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Fixes: A Comeback for African National Parks

As wildlife authorities on the continent work with nonprofit organizations to secure ecologically valuable landscapes, populations of large mammals have grown.
Tags: News, Animals, Africa, Environment, Elephants, National Parks, United Nations, Safaris, Mozambique, Philanthropy, African Parks, Endangered and Extinct Species, Monuments and Seashores, American Prairie Reserve, Serengeti National Park (Tanzania


Meet the sea squirt, sucking up plastic particles from the sea

Israeli researchers have found that ascidians - round, palm-sized animals also known as sea squirts can thrive in dirty industrial areas and pristine waters alike, allowing them to detect and analyze waste and its impact in various regions. The United Nations says it is as if a garbage truck full of plastic was dumped into the water every minute, a rate some estimates show could lead to oceans carrying more plastic than fish in 30 years. "[Sea squirts] just sit in one place all their life and ...
Tags: Science, United Nations, Tel Aviv University


Trump just got a step closer to creating a US Space Force. Mark Kelly, a retired NASA astronaut and Senate hopeful, has said it's 'a dumb idea.'

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed Space Policy Directive-4, which seeks to create a sixth US military branch called the Space Force. Mark Kelly, a retired NASA astronaut who recently announced his bid for US Senate, has said a Space Force "is a dumb idea." That's because the US Air Force already has the Space Command and a space force. Opponents of the Space Force also say it would add billions to government spending without meaningful change in military operations. President Donald T...
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Trump just got a step closer to creating a US Space Force. Mark Kelly, a retired NASA astronaut and Senate hopeful, said it's 'a dumb idea.'

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed Space Policy Directive-4, which aims to create a sixth US military branch called the Space Force. Mark Kelly, a retired NASA astronaut who recently announced his bid for US Senate, has said a Space Force "is a dumb idea." That's because the US Air Force already has a Space Command and a space force. Opponents of the Space Force also say it would add billions to government spending without meaningful change in military operations. President Donald Trum...
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Troop withdrawal in Yemen's Hodeidah could start Tuesday, Wednesday: U.N.

After weeks of diplomacy, the United Nations said on Sunday the parties had reached agreement on phase one of a troop redeployment. "With the beginning, possibly even today or tomorrow, of the implementation of that part of the Hodeidah agreement we now have the opportunity to move from the promise made in Sweden to hope now for Yemen," Griffiths told the 15-member council. Under phase one, the Houthis would withdraw from the ports of Hodeidah, Saleef, used for grains, and Ras Isa, used for oi...
Tags: News, Sweden, United Nations, Yemen, Griffiths, U N, Ras Isa, Hodeidah Saleef


Meet the sea squirt, sucking up plastic particles from the sea

Israeli researchers have found that ascidians - round, palm-sized animals also known as sea squirts can thrive in dirty industrial areas and pristine waters alike, allowing them to detect and analyze waste and its impact in various regions. The United Nations says it is as if a garbage truck full of plastic was dumped into the water every minute, a rate some estimates show could lead to oceans carrying more plastic than fish in 30 years. "[Sea squirts] just sit in one place all their life and ...
Tags: Science, United Nations, Tel Aviv University


Deal to free Hodeidah may open way for aid in Yemen, UN envoy says

Accord between government and Houthis ‘helped avoid bloody slaughterhouse’A breakthrough agreement on the pullback of forces around the Red Sea port of Hodeidah may open the way for a large increase in the flow of aid into Yemen and prevent the country turning into a “bloody slaughterhouse”, Martin Griffiths, the UN special envoy for Yemen said.The breakthrough was made at the weekend between military officials from the Yemen government and Houthi fighters controlling the port and city, and the ...
Tags: World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Un, Yemen, Red Sea, Houthis, Martin Griffiths, Hodeidah


UN experts condemn Ireland's migrant fishing workers scheme

System leaves migrant workers vulnerable to modern slavery, four UN special rapporteurs sayIreland’s permit scheme for migrant workers on its fishing trawlers breaches international human rights law, four UN special rapporteurs have said in a warning letter to the Irish government. Related: 'We thought slavery had gone away': African men exploited on Irish boats Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Law, World news, Ireland, Migration, United Nations, Slavery, Un, Fishing Industry


Pakistan says India using UN court for 'political theater'

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Pakistan accused India on Tuesday of sponsoring terrorism and of using the United Nations' highest court for "political theater" as it urged judges to dismiss an Indian case seeking to save an alleged spy from execution.
Tags: News, India, Ap, Pakistan, United Nations, Un, The Hague Netherlands


Pakistan says India using UN court for ‘political theater’

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Pakistan accused India on Tuesday of sponsoring terrorism and of using the United Nations’ highest court for “political theater” as it urged judges to dismiss an Indian case seeking to save an alleged spy from execution. The International Court of Justice case centers on the fate of Kulbhushan Jadhav, who […]
Tags: News, India, Ap, Nation, Pakistan, United Nations, International court of justice, Un, The Hague Netherlands, Kulbhushan Jadhav


Brexit causing ‘palpable decline’ in UK influence at the UN

Diplomats suggest Britain’s leverage on world stage will be weaker after EU departureBrexit is already leading to a “palpable decline” in British influence at the UN, and that influence would be in freefall but for the UK’s commitment to spend 0.7 % of gross national income on overseas aid, a study has found.The report by the UK branch of the United Nations Association suggests Britain will lose political capital on the 15-member UN security council and the larger general assembly in New York be...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, New York, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, United Nations, Un, UN Security Council, Brexit, EU Continue, United Nations Association


Trump talking about John James as frontrunner for UN ambassador

President Donald Trump has mentioned former Michigan GOP Senate candidate John James as a leading contender for the role of US ambassador to the United Nations, a source close to White House tells CNN.
Tags: White House, US, Cnn, United Nations, Un, Michigan, Donald Trump, Trump, GOP Senate, John James


Cancellation of Pakistan Trip Revives Debate Over Taliban’s Ability to Travel

The Afghan government lodged a protest with the United Nations saying the insurgent group was violating travel restrictions under international sanctions.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Taliban, Pakistan, United Nations, Khan, Imran, Politics And Government, United States International Relations, Embargoes and Sanctions, Afghanistan War (2001-


“The Age of Climate Panic Is Here”

David Wallace-Wells, who you may remember from his 2017 New York magazine piece, has written an opinion piece about climate change for the NY Times called Time to Panic. In it, he urges that it’s time for urgent human action on climate change…time to stop treating it like a problem and start treating it like the crisis it is. The age of climate panic is here. Last summer, a heat wave baked the entire Northern Hemisphere, killing dozens from Quebec to Japan. Some of the most destructive wildfire...
Tags: Japan, New York, Congress, California, China, Bbc, Hawaii, United Nations, David Attenborough, Pacific, Quebec, Jason Kottke, Ny Times, Northern Hemisphere, James Hansen, United Nations Intergovernmental Panel


UN hoping for immediate pullout of forces from Yemen ports

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says it hopes Yemen’s warring parties will immediately carry out an agreement to pull their forces out of the key port of Hodeida and two smaller ports, as well as a U.N. facility holding enough grain to feed 3.7 million people for a month. Hodeida handles about 70 […]
Tags: News, Nation, United Nations, Un, Yemen, UNITED NATIONS AP, Hodeida


United Nations Tries to Ban Lolis Again

The United Nations is once again trying to ban drawings of imaginary children. The United Nations, an organization ostensibly aimed towards eliminating wars, genocide and nuclear proliferation, has once again demanded that its members ban drawings of imaginary children as a way of protecting real children from sexual exploitation. The “Optional Protocol to the Convention […]
Tags: Censorship, International, United Nations, Un, Pornography, Anime, Eroge, Ero-anime, Ero-manga, Mass Media, Lolicon, United Nations Tries to Ban Lolis Again


India taking Pakistan to UN’s highest court in spying case

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — India is taking Pakistan to the United Nations’ highest court in an attempt to spare an alleged spy from execution, in a case that has exacerbated tensions between the longtime rivals. In a hearing Monday at the International Court of Justice, India is laying out its case that Pakistan breached […]
Tags: News, India, Ap, Nation, Pakistan, United Nations, Un, The Hague Netherlands, International Court of Justice India


Yemeni warring parties agree on pullout steps from port city

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations says Yemen’s warring parties have agreed on the first stage of a mutual pullout of forces from the key port city of Hodeida, a humanitarian aid lifeline that had been blocked by fighting. A U.N. statement late Sunday said the agreement by the Redeployment Coordination Committee — which includes […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, United Nations, Yemen, Cairo, Hodeida, Redeployment Coordination Committee


Yemen and Houthi rebels agree to withdrawal deal

UN hails pullback from Hodeida as vital progress in ending four-year-long warYemen’s government and Houthi rebels have agreed on the first phase of a withdrawal from the key city of Hodeida, in a deal the UN described as important progress.The redeployment from Hodeida is a critical part of a ceasefire agreed in Sweden in December that calls on the government and Houthis to move forces away from ports. Continue reading...
Tags: Sweden, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Un, Yemen, Houthis, Hodeida


Yemen's warring parties agree on initial redeployment: U.N

Yemeni government and Houthi representatives have reached an agreement on the first phase of their redeployment of forces under a U.N.-sponsored deal for the warring armies to leave the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, the United Nations said on Sunday. "The parties reached an agreement on Phase 1 of the mutual redeployment of forces," a statement by the U.N. spokesman's office said without giving details of exactly what the Iranian-aligned Houthis and the Saudi-backed government agreed. The Unit...
Tags: News, United Nations, Yemen, Houthi, Houthis


Yemen sides agree deal on first pullback: UN

Yemen's government and Huthi rebels have agreed on the first phase of a pullback of forces from the key city of Hodeida, in a deal the United Nations described Sunday as important progress. The redeployment from Hodeida is a critical part of a ceasefire deal reached in December in Sweden that calls on the government and Huthis to move forces away from ports and parts of city. The fragile truce deal marks the first step toward ending a devastating war that has pushed Yemen to the brink of famin...
Tags: News, Sweden, United Nations, Un, Yemen, Huthi, Hodeida, Huthis


Fifth Asteroid Day is on June 30, 2019 But There Will Be a Full Week of Events

Asteroid Day is the official United Nations’ day of global awareness and education about asteroids. The World will celebrate the fifth anniversary on June 30, 2019. There will be thousands of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Taliban say unable to attend Pakistan talks; blame blacklist

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban has postponed an unscheduled round of peace talks with the United States set for Monday in Pakistan saying “most” members of their negotiating team are unable to travel because they’re on the U.S. and United Nations’ blacklists. The statement Sunday offered no other details. It did not explain how […]
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State Spox Nuaert: ‘I Withdraw My Name From Consideration’ For UN Ambassador

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said. Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman, said in a department statement that “the past two months have been grueling for my family and therefore it is in the best interest of my family that I withdraw my name from consideration.” Nauert’s impending nomination had been considered a tou...
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State Department: Nauert out as pick for UN ambassador

Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said.
Tags: United Nations, Un, State Department, Donald Trump, HEATHER NAUERT, NAUERT


Heather Nauert Withdraws From Consideration as U.N. Ambassador

The former “Fox & Friends” host withdrew from consideration because she had a nanny without a proper work visa, according to people familiar with the process.
Tags: News, United Nations, Heather, HEATHER NAUERT, NAUERT, Fox Friends, Appointments and Executive Changes, United States International Relations


Trump's UN ambassador pick, Heather Nauert, withdraws nomination

Former Fox News host says she is not going ahead with appointment for family reasonsThe state department says Donald Trump’s nominee for US ambassador to the United Nation, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn.The department released a statement on Saturday evening Washington time saying Nauert had withdrawn and another nominee would be announced “soon”. Continue reading...
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Trump's UN ambassador pick, Heather Nauert, withdraws from consideration

Former Fox News host says she is not going ahead with appointment for family reasonsThe state department says Donald Trump’s nominee for US ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn.The department released a statement on Saturday evening Washington time saying Nauert had withdrawn and another nominee would be announced “soon”. Continue reading...
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40 Countries Agree – Automatic Braking Should Be Mandatory

Forty countries, led by Japan and the European Union, have agreed to require passenger cars and light commercial vehicles to come equipped with automated braking systems starting as soon as 2020. According to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the new regulation will become compulsory for all countries that adopt it during an upcoming June […] The post 40 Countries Agree – Automatic Braking Should Be Mandatory appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Safety, Government, European Union, Regulation, United Nations, Autos, News Blog, Automotive Safety, Automatic Emergency Braking, U.N, Advanced Driving Aids, UNECE, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe


The Korean Miracle

Opinion The Korean Miracle USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Callista and I spent last weekend in Seoul, South Korea on a whirlwind trip from Rome. The experience reminded me what a miracle modern South Korea is. I spoke to the Washington Times-sponsored Universal Peace Federation’s World Summit. The conference itself was fascinating, having drawn more than 2,000 people including current and former heads of state. Former Vice President Dick Cheney and I talked at the opening plenary session. Former Con...
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