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Stocks Falter as US Health Care Squabble Worries Investors
In New York, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell for the eight consecutive day on Monday.  Investors may have been discouraged by the failure of U.S. President Donald Trump to pass big changes to the health care insurance system that he promised during the campaign. U.S. stock indexes were down sharply in morning trading, but by Monday's close, the S&P 500 was off just one-tenth of a percent, with the Dow down two-tenths.  The NASDAQ posted a slight gain. U.S. and...

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:30:51 -0400


Bangladeshi Forces Reportedly End Siege with Militants Backed by IS
Bangladeshi security forces appeared to gain the upper hand Monday in a four-day siege with heavily-armed militants reportedly backed by the Islamic State group in northeastern Sylhet city. Since Friday, 12 people, including two policemen and four suspected militants, have been killed and 50 others injured in ongoing battles and bomb explosions, authorities say. Police have used armored vehicles and fired bullets and tear gas in an attempt to end the standoff with militants holed up in...

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:30:16 -0400


Study: Transnational Crime Worth Between $1.6 to $2.2 Trillion Per Year
Transnational crime, or crimes committed across international borders, is growing at a faster pace than many realize, partly because the international community is not paying a lot of attention to it. That's the conclusion from Global Financial Integrity or GFI, a non-profit Washington think tank that tracks illicit financial flows across borders. The group's latest findings estimate that transnational crime is worth between $1.6 to $2.2 trillion per year. GFI says the lion's...

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:15:42 -0400


Baltics' Russian Media Use Online Humor to Combat Propaganda
Russia's nationalist propaganda machine kicked into high gear after the 2014 annexation of Crimea sparked the worst East-West tensions since the Cold War.   State media quickly fell behind the Kremlin line while Russia's few independent media came under increasing pressure to conform or self-censor.   As Russian authorities shrank the space for independent reporting, one group of Russian journalists escaped the pressure by relocating to the European Union in...

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:15:08 -0400


Will Trump Administration Increase Drone Strikes in Pakistan?
On March 2, a suspected U.S. drone strike inside Pakistan killed two Taliban militants in the country's tribal region — the first drone attack in the country since Donald Trump became president. The strike ended a nine-month pause in the CIA's long-running drone war in Pakistan, raising expectations that the Trump administration will increase the targeted killings of militants in the Pakistani tribal areas. But with the administration focused on defeating the Islamic State group...

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:05:36 -0400


What Is Left When Peru's Flood Waters Recede?
On the outskirts of Lima, hundreds of householders salvage scant belongings in what is left of their homes after the Rimac River burst its banks in recent weeks amid Peru's worst flooding disaster in decades. Many of the hardest hit are those who can least afford it — poor Peruvians who built their homes on cheap land near the river, which runs from Peru's central Andes to the Pacific coast. Simeona Mosquera contemplates her uncertain future, standing in what once was her front...

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:56:02 -0400

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Possessing nuclear weapons ‘fundamentally incompatible’ with world's aspiration for peace – UN official
At the start of a United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, a senior UN official highlighted that creating a world free of such weapons is a common obligation of all States – both nuclear and non-nuclear – and called for their inclusive engagement.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:42:14 EST


Children suffer grave violations in Sudan’s conflict – UN reports
Fewer children have been recruited to fight in parts of Sudan, but they are still killed and injured, and victims of sexual violence in the country, according to a new report by the United Nations Secretary-General.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:22:40 EST


UN report explores ways urbanization can be a catalyst for rural development
One way to encourage mutually beneficial developments for urban and rural areas alike is to develop value chains and food systems more efficient and inclusive, a United Nations-backed report examining the ‘quiet revolution’ towards sustainable urbanization has found.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:26:45 EST


Near East and North Africa: Conflicts threaten to erode gains in region’s zero-hunger battle
Food security and nutrition levels have sharply deteriorated over the last five years in the Near East and North Africa due largely to the spread and magnitude of conflicts and protracted crises, reversing the pre-2010 trend of improvement, a new United Nations report said today.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:53:10 EST


Children paying the heaviest price as conflict in Yemen enters third year – UN
As the escalation of the conflict in Yemen enters its third year this week, the top United Nations humanitarian official has called on the parties to the conflict to commit to political dialogue and resolve the situation or risk an unending manmade crisis.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST


UN agency chief urges stronger cooperation to aid refugees' transfer from Greek islands
The head of the United Nations refugee agency today noted the need for more accommodations on the Greek mainland to help improve conditions at reception centres on the Greek islands.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST


UN appalled at killing of aid workers in South Sudan
Six aid workers from a national non-governmental organization were killed when their convoy was ambushed yesterday while travelling along the Government-controlled area on the Juba-Pibor road, the United Nations mission in the country (UNMISS) has said.

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST


Earth Hour 2017: UN joins iconic landmarks 'going dark' to support protecting the planet
The United Nations this evening dimmed the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of the tenth annual 'Earth Hour,' global event to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably.

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST

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Kenya: Anti-Money Laundering Law Amended
(Mar. 24, 2017) On March 3, 2017, the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, signed into law the Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering (Amendment) Bill.  During the signing ceremony, he reportedly noted that “[t]his is a major tool in our sustained efforts to fight corruption.  It means that no proceeds of theft and corruption are beyond the […]

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:30:51 +0000


Azerbaijan: President Appointed His Wife as First Vice-President
(Mar. 24, 2017) On February 21, 2017, the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, appointed his wife, Mehriban Aliyeva, as the First Vice-President of the Republic, in accordance with newly added article 1031 of Azerbaijan’s Constitution.  (Appointment by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan of M. A. Aliyeva as the First Vice-President of the Republic […]

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:30:57 +0000


Indonesia: Proposed Legislation on Tobacco Could Increase Domestic Production
(Mar. 24, 2017) The House of Representatives of Indonesia is considering a proposed law that could increase the country’s tobacco output. (Eveline Danubrata & Agustinus Beo Da Costa, Indonesia Tobacco Bill Would Fire up Output Despite Health Fears, REUTERS (Mar. 15, 2017).) The bill is listed among “priority legislation” on the legislative website. (RRU Tentang […]

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:30:05 +0000


Taiwan: Amendment of Long-Term Care Act
(Mar. 23, 2017) Taiwan’s Long-Term Care Services Act, which was promulgated on June 3, 2015, but is not slated to become law until June 2017, was amended effective January 28, 2017. (Long-Term Care Services Law: Amendment of Long-term Care Services Law Revises Articles 15, 22, 62 and 66, THE GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE […]

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:30:59 +0000


Israel: Amendment Authorizing Revocation of Israeli Nationality Passed
(Mar. 23, 2017) On March 6, 2017, the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) passed the Nationality (Amendment No. 13) Law 5777 (Amendment Law). (Ministry of Justice website (scroll down to issue No. 2611 (Mar. 16, 2017) (in Hebrew).) The Amendment Law amends the Nationality Law, 5712-1952 (the Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [BOOK OF LAWS, official gazette, SH] 5712 […]

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:30:16 +0000