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UK’s newly passed ‘Safety in Rwanda’ bill is anything but safe: UN officials

Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and Volker Türk, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, issued a joint statement calling on the UK Government to reconsider its plan to transfer asylum...

Expulsions to Rwanda: outcry after adoption of British law

British Prime Minister hailed the adoption, in the night from Monday, April 22 to Tuesday, April 23, of the controversial bill for expulsions to Rwanda

First drug that slows down Alzheimer’s disease already exists, but why doctors are skeptical?

Nine months after its introduction in the U.S., Eisai and Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug Leqembi is encountering significant resistance in its widespread adoption, largely due to skepticism among some doctors about the efficacy of...

New EU fiscal rules approved by MEPs | News

The new rules, approved on Tuesday, were provisionally agreed upon between European Parliament and member state negotiators in February. Focus on investments MEPs significantly beefed up the rules to protect a government’s capability to invest....

Airlines urged not to facilitate UK-Rwanda asylum transfers

Two years ago, London announced the Migration and Economic Development Partnership (MEDP), now referred to as the UK-Rwanda Asylum Partnership, which stated that asylum seekers in the UK would be sent to Rwanda...

Body for Ethical Standards: MEPs support deal between EU institutions and bodies

The agreement that was reached between eight EU institutions and bodies provides for the joint creation of a new Body for Ethical Standards.

International Mother Earth Day 22 April

Mother Earth is clearly urging a call to action. Nature is suffering. Oceans filling with plastic and turning more acidic.

Should You Use a Cleaning App for Your iPhone?

If you find yourself constantly tapping away on your iPhone, trying to free up space and achieve that much-desired speed boost, you may start to consider purchasing a cleaner app. But what do...

Multilateral Development Banks deepen collaboration to deliver as a system

The leaders of 10 multilateral development banks (MDBs) today announced joint steps to work more effectively as a system and increase the impact and scale of their work to tackle urgent development challenges. In a Viewpoint...

Maritime Security: EU to become an observer of the Djibouti Code of Conduct/Jeddah Amendment

The EU will soon become a ‘Friend’ (i.e., observer) of the Djibouti Code of Conduct/Jeddah Amendment, a regional cooperation framework to tackle piracy, armed robbery, human trafficking and other illegal maritime activities in the...

Accountability essential to counter human rights abuse in DPR Korea

In an oral update to the Human Rights Council – UN’s paramount human rights body – Deputy High Commissioner Nada Al-Nashif said that DPRK (more commonly known as North Korea) was showing no...

Faith-based organizations making the world better through social and humanitarian work

A conference at the European Parliament to make the world better The social and humanitarian activities of minority religious or belief organizations in the EU are useful for European citizens and society but are too...

Covered in controversy: France’s bid to ban religious symbols imperils diversity at Paris 2024 Olympics

With the 2024 Paris Olympics fast approaching, a heated debate over religious symbols has erupted in France, pitting the country’s strict secularism against the religious freedoms of athletes. A recent report by Professor Rafael...

Craving snacks after a meal? It might be food-seeking neurons, not an overactive appetite

People who find themselves rummaging around in the refrigerator for a snack not long after they’ve eaten a filling meal might have overactive food-seeking neurons, not an overactive appetite. UCLA psychologists have discovered a circuit...

UN report details climate of fear in Russian occupied areas of Ukraine

Russia has instilled a pervasive climat of fear in the occupied areas of Ukraine, perpetrating egregious violations of international humanitarian

Faith and Freedom Summit III, “Making of this one, a better world”

The Faith and Freedom Summit III NGO coalition, concluded its conferences showing the impact and challenges of Faith-Based Organizations on serving the European community In a welcoming and promising environment, within the walls of the...

Russia, Jehovah’s Witnesses banned since 20 April 2017

World Headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses (20.04.2024) - April 20th marks the seventh anniversary of Russia’s nationwide ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses, which has led to hundreds of peaceful believers jailed and some brutally tortured. International human rights advocates are decrying...

Myanmar: Rohingyas in firing line as Rakhine conflict intensifies

Rakhine was the site of a brutal crackdown on the Rohingyas by the military in 2017, leading to the killing of some 10,000 men, women and newborns and the exodus of nearly 750,000...

First Vaisakhi Purab in European Parliament: Discussing Sikh Issues in Europe and India

Issues faced by Sikhs in Europe and in India were discussed while celebrating Vaisakhi Purab in the European Parliament: Binder Singh Sikh community leader ‘Jathedar Akal Takht Sahib’ could not attend due to administrative reasons,...

SpaceX and Northrop Grumman working on a new US spy satellite system

Aerospace and defense firm Northrop Grumman is collaborating with SpaceX, on a confidential spy satellite initiative that is currently capturing high-resolution images of Earth

Armenia and Iran: a questionable alliance

Armenia, which has always had very good relations with Teheran, unsurprisingly voted in favor of the UN resolution of October 27, 2023. A resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, which does not even mention the terrorist group Hamas.

Transform landmark Indigenous rights declaration into reality: UN General Assembly President

“In these trying times – where peace is under severe threat, and dialogue and diplomacy are in dire need – let us be an example of constructive dialogue to honour our commitments to...

Parliament adopts its position on EU pharmaceutical reform | News

The legislative package, covering medicinal products for human use, consists of a new directive (adopted with 495 votes in favour, 57 against and 45 abstentions) and regulation (adopted with 488 votes in favour,...

The Science of Referrals: Leveraging Customer Advocacy Software

Imagine this: you’re swamped with choices, bombarded with ads, and unsure who to trust. Suddenly, a friend excitedly recommends a brand they love. Bingo! That’s the power of customer advocacy in action. Customer advocacy,...

President Metsola at EUCO: Single Market is Europe’s greatest economic driver | News

Addressing the Special European Council today in Brussels, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola highlighted e.g. the following issues: European Parliament elections “In 50 days’ time, hundreds of millions of Europeans will start heading to the...
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