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Moscow laying landmines in Ukraine: Kiev

Geneva - Kiev on Thursday charged that Russian troops were laying anti-personnel mines in Ukraine and had grabbed a Ukrainian stockpile of landmines used for training.
In the Media by AFP

Eighteen countries ratify UN treaty on arms trade

New York - A total of 18 countries filed documents Wednesday ratifying a UN treaty to regulate the $80-billion-a-year conventional arms trade.One year after the Arms Trade Treaty was adopted by the General Assembly, 31 countries have ratified it.
In the Media by AFP

US Congress is barrier to huge Atlantic, Pacific trade deals

Washington - President Barack Obama is running into stiff opposition from Democrats in the US Congress to his ambitions to craft huge trade deals spanning the Atlantic and Pacific.
In the Media by Jeremy Tordjman (AFP)

Whale hunt is on as Japanese whaling ships set sail for Antarctic

Using a clause in the International Whaling Commission (IWC) moratorium rules, Japan continues to engage in whaling in the Antarctic Ocean, under the guise of the Institute of Cetacean Research. The meat from this research is then sold in Japanese shops.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

UN agrees to global arms trade treaty

In a historical move by the UN, the organisation overwhelmingly approved legalisation that would regulate the global arms trade, worth up to eighty billion dollars a year.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 11 comments

Republicans turn their backs on disabled citizens Special

Washington - It seems hard to believe that a United Nations treaty that calls for those with disabilities to be treated equally could be something the US Senate would be against, but the unimaginable became a reality on Tuesday.
Digital Journal Report by Greta McClain - 20 comments

Rick Santorum suggests UN treaty 'crushes U.S. sovereignty'

Former U.S. senator and republican candidate for the 2012 presidency, Rick Santorum, has recently suggested that a UN treaty, if adopted by the American government, would lead to the end of American sovereignty.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Obama signed ACTA in violation of Constitution, say critics

In signing ACTA, President Barack Obama has again leapfrogged over the U.S. Constitution, critics charge. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was signed by the United States and several other countries on October 1 with little fanfare.
In the Media by Christine Mattice - 8 comments

Majority in Egypt want peace treaty with Israel scrapped

With the US State Department publicly urging Egyptians to retain the decades-old peace treaty with Israel, a new poll from the Pew Research Center says the majority in Egypt want to end the agreement.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 2 comments

Retired diplomat speaks on Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Special

Vancouver - On Tuesday March 22, Canada's World hosted a lecture with former Canadian Ambassador Paul Meyer at the downtown campus of the Simon Fraser University.
Digital Journal Report by Gibril Koroma
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