Cardi B talks minimum wage increase with Bernie Sanders

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Rapper and social media sensation Cardi B teamed up with US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in a video released Tuesday showing the pair discussing the need to raise the minimum wage. The unlikely duo — an elderly, often-disheveled senator and a flamboyant, profanity-using performer — filmed the online campaign video […]

Fossil fuels? Plastic? Trump says more is better

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President Donald Trump has seen the future and it is oil. And plastic. Where most environmental scientists and most US allies fear that overuse of fossil fuels is driving the planet into crisis, the US president spies only opportunity. In a speech on Tuesday to hundreds of workers building a […]

Japan braces for powerful storm at peak holiday period

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Japan was bracing Wednesday for a severe tropical storm expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds during the peak holiday period, with dozens of flights and bullet train services cancelled. The storm, named Krosa, is expected to churn slowly over western parts of the country, potentially affecting millions of […]

Trump assailed for hands-off stance on Hong Kong

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President Donald Trump was assailed Tuesday for his hands-off approach to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, avoiding criticizing Beijing even as he cited US intelligence reports of Chinese troops moving to the territory’s border. Critics on both sides of the political spectrum accused Trump of abandoning longstanding US policy to […]