US defends trade barriers at World Economic Forum in Davos
Meanwhile Canadian, European, Indian leaders champion free trade.
How Canada turned to Mexico to fend off TPP pressure from Japan, Australia
Both signalled restraint about signing on to a new agreement; more discussion needed.
New Zealand lawmaker says good chance of Pacific trade deal
Remaining TPP members are committed to completing an agreement quickly and with only small changes.
New Zealand ratifies TPP after US withdrawal
Keeping options open but Pacific trade deal will need changes to proceed.
Petronas confirms health and safety audit
Energy giant says serious safety issues revealed at its offshore operations.
Japan nuke plant reports new leak of highly radioactive water
Leak more toxic than previous Fukushima Dai-ichi incidents; TEPCO says it’s contained.