It’s ‘now or never’ to reverse Japan’s population crisis, says prime minister | CNN

Tokyo CNN — Japan’s prime minister issued a dire warning about the country’s population crisis on Monday, saying it was “on the brink of not being able to maintain social functions” due to the falling birth rate. In a policy address to lawmakers, Fumio Kishida said it was a case of solving the issue “now … Read more

US Navy destroyer performs freedom of navigation exercise in South China Sea | CNN

Seoul, South Korea CNN – A US Navy destroyer sailed near a disputed South China Sea island chain on Wednesday, challenging the restrictions imposed by China and others on transit through the area. Lt. Nicholas Lingo, a spokesman for the US Navy’s 7th Fleet headquartered in Japan, said it was the second so-called freedom of … Read more

Victims of Tangshan restaurant attack recovering from injuries, Chinese police say | CNN

Hong Kong CNN – After days of mounting public pressure, Chinese police have finally issued an update on the investigation into a brutal restaurant attack in Tangshan – but the statement has done little to quell public outrage, or address concerns for the victims. The assault, which took place in the early hours of June … Read more

Biden orders emergency steps to boost US solar production

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden ordered emergency measures Monday to boost crucial supplies to US solar manufacturers and declared a two-year tariff exemption on solar panels from Southeast Asia as he attempted to jumpstart progress towards his climate change-fighting goals. His invoking of the Defense Production Act and his other executive actions come amid … Read more