Annmarie Hordern
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukraine's president, during an interview in Kyiv on Wednesday
WORLD / Politics
Jul 4, 2024
Zelenskyy challenges Trump to reveal plans for ending war
Former U.S. President Donald Trump has boasted that if he wins the election, he’ll end the Ukraine-Russia war by the time he’s inaugurated in January.
Mark Rutte, the Netherlands' prime minister, during an interview on day two of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 17
WORLD / Politics
Jan 22, 2024
Rutte’s backers are pushing to lock him in as NATO’s next leader
The Dutch leader is already the strong favorite to succeed current Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg when his term ends in October.
Japan Times
Mar 17, 2023
Largest U.S. lenders toss First Republic Bank a lifeline
Over two days of frantic phone calls, meetings and some arm-twisting, the CEOs of 11 banks have agreed to chip in a total of $30 billion to save the troubled lender.
Japan Times
Jul 13, 2022
Biden heads to Middle East on oil mission amid concerns at home
The U.S. leader risks political embarrassment unless near-record U.S. gasoline prices reverse course, and must avoid a backtrack on human rights that would deepen discontent among his base.
Japan Times
Apr 6, 2022
Ex-oligarch says Putin sees war with the West already underway
Western arguments drawing a line between conflict in Ukraine and the spread of war into NATO territory are a nuance that means little to Putin, Mikhail Khodorkovsky said.
Japan Times
Jan 22, 2022
Biden officials talking to Qatar about supplying gas to Europe amid Ukraine fears
Biden administration officials have been talking with Qatar about possibly supplying Europe with LNG if a Russian invasion of Ukraine leads to shortages.
Japan Times
Jul 23, 2020
Unilever’s ice cream deliveries show anything can be sold online
Just-in-time gains a new meaning when you’re rushing online orders of frozen treats like almond-coated Magnum ice cream bars to consumers before they melt.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals