UN agriculture agency chief calls on world’s mayors to make ‘global commitments local realities’

At a time of rapid urbanization, cities face challenges that are global in nature but require “the full engagement of local authorities” for multilateral solutions, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency told a special gathering of mayors on Tuesday. source https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/02/1033121

Commission hits back at Hungarian government’s ‘fake news’ campaign

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The European Commission reproached on Tuesday a media campaign launched by The day after Hungary’s stridently Eurosceptic government launched a previously unprecedented campaign attack against European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and billionaire philanthropist George Soros, the EU struck with a […]

Cuba denies military in Venezuela, charges U.S. readies intervention

Cuba denied on Tuesday it has security forces in Venezuela and charged the statements were part of an orchestrated campaign of lies paving the way for military intervention in the South American country. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-cuba/cuba-denies-military-in-venezuela-charges-u-s-readies-intervention-idUSKCN1Q82T4?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

UK’s Hammond says no-deal Brexit would be ‘mutual calamity’

A no-deal Brexit would be a “mutual calamity” for Britain and the European Union that would deliver a sharp blow to the British economy, Finance Minister Philip Hammond said on Tuesday. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-hammond/uks-hammond-says-no-deal-brexit-would-be-mutual-calamity-idUSKCN1Q82UK?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Trump ‘in no rush’ on North Korea denuclearization as envoy heads to finalize summit plans

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he wants North Korea to end its nuclear program, but has no pressing time schedule for this, as he dispatched his special envoy to finalize preparations for a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-in-no-rush-on-north-korea-denuclearization-as-envoy-heads-to-finalize-summit-plans-idUSKCN1Q82RY?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Beijing’s top man in Hong Kong hails new era of patriotism and rationality, urging lawmakers to work with him on sovereignty, security and development

Beijing’s top official in Hong Kong has hailed a new era of patriotism and rationality in the city, while urging lawmakers to continue working with the central government.Hosting a gathering for the pro-establishment camp at his office in Sai Wan, Wang Zhimin, the director of the central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong, also called […]