Trash dilemma

“Some countries will unfortunately become the world’s new rubbish heaps, the poorest nations will take in refuse in exchange for payment, but will suffer environmental and social costs,” noted Vincent Aurez, a circular economy specialist at the EY consulting group.

World leaders, veterans mark D-Day launch

Trump, Queen Elizabeth and British Prime Minister Theresa May will be joined by Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel for an event with the veterans, the youngest of whom are now in their 90s, marking the boats’ departure on the eve of the battle.

Human rights

WASHINGTON -- The United States said Monday it had lost hope for human rights progress in China 30 years after the crackdown on Tiananmen Square as Beijing, in rare official comments on the bloodshed, insisted it had “immunized” itself against turmoil.

PH, France sign deal on science, tech coop

Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato T. dela Peña and French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation Frédérique Vidal recently signed a program of cooperation (POC) in science, technology, and innovation to update the implementation of the 1978 Philippines-France Agreement on Scientific and Technical Cooperation.

Carnage USA

WASHINGTON -- A municipal employee sprayed gunfire “indiscriminately” in a government building complex on Friday in the US state of Virginia, police said, killing 12 people and wounding four in the latest mass shooting to rock the country.

Huawei vs US

The company filed a motion for summary judgment on Wednesday (Tuesday in the United States), seeking a quick determination by US courts on whether the case has merit to proceed.”The US government has provided no evidence to show that Huawei is a security threat. There is no gun, no smoke. Only speculation,” Huawei’s chief legal officer Song Liuping told reporters.Speaking at Huawei headquarters in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, Song added that US politicians “want to put us out of business”.