Plastics going straight to landfill as China waste ban bites

Thanks;Nita Blake-Persen, Reporter Published;June,13 Plastics that were once able to be recycled are now heading straight to New Zealand landfills as China’s waste import ban starts to bite. A fill of plastics grades 3-7. Photo: Supplied/PlasbackNZ China stopped accepting 24 different types of waste at the start of this year because it said contaminants were…

Trump and Kim Have Just Walked Us Back From the Brink of War

Thanks;Victor Cha Mr. Cha is a former National Security Council director for Asia. Published;June 12, 2018 President Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea meet for the first time on Sentosa Island, Singapore. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times There is a phrase in Korean: “Begun is half-done.” It means when tackling a difficult task,…

Allies and adversaries worry as Trump sets stage for reveal on Iran deal

THANKS;Laura King and Noah Bierman PUBLISHED;1 hr ago 08.05.2018 © Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images A Iranian woman walks past a wall painting in the shape of Iranian flag in Tehran, Iran on the first anniversary of nuclear deal between Iran and world powers on January 16, 2017. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday could…

Here’s One Way to Combat Climate Change: Suck Out Carbon Dioxide

Thanks      ; Rosalie Chan Published ; 04.22.18 12:06 AM ET Carbon capture was supposed to get rid of CO2 from the atmosphere. But a new method might be safer and better. Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/ The Daily Beast Every minute, our atmosphere gets clogged with more particles of carbon dioxide being spewed…

Malala sets foot on home soil after five years

Thanks;Amir Wasim | Mohammad Asghar Published;March 29, 2018 ISLAMABAD: Youngest Nobel Prize laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai arrived here on Thursday night more than five years after she survived a Taliban attack in Swat which necessitated her departure to the UK for medical treatment. Ms Yousafzai — accompanied by her father Ziauddin, Farah Mohamed…

Speculations over multiple summit meetings rise ahead of inter-Korean talks

Thanks;Choi He-suk Published : Mar 18, 2018 – 15:48 Updated : Mar 18, 2018 – 17:11 Speculations are rising over possible summit meetings between President Moon Jae-in, and the leaders of China, the US and Japan in the run-up to the inter-Korean summit, and Pyongyang-Washington summit. Moon’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is…

80 Percent of the Total Bitcoin Supply Have Now Been Mined

Thanks; Jamie Redman Published; January,15 This weekend marks a milestone for bitcoin as 80 percent of the currency has now been mined into circulation, this means there’s only 20 percent left to mine. Satoshi Nakamoto’s protocol was one of the first to introduce digital scarcity and soon enough the digital asset will become even harder…

North Korea Hit One of Its Own Cities With a Missile

Thanks;Daily Deast @Router A North Korean ballistic-missile test that failed in flight crashed and caused considerable damage to a complex in the city of Tokchon in April of last year, according to the online magazine The Diplomat. Though the failure of the launch was reported at the time, it wasn’t clear until Wednesday’s report that…

North Korea set to reach out for talks: Seoul

Thanks;ANN Desk Published;26 Dec 2017 12:54 SEOUL (Korea Herald/ANN Desk) – Official forecast says Pyongyang will change tack in 2018, emboldened by nuclear advances North Korea is likely to explore the possibility of dialogue with the United States in 2018 as the communist state seeks recognition as a nuclear-armed country, South Korea’s Ministry of Unification…

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand’s late king

Thanks;Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Panu Wongcha-um Published;WED OCT 25, 2017 / 9:00 PM EDT Mourners wait for the start of the funeral procession for Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej before the Royal Cremation Ceremony in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, October 26, 2017. REUTERS/JORGE SILVA (Reuters) – Thousands of people turned out…

There are no Muslim or Christian terrorists: Dalai Lama

Thanks;IANS in India Published;Oct,19 There are no Muslim or Christian terrorists because terrorists are no more religious once they embrace terror, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday. “People cease to be Muslim, Christian or any group the moment they became terrorists,” the Dalai Lama said at a public reception here on the…