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Pacific Rim free trade talks fail to end in deal

LAHAINA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Pacific Rim trade ministers failed to clinch a deal on Friday to free up trade between a dozen nations after a dispute flared up over auto trade between Japan and North America, New Zealand dug in over dairy trade and no agreement was reached on monopoly periods for next-generation drugs.


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China says U.S. 'militarizing' South China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Defence Ministry on Thursday accused the United States of “militarizing” the South China Sea by staging patrols and joint military drills there, ramping up the rhetoric ahead of a key regional security meeting in Malaysia next week.


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