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John Kerry Remarks with NZ Foreign Minister Murray McCully

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 2:32 pm | US Department Of State

Hello, everybody. My great privilege to welcome the foreign minister of New Zealand here. Murray is a close friend now. We have worked together for a number of years. I am particularly grateful, as is President Obama, for New Zealand’s very strong ... More >>

Long sentences for Palestinian stone-throwers

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 12:42 pm | Palestinian Human Rights Campaign

Legislation to impose harsher sentences on Palestinian stone-throwers passed into law on Monday night (20 July 2015) in the Israeli Knesset. Israeli Justice Minister AyeletShaked commented "A stone-thrower is a terrorist and only an appropriate ... More >>

US Decision on People Trafficking in Malaysia “Manipulated”

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 8:05 am | ITUC

Brussels, 27 July 2015 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC is deeply concerned that the US State Department today upgraded Malaysia from “Tier 3” to “Tier 2 Watch” in its annual Trafficking in Persons Report. The unwarranted upgrade is presumed to be result ... More >>

Newstalk Interview With Bobby Kerr On “Down to Business"

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 8:04 am | GoldCore

- Gold is extremely rare- all gold ever mined fit in giant bar the size of four bedroom house - Gold is a tangible asset which always retains value - unlike paper assets - Growing Chinese, Indian & Asian middle class provide “fundamental ... More >>

Elections in Burundi

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 7:58 am | Rene Wadlow

The violent presidential election in Burundi highlights the need for UN election-monitoring services. On the eve of the July 21st presidential election, Taye-Brook Zerihoun, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs warded that “The grave danger ... More >>

As health needs rise in Somalia, funding hits new low

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 1:04 pm | UN News

As health needs rise in Somalia, funding hits new low, cutting off 1.5 million from care – UN More >>

Need to end violence against children in conflict

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 12:59 pm | UN News

‘We should be outraged’ more not being done to end violence against children in conflict – UNICEF chief More >>

Ohio Gov. Kasich’s Anti-Green Resume

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 11:39 am | Harvey Wasserman

The latest politician to leap toward the GOP nomination is widely known as America’s most anti-green governor. But he has a critical decision coming up that could help change that. More >>

Bicycling for Peace and Environmental Justice: Halfway

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 11:35 am | David Swanson

I left from Marin County, just north of San Francisco, to LA on Memorial day, and then on June 15 headed east toward Washington D.C. I have ridden over 1,600 miles and climbed more than 40,000 feet of mountains. I will be traveling Oklahoma, Kansas, ... More >>

New video - action plan to tackle Canadian privacy deficit

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 11:33 am | OpenMedia

New video sets out action plan to tackle Canadian privacy deficit, as hundreds of thousands continue to speak up against Bill C-51 More >>

Effects of climate on human societies

Saturday, 25 July 2015, 11:36 am | University of Miami

MIAMI – New research reveals that some of the earliest civilizations in the Middle East and the Fertile Crescent may have been affected by abrupt climate change. These findings show that while socio-economic factors were traditionally considered to ... More >>

Police must face justice for Tolikara shooting

Saturday, 25 July 2015, 11:24 am | Benny Wenda

Widespread and growing criticism of the shoddy way in which the Tolikara situation in West Papua has been handled by the security forces, has now reached the door of President Joko Widodo. More >>

Papuan leader wants investigation of tolikara incident

Saturday, 25 July 2015, 11:20 am | Antara News

Jayapura, Papua, July 21 (Antara) - Pater Neles Tebay, Coordinator of Papua Peace Networks (JDP) calls for sympathy and serious attention to solving the problem of intolerance in Karubaga, regency of Tolikara, Papua. More >>

Precious metals slide as the bears prowl the markets

Saturday, 25 July 2015, 10:41 am | GoldMoney

Monday saw a drop in the gold price, partly triggered by Asian markets and rumours that some big funds might be dumping gold into the market. More >>

New Standards for US Foreign Policy on Israel?

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 8:53 am | International Solidarity Movement

U.S. State Department Urges Israel to refrain from demolishing Palestinian village, Susiya in the West Bank. Fears a deterioration in standard of policy of indigenous displacement. More >>

Russians Buy Gold Again In June - Another 25 Tonnes

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 8:27 am | GoldCore

- Russia adds another 800,000 ounces or 25 tonnes to gold reserves in June - Russia’s has sixth largest gold reserves in the world - Allocates 13% of FX reserves to gold - Central bank buys all Russian gold production - Other Russian gold demand has to ... More >>

More Job Losses Coming To U.S. Shale

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 8:38 pm | Oilprice.com

With the recently concluded nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 countries, oil prices have already started heading downward on sentiments that Iran's crude oil supply would further contribute to the already rising global supply glut. The economic ... More >>

Investigation exposes failure of Fukushima decontamination

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 9:29 am | Greenpeace

Tokyo, 21 July 2015 – Radioactive contamination in the forests and land of Iitate district in Fukushima prefecture is so widespread and at such a high level that it will be impossible for people to safely return to their homes, a Greenpeace Japan ... More >>

Union calls for urgency over new laws to end child labour

Monday, 20 July 2015, 10:52 am | First Union

After receiving notification of what appears to be several child labour cases in Apia, Samoa First Union is reminding parents and employers that child labour is unethical and can even be illegal under local and international law. More >>

On Mandela Day, UN joins call to promote community service

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 12:55 pm | UN News

Nelson Mandela, then Deputy President of the African National Congress of South Africa, raises his fist in the air while addressing the Special Committee Against Apartheid in the General Assembly Hall. UN Photo/P. Sudhakaran More >>

New Zealand shearers take 2-0 lead over Wales

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 12:11 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

New Zealand Shearing legend David Fagan is looking to celebrate his final retirement in the UK in triumph after he and teammate Dion King had a second test-match win over Wales early today. More >>

One Year Anniversary of the Shootdown of MH17

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 12:09 pm | U.S. Department of State

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine one year ago, taking the lives of 298 innocent people from 11 countries on July 17, 2014. Our thoughts remain with those who perished, and we join with their friends, families, and loved ... More >>

All charges against Nabeel Rajab must be dropped

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 12:06 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Three United Nations human rights experts* today call on the Bahraini authorities to drop all charges the prominent Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, who was released from prison earlier this week for health reasons. While welcoming Mr. ... More >>

The Third U.S.-Japan Cyber Dialogue

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 12:03 pm | US Department Of State

The third U.S-Japan Cyber Dialogue will be held in Tokyo on July 22, 2015. More >>

Condoms in Porn Advocates Collect 371,000 Signatures

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 12:01 pm | AIDS Healthcare Foundation

366,880 valid signatures of registered California voters are needed; however, backers will continue to collect up to 550,000 signatures total as a cushion before September 14th filing deadlines for measure, which would then appear on November 2016 presidential ... More >>

The World’s Most Innovative Catwalk is Eco Friendly

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 11:44 am | J Model Management

17 July 2015 marked a revolutionized move in modern fashion presentation when Jessica Minh Anh transformed the award-winning solar power plant, Gemasolar, into the world’s newest catwalk. The model and entrepreneur, known for combining art, architecture, ... More >>

A Blight Unto Nations

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 11:14 am | Leslie Bravery

It is one year now since Israel's brutal Operation Protective Edge blitz all butobliterated much of the defenceless Gaza Strip. The 50-day assault was yet another tragic human rights outrage among countless other violations of international law perpetrated ... More >>

Australian Supporters of Democracy in Iran

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 11:02 am | Peter Murphy

Australia asked to help avert humanitarian crisis at Camp Liberty, Baghdad The Australian Supporters of Democracy in Iran today condemned in the strongest terms the blockage by Iraqi security forces of fuel, food and sanitation services to Camp Liberty, near ... More >>

Biosphere Collapse: The Biggest Economic Bubble Ever

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 10:52 am | Glen Barry

The global environment collapses as in the pursuit of short-term growth, humanity overruns natural ecosystems including the atmosphere that make Earth habitable. Together we urgently address inequity, climate change, overpopulation and natural ecosystem ... More >>

Tourists outraged as forced to vacate a French Riviera beach

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 10:49 am | eTN Rush

Tourists outraged to be forced to vacate a French Riviera beach to make room for a Royal Holiday More >>

Hindus concerned after North Carolina temple sign hit

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 10:46 am | Zed Rajan

Hindus nationwide are highly concerned after reports of a sign of planned “Winston Salem Hindu Temple” in Clemmons (North Carolina) was hit with over 60 shotgun blasts earlier this month. More >>

Slow Progress in Prosecuting International Crimes

Saturday, 18 July 2015, 11:05 am | ICTJ

GOMA, July 17, 2015 — A new report by the International Center for Transitional Justice analyzes the Congolese judicial authorities’ response to international crimes committed in the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 2009 ... More >>

Global Precious Metal Roundtable

Saturday, 18 July 2015, 11:02 am | GoldCore

- Recent events in Greece have undermined trust in the EU - Sentiment towards gold cannot get much worse - Increase in interest and demand for gold recently - Will sharp slowdown in China see fall or rise in gold demand? - Elephant in room is manipulated ... More >>

Pacific Ministers Call for EU's Commitment to the EPA

Saturday, 18 July 2015, 10:35 am | Forum Secretariat

The PACP Trade and Fisheries Ministers met in Suva, Fiji on 17 July 2015. Ministers expressed concerns at the EU's proposal to defer the EPA negotiations and reaffirmed their intent to continue engagement in the comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement ... More >>

ITF: FC Barcelona election ‘will decide fate of Qatar Airway

Saturday, 18 July 2015, 10:17 am | ITF Press Officer

Tomorrow’s FC Barcelona presidential elections are likely to seal the fate of any further sponsorship deal by Qatar Airways (QR), according to the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF). The ITF says that the gulf between the airline’s treatment ... More >>

British expats keen as ever to access buy-to-let properties

Saturday, 18 July 2015, 10:15 am | Skipton International

British expats are still as keen as ever to invest in a buy-to-let property back home, according to leading offshore lender, Skipton International . More >>

EU takes timid steps towards Net Neutrality

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 7:02 am | Access

Brussels, Belgium - Today the Industry Committee of the European Parliament formally endorsed the version of the Telecoms Single Market (TSM) Regulation that was agreed to on July 3rd. Concluded after more than ten hours of discussion, the text agreed ... More >>

UN expert warns against more austerity measures for Greece

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 7:00 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

“Not at the cost of human rights” – UN expert warns against more austerity measures for Greece More >>

"Now comes the time to focus on human rights in Iran,”

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 6:58 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

“Now comes the time to focus on human rights in Iran,” UN expert welcomes opportunity created by nuclear deal More >>

Tozaka Thanks New Zealand for Support to Solomon Islands

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 12:41 pm | Solomon Islands Government

Solomon Islands Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Milner Tozaka has thanked the New Zealand Government for its ongoing support towards Solomon Islands under its bilateral aid programme. More >>

From the White House: The Iran deal

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 7:51 am | The White House

Today, after two years of negotiations, the United States -- together with our international partners -- has achieved what decades of animosity has not: More >>

Strong Industry Support for Seafood Expo Asia

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 7:49 am | Seafood Expo

HONG KONG, 14 July, 2015 – Seafood Exposition Asia will open its doors in 2 months and a growing number of exhibitors are confirming their intention to participate at the region’s most prominent trade event for buyers and suppliers of high value ... More >>

UN human rights expert hails nuclear deal with Iran

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 7:48 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN human rights expert hails nuclear deal with Iran, and calls for the immediate lifting of sanctions More >>

Swiss Embassy Offsets Carbon Footprint by Planting Trees

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 7:47 am | High Atlas Foundation

Swiss Embassy Offsets Carbon Footprint by Planting Trees, Supporting Local Education And Economies in Rural Morocco More >>

Dr. Ashrawi meets with Swedish Consul General

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 7:45 am | Palestinian Liberation Organisation

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi met with Swedish Consul General Ann-Sofie Nilsson at the PLO Headquarters in Ramallah. More >>

New Horizons Reaches Pluto

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 7:40 am | The White House

This morning, the United States became the first country to reach Pluto -- and the first country to explore the entire classical solar system: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. More >>

Greeks Cannot Access Cash, Gold, Silver In Safety Deposits

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 7:38 am | GoldCore

- Greek capital controls also prevent access to contents of safe deposit boxes - Restrictions on safe deposit access doesn’t protect banking system unless contents confiscated - Readers should heed warnings by Marc Faber and Ian Spreadbury of Fidelity ... More >>

MSC launches Global Fisheries Sustainability Fund

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 7:32 am | MSC

London, 14 July 2015 - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has today launched a new global fund for supporting critical fishery science research and projects aimed at strengthening knowledge and global capacity to assist small scale and developing ... More >>

African insurers must innovate to attract digital consumers

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 7:29 am | African Press Organisation

A recent survey on innovation showed that consumers expect a high degree of innovation from their financial service providers More >>

Media educators join forces and strive for a regional vision

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 7:24 am | Pacific Media Centre

http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/samoa-media-educators-join-forces-and-strive-regional-vision-9352 More >>

Opposition says political reform needed, not media threats

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 7:23 am | Pacific Media Centre

http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/vanuatu-opposition-says-political-reform-needed-not-media-threats-9351 More >>

Corporations must contribute to sustainable development

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 7:22 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (14 July 2015) – The United Nations Working Group on business and human rights today urged Governments across the world to ensure that corporations do not undermine sustainable development, and called for greater transparency and accountability ... More >>

Three villages in Papua are facing starvation

Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 8:17 am | Antara News

Jayapura (ANTARA News) - Regent Peak Willem Wandik admit inhabitabitan ofthree villages in the region ofAgandume District are in danger of starvation due to hail in the region. More >>

Istanbul Pride: London rally against police attack

Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 8:16 am | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

LGBTI campaigners and allies rallied on 10 July outside the Turkish embassy in London, to protest against the last minute banning of Istanbul Pride, the violent police assaults on the marchers and escalating hate crimes against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, ... More >>

Dr. Ashrawi calls for Palestine to not be abandoned

Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 8:14 am | Palestinian Liberation Organisation

In separate meetings, Dr. Ashrawi calls on the international community not to put Palestine on the back burner More >>

Silver Demand High – Delivery Delays and Premiums Surge

Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 8:13 am | GoldCore

- Silver imports into U.S. surge 33% - Silver Eagle demand very robust - Silver Eagles and Maples see 25% surge in premiums and shortages - Silver price falls over 3.8% on same day as U.S. Mint runs out of silver eagles - Total ETF Silver holdings ... More >>

Killings of civilians continue unabated in Iraq

Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 8:09 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

BAGHDAD/GENEVA (13 July 2015) – A UN report released Monday shows that the conflict in Iraq continues to take a terrible toll on civilians, with at least 15,000 killed and 30,000 injured since January 2014. Widespread human rights violations and massive ... More >>

LSM shares tips on mastering presentations

Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 8:07 am | London School of Marketing

London, England: (13 July, 2015) London School of Marketing, a leading institution offering accredited marketing and business qualifications in the heart of London, has published an article about the necessity of strong presentation skills to inform, ... More >>

mproving child nutrition in Asia-Pacific

Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 8:02 am | FAO

13/07/2015, Bangkok, Thailand – Expanding the introduction of gardens at schools and homes across Asia and the Pacific could result in an enormous improvement in nutrition, especially for children, an FAO convened regional consultation on promoting ... More >>

A Year after the War, Gaza Remains in Ruins

Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 7:55 am | Womenmedia Representative

The 8th of July marked one year since the terrorist state of ‘Israel’ began its merciless onslaught entitled, ‘Operation: Protective Edge’ against the defenceless, innocent Muslims of Gaza which left over 2,200 dead, including around 550 children ... More >>

 

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