. June 27, 2019 – Articels
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Japan’s plastic problem: Tokyo spearheads push at G20 to tackle waste

Japan's plastic problem: Tokyo spearheads push at G20 to tackle waste

Japanese consumers use 30bn plastic shopping bags each year, but it lags behind major European initiatives on phasing reusing and recycling. Photograph: Koji Sasahara/AP

One of the joys of traveling on Japan’s bullet trains is tucking into an ekiben “station …

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Hezbollah sees U.S. war on Iran as unlikely: report

Hezbollah sees U.S. war on Iran as unlikely: report

FILE PHOTO: Lebanon’s Hezbollah deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem casts his vote as he stands next to Hezbollah parliament candidate Amin Sherri at a polling station during the parliamentary election, in Beirut, Lebanon, May 6, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

BEIRUT (Reuters) …

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Indian Defense Ministry Seeks Shipyards Willing to Build Six New Submarines

Indian Defense Ministry Seeks Shipyards Willing to Build Six New Submarines

The Indian Defense Ministry set in motion last Thursday the process of getting six new submarines built under its new Strategic Partnership program, which aims to increase domestic development by partnering Indian firms with foreign ones to produce military hardware.…

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Venezuela’s Maduro says authorities foiled opposition coup plot

Venezuela's Maduro says authorities foiled opposition coup plot

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech from Miraflores palace in Caracas, Venezuela May 31, 2019. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday security forces had foiled an opposition coup attempt that included …

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Iran largest state sponsor of terror: Mike Pompeo

Iran largest state sponsor of terror: Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (Photo | AP)

NEW DELHI: With India holding to its views on Iran from a geographical perspective, United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Wednesday said that Tehran is the largest state sponsor …

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Crowded Democratic primary debate tipped to be a ‘mess’

A stage crowded with 10 candidates, all vying to impress the American public in a virtual speed-dating night: The first Democratic primary debate is predicted to be a “mess”.

On Wednesday at 9pm Eastern Standard Time (11am on Thursday Australian …

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Insane car park photo shows extent of Boeing’s problems

A Boeing 737 MAX plane has been spotted in an employee carpark following the grounding of the model.

The picture shows the TUI plane taking up at least 60 car spaces in the parking area, with other cars cordoned off …

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UN Expert Says Western Media Hush Up Assange Case While Russian Outlets Stand for Golunov

UN Expert Says Western Media Hush Up Assange Case While Russian Outlets Stand for Golunov

GENEVA (Sputnik) – UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer voiced his concern over the fact that while some of the Russian media outlets joined their efforts to draw public attention to the controversial arrest of investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, …

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PM Modi Leaves for Japan, to Meet Trump, Macron on G20 Sidelines

PM Modi Leaves for Japan, to Meet Trump, Macron on G20 Sidelines

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, 26 June evening left for Osaka, Japan, where he will attend the G20 summit.

PM Modi will hold about 10 bilateral meetings, including with US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron, on …

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Xi arrives for G20 summit, to meet Modi, Trump amid heightened trade tensions with US

Xi arrives for G20 summit, to meet Modi, Trump amid heightened trade tensions with US

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday arrived in Osaka, Japan to attend the G20 summit during which he would hold bilateral talks with world leaders, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump, amid heightened trade …