Ninety five years is a long time to be on this earth by anyone’s standards. But to live on this planet, and experience the tribulation, pain and anguish that Nelson Mandela did, and come out of that tumultuous landscape spiritually unscathed – fight evil with love and forgiveness, and remain resolute in purpose and conviction […]
HSI’s Animal Rescue Team — one of the first animal groups on the ground in Tacloban, Philippines — quickly helps the pets in crisis and rescues ones left behind to be reunited with their families. Watch some of the incredible rescues and learn about our continued efforts to save animals after disaster.
he Chinese yuan has overtaken the euro to become the second most used currency in the global market place. Last year its share of world trade was just over 1 percent compared to the euro’s almost 8 percent. The yuan has now reached almost 9, leaving the euro way behind. READ MORE: Yuan outperforms euro, becomes 2nd most popular trade finance currency
Fracking, a technique designed to recover gas and oil from shale rock, is making more and more enemies around the world. The anger stems from the potentially enormous environmental dangers posed by the extraction method. The most recent anti-fracking rallies have taken place in Romania and northern England. As Polly Boiko reports, it’s a tough struggle for locals and activists – several of whom said they were willing to die for their cause.
Protests escalate against Enbridge Line 9 pipeline as government of Ontario refuses to conduct environmental assessment
Swiss voters recently rejected a referendum which proposed to limit CEOs’ salaries to no more than 12 times than that of their lowest paid employees. This rejection seemed to signify, amongst Swiss employers, that the state should not have a say in salary limitations. Mark Sovel and Lissette Padilla discuss why this highly progressive measure got voted down, in this clip from the Lip News.
Ukraine’s Cabinet has survived a vote of no confidence initiated by opposition MPs in the Verkhovna Rada. The decision was announced as thousands of opposition supporters rallied outside the parliament building.
The equality gap between men and women has narrowed in most countries in the past year, a new report shows. The Global Gender Gap Report, produced by the World Economic Forum (WEF), examines gender disparities in 136 countries in the areas of economics, politics, education and health, and found that women are faring almost as well as men in terms of health and survival. According to the report…
Russian lawmakers are debating a bill that would ban the US dollar in Russia as a means of avoiding the negative effects of the dollar collapsing–which they speculate should happen by 2017–and would reinstitute the ban that was in place during the socialist administration of old. Buzzsaw’s Tyrel Ventura and Tabetha Wallace have a look at how the dollar is getting called out as a “ponzi scheme” and what this means for our currency and foreign relations.
Thousands of pro-EU Ukrainian demonstrators chanting ‘Revolution!’ protested on ‘Maidan’ square in Kiev on Sunday, despite a court-imposed ban on rallies. Over 200 people – both protesters and police – were injured in the ensuing clashes.
Women have been recognised for the central role they play in conflict prevention and peacekeeping by a new UN resolution. Resolution 2122 paves the way for “a more systematic approach to the implementation of commitments on women, peace and security,” and includes a range of concrete measures that recognise the importance of gender equality to international peace and security.
The principal benefit of the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 nations on November 23 is that Iran and the United States were able to sit down to talk and reach an agreement on something. The profound symbolism of the moment more than outweighs the lighter substantive elements of the temporary agreement
While the Iran nuclear deal is only an interim one, it buys six months of time in order to negotiate an even more far-reaching accord. It also sparked intense opposition from members of Congress and Israel. Here’s what you should know about the deal that was inked in Geneva…
Malaysia has cut fuel subsidies in order to help fund welfare payments for low-income households. Malaysia’s government fixes fuel prices below the market rate for consumers and pays the subsidies to fuel retailers to compensate them. But a recent report by the International Institute for Sustainable Development said because they are blanket subsidies available to all, they benefit energy companies and wealthy households more than they do the poor.
As the heart wrenching images crossed across our screens from the Philippines, the largest U.S. organization of nurses, National Nurses United, was getting in motion as well. Our Registered Nurse Response Network put out a call. The response was overwhelming. In little more than one week, nearly 3,000 RNs from all 50 states and even 19 countries had signed up to volunteer to provide hands-on disaster relief to those in the path of the super storm.