Protectionism

CNOOC dips its toe in US waters with £2.2bn deal

The China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) is making its first tentative investment in the US, five years after dropping a $18bn (£11bn) bid for Unocal that caused a protectionist hue and cry among American politicians.

Let MoD tackle climate, says Lucas

Responsibility for climate change should be transferred to the Ministry of Defence as the single most important threat facing the nation, the Green MP Caroline Lucas said yesterday. Only if global warming is classified as an issue of "national survival", like a military threat, will it be treated with the urgency it now needs, she told the Sustainable Planet conference in Lyon.

Brown ends visit with address to Congress

Gordon Brown today rounded off his two-day visit to the United States with an address to Congress in which he called on America to take a lead in the world's battle against recession and climate change.

Obama reaffirms special relationship with UK

US president Barack Obama today reaffirmed his belief in the special relationship between Britain and America following talks with Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the White House.





PM calls for world-wide tax cuts

Tax cuts and spending rises must be co-ordinated internationally if they are to drag the world out of its economic crisis, Gordon Brown insisted today.