Former British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie pleads not guilty to drug trafficking charges

Former British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiring to launder money and import cocaine to the United States, his attorney said on Wednesday, following his arrest in Miami. Fahie was ousted as the British overseas territory’s premier this month after the U.S. Department of Justice said he had agreed… Read More Former British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie pleads not guilty to drug trafficking charges

World Health Organization re-elect Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as director general

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) members re-elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as Director General by a strong majority for another five years, the president of the World Health Assembly said on Tuesday. The vote by secret ballot, announced by Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh from Djibouti at a major annual meeting, was seen as a formality since Tedros… Read More World Health Organization re-elect Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as director general

Moldovan authorities detain former President Igor Dodon on corruption charges

The head of Moldova’s pro-Russian opposition party, former President Igor Dodon, said on Tuesday he had been detained by Moldovan authorities on corruption charges, a move which is likely to anger the Kremlin. Dodon declared his innocence and blamed pro-Western President Maia Sandu, who he said wanted to distract people from the country’s economic woes.… Read More Moldovan authorities detain former President Igor Dodon on corruption charges

North Korea test-fires three ballistic missiles

North Korea fired three missiles on Wednesday, including one thought to be its largest intercontinental ballistic missile, after U.S. President Joe Biden ended an Asia trip where he agreed to new measures to deter the nuclear-armed state. South Korea’s deputy national security adviser, Kim Tae-hyo, said the North also appeared to have conducted multiple experiments… Read More North Korea test-fires three ballistic missiles

Nineteen children, two teachers killed as gunman opens fire at elementary school in Texas

A teenage gunman murdered at least 19 children and two teachers after storming into a Texas elementary school on Tuesday, the latest bout of gun-fueled mass killings in the United States and the nation’s worst school shooting in nearly a decade. The carnage began with the 18-year-old suspect, identified as Salvador Ramos, shooting his own… Read More Nineteen children, two teachers killed as gunman opens fire at elementary school in Texas

Central African Republic to launch cryptocurrency investment hub

Central African Republic will launch the continent’s first legal cryptocurrency investment hub, the presidency said, extending the impoverished country’s embrace of digital finance despite words of caution from the International Monetary Fund. Marred by decades of conflict, Central African Republic last month became the first country in Africa and only the second in the world… Read More Central African Republic to launch cryptocurrency investment hub

Japan scrambles jets as Chinese and Russian warplanes nears its airspace

Japan scrambled jets after Russian and Chinese warplanes neared its airspace on Tuesday, when Tokyo was hosting the leaders of the Quad grouping of countries that includes the United States, Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi said. Tokyo conveyed “grave concerns” to both Russia and China through diplomatic channels, Kishi said at a news conference that was… Read More Japan scrambles jets as Chinese and Russian warplanes nears its airspace