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This article is cross-posted on TheCommunity.com Authors: Jose Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Patron of WithOneSeed Andrew Mahar, CEO, Xpand Foundation As the aftermath of the US election fixes our attention internationally, and will continue to do so as we wait to see what happens next, the issue of climate change is only accelerating in urgency. We must not allow ourselves to lose focus, particularly on the climate talks currently underway in Marrakech (COP22)

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Donald Trump delivers his victory speech on November 9, 2016 Donald J. Trump is the president elect.

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US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on tour by Grand Imam Ali Mustafa Yaqub at the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta in 2010.

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Xi’s Political Allies Emerge

02Nov

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday – As Chinese President Xi Jinping received a potent boost to his status in the sixth plenum of the 18th Central Committee that concluded on Oct. 27, Xi’s close allies are emerging. Unless there is a rapidly changing situation in the future, Xi’s people are expected to hold a key position in the government for at least 10 years.

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Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, recently concluded a ten-day visit to Sri Lanka. She visited Colombo and a range of other locations

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The December 7, 2015 political agreement signed by the representatives of the General National Congress in Tripoli (Western Libya) and the House of Representatives in Tobruk (Eastern Libya), along with the cast of other ad hoc political figures and political party representatives, spearheaded by then-UN envoy Bernardino Leon , came to life with much ordeal and international praise. The reached accord, after years of negotiating back and forth, established a nine-member Presidential Council (PC) headed by a little known and colorless member of the House of Representatives, Mr.

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Asian Countries Declare War on Cigarettes

17Oct

By AsiaToday reporter Kim Ye-jin – Asian countries are taking measures against smoking. Japan’s health minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki said that the government will step up measures against passive smoking while seeking public understanding ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, reported NHK on Friday. Previously, the country’s Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry introduced passive smoking measures which completely ban indoor smoking at restaurants, hotels, and airports.

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Internet and Development: A Reality-Check

13Oct

How can we create a more inclusive Internet? What are the practical steps we can take to expand global connectivity? Last week, leaders from some of the Internet’s main organizations and businesses, together with the World Bank, gathered in Washington D.C

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Theresa May has finally spelt out the future of our country in her party conference speech. It will be hard Brexit

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