Tokyo fears losing a part of its soul as world’s biggest fish market moves

Preparations for the move will disappoint tourists, who from mid-September will no longer be able to observe auctions of enormous frozen tuna, snapped up before dawn each morning and sliced up with bandsaws and frighteningly sharp knives before being shipped to restaurants and supermarkets. A spokeswoman for the market said public viewings of the auction […]

Palestinians Regroup, Tell Arab World Not to Deal with Israel Before Peace

“Palestine remains committed to the Arab Peace Initiative that normalization with Israel can be advanced upon the end of Israel’s occupation and the realization of an independent, sovereign, and contiguous State of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital and the resolving of the question of Palestine refugees per UNGA 194,” Erekat said in reference […]

‘Hottest gran in the world’ launches X-rated site after wowing fans with youthful look

“I also love hearing from women who say I inspire them because that’s so rewarding. I love lifting woman up and showing them that its possible and it’s ok to have kids and still have a sexy fun side. If you feel good, flaunt it. F**k what people think. Love what you see and know […]

Party disputes thwart Angela Merkel’s hopes of an orderly succession

As the Alexei Navalny/novichok affair has forced Germany to reconsider its approach to Russia, Röttgen’s outspoken views have impressed conservatives who are frustrated with Laschet and Söder’s soft-pedalling. But the suave, sometimes over-confident 55-year-old’s biggest asset could be his openness to ceding the chancellor candidacy to Söder. If Röttgen made it to the second round, […]

Brazil detains man accused of being Amazon’s biggest deforester

In addition to being home to around one-third of the planet’s biodiversity, the Amazon is considered one of the world’s most important natural defenses against global warming because of its capacity to absorb huge amounts of carbon dioxide. Rain forest clearing is responsible for about 75% of Brazil’s emissions as vegetation is burned and felled […]

U.S. Gave Millions to Help Vulnerable in Greece Amid COVID-19, yet Biggest Refugee Camp Saw Little Support: Aid Workers

A quarantine had been enforced at Moria, causing unrest among those living there, while aid workers on the ground were left frustrated by the fact that local authorities had forced them to shut down a coronavirus clinic ready to provide care just before the new outbreak was identified.

Italian officials order migrant ship evacuated amid health fears

In January, an Italian court ruled in fact that Salvini should be tried for the kidnapping of 177 asylum seekers he prevented from disembarking the Italian coastguard ship, Ubaldo Diciotti, in August 2018. Salvini was eventually saved by the votes of the M5S, who ruled that the minister should not be stripped of his parliamentary […]

China, Russia key adversaries to world order: Top UK intel official

In the first-ever media briefing at DI’s base in Cambridgeshire, he said the shifting global picture has changed the character of warfare in ways that will challenge the West to keep pace with adversaries who do not play by the rules.

World’s wildlife populations have fallen by an average of 68% in four decades, World Wildlife Fund says

“The longer the wildlife stay in supply chains with other humans and people, the greater the risk of spillover of a wildlife disease to humans. We are playing Russian Roulette with the threat of pandemics and in the end we will lose … big. And Covid-19 is only the beginning,” she said.

Covid vaccine: ‘8,000 jumbo jets needed’ to deliver doses around world

The International Air Transport Association warned of severe capacity constraints that could hamper efforts to get a vaccine out quickly around the globe. While drugmakers are racing to develop a vaccine and get it approved by regulators, the international aviation group is working with airlines, airports, health bodies and pharmaceutical firms to draft an airlift […]