JCB announces the latest status of carbon neutrality

TOKYO, June 1, 2023 – (JCN Newswire via – JCB Co., Ltd., Japan’s only international payment brand, is accelerating its efforts to achieve carbon neutrality to contribute to the development of a sustainable society. We announce the reduction rate of our greenhouse gas (‘GHG’) emissions for FY2022. In response to the Paris Agreement on […]

UN chief calls for effective governance of outer space

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres addresses the media during a visit to the UN office in the capital Nairobi, Kenya, on May 3, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) UNITED NATIONS – Effective governance of outer space is necessary for the benefit of all humankind, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a new policy brief published on Wednesday. […]

Sudanese army suspends ceasefire talks

Smoke billows in southern Khartoum, Sudan, on May 29, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) KHARTOUM – Sudan's army suspended talks with a rival paramilitary force on Wednesday over a ceasefire and aid access. The armed forces said in a statement it halted talks in the Saudi city of Jeddah, accusing the other side of a lack […]

Rising costs force schools to shut in UK

In this March 13, 2020 photo, high school students leave Beal Secondary School in London. (PHOTO / AFP) The rising cost of house prices and child care causing young families to relocate out of urban areas, together with falling birthrates, would mean that nearly 100 primary schools across England could be forced to shut, according […]

German government to shut down 4 Russian consulates

An entrance of the Russian embassy is closed in Berlin, Germany, May 31, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) BERLIN – The German government would close four out of the five Russian consulates in the country by revoking their licenses after Moscow limited the number of German officials in Russia, according to the German Federal Foreign Office. […]

Datamars Acquires Kippy – Advanced Tracking Technology Offers Pet Owners Peace of Mind

LAMONE, SWITZERLAND, Jun 1, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via – Datamars, a leading Swiss global supplier of high-performance identification and data-based management solutions for the companion animal, livestock and textile markets, has acquired Kippy S.r.l., the successful GPS tracker and activity monitoring solution for pets, as a natural expansion of its existing offering to […]

Edgars Rinkevics elected Latvia’s new president

Newly elected President of Latvia Edgars Rinkevics looks on at a press conference at the Parliament of Latvia (Saeima), on May 31, 2023, in Riga, Latvia. (PHOTO / AFP) RIGA – Latvian lawmakers at an extraordinary parliament session on Wednesday elected Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics the new president of the country. Three candidates were running […]

Zimbabwean president sets Aug 23 for next elections

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks during a handover ceremony where he received medical emergency and police helicopters from Sergey Chemezov the Director General of the Russian State Corporation "Rostec" at the Robert Mugabe International Airport in Harare on May 18, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) HARARE — Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced August 23 for the […]

South American leaders reach consensus on integration

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks to the press after a summit of South American leaders, at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia on May 30, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) BRASILIA – Leaders of the South American countries reached the Brasilia Consensus on Tuesday at the regional summit in Brasilia convened by Brazilian President Luiz […]

Toyota Announces Changes to Organizational Structure and Senior Professionals/Senior Management

Toyota City, Japan, May 31, 2023 – (JCN Newswire via – On July 1, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) intends to make the following organizational and senior professional/senior management changes. Organizational changes – Hydrogen Factory will be newly established as a dedicated organization to accelerate customer-oriented product development and production in fuel cell or hydrogen-related […]

MHI: Continuation of Maintenance of Manila MRT-3 in the Philippines

TOKYO, May 31, 2023 – (JCN Newswire via – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and its group company TES Philippines Inc. (TESP) (hereinafter, collectively referred to as “MHI Group”) and Sumitomo Corporation have been providing rehabilitation and maintenance services for the Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 3 in the Philippines’ Manila metropolitan area […]

Toyota Ramps Up Commitment to Electrification with U.S. BEV Production and Additional Battery Plant Investment

PLANO, Texas, May 31, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via – Advancing its commitment to vehicle electrification and building where it sells, Toyota will assemble an all-new, three-row, battery electric SUV at Toyota Kentucky starting in 2025. The company’s first U.S.-assembled BEV will be powered by batteries from Toyota North Carolina. The new battery plant, […]