Japan foreign minister to visit Africa and Latin America in January

National Dec 26, 2020

Japan foreign minister to visit Africa and Latin America in January

Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Friday he plans to visit a total of eight African and Latin American countries in January to strengthen bilateral business ties and cooperate in realizing a "free and open" international order. Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi is scheduled to visit African ...

Couples hold first same-sex marriages in Costa Rica

World / Social Issues May 27, 2020

Couples hold first same-sex marriages in Costa Rica

Marco Castillo and his boyfriend, Rodrigo Campos, waited just a few hours to take advantage of a new law in Costa Rica that made the country the first in Central America to allow same-sex marriage. A judge, two witnesses, relatives and hundreds of online viewers ...

U.S. may restore Cuba to list of sponsors of terrorism, source says

World May 15, 2020

U.S. may restore Cuba to list of sponsors of terrorism, source says

The United States is considering returning Cuba to its list of state sponsors of terrorism, a senior Trump administration official told Reuters on Thursday, a move that would mark another major blow to increasingly tense relations between Washington and Havana. There is a "convincing case” ...

With attention on the coronavirus, Amazon deforestation surges

World May 9, 2020

With attention on the coronavirus, Amazon deforestation surges

As the world focuses on the coronavirus, deforestation continues to surge in the Amazon rainforest this year, raising fears of a repeat of last year's record-breaking devastation — or worse. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon hit a new high in the first four months of ...