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Transitional Justice Processes Critical To Lasting Peace, Security Council Hears

Friday, 14 February 2020, 10:10 am | United Nations

For countries to move forward after conflict or mass atrocities, suffering must be acknowledged and justice served, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights told the Security Council on Thursday. Michelle Bachelet was speaking during an open debate ... More >>

Senate Passes War Powers Resolution To Stop Trump From Launching 'Illegal' Attack On Iran

Friday, 14 February 2020, 10:06 am | Jake Johnson - Common Dreams

The Senate on Thursday passed a War Powers Resolution aimed at preventing President Donald Trump from launching military action against Iran without congressional approval. "The nation should not be at war without a vote of Congress," said Sen. ... More >>

Founding Fathers’ Worst Nightmare: How Israel Normalized Foreign Meddling In US Elections.

Friday, 14 February 2020, 10:00 am | Jamal Kanj

In his 1787 farewell speech George Washington warned, “… foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government." Washington’s compatriots were more specific. Later in the same year, John Adams wrote a letter to Thomas Jefferson ... More >>

UN Special Rapporteur On Torture Demolishes The Fake Claims Targeting Julian Assange

Friday, 14 February 2020, 8:51 am | Media Lens

‘Burned At The Stake’ - The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Demolishes The Fake Claims Targeting Julian Assange On the face of it, the task seems almost hopeless. As Tolstoy wrote: ‘The power of the government is maintained by public opinion, ... More >>

Shearing Record Attempt In Australia

Friday, 14 February 2020, 8:35 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Young Australian shearer Ethan Harder’s childhood dream of becoming a World record holder is on the verge of reality with an attempt on the solo merino ewes record for eight hours southest of Perth on Saturday (February 15). The attempt will take ... More >>

HKTDC Helps SMEs Amid Unprecedented Challenges

Friday, 14 February 2020, 8:28 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Feb 13, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - With the novel coronavirus expected to further impact Hong Kong's already slowing economy, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is working hand in hand with local small and medium-sized enterprises ... More >>

Thailand Prepares For "Epidemic All Over The Country"

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 5:04 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's Disease Control Department is preparing for "an epidemic all over the country" because data proves the coronavirus can continuously double the number of infected people in less than a week. If that occurs here, it ... More >>

Progressives To Sanders Skeptics: This 'Big Tent' Movement Is A Winning And Practical Choice

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 1:06 pm | Jon Queally

"Sanders is much more pragmatic and less ideological than his opponents would like to admit." More >>

To “silence The Guns”, End Violence Against Women Before, During And After Conflict

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 11:17 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (12 February 2020) – For effective peace building efforts, States and stakeholders must address the root causes of gender-based violence against women before, during, and after conflict, said UN and regional experts* as the African Union closes its ... More >>

UN Experts Urge Bahrain To Quash Death Sentence Against Two Men

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 10:17 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (12 February 2020) – UN human rights experts* have called on Bahrain to prevent the execution of two men who were allegedly subjected to torture. Mr. Mohamed Ramadan and Mr. Husain Moosa Ali Moosa Hasan Mohamed, two Bahraini citizens, were ... More >>

Early Environmentalists Had More Chance Of Success

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 9:21 am | University of Canterbury

A collection of environmental campaign case studies published 45 years ago has been reprinted by Routledge, surprising and delighting co-editor Professor Jeremy Richardson, former Oxford University Professor of Comparative European Politics and currently ... More >>

Australian Banks Risk Losing US$3 Billion In Payments Revenue By 2025

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 8:59 am | Accenture

Yet, as digital payments continue to grow, local banks can tap into US$4.6 billion opportunity in new payments revenue if they adopt innovative business models SYDNEY; Feb. 03, 2020 – As much as 13.7% of Australian banks’ payments revenue, or US$3 ... More >>

African Development Bank Approves $1 Million Grant For Uganda To Stem Ebola Transmission

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 8:18 am | APO Group

The African Development Bank ( AfDB.org ) has released a $1 million grant to Uganda to help the East African country tackle an outbreak of the Ebola virus. The grant to support Uganda’s National Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) Preparedness and Response ... More >>

Report On Business Activities Related To Settlements In The Occupied Palestinian Territory

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 8:14 am | UN Human Rights Office

The UN Human Rights Office on Wednesday issued a report on business enterprises involved in certain activities relating to settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, in response to a specific request by the UN Human Rights Council, contained ... More >>

The ETUC & ITUC WelcomeLiftingOf EUTrade Benefits To Cambodia

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 8:10 am | ITUC

The European Commission announced today a partial withdrawal of trade concessions to Cambodia under its preferential trade arrangement, EverythingButArms(EBA). The decision came after a long period of “enhanced dialogue” initiated by the ... More >>

S-Cube Smartboard With UC.NOW Meeting Software Launched For 'Work-At-Home' & 'Minimal In-Person Meetings' Needs

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 7:53 am | ACN Newswire

Hong Kong-based software developer UC NOW Communication Limited and audio visual computing equipment provider S-Cube today announced the launch of their collaboration: an upgraded version of Model UP inclusive of UC.NOW online communication & ... More >>

Where Tradition Meets Climate Change

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 7:48 am | High Atlas Foundation

This article – written by Nicolas Pantelick – highlights how rural Moroccans, in reckoning with environmental degradation, turn to their source to restore productivity: tradition. More >>

Sos From Bali: We Need You Back

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 7:31 am | Indonesia Institute

Whilst the Australian economy has been hurt by the impact of coronavirus on inbound tourism from China, Bali’s tourism market has been impacted badly, and they need urgent help from their ‘Aussie friends’. With arrivals from Chinese holidaymakers ... More >>

Deport "Those Damn Caucasian Tourists" From Thailand

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 4:05 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's health minister has provoked outrage by demanding a warning to embassies and the deportation of all "those damn Caucasian tourists" if they do not wear medical face masks, even if they do not suffer from the coronavirus. ... More >>

Meeting Of Top Scientists Underway To Slow Coronavirus Spread

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 2:49 pm | United Nations

Health Deaths from the coronavirus epidemic have surpassed 1,000, the World Health Organization ( WHO ) confirmed on Tuesday, as hundreds of health experts began meeting at its headquarters in Geneva to help halt the spread of the disease, now officially ... More >>

UN Underlines Need For Dialogue To Resolve Israel-Palestine Conflict

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 12:42 pm | United Nations

eace and Security Rising tensions and instability across the globe, particularly in the Middle East, underscore the need to resolve the decades-long conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, the UN Secretary-General told the Security Council on ... More >>

$683 Million Appeal To Deliver Reproductive Health Services, Where They’re Most Needed

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 12:29 pm | United Nations

  Women With more than half of all maternal deaths occurring in countries affected by humanitarian crises and fragility, the UN Population Fund ( UNFPA ) is calling for greater international support to provide life-saving reproductive health ... More >>

EU Should Not Ignore Human Rights Of Religious Minorities In Vietnam Trade Deal

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 5:55 am | ADF International

EU Parliamentarians to ratify trade deal between European Union and Vietnam. Human rights experts warn of severe violations and urge postponement of agreement More >>

SES’s And Gilat Telecom’s Resilient Network Restores Connectivity In Africa

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 2:40 am | APO Group

High-performance internet connectivity was restored in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) within just four days after the West Africa Cable System (WACS) undersea cable cut, thanks to the combined efforts of Gilat Telecom ( Gilat.net ) and SES ... More >>

BH Global, Penguin International, Strategic Partners Sign MoU To Develop Singapore's First Hybrid Electric Marine Launch

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 2:26 am | ACN Newswire

BH Global Corporation Limited ("BH Global"), is pleased to announce that BOS Offshore & Marine Pte Ltd ("BOS"), a 90% owned subsidiary of the Group, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding ("MoU") with ... More >>

OECD Unemployment Rate Stable At 5.1% In December 2019

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 2:21 am | OECD

The OECD unemployment rate remained stable at 5.1% in December 2019. Across the OECD area, 32.6 million people were unemployed, around the level before the financial crisis. In the euro area , the unemployment rate declined to 7.4% in December (from ... More >>

Rights groups, journalists condemn Duterte

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 7:30 pm | Pacific Media Watch

PHILIPPINES: Rights groups, journalists condemn Duterte bid to shut key TV network https://pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/philippines-rights-groups-journalists-condemn-duterte-bid-shut-key-tv-network More >>

Urgent Need To Slash Emissions, New Map Series Shows How Climate Crisis Could Impact Europe

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 3:12 pm | Common Dreams - Jessica Corbett

A new project by an E.U. agency includes maps of projected rise in relative sea level by the late 21st century for low- and high-emissions scenarios, compared with the period 1981–2010. (Images: European Environment Agency) A new map series released ... More >>

Sanders Condemns Trump Budget As 'Immoral Document' Designed To Hurt Families And Children

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 2:54 pm | Jake Johnson

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday condemned President Donald Trump's newly released $4.8 trillion budget blueprint as a "shameful" proposal that would strip nutrition assistance and healthcare from needy families while rewarding the wealthy ... More >>

Combined Data Approach Could Accelerate Development Of New Materials

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 2:37 pm | ACN Newswire

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 05:00 HKT/SGT Combined data approach could accelerate development of new materials Machine learning augments experimental and computational methods for cheaper predictions of material properties. Tsukuba, Japan, Feb 11, 2020 ... More >>

With Science ‘held Back By A Gender Gap’, Guterres Calls For More Empowerment For Women And Girls

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 2:35 pm | UN News

Fewer than 30 per cent of the world’s scientific researchers are women: that’s just one of the statistics showing how many challenges remain for women and girls in the scientific field, as the world marks the International Day of Women and Girls ... More >>

Shopping Mall Massacre In Thailand Ends

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 1:38 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- After shooting dead an army gunman on February 9 in a Korat shopping mall where he killed 29 people, security forces faced the difficult task of securing weapons, ammunition and vehicles at military bases throughout the country ... More >>

Hospitals In Yemen Attacked, Disrupting Healthcare For Thousands Of Vulnerable Civilians

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 12:08 pm | United Nations

11 February 2020   Attacks on health facilities in Yemen’s Marib province, East of the capital Sana’a, have left some 15,000 people – many of them displaced from other parts of the country – with severely limited options for medical care, ... More >>

Finland: Government Fights Unemployment Through More Support And Services For The Unemployed

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 10:29 am | Kontrast.at

In Finland, the new Social Democratic government under Prime Minister Sanna Marin is focusing on work-life balance, investment in education and social partnership. It is also learning from its experiment with UBI More >>

Act to prevent Desert Locust catastrophe in Horn of Africa

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 8:33 am | UN News

With the rainy season fast approaching, countries in the Horn of Africa are in a race against time to tackle a Desert Locust invasion amidst ongoing humanitarian challenges, the United Nations warned on Monday. More >>

Radioactive material ‘a magnet for malicious intent'

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 8:30 am | UN News

Government ministers and other high-level representatives from more than 140 countries, on Monday adopted a new declaration to enhance global nuclear security and counter the threat of nuclear terrorism. More >>

Radical: Italian Design 1965–1985 The Dennis Freedman Collection

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 6:43 am | Show on Show

FEBRUARY 14 - APRIL 26, 2020 MFAH | THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON | USA Nearly 50 years after MoMA’s defining 1972 survey, Italy: The New Domestic Landscape , this exhibition is the first major U.S. museum exhibition to assess this now-iconic ... More >>

Bachelet And Ugandan Government Sign New Agreement On UN Human Rights Country Office

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 4:16 am | UN Human Rights Council

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Sunday signed a new agreement with the Government of Uganda maintaining the presence of a UN Human Rights office in the country for the next three years. Bachelet and Uganda’s Minister ... More >>

Top 10 Richest People Worth More Than Bottom 85 Poorest Countries GDP

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 4:10 am | Psychic Ventures Ltd

Data gathered and calculated by Learnbonds.com indicates that the world’s top ten richest people have a combined wealth more than the bottom 85 poorest countries based on GDP. According to the data, the top ten richest people have a cumulative ... More >>

TANAKA to Provide Medals for the Tokyo Marathon

Monday, 10 February 2020, 3:12 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

TOKYO, Feb 10, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - TANAKA HOLDINGS Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and CEO: Akira Tanae) will provide and donate gold, silver, and bronze medals to the top three men and women finishers of the marathon ... More >>

Lasting Libya ceasefire: Some consensus, but talks needed

Monday, 10 February 2020, 9:48 am | UN News

The first round of UN-brokered talks between military representatives in Geneva aimed at forging a lasting ceasefire between Libyan Government and main opposition forces, has concluded without full agreement, despite reaching consensus in many areas. More >>

Tuwhera Expands The PJR ‘critical Inquiry’ Archive

Sunday, 9 February 2020, 4:39 pm | Pacific Media Watch

AUCKLAND ( Pacific Journalism Review/Tuwhera/Pacific Media Watch ): Tuwhera, the open access repository and publisher of Auckland University of Technology, has added 16 years of back copy editions of Pacific Journalism Review to the digital resource. ... More >>

ACT to Send Boxes of Masks to Indonesians in Hong Kong

Sunday, 9 February 2020, 10:55 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

JAKARTA, Feb 8, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - The outbreak of coronavirus which began in China now threatens people around the world. It is still unknown how the virus is transmitted and as no treatment has been found, the World Health Organization ... More >>

Euro-Med Monitor Calls On EU To Hold Hungary Accountable For Starving Asylum Seekers

Sunday, 9 February 2020, 6:29 am | Euro Med Monitor

Hungary's continued policy of denying food to asylum seekers in transit zones to deter refugee flows is deeply disturbing, warns the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor. The Geneva based organization calls on the EU to apply the infringement ... More >>

Daniil Vesnenoks Vs. Aleksander Kolontay Official For WKN European Featherweight MMA Title

Sunday, 9 February 2020, 6:05 am | World Kickboxing Network

LNK Fight Night 14 takes place at Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia on Saturday, February 8. The event features a series of boxing, kickboxing and MMA bouts with WKN European title contested on the night. Daniil Vesnenoks of Latvia defends his WKN European ... More >>

Spain: High rates of poverty a political choice

Saturday, 8 February 2020, 12:07 pm | UNHCHR

MADRID (7 February 2020) – Spain is utterly failing people in poverty, whose situation now ranks among the worst in the EU, said the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, at the end of his official visit to the country. More >>

Briefing Notes: Syria; Nicaragua; Iraq

Saturday, 8 February 2020, 12:06 pm | UNHCHR

BRIEFING NOTES - (1) Syria; (2) Nicaragua; (3) Iraq Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Marta Hurtado Location: Geneva Date: 7 February 2020 Subject: 1) Syria 2) Nicaragua 3) Iraq 1) Syria We are deeply concerned by the sharp ... More >>

28 militiamen sentenced in Central African Republic

Saturday, 8 February 2020, 12:01 pm | United Nations

The sentencing of 28 militia members on Friday in the Central African Republic (CAR) for an array of violent crimes, including the murder of civilians as well as 10 UN peacekeepers, has been hailed as a major step forward in the fight against impunity ... More >>

Antarctic continent posts record temperature

Saturday, 8 February 2020, 11:28 am | United Nations

Fresh fears of accelerating damage to the planet’s ice sheets and sea level rise have been fuelled by confirmation from the UN’s weather agency that the Antarctic likely saw a new temperature record of more than 18°C on Thursday. Speaking to journalists ... More >>

Seafarers’ Charity Helps Crew Whose Ship Goes Adrift

Saturday, 8 February 2020, 4:34 am | Apostleship of the Sea

Global maritime charity Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea) in the Seychelles has stepped in to assist a crew of five fishermen who were cast adrift in the Indian Ocean following engine failure . The crew sent out a distress message and were spotted ... More >>

Coronavirus Causes Panic and Anger in Thailand

Friday, 7 February 2020, 5:34 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Public anger is increasing against Thailand's military-backed government for its handling of Wuhan's deadly coronavirus, because Bangkok's toll is among the biggest number of infected people outside China. More >>

Maybank Marathon Raises the Bar in Bali 2020

Friday, 7 February 2020, 9:54 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

BALI, INDONESIA, Feb 7, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Maybank Indonesia today announced the date for the ninth Maybank Marathon event in Bali, an world label road race event to be held this year on August 30, 2020. Registration opens on Feb 25 at 12:00 WIB ... More >>

Brazil: UN and IACHR experts express concern

Friday, 7 February 2020, 9:14 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA / WASHINGTON D.C. (6 February 2020) – Human rights experts* have expressed their serious concern over the complaint filed by the Brazilian Public Prosecutor´s Office against Glenn Greenwald, founding editor and journalist of the newspaper The ... More >>

Spain should end detention of hundreds of migrants

Friday, 7 February 2020, 9:12 am | Euro-Med Monitor

Geneva - The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights monitor has expressed its grave concern over the detention of hundreds of immigrants of different nationalities – including women and children – by the Spanish authorities after arriving in Melilla city ... More >>

Malaysians Rush for Anti-Virus Sanitiser, Natshield

Friday, 7 February 2020, 8:32 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Amidst growing concerns of infection by the Wuhan coronavirus, Malaysians queued up today at local pharmacies to stock up on a handheld NatShield(TM) sanitizer containing an active ingredient that has ... More >>

Livingstone Health Unveils New Corporate Identity

Friday, 7 February 2020, 8:25 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

SINGAPORE, Feb 6, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Singapore-based Livingstone Health (formerly known as Ardmore Medical Group) has unveiled a new corporate identity after adding new capabilities and specialists to position itself as a holistic ASEAN-focused healthcare ... More >>

Measuring the wear and tear of metals

Friday, 7 February 2020, 8:24 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Tsukuba, Japan, Feb 6, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - For the past 50 years, researchers at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) have been conducting detailed short- and long-term testing of a wide variety of structural materials manufactured ... More >>

Crisis and Opportunity: The ‘Deal of the Century’ Challenge

Thursday, 6 February 2020, 2:40 pm | Ramzy Baroud

After several postponements, US President, Donald Trump, has finally revealed the details of his Middle East plan, dubbed ‘Deal of the Century’, in a press conference in Washington on January 28. Standing triumphantly beside Trump, Israeli Prime Minister, ... More >>

Female Genital Mutilation costs $1.4 billion annually

Thursday, 6 February 2020, 2:04 pm | UN News

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) poses serious risks to the health and well-being of women and girls, but it also exacts a crippling economic toll, according to the World Health Organization ( WHO ). More >>

Landmark ruling by Dutch court stops govt spying attempts

Thursday, 6 February 2020, 1:31 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (5 February 2020) – The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, applauded a landmark ruling by the District Court of the Hague in The Netherlands today. The court ordered the immediate halt to a digital benefit ... More >>