The Treasury department is looking to scrap an audit contract with PwC this year after the accounting giant was found to have used confidential tax plans to reap further profits.
Gina Raimondo and her counterpart Wang Wentao discussed a series of trade and security issues that have rocked bilateral dealings and amplified geopolitical tensions
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken signed a defence pact with Papua New Guinea on Monday. He and Indian PM Narendra Modi also met Pacific Island leaders at a regional forum
Global temperatures are likely to be 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels at least once over the next five years, the WMO says, and an El Niño weather pattern looks likely to occur late this year
About 30 coal mines will close in India over the next three to four years "to pave way for forests and water bodies", a top official said, but that may be only a quarter of the country's mines
Vietnam, Laos and the Thai capital Bangkok all experienced record temperatures in recent days, and weather forecasters suspect these all-time highs may not last for long
State-owned companies and firms listed on the mainland have been ordered to do thorough reviews of auditors' ability to "safeguard information security"
Pledge by Korean firm follows a campaign by Greenpeace and indigenous leaders, who revealed that dozens of Hyundai excavators were being used for destructive illegal mining in the Amazon
Ma will do research on sustainable agriculture and food production, and give lectures on management and business start-ups, the university said
Greenpeace says China should add more storage capacity and make its power grid flexible so it can respond better to periods of high demand, rather than building more coal plants
The move to join the CPTPP will deepen Britain's ties with Japan and several of the rising economies in Southeast Asia – Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore.
The deal aims to strengthen their battery supply chains, by reducing dependence on China, and help Japanese carmakers access to a new tax credit for electric vehicles in the US.