New Zealand PM Ardern backs students striking for climate action

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave her support on Wednesday to a youth movement urging government action to tackle climate change ahead of protests by students across the world later this week. Thousands of school children in Australia and New Zealand intend to skip school and protest on Friday as part of similar action... Continue Reading →

For Manafort’s sentencing, a trip to the pre-cellphone era

If you need to get news out of the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia, bring plenty of quarters. Cellphones and laptops aren't allowed in the building. Cameras and voice recorders are banned as well. Reporters at the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse have two options: run to the pay phone on the second floor,... Continue Reading →

Silencing the Guns by 2020

While insecurity threatens Africa’s development and diplomatic advancement in many regions across the continent including the Sahel, Central Africa and the Horn – the African Union’s Commissioner for Peace and Security, Smail Chergui, believes there are still reasons to be cheerful. The Central African Republic (CAR) and South Sudan are good examples with both countries... Continue Reading →

Miner Vale evacuates 200 people near Brazilian dam on fears of instability

Around 200 residents were evacuated from an area near a tailings dam in Brazil operated by Vale SA late on Saturday, amid fears that it was structurally weak and could burst like a similar barrier failure last month that killed 300 people. Vale said in a statement that it had evacuated people living near the... Continue Reading →

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