EU agrees law to make airlines pay more for carbon emissions

       

A passenger walks past  check-in counters at Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas airport Madrid on June 24, 2022. (OSCAR DEL POZO / AFP) BRUSSELS – The European Union reached a deal in the early hours of Wednesday on a law to increase the price that airlines have to pay when they emit planet-heating carbon dioxide emissions, adding pressure to the sector to shift away from fossil …

EU agrees law banning import of goods linked to deforestation

       

European Union flags fly outside the European Commission building in Brussel on June 16, 2022. (KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP) BRUSSELS – The European Union agreed on Tuesday on a new law to prevent companies from selling into the EU market soy, beef, coffee and other commodities linked to deforestation around the world. The law will require companies to produce a due diligence statement proving that …

Startups rapidly emerging from Central Japan – local entrepreneurs explain why

       

Central Japan, Dec 2, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Central Japan, the region in which the new anime-themed park famous for its sci-fi fantasy machines and vehicles debuted earlier last month, is quickly becoming the homeland of startups paving the way towards the future of mobility. Earlier this week, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), together with the Central Japan Startup Ecosystem Consortium, …

NASA’s Orion spacecraft begins journey back to Earth

       

In this photo provided by NASA, the Earth and its moon are seen from NASA's Orion spacecraft on Nov 28, 2022. Orion and its three test dummies entered lunar orbit on Nov 25, more than a week after launching on the first flight of the Artemis program. (NASA VIA AP) LOS ANGELES – NASA's Orion spacecraft has left its distant lunar orbit and is on …

Eleven Experts from Leading Medical Institutions and Eight Experts from Eisai Publish Full Results of Lecanemab Phase 3 Confirmatory Clarity Ad Study for Early Alzheimer’s Disease in the New England Journal of Medicine

       

TOKYO, Nov 30, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Eisai Co., Ltd. and Biogen Inc. announced today that the results from Eisai’s large global Phase 3 confirmatory Clarity AD clinical study of lecanemab (development code: BAN2401), an investigational anti-amyloid beta (Abeta) protofibril antibody for the treatment of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and mild AD (collectively known as early AD) …

Ukraine seeks to extend grain deal by at least 1 year

       

Cargo ships anchored in the Marmara Sea await to cross the Bosphorus Straits in Istanbul, Türkiye, Nov 1, 2022. (KHALIL HAMRA / AP) KIEV — Ukraine is interested in extending the Black Sea Grain Initiative by at least one year, the Infrastructure Ministry reported Monday. "Strategically, we should achieve not only speeding up inspections on the Bosphorus, but also Mykolaiv ports joining the initiative, and …

France: Europe must defend itself against US subsidies

       

French Minister for the Economy and Finances Bruno Le Maire addresses Members of Parliament during a session of questions to the government at The National Assembly in Paris on July 19, 2022. (CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT / AFP) PARIS- France may try to negotiate some exemptions from the duties and limits imposed by the US anti-inflation act but Europe must act to protect the bloc's economic interests, …

Ukraine holds international meeting on food security

       

Kavo Perdika, a cargo vessel carrying Ukrainian grain, sails on Bosphorus to Marmara sea, in Istanbul, on Nov 2, 2022. (OZAN KOSE / AFP) KIEV/MOSCOW – An international meeting on food security under the "Grain from Ukraine" program was held in Kiev on Saturday, the presidential press service reported. "Under the 'Grain from Ukraine' program, by the end of next spring, we plan to send …

Bintai Kinden Awarded RM39 Million Project from TNB

       

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia, Nov 25, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Bintai Kinden Corporation Berhad (Bursa: BINTAI, 6998), a mechanical and electrical (M&E) engineering services specialist, is pleased to announce that the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Kejuruteraan Bintai Kindenko Sdn Bhd (KBK), has been awarded a project worth RM39.0 million for the installation of a 132kV underground cable double circuit from Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB). …

EC Healthcare Announces FY2022/23 Interim Results, Revenue Increased 31.1% YoY Mainly Driven by Medical Services

       

HONG KONG, Nov 24, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – EC Healthcare (the “Company”, which together with its subsidiaries is referred to as the “Group”, SEHK stock code: 2138), the largest non-hospital medical group in Hong Kong, announces today its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2022 (the “Period”). Business Highlight — Total revenue increased by 31.1% YoY to HK$1,893.2 …

African leaders agree on ceasefire in east Congo from Friday

       

United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo peacekeepers patrol areas affected by the recent attacks by M23 rebels fighters near Rangira in North Kivu in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, March 29, 2022. (DJAFFAR SABITI / REUTERS) KINSHASA – African leaders have declared a ceasefire in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo starting Friday, which is aimed in …

Greece rescues hundreds of migrants adrift on fishing boat

       

Hellenic Red Cross rescuers and health workers stand by a boat carrying some 400 refugees and migrants at the town of Paleochora, southwestern Crete island on November 22, 2022, following a rescue operation. (Costas METAXAKIS / AFP) ATHEN — Greece rescued hundreds of migrants on Tuesday after the fishing boat they were travelling on issued a distress signal off the island of Crete, the coast …

US top court allows lawmakers to get Trump’s tax returns

       

Former US president Donald Trump speaks at Mar-a-Lago Friday, Nov 18, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida. (REBECCA BLACKWELL / AP) The US Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the release of Donald Trump's tax returns to a House of Representatives committee, handing a defeat to the Republican former president who had called the Democratic-led panel's request politically motivated. The justices denied Trump's Oct 31 emergency application …

Brazil’s Lula discharged from hospital after throat treatment

       

Brazil's president-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva during a press conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Oct 29, 2022. (CARL DE SOUZA / AFP) Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva left hospital on Monday after a procedure to remove potentially pre-cancerous patches from his vocal cord, doctors said, adding that they had found no abnormal tissue mass in the process. Doctors at Sao Paulo's …

Eisai to Present Full Findings from Lecanemab Confirmatory Phase 3 Clinical Trial (Clarity AD) and Other Alzheimer’s Disease Research at The 15th Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD) Conference

       

TOKYO, Nov 21, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Eisai Co., Ltd. will present the efficacy, safety and biomarker findings from the company’s Phase 3 confirmatory Clarity AD clinical trial for lecanemab (development code: BAN2401), an investigational anti-amyloid beta (Abeta) protofibril antibody for the potential treatment of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and mild AD (collectively known as early AD) …

Nancy Pelosi to step down from US House leadership

       

Lawmakers stand and applaud as US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, pauses as she speaks on the House floor at the Capitol in Washington, Nov 17, 2022. (CAROLYN KASTER / AP) WASHINGTON – Nancy Pelosi, the trailblazing Democrat who as the first woman US House of Representatives speaker shepherded landmark legislation and led two impeachments, said on Thursday she will give up her leadership …

Go From Crypto Curious to Confident With Just One Book, Say Authors

       

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov 18, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – As cryptocurrencies continue to dominate the news, more and more people are interested in hearing the ‘real deal’ from veteran insiders. However, many don’t know where to start, especially when experts are using unfamiliar terms like “altcoin,” “Web3,” and other jargon. Experienced investors in the crypto market want to level the playing field …

New G20 irritant for Biden: Restrictive US EV tax subsidies

       

Tesla, Inc electric vehicles charge at supercharger location in Hawthorne, California, on Aug 9, 2022. (PATRICK T. FALLON / AFP) NUSA DUA, Indonesia – Electric vehicles (EVs) shuttled G20 delegations and security forces across the southern tip of Bali this week in a symbolic show of Indonesia's ambitious energy transition plans. But virtually none of the cars on display, led by Hyundai's retro-boxy Ioniq 5, …

Ando Experiences Remarkable Growth Spurt in Indonesia with aCommerce Strategy and Services

       

BANGKOK, Nov 17, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – In today’s ecommerce landscape, brands and retailers are expected to have a multi-channel presence in key platforms – from marketplaces, social media,direct-to-consumer channels and more. A flurry of simultaneous activities is required to capture and engage with audiences in today’s e-commerce landscape – from employing influencers, producing live streams, launching flash sales, or competing in …

UN publishes draft COP27 climate deal

       

Participants arrive at the Sharm el-Sheikh International Convention Centre, during the COP27 climate conference in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of the same name, on Nov17, 2022. (MOHAMMED ABED / AFP) SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt -The UN climate agency published a first draft on Thursday of a hoped-for final agreement from the COP27 climate summit, repeating many of last year’s goals while leaving contentious issues still …