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Canada works to counter protectionist mood of U.S. campaign

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian diplomats are fanning out across the United States to talk up the benefits of trade with state and local leaders and counter what senior officials see as a worrying mood of protectionism swirling through the U.S. election campaign.

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N. Zealander jailed over China baby powder poison threat

WELLINGTON: An Auckland businessman who threatened to poison baby formula bound for China in a bid to blackmail New Zealand's multi-billion dollar dairy industry was jailed for more than eight years on Wednesday.

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Man charged with blackmailing New Zealand dairy giant

WELLINGTON (AFP) - A New Zealand man was charged with blackmail Tuesday after allegedly threatening to poison baby formula in a bid to extort money from the country’s multi-billion-dollar dairy industry.

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New Zealand police arrest man over infant formula contamination threat

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand police said on Tuesday they had arrested a 60-year-old businessman suspected of threatening to contaminate infant formula in New Zealand, the world's largest dairy exporter, and charged the man with two counts of criminal blackmail.

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Pacific trade talks near deal after reported pharma breakthrough

ATLANTA: A dozen Pacific nations were close to a deal on a sweeping free trade pact on Sunday in Atlanta after a reported breakthrough over how long a monopoly pharmaceutical companies should be given on new biotech drugs.

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Pacific trade negotiators chase elusive final deal in tough talks

LAHAINA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Pacific Rim trade ministers neared the final spurt of negotiations on an ambitious free trade pact on Thursday, but differences over farm exports and monopoly periods for next-generation drugs kept them short of an elusive final deal.

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Leader of Latvia's Russian-speakers fears sanctions backfiring

RIGA (Reuters) - It's not so much the risk of conflict with Russia that worries the mayor of the Latvian capital Riga; it's the threat to jobs and investment as EU sanctions on Moscow rebound on the economy of the Baltic state.

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Russia growls across the border as Lithuania readies for euro

KYBARTAI, Lithuania (Reuters) - Geopolitics plague Lithuanians at this frozen Russian border post, where a return trip by car can mean 48 hours of queuing. It is a reminder for some of why the former Soviet republic will cement its move to the West by joining the euro zone next month.

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Cream of the crop

One of the largest industries in New Zealand, dairy farming can trace its roots back to the early 1800s.

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Cream of the crop

One of the largest industries in New Zealand, dairy farming, can trace its roots back to the early 1800s.