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Political Consensus Urgent to Protect Human Rights: UN

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Political Consensus Urgent to Protect Human Rights: UN

The United Nations (UN) has the mandates and tools it needs to prevent human rights violations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegations gathered in Geneva Monday for the opening of the current session of the world body’s Human Rights Council. He warned that the biggest challenge to using these tools is lack of political consensus among [...]

Murdered Boris Nemtsov’s Girlfriend Released by Moscow Police

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Murdered Boris Nemtsov’s Girlfriend Released by Moscow Police

Anna Duritskaya, the girlfriend of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was murdered in Moscow last week, has gone back today to Kiev from Russia where she was held by investigative agencies for questioning. Duritskaya has been complaining about her prolonged inquiries, as she said she has told everything she knew about the murder incident [...]

Did Charlie Hebdo Attackers Kill Russian Dissenter Boris Nemtsov?

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Did Charlie Hebdo Attackers Kill Russian Dissenter Boris Nemtsov?

By Rakesh Raman Among multiple theories about the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, local investigation agencies in Moscow are not ruling out the possibility that he was killed by Islamic militant group that attacked French magazine Charlie Hebdo’s staff in January. Quoting a spokesman for the investigation committee, the Kremlin-sponsored news site RT [...]

Under Armour Signs Dutch Footballer Memphis Depay

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Under Armour Signs Dutch Footballer Memphis Depay

Memphis, a young footballer, has joined Under Armour’s elite athlete roster. The prolific winger, currently the leading goal scorer in the Dutch Eredivisie, starts his multiyear partnership with the brand immediately, the company said Friday. “On and off the pitch I’m always ready for the next chapter in my life,” said Memphis. “I wanted Under [...]

Terror-Hit Charlie Hebdo Is Back. Needs Your Support

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Terror-Hit Charlie Hebdo Is Back. Needs Your Support

The editorial staff of Charlie Hebdo magazine, which was attacked by terrorists in January, is inviting its readers back, as today, Feb. 25, it is releasing its next issue. The current issue of the magazine will be available from newsagents until March 10th and it plans to maintain its weekly schedule. Charlie Hebdo, a French [...]

Volvo Brings Self-Driving Cars to Real Traffic‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

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Volvo Brings Self-Driving Cars to Real Traffic‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Volvo Cars presents a system solution that makes it possible to integrate self-driving cars into real traffic – with ordinary people in the driver’s seat. “We are entering uncharted territory in the field of autonomous driving,” says Dr Peter Mertens, senior VP – Research and Development of Volvo Car Group. “Taking the exciting step to [...]

Focus Must Be on the Quality of Democracy: David Campbell

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Focus Must Be on the Quality of Democracy: David Campbell

Today, most democratic nations of the world are facing myriad socio-economic challenges and finding it difficult to keep the basic principles of democracy intact. A leading global think-tank Democracy Ranking Association, however, believes that a democracy can perform effectively if the focus is on the quality of democracy. To understand the finer nuances of a [...]

Nestlé Invites Nominations for Shared Value Prize

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Nestlé Invites Nominations for Shared Value Prize

Nestlé Creating Shared Value prize rewards initiatives that reflect the spirit of Creating Shared Value by addressing challenges in nutrition, water, or rural development. The winners reflect Nestlé’s belief that for a company to be successful in the long term and create economic and social value for its shareholders, it must also create value for [...]

President Obama, Angela Merkel Discuss Ukraine, ISIS

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President Obama, Angela Merkel Discuss Ukraine, ISIS

The United States will continue to stand with nations around the world in sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine, President Barack Obama said during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday. According to the U.S. Defense Department, the two leaders met at the White House, where Merkel briefed the [...]

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Warns Russia

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Warns Russia

Europe and the United States tried to bring Russia into the community of nations in a constructive manner, but Russian President Vladimir Putin has other ideas, Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday in Munich. Russia’s actions against Ukraine, its bullying of neighboring nations and its repression of dissent at home worry U.S. and European leaders, [...]

Tackling Terrorism by Fighting Corruption

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Tackling Terrorism by Fighting Corruption

Transparency International (TI) participated in Munich Security Conference (Feb. 6-8) to discuss the impact of corruption on security and how it fuels terrorism. Through more than 100 national chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, TI works with partners in government, business and civil society to put effective measures in place to tackle corruption. [...]

Rocket Attacks in Ukraine: Civilian Death Toll Rising

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Rocket Attacks in Ukraine: Civilian Death Toll Rising

Separatist rebel forces seem to be responsible for two recent unlawful attacks with unguided rockets in eastern Ukraine, which together killed at least 41 civilians, including two children, and wounded more than 100 civilians, Human Rights Watch said today. During a recent on-the-ground investigation, Human Rights Watch also found that both Ukrainian government forces and [...]

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