Turkish cologne takes on scent as hand sanitizer of choice

Turkish cologne takes on scent as hand sanitizer of choice

ISTANBUL — Locally produced cologne in Turkey has become a hot commodity of late, thanks to its germ-killing properties. The product, known as kolonya, is more than 80% ethanol. It has traditionally been repurposed as a type of hand cleanser — a role only...
Kim Jong Un resumes public activity, state media says

Kim Jong Un resumes public activity, state media says

SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony, state radio reported Saturday morning. The Friday event marked the first time Kim’s whereabouts had been publicly known since April 11 — when he attended a Politburo...
TPP countries defy protectionist trend to maintain supply chains

TPP countries defy protectionist trend to maintain supply chains

SINGAPORE — As many countries tighten restrictions on exports of vital products in response to the coronavirus pandemic, members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership regional trade pact are going against the tide of protectionism with agreements to facilitate free...
Plastics pile up as coronavirus hits Asia recyclers

Plastics pile up as coronavirus hits Asia recyclers

TOKYO — When Circulate Capital announced the first close of its Ocean Fund in December 2019, plastic pollution seemed to have become an urgent global crisis. With 8 million tons of waste entering the oceans each year — 60% of which comes from Asia —...