Environment

UN finds organized crime expanding in Southeast Asia

Jul 18, 2019

A U.N. report says organized crime syndicates in Southeast Asia are flourishing in the illegal trafficking of drugs, wildlife, counterfeit goods and people

Trade, climate change, Iran focus as G-20 leaders meet

Jun 27, 2019

Prospects for detente in the trade war between the United States and China are in the spotlight as President Donald Trump and other world leaders gather in Osaka, Japan, for a summit of the Group of 20 nations

Big plastic user Japan fights waste ahead of G-20 summit

Jun 27, 2019

Japan hopes to lead world in reducing plastic waste, but the goal will be hard to achieve in a country where even a single-banana is sold plastic-wrapped

UN agencies urge stronger efforts to stop illegal fishing

Jun 5, 2019

Major United Nations agencies are urging key fishing nations to join efforts to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

Toyota reports dip in quarterly profit, projects recovery

May 8, 2019

Toyota sees 4% dip in 1Q profit on weaker vehicle sales in North America

Xi: China wants to expand sprawling infrastructure project

Apr 27, 2019

Xi calls for more countries to join China's sprawling infrastructure-building initiative as other leaders expressed support for a project Washington worries is building Beijing's strategic influence

The Latest: Hammond says Britain a good Belt & Road partner

Apr 26, 2019

British treasury chief Philip Hammond says the U.K.'s finance industry would be a "natural partner" for future projects under China's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative

Monkey Punch, creator of megahit Japan comic Lupin III, dies

Apr 17, 2019

Cartoonist Monkey Punch, best known as the creator of the Japanese megahit comic series Lupin III, has died at age of 81

China seizes 2,700 ivory tusks in massive smuggling case

Apr 15, 2019

China has seized more than 2,700 ivory tusks in what customs authorities are calling the country's biggest smuggling case in years

Filipinos plan more diggings where new human species found

Apr 12, 2019

Archaeologists who discovered fossils from a human species that thrived more than 50,000 years ago in the northern Philippines plan more diggings and better protection of the caves where the remains were unearthed

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