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World Humanitarian Summit Begins in Turkey

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World Humanitarian Summit Begins in Turkey

United Nations officials highlighted Sunday that the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) taking place May 23 – 24, 2016 in Istanbul will serve as a wake-up call for action in the service of common humanity, providing a launch pad for new initiatives. “We have tremendous suffering in the world today. There is huge need for [...]

NATO in Warsaw: Steeling the Alliance?

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NATO in Warsaw: Steeling the Alliance?

NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow addressed key issues on NATO’s agenda for the Warsaw Summit at the annual Lennart Meri Conference in Tallinn on Saturday. Ambassador Vershbow took part in a panel discussion entitled “NATO in Warsaw: Steeling the Alliance?,” together with Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski and Ambassador [...]

Lionel Messi Writes: Don’t Go Down

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Lionel Messi Writes: Don’t Go Down

Lionel Messi and Gatorade – a division of PepsiCo – released Thursday the first of 10 handwritten letters from the FC Barcelona superstar and five-time World Player of the Year. The letters are supposed to offer words of hope, encouragement and perseverance to communities across the world. For ten consecutive weeks, Messi will send a [...]

What Is the Importance of Education in Emergencies?

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What Is the Importance of Education in Emergencies?

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom travelled to conflict-hit eastern Ukraine to raise awareness of the global education crisis facing children in humanitarian emergencies. Bloom visited classrooms hit by shells just three kilometres from the frontline of the conflict that broke out more than two years ago. Approximately 580,000 children are in urgent need of aid [...]

NATO Getting Ready for the Warsaw Summit

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NATO Getting Ready for the Warsaw Summit

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Albanian President Bujar Nishani to NATO Headquarters today to discuss preparations for the Warsaw Summit. The 2016 Warsaw Summit will take place in Warsaw, Poland on July 8 and 9. It will be a meeting of NATO heads of state and heads of government. Speaking at a joint press [...]

Russia Launches Carrier Rocket from Vostochny

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Russia Launches Carrier Rocket from Vostochny

Russian President Vladimir Putin observed today the launch of the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket from the Vostochny Space Launch Centre. The booster will deliver into orbit three spacecraft – Mikhail Lomonosov, Aist-2D and SamSat-218. The President congratulated Roscosmos, cosmodrome workers and builders on the successful launch of the carrier rocket. “I would like to congratulate you [...]

Process to Elect Next Director-General of WHO Begins

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Process to Elect Next Director-General of WHO Begins

The process to elect the next Director-General of the WHO is now underway. Member States can nominate candidates to be the new head of the global public health body. It is the first step in the process which will culminate in a final round of voting at the World Health Assembly in May 2017, with [...]

Honda Delivers First HondaJet in Europe

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Honda Delivers First HondaJet in Europe

Honda Aircraft Company has delivered the first HondaJet into Europe. The announcement was made during a ceremonial delivery at AERO 2016, which is taking place in Friedrichshafen, Germany from April 20-23. The first HondaJet to enter service in Europe will be operated by Rheinland Air Service, the exclusive HondaJet dealer for Central Europe. According to [...]

Budapest Launches Olympic 2024 Bid

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Budapest Launches Olympic 2024 Bid

The city of Budapest officially launched on Thursday its bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024. The timing is appropriate, as this week Hungary also celebrates its part in the founding of the modern Olympics and the first gold medal ever won for the country in the 1896 Olympic Games. A programme [...]

Neymar to Lead Brazil’s Gold Quest at Rio 2016 Games

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Neymar to Lead Brazil’s Gold Quest at Rio 2016 Games

The way looks open for football superstar Neymar to pursue Olympic glory in his home country at the Rio 2016 Games after his club, Barcelona, sent a letter to the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) saying he would be released for the tournament. The CBF confirmed Friday that Barcelona would allow the player to take part [...]

Zee TV to Launch Indian TV Channel in Germany

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Zee TV to Launch Indian TV Channel in Germany

Leading satellite operator SES announced today it has entered into a long-term partnership with India’s leading media group, Zee Entertainment Enterprises, to launch a new free-to-air (FTA) television channel in Germany. It will operate in both SD and HD by mid-year via SES satellites at Astra 19.2 degrees East. Once launched, the company says, Zee [...]

Documentary Reveals How Airlines Prepare and Deliver Meals

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Documentary Reveals How Airlines Prepare and Deliver Meals

A full-length documentary film from Nik Loukas – creator of InFlightFeed.com – will pull back the curtain on how airlines source, prepare and deliver meals to passengers at 35,000 feet. “The Inflight Food Trip” figures to reveal a world that few passengers ever see. Loukas is working together with Producer / Director James Mellor of [...]