Moon launch delayed due to storm expected in Florida

       

The Artemis I unmanned lunar rocket sits on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center on Sept 2, 2022. (CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) WASHINGTON – NASA said on Saturday that it was scrapping Tuesday's plans to launch Artemis, the US return to the moon after five decades, noting concerns about a tropical storm headed to Florida. Tropical Storm Ian is expected to hit Florida, …

Storm Fiona ravages Canada’s east coast causing ‘terrifying’ destruction

       

This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite handout image shows post-tropical storm Fiona over eastern Canada, on Sept 24, 2022, at 13:50UTC. Fiona knocked out power to more than 500,000 households as it lashed eastern Canada with strong winds and heavy rain on Saturday, electricity providers said. (HANDOUT / NOAA / RAMMB / AFP) STEPHENVILLE, Newfoundland – Powerful storm Fiona ripped into eastern Canada …

WHO: ‘Blood on your hands’ if world steps back on COVID-19

       

A picture taken on May 8, 2021 shows a sign of the World Health Organization at the entrance of their headquarters in Geneva amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. (FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP) LONDON / MOSCOW – If rich nations think the pandemic is over, they should help lower-income countries reach that point too, a senior World Health Organization official told Reuters. In an interview, WHO senior …

Right-wing alliance seen as likely winner as Italians vote

       

Leader of Italian far-right party "Fratelli d'Italia" (Brothers of Italy) Giorgia Meloni (rear center on stage) delivers a speech on Sept 23, 2022 at the Arenile di Bagnoli beachfront location in Naples, southern Italy, during a rally closing her party's campaign for the Sept 25 general election. (ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP) ROME – Millions of Italians will vote on Sunday in an election that is …

Leadrive Technology Completes Series C Financing, Legend Capital Re-upped

       

HONG KONG, Sep 25, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Leadrive Technology, a leading supplier of power semiconductor and motor control solutions for new energy vehicles, recently announced its completion of the series C financing. As the existing shareholder, Legend Capital continued to support this round of financing. This round of financing will be mainly used for the construction of the IGBT/SiC power module …

Southern Score Honours Badminton World Champions, Aaron and Wooi Yik with RM100,000 Incentive

       

KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 24, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Southern Score Builders Berhad is pleased to present an incentive of RM100,000 to Malaysia’s top men’s doubles pair Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik, who won Malaysia’s first gold at the 2022 World Badminton Championships in Tokyo last month. Soh Wooi Yik, Gan Yee Hin and Chia Teng Fong [L-R] Ian Wong Jien Sern, …

NATO brings reserve troops to Kosovo for training amid fears of unrest

       

CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo – NATO has brought in reserve troops assigned to its KFOR peacekeeping mission to Kosovo for training, one of the mission commanders said, as a deadline approaches in a spat between the Serbian minority and the government that may spark fresh unrest. KFOR's regional commander east, Colonel Christopher Samulski, told reporters the reserves had been brought in "as part of normal contingency …

‘Time is up’: Nations trapped in climate crisis raise alarm at UN

       

Vanuatu's president, Nikenike Vurobaravu addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York City on Sept 23, 2022. (BRYAN R. SMITH / AFP) UNITED NATIONS – Countries on the front lines of the climate crisis are fed up. During the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations this week, low-lying island nation Vanuatu stepped up a …

Canada braces for possibly historic storm in Hurricane Fiona

       

This image provided by the National Hurricane Center National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a satellite view as Hurricane Fiona moves up the United States Atlantic coast, Sept 22, 2022. (PHOTO / NOAA VIA AP) HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – Eastern Canada on Saturday braced for what could become one of the most severe storms in the country's history as Hurricane Fiona barreled toward Nova Scotia …

US rollout of new COVID-19 boosters off to slow start

       

In this file photo taken on Aug 19, 2021, a nurse fills a syringe with Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic hosted by The Tournament of Roses in partnership with the Pasadena Public Health Department at Tournament House in Pasadena, California. (ROBYN BECK / AFP) MOSCOW / UNITED NATIONS – Updated COVID-19 boosters have gone into 4.4 million arms in the United States …

‘Time is up’: Countries trapped in climate crisis raise alarm at UN

       

Vanuatu's president, Nikenike Vurobaravu addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York City on Sept 23, 2022. (BRYAN R. SMITH / AFP) UNITED NATIONS – Countries on the front lines of the climate crisis are fed up. During the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations this week, low-lying island nation Vanuatu stepped up a …

Chinese and Indian foreign ministers stress dialogue on dispute at BRICS session in New York

       

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) meets with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) foreign ministers' meeting in Bali, Indonesia, July 7, 2022. (Xinhua/Xu Qin) Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar highlighted the importance of peaceful resolution of differences and disputes between countries through …

73 dead as migrant boat capsizes near Syrian shore

       

A Palestinian man Salim al-Jar, center, reacts after learning that his brother Wissam is one of those missing when a boat carrying migrants from Lebanon sank in Syrian waters, as he waits with relatives of other victims at Arida border crossing point between Lebanon and Syria, north Lebanon, Sept 23, 2022. (BILAL HUSSEIN / AP) DAMASCUS/BEIRUT – At least 73 people died from a boat …

Political leaders urge collective action against climate change

       

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (at the podium and on the screens) speaks during the opening of the General Debate of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, Sept 20, 2022. (LI RUI / XINHUA) UNITED NATIONS – Political leaders on Thursday highlighted the impact of climate change and called for collective action in their speeches to the …

Toyota to End Vehicle Manufacturing in Russia

       

Toyota City, Japan, Sep 24, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Toyota has decided to end vehicle production at its Saint Petersburg plant in Russia. On March 4 we had to suspend manufacturing operations at our plant in Saint Petersburg due to the interruption in supply of key materials and parts. Since then, we have been closely monitoring the situation and evaluating the future …

AIM Vaccine Announces Proposed Listing on the Main Board of SEHK

       

HONG KONG, Sep 23, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – AIM Vaccine Co., Ltd. (“AIM Vaccine” or the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”, stock code: 06660.HK), the second largest vaccine company in China in terms of 2021 approved lot release volume (excluding COVID-19 vaccines), announced the proposed listing of its H shares on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong …

HKTDC launches GoGBA Day

       

HONG KONG, Sep 23, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Development Office co-organised the inaugural GoGBA Day yesterday (22 September). This business support event aims to engage members of the international business community in Hong Kong that are currently underserved in terms of up-to-date business information on the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao …

New UK finance minister seeks end to ‘cycle of stagnation’

       

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng arrives in Downing Street in London, Wednesday, Sept 7, 2022 for the first cabinet meeting since Liz Truss was installed as British Prime Minister a day earlier. (ALBERTO PEZZALI / AP) LONDON  –  New British finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng will detail close to 200 billion pounds ($225 billion) of tax cuts, energy subsidies and reform plans on Friday, …

UN chief calls for efforts to de-escalate Ukraine conflict

       

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York City on Sept 20, 2022. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) NEW YORK / KYIV / MOSCOW – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for international efforts to de-escalate the conflict in Ukraine. The United Nations also signed a memorandum of understanding with Russia …