Colombian govt, guerrilla group to resume peace talks next month

Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla commander Pablo Beltran (left) and Colombian government delegation member Otty Patino (right) listen to the reading of a document after a meeting within the framework of the peace talks at "La Casona Cultural Aquiles Nazoa" complex in Caracas on January 21, 2023. (YURI CORTEZ / AFP) CARACAS – The […]

The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) Publishes Blockchain Maturity Model (BMM) Overview Document

Washington, D.C., Jan 17, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) is pleased to announce the publication of the Blockchain Maturity Model (BMM) (bit.ly/3Xe9gC2) Overview Document. It is available for download at bit.ly/3Xe9gC2, and provides an in-depth look at the content, structure, use, and maintenance of the GBA BMM. The […]

Divided Venezuela opp faces unity challenge ahead of primary

People raise a new Venezuelan flag on the dome of the Federal Legislative Palace before a session for the installation of the National Parliament for the legislative period 2023-2024 at the Federal Legislative Palace in Caracas, on Jan 5, 2023. (FEDERICO PARRA / AFP) CARACAS — Venezuela's splintered opposition, which appointed new leadership this week, […]

Venezuelan congress approves 2nd partial deal with opposition

Jorge Rodriguez, head of Venezuela's National Assembly, attends a session to create a work team to the request of the Senate of Colombia to restore trade relations between both countries in Caracas, Venezuela, Oct 21, 2021. (LEONARDO FERNANDEZ VILORIA / REUTERS) CARACAS – Venezuela's National Assembly, or Congress, on Thursday approved a second partial agreement […]

Venezuela opp talks highlight strengthened Maduro position

Jorge Rodriguez, President of Venezuela's National Assembly and Head of Nicolas Maduro's negotiating team, along with Nicolas Maduro Guerra, son of Venezuela's President, and members of Venezuela's government, talks to the media, in Mexico City, Mexico November 26, 2022. (HENRY ROMERO / REUTERS) CARACAS — Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro will enter upcoming talks with […]

Militants attack hotel used by officials in Somalia’s capital

MOGADISHU – Islamist militants attacked a hotel used by government officials in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Sunday evening, police and witnesses said. Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab, which controls large swathes of the country, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying in a statement that it was targeting the nearby presidential palace. "We were shaken by a […]

IAEA: No immediate nuclear safety concerns at Zaporizhzhia plant

This handout photo taken on Sept 1, 2022 and obtained from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Sept 7, 2022 shows a general view of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant during an IAEA Support and Assistance Mission in Enerhodar, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Ukraine. (HANDOUT / IAEA) VIENNA/OTTAWA/COPENHAGEN – The International Atomic Energy Agency said on […]

British minister resigns amid bullying allegations

Britain's Defence Minister Gavin Williamson is seen in Downing Street, London, Britain, Nov 2, 2017. (PHOTO / CHINADAILY.COM.CN) LONDON —  Gavin Williamson, a cabinet office minister in British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's government, resigned on Tuesday after mounting allegations that he had bullied colleagues. The Sunday Times and other local media outlets reported days ago […]

Analysis: Italy’s foreign policy set to stay course

Italy's new prime minister, Giorgia Meloni reacts during the cabinet minister bell handover ceremony at Palazzo Chigi in Rome on Oct 23, 2022. (ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP) ROME – With Italy's newly installed government facing pressing domestic priorities, analysts do not expect immediate changes to the country's foreign policy line. Observers told Xinhua that Giorgia […]