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Churkin writes letter to UN: A final warning for Ukraine?

From Fort Russ

July 22, 2016 –
By Eduard Popov for Fort Russ
Translated by J. Arnoldski

Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, has appealed to the UN with an official letter in which he requests that pressure be put on Ukraine in order to prevent the resumption of full-scale hostilities in Donbass. 412 more words

The Week That Was - July 24 to July 30

This week’s main focus was the allegations arising from Monday’s Four Corners story about juvenile detention in the Northern Territory. Basically there’s been some pretty terrible stuff happening to the young people there. 321 more words


My undefinition

The last blog post here contained an example of the mental trick that I’ve been trying to explain – hiding your conclusion within an opening definition, thereby tricking your readers or listeners into thinking that you’ve somehow proved your point (when you really haven’t). 925 more words

South Sudan former VP urges opposition ministers to boycott cabinet meetings.

South Sudan’s former President and
prominent opposition leader Riek Machar
has directed all his opposition ministers
in the unity government to boycott cabinet meetings until the on-going row is contained reports Radio Tamazuj. 146 more words


Platform for Collaboration on Tax: Report to G20 on capacity building

On 25 July 2016 the Platform for Collaboration on Tax made available a report on enhancing the effectiveness of external support in building tax capacity in developing countries. 782 more words

Tax Policy


Emma Watson is one of my favorite people. In my head, we’re best friends. She just seems like of the most genuine people you would ever run across. 304 more words


UN Day against Trafficking and for Friendship

It’s my birthday today. I thought I’d see what else is going on this day and as well as sharing a birthday with Kate Bush, Emily Bronte and Liz Kershaw to name but three, there are two UN international days celebrated today which I think are really worthwhile. 426 more words