Control of US Senate up for grabs in midterm elections

People vote at a fire station in the midterm elections on Nov 8, 2022, in Hialeah, Florida. (LYNNE SLADKY / AP) WASHINGTON/PHOENIX, Arizona/BIRMINGHAM, Michigan – Senate incumbents including Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and senior Republican John Thune won re-election in Tuesday's US midterm elections, on a day Republicans were expected to wrest control of Congress away from […]

Policy Address 2022: Creating a thriving, vibrant Hong Kong through improved governance and economic diversification

HONG KONG, CHINA, Oct 20, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – 19 October 2022, HKSAR Chief Executive John Lee today unveiled his first Policy Address, mapping out a bold, comprehensive five-year blueprint for strengthening Hong Kong’s competitiveness by building on the city’s unique advantages and capturing new growth opportunities. This comes against the backdrop […]

Low Rhine water levels threaten Germany’s economic growth

The river Rhine is pictured with low water in Cologne, Germany, Aug 10, 2022. (MARTIN MEISSNER / AP) BERLIN/LOBITH, Netherlands – Already bracing for recession and winter energy shortages, German businesses are grappling with the lack of another precious commodity: rain. Weeks of baking temperatures and scant rainfall this summer have drained the water levels […]