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Two sites in Japan to be added to UNESCO biosphere reserves

National Jun 14, 2017

Two sites in Japan to be added to UNESCO biosphere reserves

The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has added the Tone River basin north of Tokyo and a mountain range in the country's southwest to its list of biosphere reserves, the government learned Wednesday. As of March last year, 669 areas in 120 countries were ...

U.S. lawmakers sue Trump over foreign state payments to businesses

World / Politics Jun 14, 2017

U.S. lawmakers sue Trump over foreign state payments to businesses

More than 190 Democratic lawmakers sued U.S. President Donald Trump in federal court on Wednesday, saying he had accepted funds from foreign governments through his businesses without congressional consent in violation of the U.S. Constitution. The complaint said Trump had not sought congressional approval for ...

Editorials Jun 14, 2017

Qatar, cut off

The rift between Saudi Arabia and Qatar reflects a struggle for power and influence in the Persian Gulf region.