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Amid Moscow’s EU blacklist, prominent Germans want Putin at G7 talks

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German business interests are lamenting Vladimir Putin’s exclusion from upcoming G7 talks in Bavaria. It comes after EU officials criticized Moscow for slapping a travel ban on 89 European politicians. German business interests have criticized the exclusion of President Vladimir Putin from the Group of Seven’s June 7-8 meeting in Bavaria. The G7 became the […]

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Happy Birthday to Viktor Orbán PM of Hungary born May 31, 1963

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The G7 summit will take place on 7 and 8 June 2015 in Schloss Elmau

By   /  May 30, 2015  /  All News  /  No Comments

 http://www.schloss-elmau.de/news-webcam/ German G7 Presidency Key topics for the summit announced The G7 Summit 2015 in Schloss Elmau will focus on the global economy as well as on key issues regarding foreign, security and development policy. German Chancellor Angela Merkel presented the topics of Germany’s G7 Presidency to her Cabinet. The G7 summit will take place […]

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Weekly Wrap Up: Celebrating Memorial Day, Honoring Oberlin Grads, and a Q&A with @POTUS | The White House

By   /  May 30, 2015  /  All News  /  No Comments

This week, the President honored our troops on Memorial Day, reminded us why #CleanWaterRules, and answered your climate questions on Twitter — while the First Lady inspired graduates at Oberlin College. Source: Weekly Wrap Up: Celebrating Memorial Day, Honoring Oberlin Grads, and a Q&A with @POTUS | The White House

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Inclusion and active involvement of youth vital to success of UN sustainability agenda – Ban

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  The United Nations General Assembly today commemorated the 20th anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth with an acknowledgement that young people have been “disproportionately” affected by many global challenges but “are ready and willing to be actively involved in shaping their future.” Source: United Nations News Centre – Inclusion and active […]

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UN honours fallen peacekeepers; looks to past, present and future of ‘invaluable’ operations

By   /  May 29, 2015  /  All News  /  No Comments

On the International Day of United Nations Peacekeeping, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the “invaluable contribution” of peacekeeping to the history of the Organization and reaffirmed his commitment to improving the effectiveness of ‘blue helmets’ in the coming years. Source: United Nations News Centre – UN honours fallen peacekeepers; looks to past, present and future of […]

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At debate, UN and Security Council renew pledge to counter foreign terrorist fighters

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The increasing number of foreign terrorist fighters populating the front-lines of the world’s conflict zones is cause for deepening concern and requires the international community’s bolstered efforts to combat the scourge, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today as the Security Council renewed its resolve in addressing this growing threat to international peace and security. […]

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UN rights office welcomes Nebraska as latest US state to abolish death penalty

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Welcoming Nebraska as the nineteenth state in the United States to abolish the death penalty, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today urged the Federal Government to engage with those states retaining the policy towards achieving a nationwide moratorium as a first step to abolition. Source: United Nations News Centre […]

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At main UN economic and social body, former US President Clinton calls for partnerships to boost health

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As the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) met to discuss the role of partnerships in achieving the Post-2015 development agenda, the focus fell on the recent response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa and the need to work together to boost capacity in healthcare systems. Source: United Nations News Centre – At […]

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Sepp Blatter wins fifth term as FIFA president

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Swiss incumbent secures four-year term in office after rival candidate Prince Ali withdraws following first round. 29 May 2015 Blatter has been FIFA president since 1998 [Getty Images] Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA President for a fifth time after rival candidate Prince Ali bin al Hussein conceded defeat as the voting went into […]

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