Nobel medicine prize goes to explorer of ancient DNA

Japan Prize 2020 laureate Swedish geneticist Svante Paabo poses with his trophy during the Japan Prize presentation ceremony in Tokyo, Japan April 13, 2022. Japan Prize this year awarded the winners including the years of 2020 and 2021. (EUGENE HOSHIKO, POOL VIA AP) STOCKHOLM/LONDON – Swedish geneticist Svante Paabo won...

UK: Truss’s government makes U-turn on tax plan

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng (left) and Britain's Prime Minister Liz Truss attend the opening day of the annual Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, central England, on Oct 2, 2022. (OLI SCARFF / AFP) LONDON - The government of British Prime Minister Liz Truss was forced on Monday...

Chad delays elections by two years

Transition President Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno (second left) gestures during the opening ceremony of the national dialogue at the Jan 15 Palace in N'Djamena, on Aug 20, 2022.  (AURELIE BAZZARA-KIBANGULA / AFP) N'DJAMENA - Chad has adopted resolutions that push back elections by two years and allow interim leader Mahamat...

Burkinabe coup leader says situation under control

Burkina Faso's new self-proclaimed leader captain Ibrahim Traore (center) attends a meeting in Ouagadougou on Oct 2, 2022. (PHOTO /AFP) OUAGADOUGOU - Burkina Faso's self-declared military leader Captain Ibrahim Traore said Sunday that the situation was under control after he announced the eviction of President Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba...

Truss tries to reassure UK on economic plan

Britain's Prime Minister Liz Truss arrives to attend the Conservative Party conference at the ICC, in Birmingham, England on Oct 1, 2022. (RUI VIEIRA / AP) LONDON - British Prime Minister Liz Truss tried to reassure her party and the public on Sunday by saying she should have done more...

G20 Sherpa committed to address global solutions

JAKARTA, Oct 1, 2022 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - The third G20 Sherpa meeting in Yogyakarta has concluded with G20 member countries agreeing to seek solutions to myriad global problems.The 3rd Sherpa Meeting G20 Indonesia delegations travel around Borobudur Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia, Tuesday (29/9). (ANTARA PHOTO/Andreas...

Botswana removes mask mandates

A health worker receives a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Francistown, Botswana, on March 26, 2021. (MONIRUL BHUIYAN / AFP) GABORONE / MOSCOW – Wearing masks is no longer mandatory in Botswana, announced an official press release on Wednesday. All other remaining COVID-19 protocols, like social distancing in...

Ukraine plant key issue for nuke agency

Photo taken on Aug 22, 2022 shows the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. (PHOTO / XINHUA) The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA, on Monday called the safety of a shelled nuclear power plant in Ukraine a top priority as the nuclear watchdog's 175 member states gathered for...