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Retarus moves up the quadrant

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 4:05 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

SINGAPORE, Nov 12, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - In its recent analysis of the Secure Email Gateway market, Radicati Group rated information logistics expert Retarus the "Trail Blazer" with the very best positioning, attributing to its innovation in the ... More >>

Ending Violence, Exploitation, Ecological Destruction & War

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 3:02 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

(Headline abbreviated, original headline: Ending Violence, Exploitation, Ecological Destruction and War: Creating a Culture of Peace) More >>

Multilateralism must weather challenges of today & tomorrow

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 10:06 am | UN News

In a speech to the Paris Peace Forum in Paris on Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that to thrive, multilateralism had to adapt, mindful that “conflicts persist, creating suffering and displacement: our world is unsettled”. He was speaking ... More >>

New Zealand firefighters helping battle blazes in Queensland

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 9:56 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Twenty-one New Zealand firefighters are departing for Australia today (Tuesday 12 November) to help fight the wild fires that have been raging in Queensland for the past nine weeks. More >>

UN Women's rights experts issue findings on 8 nations

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 9:12 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (11 November 2019) – The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has published its findings on the countries it examined during its session from 21 October to 8 November 2019: Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, ... More >>

Saudi Arabia to Inaugurate Diriyah Gate

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 9:08 am | Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 11 November 2019: The restoration and reimagining of Diriyah, a sweeping 18th century adobe city that once served as the capital and stronghold of the first Saudi State, will be officially inaugurated at a special ... More >>

Time for world leaders to honour 25-year-old promises

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 9:06 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (11 November 2019) – The international community must prioritise women’s rights to meet the promises and commitments on sexual and reproductive health made at a historic global conference 25 years ago, a group of United Nations human rights ... More >>

Media statement on situation of human rights in Cambodia

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:58 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (11 November 2019) - The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, welcomes the partial lifting of some judicial restrictions on Cambodian political opposition leader Mr. Kem Sokha. The court order prevents ... More >>

Novaliq GmbH licenses EyeSol-based Investigational Products

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:30 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HEIDELBERG / JIANGSU, Nov 9, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Novaliq GmbH, a pharmaceutical company focusing on first- and best-in-class ocular therapeutics, and Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co, Ltd. (SSE: 600276), a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company based ... More >>

USD 150 Million Strategic Investment by Ascendent Capital

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:23 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Nov 10, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited ("NetDragon" or the "Company", Hong Kong Stock Code: 777), a global leader in building internet communities, is pleased to announce the signing of definitive agreements ... More >>

BCA and JCB Launch BCA JCB Black Credit Card

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:12 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

JAKARTA, Nov 11, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - The significant upward trend in the number of Indonesian going abroad every year has encouraged PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BCA) to offer convenience and comfort for customers who like to travel and shop in Indonesia ... More >>

MSM Adamantly Avoids The Word “Coup” In Bolivia Reporting

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:11 am | Caitlin Johnstone

There has been a military coup in Bolivia backed by violent right-wing rioters and the US government , but you'd hardly know this from any of the mainstream media headlines. More >>

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair Closes

Monday, 11 November 2019, 6:53 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Nov 10, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - The 12th HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), ended on Saturday (9 November) after a successful three-day run (7 to 9 November). ... More >>

3rd Hainan International Health Industry Expo

Monday, 11 November 2019, 6:50 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

On the morning of November 9, the 3rd Hainan International Health Industry Expo 2019 opened at the Hainan International Convention and Exhibition Center, Haikou City, Hainan Province, China. With the theme of "New Health Era, New Hainan Free Trade ... More >>

French Polynesia Regional Group

Sunday, 10 November 2019, 12:22 pm | FPRG

The President of French Polynesia, Edouard Fritch, and the Vice President, Teva Rohfritsch, received this Thursday at the Presidency the "French Polynesia Regional Group" (FPRG) represented by its president, Christophe Plee, who was accompanied by Patrick ... More >>

UN court will consider Ukraine allegations against Russia

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 12:02 pm | United Nations

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivers its judgment on the preliminary objections raised by the Russian Federation in the case concerning two international treaties on terrorism financing and racial discrimination (Ukraine v. Russian Federation). More >>

Fiji’s Prime Minister Officially Opens Renovated Arena

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:45 am | Fiji Sports Council

With the official re-opening of the Vodafone Arena on Friday 8th November by Fiji’s Prime Minister, Hon. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, the Fiji Sports Council (FSC) will introduce another facility that expands its inventory to include an additional court ... More >>

85% of UNHRC Delegates Praised Iran on Human Rights

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:31 am | UN Watch

Mohammad Larijani, Secretary General of the High Council for Human Rights of the Islamic Republic of Iran, today presented the country’s report at the UN Human Rights Council. GENEVA, November 8, 2019 — Delegates to the UN Human Rights Council ... More >>

Brazil: People with albinism ‘stuck in trenches’

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:29 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA/BRASILIA (8 November 2019) - The Government of Brazil must implement specific and concrete measures – which thankfully cost almost nothing – to address the specific needs of people with albinism, said UN Independent Expert Ikponwosa Ero ... More >>

Chile: UN experts condemn excessive use of force

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:28 am | UNHCHR

Chile: UN experts condemn excessive use of force and acts of violence in recent protests More >>

Egypt: UN experts denounce Morsi “brutal” prison conditions

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:27 am | UNHCHR

Egypt: UN experts denounce Morsi “brutal” prison conditions, warn thousands of other inmates at severe risk More >>

UN experts condemn Israeli decision to expel Omar Shakir

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:26 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (8 November 2019) – UN human rights experts* today criticised a decision by the Israeli Supreme Court upholding the government’s decision to revoke the work visa of Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine director of Human Rights Watch. More >>

UN: BRIEFING NOTES: Syria; Iraq; Mauritania

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:25 am | UNHCHR

Civilians continue to pay a very high price in the ongoing hostilities in Syria. Dozens have been killed and injured in the largely separate situations occurring simultaneously in north-eastern and north-western Syria, from a variety of causes ... More >>

Cambodia: UN expert concerned at escalating tensions

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:24 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (8 November 2019) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia has expressed grave concerns about the heightened political crackdown across the country, calling on the Government to respect the rights to freedom of ... More >>

27th HK International Optical Fair

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:19 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

27th HK International Optical Fair draws over 14,000 buyers Smart eyewear in focus, experts unveil tech developments HONG KONG, Nov 8, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - The 27th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Optical Fair concluded today. Organised ... More >>

Major financial institution in Thailand, adopts Smart Code

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:17 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

KASIKORNBANK, a major financial institution in Thailand, starts to adopt Smart Code(TM), the JCB QR and barcode payment scheme Bangkok and Tokyo, Nov 8, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - KASIKORNBANK in Thailand started to adopt Smart Code, QR and barcode payment scheme, ... More >>

Agreement with Green Climate Fund

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 10:58 am | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Noumea, New Caledonia – The Pacific Community (SPC) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) signed an Accreditation Master Agreement today, to further expand their partnership in favour of mitigation and adaptation to climate change in the Pacific. More >>

Corporate Mammon: Amazon and the Seattle Council Elections

Friday, 8 November 2019, 3:16 pm | Binoy Kampmark

An enduring US political tradition was in evidence in Seattle recently. Amazon had decided that the city council elections would be too important to leave alone. Seattle was their city after all. The aim of the company was much in keeping with the manor ... More >>

National Refugee rallies say "hands off Medevac"

Friday, 8 November 2019, 3:04 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

While the government ramps up the rhetoric and its misinformation campaign against the Medevac legislation, thousands of people will rally across Australia on Saturday 9 November to “defend the Medevac law’. More >>

Justice must be done following deadly Burkina Faso attack

Friday, 8 November 2019, 12:56 pm | UN News

Authorities in Burkina Faso must “do everything in their power” to bring to justice the perpetrators of an attack on a mining company convoy in the West African nation on Wednesday, which killed dozens and left scores more injured, the UN chief said ... More >>

UN States overwhelmingly support end of US-Cuba embargo

Friday, 8 November 2019, 12:55 pm | UN News

For the 28th consecutive year, the UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba. More >>

Majority of the Fortune 100 Choose Trintech

Friday, 8 November 2019, 12:13 pm | ACN Newswire

Majority of the Fortune 100 Choose Trintech to Transform Financial Processes Bank of America, Honeywell International, Kroger, Microsoft, Target, Valero, and Walgreens Among Trintech's Enterprise Customer Base More >>

Scientists discover possiby the world’s largest caldera

Friday, 8 November 2019, 11:14 am | GNS Science

The discovery of a mega-volcano off the Philippines coast has scientists reaching for inter-planetary comparisons – as they study what could be the world’s largest caldera. More >>

AAX, the Next Generation Cryptocurrency Exchange

Friday, 8 November 2019, 10:40 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

AAX's next-generation cryptocurrency exchange gives retail and institutional investors access to institutional-grade trading performance with LSEG Technology's Millennium Exchange matching engine More >>

ICC should open investigation into attack on migrants centre

Friday, 8 November 2019, 8:30 am | Euro-Med Monitor

GENEVA - The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor called on the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) to take all necessary measures to ensure that those involved in the attack on a migrant detention center in Libya are prosecuted, with new evidence ... More >>

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair opens today

Friday, 8 November 2019, 8:21 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Nov 7, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 12th HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair opened today and will run for three days (7 to 9 November) at the Hong Kong Convention and ... More >>

UN Human Rights Committee publishes findings on 5 nations

Friday, 8 November 2019, 8:11 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (7 November 2019) — The UN Human Rights Committee has published its findings on the civil and political rights record of countries it examined during its latest session from 14 October to 8 November 2019: Belgium, Cabo Verde, Czech Republic, ... More >>

Health spending set to outpace GDP growth to 2030, says OECD

Friday, 8 November 2019, 8:10 am | OECD

Health expenditure will outpace GDP growth over the next 15 years in almost every OECD country, according to new OECD forecasts. Health spending per capita will grow at an average annual rate of 2.7% across the OECD and will reach 10.2% of GDP by ... More >>

Korean Seaweed Farm Becomes 1st to be ASC-MSC certified

Friday, 8 November 2019, 8:03 am | Aquaculture Stewardship Council

A farm cultivating seaweed at sea in the Republic of Korea has become the first of its kind to be certified against the ASC-MSC Seaweed Standard. More >>

SI trade balance reverts to $221.1 million deficit in June

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 8:11 pm | Solomon Islands National Statistics Office

The Solomon Islands (SI) International Merchandise Trade (IMT) balance shifted back to a deficit of $221.1 million after a surplus of $75.7m in the previous March quarter, 2019. More >>

The State of Indonesia vs The State of West Papua

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 4:36 pm | Yoab Syatfle

The State of the Federal Republic of West Papua was formed at the Third Papuan People’s Congress which was held on October 17 to 19, 2011 and attended by more than 20,000 Papuans from across the territory of Papua at the Zakheus Tunas Harapan Padang field ... More >>

Curfew Panda

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 4:12 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It seems a tall, ambitious and very authoritarian order: imposing bans on persons under the age of 18 from playing online games between 22:00 and 08:00; rationing gaming on weekdays to 90 minutes and three hours on holidays and weekends. This is ... More >>

Microsoft Should Not Fund Israeli Spying on Palestinians

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 10:13 am | Ramzy Baroud

The act of Palestinian activists covering their faces during anti-Israeli occupation rallies is an old practice that spans decades. The masking of the face, often by Kufyias - traditional Palestinian scarves that grew to symbolize Palestinian resistance ... More >>

Cholera prevention efforts underway to protect millions

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 10:07 am | UN News

A campaign has got underway to prevent the spread of a deadly cholera outbreak to Sudan’s populous Khartoum state, home to more than eight million people, UN medics said on Wednesday. More >>

‘Violence, atrocities and impunity’ reign throughout Libya

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 10:07 am | UN News

Libya remains entangled in a “cycle of violence, atrocities and impunity”, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the UN Security Council on Wednesday, nearly a decade since the Court began its work in the country. More >>

Hong Kong International Optical Fair opens today

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 9:10 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Nov 6, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and co-organised by the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association (HKOMA), the 27th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Optical Fair opened ... More >>

12th HK International Wine & Spirits Fair opens tomorrow

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 9:08 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Nov 6, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - The 12th Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), is set to open tomorrow (7 November) and continues till Saturday (9 November) at the Hong ... More >>

Viet Joint Stock Bank to Launch JCB Credit Card in Vietnam

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 9:05 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Ho Chi Minh City & Tokyo, Nov 6, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Viet Capital Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Viet Capital Bank), a major commercial bank in Vietnam, and JCB International Co. Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., ... More >>

ARA US Hospitality Trust Announces Acquisition of Hotels

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 9:02 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

SINGAPORE, Nov 6, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - ARA US Hospitality Trust ("ARA H-Trust") is pleased to announce that it has today entered into a conditional purchase and sales agreement to acquire a portfolio of three Marriott-branded upscale select-service ... More >>

Swingvy and Deliveroo for Business launch LIFT

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 4:49 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

SINGAPORE, Nov 6, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Swingvy, one of Asia's fastest-growing HR tech platforms, today announced that it will host its first-ever LIFT on Thursday 21 November at Noontalk Studios in Singapore. Powered by Deliveroo for Business, ... More >>

Joint Statement: Ensuring Security of 2020 US Elections

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 12:17 pm | Federal Bureau of Investigation

Joint Statement from DOJ, DOD, DHS, DNI, FBI, NSA, and CISA on Ensuring Security of 2020 Elections More >>

Teaching the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 8:53 am | John Stanton

“ Ask students to read for more than a couple of sentences and many will protest that they can’t do it. The most frequent complaint that teachers hear that it’s boring. It is not so much the content of the written material that is at issues here; ... More >>

Leaders urged to move Bosnia and Herzegovina forward

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 8:47 am | UN News

Current trends and public pronouncements by some political leaders in Bosnia and Herzegovina indicate an effort to roll back reforms implemented since the end of the Balkan wars two decades ago, the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday. More >>

Philippines: government crackdown targets unions

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 8:31 am | International Trade Union Confederation

The ITUC has condemned a new wave of police repression of Philippine trade unionists. The offensive was launched when police simultaneously raided three premises of human rights and trade union organisations, arresting and detaining 57 people members of ... More >>

Asia-Pacific region must move to strengthen aquaculture

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 8:07 am | Food and Agriculture Organisation

05/11/2019 Bangkok, Thailand – The Asia-Pacific region is taking important preparatory steps to strengthen the governance of aquaculture for sustainable development and future food security, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ... More >>

The Imperial Propaganda Machine

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 3:59 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

(Headline abbreviated, original headline: The Imperial Propaganda Machine: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix) More >>

1,500 Energy Experts Gather in Bangkok

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 3:41 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

1,500 Energy Experts Gather in Bangkok in November to Secure Thailand's Energy Future More >>

Asia Clean Energy Summit 2019

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 3:40 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Dr Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State Ministry of Trade and Industry in Singapore, highlighted some of the key developments in Singapore supporting Singapore's transition towards a sustainable future at ACES 2019. More >>

US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 11:29 am | United Nations

In response to questions from reporters, the Spokesperson has the following to say: More >>

Protiviti and Trintech Announce Strategic Alliance

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 10:22 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE, Nov 5, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Trintech, a leading global provider of integrated Record to Report software solutions for the office of finance, and Protiviti, a global consulting firm, today announced a strategic alliance to ... More >>