International outcry for Canada to take back their illegal shipment

Ban Toxics, Basel Action Network, IPEN, Pesticide Action Network and EarthJustice demonstrates in front of the Permanent Mission of Canada's in Geneva for Canada to take back their waste. (John Wickens/IPEN)

Geneva, Switzerland, May 13 – International environmental organisations, discontent with Canada’s refusal to re-export the 50 shipment containers filled with household and toxic wastes dumped in the Philippines two years ago, conducts demonstrations in front of Palais des Nations, Permanent Mission of Canada, and CICG (Centre International de Conférences Genève) in Geneva, Switzerland. Environmental justice […]

Greenpeace India faces shutdown in one month

Mike Fincken, captain of Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior, speaks before a crowd as they arrive at the port of Makar in southern Philippine city of General Santos, Froday, November 19, 2010 to kick off the Philippine leg of her “Turn the Tide” tour in Southeast Asia.  The Rainbow Warrior’s mission in Mindanao is to give its support to the fight of communities and various groups against the establishment of a coal plant in the province of Sarangani. The boat’s stop in the Philippines, its fourth trip to the country but first to Mindanao, will also be its last trip before it retires—21 years after it sailed around the world.

New Delhi, May 13 – Greenpeace India has one month left to fight for its survival following a wider government crackdown on civil society. The environmental NGO has been left with funds for staff salaries and office costs that will last for just about 30 days, its executive director has said. Calling it ‘strangulation by […]

ICRC presents record budget for 2015 to meet vastly expanding needs

International Committee of the Red Cross

Geneva, Nov. 29 — For 2015, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is asking its donors for 1.6 billion Swiss francs (1.26 billion euros, or 1.68 billion US dollars) to help millions of people whose lives have been torn apart by armed conflict or other violence. This amount, the largest ever requested by […]

Torrential rains kill over 200 in Pakistan


ISLAMABAD  — At least 203 people have been killed and hundreds others injured in rain-triggered accidents in Pakistan up till Monday, officials said. According to data compiled by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), 128 people have died in the country’s east Punjab province, 64 in northeast Kashmir area and 11 in Gilgit Baltistan in […]

Obama decries domestic violence after Rice cut


WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is speaking out against domestic violence in the wake of Ray Rice’s termination by the Baltimore Ravens. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says he spoke Monday evening with Obama about Rice. The running back was let go by his team and suspended indefinitely by the National Football League after a […]

Kerry reaffirms ‘ambitious agenda’ of U.S. engagement in Asia, Pacific

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Mindanao Post Photo

HONOLULU — Outlining what he termed the United States’ “ambitious agenda” of long-term engagement in Asia and the Pacific, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday in a policy speech at the East-West Center in Honolulu that complex challenges such as climate change and maritime territorial disputes can be transformed into opportunities for such […]

US Treasury Awards ADB for Landmark Afghan Railway Project


WASHINGTON, DC – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has received a US Department of Treasury award for a pioneering rail project in Afghanistan that is providing a cross-border trade link crucial to the country’s post-conflict economy. “ADB is honored to receive the award for this rail project that represents a major step forward in Afghanistan’s […]

Kerry to travel to Egypt on Israel-Hamas ceasefire

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to journalists after his visit in typhoon-hit city of Tacloban on December 18, 2013 in Leyte, Philippines. Mindanao Post Photo

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Egypt on Monday to meet with officials on the situation in Gaza, the State Department said on Sunday. Kerry is working to support Egypt’s initiative to pursue a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas militants, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement. The […]

Support Slipping, U.S. Defends Plan for Syria Attack


By MARK MAZZETTI and MICHAEL R. GORDON/New York Times WASHINGTON — Facing faltering support in foreign capitals and Congress for a strike against Syria, the Obama administration on Friday made an aggressive and coordinated push to justify a military intervention on the grounds that American credibility was at stake. One day after the British Parliament […]

U.S. commemorates 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “Dream” speech

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) — Tens of thousands of marchers on Wednesday gathered in misty rains on Washington’s National Mall to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous “I have a dream” speech given 50 years ago. While addressing the marchers from a podium erected on the steps in front of the Lincoln Memorial, U.S. President […]

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