Sep 29, 2016

EU wants swifter progress on economic partnership with Japan

Trade minister Hiroshige Seko has received a letter from a senior European Commission official urging prompt conclusion of an economic partnership agreement, Jiji Press learned Wednesday. “We all have to do our utmost to find a breakthrough so that we can conclude an agreement ...

EPA finds jetliner pollution endangers public health, environment

Jul 26, 2016

EPA finds jetliner pollution endangers public health, environment

Greenhouse gases emitted by commercial airplanes contribute to global warming and endanger public health and the environment, U.S. officials concluded Monday, opening the path for regulation of passenger planes. The final assessment by the Environmental Protection Agency supports the goals of President Barack Obama’s ...

City, state officials charged with hiding Flint drinking water dangers

Apr 21, 2016

City, state officials charged with hiding Flint drinking water dangers

The Flint water crisis became a criminal case Wednesday when two state regulators and a city employee were charged with official misconduct, evidence-tampering and other offenses over the lead contamination that has alarmed the nation and brought cries of racism. For nearly 18 months, ...

EU-Japan FTA deal hinges on Tokyo's political will: EU commissioner

Apr 20, 2016

EU-Japan FTA deal hinges on Tokyo's political will: EU commissioner

The European Union’s agriculture commissioner, Phil Hogan, says a successfully concluded free trade agreement this year between the 28-nation bloc and Japan will depend on the political will of the Japanese government. Hogan called for an earlier conclusion of an EU-Japan free trade pact, ...