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21.06.2020

Sanctions, Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Will Lead to Humanitarian Catastrophe

Sanctions, Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Will Lead to Humanitarian Catastrophe

By Susanne Grabenhorst Susanne Grabenhorst is Chair of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) , a non-partisan federation of national medical groups in 63 countries*. The Covid-19 pandemic has spread across the world. Although the numbers of infections and… »

20.06.2020

Russia’s Participation in G7 Summit Sparks Debates

Russia’s Participation in G7 Summit Sparks Debates

By Kester Kenn Klomegah The rescheduling of the Group of Seven (G7) summit from late June to September and Russia’s participation alongside with Australia, India and South Korea has sparked discussions among both Russian officials and experts. The Kremlin reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump… »

19.06.2020

Resolving displacement critical for regional, international stability – UN refugee chief

Resolving displacement critical for regional, international stability – UN refugee chief

As forced displacement tops 79.5 million, Filippo Grandi urges UN Security Council to use its authority seek peace and inclusion for the displaced. By Tim Gaynor Ending conflicts around the world that are driving unprecedented global displacement is not just a moral imperative but critical for international stability, the UN’s refugee… »

18.06.2020

The European Union and WHO deliver vital medical supplies to East Jerusalem hospitals for COVID-19 response

The European Union and WHO deliver vital medical supplies to East Jerusalem hospitals for COVID-19 response

A substantial delivery of personal protective equipment and medical items was supplied today by the European Union and the World Health Organization to the East Jerusalem Hospitals Network (EJHN) to support preparedness for COVID-19. At the hand over event at Augusta Victoria Hospital, the European Union’s Representative Sven Kühn von… »

18.06.2020

One metre or two? The science behind social distancing

One metre or two? The science behind social distancing

What constitutes a safe distance when it comes to the spread of COVID-19? The answer depends on where you live. China, Denmark and France recommend social distancing of one metre; Australia, Germany and Italy recommend 1.5 metres, and the US recommends six feet, or 1.8 metres. The UK, meanwhile, is… »

17.06.2020

Time to Act on Dr King’s Call to Tackle Evils of Racism, Economic Exploitation, and War

Time to Act on Dr King’s Call to Tackle Evils of Racism, Economic Exploitation, and War

By Alice Slater, for InDepthNews. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) just issued its 2020 Yearbook, reporting on developments in armaments, disarmament and international security. In light of the drumbeat of frightening news about growing hostility between… »

17.06.2020

Invitation to the Convergence of Cultures’ 1st Virtual World Conference

Invitation to the Convergence of Cultures’ 1st Virtual World Conference

This is an unprecedented moment in our history, in terms of the interaction between different cultures, which is generating important crises. At the same time, it opens up enormous possibilities for a new spiritual horizon, which will have its social correlate. We believe that Convergence of Cultures has much to… »

16.06.2020

How to Spot Fake News? Try these 6 Simple Steps

How to Spot Fake News? Try these 6 Simple Steps

By Arpana Gautam We all have been there – one news or the other. Whether they are the seemingly beneficial WhatsApp messages shared by our concerned relatives in the family group or thought-provoking news headlines of the articles shared in Facebook. Fake news has now been an imminent part of… »

16.06.2020

Who Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize in a Time of Pandemic?

Who Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize in a Time of Pandemic?

By Vijay Prashad A few weeks ago, I was talking to Noam Chomsky about the state of the world. At one point, Noam smiled and said that he is not aware of any German doctors in Italy, even though both countries are in the European Union; instead, Cuban and Chinese doctors… »

15.06.2020

Denialism: Denying Reality Hurts Everyone and Delays the Common Good.

Denialism: Denying Reality Hurts Everyone and Delays the Common Good.

We live in a world that changes daily. The new coronavirus pandemic puts us to the test. The wheel of science spins as fast as it can and has never been closer to us. Inviting us to understand phenomena such as the operation of a virus, the use of personal… »

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