Colombia elects former guerrilla Petro as first leftist president

Newly elected Colombian President Gustavo Petro celebrates at the Movistar Arena in Bogota, on June 19, 2022 after winning the presidential runoff election on June 19, 2022. (DANIEL MUNOZ / AFP) BOGOTA/BUCARAMANGA – Leftist Gustavo Petro, a former member of the M-19 guerrilla movement, who has vowed profound social and economic change, won Colombia's presidency […]

Macron loses absolute majority in parliament in ‘democratic shock’

France's President Emmanuel Macron casts his ballot next to his wife Brigitte Macron during the second stage of French parliamentary elections at a polling station in Le Touquet, northern France on June 19, 2022. (MICHEL SPINGLER / POOL / AFP) PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron lost control of the National Assembly in legislative elections […]

Dynasty Fine Wines Announces Product Upgrades in 2022, Invigorates its Brands with More New Products Young and Chic

HONG KONG, Jun 20, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Dynasty Fine Wines Group Limited (“Dynasty” or the “Group”) (HKG: 828), a premium grape winemaker in China, has upgraded its products in 2022, launching two smaller volumes – 373ml and 180ml – wine series in screw cap bottles, and also the Pleasant Color gift […]

Venture capital investment in blockchain dips in May: OKX Blockdream Ventures report

The OKX Blockdream Ventures report for May provides details on the group’s investments and insights into blockchain investment and the growth of the NFT space. BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, June 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OKX Blockdream Ventures, an investment arm of world-leading cryptocurrency platform OKX, has published a report on its investments for the month […]

Colombians head to polls in tightest election in recent memory

Electoral authorities and soldiers approach a Colombian Air Force helicopter to transport voting material to distant areas, in Frontino, Antioquia department, Colombia, on June 16, 2022. (JOAQUIN SARMIENTO / AFP) BOGOTA/BUCARAMANGA – Colombians will head to the polls on Sunday to elect their next president, choosing between a leftist former guerrilla who is pushing profound […]

Colombians head to polls in tightest election in recent memory

Electoral authorities and soldiers approach a Colombian Air Force helicopter to transport voting material to distant areas, in Frontino, Antioquia department, Colombia, on June 16, 2022. (JOAQUIN SARMIENTO / AFP) BOGOTA/BUCARAMANGA – Colombians will head to the polls on Sunday to elect their next president, choosing between a leftist former guerrilla who is pushing profound […]

Ecuador declares force majeure for oil, state of exception over protests

Demonstrators wave national flags as they take part in a counter protest against anti-government protesters called mainly by Indigenous organizations against the government of Guillermo Lasso, in Quito, Ecuador on June 18, 2022. (DOLORES OCHOA / AP) QUITO – Ecuador's state-owned oil company Petroecuador declared force majeure late on Saturday over the impact of protests […]

Ecuador declares force majeure for oil, state of exception over protests

Demonstrators wave national flags as they take part in a counter protest against anti-government protesters called mainly by Indigenous organizations against the government of Guillermo Lasso, in Quito, Ecuador on June 18, 2022. (DOLORES OCHOA / AP) QUITO – Ecuador's state-owned oil company Petroecuador declared force majeure late on Saturday over the impact of protests […]

Macron faces tough battle for control of parliament as France votes

A campaign poster reading "Emmanuel Macron with you" is displayed during a local meeting for the upcoming parliamentary elections, in Lyon, central France on June 7, 2022. (LAURENT CIPRIANI / FILE / AP) PARIS – France votes on Sunday in a high-stakes parliamentary election that could deprive centrist President Emmanuel Macron of the absolute majority […]

Macron faces tough battle for control of parliament as France votes

A campaign poster reading "Emmanuel Macron with you" is displayed during a local meeting for the upcoming parliamentary elections, in Lyon, central France on June 7, 2022. (LAURENT CIPRIANI / FILE / AP) PARIS – France votes on Sunday in a high-stakes parliamentary election that could deprive centrist President Emmanuel Macron of the absolute majority […]