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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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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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Community Builders – Welcome to the City of Fort Worth

Posted on March 09, 2022 Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture, and society and has been observed every March in the United States since 1987. In the spirit of this mission, every Wednesday of this month, we’ll be featuring women historians from all walks of life in the hope […]

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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 […]

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Pakistan among countries with highest maternal mortality rate: speakers – Journal

ISLAMABAD: Child marriage is common in Pakistan, with around 18% of girls married before the age of 18. This was emphasized by a speaker during an event organized as part of International Women’s Day. Around 11,000 mothers in Pakistan die from pregnancy-related complications. The country is among those with the highest maternal mortality rates. In […]

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US senator backs transfer of Russian-made fighter jets from NATO countries to Ukraine

A third round of talks between Moscow and Kyiv has concluded with Ukrainian negotiators noting small positive developments in the area of ​​humanitarian corridors to allow civilians to flee Russia’s unprovoked invasion of its neighbour. The establishment of humanitarian corridors to allow civilians to flee several towns has been a point of contention between the […]

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Egypt transports Ukrainian tourists to neighboring countries, official says

AL-MUKALLA: The Iran-backed Houthis have agreed to allow the UN to dump the rusting oil tanker Safer in the Red Sea which threatened to cause a major catastrophic disaster, a leader of the terror group has said. After years of reluctance and broken promises, Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi, head of the Houthi movement’s supreme revolutionary committee, […]

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LGBTQ refugees fleeing Ukraine face discrimination in countries with anti-gay laws

Updated March 4, 2022 5:42 PM ET Late Thursday evening, Viktória Radványi, communications director of Budapest Pride, drove with his girlfriend to the Hungarian-Ukrainian border. They were picking up four LGBTQ refugees and bringing them back to Budapest to provide them with safe housing, food and mental health resources. But Radványi is not part of […]

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Western countries agree to add Putin and Lavrov to sanctions list

KYIV – Russia and Ukraine will discuss a ceasefire in a second round of talks on March 3, Moscow’s chief negotiator says as Russian military forces resume their assault on Ukrainian cities . Live briefing: Russia invades Ukraine Consult the RFE/RL live briefing on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and how Kiev is fighting back and […]

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Dozens of countries step out during Lavrov’s speech in Geneva

The Permanent Representatives to the United Nations in Geneva walk out of the room during the screening of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s pre-recorded speech during the 49th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council at the United Nations European Headquarters in Geneva. Jean Marc Ferré/UN Photo/dpa Representatives of dozens of countries protested Russia’s […]

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Ukrainians flee to European countries, including some who previously turned refugees back

“We have to do it,” she said. “Ukrainians are fighting for us and they are fighting for European human values.” Nearly 150,000 Ukrainians fled to European neighbours, mainly Poland, Hungary, Moldova, Slovakia and Romania, since Russia invaded Ukraine on Thursday, the UN refugee agency said on Saturday. The story continues under the ad Thousands others […]

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The UAE plays an influential global role that inspires countries

The jury for the Zayed Prize for Human Brotherhood said the UAE plays an influential regional and international role that inspires countries around the world to overcome their differences, based on the principles of human brotherhood. The Zayed Prize for Human Fraternity announced Friday Their Majesties King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein and Queen Rania […]

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Emirates News Agency – UAE plays influential international role that inspires countries: Jury of Zayed Prize for Human Fraternity

ABU DHABI, 26th February, 2022 (WAM) — The jury for the Zayed Prize for Human Fraternity has declared that the UAE plays an influential regional and international role that inspires countries around the world to overcome their differences, based on the principles of human brotherhood. The Zayed Prize for Human Fraternity announced Friday Their Majesties […]

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Extinction Rebellion hit Edinburgh to wreak havoc over lavish oil company dinner

On Friday, Extinction Rebellion protesters targeted an energy dinner in Edinburgh amid a dispute over North Sea oil. Climate campaigners blocked the door to the EICC in the town center as the venue hosted guests from the Scottish Energy Forum. Scheduled to host the company’s annual dinner, a number of people could be seen waiting […]

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In low-income countries, meat is not the problem. A western industrialist

In recent years, there has been a growing movement against excessive meat consumption. Environmentalists point to meat production as one of the main causes of climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss and water pollution; health advocates say eating too many animal products increases the risk of everything from heart disease to cancer; and animal welfare activists […]

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The Encore Musical Theater Company to direct Stevie Wonder Tribute

Get ready to dance for you as a group of Encore singers bring the music of legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder to life on Encore Musical Theater Company’s The Maas Stage. This highly anticipated concert is the culmination of The Encore’s month-long celebration of Black Heritage Through Music, and will feature some of your favorite Stevie […]

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El-Sissi hails WHO decision on vaccine technology for African countries

DUBAI: Photographer and activist Lana Haroun, 34, was in Khartoum in 2019, at the epicenter of Sudan’s revolution. She helped document the rage and optimism of the movement that ended dictator Omar Bashir’s 30-year rule in April of that year. Like thousands of Sudanese who had long dreamed of political change, Haroun was hopeful as […]

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27 OAS countries “appalled” by the death of Hugo Torres

A total of 27 member countries of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States signed a statement in which they clearly expressed their dismay at the death of the former guerrilla fighter, retired brigadier general and political prisoner on the orders of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, Hugo Torres Jimenezand reiterated their condemnation […]

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Queens lawmakers and community leaders condemn surge in hate crimes against Asian Americans – QNS.com

Several Queens lawmakers were joined by Asian American community leaders for a rally in Manhattan on Friday, Feb. 12, in support of a South Korean diplomat who was brutally assaulted outside the United Nations building. Last week. The victim, a 53-year-old man, was punched in the face in an unprovoked attack on Wednesday, Feb. 9 […]

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The Right to be Free – OZY

On this day in 1990, the great Nelson Mandela was released after spending 27 years in various South African prisons. A famous civil rights activist, the country’s first black head of state and an inspiration to many, the actions of him and his peers in the African National Congress were directly linked to the end […]

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Sudan’s military rulers step up crackdown, arrest activists

Amira Osman sits at home after being released from detention, in Khartoum, Sudan, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. Osman is one of many pro-democracy activists and protesters who have been detained without charge since a coup he military state in October deposed the transitional government, in what many fear is a return to the tactics of […]

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Countries that have banned the burqa, but what does international law say about it?

Massive protests for and against the wearing of ‘hijab’ in educational institutions have erupted in various colleges across Karnataka. The situation escalated on Tuesday when a Muslim girl wearing a hijab entered the college, while a group of boys wearing saffron headscarves shouted “Jai Shri Ram”, trailing behind the woman. The turmoil began when a […]

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A former hacker who worked for a controversial spy firm will not join the company

One of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges has hired Dan Wolfford, a former NSA analyst who also worked for a UAE-based hacking firm accused of spying on US citizens, journalists and security forces. human rights activists. Update: After Motherboard reached out to the company for comment, they said Dan Wolfford “wasn’t onboarded” and wouldn’t be […]

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Blaming rich countries for Omicron’s impasse

Big pharma and Northern leaders have left poor countries vulnerable to the most contagious variant of COVID yet. AAs the world prepares for the spread of the highly transmissible omicron variant of COVID-19, more than a few questions remain unanswered. To what extent will reduced immunity from vaccines make people vulnerable to serious illness? Could […]

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Taliban urges countries to ‘not punish’ Afghans, release aid in diplomatic talks

Taliban representatives and Western diplomats have begun their first formal talks behind closed doors, meeting in Norway to discuss Taliban demands amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis facing the country. The Associated Press reported that a Taliban demand would unfreeze nearly $10 billion that the United States and Western countries have frozen as Afghans face starvation. […]

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Sportswashing is associated with certain countries – why not Israel? | Cycling

In the summer of 2020, a group of five cyclists from Ramallah were out for a ride when they were stopped by a group of Israeli settlers. According to Reuters, upon discovering that the cyclists were Palestinian, the settlers began throwing stones at them. Four escaped to a nearby field. One of them, Samer Kurdi, […]

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Rights groups urge countries to lobby China for human rights ahead of Olympics — Radio Free Asia

Rights groups and a former United Nations official have issued a final appeal to the international community to use the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing to pressure China to improve its record in on human rights, amid widespread persecution of Uyghur Muslims, Tibetans, Hong Kongers and other groups. Thousands of athletes, officials and diplomats from […]