South Korea, China agree to sign free trade deal

South Korea says it has agreed to sign a free trade deal with China that will remove tariffs on more than 90 per cent of goods over two decades.

EU delays implementing Ukraine free trade deal

The European Union said Friday it will delay implementation of a free trade deal with Ukraine by more than a year until the end of 2015.

EU, Japan stress common ground on global security

The European Union and Japan stressed Wednesday their common ground on global security issues, highlighted by the Ukraine crisis, promising to step up cooperation and seal a massive free trade deal.

End `sharp words` over Ukraine, Putin tells EU leaders

Russia`s President on Tuesday called for European leaders to end their criticism over Ukraine`s decision to delay a key EU pact, as thousands rallied in Kiev in a third day of protests.