Japan says 'now is not the time for dialogue' on North Korea

/ Jul 18, 2017

Japan says 'now is not the time for dialogue' on North Korea

Japan called Monday for increased pressure on North Korea, saying this is not a time for dialogue.Government spokesman Norio Maruyama said North Korea reached “a new level” with its latest launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile as Americans celebrated Independence Day on July 4. ...

Pikotaro rejiggers 'Apple-Pen' rhyme to support U.N. initiatives

Jul 12, 2017

Pikotaro rejiggers 'Apple-Pen' rhyme to support U.N. initiatives

“Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” and the U.N. are rhyming.Comedian Pikotaro has adapted his catchy song to promote the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The original went viral last year after pop star Justin Bieber tweeted that it was his favorite video. Pikotaro, in his trademark leopard-lizard patterned ...

Lawmakers announce plan to extend California cap and trade

/ Jul 11, 2017

Lawmakers announce plan to extend California cap and trade

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders released a plan Monday to extend through 2030 California’s cap-and-trade program, a key piece of the state’s quest to fight climate change by drastically reducing emissions from greenhouse gases.The deal updates how refineries, utilities and other carbon emitters ...

Eritrea's capital added to UNESCO World Heritage list

Jul 9, 2017

Eritrea's capital added to UNESCO World Heritage list

Eritrean officials on Saturday claimed “victory” after the U.N. cultural agency unanimously decided to put the African nation’s capital city of Asmara on the UNESCO World Heritage list — the result of years of lobbying by one of the world’s most reclusive governments.The decision ...