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After urea crisis, Korea Herald predicts China will weaponize metals

TAIPEI - Taiwan News — An opinion column in the Korea Herald has warned that South Korea's recent urea crisis is just a “trailer” to the upcoming full-length “real movie&rd...

Many environmentalists back Biden's move to tap oil reserve

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and climate activists generally supported President Joe Biden's decision to release a record 50 million barrels of oil from America's strategic reserve, even as the move ap...

Cambodia targets Mother Nature group in latest crackdown on dissent

Though founded less than a decade ago, Mother Nature Cambodia has quickly become a major nuisance for Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's government. The NGO's efforts to shed light on environ...

Colombian leader sees opportunity in cannabis, but not coca

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Colombian President Iván Duque has high hopes for the medical marijuana industry in a country that has been waging a costly war against a different drug — cocaine — for decades...

South Korean drivers panic buy urea as China limits supply

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Drivers in South Korea are panic buying urea — a chemical used to lower emissions in diesel cars — after China restricted exports of the substance in recent mo...

US Vice President Harris to visit Vietnam, Singapore

WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) - Kamala Harris will become the first U.S. vice president to visit Vietnam next month during a trip that will also include Singapore and is aimed at rallying internationa...

Personal ties: Harris' family in India grapples with COVID

WASHINGTON (AP) — G. Balachandran turned 80 this spring — a milestone of a birthday in India, where he lives. If not for the coronavirus pandemic, he would have been surrounded by family members who g...

Personal ties: Harris' family in India grapples with COVID

WASHINGTON (AP) — G. Balachandran turned 80 this spring — a milestone of a birthday in India, where he lives. If not for the coronavirus pandemic, he would have been surrounded by family members who g...

Africa scrambles as India vaccine export ban bites region

Most African countries rely on COVAX, the World Health Organization (WHO) program built to ensure poor countries have equitable access to vaccines to combat the pandemic, for their vaccine supply. Th...

Alarm grows in Africa as it watches India's COVID-19 crisis

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Africa is “watching with total disbelief” as India struggles with a devastating resurgence in COVID-19 cases, the continent’s top public health official said Thursday, as African...

EU expands sanctions against Myanmar military, companies

BANGKOK (AP) — The European Union expanded its sanctions against Myanmar’s military leaders and army-controlled companies ahead of a regional meeting to discuss the worsening crisis after army leaders...

Spain: Work due for auction from $1,800 may be a Caravaggio

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities have slapped an export ban on a painting a day before it was due to be auctioned with a starting price tag of 1,500 euros ($1,780), saying it could be a lost work by ...

Amid AstraZeneca setback, Germany banks on homegrown vaccine

MARBURG, Germany (AP) — As Germany ponders how to accelerate its sluggish coronavirus vaccination campaign after yet another hitch involving the AstraZeneca shot, a production facility in the historic...

UK's Boris Johnson 'reassured' about EU vaccine exports

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that he was "reassured" after speaking with European leaders over coronavirus vaccine exports. The European Union and the UK have ...

Coronavirus: EU 'not ready' to share COVID vaccines with poorer countries

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Sunday that the bloc will not share coronavirus vaccines with other countries until it has "a better production situation in the EU.&quo...