UN chief: Convention on the Law of the Sea more relevant than ever

       

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses a General Assembly meeting commemorating the 40th anniversary of the adoption and opening for signature of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, at the UN headquarters in New York, on Dec 8, 2022. (ESKINDER DEBEBE / UN PHOTO / HANDOUT VIA XINHUA) UNITED NATIONS – As the ocean is "in dire straits," the landmark United Nations Convention …

Authorities: More arrests coming in German coup plot

       

Masked police officers lead Heinrich XIII Prince Reuss (front center) to a police vehicle during a raid against so-called 'Reich citizens' in Frankfurt, Germany, Dec 7, 2022. (BORIS ROESSLER / DPA VIA AP) BERLIN – German authorities expect further arrests and raids in the coming days in connection with a far-right group that prosecutors say were preparing a violent overthrow of the state to install …

Heinrich XIII, a prince possibly plotting to be German kaiser in coup

       

Police secures the area after 25 suspected members and supporters of a far-right group were detained during raids across Germany, in Berlin, Germany Dec 7, 2022. (CHRISTIAN MANG / XINHUA) BERLIN – Heinrich XIII Prince Reuss is one of the last descendants of a dynasty that once ruled over swathes of eastern Germany. He is suspected of hoping to become the country's new leader in …

Germany arrests 25 suspected of far-right plot to overthrow state

       

Police secures the area after 25 suspected members and supporters of a far-right terrorist group were detained during raids across Germany, in Frankfurt, Germany on Dec 7, 2022. (TILMAN BLASSHOFER / REUTERS) BERLIN – German authorities on Wednesday detained 25 members and supporters of a far-right group that the prosecutor's office said were preparing a violent overthrow of the state, with some members suspected of …

UN chief appeals for more funds to help preserve biodiversity

       

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres gives a press conference with Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Shehbaz Sharifat the 2022 United Nations climate conference, COP27, in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt, Nov 7, 2022. (THOMAS HARTWELL / AP) MONTREAL – Developed countries must provide bold financial support for the countries of the Global South as custodians of the world's natural wealth, UN …

S. Africa’s Ramaphosa still seen as ANC’s best hope despite scandal

       

In this Nov 9, 2022 file photo, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks to the media at State House in Nairobi, Kenya. (KHALIL SENOSI / AP) JOHANNESBURG – South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa is weathering the worst scandal of his presidency thanks to the backing of his party, which is keenly aware its best hope of retaining power at 2024 elections is to keep him as …

Oil tankers line up off Türkiye as price cap on Russian oil kicks in

       

Oil tanker ship SCF Samotlor sails under Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge as it crosses the Bosphorus strait after departing from Russia's Novorossiysk port, in Istanbul, Türkiye, on March 1, 2022. (FRANCISCO SECO / AP) Oil tankers formed a traffic jam off the coast of Türkiye on day one of the West's price cap on Russian crude, with Ankara insisting on new proof of insurance for …

Labour’s Starmer plans to shift power to Britain’s regions

       

File photo of Britain's main opposition Labour Party lawmaker Keir Starmer speaks during the Brexit debate inside the House of Commons in London Oct 19, 2019. (JESSICA TAYLOR / HOUSE OF COMMONS VIA AP) LONDON — British opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer pledged on Monday to spread power away from the political centre of Westminster if his party wins the next election, saying he would …

PM: Ukraine’s power system functioning despite Russian strikes

       

In this file photo taken on Oct 27, 2022, workers examine damage as they repair power line equipment after a missile strike on a power plant, in an undisclosed location of Ukraine. (SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP) KYIV/MOSCOW – Ukraine's power system is functioning and remains intact despite Russia's latest missile attacks on the energy facilities, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said Monday. Energy facilities in …

UNICEF appeals for $1b to help children in Horn of Africa

       

A Somali woman and children carry water at a camp for displaced people on the outskirts of Dollow, Somalia on Sept 20, 2022. (JEROME DELAY / AP) NAIROBI – The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Monday launched a $1 billion emergency funding appeal to reach millions of children in the Horn of Africa region in 2023. UNICEF said it revised its emergency life-saving appeal across …

Kitchen Culture Says Notices Filed to Correct Attempts By Director to Change ACRA Records of 5 Fellow Directors, Company Secretary and Address After Purported EGM That Has Been Deemed Invalid

       

SINGAPORE, Dec 5, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Kitchen Culture Holdings Ltd. (“Kitchen Culture” or the “Company”) said today that it had filed notices to correct attempts by a director, Madam Hao Dongting (“Mdm Hao”) – who is intricately linked to its largest shareholder that has made a second invalid attempt to remove 5 of her fellow board members – to change records …

South Africa’s Ramaphosa says ANC executive to decide his fate

       

In this Nov 9, 2022 file photo, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks to the media at State House in Nairobi, Kenya. (KHALIL SENOSI / AP) JOHANNESBURG – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday it was up to the governing party's national executive to decide his future in the face of allegations of misconduct against him, a day after his spokesman said he …

Von der Leyen: There can be no hard border on island of Ireland

       

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a news conference after a meeting of the College of Commissioners at EU headquarters in Brussels, June 17, 2022. (GEERT VANDEN WIJNGAERT / AP) DUBLIN – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in Dublin on Thursday that there can be no hard border on the island of Ireland, and any solution must ensure that …

US appeals court rules against Trump in documents fight

       

Former US president Donald Trump speaks at Mar-a-Lago Friday, Nov 18, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida. (REBECCA BLACKWELL / AP) WASHINGTON- A US appeals court on Thursday dealt a blow to Donald Trump, reversing a judge's appointment of an independent arbiter to vet documents seized by the FBI from his Florida home and allowing all of the records to be used in a criminal investigation …

UN wants 25% more money in 2023, no famine in Somalia yet

       

United Nations Under-Secretary-General for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator Martin Griffiths attends a press conference in Geneva on Dec 1, 2021. (FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP) NEW YORK – The United Nations will ask for 25 percent more money in 2023 to fund humanitarian aid operations globally, the UN aid chief told a Reuters NEXT event on Wednesday, where he also warned that while famine would not …

Buckingham Palace: Royal aide steps down after racist comments

       

A general view of Buckingham Palace in London, Britain, Jan 11, 2020. (HENRY NICHOLLA / REUTERS) LONDON – A member of the British royal family's household has left her role after making "unacceptable and deeply regrettable" comments about race and nationality to a woman at a grand reception at Buckingham Palace, a spokesperson said on Wednesday. Ngozi Fulani, who was born in Britain and works …

EU proposes to confiscate frozen Russian assets

       

Photo taken on March 10, 2022 shows the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. (PHOTO / XINHUA) BRUSSELS- The European Commission on Wednesday proposed a plan to confiscate frozen Russian assets to compensate Ukraine for its damages caused by the conflict. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a statement that the frozen funds would go to Ukraine "to compensate for the damages caused to …

US House to vote to block rail strike despite labor objections

       

US President Joe Biden meets with congressional leaders including House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell at the White House in Washington, US, Nov 29, 2022. (KEVIN LAMARQUE / TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY / REUTERS) WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES – The US House of Representatives plans to vote Wednesday to block …

Kitchen Culture Says 5 Directors Will Remain on its Board as Purported EGM Held Last Friday Is Invalid; Asks Requisitioners to Put Matters Before Singapore Court

       

SINGAPORE, Nov 28, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Kitchen Culture Holdings Ltd. (“Kitchen Culture” or the “Company”) said today that 5 directors that requisitioners sought to replace through a purported Extraordinary General Meeting last Friday (“Purported EGM”) will remain. Instead, the Company deems the meeting and resolutions purportedly passed to be invalid, and has asked the requisitioners to put the matter before the …

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 …