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EU Official Raises Doubts About Brexit Talks Progress
A senior European Union official is doubtful that Britain's talks on leaving the EU can advance to a new phase next month, fueling concern that a Brexit deal might not be found by the 2019 deadline.   EU leaders meet Oct. 19-20 and were expected to assess whether negotiations have made "sufficient progress'' on Britain's departure for talks on future relations and trade to begin.   But a senior EU official said Thursday that "it's too early to...

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:51:02 -0400


Standard & Poor's Cuts China Credit Rating, Citing Debt
The Standard & Poor's rating agency cut China's credit rating Thursday due to its rising debts, highlighting challenges faced by Communist leaders as they cope with slowing economic growth. The downgrade added to mounting warnings about the dangers of increasing Chinese debt, which has fueled fears of a banking crisis or a drag on economic growth. Moody's Investors Service cut its own rating for China in May.   S&P lowered its rating on China's sovereign...

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:39:31 -0400


Not All See China’s Great Power Diplomacy as Huge Success
Analysts say China’s foreign policy achievements are likely to be a key focus next month when the Communist Party hosts a crucial once-in-five-year leadership meeting. But don’t expect China’s leaders to say much about the challenges and setbacks they’ve faced since Xi Jinping came to power, even though a growing number of some scholars here are doing just that. Since Xi began assuming leadership in China in 2012, the world’s second largest economy has been rapidly expanding its global...

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:08:44 -0400


Iraq Launches Offensive to Recapture Hawija
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced Thursday his forces have begun an offensive to retake control of the town of Hawija, one of the last areas in Iraq held by Islamic State militants. Hawija is located 240 kilometers north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and just west of the oil city of Kirkuk. Islamic State militants have been in control of Hawija since 2014 when the group swept through large areas of northern and western Iraq. The United Nations says more than...

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:45:34 -0400


‘Fake News’ Remains a Problem in Indonesia
Months after a heated Jakarta election that gave rise to false online rumors, fake news remains a major problem in Indonesia. Last month, police arrested three leaders of an organized fake news syndicate known as Saracen. Fake news also played a role in anti-Communist protests that shut down two recent events in Jakarta related to mass killings in 1965. On both Saturday and Sunday last weekend, protesters disrupted events at the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH). The institute stated that...

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:34:08 -0400


Russia: Special Forces Helping Syria Win Key City
Russian special forces are helping Syrian government troops fight Islamic State militants in the battle for the strategic city of Deir el-Zour in eastern Syria, the defense ministry in Moscow said Thursday. Russia began its operation to support President Bashar Assad’s offensive against the IS in Syria in 2015 but has mostly focused on providing air cover to government troops on the ground. The campaign for Deir el-Zour, Syria’s largest eastern city, is caught up in a race between...

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:01:06 -0400

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No one country can tackle the problems associated with migration, Libya tells global leaders
Recalling the situation in Libya since the 2011 revolution, Faiez Mustafa Serraj, the President of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord said that international support is essential to ensure progress in the country.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:33:48 EST


Devastating ‘season of natural disasters’ demands action to address extreme weather events – Dominican Republic
Amid a “devastating season of natural disasters” in the region – widespread catastrophe that extends to Mexico, hit by two destructive earthquakes, and to the southern United States, viciously punished by Hurricane Harvey – the Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic today called on the United Nations to consider “new actions we must take, urgently, to counteract extreme climatic phenomena.”

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:22:44 EST


Africa must be allowed to play rightful role in international affairs, Moroccan Minister tells UN
With the world at a crossroads – battered by climate change, threatened by terrorism and extremism, and struggling with deepening inequality – it is not only time to bolster multilateral cooperation, but to make use of the vital capacities that can be provided by the dynamism of the African continent, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Morocco told the United Nations General Assembly today.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:38:57 EST


Kuwait to host donors conference on rebuilding Iraq, Prime Minister tells UN Assembly
Kuwait intends to host an international donors conference in the coming year to help Iraq rebuild the areas devastated by the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh) terrorist group, the Kuwaiti Prime Minister told the United Nations General Assembly today.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:38:04 EST


Healthy oceans, safe climate imperative for small islands to survive, Pacific island leaders tell UN
As the high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly continued today, Baron Divavesi Waqa, President of Nauru, expressed deep sorrow and condolences to those who have suffered from the recent successive hurricanes in the Caribbean and United States and earthquakes in Mexico, stressing that “your suffering and grief is shared by us all.”

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:28:00 EST


World oblivious to suffering of other minorities in Rakhine, says Myanmar Vice-President
Informing world leaders that the violence, suffering and mass displacement in Myanmar’s Rakhine province affects not just Muslim and Rakhine communities, but also other minority groups – to which most of the world has been oblivious – the country’s Vice-President stressed his Government’s deep concern over the situation.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:12:04 EST


‘We all share a responsibility’ to combat terrorism, President of Senegal tells world leaders
Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, the President of Senegal expressed his desire for a peaceful and secure African continent – one that does not serve as a sanctuary for terrorists defeated elsewhere in the world.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:10:56 EST


Multilateralism is the only clear path for tackling today’s challenges, Romania tells UN
People across the globe suffer from war, poverty, inequality and injustice, the President of Romania told the United Nations General Assembly today, citing rising tensions over cultural identity and faith along with terrorist attacks, which deepen insecurity.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:10:18 EST

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Italy: New Law Making Torture a Crime
(Sept. 20, 2017) On July 18, 2017, new legislation creating the crime of torture entered into effect in Italy. (Law No. 110 of July 14, 2017, Introduction of the Crime of Torture in the Italian Legal System (Law No. 110), GAZZETTA UFFICIALE  (July 18, 2017) (in Italian).) To effect this change, the new legislation introduces articles […]

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:30:37 +0000


Tunisia: Government Lifts Ban on Inter-Religious Marriages
(Sept. 19, 2017) On September 14, 2017, the Tunisian government lifted a ban on inter-religious marriages between Muslim Tunisian females and non-Muslim males. (Tunisia Lifts Ban on Muslim Women Marrying Non-Muslims, AL JAZEERA (Sept. 14, 2017).) This measure was issued by Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi.  During his speech on the national Women’s Day that […]

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:53 +0000


Israel: Parliament Establishes New Department for Government Oversight
(Sept. 19, 2017) A special parliamentary unit for oversight of governmental actions was recently established in the Knesset (Israel’s parliament). The Knesset Unit for Parliamentary Oversight (KATEF, based on the Hebrew acronym, which also means “shoulder(s)” in Hebrew).  (Press Release, The Knesset Establishes a Unit for Coordination and Oversight of the Government (Sept. 30, 2017), Knesset […]

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:39:28 +0000


Kyrgyzstan: Court Denies Ballot Petition of Opposition Leader
(Sept. 12, 2017) On August 31, 2017, the Supreme Court of Kyrgyzstan upheld a lower court’s rejection of a petition to list opposition leader Omurbek Tekebaev on the presidential election ballot this October. (Elizabeth Lowman, Kyrgyzstan Supreme Court Rejects Petition to Put Imprisoned Opposition Leader on Ballot, PAPER CHASE (Aug. 31, 2017).)  Although a petition […]

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 19:30:42 +0000


Japan: Basel Act Amended
(Sept. 12, 2017) The Act on Control of Export, Import, etc. of Specified Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes (Basel Convention Act, Act No. 108 of 1992, E-GOV (in Japanese) is a Japanese domestic law corresponding to the Basel Convention to protect human health and the environment against the adverse effects of hazardous wastes.  (Overview, Basel […]

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:30:43 +0000