U.S. Files Complaints With WTO Against Trading Partners. The U.S. fired back at lawsuits other countries have filed with the World Trade Organization over Trump steel and aluminum tariffs, escalating a trade dispute with some of America's closest allies.
The island of Ambon in the Moluccas was a rich hub of the spice trade shared between the English and Dutch. After several years of bloody conflict, the English and Dutch East India Companies agreed to peace in 1619, but Dutch ships continued to harass English merchant vessels, increasing the cost of pepper in England.
A Space Colony is when a colony is not on the surface of a planet, but instead is a huge space station. They are discussed in detail here.. And when a mature colony starts making noices about "No Taxation Without Representation", the time is ripe for a War of Independence.