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Goods negotiations restart, members divided

Published: Sat 22 Jul 2017 03:14 PM
WTO members on Friday (21 July) took up a proposal which proponents said would facilitate the participation of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in global trade by establishing rules to bring about greater transparency and access to information ... Read more...

From Spicy to the Mooch: A Farewell to Sean Spicer

Published: Sat 22 Jul 2017 03:08 PM
What will entertainers do in his absence? White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was more than grist to the mill of celluloid delights, becoming, by the admission of the US President, a “tv hit” smoking the ratings. When a press secretary’s ... Read more...

Archaic Obstacles: Australia, Parliament and Dual Citizens

Published: Sat 22 Jul 2017 03:07 PM
Dusting away the must on a constitutional text may be a rare thing, but it should be a point of order for the elected officials of a country. Often, these contain laws that are irretrievably archaic, and resist change by virtue of being embedded ... Read more...

Strengthening our Pacific Resilience

Published: Sat 22 Jul 2017 03:01 PM
Strengthening our Pacific Resilience: Climate Action calls for Climate Partnerships Our Pacific Journey to UNFCCC COP23, Message from SPREP Director General, Mr Kosi Latu. The Director General of SPREP attended the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) ... Read more...

PAKISTAN: State complicity abetting Hazara bloodbath

Published: Sat 22 Jul 2017 02:09 PM
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) strongly condemns the recent spate of attacks on the Hazara community in Balochistan province. In the most recent incident, four family members belonging to the ethnic Hazara Shia community and their driver were ... Read more...

Yemen airstrike

Published: Sat 22 Jul 2017 01:13 PM
Our office in Yemen has gathered more information about a deadly airstrike that took place in a small village in Taizz Governorate in Yemen on Tuesday, 18 July. The Arab Coalition Forces airstrike took place in Al Asheerah village, which is near the town ... Read more...

APEC Fosters Climate Change-Fighting Buildings

Published: Fri 21 Jul 2017 07:12 PM
Singapore, 21 July 2017— The spiking environmental and economic costs of energy inefficient homes and offices, exacerbated by soaring temperatures and cooling needs, are prompting new action in APEC to break ground on next generation building development. Read more...

Curbing Participation: The US Congress and Yemen

Published: Fri 21 Jul 2017 03:17 PM
In recent times, there hasn’t been much cheery in the power circles of Washington. The US is gradually finding itself unmoored and floating from international agreements at a dizzying rate. Its president is cool-mad distant, self-serving and occasionally ... Read more...

United States Drowning in an Ocean of Subjectivism

Published: Fri 21 Jul 2017 03:13 PM
“The very idea of freedom presupposes some objective moral law which overarches rulers and ruled alike. Subjectivism about values is eternally incompatible with democracy. We and our rulers are of one kind only so long as we are subject to one ... Read more...

USA Public Slam NZ Biotech Company"s GE Trees

Published: Fri 21 Jul 2017 12:08 PM
New Zealand-owned tree biotechnology company ArborGen [1] faces near unanimous opposition to commercial deregulation of their genetically engineered eucalyptus trees. Read more...
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