The biggest faction of Japan's ruling party is alleged to have pooled secret funds worth around 100 million yen ($676,000) to reimburse members who exceeded their quotas in selling fundraising party tickets, sources close to the matter said Friday.
More than 20 international scientists put forth a plan today to encourage world leaders to put human health at the center of global plastic treaty negotiations taking place this week in Nairobi, Kenya.
The United States women’s national team (USWNT) went into this year’s World Cup looking like almost unstoppable favorites to do an unprecedented “three-peat” and claim their third consecutive title.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has an array of programs aimed at farmers growing food that supports rural communities and the environment, but its own purchasing has long revolved around sourcing the cheapest foods available.
Sheikh Shahabuddin Delawar, the Acting Minister of Mines and Petroleum, met with Sherbaz Kaminzada, the head of the Chamber of Commerce, Industries, and Mines, and Mansoor Ahmadzai, the head of the National Mining Committee.
Gunshots were fired overnight in Guinea-Bissau’s capital Bissau and continued into Friday morning, according to Reuters and AFP news agencies. The circumstances of the shooting remain unclear.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, who also serves as Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian armed forces, has met with a group of commanders and officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy.