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National Archives: Trump staffers not returning White House records

A letter from acting archivist of the United States Debra Steidel Wall to former President Donald Trump's legal team is photographed on Aug 23, 2022. (JON ELSWICK / AP) WASHINGTON – Former President Donald Trump's administration has not turned over all presidential records and the National Archives will consult with the Justice Department on whether […]

US increasingly worried about UK turmoil, working with IMF

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration is alarmed over the market turmoil triggered by the new UK government’s economic programme and is seeking ways to encourage Prime Minister Liz Truss’s team to dial back its dramatic tax cuts. Officials inside the US Treasury Department are concerned at the volatility in financial markets and potential spillovers to […]

Colombian govt, dissident FARC explore potential peace talks

This handout picture released by Colombian President Gustavo Petro's twitter account shows Colombian High Commissioner for Peace Danilo Rueda (in white t-shirt) during a meeting with members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in Caqueta, Colombia, on Sept 17, 2022. (GUSTAVO PETRO'S OFFICIAL TWITTER ACCOUNT / AFP) Colombian government representatives have met with members […]

Sweden’s PM resigns after election defeat

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson speaks during a press conference after she presented her resignation to the speaker of the Swedish Parliament on Sept 15, 2022, in Stockholm. (JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFP) STOCKHOLM – Sweden's outgoing Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has handed in her resignation to the speaker of parliament, she said on Thursday, paving […]

Ethiopian, Eritrean forces clash with Tigrayan forces in north

A young man walks past a tank said to have belonged to Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) rebels near Debre Tabor, on Dec 6, 2021. (SOLAN KOLLI / AFP) NAIROBI – Ethiopian and Eritrean government forces launched an attack in Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray on Thursday, targeting Tigrayan forces, a Tigrayan military spokesperson said, […]

Colombia’s ambassador-designate to renormalize ties with Venezuela

Pedestrians use the Simon Bolivar International Bridge to cross between San Antonio, Venezuela (behind) and Cucuta, Colombia at sunrise on Aug 8, 2022, along the border which Venezuela partially closed in 2015. (MATIAS DELACROIX / AP) CARACAS – Colombia's new ambassador-designate to Venezuela, Armando Benedetti, arrived here on Sunday for normalizing diplomatic relations between the […]

Tesla asks Chinese government to help secure power to suppliers

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) – Tesla and SAIC Motor told Shanghai’s government that they may have difficulty maintaining production if a power crunch in Sichuan continues to impact suppliers, according to people familiar with the matter, prompting city officials to ask the south-western province if it could prioritise electricity for the carmakers’ suppliers. The two companies informed the […]

Blockchain Maturity Model (BMM) Experts are Ready

Washington, DC, Aug 12, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) has trained its inaugural class of Blockchain Maturity Model (BMM) experts. These GBA BMM professionals will do Blockchain consulting and participate on Blockchain enterprise appraisals. GBA’s first class of blockchain experts mean Blockchain Maturity evaluations are now underway. Why […]