UN chief says Black Sea grain deal extended

This handout picture taken and released by the Turkish Defense Ministry press office on Aug 3, 2022 shows an inspection delegation member inspecting the Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni carrying 26,000 tonnes of corn from Ukraine, off the coast of north-west Istanbul. (TURKISH DEFENSE MINISTRY / AFP) The United Nations...

White supremacy’s deadly game with minorities

Violence between Asian and black communities seen stemming from racist power structure in US An expression of solidarity takes place in a Korean-owned store in South Los Angeles on April 20, 2012. Over the subsequent decade relations between minorities have continued to improve. (MATT SAYLES / AP) On the afternoon...

Erdogan, Zelensky discuss resumption of grain export deal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky react while giving a press conference following the talks with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Lviv on Aug 18, 2022. (DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP) ANKARA/KYIV/MOSCOW - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday...

Russia halts participation in grain deal

The first UN-chartered vessel MV Brave Commander loads more than 23,000 tonnes of grain to export to Ethiopia, in Yuzhne, east of Odessa on the Black Sea coast, on Aug 14, 2022. (OLEKSANDR GIMANOV / AFP) Russia has suspended its participation in a landmark agreement that allowed grain exports from...

UN chief seeks to save Ukraine grain deal

In this file photo dated Sept 9, 2022, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during a joint press conference with Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (not pictured) at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad.(GHULAM RASOOL / AFP) UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has decided to alter his...

Russia halts grain export deal with Ukraine

This handout picture taken and released by the Turkish Defence ministry press office on Aug 3, 2022, shows an inspection delegation member inspecting the Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni carrying 26,000 tonnes of corn from Ukraine, off the coast of north-west Istanbul. (TURKISH DEFENSE MINISTRY / AFP) MOSCOW - Russia...

Don’t touch black sand on Lung Mei Beach, says expert

An ecology expert is urging people not to touch black sand on Lung Mei Beach in Tai Po, saying it could contain harmful bacteria. Billy Hau, a principal lecturer from Hong Kong University's school of biological sciences, made the call after environmental groups raised concerns about possible pollution on the...

HK badminton player explains why he wore black

Hong Kong badminton player Angus Ng said on Sunday he hopes people can focus on the performance of athletes rather than what they wear, after he came under attack for the black shirt he put on at the Tokyo Olympics. Ng, the top men's player from the SAR, was seen...