But the world's five biggest science and technology clusters are now in East Asia; Japan's is the largest and China has the most.
China is responsible for much of the growth as innovation becomes the main intellectual property battleground.
The "Books for Blind" Marrakesh Treaty championed by United Nations Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder will have 70 member nations when the European Union is added.
A new review of U.N. whistleblowing policies and practices by the U.N.'s Joint Inspection Unit showed little improvement from retaliation cases reported more than a decade earlier.
A U.S.-North Korea summit could expand a little-known aspect of a tightly controlled and secretive nation: North Korea's extensive involvement with international organizations.