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Guess which country is least concerned about climate change?

Climate change and global warming are part of the everyday lexicon, despite the causes and extent of the "change" being disputed. Across different countries concern varies. Perhaps surprisingly one leading nation is least concerned of all.

UEFA launches Nations League

Astana - European countries on Thursday voted to launch a Nations League tournament in 2018 to run parallel to the World Cup and European Championship.The 54 UEFA countries will be divided into divisions with promotion and relegation and offer an extra chance t...

Europe to get new League of Nations

Astana - UEFA will on Thursday approve a new "League of Nations" tournament for European countries alongside the World Cup and European Championship, officials said.

Vulnerable France looking for direction as World Cup nears

More than two years since Philippe Saint-Andre took charge, France do not seem to know where they are heading as the 2015 World Cup approaches, having used nearly a dozen halfback pairings an...

Tuilagi named in England squad to face Italy

England have named center Manu Tuilagi in their squad for the Six Nations game against Italy in Rome on Saturday.

Pictorial Display of First Nations Protest Against FIPPA Special

Vancouver - On June 5, 2013, some First Nations citizens held a public meeting or rally in downtown Vancouver to protest against the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPPA) signed by the federal government and the government of China.

Op-Ed: Our world depends on American heroes

Baker City - I think an American hero means different things to millions of people around the world who depend upon the United States to help aid them or install freedom and democracy in their country.

12 Southern African Nations Exercise New Standby Force

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has expressed its satisfaction with the regional grouping’s first military standby force exercise, codenamed Exercise Golfinho.

Four European Nations Call For New EU Body To Supervise Banks

Four major European nations agreed Saturday to set up within the European Union a body to supervise banks as part of their efforts to stem the spread of the financial turmoil.

UN warns it cannot afford to feed the world

Rising food prices have forced the United Nations to announce that it can no longer afford to help the 90 million people it has helped for each of the past five years on its budget.

Convention Of Trade In Endangered Species Opens As Ivory Stock Is Shipped Out The Night Before

Yesterday, I wrote a piece about the plight of the thousands of elephants which flock to Chad every year and how they are being slaughtered still for their ivory. Today, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) summit opens

Will the 20-Year Ban For Whale Hunting Be Lifted?

On Monday 75 nations will gather to begin talks, critical to whale conservation amid political pressure to lift the 20 year ban on the commercial hunting of these gentle giants.

Op-Ed: G7 Financial Ministers Look to Fossil Fuel Alternatives, But Nuclear Power is a Pandora’s Box

The G7, an entity comprised of the world's leading industrialized nations, endorses nuclear power as a way to alleviate the addiction to fossil fuels and mitigate global warming. However, can nuclear power be implemented on a world wide scale?

UN urges EU to help Roma children

According to a Unicef report, about 1 million Roma children in Southeast Europe remain without documents or decent healthcare.

Update: Canadian forces deliver books to remote First Nations reserves

The Canadian forces delivered supplies and used books to two remote First Nations communities today by parachute.

US, Russia, Israel refuse Ban on Cluster Bombs

Dozens of countries pushing for a worldwide ban on cluster bombs met in Oslo on Thursday for two days of talks, but key nations Israel and the United States were noticeable by their absence.

Canadian Forces delivers one hundred thousand books to northern Ontario First Nations

It is a military mission to bring the joy of reading to children in Ontario's First Nations. One hundred thousand books are on their way north.

Darfur police Assault UN Workers after raid on Party

The United Nations says five of its staff have been assaulted by police in Sudan's Darfur region.

New UN chief sets Darfur priority

New UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has begun work with a pledge to pay the highest attention to the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region.

Ban Ki-moon sworn in as UN chief

South Korea's Ban Ki-moon has been sworn in as the next UN secretary general at a ceremony in New York.

United Nations Says Broadband Vital To Business

Broadband is now as important as any other crucial utility to a companies survival.
 

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The flags of the competing nations are paraded through the stadium during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium.
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