March 13, 2012 The Obama administration says China is trading unfairly in some elements that are critical to the manufacture of cellphones, hybrid car batteries and other products.
A worker shovels cocoa beans drying in the sun for export, in Guiglo in western Ivory Coast.
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November 29, 2011 Nestle, the world' largest food company, has hired an organization that specializes in accountability to investigate and document child labor on the cocoa farms that supply its chocolate in Côte d'Ivoire.
This still image taken from video shows lawmaker Kim Sun-Dong (bottom) of the Democratic Labor Party detonating a tear gas canister and throwing it toward the chairman's seat at the National Assembly.
November 22, 2011 Angered by the ruling party's successful push to ratify a free trade deal with the U.S., a South Korean lawmaker doused the parliament's speaker.
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