GENEVA, Switzerland, December 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- A UN report released Wednesday reveals that while Congolese authorities have taken some measures to ensure accountability for human rights violations committed during the electoral period in 2011, much remains to be done. The report calls for measures to be taken to ensure that upcom […]
LONDON, United-Kingdom, December 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- FCO Minister visits Kenya for its 50th anniversary of Independence. FCO Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, arrives in Nairobi later today for his second visit to Kenya. His visit will focus on Kenya's 50th anniversary of Independence celebrations, at which he will represent […]
WASHINGTON, December 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE SUBJECT: Delegation of Authority Under Section 506(a)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as Amended By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, Unite […]
WASHINGTON, December 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Kenya to attend the 50th Anniversary of the Republic of Kenya on December 12, 2013. The Honorable Robert F. Godec, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Kenya, will lead the delegation. Member […]
BERLIN, Germany, December 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Außenminister Guido Westerwelle trifft heute, Mittwoch den 11.12.2013, den Staatspräsidenten von Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. Neben den bilateralen Beziehungen zwischen Mali und Deutschland stehen die innenpolitische Stabilisierung in Mali, insbesondere die Versöhnung mit dem Norden, so […]
NEW YORK, December 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by reports a Malian website based in Paris has been threatened by Mali's government after posting an Associated Press (AP) story today implicating Malian soldiers in extrajudicial killings. The editor of the news portal Maliactu, Sega Diarrah […]
WASHINGTON, December 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC December 10, 2013 On behalf of the American people, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Burkina Faso on the 53rd anniversary of your independence on December 11. The United States and Burkina Faso share a commitment […]
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, December 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Regional Task Force (RTF) of the African Union-led Regional Cooperation Initiative for the Elimination of the Lord's Resistance Army (RCI-LRA) continues to register progress in the fight against the LRA, notably in the Central African Republic (CAR). On 6 December 2013, ni […]
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, December 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- All media are invited to the press stake-out following the closing of the All Inclusive Peace and Security in Darfur Technical Workshop that will take place on Thursday, 11 December 2013, at 16:00 hours, at Radisson Blu Hotel, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The African Union-United Nati […]
GENEVA, Switzerland, December 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- After deadly attacks and threats inside hospitals in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today called on all parties to the conflict to allow the wounded and sick to […]
TUNIS, Tunisia, December 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- A new publication, Financial Inclusion in Africa, released today by the Complex of the Chief Economist of the African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) finds that for sustained and inclusive development to thrive, a great deal of innovation is needed to ensure that appropriate […]
BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, December 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Two years after South Sudan's independence, MEPs call on the EU and the international partners to maintain their commitment to development and state-building and to human security for all South-Sudanese people, in a resolution passed on Tuesday. MEPs call also on the So […]
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, December 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Tigo Tanzania (http://www.tigo.co.tz) has won the Highly Commended Award under the Best Network Improvement category, awarded by global mobile association - GSMA during the continent's prestigious and largest annual communications Congress & Exhibition, Africa Com, held […]
NAIROBI, Kenya, December 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Today, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) (http://www.agra.org) announced a five-year project that seeks to increase incomes of smallholder farmers through the creation of an enabling policy environment in Africa. The initiative –Micro Reforms for African Agribusiness (M […]
GENEVA, Switzerland, December 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- On 4 December 2013, the IOM African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) from Moshi, Tanzania, completed a seven day Training-of-Trainers on humanitarian border management (HBM) in Kisangani, the capital of Province Orientale of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). DRC is the first […]
GENEVA, Switzerland, December 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- IOM is providing emergency operational assistance for those affected by fighting in the Central African Republic, where communal fighting has convulsed the country, claimed at least 400 lives and cause widespread displacement in the past week. Families are sleeping out in the open sc […]
GENEVA, Switzerland, December 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- IOM today joins the global community in paying tribute to global icon, Nelson Mandela, with its Director General William Lacy Swing joining thousands of global dignitaries who have come to South Africa to pay last respects to the legendary South African leader. Ambassador Swing, who […]
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, December 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The African Union-United Nations Joint Chief Mediator for Darfur, Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has strongly urged the Darfur non-signatory movements to explore ways to move the peace process forward, stating that the only way to end the conflict in Darfur is through a peaceful and nego […]
TOKYO, Japan, December 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- 1. Upon receiving the news of the passing of H.E. Mr. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, former President of the Republic of South Africa, the Government of Japan expresses its deepest condolences to the bereaved family and the Government and the people of the Republic of South Africa. 2. Former Pre […]
BERLIN, Germany, December 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Michael Georg Link, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office, is travelling to New York today (Monday) for talks at the United Nations. His agenda will include attending a session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals. The group develops proposals on what globa […]
Capt. Francesco Schettino abandoned the cruise liner Costa Concordia after it wrecked in 2012 while hundreds were still on board, according to testimony and recorded phone calls played in a court in Grosetto, Italy, on Monday.
Spies with surveillance agencies in the United States and United Kingdom may have spent time undercover as orcs and blood elves, infiltrating video games like "World of Warcraft" in a hunt for terrorists "hiding in plain sight" online.
Today, in a closely watched vote, Uruguay lawmakers approved a proposal to make recreational marijuana legal for adults and to regulate its production, distribution and sale. Once it's signed by President Jose Mujica, who initiated the proposal, Uruguay will be the first nation in the world to fully legalize the drug.
As the National Transportation Safety Board begins public hearings on Wednesday into the crash of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 in San Francisco in July, one question is certain to keep popping up: Have pilots become too dependent on computer systems to fly their airplanes?
This week, Time magazine named Miley Cyrus a finalist for Person of the Year, the annual award bestowed on the person editors think has "most affected the news and our lives, for good or ill, and embodied what was important about the year." A true testament to the global influence of twerking, she was the only nominee from the entertainment industr […]
It feels like a rerun of the Orange Revolution. Similar to late 2004 when hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians took to the streets to protest what they saw as a fraudulent presidential election, mass demonstrations have been taking place ever since the government in Kiev suspended an association and trade agreement with the European Union some days ago.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan budget deal announced in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, though modest in its spending cuts, would end three years of impasse and fiscal instability in Washington that culminated in October with a partial government shutdown.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Podesta, a former White House chief of staff who is to join President Barack Obama's team as an adviser, is recusing himself from the Keystone XL pipeline issue, a White House aide said on Tuesday.
BOSTON (Reuters) - Eastern Massachusetts voters elected a Democratic state senator as their newest representative in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday in a special election to fill the seat formerly held by now-Senator Edward Markey, according to local media reports.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. banks will no longer be able to make big trading bets with their own money after regulators finalized on Tuesday a rule shutting down what was a hugely profitable business for Wall Street before the credit crisis.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Budget negotiators in the Congress have reached an agreement on Tuesday that, if approved by the House and Senate, could restore some order to the nation's chaotic budget process and avoid another government shutdown on January 15.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. banks will no longer be able to make big trading bets with their own money after regulators on Tuesday finalized the Volcker rule and shut down what was a hugely profitable business for Wall Street before the credit crisis.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic-led U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed the first two of President Barack Obama's stalled nominees since it stripped Republicans last month of their power to block the approvals with procedural hurdles known as filibusters.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration's appeal to Congress to hold off on imposing more sanctions on Iran won key support on Tuesday when the chairman of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee said he would not back new legislation at this time.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appealed to skeptical U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday not to impose new sanctions on Tehran while the United States seeks to negotiate a comprehensive agreement with Iran to curb its nuclear program.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration could secure "fast-track" trade promotion authority from Congress early next year, a leading lawmaker said on Tuesday, handing it the means to secure two big new trade deals.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is 'nowhere near' deciding to pull out all troops from Afghanistan at the end of 2014, a top U.S. official said on Tuesday, despite mounting frustration President Hamid Karzai has not signed a security deal allowing the military to remain there after next year.
ON BOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - Members of a uniquely exclusive club had dinner together at a uniquely exclusive venue on Tuesday: President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, hosted former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, for a meal on Air Force One.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) - Washington's full congressional delegation pleaded with Boeing Co on Tuesday to keep its next-generation jetliner in the state as rival states made their own pitches to lure the 777X in a contest worth billions of dollars.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate is likely to vote next week on President Barack Obama's choice of Janet Yellen to be the next chief of the Federal Reserve, a senior Senate Democratic aide said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Representative Mel Watt's nomination to lead the agency that regulates taxpayer-owned mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac looked set for final approval on Tuesday after clearing a hurdle in the U.S. Senate.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The lead agricultural negotiators in the U.S. Congress said on Tuesday that a new bill would not be completed before January as Democrats and Republicans struggle to reach a compromise on sticking points such as funding for food stamps.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Senate panel hearing on President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Internal Revenue Service was set to resume Wednesday after it was abruptly halted on Tuesday at a Republican senator's request, committee aides said.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Podesta, a former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, is returning to the White House to advise President Barack Obama as he struggles to regain his footing after the flawed healthcare law rollout.
Washington (Reuters) - After almost four years of allegations that two related helicopter companies in Lithuania and Russia were doing substandard work and should be banned from new contracts, the Pentagon continued to give them business, according to interviews and documents seen by Reuters.
He was loved and admired the world over, profiled in books and movies, and showered with awards and accolades. But even the the most public of personalities have little-known facts buried in their biographies.