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Typhoon Floods Rice Fields In Northern Philippines

posted on October 18, 2013 at 6:41 PM

About 10,000 hectares (24,700 acres) of rice and vegetable farms were damaged. Full Story

Indonesians Hot Over Soaring Chili Prices

posted on February 11, 2011 at 2:02 PM

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- In spice-crazed Indonesia, a meal without fresh chilies is almost unthinkable. Full Story

Japan Is Test Case for Pacific Rim Free Trade Zone

posted on November 19, 2010 at 5:11 PM

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) -- Although Asia-Pacific leaders have committed themselves to achieving a Pacific-wide free trade zone following an annual summit, host Japan may prove a key test case for how realistic that vision is. Full Story

Japan Says It Will Open Up Economy

posted on November 12, 2010 at 5:11 PM

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) -- Acknowledging that its global economic status is declining, Japan's government is declaring it will work to "open up the country" and redouble efforts to forge free trade agreements to boost its economic prospects. Full Story

U.S. Beef Ban Will Not Hurt Security Ties

posted on January 15, 2010 at 5:01 PM

WASHINGTON (AP)--The senior U.S. diplomat for East Asia says that Taiwan's decision to ban some kinds of U.S. beef will not affect security ties. Full Story

Taiwan Reimposes Partial Beef Ban

posted on January 7, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Taiwan Reimposes Partial Beef Ban
Wall Street was dealt a setback this week when a key government report revealed the fragile economic recovery is yet to be seen on Main Street. Full Story

Taiwan Lifts Ban on US Beef in Bone

posted on October 23, 2009 at 2:10 PM

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan says it will lift a ban on imports of a range of U.S "beef in bone" products including Porterhouse steak. Full Story

APEC meeting Asia Pacific

posted on November 17, 2006 at 8:11 PM

APEC meeting Asia Pacific
Another in a series of "last chances" for establishing some kind of worldwide trade agreement seemed to disappear in July of this year. Despite that setback there has been back-channel work to create yet another "last chance" to forge some kind of... Full Story

World Health Organization Calls on China to Release Avian Flu Samples

posted on December 23, 2005 at 8:12 PM

A senior World Health Organization official appealed to China to release samples of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, saying Friday that Beijing has failed to release any samples from its dozens of outbreaks in poultry this year. Full Story

More Outbreaks of Avian Flu in Asia

posted on November 25, 2005 at 8:11 PM

More Outbreaks of Avian Flu in Asia
China's Ministry of Agriculture this week announced three new outbreaks of bird flu. At the same time, the country pledged to step up measures to fight the deadly virus-- destroying nearly 175,000 birds in the western and southern areas of the... Full Story

Bird Flu Deaths Multiply in Asia

posted on October 1, 2004 at 8:10 PM

Vietnam confirmed a new bird flu death this week, brining Asia's human toll to 30 from the potentially deadly avian virus. Full Story

USDA: Asian Rust Eventual in U.S.

posted on April 30, 2004 at 8:04 PM

The Asian strain of rust fungus plaguing soybean farmers in Brazil is expected eventually to reach U.S fields, according to ongoing risk assessments by the U.S Department of Agriculture. Full Story

Tests on pigs show bird flu virus

posted on February 6, 2004 at 8:02 PM

Tests conducted on pigs in Vietnam have been positive for the bird flu virus infecting millions of poultry, the U.N Food and Agricultural Organization said this week. Full Story

Bird Flu Outbreak Plagues Asia

posted on January 30, 2004 at 8:01 PM

The outbreak of bird flu continues to take its toll on the poultry industry throughout much of Asia. Full Story

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