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Monday’s Daily Brief: US-DPRK relationship reset, ‘Horrific’ Kabul bombing, Anti-conscription plan i
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Friday, 23 August 2019
Monday’s Daily Brief: US-DPRK relationship reset, ‘Horrific’ Kabul bombing, Anti-conscription plan i
This Monday, we cover: Guterres welcomes possible US-DPRK diplomatic upgrade; Taliban attack hits schools; UN-Syria action plan on child soldiers; Climate change heat stress impacts economy; and first-ever Security Council visit to Iraq. Read Full Article ...
 
With Caribbean island life under threat, UN chief pushes to face ‘headwinds together’
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Friday, 23 August 2019
With Caribbean island life under threat, UN chief pushes to face ‘headwinds together’
To counter global challenges that are a particular threat to vulnerable island nations like those in the Caribbean, it’s vital to “face the headwinds together”...
 
Pay packet inequality growing worldwide, says new UN report
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Friday, 23 August 2019
Pay packet inequality growing worldwide, says new UN report
Top earners around the world have seen their share of national income rise in the last decade and a half, while everyone else has seen their pay packets shrink...
 
New UN poverty report reveals ‘vast inequalities’ between countries
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Friday, 23 August 2019
New UN poverty report reveals ‘vast inequalities’ between countries
There are vast inequalities across countries, and among the poorer segments of societies, says a new UN report published on Thursday.Read Full Article ...
 
Over 820 million people suffering from hunger; new UN report reveals stubborn realities of ‘immense’
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Friday, 23 August 2019
Over 820 million people suffering from hunger; new UN report reveals stubborn realities of ‘immense’
After nearly a decade of progress, the number of people who suffer from hunger has slowly increased over the past three years, with about one in every nine peo...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.