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Watch Two Minutes Of Apple's Foundation Series: 'Only He Can Shorten The Darkness'

AppleTV+ is spending serious money on "Foundation," an ambitious series from "Batman Begins" writer David S. Goyer which adapts Isaac Asimov's classic science fiction novels for the small screen. The full review embargo for the first season has not lifted yet, but Apple has released a new two-minute clip from the series to whet audiences' appetites. And since the show features a couple of hunks like Jared Harris and Lee Pace, it's easy to work up an appetite, amirite? (*high fives self*) Foundat...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Television, Movies, News, David, United Nations, Jared Harris, Lee Pace, Isaac Asimov, David S Goyer, Goyer, Seldon, Hari Seldon, PlayStation YouTube, Jared Harris Lee Pace Leah Harvey


Music Industry Moves: BTS and Sony Celebrate ‘Butter’ Success; Def Jam Names Dara Michelle Executive VP

After BTS’ speech and performance at the United Nations earlier this week, the group and BigHit Music president Shin Young-Jae got together with Columbia Records chief Ron Perry and the Orchard’s Brad Navin to celebrate the success of the group’s blockbuster single “Butter” (pictured above with Navin and Perry, center, and Young-Jae, far right). + […]
Tags: News, Global, United Nations, Sony, Columbia Records, Bts, Perry, Navin, Ron Perry, Brad Navin, Saban Music Group, Def Jam Names Dara Michelle Executive VP, BigHit Music, Shin Young Jae, Young Jae


The United Nations held a major meeting on race. Why the US and UK skipped it

After more than a year of racial reckoning that saw historic monuments to enslavers and colonists torn down on both sides of the Atlantic, the United Nations convened a major day-long event on racism and reparations on Wednesday. But representatives from some of the West's biggest powers never showed.
Tags: UK, US, Cnn, Atlantic, United Nations


16 million in Yemen ‘marching towards starvation’ as food rations run low – UN

Aid worker describes ‘horrific’ scenes in one hospital where starving and malnourished children ‘look like skeletons’At least 5 million people in Yemen are on the brink of famine and a further 16 million are “marching toward starvation”, as the country’s humanitarian crisis spirals out of control.The situation in Yemen, which has been torn apart by civil war, has been described as “rapidly deteriorating” by experts. Continue reading...
Tags: Famine, Society, World news, Hunger, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, United Nations, Aid, Global development, Un, Yemen, Conflict and arms


United Arab Emirates: The Middle East: Plugged Into Renewable Energy - BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP

Six years ago, the United Nations put together a universal call to action to end poverty and protect the planet.
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Small farmers have the answer to feeding the world. Why isn’t the UN listening? | Elizabeth Mpofu and Henk Hobbelink

We’re among the thousands boycotting the UN food summit – it’s been hijacked by corporate interests while the voices of small-scale farmers go unheardThursday’s UN food summit proposes to help solve the world’s nutrition crisis, with 800 million people going hungry and 1.9 billion labelled obese, by better aligning food systems with development goals. But it won’t achieve any of this. The summit was hijacked early on by powerful corporate interests – but people are resisting.Hundreds of social m...
Tags: Food, Business, Obesity, Society, World news, Poverty, Rome, Hunger, Davos, Food & drink industry, United Nations, Global development, Un, Food Security, UN Food and Agriculture Organization FAO, Elizabeth Mpofu


More than 100 countries face spending cuts as Covid worsens debt crisis, report warns

As pandemic widens inequalities, many developing countries spend more on debt than health, study saysMore than 100 countries face cuts to public spending on health, education and social protection as the Covid-19 pandemic compounds already high levels of debt, a new report says.The International Monetary Fund believes that 35 to 40 countries are “debt distressed” – defined as when a country is experiencing difficulties in servicing its debt, such as when there are arrears or debt restructuring. ...
Tags: Health, Education, Society, World news, Public services policy, Poverty, Social exclusion, Global Economy, United Nations, Global development, Health policy, International Monetary Fund, Inequality, Sustainable Development Goals, Debt relief, International Monetary Fund (IMF


Boris Johnson tells UN that Cop26 must be ‘turning point for humanity’

UK PM says it is time for the world to ‘grow up’ and ‘listen to scientists’ in speech to general assemblyCop26 must be a “turning point for humanity” in just 40 days’ time, Boris Johnson has urged in a call to arms to fellow global leaders ahead of the climate summit in Glasgow.Addressing the UN general assembly in New York on Wednesday evening, Johnson warned it was time for humanity to “grow up”. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, New York, Environment, World news, United Nations, Un, Glasgow, Boris Johnson, Johnson, UN General Assembly, Climate Crisis, Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2021


Biden's foreign policy chops were supposed to be a strength, but experts believe he's made major mistakes in front of the world

President Joe Biden meets with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the sidelines of the 76th UN General Assembly on September 21, 2021, in New York. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images Biden's foreign policy chops were supposed to help him succeed in global affairs. But his experience has not prevented him from making major mistakes. Biden has struggled to deliver on his pledge to restore a sense of competency to the presidency. See more stories on Insider's business page. The...
Tags: Politics, UK, Isis, News, Obama, Australia, Washington, France, US, International, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Afghanistan


Biden's foreign policy chops haven't prevented him from making major missteps in front of the world

President Joe Biden meets with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the sidelines of the 76th UN General Assembly on September 21, 2021, in New York. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images Biden's foreign policy chops were supposed to help him succeed in global affairs. But his experience has not prevented him from making major mistakes. Biden has struggled to deliver on his pledge to restore a sense of competency to the presidency. See more stories on Insider's business page. The...
Tags: Politics, UK, Isis, News, Obama, Australia, Washington, France, US, International, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Afghanistan, United States


Brazil's health minister shook hands with a maskless Boris Johnson at the UN. Then he tested positive for COVID-19.

Brazilian health minister Marcelo Queiroga looks on the speech of President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro during an event to launch a new register for professional workers of the fish industry at Planalto Government Palace on June 29, 2021 in Brasilia, Brazil. Photo by Andressa Anholete/Getty Images Brazil's health minister announced on Tuesday that he tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement came just one day after he met with maskless UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Brazilian diplo...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, International, Trends, Joe Biden, United Nations, Brazil, Guardian, Un, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Andrzej Duda, United Nations General Assembly, EUA, Antonio Guterres


UN food summit will be ‘elitist’ and ‘pro-corporate’, says special rapporteur

Michael Fakhri says Thursday’s meeting will not be promised ‘people’s summit’ on tackling world’s nutrition crisisThe UN global food summit is “elitist and regressive” and has failed in its goal of being a “people’s summit”, according to the special rapporteur on food rights.As world leaders prepare to attend the virtual event on Thursday, which aims to examine ways to transform global food systems to be more sustainable, Michael Fakhri said it risked leaving behind the very people critical for ...
Tags: World news, Food & drink industry, United Nations, Global development, Un, Food Security, Fakhri, Coronavirus, Michael Fakhri


Brazilian minister tests positive for Covid after meeting maskless Johnson

Marcelo Queiroga sat close to Boris Johnson and Liz Truss at New York meetingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBrazil’s health minister, Marcelo Queiroga, has tested positive for Covid and gone into isolation, 24 hours after meeting a maskless Boris Johnson and other British officials in New York.Queiroga, who sat close to Johnson and the foreign secretary, Liz Truss, on Monday during their meeting with Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, announced his positive test on ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Americas, UK News, World news, US news, United Nations, Brazil, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Liz Truss, Jair Bolsonaro, Coronavirus, Marcelo Queiroga, New York Queiroga


'Sickening' display of hate: Why world leaders should boycott U.N.'s Durban event

The ugly spirit, if not the actual language, of the infamous Zionism is 'a form of racism' resolution will be celebrated at the United Nations.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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‘Ecofeminism is about respect’: the activist working to revolutionise west African farming

Mariama Sonko is an unstoppable force who continued her work even when she was ostracised by her community in SenegalOutside Mariama Sonko’s home in the Casamance region of southern Senegal pink shells hang on improvised nets that will be placed in mangroves to provide a breeding spot for oysters.Normally, women collecting oysters chop at the branches – a method that can harm the mangroves. But these nets allow them to harvest sustainably, says Sonko, who is trying to revolutionise agriculture i...
Tags: Food, Africa, Environment, Women, Senegal, Society, World news, Farming, United Nations, Global development, Sustainable Development, Environmental Sustainability, Food Security, Casamance, Sonko, Women's rights and gender equality


Most infants in 91 countries are malnourished, warns Unicef

Climate crisis, conflict and Covid stunting progress on nutrition, UN says on eve of food security summitOnly a third of children under two in many developing countries are fed what they need for healthy growth and no progress has been made on improving their nutrition over the past decade.Unicef, the UN’s children’s agency, said in a report published on Wednesday that a combination of crises from Covid-19 to conflict and the climate breakdown had stunted progress on children’s nutrition in 91 c...
Tags: Children, Society, World news, Poverty, Hunger, United Nations, Global development, Un, Food poverty, Food Security, Unicef, Global Health, COVID


US-UK ‘special relationship’ faces new challenges despite signs of healing

Relationship between Biden’s US and Johnson’s post-Brexit UK remains complicated and inevitably transactionalWhat a difference a month makes.In August Joe Biden was being denounced in the British parliament for a “shameful” retreat from Afghanistan that blindsided the UK and other allies. The US president reportedly took a day and a half to return prime minister Boris Johnson’s call. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, US, UK News, Joe Biden, US news, Afghanistan, United Nations, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Biden, Brexit, US UK, Brexit UK


Taliban request representation at the United Nations, kicking off credentials battle

The Taliban have requested representation at this week's United Nations General Assembly, a move that is expected to kick off a diplomatic battle with the preexisting Afghan envoy.
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Taliban requests representation at the United Nations, kicking off credentials battle

The Taliban has requested representation at this week's United Nations General Assembly, a move that is expected to kick off a diplomatic battle with the preexisting Afghan envoy.
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UN chief tears into Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson for 'joyriding to space while millions go hungry on Earth'

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson Patrick Pluel/Getty Images; Alex Wong/Getty Images; Hollis Johnson/Insider United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told other world leaders the billionaires created "a malady of mistrust." He pointed to Jeff Bezos' and Richard Bransons' flights into space as a sign of massive disparity between the rich and the poor. Bezos has faced criticism in the past for the over $5.5 billion he spent on his trip into outer space. See more stories...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Politics, News, America, Trends, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, United Nations, Warren, Un, Richard Branson, Associated Press


US has ‘no closer ally than Australia’, Biden says after Aukus pact

US president and Australian PM welcome new security ties after deal that has infuriated FranceJoe Biden and the Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, have welcomed their new security ties after last week’s announcement that Washington would provide Canberra with advanced technology for nuclear-powered submarines as part of trilateral deal with the UK.“The United States has no closer or more reliable ally than Australia,” Biden said on Tuesday ahead of a bilateral meeting with Morrison on th...
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US has ‘no closer ally than Australia’, says Biden after Aukus pact

US president and Australian PM welcome new security ties after deal that has infuriated FranceJoe Biden and the Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, have welcomed their new security ties after last week’s announcement that Washington would provide Canberra with advanced technology for nuclear-powered submarines as part of trilateral deal with the UK.“The United States has no closer or more reliable ally than Australia,” Biden said on Tuesday ahead of a bilateral meeting with Morrison on th...
Tags: UK, New York, Australia, Washington, US, Australia news, Joe Biden, US news, United States, United Nations, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Biden, Morrison, Emmanuel Macron, United Nations General Assembly


Key findings about the religious composition of India

Religious pluralism has long been a core value in India, which has a large majority of Hindus and smaller shares of Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and other groups. In recent years, the size of these communities and their future growth have been topics of great interest to the Indian public. Indian Hindu devotees offer prayers on the banks of the Brahmaputra River in Guwahati, India, on Nov. 13, 2018. (Biju Boro/AFP/Getty Images) By Stephanie Kramer | Pew Research Center A new Pe...
Tags: News, Indonesia, Life, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, United Nations, Muslim, Bangladesh, Christian, Kashmir, Pew Research Center, Hindu, Punjab, Bihar


Joe Biden promises UN an end to ‘relentless war’ and the start of ‘relentless diplomacy’

President says US will give $11bn a year to developing nations to respond to climate emergencyJoe Biden has promised to the United Nations that the withdrawal from Afghanistan is a turning point in history, in which “relentless war” would be supplanted by “relentless diplomacy”, pledging a renewed commitment to the UN and to his nation’s alliances.“As I stand here today, for the first time in 20 years the United States is not at war. We’ve turned the page,” Biden said in his first address to the...
Tags: US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Afghanistan, United States, United Nations, Un, Biden, UN General Assembly


UN: Joe Biden pledges to double climate aid to developing countries – live

World leaders gather for the UN general assembly in New York, with Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro taking stand against Covid vaccine mandates• Biden will tell UN general assembly ‘America is back’ 4.48pm BST Joe Biden’s headline announcement at the United Nations is a doubling of climate aid given by the US to developing countries – the total will top $11bn if Congress agrees – but beneath this there was tacit acknowledgment that the climate crisis is in danger of spinning dangerously out of contro...
Tags: New York, Congress, Scotland, Senate, China, US, World news, Joe Biden, United Nations, Brazil, Un, Biden, Maldives, UN General Assembly, Antonio Guterres, Joe Manchin


Texas Republican congressman says the Border Patrol agents filmed whipping at Haitian migrants are 'doing God's work'

A United States Border Patrol agent on horseback tries to stop a Haitian migrant from entering an encampment on the banks of the Rio Grande near the Acuna Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas on September 19, 2021. Paul Ratje/Getty Images Rep. Tony Gonzalez defended US Border Patrol agents who were filmed whipping at Haitian migrants. The Texas Republican said the agents were "doing God's work fighting everything they can." The Department of Homeland Security has opened an ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Human Rights, Crime, News, Congress, Mexico, White House, Immigration, Nbc News, US, Trends, Cnn, United Nations, Republican, Al Jazeera


UN: Joe Biden urges leaders to confront ‘decisive decade for our world’ – live

World leaders gather for the UN general assembly in New York, with Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro taking stand against Covid vaccine mandates• Biden will tell UN general assembly ‘America is back’ 4.21pm BST Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, president of the Maldives, spoke to the general assembly about what the nation has experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic. “Our economy relies on welcoming tourists to these shores. We import nearly everything from food to medicine to the materials we build our shelters...
Tags: New York, World news, Joe Biden, United Nations, Brazil, Un, Biden, Maldives, UN General Assembly, Jair Bolsonaro, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Solih, UN general assembly ` America


Joe Biden urges leaders to confront ‘decisive decade for our world’ – live

World leaders are gathering for the UN general assembly in New York, with Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro among those scheduled to speak• Biden will tell UN general assembly ‘America is back’ 3.17pm BST Joe Biden is speaking at the UN general assembly, his first speech as US president. Biden noted the 4.5m people who have died from Covid-19 saying, “our shared grief is a poignant reminder that our collective future will hinge on our ability to recognize our common humanity, to act together.” “This i...
Tags: New York, US, World news, Joe Biden, United Nations, Brazil, Un, Biden, UN General Assembly, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, COVID, UN general assembly ` America


Xi’s army: from ‘hiding and biding’ to building China’s dream

The combat capability of the People’s Liberation Army may still be a ‘work in progress’ but it is catching up through influence and trainingWhen Covid-19 swept across Iran last March, killing more than 1,000 people including the senior commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, it was the Chinese military that Tehran turned to for help. On 19 March 2020, batch loads of testing kits, PPE and face masks arrived in the Iranian capital.In February this year, China’s People’s Liberation Army...
Tags: China, World news, Iran, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Sierra Leone, United Nations, Cambodia, Tehran, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, People 's Liberation Army, People 's Liberation Army PLA, Coronavirus, COVID


Gilgamesh Dream Tablet to be formally handed back to Iraq

The 3,600-year-old tablet that shows parts of a Sumerian poem will be returned by the US to the country it was taken from in 1991A 3,600-year-old tablet showing part of the Epic of Gilgamesh will be formally handed back to Iraq by the US on Thursday.The tablet, known as the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet, shows parts of a Sumerian poem from the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the world’s oldest known religious texts. It is believed to have been looted from a museum in Iraq in 1991, and “fraudulently” entered ...
Tags: Books, Iraq, Poetry, US, World news, US news, Culture, Unesco, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, US Department of Justice, Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh Dream Tablet



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