in Geneva, Switzerland October 14, 2021. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseTOKYO, Nov 18 (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said the United States may set up a new Asian economic framework with allies and "friendly" nations as early as next year, NHK public television reported on Thursday. The United States and Japan announced on Wednesday a new trade partnership to boost cooperation on labour, environment and digital trade issues, with an emphasis on "third country concerns", a reference to China's state-driven economic policies. "Early next year, we are considering working with countries in the region to set up an economic framework, a framework with countries that share issues," she was quoted as saying. Reporting by Elaine Lies; Editing by Giles ElgoodOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Katherine Tai, Denis Balibouse TOKYO, Donald Trump, Tai, Elaine Lies, Giles Elgood Organizations: Trade, Geneva, Institute, World Trade Organization, Conference, REUTERS, . Trade, NHK, Former U.S, Pacific, Thomson Locations: Geneva, Switzerland, United States, Japan, Tokyo, Asia
The Russian president said the West wasn't respecting Moscow's "red lines." Back in September, the Kremlin warned that NATO expanding military infrastructure in Ukraine would cross "red lines" for the Russian president. The Russian president has repeatedly complained about US and NATO military activities in the Black Sea and Eastern Europe. Similarly, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday said, ''In recent weeks, we have seen large and unusual concentrations of Russian forces close to Ukraine's borders." Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky recently said there were 100,000 Russian troops near Ukraine's borders.
Persons: Putin, Vladimir Putin, We're, Joe Biden, Putin's, We'll, Lloyd Austin, Austin, Jens Stoltenberg, Stoltenberg, Antony Blinken, Biden, Volodymyr Zelensky Organizations: West, NATO, Service, Kremlin, US, Monday Locations: Moscow, Ukraine's, Ukraine, Russia's, Eastern Europe, Washington, Russia, Geneva, Donbass, Crimea
TOKYO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The trade ministers of the United States, the European Union and Japan said on Wednesday they have agreed to renew a trilateral partnership to address global challenges posed by non-market policies and practices of third countries. In a joint statement, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis and Japanese Trade Minister Koichi Hagiuda said they intended to meet in person on the margins of an upcoming World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. The conference will be held from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3. Reporting by Daniel Leussink; Editing by Christian SchmollingerOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Katherine Tai, Valdis Dombrovskis, Koichi Hagiuda, Daniel Leussink, Christian Schmollinger Organizations: European Union, . Trade, European, Japanese Trade, Trade Organization, Thomson Locations: TOKYO, United States, Japan, Geneva, Switzerland
It plans to sell the Nayara stake to Italy's Genera Group Holding S.P.A, people familiar with the matter said, without giving detail on what had prompted Trafigura to sell. It is unclear how much Trafigura's stake in Nayara, formerly known as Essar Oil, is worth. After the transfer, Genera will hold a 24.5% stake in Nayara, through Tendril and Kesani, the letter said. Tendril, which shares its official address with Trafigura in Singapore, could not be reached by Reuters for comment. Genera has meanwhile approached the anti-trust regulator Competition Commission of India (CCI) seeking permission to acquire Trafigura's stake in Nayara, sources said.
Persons: Denis Balibouse, Russia's Rosneft, Trafigura, Alois Virag, Nayara, Tendril's, Rosneft, Virag, Julia Payne, Stephen Jewkes, Elisa Anzolin, Simon Webb, Alexander Smith Organizations: REUTERS, Denis Balibouse NEW, Reuters, Nayara Energy, Tendril Ventures, United Capital Partners, Rosneft's, Trafigura, State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Canara Bank, ICICI Bank, Citibank, Barclays, of India, Thomson Locations: Geneva, Switzerland, Denis Balibouse NEW DELHI, SINGAPORE, Italian, India, Singapore, Tendril, Nayara, Gujarat, Cyprus, Rosneft's Singapore, Kesani, Punjab, Canara, London, Milan
REUTERS/Denis BalibouseWASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The United States and Japan announced on Wednesday a new trade partnership to boost cooperation on labor, environment and digital trade issues, with an emphasis on "third country concerns," a reference to China's state-driven economic policies. U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, who is in Tokyo to meet with new Japanese government ministers, said initial meetings of the U.S.-Japan Partnership on Trade would take place early in 2022, with periodic meetings on a regular basis. "This partnership will deepen the cooperation between the United States and Japan that has defined our strong bilateral trade relationship," Tai said in a statement issued by her office in Washington. "Based on the strong Japan-U.S. economic relations, we'd like to further deepen the Japan-U.S. alliance, and strengthen Japan-U.S. coordination for the achievement of a free and open Indo-Pacific," he said. The talks follow a U.S. quota deal with the European Union to allow around 4 million tons of EU-produced steel duty-free into the United States annually.
Persons: Katherine Tai, Denis Balibouse WASHINGTON, Tai, Harris, Yoshimasa Hayashi, Donald Trump, USTR, Biden, David Lawder, Kiyoshi Takenaka, Daniel Leussink, Simon Cameron, Moore Organizations: Trade, Geneva, Institute, World Trade Organization, Conference, REUTERS, . Trade, U.S ., Japan, Biden, European Union, Washington, Pacific, Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Industry, Thomson Locations: Geneva, Switzerland, United States, Japan, Tokyo, U.S, Washington, China, TOKYO
“But I’m not a Cherokee artist or Indian artist, no more than Brancusi was a Romanian artist,” he said. Jimmie mainly grew up in rural Arkansas, where his father found odd jobs in construction and carpentry. His father taught him to carve wood, and from early on, Mr. Durham said, stone and wood felt to him “like living things.”“These things have always talked to me, jabbered at me,” he said. In Switzerland Mr. Durham teamed up with Indigenous friends from Chile and Bolivia to create a group called “Incomindios,” who raised money in Europe to support the rights of Indigenous people in the Americas. He resigned in 1979, citing frustrations with its leadership and a desire to spend more time making art.
Persons: , I’m, Brancusi, wryly, ” Jimmie Durham, Jerry, Ethel, Simmons, Durham, Jimmie Rodgers, Jimmie Organizations: University of Texas, Beaux, American Indian Movement, International Indian Treaty Council Locations: Romanian, Houston, Arkansas, Austin, Swiss, Geneva, Switzerland, Chile, Bolivia, Europe, Americas, South Dakota, United States, New York
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