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Ukrainian, EU leaders meet on cooperation, Kiev’s membership

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen speak after a joint press conference after talks in Kiev on Feb 2, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) KIEV – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and visiting European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday discussed cooperation and Kiev's European integration, Zelensky's […]

Somalia’s neighbors to start new operations against al Shabaab

Police officers stand near the bodies of alleged al Shabaab militants who have been killed after the siege at the Mogadishu Municipality Headquaters in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Jan 22, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) MOGADISHU – Top leaders of Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya on Wednesday agreed to begin "search and destroy" operations to push al Shabaab militants […]

Hitachi to Strengthen Business Structure to Accelerate Growth through Digital, Green, and Innovation

TOKYO, Feb 2, 2023 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) today announced that as part of efforts to achieve the goals of the Mid-term Management Plan 2024, it will strengthen the business structure, effective April 1, 2023, in order to accelerate the growth of the Social Innovation Business, with a focus on […]

Peru recalls envoy to Honduras for ‘unacceptable interference’

Peru's President Dina Boluarte gives a press conference with foreign media at the government palace in Lima, Peru, Jan 24, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) Peru withdrew its ambassador to Honduras, Jorge Raffo, due to Honduras' "unacceptable interference" in the internal affairs of Peru, the South American nation's foreign ministry said on Thursday. The step is […]

Burkina Faso ends military pact with France, says to defend itself

Demonstrators hold placards during a protest to support the Burkina Faso President Captain Ibrahim Traore and to demand the departure of France's ambassador and military forces, in Ouagadougou, on Jan 20, 2023. (OLYMPIA DE MAISMONT / AFP) OUAGADOUGOU – Burkina Faso has decided to end a military accord that allowed French troops to fight insurgents […]

Macron awaiting clarifications from Burkina Faso president on troops

French President French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech at the Camp des Milles memorial site in Aix-en-Provence, southern France, Dec 5, 2022. (CHRISTOPHE SIMON / POOL VIA AP) PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he was awaiting clarifications from Burkina Faso's transitional President Ibrahim Traore about reported demands for the departure […]

Ukrainian, European Council presidents to discuss cooperation

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (right) and the President of the European Council Charles Michel arrive to give a press conference following talks in Kyiv on Jan 19, 2023. (SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP) KIEV – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday held talks with visiting President of the European Council Charles Michel to discuss cooperation between […]

Lula says intelligence services ‘failed’ ahead of Brasilia riots

Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during a meeting with trade union representatives at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Jan 18, 2023. (ADRIANO MACHADO / REUTERS) BRASILIA – Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Wednesday his intelligence services had failed on Jan 8, when Brasilia buildings were stormed by […]

Ukrainian, German presidents discuss defense issues

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier holds a video call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (on the screen) on Jan 17, 2023 at the presidential Bellevue Palace in Berlin. (WOLFGANG KUMM / POOL / AFP) KYIV – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Tuesday that he discussed defense issues with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier during the meeting […]