Poorer nations least prepared for pandemic lockdowns

World Apr 3, 2020

Poorer nations least prepared for pandemic lockdowns

As countries around the globe try to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, nowhere is the task more challenging and the risk greater than in the developing world. From Southeast Asia to South America, governments are struggling to enforce severe China-style lockdowns. They lack ...

Asia Pacific Mar 26, 2020

Dutch state must pay damages for colonial killings in Indonesia

The Dutch state must pay compensation to relatives of 11 men executed by colonial troops during Indonesia's independence war in the late 1940s, judges ruled Wednesday. The Hague District Court ordered the state to pay damages ranging from €10,000 ($10,800) to €123 to eight widows ...

Machine lubricants leave bad taste for palm oil producers and buyers

Business Feb 20, 2020

Machine lubricants leave bad taste for palm oil producers and buyers

The palm oil industry, long accused of large-scale deforestation, is bracing for another hit to its business: machinery lubricants seeping into the world's most consumed edible oil during processing. European food companies, including Nestle, have in recent months asked top palm oil producers in Indonesia ...