Tag: World Government

U.S. walks away from UN migration agreement, will set own policy

The United States has walked away from a United Nations effort to ease the global migration and refugee crisis, with the Trump administration saying it was no longer compatible with U.S. principles or priorities.In a statement, the U.S. Mission said the U.N.’s New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants — recognized by the United States […]

U.S. general backs Germany to host new NATO operations command

Germany is best suited to host a new NATO military logistics command, the top U.S. Army general in Europe said on Tuesday. NATO allies this month backed plans for two new military headquarters – an Atlantic command and a logistics command – to help protect Europe in the event of a future conflict. Lieutenant General […]

UN envoy says conflict likely if Palestinians fail to agree

The U.N.’s Mideast envoy says reconciliation talks between Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas must succeed, warning that failure “will most likely result in another devastating conflict.”   Nickolay Mladenov told the Security Council Monday that “critical intra-Palestinian talks” are scheduled to open in Cairo on Tuesday.   He said the Oct. 12 agreement between the […]

US: Nine UN anti-Israel drafts harm peace efforts

Next month, the UN General Assembly is expected to affirm east Jerusalem’s status as “occupied territory,” call for international companies to boycott Israel and condemn Israel’s presence on the Golan Heights. Nine drafted texts, of what will likely be a slate of 20 anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian resolutions, were overwhelmingly affirmed Friday in New York at […]

‘Reform or we’re out,’ US warns UN Human Rights Council

The United States is ready to pull out of the U.N. Human Rights Council unless it institutes reforms, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told an Israeli-American audience.Get The Jewish News’s Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories   FREE SIGN UP!“The Human Rights Council will either adopt these reforms […]

Push for Global Goals makes partnerships, innovation ‘more important than ever,’ UN forum in Bahrain told

A United Nations forum opened today in Manama, Bahrain, highlighting the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.Convened under the theme of Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through entrepreneurship and innovation, the World Entrepreneurs Investment Forum (WEIF) 2017 seeks to leverage entrepreneurship and creative thinking to […]

Russia vetoes U.N. resolution to continue Syria chemical weapons investigation

BEIRUT — Russia used its veto power on the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday to block an extension of efforts by international inspectors to determine who was behind chemical weapons attacks that have killed scores of Syrian civilians.   Moscow’s veto decision was condemned by the United States, Britain and others as an attempt […]

Google wants to run cities without being elected

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, does not suffer from a lack of ambition. Its subsidiaries are tackling topics ranging from autonomous vehicles to smart homes, artificial intelligence to biotech life extension. So perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that Alphabet has decided it will plan, build, and run a city, too – well, part […]

IMF, World Bank push back against globalization’s detractors

The leaders of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank are vowing to fight climate change, combat income inequality and push back against rising populist skepticism over free trade and international collaboration.“We know from experience that international cooperation works — from reconstruction after World War II more than 70 years ago to fighting Ebola just […]

Kremlin Warns U.S.: ‘Negative Consequences’ if Trump Quits Iran Deal

Moscow warned on Monday there would be “negative consequences” if US President Donald Trump fails to uphold the landmark Iran nuclear deal negotiated by his predecessor.Trump is a fierce critic of the 2015 accord, which he has called “the worst deal ever”, and US officials say he intends to tell Congress next week that Tehran […]