UN launches first-ever global finance facility for education

Pupils pose at a window of their school in Douala, western Cameroon, on Jan 13, 2022. (CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP) UNITED NATIONS – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and his special envoy for global education, Gordon Brown, on Saturday launched a multi-billion-dollar International Finance Facility for Education (IFFEd). With the first projects expected in 2023, IFFEd […]

Japan unveils near-term steps to offset hit from rising prices

TOKYO – Japan’s government on Friday unveiled near-term stimulus steps to soften the economic blow of high food and energy prices on low-income households, businesses and farmers. The move by the government to roll out new and extend existing policies highlights Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s resolve to tackle the impact of rising cost pressures by […]

UN chief pledges support for denuclearisation of North Korea

SEOUL (REUTERS) – In Seoul for meetings with South Korean leaders, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday (Aug 12) said he fully supports efforts to completely denuclearise North Korea. “I would like to take this opportunity to express our full support for the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, especially North […]

Honda to Extend Power Unit Technical Support Agreement with Red Bull Power Trains to End of 2025

TOKYO, Aug 3, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Following discussions between Red Bull and Honda, it has been agreed by both parties that Honda Racing Corporation (HRC), the Honda subsidiary that runs its racing activities, will continue to provide technical support for Red Bull Powertrains (RBPT) relating to Formula 1 power units from […]

New Zealand Navy deploys two ships to Pacific to aid region’s security

WELLINGTON (REUTERS) – Two New Zealand naval ships are headed to the Pacific Islands next week on a three-month deployment to provide maritime security and other support for Pacific Island partners, Minister of Defence Peeni Henare in a statement said on Friday (July 22). The HMNZS Wellington, an offshore patrol vessel, and the HMNZS Manawanui, […]

Japan PM Kishida’s support edges up after Abe shooting, election

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Support for the government of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida edged up in the wake of his ruling party’s election win, but hurdles remain for key parts of his agenda, including constitutional revision, according to opinion polls. Mr Kishida’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) increased its seats held in the upper house […]

Zisre Tech Begins Crowdfunding to Develop Revolutionary Robotics to Support People with Physical Disabilities 

Glasgow, Scottland, June 27, 2022 – (SEAPRWire) – Zisre Tech, a robotics company dedicated to creating affordable robotic technology for the average household, has begun the next phase of development in robotics designed to assist those living with physical disabilities. For Zisre to complete the next stage in development, a crowdfunding effort has been created to raise awareness for […]

Kagome and NEC establish a joint venture in Portugal to provide farming support for processed tomatoes using AI

Tokyo and Aichi, Japan, Jun 15, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Kagome Co., Ltd. and NEC Corporation will establish DXAS Agricultural Technology, a joint venture in Portugal to provide farming support for processed tomatoes using AI. Establishment is scheduled for July of this year. The new company will contribute to sustainable agriculture in […]