UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said Wednesday he would "love" to see Britain emulate the model of military reservists used by Finland and Sweden.The Ministry of Defence denied that Wallace was himself calling for a return of national service, but was underscoring the "positive impact" of reservists in Finland and Sweden.
The UN General Assembly on Wednesday adopted by consensus and to cheers a resolution calling for the world body's top court to outline legal obligations related to climate change."Together, you are making history," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, emphasizing that even if non-binding, an opinion from the International Court of Justice "would assist the General Assembly, the UN and member states to take the bolder and stronger climate action that our world so desperately needs."
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged cryptocurrency trading platform Beaxy.com and several executives and related entities for failures to register, the agency said on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of enforcement activity targeting the crypto industry. Given the variety of roles Beaxy played in the marketplace, the company violated U.S. law by failing to register with the regulator as an exchange, a clearing agency and a broker, the SEC said in a statement about the lawsuit. Founder Artak Hamazaspyan and a company he controlled, Beaxy Digital Ltd, raised $8 million in an unregistered offering of the Beaxy token (BXY), and Hamazaspyan also misappropriated at least $900,000 for personal use, the SEC said.
The lifesaving nasal spray is expected to hit store shelves and online U.S. retailers by late summer -- though it's not clear how much it will cost.
After migrants in northern Mexico placed mattresses against the bars of their detention cell and set them on fire, guards walked away.
Former president Jair Bolsonaro, who is due to return to Brazil Thursday, three months after leaving for the United States at the end of his term, faces legal trouble on various fronts back home.In the "very unlikely" event Bolsonaro is convicted and sentenced to the maximum term by the Supreme Court, he would face about 40 years behind bars, according to legal expert Carla Junqueira of the University of Sao Paulo.
Colombia's ELN guerrilla group has killed nine soldiers in an attack in the country's northeast, the government said Wednesday, despite being engaged in peace talks.The government resumed peace talks with the ELN, considered the last active guerilla group in Colombia, after Petro took office last August pledging to bring a "total peace" to the violence-riddled country.
Bangladesh police on Wednesday charged a reporter from a leading newspaper for producing "false news" after an article on high food prices went viral, stoking fears about media freedom.The reporter was charged with "smearing the image of the government with a false news" and for raising questions on the achievements of Bangladesh, under the Digital Security Act, according to a copy of the case file obtained by AFP. The Prothom Alo article was published on Sunday and included quotes from ordinary
“There are 75% other Republicans there that are looking for a place to be,” the 2024 GOP presidential candidate said campaigning in New Hampshire.
Indian state-run lender Punjab National Bank said on Wednesday it would raise up to 120 billion rupees ($1.46 billion) in one or two tranches, through the issue of bonds. The lender said it would raise up to 70 billion rupees from the issue of Additional Tier 1 (AT1) bonds and the remaining 50 billion rupees from Tier II bonds. AT1 bonds act as shock absorbers if a bank's capital levels fall below a certain threshold and can be converted into equity or written off.
Stock markets advanced on Wednesday as fears of a banking crisis fade further in investors' rearview mirror while Chinese tech giant Alibaba's breakup plans boosted most Asian shares.Measures taken by authorities to prevent a new global financial crisis appear to have calmed the markets following the failures of three US lenders and emergency sale of European banking giant Credit Suisse.
To address the climate crisis, world leaders "need to react and react very quickly -- urgently," warned Vanuatu's prime minister during an AFP interview in New York.Leaders need to react and react very quickly, urgently."
The United States and South Korea have sought the extradition from Montenegro of fugitive cryptocurrency entrepreneur Do Kwon, the country's minister of justice said Wednesday, just days after he was arrested in the Balkan nation. "A meeting was held with diplomatic representatives of Korea, after which Korea handed over an extradition demand," justice minister Marko Kovac told reporters in Podgorica, adding that "the extradition of Do Kwon was requested also by the US." The minister did not off
PRAGUE (Reuters) -Ukraine and seven other central and eastern European nations have called on the world's top tech firms to act to fight disinformation on their social media platforms by hostile powers which they say undermine peace and stability. "Foreign information manipulation and interference, including disinformation is being deployed to destabilize our countries, weaken our democracies, to derail Moldova’s and Ukraine’s accession to the European Union and to weaken our support to Ukraine amid Russia’s war of aggression," the letter provided to media said.
The UK plans to temporarily house asylum seekers in disused military bases and could use ferries and barges in the future in a bid to reduce hotel bills, immigration minister Robert Jenrick announced Wednesday.The government is also exploring the "possibility of accommodating migrants in vessels" such as ferries and barges as it looks to reduce a £2.3 billion ($2.8 billion) annual bill for hotel accommodation.
"By the time I turned one, my mom couldn’t pick me up, and I couldn’t sit on her lap. At 8 years old, I had officially outgrown everyone in the family."
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez begins Thursday a visit to China he hopes will show Spain has gained global influence under his watch ahead of a tight year-end general election.He will be only the second leader of a European country to visit China since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic three years ago, after German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's visit in 2022.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday urged unity among democracies in the face of Russia and China as he committed nearly $700 million to halt global democratic backsliding and forged an alliance against surveillance technology.Biden, who will address the two-day summit more formally later Wednesday, will announce $690 million to promote democracy overseas, a US official said.
“I can’t help him,” said Christie, a onetime Trump ally and potential 2024 GOP presidential candidate himself.
UBS announced Wednesday it will bring back former chief executive Sergio Ermotti to handle the huge risks involved in the Swiss banking giant's controversial absorption of troubled rival Credit Suisse.That brings with it significant execution risk," Kelleher said.
Republicans in Arizona called the gun tweet from the Democratic governor's spokesperson offensive and demanded action.
Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft and India's top refiner Indian Oil Corp have signed a term agreement to substantially increase oil supplies and diversify oil grades delivered to India, Rosneft said on Wednesday. The deal was signed during a working trip to India by Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin, the company said.
The UN atomic watchdog chief arrived Wednesday at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in a rare visit to Europe's largest atomic facility currently controlled by Russian forces.The Ukrainian nuclear power operator Energoatom and Russian news agencies announced on social media that the International Atomic Energy Agency's Rafael Grossi had arrived with his delegation.
Earlier this month, Digital World revealed that it had received a notice from the exchange over non-payment of some dues which could lead to a potential de-listing. Digital World has already been facing delays in closing the deal to take Truth Social public due to investigations on whether the Trump-backed company broke securities regulations.
A video of the Republican House speaker drew a blistering response from California's Democratic governor.