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Thousands march in Quito after night of Ecuador protest violence

Indigenous people march in downtown Quito, on June 22, 2022, on the tenth consecutive day of indigenous-led protests against the Ecuadorean government. (VERONICA LOMBEIDA / AFP) QUITO – Thousands of indigenous protesters held a peaceful march through Ecuador's capital, Quito, on Wednesday to demand that President Guillermo Lasso address price rises that have ignited 10 […]

COVID jab scheme for world’s poorest pushes for slow delivery

A pharmacist reconstitutes the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as she fills syringes with the vaccine for the incoming public at the UMass Memorial Health Care COVID-19 Vaccination Center in the Mercantile Center in Worcester, Massachusetts on April 22, 2021. (JOSEPH PREZIOSO / AFP) MEXICO CITY / LONDON / HARARE / COPENHAGEN / PARIS – Leaders of the […]

Climate laws face new EU Parliament vote after failed first try

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (forth left) and European Commission Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans (second left) attend a press conference with commissioners in Brussels, Belgium, on July 14, 2021. (ZHANG CHENG / XINHUA) BRUSSELS – The European Parliament will on Wednesday try again to agree on more ambitious climate change policies, after rejecting […]

UN chief voices concern about Lithuania-Russia tension

Freight cars stand on the railroad tracks of the freight station in Kaliningrad, Russia on June 21, 2022. (PHOTO / AP) UNITED NATIONS/MOSCOW – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday expressed grave concern about the current tension between Lithuania and Russia over Kaliningrad, said his spokesman. "We are, obviously, following these developments very closely in […]

UK PM Johnson faces prospect of bruising by-election defeats

A sign thanks visitors for visiting, outside Tiverton in south west England, on June 10, 2022, ahead of the Tiverton and Honiton by-election on June 23. (GEOFF CADDICK / AFP) TIVERTON/WAKEFIELD, England – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson could this week lose two parliamentary seats that once illustrated his broad appeal, showing his declining popularity […]

Inaugural meeting of UN nuclear weapon ban treaty opens

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (on screen) speaks during The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Meeting of States Parties at the Austria Center in Vienna, Austria, on June 21, 2022. (ALEX HALADA / AFP) VIENNA – States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons started examining the accord's implementation, reviewing its […]

Increasing demand for sustainable products and services in S’pore attracts entrepreneurs

SINGAPORE – Food-based entrepreneurs and start-ups are sprouting up all over Singapore as the demand for sustainable products and services goes into overdrive. While this demand is underpinning the eco-food trend, the extended time people spent grounded in Singapore during the pandemic also prompted some to tackle environmental issues, said Ms Rosalind Bazany, head of […]