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Cuba's Proposed New Constitution - What Will Change
Cuba has begun a public debate on issues ranging from one-party rule and socialism to inequality, gay rights, private property and restructuring of the country's government as it moves to replace a Cold War-era constitution. A Communist Party-proposed overhaul of the island's 1976 Magna Carta will be discussed in 35,000 workplaces and community meetings into November after its recent approval by the Parliament. Once the debate is wrapped up, the legislature will approve a new...

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:55:00 -0400


Survey: Vienna Tops Melbourne as World's Most Liveable City
Vienna has dislodged Melbourne for the first time at the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index, strengthening the Austrian capital's claim to being the world's most pleasant city to live in. The two metropolises have been neck and neck in the annual survey of 140 urban centers for years, with Melbourne clinching the title for the past seven editions. This year, a downgraded threat of militant attacks in western Europe as well as the city's low...

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:45:46 -0400


As Canada Faces Rising Gun Violence, Tighter Laws a Tough Sell
Rising violence in Canada has prompted calls for the federal government to tighten gun laws but tougher regulations could cause a political backlash in a country where 2 million people are licensed to own a firearm. In 2016, 223 people were murdered with a gun, a 23 percent increase from 2015 and the highest rate since 2005, according to Statistics Canada. One of the deadliest shooting sprees so far this year took place on Friday when four people were shot to death in the Eastern...

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:45:38 -0400


Now with Power to Long Rule China, Xi Beset by Challenges
As China's leaders gather for their annual Yellow Sea retreat, the country's political waters are looking choppy.  Chinese President and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is beset by economic, foreign policy and domestic political challenges just months after clearing his way to rule for as long as he wants as China's most dominant leader since Mao Zedong.  Mounting criticism of the Xi administration's policies has exposed the risks he faces from...

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:45:05 -0400


Maduro: Venezuela Gasoline Prices Should Rise to International Levels
Venezuela's heavily subsidized domestic gasoline prices should rise to international levels to avoid billions of dollars in annual losses due to fuel smuggling, President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised address on Monday. "Gasoline must be sold at an international price to stop smuggling to Colombia and the Caribbean," Maduro said in a televised address. Venezuela, like most oil-producing countries, has for decades subsidized fuel as a benefit to consumers. But its...

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:30:35 -0400


Mexico's Lopez Obrador Pledges More Than $11B for Refineries
Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday his administration will invest more than $11 billion to boost refining capacity in order to curb growing fuel imports. Lopez Obrador, who will take office on Dec. 1, told reporters his government plans to invest $2.6 billion to modernize existing domestic refineries owned and operated by national oil company Pemex, and spend another $8.4 billion to build a new one within three years. The $8.4-billion figure is higher...

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:15:23 -0400

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UNICEF appeals for end to ‘war on children’ in Syria and Yemen
Attacks against children caught in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen must stop, the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, appealed on Monday.

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:10:06 -0400


Somalia: UN urges steps to ensure future elections not ‘marred’ by rights abuses seen in recent polls
In a report released on Monday, the United Nations urged Somalia to take steps to ensure future elections are not marred by the human rights violations and abuses committed during the 2016-2017 electoral process.

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:53:49 -0400


To beat hunger and combat climate change, world must ‘scale-up’ soil health – UN
Healthy soils are essential to achieve ‘Zero Hunger’ – and other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – peace and prosperity, the United Nations agriculture agency chief underscored in Brazil at the World Congress of Soil Science.

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:04:44 -0400


Free and secure access needed in DR Congo conflict zone to tackle Ebola – WHO
After seeing first-hand the complexities of the Ebola response in the conflict-affected region of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) called for “free and secure” access to the disease-affected people. 

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 14:11:29 -0400


FROM THE FIELD: Sailing a traditional and sustainable path in Fiji’s tropical waters
Young people in Fiji are helping to revive indigenous cultural practices of the Pacific Ocean island while learning about sustainable transport thanks to an initiative supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 23:01:33 -0400


Safe spaces offer security and dignity for youth, and help make the world ‘better for all’: Guterres
The world’s young people need safe spaces – both physical and digital - where they can “freely express their views” and “pursue their dreams” was the core message of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to mark this year’s International Youth Day.

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 19:15:06 -0400


Central Africa: Security Council concerned by 'grave security situation', calls for better agency cooperation
With Central African countries beset by ongoing terrorist activity, instability and the effects of climate change, the Security Council has asked the United Nations Secretary-General to review the work of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), and recommend areas for improvement.

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 17:12:16 -0400


‘Pioneering’ former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet officially appointed new UN human rights chief
The United Nations General Assembly in New York on Friday approved the nomination of former two-time President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, as the next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, effective from 1 September.

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 13:57:47 -0400

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Sweden: Supreme Court Rules Live Broadcast of Rape Is Aggravated Defamation but Not Violation of Duty to Report Ongoing Rape
(Aug. 8, 2018) On July 2, 2018, the Swedish Supreme Court ruled that a man who had filmed an ongoing rape and broadcast it on Facebook Live was guilty of aggravated defamation (grovt förtal) but not of the crime of failure to report a rape. (Högsta domstolen [Swedish Supreme Court], Case No. B 3552-17 (July […]

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 13:30:23 +0000


Norway: Supreme Court Rules on Boundaries of Hate Speech
(Aug. 7, 2018) On April 12, 2018, the Norwegian Supreme Court issued a judgment under which a person was sentenced to prison for hate speech. (Norges Høyesterett [Norwegian Supreme Court] Dom [Case No.] HR-2018-674-A, Lovdata website; HR-2018-674-A, Supreme Court website.) The Court found that the man, who on August 15, 2015, had repeatedly called another […]

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 13:30:04 +0000


Egypt: Parliament Passes Amendments to Media and Press Law
(Aug. 6, 2018) In a plenary session on July 15, 2018, the Egyptian Parliament approved amendments to Law No. 92 of 2016 regulating the work of  the National Press Authority, the National Media Authority, and the Supreme Media Council. (Law No. 92 of 2016, AL-JARIDAH AL-RASMIYAH, vol. 51 (duplicate), 24 Dec. 2016 (in Arabic).) The […]

Mon, 06 Aug 2018 13:30:05 +0000


China: Courts Required to Provide Judicial Process Information Through One Online Platform
(July 31, 2018) China’s highest court, the Supreme People’s Court (SPC), recently released the Provisions on the Publication of Judicial Process Information by People’s Courts on the Internet (SPC Provisions). Entering into effect on September 1, 2018, the Provisions require all courts in China to provide judicial process information through one online platform—the China Judicial […]

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 19:30:51 +0000


Germany: New Law Allows Consumer Class Actions
(July 31, 2018) On July 17, 2018, a new law to allow consumer class actions (“model declaratory proceedings”) was published in Germany’s Federal Law Gazette. The Act will enter into force on November 1, 2018. (Gesetz zur Einführung einer zivilprozessualen Musterfeststellungsklage [Act to Introduce Civil Model Declaratory Proceedings], July 12, 2018, Bundesgesetzblatt [BGBl.] [FEDERAL LAW GAZETTE] […]

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 16:30:53 +0000