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 …

Biden appeals for COVID curbs for US-Mexico border migrants

       

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks while launching a new plan for Americans to receive booster shots and vaccinations against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), onstage in an auditorium on the White House campus in Washington, US Oct 25, 2022. (JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS) WASHINGTON / GENEVA / BERLIN / HELSINKI – US President Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday said it will appeal a federal court's decision …

New Peru president sworn in, predecessor Castillo arrested

       

Peru's former vice-president Dina Boluarte acknowledges lawmakers after she was sworn in as president at Congress in Lima, Peru, Dec 7, 2022. (GUADALUPE PARDO / AP) LIMA – Peru's Congress swore in a new president on Wednesday in a day of sweeping political drama that saw the former leader, Pedro Castillo, arrested after his ousting from office in an impeachment trial hours after he attempted …

Argentina VP Kirchner given 6-year jail term in graft case

       

Argentina's Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner speaks onstage during a party rally inside the Diego Maradona stadium, in La Plata, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina Nov 17, 2022. (AGUSTIN MARCARIAN / REUTERS) BUENOS AIRES – An Argentine court sentenced Vice-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to six years in jail and disqualified her from holding public office in a high-profile corruption case on …

West’s cap on Russian oil risks exacerbating Europe’s energy woes

       

Kavo Perdika, a cargo vessel carrying Ukrainian grain, sails on Bosphorus to Marmara sea, in Istanbul, on Nov 2, 2022. (OZAN KOSE / AFP) ROME — A price cap on Russian seaborne crude recently agreed by the European Union (EU), the Group of Seven (G7) nations and Australia came into effect on Monday. Whether the move will prove effective largely depends on market response, observers …

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 …

Georgia runoff: Warnock beats Trump-backed rival

       

Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock speaks during an election night watch party, Dec 6, 2022, in Atlanta. (JOHN BAZEMORE / AP) ATLANTA – Democrat Raphael Warnock won re-election to the US Senate in a hard-fought Georgia runoff on Tuesday, strengthening his party's razor-thin majority as he fought off a challenge by Republican former football star Herschel Walker. Warnock's projected victory was narrow. With 99 percent of …

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 …

Ramaphosa hits back as party backs him over cash scandal

       

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa (center) leaves an African National Congress (ANC) national executive committee meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dec 5, 2022. (JEROME DELAY / AP) JOHANNESBURG – South Africa's ruling party said it would tell its lawmakers to reject a report that President Cyril Ramaphosa may have committed misconduct over a stash of cash in his farm, giving him a lifeline as he …

France’s Sarkozy seeks to quash graft conviction at appeal trial

       

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy (center) arrives to attend the appeal hearing of a corruption trial at Paris courthouse on Dec 5, 2022. (ALAIN JOCARD / AFP) PARIS – Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy sought to convince a Paris court to overturn his March 2021 conviction for bribery and influence-peddling in an appeal hearing that started on Monday. The initial trial saw Sarkozy sentenced to …

DOCOMO to Introduce Latest R&D and Technologies During “docomo Open House’23” Online Event

       

TOKYO, Dec 5, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that “docomo Open House’23 — Creating a Future with You,” an online event to be held next February 2 to 28, will present 21 exhibits showcasing the company’s latest initiatives and offerings. The Open House will be accessible to the general public without registration and the event’s preview website is …

SAMURAI 2K Aerosol: Achieving Its Digital Transformation Vision

       

SINGAPORE, Dec 5, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Listed on the Catalist Board of the Singapore Exchange, SAMURAI 2K Aerosol Limited (Stock Symbol: Y8E.SI) is a leading aerosol coating specialist focusing on high performance coating solutions for the automotive refinishing and refurbishing industry. Headquartered in Malaysia, its products are manufactured in the production facility in Johor, and distributed in countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, …

Peruvian President: impeachment motion ‘part of political game’

       

President of Peru Pedro Castillo speaks at the IV CEO Summit of the Americas on the sidelines of the IX Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California, on June 8, 2022. (PATRICK T. FALLON / AFP) LIMA- Peruvian President Pedro Castillo said Sunday that an impeachment motion approved by the opposition-led Congress "is part of the political game" against him. Castillo made his remarks …

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 …

hiblocks Announces the Launch of HIBS Token

       

New York, NY, December 05, 2022 – (SEAPRWire) – hiblocks is proud to announce that HIBS Token will be officially available on Gate.io at 10:00 UTC on December 5th, 2022. hiblocks is building an ecosystem around their native asset, HIBS Token. One of the primary projects is the blockchain-based social media app HABL, which rewards users in HIBS Token for their social media activities, including giving likes, votes, staking, uploading, and …

WHO: Drop in COVID alertness could create deadly new variant

       

World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a working session on energy and food security during the G20 Summit in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Nov 15, 2022. (BAY ISMOYO / POOL VIA REUTERS) Lapses in strategies to tackle COVID-19 this year continue to create the perfect conditions for a deadly new variant to emerge, the head of the …

Sunak: Racism must be confronted after controversy

       

Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak waves as he poses outside to door to 10 Downing Street in central London, on Oct 25, 2022. (DANIEL LEAL / AFP) LONDON – British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Thursday that the country had made progress in tackling racism but that it was "never done" and must still be confronted, following a controversy involving Prince William's godmother. On …

Sunak says racism must be confronted after royal aide controversy

       

Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak waves as he poses outside to door to 10 Downing Street in central London, on Oct 25, 2022. (DANIEL LEAL / AFP) LONDON – British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Thursday that the country had made progress in tackling racism but that it was "never done" and must still be confronted, following a controversy involving Prince William's godmother. On …

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 …