NATO chief urges bigger defense budgets

In this file photo taken on June 16, 2022, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a press conference after the meeting of NATO Ministers of Defense in NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The member states of NATO should commit to spending at least 2 percent of their GDP on defense by next year, Stoltenberg said […]

Renewable spurt pushes power toward emissions ‘tipping point’

People ride their motorcycles past a windmill farm in Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh, India on Sept 14, 2022. A rise in wind and solar production, together with more nuclear electricity, will dominate growth in global power supply over the next three years, curbing the emissions impact of greater energy use, the International Energy Agency said […]

Doubleview Achieves Initial 56% Scandium Recovery in First Metallurgical Test of Hat Deposit Flotation Tailings – Potentially the First Major Source of Scandium in N. America

Vancouver, BC, Feb 7, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via – Doubleview Gold Corp. (TSXV: DBG) (OTCQB: DBLVF) (FSE: 1D4) (“Doubleview”) is pleased to announce that its first attempt at recovering scandium in a sequential purification process has recovered 56% (fifty six percent) of scandium in tailings from its Hat Copper, Gold, Cobalt property. Scandium […]

Costlier drugs hit hard in US

Prices have risen on almost 1,000 drugs in the United States in the first three weeks of January, the most increases in January since at least 2011, according to a nonprofit organization that tracks drug prices. The price increases on 985 drugs ranged from 1 to 26 percent, with median increases of 5 percent, data […]

Tunisia sees 11.3% election turnout

A Tunisian votes in the second round of the legislative elections in Tunis, Tunisia on Jan 29, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) TUNIS – The preliminary turnout of Tunisia's second round of legislative elections was 11.3 percent, the Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE) said on Sunday."The turnout in the second round of legislative elections in […]

4 nations urge EU to set end date for new CO2-emitting trucks

European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 17, 2022. (YVES HERMAN / REUTERS) BRUSSELS – The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Luxembourg have urged the European Union to fix a date by which new trucks and buses sold in Europe must have zero carbon dioxide emissions. The European Commission is […]

Europeans dial down the heating, heed calls to save energy

A gas burner is pictured on a cooker in a private home in Bordeaux, soutwestern France, Dec 13, 2012. (REGIS DUVIGNAU / REUTERS) BERLIN — Europeans have dialled down their heating this winter, apparently heeding government calls to conserve energy amid the Ukraine crisis, with some delaying switching it on by almost a month and […]

Germany’s job market best since reunification

Germany's employment market hit a post-reunification high in 2022, new data from the country's official statistics agency has shown, but there are fears that the strength of the labor market could force up wages, putting more pressure on interest rates. The country has such a position of economic significance within the 20-member eurozone that its […]

The hardest part is yet to come for gas-hoarding Europe

This undated file photo shows a worker operating an equipment of GCA (Gas Connect Austria) and TAG (Trans Austria Gas pipelines) at one of the largest interconnection gas hubs in Europe at Baumgarten an der March, Lower Austria. (JOE KLAMAR / AFP) Europe faces a much tougher task to rebuild gas stocks next year compared […]

EU reaches agreement on pivotal carbon market deal

In this April 29, 2021 file photo, a coal-fired RWE power plant steams on a sunny day in Neurath, Germany. (MARTIN MEISSNER / AP) BRUSSELS – European Union negotiators reached a political deal on Sunday to overhaul the bloc's carbon market, cutting planet-heating emissions faster and imposing new CO2 costs on fuels used in road […]

ESG reporting: Hang Seng companies have transparency shortcomings

HONG KONG, Dec 15, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Companies in the Hang Seng Index rank in the midrange internationally in terms of the quality of their ESG reporting. This is the finding of the Global ESG Monitor 2022 (GEM), Regional Report Hong Kong/China (, published today. The GEM is considered an international […]

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 […]

New COVID subvariants make up over half new cases in US

A vaccinator draws a Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pediatric vaccine in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, US, Dec 5, 2021. (HANNAH BEIER / REUTERS) LOS ANGELES – New Omicron subvariants BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 accounted for over half of new COVID-19 cases in the United States in the latest week, according to the latest estimates of the US Centers […]

World’s longest-standing president seeks to extend rule

Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema (center) attends the 33rd Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit, at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, on Feb 10, 2020. (MICHAEL TEWELDE / AFP) DAKAR – Equatorial Guinea votes on Sunday in a general election in which President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, the world's longest-standing president, is expected to […]

EU with tougher emission reduction targets for member states

In this April 29, 2021 file photo, a coal-fired RWE power plant steams on a sunny day in Neurath, Germany. (MARTIN MEISSNER / AP) BRUSSELS — The Council of the European Union (EU) and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on Tuesday evening to tighten EU countries' greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets. Under […]