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APEC Trade Ministers Issue Statement

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 10:58 pm | APEC

Issued by the Virtual Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 25 July 2020 Trade Ministers from the APEC member economies issued a statement during their virtual meeting on Saturday. The statement reflects the outcomes of the 2020 ... More >>

THE LANCET Praises Chinese Model For Coronavirus Policies

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 6:56 pm | Eric Zuesse

The Lancet, which is perhaps the world’s most influential medical journal and is the one that concentrated immediately on, and has concentrated the longest on, the coronavirus-19 pandemic, headlined an editorial on July 25th, “COVID-19 and More >>

Revisions On China: Abandoning The Nixon Legacy

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 6:23 pm | Binoy Kampmark

There is little doubt about it. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is the puffed-up hawk of the Trump administration, talons at the ready, beak protruding. While the president coos at the prospect of seeing, or admiring, the next strongman of international ... More >>

For A Better World, Our Lifestyle Must Be Based On As Less Resources As Possible

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 7:10 am | CNS

Senior activist Medha Patkar launched a youth led, Towards A Better World campaign, in an online session where several youth leaders of Fridays For Future (a global movement led by Greta Thunberg) and other youth activists took part. We must change ... More >>

Zimbabwe: COVID-19 Must Not Be Used To Stifle Freedoms, Says UN Rights Office

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 7:06 am | UN News

ILO/KB Mpofu Martha Maocha runs a detergent manufacturing company but has recently started making hand sanitising gel which protects against COVID-19. The coronavirus pandemic should not be used as an excuse to clamp down on fundamental freedoms, the ... More >>

Climate Emergency ‘A Danger To Peace’, UN Security Council Hears

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 7:03 am | UN News

UNDP Somalia/Said Isse Consequences of climate change vary from region to region. UN-supported dams in Somalia provide water access to livestock. The climate emergency generated by global warming, is exacerbating existing risks to international peace ... More >>

Euro-Med Monitor Calls On ICAO To Investigate U.S. Harassment Of Iranian Passenger Plane

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 7:01 am | Euro-Med Monitor

The American F-15 fighter jet’s harassment of an Iranian passenger plane belonging to Mahan Airlines over Syria Thursday evening constitutes a serious violation of international agreements relating to the safety of civil aviation, said the Euro-Mediterranean ... More >>

Rights Experts Urge Nigeria To Free Humanist Detained For Blasphemy

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 6:57 am | UN News

© UNICEF/Ashley Gilbertson Street scene in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. Nigerian authorities must immediately release prominent humanist and rights defender Mubarak Bala, who has been detained for more than two months without charge on accusations ... More >>

UN Experts Welcome Peace Efforts In Mali, Say Respect For Human Rights Essential

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 6:54 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN human rights experts* today applauded the efforts of West African leaders to restore peace and stability to Mali, which is in the grips of a weeks-long political crisis. “The Thursday visit to Mali by the presidents of Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger, ... More >>

UN Rights Experts Urge Nigeria To Immediately Release Humanist Accused Of Blasphemy

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 6:51 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN experts* have called on the Nigerian authorities to immediately release prominent humanist and rights defender Mubarak Bala, detained without charge on accusations of blasphemy, a potential capital offence. “We are deeply concerned over the serious ... More >>

Lives At Risk Unless Conditions For Spain’s Seasonal Migrant Workers Are Rapidly Improved

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 6:46 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Local governments must immediately improve deplorable conditions seasonal migrant workers endure in shanty towns around Spain’s strawberry townships before people die, a UN expert said today. In the past week, three fires in the informal settlements ... More >>

MP Biomedicals And A*STAR Co-Develop Rapid Antibody Point-of-Care Test Kit For SARS-CoV-2

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 6:33 am | ACN Newswire

SINGAPORE, July 24, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - MP Biomedicals Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, a diagnostic corporation which has been operating for over 30 years focusing on various infectious disease testing development and manufacturing, today announced the successful ... More >>

Canada's Support For Trump Administration's Venezuela Policy

Friday, 24 July 2020, 4:25 pm | Common Dreams

Ottawa has not criticized the devastating US sanctions. Quite the opposite. It has egged the bully on. by Bianca Mugyenyi This is what empowering a bully looks like. The Canadian government is supporting Donald Trump’s efforts to starve Venezuelans. ... More >>

'Cruelty Of The Occupation Knows No Bounds': Israel Demolishes Covid-19 Clinic In West Bank

Friday, 24 July 2020, 4:21 pm | Common Dreams

"There is no humanity in destroying grassroots attempts to support an already deprived health system suffocated by occupation." by Julia Conley Palestinians living near the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the occupied West Bank are ... More >>

Day After Voting Down 10% Pentagon Cut, 37 Senate Dems Join GOP To Approve $740 Billion War Budget

Friday, 24 July 2020, 4:14 pm | Common Dreams

"I don't want to hear anyone tell me that we can't afford to expand enhanced unemployment benefits when we spend more on endless wars than the next ten countries combined," said Rep. Ro Khanna. by Julia Conley Protesters march against U.S. ... More >>

Security Council Stalemate Frustrates Families Of Syria’s Missing Detainees

Friday, 24 July 2020, 8:08 am | UN News

© UNOCHA In Idlib, Syria, a displaced woman sits on the floor outside the damaged school that she now lives in. Families of the more than 130,000 people believed to be detained and forcibly disappeared in Syria, are deeply frustrated by the Security ... More >>

Eight New Bison Contribute To The Largest Free-Roaming Population In Romania

Friday, 24 July 2020, 6:51 am | WWF

Bison are a key species that sculpts the ecosystem and influences biodiversity Eight new bison, the largest land mammal in Europe, have reached Bison Hillock, in Armeni, Romania where they will soon join the other 57 free-roaming individuals in the Southern ... More >>

Council To Investigate Permit Breach At Mantra ‘prison’

Friday, 24 July 2020, 6:39 am | Grandmothers For Refugees

Darebin Council is investigating the use of the Bell City Mantra Hotel to detain refugees as a possible breach of planning permission. It is also questioning the hotel’s use as Covid-19 ‘isolation cells’ and its compliance with quarantine ... More >>

A Vaccine For COVID-19: So Near And Yet So Far

Friday, 24 July 2020, 6:31 am | CNS

With the numbers of those infected with COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) escalating everyday globally we are indeed wading through turbulent waters with no end at sight. Scientists around the world are literally burning the midnight oil, searching frantically for ... More >>

WINS Expects Improvement In 2021 As Recovery In OSV Industry Is Delayed By COVID Impact On Oil Price

Friday, 24 July 2020, 6:27 am | ACN Newswire

Wintermar Offshore (WINS) Expects Conditions to Improve in 2021 as Recovery in OSV Industry is Delayed by COVID-19 Impact on Oil Price JAKARTA, July 23, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - PT Wintermar Offshore Marine Tbk (WINS:JK) today held its Annual General ... More >>

Inaugural 'Standard Chartered GBA Business Confidence Index'

Friday, 24 July 2020, 6:20 am | ACN Newswire

First readings suggest a better Q3 on recovery from COVID-19 disruptions HONG KONG, July 23, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Standard Chartered and Hong Kong Trade Development Council ("HKTDC") released the inaugural "Standard Chartered GBA Business ... More >>

US Blacklists 11 Companies For Uyghur Muslim Abuses In China

Friday, 24 July 2020, 6:09 am | Maria Sliwa

The US slapped sanctions on 11 Chinese firms and some suppliers for US firms, on Monday, over their use of forced labor and other forms of repression against the Uyghur Muslims in China. "Beijing actively promotes the reprehensible practice ... More >>

PIANGO Share The Spirit Of Independence With Vanuatu & Stand In Solidarity For A Free West Papua

Friday, 24 July 2020, 5:58 am | PIANGO

Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO) celebrates with the people of Vanuatu on reaching its 40th year of Independence. PIANGO Executive Director Emeline Ilolahia says despite the social and economic impact of Covid-19 ... More >>

ASEAN Youths Emerge From The Pandemic More Resilient, Adaptive & Creative, Reveals The WEF

Friday, 24 July 2020, 5:54 am | World Economic Forum

Survey of more than 68,500 youths in the ASEAN region reveals unprecedented acceleration of digital adoption Lack of digital skills and inadequacy of quality and affordable internet connection were found as the most binding constraints Funding shortage is ... More >>

115+ Groups Unveil 'Transformational' Actions For Next President To Kick Off Climate Justice Agenda

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 4:44 pm | Common Dreams

"We demand the next president commits to end fossil fuels, hold polluters accountable, and stand up for climate justice and human rights." by Jessica Corbett The national think tank Demos and 115 progressive organizations on Wednesday unveiled the Frontlines ... More >>

King Joe And The Round Table: Biden's America In A Multipolar World

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 4:39 pm | Common Dreams

Unfortunately, Biden's past loyalty to military-industrial interests does not bode well for the kind of leadership we need, and which we have not seen from any U.S. president of this generation. We must demand better. by Medea Benjamin , Nicolas ... More >>

When COVID-19 Science Comes Home To Roost

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 4:36 pm | Common Dreams

We are in this moment precisely because this administration—and too many of its predecessors—have stood in the way of science. by Derrick Z. Jackson Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (left) and Governor Brian Kemp (right) (Photo: Screenshot). In my childhood, ... More >>

Because US Can't Be Counted On To Uphold Basic Rights, Canadian Court Strikes Down Asylum Agreement

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 4:32 pm | Common Dreams

"The Federal Court confirmed what we have been saying for years: sending refugees back to the United States is not safe." by Andrea Germanos In a decision hailed as a win for refugee rights, a federal judge in Canada ruled Tuesday that the "Safe ... More >>

As Planet Edges Closer To Climate Tipping Points, Scientists Identify Methane Gas Leak In Antarctica

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 4:28 pm | Common Dreams

"It is not good news." by Julia Conley Scientists revealed Tuesday that they detected the first leak of methane gas from the sea floor beneath Antarctica. (Photo: mariusz kluzniak /flickr/cc) Scientists have for the first time identified ... More >>

Israel’s Storming Of East Jerusalem Cultural Centers Is Part Of Alarming Assault On Palestinians

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 7:35 am | Euro-Med Monitor

Israel’s storming of two Palestinian cultural centers in East Jerusalem and arrest of their directors is part of an alarming and intensifying assault on Palestinian presence in the occupied city, Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor warned today, Israel’s ... More >>

#WhyID: Digital Health Certificates Are Not Immune From Violating Users' Rights

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 7:24 am | Access Now

As the world scrambles to respond to COVID-19, governments and international organizations are exploring various forms of digital health certificates to allow people greater access to spaces and services based on their health status and other private information. ... More >>

Iran: UN Experts Call For Urgent Release From Prison Of Human Rights Defender With COVID Symptoms

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 7:15 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (22 July 2020) – Iran must release human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, reportedly ill with coronavirus symptoms, and other arbitrarily detained individuals before it is too late, a group of UN human rights experts* said today. The group ... More >>

Hitachi To Support For Researches On Infectious Diseases Through The Hitachi Global Foundation

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 7:08 am | JCN Newswire

Contribute to the measures against COVID-19, following provision of medical equipment and supplies, employee donations, and loans through NPO TOKYO, July 22, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) announced today that it will donate 100 million ... More >>

UN Experts Call On Tanzania To End Crackdown On Civic Space

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 7:05 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN experts* today urged Tanzania to immediately drop legislative and other measures that further curb civic space, particularly as the country gears up for October elections, and urged the Government to uphold its international human rights commitments. The ... More >>

Greece’s Response To Covid Has Been Swift & Effective But Tackling Long-Standing Challenges Also Key

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 6:56 am | OECD

Greece has responded swiftly and effectively to the Covid-19 pandemic and has so far managed to contain the spread of infections, but the economy has been hit hard, adding to long-standing challenges, according to a new OECD report. In its latest ... More >>

Avance Clinical Contracted For Atossa Therapeutics AT-301 Nasal Spray Clinical Study

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 6:51 am | ACN Newswire

Adelaide, AUS, July 22, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - The leading Australian CRO for biotechs and Frost & Sullivan 2020 Asia-Pacific CRO Market Leadership Award winner Avance Clinical has been contracted to conduct a clinical study of Atossa Therapeutics' ... More >>

'Death Opportunity' Wins First-Ranking Of Euro-Med Monitor's Human Rights Short Films Festival

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 6:41 am | Euro-Med Monitor

Geneva - The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor announced on Monday the final results of the "Human Rights Short Films Festival,” online through a broadcast on its official Facebook page. The festival’s coordinator, Ahmed Laila, the festival’s ... More >>

Israel's Assault On Everything Palestinian In Jerusalem Has Targeted Cultural & Heritage Sites

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 6:17 am | PLO Dept of Public Diplomacy and Policy

“The raid by Israeli forces of various Palestinian cultural centers in occupied Jerusalem is the latest of a long history of targeting everything Palestinian in our occupied capital. Today, Israeli occupation forces raided the Yabous Cultural ... More >>

Rights Experts Call On Tanzania To End ‘Crackdown’ On Civic Space

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 6:14 am | UN News

World Bank/Hendri Lombard UN human rights experts have called on Tanzania to end a crackdown on freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly and association. Tanzania should allow peaceful gatherings to take place ahead of elections in October and ... More >>

Iran Urged To Release Rights Activist With COVID-19 Symptoms ‘Before It Is Too Late’

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 6:11 am | UN News

Unsplash/Parastoo Maleki Zanjan Bazaar in Iran A group of independent UN human rights experts has called for Iran to urgently release an activist who reportedly is ill with COVID-19 symptoms “before it is too late”. They said Narges Mohammadi appears ... More >>

Dorsett Hospitality Intl Partners With Prenetics To Provide Government-Recognised Covid-19 Testing

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 6:07 am | ACN Newswire

Dorsett Hospitality International partners with Prenetics to provide government-recognised Covid-19 testing to combat the third wave - All hotels will offer COVID-19 tests for just HK$785 HONG KONG, July 22, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - As part of Dorsett Hospitality ... More >>

Refugee Health Crisis Leads To Bedside Arrest At The Royal Brisbane And Women’s Hospital

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 5:53 am | Refugee Solidarity Meanjin

Last night, Christian and community organiser Elise Ganley was arrested and removed by five Queensland Police from the Royal Brisbane Hospital Emergency Department while visiting friend, Engineer, vocal advocate and fellow Christian, Farhad Rahmati. Mr ... More >>

'This Isn't Frugal. This Is Stupid': EU's $2.1Tn Deal Falls Short On Demand For Just, Green Recovery

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 4:44 pm | Common Dreams

"They have cut funding for health, research, and climate, and failed to guarantee that public money won't go to polluting industries." by Jessica Corbett Climate campaigners on Tuesday chastised European Union governments for failing to deliver More >>

New Zealand Rail Workers Back Campaign To Defend Human Rights In The Philippines

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 11:25 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) will join a rally for human rights in the Philippines this Sunday 27 July in Auckland at the Ellen Melville Centre, Freyberg Place (1.30pm). The rally is organized by Auckland Philippines Solidarity ... More >>

Madeline 'Maddy' Cross-Parkin Appointed Director Of Music Grants For The Scheer Foundation

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 9:50 am | ACN Newswire

Beverly Hills, CA and Brisbane, AU, July 22, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - The Scheer Foundation announced today the appointment of Ms. Madeline "Maddy" Cross-Parkin as Director of Music Grants, effective July 14, 2020. Maddy, who was chosen after ... More >>

Israel-Palestine: Breakdown In Cooperation Over COVID, Now Putting Lives At Risk

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 7:59 am | UN News

© UNRWA/Khalil Adwan An UNRWA staff member provides medication to an elderly Palestine man in the Gaza strip. Cooperation between Israelis and the Palestinians at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic is breaking down, putting human lives at risk as the economy ... More >>

Harness Multilateralism’s Power To Urgently Advance Women’s Rights Amid COVID Recovery

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 7:02 am | UN News

UN Women/Fahad Kaizer Development workers hand over relief aid to a woman amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Dhaka, Bangladesh. With essential resources for women’s health being diverted to emergency COVID-19 response around the world, Governments, civil ... More >>

COVID-19 Scapegoating Triggers Fresh Displacement In Yemen, Warns Migration Agency

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 6:23 am | UN News

IOM/Olivia Headon A displaced woman stands in the doorway of her shelter with her young children in Ibb city, Yemen. COVID-19 fears have prompted fresh displacement in war-torn Yemen , and forced many of those on the move to sell what little they ... More >>

75 Sanitizers Now On FDA 'Toxic' List

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 6:05 am | Maria Sliwa

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging consumers to stay away from at least 75 hand sanitizer products because they may contain a toxic chemical. In a Friday announcement , the federal agency included additional hand sanitizers to its ... More >>

UN Experts Call On Ethiopia To Allow Peaceful Protests, Welcome Partial Restoration Of Internet

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 5:55 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

UN experts* today welcomed the restoration of broadband and Wi-Fi Internet in Ethiopia and called on the Government to respect the right of people to demonstrate peacefully. “Access to the Internet is closely related to the right of peaceful assembly,” ... More >>

All About Me: The Kanye West Campaign Rally

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 4:52 pm | Binoy Kampmark

In many ways, rapper and footwear mogul Kanye West fits the mould. That mould – the star or celebrity running for high office – had already been made by the actor-cum-amnesiac Ronald Reagan, who, with his dabbling in astrology and conveniently re-imagined reminiscences, ... More >>

Coping With COVID-19: Mental Health Impact Of Pandemic In Papua New Guinea

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 8:47 am | ICRC

For 30 years now, Felix Soal has dedicated his life to patient care at the Mendi General Hospital in Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea. During his long career in healthcare, Mr Soal has seen many of the challenges that come with the territory ... More >>

New Social Contract Needed To Combat ‘inequality Pandemic’: Guterres

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 8:02 am | UN News

UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferre The UN Office at Geneva (UNOG) commemorated with a special event, Nelson Mandela Day, whose legacy continues to guide us today. (file) As the coronavirus outbreak continues to rage around the world, the UN chief urged everyone ... More >>

G20 Finance Ministers’ Meeting Fails To Rise To The Challenge

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 7:20 am | ITUC

The statement of the meeting of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on 18 July falls well below what the world needs to combat the devastating health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. “G20 finance ministers have unfortunately ... More >>

Today Is The Launch Of The Global Skills Exchange!

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 6:49 am | World Beyond War

Would you like a private or small-group, expert lesson in saxophone, violin, or piano? How about in podcasting, fundraising, researching your genealogy, weaving, knitting, watercolors, or painting your pet's portrait? What would you say to dancing, ... More >>

Animal Save Movement Responds To Charges Brought Against The Killer Of Regan Russell

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 6:47 am | Animal Save Movement

Animal Save Movement responds to charges brought against the killer of Regan Russell: “Feeble and do not amount to justice” Animal Save Movement today condemned the Halton Regional Police Service for bringing charges of Careless Driving Causing Death ... More >>

Global Cooperation Key To Eradicating Deadly Pig Virus: UN Agency

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 6:43 am | UN News

A disease that may kill every pig it infects and for which there is no effective vaccine, can be eradicated if more countries continue to work together to limit its spread, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO ) said on Monday. IAEA/Laura ... More >>

First-Ever World Chess Day, Helps Calm Nerves During COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 6:40 am | UN News

With the COVID-19 pandemic leading to a pause for most sport worldwide, the UN has been celebrating a highly-competitive game that you can play safely indoors or online – with the added bonus of helping reduce anxiety, and improving mental health: ... More >>

Leading Conservationist Threatened By Armed Rangers At Ol Jogi Conservancy

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 6:36 am | Survival International

© Dr Mordecai Ogada Noted Kenyan conservationist falsely accused of “poaching” Noted Kenyan conservationist and Survival International consultant Dr Mordecai Ogada has been threatened by armed guards and falsely accused of “poaching.” On Saturday ... More >>

Dr. Ashrawi: Israeli Theft Of Historical Baptismal Font Is An Act Of Colonial Plunder

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 6:29 am | PLO Dept of Public Diplomacy and Policy

“Israel’s theft of a baptismal font dating back to the Byzantine era from Bethlehem overnight is an abominable act of thuggery and cultural appropriation. A hallmark of Israel’s system of colonial occupation and oppression has been its disdainful ... More >>