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Saint of the Day for Monday, October 20th, 2014: St. Paul of the Cross

Saint of the Day for Monday, October 20th, 2014

St. Paul of the Cross

St. Paul of the Cross was born at Ovada in the… 79 more words

Obama's Credit Card Was Recently Declined at Dinner With First Lady

The commander-in-chief says he was at a New York restaurant recently eating out with first lady Michelle Obama during the United Nations General Assembly.

But when it came time to pay the bill, some poor waitress had to tell the president the bad news: His credit card had been declined. 71 more words


As Satyarti is praised at UN, India affirms commitment to end child labour

New York: A week after Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for championing the cause of children, a UN General Assembly (UNGA) committee approved a draft resolution strongly condemning violence against children and calling on countries to protect them. 239 more words


“Pardon Us For Our Country’s Existence in the Middle of Your Military Bases” – Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov’s Speech at the UN

By Carla Stea
Global Research
October 14, 2014

In a courageous and brilliant speech to the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2014, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pierced the veil of obfuscation that characterizes too many speeches at the United Nations, and delivered a scathing denunciation of Western imperialism, imperialism that can only be accurately described as global theft. 1,392 more words


How close are Nigerians to safe drinking water?

Now this piece was originally written for (and published by)  Future Challenges, and I’ve been writing for them since late 2012. Brilliant editors (I miss Paul Morland) criticise our work to perfection, and ensure that what we publish can stand anywhere. 739 more words

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The “War on Drugs” May Be Over

The Global Commission on Drug Policy, a 21-member commission made of former world leaders, has been pushing for the decriminalization and regulation of most illegal drugs. 158 more words


UNGA General Debate 2014 Addresses Climate Agreement, Financing, SIDS

27 September 2014: During days three and four of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) General Debate 2014, many speakers addressed climate change. Speakers focused on international and national action, including transitions to renewable energy, and financing. 1,069 more words

Climate Change