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Russia’s multilayered Syrian diplomacy worries Iran

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TEHRAN, Iran — The Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi, widely known for its tourist attractions, has recently turned into a diplomatic hub, with dialogue over the Syrian crisis now serving as its main international attraction. Hamidreza Azizi  AlMonitor On Nov. 22, the presidents of Russia, Iran and Turkey attended a trilateral summit in Sochi to coordinate their efforts on the future of Syria. Just a day before, Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad in the resort, with his warm welcome ... Read More »

Congresso tem reprovação recorde, afirma Datafolha

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Números revelam pior avaliação do trabalho de senadores e deputados na história recente, atingindo 60% de rejeição. DW Índice de aprovação é o menor registrado pelo instituto, com apenas 5% de opiniões favoráveis. Pesquisa do Instituto Datafolha divulgada nesta quarta-feira (06/12) indica que a rejeição ao Congresso Nacional atingiu o pior índice de sua história recente. Segundo o levantamento, 60% dos brasileiros consideram ruim ou péssimo o trabalho dos deputados e senadores. Leis também: A nova onda conservadora no Brasil Apenas ... Read More »

Ten things Australia can do to be a human rights hero

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Sunday is Human Rights Day. December 10 marks 69 years since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948. Carolien van Ham Lisa Hill Louise Chappell With the 70th anniversary coming up in 2018, the UN has launched Stand Up 4 Human Rights, a year-long campaign to bring the ideals of the declaration closer to reality. The Conversation As a leader in the framing of the UN declaration and one of the ... Read More »

Japan eyes air-to-surface missiles that would put North Korea in range

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TOKYO — Japan looks to deploy its first air-to-surface missiles in the coming years as a means of deterring North Korea from further weapons testing, bringing Pyongyang’s missile bases within Tokyo’s military reach. Nikkei Asian Review  The Ministry of Defense will request several billion yen (1 billion yen equals $8.8 million) in the nation’s fiscal 2018 budget for Joint Strike Missiles from Norway’s Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace. These would be deployed as early as fiscal 2019 on 42 cutting-edge F-35 ... Read More »

Tradiciones de Bolivia, Cuba, Colombia y Venezuela son reconocidas por la UNESCO

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Canto a capella, canto callejero y ferias típicas son expresiones culturales reconocidas por la UNESCO, para orgullo de todo el mundo. DW Este miércoles 6 de Diciembre la UNESCO emitió las listas del Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial de la Humanidad y un registro de las buenas prácticas de salvaguardia. Para Colombia y Venezuela, el reconocimiento fue para los cantos de los Llanos. Esta tradición es compartida por los dos países quienes están hermanados por la cultura. Los cantos son interpretaciones a capella que ... Read More »

Trump Kudüs kararını bugün açıklayacak

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ABD Başkanı Donald Trump’ın bugün ABD’nin Kudüs’ü İsrail’in başkenti olarak tanıdığını açıklaması bekleniyor DW dpa/AG/BÖ © Deutsche Welle Türkçe Karar şimdiden İslam dünyasında sert tepkilere yol açtı. ABD uluslararası temayüllerin aksine Kudüs’ü İsrail’in başkenti olarak tanıyacak. Beyaz Saray’dan yapılan açıklamada, Başkan Donald Trump’ın tartışmalı kararını çarşamba günü açıklayacağı ve Dışişleri Bakanlığı’nı Amerikan büyükelçiliğinin Tel Aviv’den Kudüs’e taşınması için gerekli hazırlıkları başlatmakla görevlendirileceği belirtildi. Büyükelçiliğin nakli uzun yıllar alacağından, Başkan Trump 1995 yılında yürürlüğe giren ve… Trump Kudüs kararını… Read More »

Caso Gerusalemme, Trump isolato L’Iran: «La Palestina sarà liberata»

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Nessun sostegno internazionale alla mossa di Washington. Bandiere bruciate a Gaza, Erdogan convoca i leader islamici e gli israeliani prevedono disordini nei territori palestinesi di Claudio Del Frate Corriere Della Sera L’annuncio di Trump, intenzionato a spostare a Gerusalemme la sede dell’ambasciata americana ha avuto l’effetto immediato di lasciare il governo di Washington completamente isolato sullo scenario internazionale (emblematica in questo senso è la ferma presa di posizione di Papa Francesco dopo il colloquio con il leader palestinese Abu Mazen) e di surriscaldare ... Read More »

Die Eurozone soll wetterfest werden

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Die Europäische Kommission will die Wirtschafts- und Währungsunion gegen Krisen wappnen – mit Vorschlägen, die nicht allen EU-Staaten schmecken dürften. Lea Albrecht DW “Das Dach sollte man am besten dann reparieren, wenn die Sonne scheint”, sagt Kommissionspräsident Jean-Claude Juncker. Die Zeiten seien also günstig. Europas Wirtschaft wachse, die Arbeitslosigkeit so niedrig wie seit knapp zehn Jahren nicht mehr, das Geschäftsklima günstig. Diese Gutwetterstimmung will die Kommission nutzen, um sich gegen künftige Stürme zu wappnen. Stabilität in der Eurozone… Die Eurozone soll… Read More »

The Killing of Former President Saleh Could Worsen Yemen’s War

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The dramatic collapse of the Huthi-Saleh alliance is likely to prolong Yemen’s war and the suffering of its people April Longley Alley  After killing former President Saleh, the Huthis, viewed by their enemies in Riyadh as Iranian proxies, are firmly in control of the capital. ICG Neither they, nor the Saudis, are in a mood for compromise. What exactly happened and what led up to this sudden twist in Yemen’s devastating war? On 4 December, Huthi fighters killed Yemen’s former ... Read More »

Kathy Sheridan: Finns show Ireland what small country can be

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State aged 100 near top of world rankings for education, innovation and quality of life Kathy Sheridan How was it for you? The Irish Times Did we not man that “bearna baoil” and get the upper hand on “the Saxon foe”? For the first time in 800 years. Without a squeak of a cannon’s roar or rifles’ peal. So how do we feel? Will this do: “Stunning victory for Irish diplomacy: drew the concession from May, split her coalition, kept ... Read More »

Palestinians recognize Texas as part of Mexico

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JERUSALEM – In response to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, the Palestinian National Authority has announced that it will recognize Texas as a state of Mexico since it was violently annexed by the United States in the… ALEX HUNTLEY The Beaverton “The territory north and east of the Rio Grande is very important to the Mexican people,” explained a PNA spokesperson. “Before American settlers showed up and implemented slavery, Mexico oversaw this land. Then, President Polk sent his ... Read More »

LIVE / Τραμπ: Αναγνωρίζω την Ιερουσαλήμ ως πρωτεύουσα Ισραήλ

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Ένα από τα ιστορικότερα διαγγέλματα έδωσε ο Αμερικανός Πρόεδρος Ντοναλντ Τραμπ, μέσα από το οποίο υλοποίησε την προεκλογική του δέσμευση, αναγνωρίζοντας την Ιερουσαλήμ ως την πρωτεύουσα του Ισραήλ. SigmaLive «Ήρθε η ώρα να αναγνωρίσουμε την Ιερουσαλήμ ως πρωτεύουσα του Ισραήλ. Οι προηγούμενοι πρόεδροι ΗΠΑ καθυστερούσαν την αναγνώριση», είπε αρχίζοντας το ιστορικό του διάγγελμα ο αμερικανός Πρόεδρος. Δεν μπορούμε να λύσουμε το πρόβλημα επαναλαμβάνοντας τις ίδιες αποτυχημένες στρατηγικές του παρελθόντος, τόνισε. Ο αμερικανός Πρόεδρος… LIVE / Τραμπ: Αναγνωρίζω… Read More »

Ένα νέο όραμα: «Αμμόχωστος Βασιλεύουσα»

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Ένα νέο όραμα για την Αμμόχωστο ως ομοσπονδιακή περιοχή που θα αποτελέσει καταλύτη για τη λύση του Κυπριακού και την απαρχή της συνεργασίας. Γιώργος Κακουρής Πολίτης Ανοικοδόμηση της Αμμοχώστου προς όφελος και των δύο κοινοτήτων ακόμα και πριν τη λύση, προτείνουν τρεις επιφανείς Βαρωσιώτες σε υπόμνημα το οποίο έχουν ήδη παρουσιάσει στον Πρόεδρο Αναστασιάδη και τους υποψηφίους Σταύρο Μαλά και Νικόλα Παπαδόπουλο. Στο υπόμνημα το οποίο υπογράφουν ο πρώην μόνιμος αντιπρόσωπος της Κύπρου στην… Ένα νέο όραμα… Η ΕΠΙΣΤΡΟΦΗ ΤΗΣ ... Read More »

Αμπάς: Η Ιερουσαλήμ είναι «η αιώνια πρωτεύουσα του κράτους της Παλαιστίνης»

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Άσαντ: «Η Ιερουσαλήμ θα είναι η πρωτεύουσα των Παλαιστινίων» AthensVoice Η Ιερουσαλήμ είναι «η αιώνα πρωτεύουσα του κράτους της Παλαιστίνης» διαμήνυσε απόψε ο πρόεδρος της Παλαιστινιακής Αρχής Μαχμούντ Αμπάς, στο διάγγελμά του που μεταδόθηκε από την παλαιστινιακή τηλεόραση μετά την ανακοίνωση που έκανε ο πρόεδρος των ΗΠΑ Ντόναλντ Τραμπ ότι αναγνωρίζει την Ιερή Πόλη ως πρωτεύουσα του Ισραήλ. Ο Αμπάς είπε ότι «καταδικάζει και απορρίπτει» αυτήν την αναγνώριση. Η απόφαση του Τραμπ, συνέχισε, ισοδυναμεί με… Αμπάς: Η Ιερουσαλήμ… Read More »

The compelling case for working a lot less

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Mastering ‘active rest’ is far harder than it looks, but there are good reasons why we should keep working at it. Amanda Ruggeri BBC When I moved to Rome from Washington, DC, one sight struck me more than any ancient column or grand basilica: people doing nothing. I’d frequently glimpse old women leaning out of their windows, watching people pass below, or families on their evening strolls, stopping every so often to greet friends. Even office life proved different. Forget ... Read More »

Ed Sheeran means well but this poverty porn has to stop

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Aid adverts featuring ‘white saviours’ may bring in cash but they remove all dignity from those who are suffering Afua Hirsch  The Guardian It was almost exactly five years ago that I realised something was changing A video landed on my phone – I was living in Ghana then – raising awareness of “this time of need for Norway”. This “need” was winter, and the video was hilarious. Amid scenes of blizzards, vehicles overturned in snow, and children battling through ... Read More »