After many years of talking, the World Trade Organization (WTO) pulled off a major deal last week that the body said could boost global commerce by one trillion dollars annually. The deal is the first multilateral trade agreement in the organization’s 20-year history. Agreement has been difficult to reach because WTO deals require the unanimous backing of its 160 member countries.
British public health officials say they are grappling with an escalating number of cases of the debilitating chikungunya virus, as holidaymakers return from Caribbean countries.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has named business leader Armando Monteiro to head the industry and trade ministry in a new sign of more market-friendly policies as she tries to restore investor confidence and reignite economic growth.
Beginning on Tuesday and until Friday the Chilean port of Viña del Mar will host the ninth edition of the very successful ExpoNaval, which besides its emphasis on naval defense, for the fourth time running will be combined with a maritime and port exhibition: Trans-Port 2014.
The annual Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) which brings together political leaders from the Overseas Territories and UK ministers took off on Monday in London, hosted by FCO Minister for the Overseas Territories James Duddridge MP.
Secretary of State John Kerry congratulated on Monday Uruguayan president-elect Tabare Vazquez on his Sunday victory, and said that the US looks forward to working with the new administration and to continue advancing with the vibrant relationship we have had under the leadership of President Jose Mujica.