Environment

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

Jun 26, 2019

Japan, host of the Group of 20 Summit this weekend, hopes to lead the world in reducing plastic waste

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

Taiwan's president reaffirms anti-nuclear stance at march

Apr 27, 2019

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has reaffirmed her opposition to nuclear power before marching with anti-nuclear protesters

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

2 busts in Singapore reveal 38,000 endangered pangolins lost

Apr 11, 2019

Singapore seizes record haul of more than 28 tons of pangolin scales belonging to 38,000 mammals, spurring calls for more protection by wildlife groups