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Kremlin Says Second Biden-Putin Meeting Is in the Works

Foreign Policy - Thu, 18/11/2021 - 23:32
Talk of a virtual summit comes as U.S. officials are increasingly alarmed by Russia’s military buildup near its border with Ukraine.

An Empty Pledge to Protect Rainforests

Foreign Policy - Thu, 18/11/2021 - 22:38
The COP26 deforestation commitment is disingenuous—and could harm the Congo Basin.

Interview: On brink of humanitarian crisis, there's 'no childhood' in Afghanistan

UN News Centre - Thu, 18/11/2021 - 22:30
For over 70 years, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has had a presence across Afghanistan – even as the Taliban secured power over the summer. 

Pentagon Quietly Puts More Troops in Taiwan

Foreign Policy - Thu, 18/11/2021 - 22:09
Deeper U.S. engagement comes as the wisdom of strategic ambiguity is increasingly questioned.

Madagascar: ‘World cannot look away’ as 1.3 million face severe hunger

UN News Centre - Thu, 18/11/2021 - 21:53
The international community must step up support to Madagascar, where more than one million people in the south are facing severe hunger, the top UN aid official there said on Thursday in a renewed appeal for solidarity and funding. 

India Needs a Big Nuclear Bet to Keep COP26 Promises

Foreign Policy - Thu, 18/11/2021 - 21:49
The United States can play a key role in civilian nuclear aid.

Biden Brings Out the Big Guns for NatSec Noms

Foreign Policy - Thu, 18/11/2021 - 20:20
Republicans are holding up top State Department picks.

Don't be afraid to be the change, fearless youngsters tell activists summit

UN News Centre - Thu, 18/11/2021 - 19:35
Young activists have been swapping inspiring stories at a UN-supported youth summit on Thursday in Geneva about how they’ve driven positive change for their communities and the environment – and how everyone can do the same.

Bouchers roumains pour abattoirs bretons

Le Monde Diplomatique - Thu, 18/11/2021 - 18:58
Avec le regain du chômage en Europe, la course à l'emploi favorise la mise en concurrence des salariés. En Bretagne, dans les abattoirs, les bouchers polonais ou roumains ont fait leur apparition. / Europe, France, Pologne, Roumanie, Agroalimentaire, Alimentation, Animal, Immigrés, Migrations, (...) / , , , , , , , , , , - 2011/11

Smart, sustainable maritime transport critical to global recovery: UNCTAD

UN News Centre - Thu, 18/11/2021 - 17:53
Although the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on maritime trade last year was less severe than expected, the knock-on effects will be far reaching and could transform the sector, the UN trade and development body, UNCTAD, said in its latest report, published on Thursday. 

Bachelet condemns killings of peaceful protesters in Sudan 

UN News Centre - Thu, 18/11/2021 - 17:32
At least 39 people have been killed by security forces in Sudan since the 25 October military coup, 15 of whom were reportedly shot dead on Wednesday, according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.  

Drones, la mort qui vient du ciel

Le Monde Diplomatique - Thu, 18/11/2021 - 16:58
Dans leur traque des talibans et des cadres d'Al-Qaida, les Etats-Unis multiplient l'usage de drones, des avions sans pilotes qui provoquent de nombreuses pertes civiles. Leur usage déborde les champs de bataille pour servir à des fins sécuritaires jusque dans les banlieues européennes. / (...) / , , , - 2009/12

The Myth of ‘Stray Bullets’ in Uganda

Foreign Policy - Thu, 18/11/2021 - 16:50
A year ago, the state shot to death scores of citizens. No one has been held accountable.

Breaking Up Is Bad for the United States

Foreign Policy - Thu, 18/11/2021 - 15:15
Talk of secession is on the rise among Americans—and already weakening the country.

U.S. Keeps Ukraine Close Amid Russian Build-Up

Foreign Policy - Thu, 18/11/2021 - 12:03
Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin meets with his Ukrainian counterpart on Thursday as Washington keeps its attention on Russia.

Youth embody ‘spirit’ of 21st century more than parents, new survey shows

UN News Centre - Thu, 18/11/2021 - 01:15
Even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and other global challenges, children and youth are nearly 50 per cent more likely than older people to believe that the world is becoming a better place, according to the results of a landmark intergenerational poll published on Thursday. 

Who Lost North America?

Foreign Policy - Thu, 18/11/2021 - 00:19
The project of a stronger, more united continent is on life support. It’s time for a new vision.

Anxiety in Afghanistan as Taliban struggles for legitimacy

UN News Centre - Wed, 17/11/2021 - 23:42
Despite a crisis of trust both within the country and abroad, three months after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, it is taking halting steps to pursue international legitimacy, a senior UN official in Kabul told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Biden Struggles to Stick to the Script on Taiwan

Foreign Policy - Wed, 17/11/2021 - 23:09
Not for the first time, the U.S. president misspoke about the island at the center of U.S.-China tensions.

Xi-Biden Summit Produces Few Breakthroughs

Foreign Policy - Wed, 17/11/2021 - 23:00
The White House still lacks a coherent China strategy.