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Countries where LGBTQ people face the death penalty urged to abolish it

Protesters in London against the death penalty in Iran. (John Keeble/Getty) A number of leading LGBTQ+ organizations have called on 11 countries to end the threat of the death penalty as punishment for gay people. ILGA Asia, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and five other organizations have condemned the use of violence against LGBTQ+ […]

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Why a growing number of Latin American countries are legalizing abortion

Ali Rogin: In the past three years alone, abortion rights activists in Latin America have celebrated major victories. Their movement is called the Marea Verde, the green wave of green scarves first worn by activists in Argentina. In 2020, this country legalized abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. It was previously treated as a […]

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15 European countries denounce Israeli plans to build more than 4,000 new units for settlers in the West Bank

Fifteen European countries have expressed concern over the Israeli regime’s plans to build nearly 4,500 new illegal settler units in the occupied West Bank. The move constitutes a flagrant violation of international law and stands in the way of a just and lasting solution to the decades-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the foreign ministries of France, Belgium, […]

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ASEAN countries to get US investment of $150m

Published: May 13, 2022 5:14:07 p.m. US President Joe Biden opened a gathering of Southeast Asian leaders with a pledge to spend $150 million on infrastructure, security, pandemic preparedness and other efforts to counter influence of rival China. On Thursday, Biden kicked off a two-day summit with the Association of 10 Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) […]

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North Korea and Eritrea are the only two countries without vaccines

Placeholder while loading article actions North Korea admitted the inevitable this week – that covid-19 had finally reached its population. But for global health experts, there’s one particularly worrying detail: It’s one of only two countries without any vaccines. North Korea and Eritrea – both poor and ruled by brutal governments – have refused to […]

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Bangladesh may have talks with ASEAN countries to sign FTA: Philippine envoy

Star Activity Report Thu, May 12, 2022 6:00 PM Last updated on: Thu, May 12, 2022 6:15 PM Philippine Ambassador Alan L Deniega met on Wednesday with Rizwan Rahman, President of the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Photo: Collected “> Philippine Ambassador Alan L Deniega met on Wednesday with Rizwan Rahman, President of the […]

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India among 30 strange countries that have not criminalized marital rape

India remains among some 30 countries where marital rape is not criminalized as Delhi High Court’s split verdict on the issue on Wednesday gave little cause for celebration for those fighting against the clause. alleged discrimination under Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code. According to a UN Women report, most of these 34 countries […]

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Iranian exports to African countries increased by 120% last year

Ali Akbar Rezaei said Tuesday during a seminar titled “Examining Opportunities in the Senegalese Market”, which was held by videoconference between Iran’s Ambassador to Senegal and representatives of a number of manufacturers of the Alborz province, and said that West Africa has a population of around 1.4 million which is a good hub to invest […]

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Macron proposes a new political union for non-EU countries

The French president warned on Monday that it could be decades before Ukraine joins the European Union and proposed a new political organization to bring together countries on the continent that share EU values ​​but are not part of the EU. of the block. During a speech marking Europe Day in Strasbourg, France, Emmanuel Macron […]

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Iconic Eurovision songs from 6 countries

Journey inspired by some of Eurovision’s most iconic pop anthems. Eurovision has given us some great songs, from the catchy melody of Waterloo by an unknown ABBA in 1974 to electropop, powerful ballads and the competition’s first-ever heavy metal winner in 2006. To mark the latest edition of the Europe’s happiest musical celebration, brought us […]

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Russia claims to have destroyed large amounts of equipment from European countries and the United States – NRK Urix

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, “large amounts of military equipment from the United States and European countries” were destroyed near a train station in Bogodukhov, northwest of Kharkiv. He writes CNN. The Russians also claimed to have attacked an ammunition depot at Bakhmut, a military base to the east. Neither NRK nor CNN could […]

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Why does Mother’s Day in the United States have a different date than other countries?

A celebration that honors motherhood, Mother’s Day takes place every year around the world on different dates. It is observed on the second Sunday of May in the United States, where its origins lie in the efforts of a West Virginia woman to celebrate the good deeds of her late mother. How Mother’s Day started […]

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FG will help more African countries advance in meteorology

The Nigerian government says it is offering technical assistance to other African countries to advance their weather forecasting capabilities. Mansur Matazu, Director General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), revealed this at the opening of a two-day regional forum hosted by Nigeria. The bodies involved in the forum are the Committee for Intra-ACP Climate Services […]

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Anand Teltumbde traveled to foreign countries to spread Maoist ideology, NIA says

Activist Anand Teltumbde, who is accused in the Bhima Koregaon case, used to travel to foreign countries to spread the ideology of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist), the National News Agency said on Wednesday. investigation in a Mumbai court, PTI reported. “He [Teltumbde] used to attend international conferences under the cover of his […]

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Gulf Arab countries hedge against US power for Iran’s benefit

Virtually alone in the Middle East, the tiny emirate of Qatar has managed to balance powerful players: home to a key US air base, Al Udeid; benefiting from a defense pact and major non-NATO ally status with the United States; while maintaining friendly relations with Iran; host senior leaders of US-designated terrorist groups, including Hamas, […]

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The exclusion of certain countries from the regional summit is sanctioned

Buenos Aires, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Puebla Group and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC in Spanish) condemned the decision of the United States to exclude Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela from the IX Summit of the Americas, an action criticized today by organizations and countries. That day, representatives of trade unions […]

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The United States is one of the only countries to back down on abortion rights

A leaky draft of a Supreme Court opinion suggested on Monday that a majority of justices could soon overthrow completely Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that legalized access to abortion nationwide. If the court does issue this notice, as expected in the weeks to come, it would cement the status of the United […]

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Countries with the most – and the least – digital freedom | National

In 2016, the United Nations declared internet access a human right. About two out of three people in the world have access to the internet, but that doesn’t mean it’s equal, safe or free from censorship. In some countries, citizens are restricted on where they can go and what they can read online. The Internet […]

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March May Day Rallies in European Countries

Thousands of people marched across Europe on Sunday for the May Day protests, honoring workers and shaming their governments for doing more for their citizens. May 1 is a public holiday in many countries around the world. In France, police fired tear gas to repel black-clad anarchists who ransacked business premises in Paris as people […]

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“All South Asian countries share similar labor issues”

May 1, 2022 By Beena Sarwar, Sheeba Aslam Fehmi and Priyanka Singh The last Sunday in April this year (April 24) marked the ninth anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Dhaka. It was also the birthday of the late South Asian feminist and activist Kamla Bhasin, who was a lifelong […]

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China uses its diplomatic influence to attack Uyghurs in other countries

According to a news report, China is using its diplomatic influence in Central, West and South Asia to hunt down and target Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities who have sought safety abroad. Beijing’s transnational campaign, which uses a complex toolkit of intimidation, harassment, surveillance, detentions and extraditions, has reached unprecedented depths around the world, according […]

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British Columbia’s high-cost credit rules take effect May 1, 2022

On May 1, 2022, British Columbia will become the fourth Canadian province (along with Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec) to regulate high-cost credit products. After that date, there will be additional disclosure requirements and consumer rights for consumer credit products with interest rates above 32%, as well as licensing requirements for lenders offering such products. The […]

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The United States and more than 55 other countries pledge to keep the Internet open

The United States and more than 55 other governments have pledged to strengthen online democracy by agreeing not to shut down internet access, use algorithms to illegally spy on citizens, or conduct disinformation campaigns to undermine the election, the White House said Thursday. Governments have said they will not block or limit the scope of […]

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Afghanistan and Other Countries See Worrying Trends in Religious Freedom | National Catholic Registry

Afghanistan and four other countries should be added to the ten countries already recognized by the US State Department to have particular problems with religious freedom, the US Commission on Interreligious Freedom said in its annual report released Monday. “We are discouraged by the deterioration of freedom of religion or belief in some countries, particularly […]

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Protests in four countries against Vatenfall biomass power plants

Activists from four countries demonstrate on Wednesday against the investments and use of biomass by the energy company Vattenfall. According to the Clean Air Committee (CSL), around 500 protesters took to the streets in the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and the UK. In Diemen, 50 activists will occupy the bridge in front of Vattenfall’s head office […]

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South Korea continues to lag behind other countries on many gender equality indicators

Placeholder while loading article actions South Korea’s President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol won a tight race last month after a campaign in which he repeatedly capitalized on a growing backlash against feminism among predominantly young and male voters . Yoon called systemic gender inequality a “thing of the past” and said he would prioritize talent and ability […]

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More islands and countries visited as Queen’s Baton relay continues

Baton carriers celebrate baton relay in Grenada The final leg of the relay, which passes through all 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth, saw the relay taken on a tour of the Americas and the Caribbean. Events and celebrations took place as the relay passed through Belize, Guyana, Grenada, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, […]

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SADC countries urged to ‘strengthen early warning capacities’ to deal with natural disasters

SADC President Lazarus Chakwera. (AMOS GUMULIRA / AFP) The SADC President called on Member States to fast-track frameworks to deal with natural disasters. Lazarus Chakwera says SADC should adopt the Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction. KwaZulu-Natal is reeling from floods that have claimed more than 400 lives and destroyed infrastructure. Southern African Development Community […]

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Healdsburg’s brand new Little Saint features wines from 13 countries

Little Saint in Healdsburg, which opened on Friday, offers an international abundance of wines from 13 countries, including Greece, Croatia, Lebanon, France and South Africa. The 300-bottle list also features an impressive selection of exceptional wines made in Sonoma County. For wine director Alexandria Sarovich, who joined Little Saint’s sister restaurant, Single Thread, as sommelier […]

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Lawmakers urge State Department to pressure countries to recognize same-sex spouses of diplomats

A group of Democratic lawmakers has urged the State Department to do more to ensure countries recognize same-sex partners of US diplomats. “We are writing about the ongoing challenges surrounding diplomatic accreditation faced by LGBTQI+ State Department employees and their spouses,” reads an April 18 letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken that U.S. Representatives […]

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Floods inundate countries around the world

FThe floods devastated several regions of the world almost simultaneously. The Philippines, South Africa, Australia and Argentina all experienced severe flooding in April alone. The floods caused hundreds of deaths and caused enormous material damage. In the Philippines, flooding was caused by Tropical Storm Megi. Megi made landfall on April 10 and devastated the coasts […]

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Balkan countries count on offshore platforms, LNG to replace Russian gas

Southeast European countries are urgently cutting red tape for offshore gas exploration and production, offering incentives and considering LNG as an alternative to Russian gas. Environmentalists oppose rapid change in energy policy. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has aggravated Europe’s serious energy crisis. The European Union and its member countries still formally keep their climate commitments […]

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Western finance ministers walk out of G20 meeting as Russian delegates speak

A new attempt to evacuate civilians from Mariupol appears to have failed, with local officials blaming Russian forces for allegedly attacking a metalworks where desperate Ukrainian defenders are holding out in the devastated southeastern port city. The report of a new effort to storm the Azovstal plant comes two days after President Vladimir Putin claimed […]

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Human rights have declined during the COVID-19 pandemic, in countries from Angola to the United States to New Zealand

Human rights activists and international leaders first warned in April 2020 that countries could use the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to suppress human rights. Human rights refer to a wide range of political and social rights recognized by international law. This includes everything from people’s right to work and education to people’s right to […]

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Sitharaman at the G20 EME meeting

Washington: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said there was an urgent need for coordinated action across countries not only to enable rapid post-pandemic recovery but also to build resilience to future shocks as she witnessed the G20 meeting on emerging market economies here. Sitharaman shared his insights on the near-term economic outlook, risks and policy challenges […]

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PM Modi to visit 3 European countries in first week of May

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit three European countries – Germany, Denmark and France in the first week of May. The visit, Prime Minister Modi’s first overseas visit this year, will see two key bilateral engagements in Germany and France. But an important part of the visit will take place in Copenhagen, the […]

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UN releases $100 million to fight hunger in 6 African countries and Yemen

The UN has allocated $100 million to fight hunger in Africa and the Middle East as the fallout from war in Ukraine threatens to push millions even closer to starvation. The contribution from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), announced on Thursday, will go to relief projects in six African countries and Yemen. lifesaving help […]

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Scientists from several countries demonstrated to demand real government action on the climate…

Scientists from several countries have protested to demand real government action on climate change, with some engaging in dramatic civil disobedience, such as chaining themselves to a bank door or gluing their hands to a government building. “I’m willing to take a risk for this beautiful planet, for my sons,” NASA biological systems and climate […]

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India is on the list of top 10 countries that imprison writers, scholars and intellectuals

The 2021 Freedom to Write Report recently released by NGO Pen America detailed the arrests of eight people in the country, including comedian Munawar Faruqui and those arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case. Jailing writers and broader restrictions on free speech are just one element of India’s ruling party’s attempts to stifle dissent and tighten […]

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India among top 10 countries to jail writers and scholars in 2021, according to Pen America report

India is among the top 10 countries that have imprisoned writers, scholars and intellectuals for their writings, works and advocacy, according to the 2021 Freedom to Write report published by non-governmental organization Pen America. He works to protect freedom of expression around the world. According to the report released on Wednesday, 277 writers and scholars […]

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European countries with Russian oil deals earn ‘blood money’, says Volodymyr Zelensky

JThe Russian Embassy in Washington DC has a facade that overall is tall, flat, and white. It’s a design that, even accidentally, gives the building a certain resemblance to a projection screen, reports Tom Oug. This is exactly how it was used by pro-Ukrainian pranksters. A video uploaded to social media this morning shows Boris […]

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World trade chief predicts food riots in poor countries due to war in Ukraine

By Lisa Vives | Global Information Network | Trice EdneyWire Ngozi Okonjo Iweala (GIN/TEW) – Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, the head of the World Trade Organizer, warns that soaring world food prices following the war in Ukraine could trigger food riots among hungry people in the poor countries. WTO Director-General Okonjo-Iweala urged food-producing countries not to […]

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Japan’s industry minister urges Arab countries to increase oil production

KYIV: Russia vowed to continue its bloody offensive in Ukraine as the war neared its seventh week on Wednesday, as President Vladimir Putin insisted the campaign was going according to plan despite a major withdrawal and heavy casualties .Thwarted in their push towards the capital, kyiv, Russian troops focused on the eastern region of Donbass, […]

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US imposes sanctions on seven people in Balkan countries, accusing them of corruption

Ukrainian forces dug in as Russia fielded more firepower and hired a decorated general as a wartime commander ahead of a potentially decisive showdown in eastern Ukraine that experts say could begin in days with a large-scale offensive. Maxar Technologies released satellite images on April 10 showing a Russian military convoy stretching about 13 kilometers […]

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the Nordic countries give their place to the native artists of the European Arctic

When the first Venice Biennale took place in 1895, nationalism was at its height in Europe and colonial empires were still in the making. Emulating the world’s fairs of the 19th century, the grounds of the Biennale were divided between the national pavilions. Even today, a group of mostly Western countries occupy permanent posts in […]

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From Pakistan to Peru, soaring food and fuel prices are pushing countries to the brink

By Julia Horowitz, CNN Business When people took to the streets in Egypt in 2011, protesters chanted freedom and social justice, but also bread. The cost of staple foods had jumped due to soaring prices of commodities like wheat, stoking the fury of President Hosni Mubarak. Today, more than a decade after the Arab Spring, […]

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Countries accepting the most Ukrainian refugees

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, millions of Ukrainians have fled their country and fled en masse to neighboring countries in Eastern and Central Europe. By March 31, more than 4 million, or about 10% of all Ukrainians, had left. The massive scale and speed of the exodus out of Ukraine is unprecedented […]

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US pro-abortion activists want to impose their extremism on other countries – India press release

Anti-abortion protester outside the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC, December 1, 2008: Affirming and exporting a political contingency such as abortion as if it were a universal, essential, and inalienable right is colonization by another name.| Photo: EFE/EPA/SAMUEL CORUM The President of Ecuador recently vetoed a bill (PL) that on the face of […]

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Recommended ambassadors for 20 countries including China

After a long delay, the government on Thursday recommended ambassadors for 20 countries, including Nepal’s northern neighbor China, amid speculation who will represent Kathmandu’s current coalition in Beijing. Bishnu Puskar Shrestha, a human rights activist and victim of the conflict, has been recommended as Nepal’s envoy to China under the CPN (Maoist Center) quota. Shrestha […]

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Countries trading with China have profited from the suffering of minorities: Tibetan activist

Geneva – Tibetan poet and activist Tenzin Tsundue spoke at the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy on April 6, 2022 and said: “Internationally, all countries that have made trade with China have benefited from the suffering of Tibetans, Uyghurs, Mongols, Manchus. , Hong Kong, Taiwan and all other countries that are under the […]

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Jonathan instructs African countries on the culture of inclusion

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says African countries must deliberately foster a culture of inclusion. He advised them to have the same concern for enthroning equal rights and justice on the continent. Jonathan said so on Thursday during a keynote speech titled “Building an Inclusive Society for the Next Generation” in Abuja. He delivered the speech […]

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One woman’s fight to educate Afghan girls | Top countries

On March 23, Afghan secondary school girls arrived in classrooms for the first time in eight months, loaded with books, supplies and hope for the new school year. Just hours into the morning, they were sent home after the Taliban abruptly backtracked on their promise to reopen schools for girls beyond sixth grade. The move […]

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These European countries are the most dependent on Russian gas

The European Union is struggling to wean itself off Russian natural gas supplies because of the deep dependence of so many of its member states on this irreplaceable resource from Moscow. Some countries are trying to accelerate their plans to transition to clean energy or seek alternative suppliers, but experts agree that for the entire […]

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Disney expands operations in countries that ban homosexuality even as they attack opponents for not being awake enough

There is a rule of thumb that a family’s wealth tends to last for three generations. The first generation is smart and hardworking (or creative or ruthless) and builds a fortune. The second generation sees their parents working and struggling, and learning how to create wealth, so they often increase the fortune. The third generation […]

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European countries expel dozens more Russian diplomats after reports from Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has said there is ‘no choice’ but to negotiate an end to the war with Russia, although it is difficult to do amid signs that Russian forces may committing atrocities against civilians that have sparked widespread condemnation and calls for war crimes investigations. Live briefing: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine RFE/RL Live […]

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European countries expel diplomats over alleged Russian war crimes

KYIV – Evidence that Russian troops killed dozens of civilians in Ukraine has prompted cries of “war crimes” from the international community and calls for further action against Moscow, which called the reports ” provocation”. US President Joe Biden on April 4 called for a war crimes trial against Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling him […]

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Countries accepting the most Ukrainian refugees |

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, millions of Ukrainians have fled their country and fled en masse to neighboring countries in Eastern and Central Europe. By March 31, more than 4 million, or about 10% of all Ukrainians, had left. The massive scale and speed of the exodus out of Ukraine is unprecedented […]

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A loosely federated network of scientists in more than two dozen countries is planning acts…

A loosely federated network of scientists in more than two dozen countries is planning acts of civil disobedience starting this week to highlight the climate crisis, members of Scientist Rebellion told AFP. Their non-violent actions are timed for the release on Monday of a landmark report by the UN’s climate science advisory group outlining options […]

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Activists warn US lawmakers to counter media restrictions in China-influenced countries

The United States must step up its efforts to stem the deterioration of press freedom across East Asia, including by supporting media outlets in the periphery of mainland China, lawmakers said Wednesday. A panel of rights activists issued the recommendations – including sanctions against those seen as an assault on press freedom and a haven […]

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US allows hunters to import elephant trophies from African countries

The US Fish and Wildlife Service informed some hunters last month that it would allow six trophy elephants to be imported into the United States from Zimbabwe. The African elephant carcasses will be the first allowed into the country in five years. The decision reverses an agency-wide suspension on the processing of elephant trophy import […]

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How Rich Countries Are Undermining Climate Liability and Compensation Efforts

You may have heard the vague term “loss and damage” when discussing climate change, especially as activists and advocates pressure world leaders to increase funding for those most affected. by the crisis. But what does that mean? This is the subject of the latest episode of Climate Citizena new four-part podcast series developed in collaboration […]

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Vladimir Putin Says Western Countries Are Trying To Cancel Russia Like Activists Tried To Cancel Harry Potter Author JK Rowling Fights Back

Vladimir Putin made some rather controversial comments, comparing JK Rowling’s most recent attempts to cancel not just to canceled Russian artists, but to canceled Russian nation in light of the ongoing conflict with Ukraine. Source: People, YouTube “With the full connivance and sometimes full encouragement of the ruling elites, the infamous cancel culture has turned […]

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Patent exemption will be of little use to India and developing countries

MUMBAI: Compromise pact between US, India, South Africa and EU over patent waiver on Covid-19 medical tools may well prove to be a ‘missed opportunity’ ‘ for national generic companies. India’s strength lies in making affordable generics not only for its domestic market but also for developing countries, and by omitting drugs, the waiver loses […]

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“The attitude of some countries not to irritate Russia must change” – EURACTIV.com

The silent attitude of certain NATO countries and their fear of not irritating Russia did not reward them. Instead, other weak reactions seriously complicate the security situation for the whole of Europe, writes Roman Rukomeda. Roman Rukomeda is a Ukrainian political analyst. It’s his 27and account of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which he managed to […]

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Putin orders the preparation of proposals for “hostile countries” to pay for gas in rubles

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has said Ukraine is ready to declare its neutrality and consider a compromise over disputed areas in the east of the country to secure peace ahead of peace talks in Turkey on March 29. Ukraine’s priorities during the talks will be “sovereignty and territorial integrity”, Zelenskiy said. tell the nation in […]

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The education of every child is the key to the growth of countries: speakers

Yesterday, during a session of the Doha Forum, speakers underlined that education was a basic human right that should be provided to every child without discrimination. They urged the international community to do more to ensure access to quality education, especially for girls. The panelist said that depriving a child of education has consequences on […]

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Will you provide jobs to NRIs if Muslim countries return them : BJP MLC to Government

Bengaluru: Senior BJP leader and Member of Karnataka Legislative Council (MLC) H Vishwanath has asked the state if it can provide jobs for NRIs if Muslim countries start returning them. This issue comes in light of the recent controversy that erupted after cases of Muslim traders being banned from opening shops and stalls in some […]

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The gastronomy of French-speaking countries in the spotlight in Riyadh

RIYADH: The French Embassy in Riyadh organized the “Gastronomy Festival of French-speaking countries” on Saturday February 26 to mark the month of La Francophonie. Under the slogan of tasting, diversity and openness to others, it has worked with the embassies of 10 other countries to present different specialties from the Francophonie. More than 1,200 people […]

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Lebanon needs ties with Saudi Arabia and Arab countries, says PM

BEIRUT: “Lebanon still needs Arab sponsorship, and (I hope) that all the Gulf countries, in particular, will restore ties with Lebanon, which needs its Arab environment to embrace it,” said Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati during his visit to Doha. Grandstand Saturday. Mikati met with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani at the forum’s […]

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Cost of living: Here’s what other countries are doing to cut costs

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Putin asks ‘hostile countries’ to pay for Russian gas in rubles: NPR

On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin is chairing a government meeting via video link at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow. Putin said Russia would only accept payments in rubles for gas deliveries to “hostile countries”, which includes all EU members and the United States. Mikhail Klimentiev/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mikhail […]

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Live Updates: Putin Wants ‘Hostile Countries’ to Pay for Natural Gas with Rubles – GV Wire

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin announced on Wednesday that Russia will require “unfriendly” countries to pay for Russian natural gas exports only in rubles from now on. Putin said in a meeting with government officials that “a number of Western countries have taken illegitimate decisions on the so-called freezing of Russian assets, thereby drawing a […]

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Russia says ‘unfriendly’ countries will have to pay in rubles for gas supply

In a major speech on the war in Ukraine, US President Joe Biden said the conflict was a clear test for democracies around the world, and he described Ukrainian resistance against Russian forces as part of a “great battle for freedom”. Speaking March 26 at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Biden said there was no […]

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Ukraine War: Countries must accelerate transition to clean energy to avoid being ‘held hostage by Vladimir Putin’, says US | Climate News

US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm told Sky News that as President Joe Biden flies to Brussels to discuss new sanctions on Russia, he “will not ask Europe to make things she just can’t do” when it comes to weaning herself off Russian energy. In an exclusive interview with Sky News, Ms Granholm acknowledged the relative […]

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Freedom-loving countries raise concerns about human rights abuses in Tibet at 49th HRC session

Geneva — The European Union and around 14 countries have expressed concern about human rights abuses in Tibet and China, and urge China to ensure unhindered access for the High Commissioner during the planned visit, including including in Xinjiang. During the 49th session of the HRC in Geneva, Switzerland, many countries, including Denmark, […]

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Several countries raised their concerns about human rights violations in Tibet at the 49th session of the HRC

Geneva — The European Union and around 14 countries have expressed concern about human rights abuses in Tibet and China, and urge China to ensure unhindered access for the High Commissioner during the planned visit, including including in Xinjiang. During the 49th session of the HRC in Geneva, Switzerland, many countries, including Denmark, […]

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The water billionaires scam to poor countries

— Backlash MEGA companies like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Danone make about 494 times what they spend by bottling water in Mexico and reselling it to locals who have no choice but to buy it. In Mexico and other poor countries and regions, companies take water from aquifers, springs, rivers and lakes and put it in […]

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Hong Kong to lift ban on flights from nine countries in April

MEDYKA, Poland: Yulia Bondarieva spent 10 days in a basement as Russian planes flew overhead and bombs fell on the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. Having reached safety in Poland, Bondarieva’s only wish now is for her twin sister from the besieged city of Mariupol to go as well.“They’ve been in the basement since February 24, […]

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US Supports LGBTQ Groups in Ukraine and Neighboring Countries

The United States’ special envoy for promoting LGBTQ rights abroad said Friday that she and her office continue to provide support to advocacy groups in Ukraine and countries that border it. Jessica Stern told The Washington Blade in a phone interview that she held “several roundtables” with Ukrainian activists and organizations “to make sure my […]

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Middle Eastern countries celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Traditionally a Catholic day of festivities, St. Patrick’s Day has become an occasion to celebrate Irish identity in diasporic communities around the world. This year, commemorations took place from Palestine to Dubai. Irish folk legend Martin Hayes performed at Expo Dubai, while the last Kufiya factory in Palestine started producing the ‘Saoirse Kufiya’ [Getty] As […]

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“Poor countries attacked by calamities linked to climate change”

Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera said in New York, ahead of the first part of the fifth United Nations meeting on the least developed countries (LDCs), that “the economies of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are threatened by events related to climate change. climatic conditions which follow one another more quickly than before”. The suffocating onslaught comes […]

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Malta with highest number of SLAPP cases per capita among 30 countries – study

Photo by Newsbook.com.mt Malta had the highest number of SLAPP cases per capita among 30 countries assessed in a study conducted by the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation. Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed in a powerful car bomb blast in late 2017, was the most frequently targeted person, according to the CASE report. “This reveals […]

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John Kerry says transparency for you, foreign countries, but not for me

Climate czar John Kerry has called for “a new level of transparency and accountability” from governments around the world to tackle climate change, even as his tiny corner of government was already sitting on a simple demand for find out who has been working there for 140 days. “We need to stop the BS thrown […]

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Boost from Queen as ‘chain of countries’ seek to join Commonwealth: ‘Keep ringing’ | royal | News

Prince Charles ‘will become the head of the Commonwealth,’ says Ship In November, Barbados became the world’s newest republic when it parted ways with the Queen and swore in Sandra Mason as president. Her Majesty, who was stripped as the Caribbean island’s head of state, sent her “warmest best wishes” to the nation. Although Barbados […]

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At the HRC: Euro-Med Monitor calls on European countries to respect the privacy of asylum seekers

Sunday, March 13, 2022, 6:53 a.m.Press release: Euro Med Monitor Geneva – Unlawful, disproportionate and unnecessary interference with the personal data of individuals in Europe, especially asylum seekers who are treated as liars until proven guilty, has escalated, said Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor and GIWEH in a joint address to the Human Rights Council. 49th […]

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RI should improve policies as countries work to end plastic pollution, campaigners say – Society

A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil (The Jakarta post) PREMIUM Jakarta ● Sat 12 March 2022 Indonesia is set to come up with better plastic waste management policies as the countries recently endorsed a United Nations resolution to end plastic pollution and forge a legally binding international agreement by 2024, campaigners say. The resolution, which was endorsed […]

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Norwegian aid chief says Arab and African countries were suffering before Ukraine

The secretary general of the Norwegian Refugee Council, Jan Egeland, said Ukraine was last on the list of “unprecedented human suffering”, which Asian and African countries had already suffered. In a tweet, Egeland said humans across the world were suffering at unprecedented levels. He said as many as 18 million people in Afghanistan needed immediate […]

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Meet Queennak, bringing countries together through the power of art and music

She has made her mark as a one-of-a-kind contemporary artist, visual artist, musical artist, and so on. It is amazing to know and learn about all these people and professionals who, in more than one way, make sure to go beyond borders to make their unique mark as unique personalities in the industries of their […]

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Saudi Arabia to host World Entrepreneurship Congress in 180 countries

RIYADH: Saudi oil giant Aramco has made the final decision to invest in a major integrated refining and petrochemical complex in northeast China. The greenfield project includes refining capacity of 300,000 barrels per day and petrochemical units, according to a statement. Built in the city of Panjin in China’s Liaoning Province, the facility will help […]

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Sports and cultural losses rise for Russia as countries reject World Cup qualifiers and Bolshoi Ballet

A Russian airstrike devastated a maternity in the besieged port of Mariupol and injured at least 17 people, Ukrainian officials said, prompting international condemnation from Washington, London and the Vatican, among others. The bombing of the hospital came as humanitarian corridors set up to allow civilians to flee several besieged towns around Ukraine failed to […]