Art Villasanta

  • Too many deaths

    Far Too Many Children Under 15 Are Dying, Says UNICEF

    Child mortality remains a terrible curse on the most vulnerable, and while it's fallen since the 1990s, it's a horrible reality that one child under 15 years old dies every five seconds somewhere in the world. Most of these infants die from preventable causes, said UNICEF in its new mortality estimates.
  • Weed are free now!

    South Africa's Highest Court Legalizes Marijuana Use

    The Constitutional Court of South Africa has legalized the use of marijuana by adults, as well as the cultivation of marijuana plants (cannabis sativa) throughout South Africa, but only for private use and only in private places.
  • Iron friends

    Pakistan Promises to Protect China-Pakistan Economic Corridor At 'All Costs'

    Chinese President Xi Jinping was effusive in his praise of the iron friendship between his country and Pakistan, telling visiting Pakistan Army Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa that China always places a high premium on China-Pakistan relations"
  • In for a bumpy rise

    Goldman Sachs Downgrades Indian Stocks on 2019 Political Uncertainties

    American multinational investment bank and financial services firm The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. lowered its investment view on Indian equities from overweight to market-weight in a sign tough political times might lie ahead in 2019.
  • Merging

    India Merging Three State-Owned Banks To Defuse Bad Loans Crisis

    The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi still hopes its plan to merge three public sector banks will create the country's third biggest lender and not its biggest white elephant.
  • Into smart TVs

    Chinese Smartphone Maker OnePlus' Smart TV Will Seamlessly Connect to Smartphones

    Four year-old Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus, whose OnePlus 6 is half the price of an Apple iPhone X but almost as capable, plans to move from cheap phones into a new product: a connected online TV device.
  • Still the favorite

    Japan is Real Estate Investment Favorite Among Chinese Despite Bump In Land Prices

    A sustained tourism boom ahead of the widely-anticipated 2020 Tokyo Olympic Summer Games played a key role in the slight 0.1 percent rise in the average price of land in Japan in June. Inflows of money from abroad , especially China, are behind Japan's skyrocketing property prices and are not expected to abruptly decline.
  • Aerial taxis

    Japan Aims to be World Leader in Flying-Cars

    Japan is playing catch-up in the new and profitable field of flying-cars or autonomous aerial vehicles, and promises to craft a comprehensive roadmap for its development by year-end.
  • No more defense

    Abe will Push for War Constitution in Third Term as Japan’s Prime Minister

    Japan's hawkish Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to easily defeat a challenge to his leadership of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) tomorrow (Sept. 20), making him post-war Japan's longest serving leader.
  • Suing Elon

    British Cave Diver Vernon Unsworth Sues Billionaire Elon Musk for $75,000 Over Pedophile Allegations

    British cave diver Vernon Unsworth has sued Tesla, Inc founder and CEO Elon Musk for the pittance amount of $75,000 for repeatedly calling him a pedophile and a child rapist. In doing so, Musk presented no proof whatsoever to back-up his claim.
  • Silent killer

    Japanese Navy Sends Submarine to Prowl South China Sea

    A battle group of the the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) patrolling the disputed South China Sea has been strengthened with the addition of submarine built to sink warships, the first time the Japanese have combined both surface and undersea warships in a patrol.
  • Falling

    U.S., China and World Markets Fall Amid News of 10% U.S. Tariffs

    News the United States will categorically impose 10 percent tariffs on $200 million worth of Chinese goods next week caused China's Shanghai Stock Exchange (its largest) to fall to its lowest level in four years.
  • Multilateralism

    China Bats for Reform of WTO and World Trade System

    Affirming it still champions multilateralism and free trade, China is nonetheless calling for widespread reforms to the world's trading systems, as well as substantive changes to the way the World Trade Organization (WTO) operates.
  • Power

    Despite Vostok 2018, China is not Preparing for War

    China's participation in the recently concluded Vostok 2018 war games doesn't mean China is now more of a military threat to the West, especially the United States, argues an op-ed in the Global Times, a tabloid owned by the Communist Party of China (CPC). Neither is China preparing for war.
  • Sacrifice everything

    Divisive NFL ‘Kneeling Quarterback’ Colin Kaepernick Boosts Nike Sales

    With basketball superstar Michael Jordan's sales appeal a fading ember, iconic sports brand Nike, Inc gambled on controversial National Football League (NFL) quarterback Colin Kaepernick to save its day and this "Hail Mary" pass seems to have worked.