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UN chief Antonio Guterres calls for ‘balance of power’ in UN Security Council

Guterres said Group of 77 has a very important role to play not only in a multilateral world but in a world where international relations have more justice.

By: PTI | United Nations | Published: January 13, 2018 2:44 pm

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UN chief Antonio Guterres has called for establishing “balance of power” in the Security Council to make the world body more “democratic”. Speaking at a ceremony on Friday at which Egypt took over the chairmanship of the G77 and China from Ecuador, the UN Secretary-General called for a more democratic UN, with power divided in a more balanced way and with more effective diversity in the regional representation at all its bodies.

The World Bank Year in Review: 2017 in 12 Charts

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How to sum up 2017? The global economy improved but there were plenty of unsettling and upsetting events and trends. Catastrophic storms and flooding wrecked homes and livelihoods from South Asia to the Caribbean. Education quality in many countries fell short even as much of the world raced into the digital age. Yet extreme poverty continues to decline. Innovation and technology are enhancing the quality of life. And human capital is now the biggest driver of wealth in the world today. Here’s what 2017 looked like in 12 charts.

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Xu hướng Toàn cầu: Nghịch lý của Tiến bộ – Báo cáo của Uỷ ban tình báo quốc gia Hoa Kỳ

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Suy tư về tương lai là quan trọng nhưng khó. Những cuộc khủng hoảng tiếp tục xâm lấn, khiến cho chúng ta gần như không thể có cái nhìn vượt quá tiêu đề báo chí hàng ngày về những gì  ở đường chân trời. Trong bối cảnh khó khắn đó, tư duy rộng mở bên ngoài cái hộp- think outside the bó, thuật ngữ được sử dụng một cách sáo rỗng, thường xuyên đánh mất những gì đang xảy ra trong cái hộp. Đó là lý do mỗi kỳ bốn năm Hội đồng Tình báo Quốc gia Hoa Kỳ (NIC) tiến hành đánh giá toàn diện về các lực lượng và sự lựa chọn định hình thế giới phía trước trong hai thập kỷ tới.

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Nạn đói ở giữa thế kỷ 21? Không phải do thiếu thực phẩm

English: Famines in the 21st century? It’s not for lack of food

Những nạn đói đã cướp đi sinh mạng của gần 75 triệu người ở thế kỉ 20, nhưng dường như vấn đề này đã được giải quyết ở những thập kỷ gần đây. Hiện tại, đột nhiên, vấn nạn này quay trở lại. Vào cuối tháng 2, một nạn đói đã diễn ra ở South Sudan, và ở Somali, Nigeria và Yemen cũng đã phát ra những cảnh báo về nạn đói.

Ngoài ra, vào tháng 1, Hệ thống cảnh báo nạn đói sớm (FEWSNET) – một tổ chức được tài trợ bởi chính phủ Mỹ thành lập năm 1985 chuyên đưa ra dự báo về nạn đói và những vấn đề nhân đạo khẩn cấp – đã ước tính 70 triệu người bị ảnh hưởng bởi các xung đột hoặc thảm họa toàn cầu sẽ cần trợ giúp lương thực vào năm 2017. Con số này đã tăng lên gần 50% chỉ trong vòng 2 năm qua.

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Haley reveals new evidence to back claim that Iran armed Houthi rebels

CBS News December 14, 2017, 12:05 PM


U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks about the Iran nuclear deal at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington on Sept. 5, 2017.

Reuters Last Updated Dec 14, 2017 12:49 PM EST

Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, on Thursday introduced what she sees as irrefutable evidence that Iran violated U.N rules by providing Houthi rebels in Yemen with arms.

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German villages go 100% renewable

By Pavol Szalai | EURACTIV.sk  Nov 24, 2017

Thermal solar plant at Neuerkirch, Germany, part of the country’s transition towards clean energy. [AEE/Adelphi/Tobias Vollmer]

Local communities are at the forefront of the clean energy transition in Germany, with some villages relying 100% on renewables. EURACTIV Slovakia spoke to mayors there.

Neuerkirch and Külz are two small villages in Western Germany – of 300 and 500 souls respectively. And yet, they feel a part of something bigger that goes even beyond the country’s energy transition, the ‘Energiewende’.

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Jerusalem: Trump move prompts negative world reaction

US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has been met with a wave of disapproval.

Leaders from within the Muslim world and from the wider international community were swift to criticise the move, and some warned of the potential for violence and bloodshed as a result.

Mr Trump also approved moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, making America the first country in the world to officially recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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US pulls out of UN’s Global Compact on Migration

Update: December, 04/2017 – 11:40

In September 2016 the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a non-binding political declaration pledging to uphold the rights of refugees, help them resettle and ensure access to education and jobs. — AFP/VNA Photo

Viet Nam News UNITED NATIONS — The United States has withdrawn from a United Nations pact to improve the handling of migrant and refugee situations, deeming it “inconsistent” with its policies.

“The US Mission to the United Nations informed the UN Secretary-General that the United States is ending its participation in the Global Compact on Migration,” the US said in its statement on Saturday.

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Did the world get Aung San Suu Kyi wrong?

The Interpreter
By AMANDA TAUB and MAX FISHER

WASHINGTON — This is not the happy ending we were led to expect.

When Myanmar elected Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s party to power in 2015, she was widely portrayed as a sort of political saint, an icon who had endured great suffering to guide her people from dictatorship to democracy.

President Barack Obama praised her. Hillary Clinton embraced her in public. The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, once compared her favorably to Gandhi.

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Global food waste scandal – Bê bối lãng phí thức ăn toàn cầu

Tôi bắt đầu công việc phát hiện ra bê bối liên quan đến lãng phí nguồn thực phẩm toàn cầu khi lên 15 tuổi. Tôi đã mua một số lợn. Tôi sống ở vùng Sussex. Và bắt đầu cho chúng ăn bằng cái cách truyền thống nhất và thân thiện với môi trường nhất. Tôi đến phòng ăn ở trường và nói rằng,”Hãy đưa con thức ăn thừa mà bạn bè con đã bỏ đi.” Tôi đến chỗ người bán bánh mì gần nhà và xin những ổ bánh mì cũ. Tôi cũng đến chỗ người bán rau và cả người nông dân những người đã vứt bỏ khoai tây bởi vìchúng xấu hoặc có kích cỡ không phù hợp để bán ở siêu thị.

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Trong khi Bắc Kinh phát triển Năng lượng tái tạo, thì các công ty Trung Quốc xây nhiệt điện than ở Việt Nam và các nước nghèo – As Beijing joins climate fight, Chinese companies build coal plants

nytimes_Workers at a construction site at the Sahiwal coal power plant, owned by China’s state-owned Huaneng Shandong Ruyi Group, in Pakistan. The country’s coal capacity is set to grow 15,300 megawatts from 190.CreditAsad Zaidi/Bloomberg

When China halted plans for more than 100 new coal-fired power plants this year, even as President Trump vowed to “bring back coal” in America, the contrast seemed to confirm Beijing’s new role as a leader in the fight against climate change.

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‘War crimes’ in fight over Philippines’ Marawi: Amnesty

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Fighting in Marawi killed more than 1,000 people and forced thousands of residents to flee [File: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters]Fighting in Marawi killed more than 1,000 people and forced thousands of residents to flee [File: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters]

Manila, Philippines – Diego swam across the chilly waters of Lake Lanao in pitch darkness to make it to the opposite shore before first light.

It was August 4, and the young father was fleeing the main battle zone in Marawi, a city on the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines, where, for three months, he was held hostage by Maute fighters linked to ISIL.

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Trump’s new Cold War alliance in Asia is dangerous


U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pose after signing hats reading “Donald and Shinzo make alliance even greater.” Kawagoe, Japan, Nov. 5. (Franck Robichon/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Gurpreet S. Khurana, who first used the term “Indo-Pacific” a decade ago, is a maritime strategist and executive director of the National Maritime Foundation in New Delhi.

NEW DELHI — On his recent tour of Asia, U.S. President Donald Trump offered the world a first glance into his formative geopolitical strategy. Both in Vietnam at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit and at his earlier meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan, he spoke of the “Indo-Pacific” instead of the “Asia-Pacific,” the term used most often by previous American administrations.

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Australian ministers write to China to confirm approval of Carmichael mine

Guardian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade secretary says Adani may have requested letter to help secure Chinese funding

Protesters depict Malcolm Turnbull and the Adani founder.

Protesters depict Turnbull and Adani founder. Australian banks have ruled out lending to the project. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP

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Senior Turnbull government ministers have written a formal letter to China’s government to confirm that the controversial Adani Carmichael coal project in Queensland has passed all necessary environmental approvals.

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Dozens of men describe rape, torture by Sri Lanka government

AP

LONDON (AP) — One of the men tortured in Sri Lanka said he was held for 21 days in a small dank room where he was raped 12 times, burned with cigarettes, beaten with iron rods and hung upside-down.

Another man described being abducted from home by five men, driven to a prison, and taken to a “torture room” equipped with ropes, iron rods, a bench and buckets of water. There were blood splatters on the wall.

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