Japanese students call for greater awareness of climate change

National Dec 10, 2019

Japanese students call for greater awareness of climate change

Experts and university students expressed concern about the nation's low environmental consciousness at a recent symposium in Tokyo. Citing Swedish activist Greta Thunberg's campaign efforts to tackle climate change, Tohoku University professor Jusen Asuka warned of a lack of awareness about the issue in Japan. "People ...

U.N. calls for truce around next year's Tokyo Games

National Dec 10, 2019

U.N. calls for truce around next year's Tokyo Games

The U.N. General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution Monday urging all nations to observe a truce during the 2020 Summer Games in Japan, saying sports can play a role in promoting peace and tolerance and in preventing and countering terrorism and violent extremism. Diplomats burst ...

Militia attacks kill at least 14 in Congo's restive east

World Dec 6, 2019

Militia attacks kill at least 14 in Congo's restive east

At least 14 people have been killed since Monday in eastern DR Congo in attacks blamed on a militia responsible for a series of massacres, local officials said. Dozens of armed groups have troubled the DR Congo's restive east for decades despite a U.N. peacekeeping ...

Europeans again condemn North Korea's missile launches

Asia Pacific / Politics Dec 5, 2019

Europeans again condemn North Korea's missile launches

Half a dozen European countries on Wednesday again condemned North Korea's 13 "provocative" ballistic missile launches since May, saying they violate U.N. Security Council resolutions and undermine regional and international security. A statement from the five European council members — Belgium, France, Germany, United Kingdom ...

Zero-hour on climate, but U.N. talks are in another time zone

World Dec 2, 2019

Zero-hour on climate, but U.N. talks are in another time zone

Global talks tasked with neutralizing the threat of global warming get under way in Madrid on Monday, but their narrow focus on rules and procedures remains out of sync with the world's climate-addled future. Mindful of this gap, U.N. chief Antonio Guterres warned on Sunday ...