Tag Archives: Law by country

06Nov/17

Headwinds for climate change conference

A UN-led climate conference in Bonn begins this week with President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement potentially an awkward sticking point. Laura Frykberg reports. Continue reading

05May/17

Photo exhibition highlights struggles of LGBT community in Nigeria

LAGOS, NIGERIA (REUTERS) – In an effort to change public perceptions about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Nigerians and support their rights, a photo exhibition that highlights their experiences and challenges was recently opened in the country’s commercial capital, Lagos.
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22Feb/17

South African court says government’s ICC withdrawal is unconstitutional

South African High Court rules the government’s decision to withdraw from International Criminal Court is unconstitutional.

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10Nov/16

Morocco climate change conference sheds bright light on Africa

Governments meeting in Morocco are expected to produce action plans on how to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement to slow global warming and one of them is the need to develop Africa, a continent that continues to pay the price for the industries of developed nations. In Paris, they spoke about the need to electrify African countries among other actions but this conference is expected to show how they will do that despite the funding and technical challenges behind implementation.

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26Jan/16

Doomsday Clock remains at three minutes to midnight

Scientists who maintain the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic countdown to global catastrophe, keep the clock at three minutes to midnight.

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17Jan/16
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini (L) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

EU, US announce lifting of Iran nuclear-related sanctions

China Central Television (CCTV) – Both the European Union and the United Sates announced on Jan. 16 to lift sanctions over Iran under the historic nuclear deal after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed all the preparation steps have been completed by Tehran.
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13Dec/15
Paris Agreement on climate change

Talking Climate COP21

After two weeks of discussion and further delays, global leaders have adopted a historic agreement at COP21. The deal was agreed by nearly 200 nations and has been hailed as a truly global.
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11Dec/15
Paris' iconic Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower lights up with message saying “no plan B” for climate change

Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower lit up with the message “no plan B” for climate change, as global climate talks north of the capital are extended.

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05Apr/15

Netanyahu slams world powers’ framework nuclear agreement with Iran

“I’m trying to kill a bad deal,” says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of world powers’ framework nuclear agreement with Iran.
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02Apr/15

Obama: ‘historic’ Iran framework could make world safer

U.S. President Barack Obama says a framework agreement reached at talks on Iran’s nuclear program is “a good deal” that would, if fully implemented, prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
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