Four girls become mothers every day in Peru, reports UN

Lima, Sept 25 (EFE).- Four girls aged 10 to 14 become mothers every day in Peru and six teenagers aged 15 to 19 have a child every hour in Peru, as revealed Monday by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The agency warned that child pregnancies are growing in the Andean country. “Pregnancies among girls … Read more

11 killed, 2 wounded in landmine blast in northwestern Pakistan

A file picture showing people being checked by the border police in Chaman, Pakistan. EPA/EFE/FILE/AKHTER GULFAM

Islamabad, Aug 20 (EFE).- Eleven laborers were killed while two others were wounded as the vehicle they were traveling in hit a landmine planted on a road in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said Sunday. The incident occurred late Saturday in Shawal area of the tribal North Waziristan district, according to the local police. “Eleven … Read more

IMF, Ukraine reach agreement for $15.6 billion loan program

Locals pictured at the scene after two rocket's hit private buildings in the Zolochiv district near the Western Ukrainian city of Lviv, 09 March 2023. EFE-EPA FILE/MYKOLA TYS

Washington, Mar 21 (EFE).- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Ukrainian authorities have reached a staff-level agreement for a four-year loan package worth $15.6 billion, the organization announced Tuesday. “The staff-level agreement reflects the IMF’s continued commitment to support Ukraine and is expected to help mobilize large-scale concessional financing from Ukraine’s international donors and … Read more

G20 ends with no consensus over war in Ukraine

Bengaluru, India, Feb 25 (EFE).- Finance leaders of the world’s largest economies failed to reach a joint statement after the G20 group was unable to reach a consensus on how to describe the ongoing war in Ukraine. Most nations condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with only China and Russia declining to pen a joint declaration. … Read more

Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki to become group president

resent President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sony Group Corp. Kenichiro Yoshida and Newly appointed President Hiroki Totoki (R), Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Deputy President, EFE/EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

Tokyo, Feb 2 (EFE).- Sony’s Chief Financial Officer Hiroki Totoki is set to become the group’s president and chief operating officer from April 1, the Japanese corporation announced Thursday. Totoki, who also holds the position of executive deputy president at present, will replace Kenichiro Yoshida as president.Yoshida will remain the chief executive officer of the … Read more

IMF calls on China to ‘recalibrate’ Covid-19 strategy to support economy

Shanghai, China, Nov 23 (EFE).- The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday that China could support the growth of its economy in the short term with a “recalibration” of its zero tolerance strategy against covid, including a promotion of the vaccination campaign to guarantee protection against the virus. After completing a virtual round of consultations with … Read more