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Rivers APC heads for election tribunal, reassures supporters

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 11:31 am | Nwaorgu Faustinus

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says it is about to conclude arrangements to petition the State Election Tribunal to reclaim its mandate which was stolen by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in connivance with the Independent ... More >>

Timor-Leste’s Veterans to Visit Australia

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 11:27 am | Government Of Timor-Leste

Next week veterans of Timor-Leste’s independence struggle will visit Australia to build on relationships with Australia’s veteran community, discuss ideas on veteran services and participate in ANZAC ceremonies which this year commemorate ... More >>

Has The U.S. Reached "Peak Oil" At Current Price Levels?

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 11:16 am |

Last night the EIA once again capitulated on the myth that rig counts don't matter and the productivity of wells would largely offset, leaving the industry on a continuous path to higher output. The current consensus of 500,000 B/D additional growth in ... More >>

Attacks Against the Colombian Military in Cauca

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 11:10 am | U.S. Department of State

Press Statement Marie Harf Acting Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 17, 2015 More >>

Third U.S.-Kyrgyz Republic Annual Bilateral Consultations

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 11:04 am | U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed Erlan Abdyldaev, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, and the accompanying Kyrgyz delegation to Washington for the third round of United States – Kyrgyz Republic Annual Bilateral Consultations ... More >>

U.S. Condemns Erbil Attack

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 11:03 am | U.S. Department of State

Press Statement Marie Harf Acting Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 17, 2015 More >>

Committee on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 10:38 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Committee on Rights of Persons with Disabilities publishes findings on Germany, Croatia, Czech Republic, Turkmenistan, Dominican Republic,Mongolia and Cook Islands More >>

UNE signs agreement with prestigious French institution

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 10:31 am | University of New England

Biddeford, ME - The University of New England signed a partnership agreement with the Institut des Études Politiques (IPE) at Saint-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris, on April 10, 2015 to promote student exchange between the two institutions. Known as ... More >>

Endangered sturgeons, CITES labelling & seafood traceability

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 10:27 am | WWF

Endangered sturgeons, CITES labelling and seafood traceability to be presented at the world’s largest seafood trade event More >>

More Secret Videos from Chevron Whistleblower

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 10:23 am | Amazon Watch

More Secret Videos from Chevron Whistleblower Show Ecuadorian Villager Asking for Help Oil Giant Never Provided More >>

Statement from Brand South Africa

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 10:21 am | African Press Organisation

Statement from Brand South Africa on the current developments in South Africa, 17 April 2015 More >>

Getting the Cure Right for a Sick Democracy

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 10:19 am | David Swanson

• Full representation for Washington, D.C., and all of the U.S. colonies in the Caribbean and Pacific. More >>

UK petition to Debenhams urges: Drop D&G

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 10:12 am | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

A 44,000-strong petition was delivered today to Debenhams’s flagship Oxford Street store in central London, asking them to stop stocking the fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana over their offensive dismissal of IVF babies as “synthetic children.” More >>

Call for the Removal of Harmful Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

Friday, 17 April 2015, 8:48 pm | IISD

GENEVA—17 April 2015—A coalition of governments are calling for the phase-out of subsidies to fossil fuels in the lead-up to a major climate conference in Paris. A group of eight countries known as the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform today ... More >>

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein during his mission to Burundi

Friday, 17 April 2015, 8:10 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Opening remarks by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein at a press conference during his mission to Burundi More >>

IFIs should make stronger push against global jobs deficit

Friday, 17 April 2015, 8:08 pm | ITF Press Officer

Brussels, 16 April 2015 (ITUC OnLine): On the eve of the ministerial-level Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank taking place in Washington on 17-19 April, the ITUC calls on the international financial institutions (IFIs) to take measures for ... More >>

UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Friday, 17 April 2015, 8:05 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to review France, Guatemala, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sudan, Germany, Denmark More >>

P&O Cruises’ Pacific Pearl Carries Humanitarian Aid

Friday, 17 April 2015, 7:58 pm | P O Cruises

P&O Cruises’ superliner Pacific Pearl will sail for Vanuatu on Sunday with a precious cargo of humanitarian aid to help the region rebuild following Cyclone Pam. More >>

Historic Mou for the Pacific

Friday, 17 April 2015, 7:56 pm | Water Authority of Fiji

In a historic first, the Pacific Water and Wastewater Association (PWWA) and the Caribbean Water Associations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to foster inter-regional cooperation, according to Opetaia Ravai, Chairman of the Pacific Water ... More >>

African Ministers Unite for Climate Agreement

Friday, 17 April 2015, 7:54 pm | UNFCCC

African Ministers Unite in Calling for Strong Universal Climate Agreement and Sufficient Finance to Unlock Africa’s potential More >>

European Commission Issue Statement of Objection to Google

Friday, 17 April 2015, 7:52 pm | European Publishers Council

European Publishers Council (EPC) welcomes the European Commission's Decision to Issue a Statement of Objections to Google More >>

Dr. Ashrawi marks Palestinian Prisoners’ Day

Friday, 17 April 2015, 7:35 pm | Palestinian Liberation Organisation

Dr. Ashrawi marks Palestinian Prisoners’ Day: “It is high time for Israel’s captivity of the Palestinian people to end” More >>

Lomborg centre ‘politically-motivated think tank’: Flannery

Friday, 17 April 2015, 5:35 pm | Climate Council

FEDERAL funding for Danish climate contrarian Bjorn Lomborg to establish a new “consensus centre” at the University of Western Australia is an insult to Australia’s scientific community, the Climate Council’s Tim Flannery said today. More >>

NGO cooperation helps residents reclaim neighbourhoods

Friday, 17 April 2015, 5:02 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Groups of local men and women have taken to the streets of Port Vila, Vanuatu to help clean up the neighbourhoods hardest hit by Cyclone Pam as part of a joint Caritas/ Vanuatu Diocesan Disaster Committee (DDC)-Oxfam ‘Cash for Work’ programme. More >>

Council of Europe mixed messages on homelessness

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:46 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (16 April 2015) - The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe let politics trump respect for human rights when it issued two convoluted resolutions relating to the plight of homeless persons with irregular migration status in the ... More >>

Latest migrant tragedy highlights shared responsibility

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:45 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (16 April 2015) – The latest loss of life in the Mediterranean Sea highlights the absolute need for European Union member states, as well as other states that are major destinations for migrants, to adopt a new approach to migration that places ... More >>

ITF expresses condolences over Antwerp docker deaths

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:42 pm | ITF Press Officer

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has expressed its condolences to the families and colleagues of three experienced dockworkers who died on Saturday in Antwerp, Belgium, after entering a ship’s hold to unload coal. More >>

Vanuatu continues to face health challenges

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:33 pm | WHO

PORT VILA, 15 April 2015 – Working with the Ministry of Health of Vanuatu and other partners, the World Health Organization (WHO) has made significant progress in addressing the health needs of the more than 160 000 people affected by Cyclone Pam. However, ... More >>

Health disaster strikes recently contacted Indians in Brazil

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:31 pm | Survival International

An Indian woman from Earth’s most threatened tribe is fighting for her life after being contacted in Brazil’s north-eastern Amazon rainforest. More >>

WWF and Vojvodinašume continue long-standing partnership

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:29 pm | WWF

Novi Sad, Serbia, - WWF and Serbia’s forest Public Enterprise (PE) Vojvodinašume signed a memorandum to continue their long-standing cooperation on nature protection for an indefinite period. They have worked together since 2011, mainly on wetland ... More >>

Detention of Youth Activists in Congo

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:28 pm | U.S. Department of State

Press Statement Marie Harf Acting Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 16, 2015 More >>

Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:26 pm | U.S. Department of State

Teresa and I join all Americans today in observing Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day. We bow our heads as we both mourn and honor the six million Jews and millions of others who perished in the most painful and horrific chapter in human history. More >>

Conviction of Azerbaijani Human Rights Activist

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:23 pm | U.S. Department of State

Press Statement Marie Harf Acting Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 16, 2015 More >>

Former Congressman Faleomavaega Speaks at ASCC

Friday, 17 April 2015, 1:45 pm | ASCC

This past Tuesday, April 14th, former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin accepted an invitation from the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Social Science Department to participate in a forum on the subject of American Samoa’s political status. ... More >>

Cyclone Pam - Vanuatu – Bulletin No. 5

Friday, 17 April 2015, 11:49 am | Rotary New Zealand

All 1000 Rotary Emergency Response Kits have now been distributed in Vanuatu. Rotary New Zealand is indebted in its partnership on this occasion with World Vision who provided the logistics and personnel in Vanuatu and included in the distribution ... More >>

Improving search and rescue in the Pacific region

Friday, 17 April 2015, 11:18 am | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Noumea, New Caledonia – The Pacific has moved one step closer to achieving a harmonised regional approach to search and rescue capability as promoted in the Search and Rescue Technical Arrangement for Cooperation among Pacific Island countries and territories. ... More >>

Human rights must always be protected, UN experts

Friday, 17 April 2015, 11:17 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (16 April 2015) – Human rights and freedoms should not be sacrificed for political convenience in the fight against terrorism, two United Nations human rights experts have said today. More >>

Monetary reform proposed for Iceland

Friday, 17 April 2015, 11:01 am | Democrats for Social Credit

DSC leader Stephnie de Ruyter today hailed the report ‘Monetary Reform - a better monetary system for Iceland’ as a being triumph of good sense over corporate finance greed. More >>

U.S. Delegation to the Global Conference on Cyberspace

Friday, 17 April 2015, 10:06 am | U.S. Department of State

Coordinator for Cyber Issues Christopher Painter Heads the U.S. Delegation to the Global Conference on Cyberspace in The Hague More >>

48th UN Commission on Population and Development

Friday, 17 April 2015, 10:01 am | U.S. Department of State

Remarks Margaret Pollack, Director for Multilateral Coordination and External Relations and Senior Advisor on Population Issues New York City April 13, 2015 More >>

WikiLeaks - Sony Archives

Friday, 17 April 2015, 9:54 am | Wikileaks

Today, 16 April 2015, WikiLeaks publishes an analysis and search system for The Sony Archives: 30,287 documents from Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and 173,132 emails, to and from more than 2,200 SPE email addresses. SPE is a US subsidiary of the Japanese ... More >>

Transfer of Intelligence and Qods Force mercenaries

Friday, 17 April 2015, 9:52 am | National Council of Resistance of Iran

Transfer of Intelligence and Qods Force mercenaries to Liberty under pretext of PMOI families by mullahs’ regime embassy and the Governmental Committee More >>

New AU Great Lakes Special Representatives

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 5:28 pm | US Department Of State

The United States welcomes the African Union’s announcement of its new Special Representative for the Great Lakes Region and Head of the AU Liaison Office in Burundi, Dr. Arvin Boolell. The United States looks forward to continuing our important partnership ... More >>

U.S. Relations With Italy

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 5:25 pm | US Department Of State

The United States established diplomatic relations with Italy in 1861 following the unification of most of the peninsula into one state. In 1941, Italy -- with the other World War II Axis powers Germany and Japan -- declared war on the United States. ... More >>

Remarks With German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 5:21 pm | US Department Of State

FOREIGN MINISTER STEINMEIER: A very special welcome to our friend, John Kerry, who came a long way after his hearings in the Congress yesterday evening. It’s sunny weather in Lubeck, but that shouldn’t irritate us because the weather in international ... More >>

Water Revolution: Interview with Stanley Weine

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 5:19 pm |

Globally, water demand is threatening to dangerously outpace supply, while in the US, dry states such as Texas and California are suffering from shortages and the future forebodes more suffering. For the North American shale boom, the lack of water ... More >>

Malaysia's Sedition Act Amendments

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 5:16 pm | US Department Of State

The United States notes the April 10 passage of amendments to Malaysia’s Sedition Act, and we reiterate our concern about restrictions on freedom of expression in Malaysia. More >>

US Concerned by Burkina Faso Electoral Code Changes

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 4:28 pm | US Department Of State

The United States is concerned by the National Transitional Council’s April 7 passage of certain changes to Burkina Faso’s electoral code that exclude candidates in the upcoming elections who had voiced support for a constitutional revision to amend ... More >>

OHCHR Press Briefing Note - (1) Yemen, (2) Mali

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 4:26 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Subjects: (1) Yemen (2) Mali More >>

Recommendation to Rescind Cuba's Designation

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 4:21 pm | US Department Of State

In December 2014, as a critical component of establishing a new direction for U.S.–Cuba relations, the President directed the State Department to launch a review of Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism and provide a report to him within six ... More >>

2015 U.S.-European Union Information Society Dialogue

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 4:19 pm | US Department Of State

Today, the United States and the European Union held the thirteenth U.S.–EU Information Society Dialogue in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss issues related to information and communication technology (ICT) and the digital economy. More >>

Volume on the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 4:16 pm | US Department Of State

Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volume on the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln More >>

Terrorist Designation of Ali Ouni Harzi

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 4:14 pm | US Department Of State

The Department of State has designated Ali Ouni Harzi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. The consequences of this designation ... More >>

Community Forum Sydney 12.30 Today Ahead of Global Protests

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 11:13 am | AFTINET

Community Forum Sydney 12.30 Today Ahead of Global Protests About the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal (TPP) Speakers from Doctors without Borders (MSF), CHOICE and other community organisations will urge the government to reject harmful proposals in the TPP at ... More >>

Statement on Obama's Removal of Cuba from Terrorism List

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 11:04 am | Embassy of Cuba in New Zealand

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Relations General Director for the United States, Josefina Vidal Ferreiro relating to the decision by the President of the United States, Barack Obama, to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism on Tuesday, ... More >>

Blackwater Sentencing

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 5:23 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

“Justice is served in this case but must be assured globally,” the United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries has said today, reiterating its call for global regulation of private military and security companies (PMSCs). “The outsourcing ... More >>

Greater Protection for Consumers as Canada Joins APP

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 5:21 pm | APEC Eletronic Commerce Steering Group

Ottawa, Canada, 15 April 2015 – Canada has become the latest entrant into the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System, boosting the protection of consumer data from security threats as it is transmitted around the Asia-Pacific while cutting ... More >>

Senior UN Human Rights official to visit Afghanistan

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 5:16 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Šimonović, will visit Afghanistan from 15 to 21 April to assess the human rights situation, and particularly the human rights impact of the handover of security responsibilities ... More >>

ADC Call to Support the Surveillance State Repeal Act

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 5:13 pm | American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee - ADC

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) calls on members to support the Surveillance State Repeal Act (H.R. 1466), which was introduced by Representative Mark Pocan. The Surveillance State Repeal Act would repeal the USA Patriot Act and ... More >>

Remote Communities Gather to Review 2 Years of Teamwork

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 4:55 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Travelling for up to a day in open boats exposed to rain and wind, community leaders from across Choiseul Province in the Solomon Islands gathered to discuss the progress of a partnership that has become a model for the Pacific Region. More >>


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