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Hamas vs European Council (Case T-400/10) Judgment 17/12/14

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 6:59 pm | European Court

In Case T-400/10, Hamas, based in Doha (Qatar), represented by E L. Glock, lawyer, applicant, against Council of the European Union, represented initially by Messrs. B. Driessen and R. Szostak, and subsequently by. Driessen and G. Étienne, acting ... More >>

Cuba and US decided to establish diplomatic relations

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 4:48 pm | Embassy of the Republic of Cuba

Fellow countrymen: since my election as president of the State Council and Council of Ministers I have reiterated on many occasions our willingness to hold a respectful dialogue with the United States on the basis of sovereign equality, in order to deal ... More >>

TISA text: US threat to privacy, civil rights, data security

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 1:40 pm | AFTINET

‘ Leaked US proposals in the Trade in the secret Services (TISA) negotiations include rules that would threaten privacy and civil rights protections for digital personal data’ Dr Patricia Ranald, Coordinator of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment ... More >>

What is left in the wake of Typhoon Hagupit

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 12:10 pm | Save The Children

Miranda Cahn, Save the Children New Zealand’s Director of International Programmes talks about what is left in the wake of Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines. More >>

FACT SHEET: Charting a New Course on Cuba

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 9:44 am | The White House

Today, the United States is taking historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people. We are separated by 90 miles of water, but brought together through the relationships between the two ... More >>

Pakistan: Taliban school attack shows civilian vulnerability

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 12:52 pm | Amnesty International

The Taliban attack on a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar shows a merciless disregard for human life and highlights the urgent need for protection of civilians in the area, Amnesty International said. More >>

Sydney CBD open for business

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 9:50 am | NSW Police

NSW Police are urging members of the public to conduct business as usual tomorrow, with the exclusion zones expected to be reduced, and all roads open by 10am (Wednesday 17 December 2014). More >>

Remembering the victims of the Lindt Café siege

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 3:55 pm | New South Wales Government

NSW Premier Mike Baird has announced flags on all NSW Government buildings will fly at half-mast today to honour those who tragically lost their lives in the siege at the Lindt café in Sydney's CBD. More >>

Martin Place siege - victim update

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 2:41 pm | NSW Police

Police have released the details of the injured victims from the Martin Place siege. For welfare reasons and the conduct of the Critical Incident Investigation names, residential and hospital details will not be released at this time. Those hostages ... More >>

Flags at half-mast today

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 11:55 am | Prime Minister of Australia

Early this morning, the Martin Place siege ended with the death of the lone gunman and tragically, the loss of two hostages – innocent Australians caught up in the horror of yesterday’s events in Sydney. More >>

Martin Place Siege

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 9:36 am | Prime Minister of Australia

Australians awoke to the news this morning that the siege in Martin Place has ended. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the two deceased hostages, the wounded and the other hostages. More >>

3 dead following Martin Place siege

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 9:17 am | NSW Police

A critical incident investigation has been launched after three people died and four others were injured during a police operation in Sydney’s CBD this morning. More >>

Incident in Martin Place, Sydney

Monday, 15 December 2014, 2:39 pm | Prime Minister of Australia

New South Wales Police and the Australian Federal Police are currently responding to a reported hostage-taking incident in Martin Place in Sydney. More >>

Climate Change Performance Index 2015: More Action Needed

Monday, 15 December 2014, 11:13 am | Germanwatch

Global CO2 emissions rise at lower rates, giving some reason to hope for limiting climate change | Canada and Australia worst performers of all industrialised countries More >>

Oil Price Tumbles After OPEC Releases 2015 Forecast

Sunday, 14 December 2014, 12:29 pm |

The demand for oil in 2015 will drop to its lowest level since 2002 because of an oversupply of crude and stagnant economies in China and Europe, according to OPEC's latest forecast. And that's just one of several sour estimates. More >>

West Papua: Call for full investigation into Paniai killings

Sunday, 14 December 2014, 11:36 am | The Jakarta Post

JAYAPURA ( The Jakarta Post/Pacific Scoop/Pacific Media Watch ): Human rights activists have demanded that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo form an independent team to probe a shooting in Paniai, Papua, this week that claimed the lives of at least five ... More >>

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations

Sunday, 14 December 2014, 11:31 am | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) More >>

Serious head on crash - SH1 Dome Valley

Sunday, 14 December 2014, 10:15 am | New Zealand Police

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on State Highway one at Dome Valley, between Warkworth and Wellsford. Three cars have been involved in a head crash and one is on fire. All occupants are out of the cars. More >>

UN condemns Botswana’s treatment of Bushmen

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 12:50 pm | Survival International

The UN Special Rapporteur on cultural rights has voiced concerns over Botswana's evictions of the Bushmen in the name of wildlife conservation. The United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on cultural rights has condemned Botswana’s treatment of Africa’s ... More >>

Israel must curb protestor fatalities in Palestine

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 11:56 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Zeid says Israel must take action to curb rise in protest fatalities in Occupied Palestinian Territory More >>

Full investigation needed into Papua protest deaths

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 11:55 am | PFF

Indonesia must investigate the shooting deaths of five peaceful protestors in West Papua, says the Pacific Freedom Forum. More >>

Stop water privatisation and strengthen public water supply

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 11:53 am | CNS

Stop water privatisation and strengthen public water supply A new report by Corporate Accountability International uncovers how the World Bank uses ponzi-style marketing tactics to sell privatization projects around the globe that it is also positioned ... More >>

Paris draft deal puts workers’ future at risk

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 11:50 am | ITUC

Brussels/Lima - 12 December 2014 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC expressed its deep concern that the current lack of ambition, in particular before 2020, as well as the absence of any reference to the need for a Just Transition and Decent Work for workers when ... More >>

UK government to address human rights abuses in Iran

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 11:44 am | British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom

British MPs call for firm actions by the UK government to address human rights abuses in Iran More >>

Security Council Demands End to LRA Attacks in Africa

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 11:22 am | UN News

A Congolese refugee at an emergency school in Obo, Haut-Mbomou, Central African Republic, (CAR) after fleeing attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Photo: OCHA/Lauren Paletta More >>

Remarks with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 11:18 am | U.S. Department of State

MODERATOR: (Via interpreter) Good morning, everyone. Welcome. We are going to listen to the statements by the President of the Republic Juan Manuel Santos Calderon and the Secretary of State of the United States of America Mr. John Kerry. Mr. President. More >>

Remarks on Climate Change at COP-20

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 11:17 am | U.S. Department of State

SECRETARY KERRY: Todd, thank you very, very much. Thank you all for being here. Thank you very much, and it’s a privilege for me to be able to share a few words here on what is, by necessity, a quick trip, and I apologize for that, and I am grateful ... More >>

Ban urges action for climate change

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 11:13 am | UN News

‘The more we delay, the more we will pay,’ says Ban, urging action on climate More >>

Iran: UN atomic agency chief appeals for funds

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 11:10 am | UN News

Iran: UN atomic agency chief appeals for funds to extend monitoring mission until June 2015 More >>

Patience ‘wearing thin’ with warring parties in South Sudan

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 11:06 am | UN News

11 December 2014 – Leaders on both sides of the conflict in South Sudan must inject “a new sense of urgency” into the peace process in order to reach a comprehensive peace agreement as soon as possible, the Special Representative of the United Nations ... More >>

TPP talks continue in Washington D.C.

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:44 pm | OpenMedia

As high-level TPP talks continue in Washington D.C., OpenMedia holds face-to-face meetings with key negotiators to demand end to secrecy More >>

Al Jazeera journalist killed in Syria

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:42 pm | Al Jazeera

“Targeting journalists and its crew will not deter us from reporting the truth” - Al Jazeera DG More >>

“If the US tortures, why can’t we do it?”

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:36 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

“If the US tortures, why can’t we do it?” – UN expert says moral high ground must be recovered More >>

US must now recover moral high ground in torture allegations

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:34 pm | UN News

Mr. Juan Mendez, Special Rapporteur on Torture, Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas More >>

Record cereal crop as Ebola conflict threatens food security

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:29 pm | UN News

A farmer works in her cornfield in Swaziland. Southern Africa has had a strong maize harvest in 2014. Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano More >>

UN congratulates frontline Ebola response workers

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:25 pm | UN News

10 December 2014 – The United Nations today congratulated the front line workers in the field battling Ebola on their well-deserved recognition as Time “Person of the Year,” while countries affected by the outbreak and their partners met to ... More >>

FAO praises government for early typhoon warnings

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:22 pm | FAO

Manila, Philippines, 9 December 2014 – Philippine farmers and fishers have felt the full force of typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby) which has now swept through seven regions of the country, including the Visayas and MIMAROPA areas that were ... More >>

UNICEF mobilizes to reach people affected by Typhoon

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:19 pm | UNICEF

As Typhoon Hagupit wreaks havoc through the Philippines, UNICEF is acting quickly to support the Filipino government’s response to the emergency, providing lifesaving supplies and services for children and women in the areas hardest hit by cyclone-force ... More >>

Typhoon Hagupit Brings Increasing Disaster Risk into Focus

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:16 pm | APEC Secretariat

Manila, The Philippines, 8 December 2014 – Senior Officials from the 21 APEC member economies , the world’s largest regional economic group, will meet Tuesday in Manila to launch their agenda for collaboration during the Philippines’ year as APEC Chair ... More >>

UN-backed reconstruction efforts continue in Gaza

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:14 pm | UN News

11 December 2014 – Reconstruction efforts in Gaza are continuing as thousands of people will soon have access to building materials for urgent repairs to their homes following last summer’s conflict in the war-ravaged enclave, the United Nations ... More >>

Ban ‘deeply saddened’ by death of Ziad Abu Ein

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:11 pm | UN News

10 December 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that he is “deeply saddened” by the death of Palestinian Minister Ziad Abu Ein, which occurred after a demonstration near Ramallah that resulted in clashes with Israeli ... More >>

Swiss government’s bid to convene a summit on Palestine

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:08 pm | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights praises the Swiss government’s bid to convene a summit on Palestine and calls for them to stand firm in the face of political pressure exerted by Israel and the US, who seek to subvert respect for the law and ... More >>

Israeli Naval Forces Escalate Attacks against Palestinians

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:07 pm | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Israeli Naval Forces Escalate Attacks against Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza Sea; 12 Fishermen Arrested, 5 Fishing Boats Confiscated and Fishing Equipment Damaged More >>

Journalist most recent victim of Israeli military

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:04 pm | International Solidarity Movement

Bashar, a journalist from Palestine TV, was shot in the left leg at Kufr Qaddum on Friday the 5th of December 2014. More >>

Civil Society Groups call for release of secret TPP texts

Friday, 12 December 2014, 11:01 am | AFTINET

“As negotiators from Australia, the US, Japan and nine other Pacific Rim countries meet behind closed doors in Washington, we join 48 civil society groups from around the world to call for the release of the text before it is signed by governments. ... More >>

Norway's Oil Decline Accelerating

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 3:18 pm |

New oil projects are being scrapped in Norway amid falling production and low oil prices. More >>

UN expert calls for prosecution of CIA

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 3:16 pm | UN News

Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism Ben Emmerson. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré More >>

Government Formation in Kosovo

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 3:14 pm | U.S. Department of State

We congratulate Kosovo on the constitution of its Assembly and formation of its government -- the first democratic transition of political authority resulting from free and fair elections in all of Kosovo’s territory. This coalition government, and the ... More >>

Report That Shows Million-Dollar Witness Lied In US Court

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 3:13 pm | Hinton Communications

Chevron Trying to Suppress Expert Report that Undermines Company’s Star Witness In Ecuador Pollution Trial More >>

Opium production in the Golden Triangle

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 3:11 pm | UNODC

Bangkok (Thailand) 8 December 2014 – Opium poppy cultivation in Myanmar and Lao PDR rose to 63,800 hectares (ha) in 2014 compared to 61,200 ha in 2013, increasing for the eighth consecutive year and nearly triple the amount harvested in 2006, according ... More >>

West Papua -5 civilians were shot dead, 22 people injured

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 3:10 pm | Australia West Papua Association

Five civilians were shot dead by a joint force of Indonesian Police and Military in Paniai, on Monday 8th December. More >>

Kenyan police confess to extrajudicial killings

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 3:08 pm | Al Jazeera

• For the first time, members of Kenya’s counter-terrorism police admit to ‘eliminating’ radical Muslims More >>

Washington: Hundreds Gather to Protest TPP

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 3:01 pm | Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch

Outside Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations in Washington, D.C., Hundreds Gather to Protest TPP, Toast the Demise of Fast Track Authority More >>

Compensation Fund for Holocaust Victims Deported from France

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 2:59 pm | U.S. Department of State

Joint Statement on the Establishment of a Compensation Fund for Holocaust Victims Deported from France More >>

Remarks at the To Walk the Earth in Safety Event

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 2:58 pm | U.S. Department of State

Puneet, thank you very, very much. That’s a lot of years you and I have been journeying together. And as Puneet said, I did get to know him pretty well when he worked on the Hill for then-Senator Joe Biden and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and ... More >>

U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 2:56 pm | U.S. Department of State

To Walk the Earth in Safety: New Report Showcases U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction More >>

Clear Land Mines off the Earth

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 2:55 pm | U.S. Department of State

Earlier this year, a 10-year-old boy was collecting scrap metal in Bosnia when he stepped on a land mine, which killed him instantly. The mine was planted during a war of which the boy had no memory. Days later, a man met a similar fate only a few ... More >>

Charges in Iran Against U.S. Citizen Jason Rezaian

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 2:53 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States is deeply disappointed and concerned by reports that the Iranian judiciary has charged Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian with unspecified charges, and that the judge denied his request to be released on bail. We are also distressed ... More >>

Malala Takes A Stand Against Attacks on Education

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 1:45 pm | Save the Children New Zealand

Children’s right to education is under attack in more than 70 countries, causing millions of children to lose out on school because of war and conflict. Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Malala marks a unique opportunity to awaken decision makers, ... More >>

New Zealanders File Whistleblower Rewards Claims in US

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 1:58 pm | National Whistleblower Center

Washington, D.C. December 9, 2014. Today, as part of the U.N. sponsored International Anti-Corruption Day, the National Whistleblower Center issued a report, The Importance of Whistleblower Rewards in Combating International Corruption , endorsing whistleblower ... More >>


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