Japan begins charging for plastic bags

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1 of 8 Retailers in Japan began charging for plastic bags Wednesday, a move aimed at curbing Japanese consumers' love for packaging and finally bringing the country in line with other major economies. Image Credit: AFP 2 of 8 Shops including the ubiquitous convenience stores can decide how much to […]

Trump again slams China over COVID-19 pandemic

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Washington: US President Donald Trump has once again slammed China over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which America is struggling to contain amid a sudden surge in the number of new confirmed cases across several states. Taking to Twitter on Tuesday night, Trump said: “As I watch the Pandemic spread its […]

Australia plans $190 billion defense boost over decade

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Australia’s prime minister on Wednesday announced 270 billion Australian dollars ($190 billion) in additional defense spending over the next decade, which will include long-range missiles and other capabilities to hold enemies further from its shores. Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned that the post-pandemic world will become more dangerous and announced […]