Japan has a plastic problem. In a country where cleanliness and neat packaging have long been considered good service, almost everything, from single bananas to individual pieces of vegetables, pastries, pens and cosmetics is sold plastic-wrapped.
Kim Jong-un has accused the US of acting in "bad faith" in talks on its nuclear arsenal, North Korean state media said Friday as he left Russia following his first summit with President Vladimir Putin.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said he is open to a third summit with US President Donald Trump, but set the year's end as a deadline for Washington to offer mutually acceptable terms for an agreement to salvage the high-stakes nuclear diplomacy, the North's state-run media said Saturday.
A planned summit between a group of four Central European countries, known as the Visegrad Four (V4), and Israel has been cancelled after Poland pulled out over a Holocaust row with the Tel Aviv regime.
Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Maciej Lang held a meeting with his Iranian counterpart after Tehran denounced a decision by the European country to host an anti-Iran summit organized by the United States, according to IRNA.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived Tuesday on an unannounced visit to Beijing for talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, as preparations ramp up for an expected second summit with US President Donald Trump.
The leaders of the Astana trio (Russia, Turkey and Iran) will meet in Russia at the beginning of 2019, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told reporters on Friday.
Bahrain and Qatar traded barbs over the Qatari emir's decision not to attend a Persian Gulf Arab summit in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, an absence that suggests a rift between Doha and three Persian Gulf Arab states is unlikely to be resolved soon.
North Korean's Kim Jong Un greeted Moon Jae-in with hugs and smiles on Tuesday as the South Korean president arrived in Pyongyang to discuss faltering talks on denuclearization and the prospect of officially ending the Korean War.
UN member-states on Friday agreed on a global plan to step up the fight against tuberculosis, the world's number one killer among infectious diseases, settling a row with the US over access to cheap drugs.