With a lot of focus being put on products that are sustainable and ethical, the Japanese alcohol known as nihonshu in Japan, or just sake abroad, really has a lot going for it.
Authorities in the northeastern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania warned people not to fish or use water from the Szczecin lagoon, as the river’s contaminated water was expected to reach the estuary area on Saturday evening.
Japanese industry minister Yasutoshi Nishimura on Saturday visited Tokyo’s Yasukuni shrine, regarded as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism by its Asian neighbors.
At the drinking fountain outside Berlin’s busy Gesundbrunnen shopping arcade in the Mitte district, passersby stop to refill empty plastic bottles, splash their faces and soak handkerchiefs in the blistering afternoon heat.
The Suez Canal is getting a major investment in one of its ports.
An unidentified highly toxic substance in the Oder River, which runs through Poland and Germany, appears to be the cause of a mass die-off of fish, the German state of Brandenburg’s environment ministry said on Friday (12 August).
The electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip that has been ongoing for years has exacerbated in the past week with power outages reaching up to 16 hours a day.
Latvia and Estonia withdrew from a cooperation group between China and over a dozen Central and Eastern European countries on Thursday (11 August), following in the footsteps of Baltic neighbour Lithuania which withdrew last year.
Around much of the Northern Hemisphere, from Hungary to Hawaii, from the drying Rhine River to the now-recovering Rio Grande, or from Casablanca to California, summer droughts and high temperatures are having a serious impact on everything from agriculture to the freight industry.
A well-known Pakistani businessman Ashraf Hussain is assisting Yiwu’s anti-epidemic force as a volunteer for a couple of days.