"Byobu" folding screens, depicting 1614's winter season of the Siege of Osaka, restored using digital technology to reproduce original colors, are revealed in the Marunouchi district of Tokyo on 20 in June. (Photo: Yasuhiro Sugimoto)

Technology brings back to life screens 'Byobu'

When it comes to painting by number, it does not get more ambitious than that. A pair of "byobu" portraying

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro greets during the inauguration ceremony of the newly appointed Secretary of Government, Army General Luiz Eduardo Ramos, at the Presidential Palace of the Planalto in Brasilia, Brazil, on Thursday, 4 July 2019. (AP Photo / Eraldo Peres)

Bolsonaro rebuts European environmental criticism

The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, rejected European criticism about his commitment to the environment, saying that the

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A worker selects plastic waste for recycling at the Minato Resource Recycle Center in Tokyo, Japan, 10 Jun of 2019. Photo taken at 10 in June of 2019. REUTERS / Kim Kyung-Hoon

G20 plastic waste reduction goal does not meet the "excessive"

Activists hailed the goal set by the 20 Group of major economies to reduce the plastic garbage that leaked to

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Ivanka Trump with national security adviser John Bolton in South Korea on Sunday. On the stage later, Donald Trump introduced his daughter and said, "She'll steal the show." Photo: Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

Trump nepotism raises criticism in G20

Donald Trump was accused of taking nepotism to new alarming depths after giving his daughter, Ivanka, a

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Ivanka Trump stands up to speak at the G20 summit on women's empowerment in Osaka on Saturday. On the right of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is the Dutch queen Maxima. Photo: AP / Susan Walsh

Ivanka Trump calls on G20 leaders to prioritize women's empowerment

US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka on Saturday asked the leaders of the 20

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the left and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the right shake hands during their meeting in Osaka, West Japan, 30 June of 2019. Eugene Hoshiko / Pool via REUTERS

Abe offers aid to Saudi prince in reducing dependence on oil

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday praised Saudi Arabia's efforts to reduce its dependence on oil and

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US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose for a photo before their bilateral meeting at the G20 leaders' summit in Osaka, Japan, on 29's June 2019. REUTERS / Kevin Lamarque

Trade agreement with the US may happen, but it will take time, says China

China and the United States will come a long way before they can reach an agreement to end

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Queen Maxima of the Netherlands speaks at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019 (GES 2019) in The Hague, The Netherlands, at 4 in June of 2019. REUTERS / Piroschka van de Wouw

Dutch queen criticized for meeting Saudi prince

A United Nations official met on Saturday with Dutch parliamentarians to criticize Queen Maxima for a meeting

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Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak gestures as he arrives for the official photo at the G20 Finance Ministers' Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 19 in March of 2018. REUTERS / Marcos Brindicci

BRICS looks for ways to help solve the Venezuelan crisis

The BRICS bloc, which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, discussed how it can help

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