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Growing concern on human rights in Guatemala
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Friday, 20 June 2003
Growing concern on human rights in Guatemala
A senior UN rights official has expressed grave concern over the recent murder of a human rights activist in Guatemala. The Acting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Bertrand Ramcharan, June 13 said he was gravely concerned by the murder last week of a Guatemalan human rights activist, Jos? Israel L?pez. Mr. Ramcharan was informed of the incident during...
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The next threat to international radio
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Monday, 16 June 2003
The next threat to international radio
It seems like every few years I feel obligated to warn NASWA members of a new threat to our ability to listen to shortwave radio. I remember my first Tech Topi...
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UN peacekeping force to stop violence in Israel and Palestine
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Saturday, 14 June 2003
UN peacekeping force to stop violence in Israel and Palestine
United Nations general secretary Kofi Annan says an armed peacekeeping force should be deployed in Israel and Palestine. He says anything less might not be eno...
 
Average Palestinian income reduced by 50 percent
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Saturday, 14 June 2003
Average Palestinian income reduced by 50 percent
The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics June 10 released a survey showing that Palestinian average income has been reduced by 50 percent since September 2...
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A call to stop violence in Israel and Palestine
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Saturday, 14 June 2003
A call to stop violence in Israel and Palestine
Widespread calls have been made for a halt to escalating violence between Israel and the Palestinians that left at least 26 people dead in one day, threatening the US Middle East peace effort, BBC Online reports. In Jerusalem, at least 16 people were killed when a Palestinian militant dressed as an Orthodox Jew blew himself up on board a bus in the city cen...
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Iraqi countdown
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Saturday, 14 June 2003
Iraqi countdown
The U.S. administration in Baghdad, the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) must urgently address Iraqis immediate concerns—personal security, the rest...
 
Ceasefire accord in Liberia?
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Saturday, 14 June 2003
Ceasefire accord in Liberia?
President Charles Taylor and rebels who have been besieging the capital Monrovia for nearly a week accepted in principle June 11 a ceasefire accord put to them...
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Shortwave radio still viable and effective in the 21st century
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Friday, 06 June 2003
Shortwave radio still viable and effective in the 21st century
We just recently heard news of still another International broadcaster going off the air. Politicians and Government officials proudly announce that resources ...
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European Commission prepares for Info Society summit
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Saturday, 31 May 2003
European Commission prepares for Info Society summit
The European Commission has adopted a communication clarifying the EUs position and objectives for the forthcoming world summit on Information Society (WSIS). ...
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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.