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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Two trains collide in Spain’s Catalonia region, several injured

A wounded person is helped by medical emergency after two trains collided in Spain's northeastern Catalonia region, in Montcada i Reixac, near Barcelona, Spain Dec 7, 2022. (NACHO DOCE / REUTERS) MADRID – Two trains collided on Wednesday morning in Spain's northeastern Catalonia region and several people were lightly injured, local emergency services said. "Among […]

Deloitte Hong Kong celebrates 50th anniversary and commits to empower 10,000 local secondary school students in the next five years

INspire HK: Future Ready Talent initiative will develop talent to build Hong Kong’s ‘eight centers’ HONG KONG, CHINA, Dec 7, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – This year marks the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland and Deloitte’s 50th anniversary in Hong Kong. To celebrate this landmark, Deloitte today announces the launch of a […]

EU regulator backs new COVID shots for primary vaccination

European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Sept 28, 2022. (YVES HERMAN / REUTERS) MOSCOW / LONDON / LOS ANGELES – The European Medicines Agency said on Tuesday its emergency task force has concluded that messenger RNA bivalent COVID-19 vaccines, targeting the original strain and the Omicron BA.4-5 subvariants, may […]

EU leaders reaffirm commitment to integrating Western Balkans

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama (left) welcomes Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic at the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Tirana, Albania, on Dec 6, 2022. (GENT ONUZI / XINHUA) TIRANA – The leaders of the European Union (EU) reaffirmed their full commitment to the EU membership perspective of the Western Balkan (WB) countries on the sidelines of […]

Ukraine warns Iran over arms supplies to Russia

This undated photograph released by the Ukrainian military's Strategic Communications Directorate shows the wreckage of what Kyiv has described as an Iranian Shahed drone downed near Kupiansk, Ukraine. (UKRAINIAN MILITARY'S STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTORATE VIA AP) KYIV – Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Tuesday warned Iran of the "consequences" of the arms supplies to Russia, […]