Tag Archives: United Nations

01Apr/15

U.S. still cold on China-led infrastructure bank

(BVO) – Growing competition for political influence in Asia, as the U.S. pivot to the region hits a hiccup.

A long list of countries ranging from Denmark to Australia signing up to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank – leaving the U.S. and key ally Japan out in the cold.
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31Mar/15

Europe, U.S. division over China-led bank

(BVO) – A new clash between the U.S. and China in the bid for influence in fast growing Asia.

Beijing has taken the lead in jump-starting a new government-funded infrastructure bank – the AIIB – recently gaining the support of traditional U.S. ally Great Britain for the 50-billion dollar project.
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21Mar/15

Pharrell Williams speaks at the U.N. to mark International Day of Happiness

Singer Pharrell Williams urges kids to seek happiness during the United Nation’s program for the International Day of Happiness.

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15Mar/15

Sec State Kerry on Syria’s Assad: “We have to negotiate”

(NVO) – The United States will have to negotiate with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a political transition in Syria and is exploring ways to pressure him into agreeing to talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told CBS News in an interview.
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08Mar/15

World leaders vow to reach gender balanced world by 2030

World leaders including Turkey’s Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu and Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf urge the international community to do more to reach global gender equality by 2030.
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02Mar/15

GSMA Launches Humanitarian Connectivity Charter

MNOs to Implement Disaster Response Initiative to Ensure Effective and Predictable Response During Times of Crisis
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02Mar/15

Cleared of cover-up charges, Argentine leader comes out swinging during annual address

Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez argues in her annual address she has been a forceful advocate for the resolution of the investigation into the 1994 AMIA bombing in wake of being cleared of cover-up accusations.

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27Feb/15

“Tragedy” of Islamic State museum destruction is security threat, UNESCO says

UNESCO’s Director-General says that the destruction by Islamist militants of a priceless collection of statues and sculptures in northern Iraq is a “tragedy” with security repercussions in the region.

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