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A Itália ameaça fechar os seus portos a navios estrangeiros com mais migrantes

A Itália ameaça fechar os seus portos a navios estrangeiros com mais migrantes

As migrações não são uma questão de emergência, mas um problema estrutural.[…]

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175 countries sign Paris climate accord

175 countries sign Paris climate accord

As 175 world leaders signed the Paris Agreement at United Nations Headquarters today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the next critical step is to ensure that the landmark accord for global action on climate change enters into force as soon as possible. “Today is an historic day,” Mr. Ban told reporters at a press conference following […]

Aid to Syria’s besieged up since cease-fire began

Aid to Syria’s besieged up since cease-fire began

A new report says the United Nations and partners delivered badly needed medical and food supplies to about 150,000 people in besieged areas of Syria after a cease-fire that started last month led to a drop-off in fighting. UN convoys delivered supplies to people in 10 of 18 areas under siege and to thousands in […]

Turkey dismisses EU plan for refugees

Turkey dismisses EU plan for refugees

European plans to take in hundreds of thousands of refugees a year directly fromTurkey in return for Ankara closing the borders to further migration, have been dismissed as unworkable by a senior Turkish official, hampering the EU’s attempts to get to grips with the crisis. The official warned of a new “tsunami” of Syrian refugees […]

Sup. Tribunal dos EUA trava reformas ambientais

Sup. Tribunal dos EUA trava reformas ambientais

Uma das principais bandeiras da Administração Obama foi posta em causa esta semana pelo Supremo Tribunal dos Estados Unidos, ao bloquear temporariamente o ambicioso programa de redução de gases poluentes nas centrais termoeléctricas a carvão. Apesar de não ser definitiva, esta decisão indica que uma maioria de juízes conservadores está inclinada a travar a legislação […]

Greece says it “surpasses itself” in migrant crisis

Greece says it “surpasses itself” in migrant crisis

Greece has rejected criticism about the management of its borders, after the EU Commission said it had “seriously neglected its obligations”, activating a process that could lead to longer-term border checks in the Schengen area. “Greece surpasses itself in order to fulfil its obligations,” Greek government spokeswoman Olga Gerovasili said in a statement on Wednesday […]

Canada will fix its indigenous welfare program

Canada will fix its indigenous welfare program

Canada’s federal government has pledged to overhaul its broken First Nation child welfare program after a human rights body found it was racially discriminating against aboriginal youth by underfunding the system. Tuesday’s ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal is being called one of the most important rights decisions related to the country’s First Nations […]