As twilight falls over Mexico City’s Buenavista neighborhood, the traditional night shift begins. A woman in suspenders and a pink dress takes up right outside the doors of an American-owned bank.
Seven/Eleven Japan, with over 13,200 stores nationwide, is among the many forward-looking companies helping set the pace for change within the nation’s energy policy. The convenience store chain plans to spend over $123 million to switch to energy efficient LED lighting at about 6000 outlets in Tokyo, and will install solar panels on roofs of 1,000 stores around the country over the next few months.
China has invited reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong Il to visit at his convenience, state media in both countries reported.
Spanish police have arrested a priest and 33 others in an alleged “marriage of convenience” scam in which mostly Colombians immigrants, linked to drug trafficking, wed Spaniards to get residency papers.
It’s just before noon on a Tuesday, and despite the rain, a few dozen schoolgirls in white uniforms and navy cardigans are milling about the 7-Eleven on Tong Chong Gai, a bustling Hong Kong side street of restaurants and cafs. A few of the teenagers grab chocolate milk and sushi rolls from the open chiller