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Southeast Europe faces dramatic population drop, U.N. warns Dramatic falls in population in Southeast Europe as young people seek opportunities abroad are threatening the ability of countries in the region to maintain vital social services, the United Nations warned on Monday. According to the latest U.N. projecti
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Going Overboard? Shipping Rules Seen Shifting Pollution From Air to Sea From January 2020, the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) will ban ships from using fuels with a sulphur content above 0.5%, compared with 3.5% now
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Understanding climate change science on oceans and the cryosphere The United Nations panel dedicated to reviewing the science of climate change recently released a dense new report focused on the ocean and cryosphere. Mainstreet Halifax took a unique approach to understanding what the report had to say.
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UPDATE 1-U.S., UK and Norway urge South Sudan to meet deadline for transitional government The United States, the United Kingdom and Norway urged political parties in South Sudan to meet a Nov. 12 deadline to form a transitional government. South Sudans main opposition leader told a visiting United Nations Security Council delegation on Sunday
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This is oil country: Newly painted Greta Thunberg mural defaced A mural of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has been defaced with pro-oil and derogatory messages days after it was created.The vast artwork appears to depict the Swedish campaigner during her United Nations speech last month when she criticised wo
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South Sudan's Machar says unlikely to be part of unity government by Nov. 12 South Sudan's main opposition leader told a visiting United Nations Security Council delegation on Sunday that he will not be part of a unity government next month, dashing the prospects of progress in a stalled peace process.
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South Sudan's Machar says unlikely to be part of unity govt by Nov. 12 South Sudan's main opposition leader told a visiting United Nations Security Council delegation on Sunday that he will not be part of a unity government next month, dashing the prospects of progress in a stalled peace process. Former rebel leader Riek Mac
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US says it recently paid cash-strapped UN $180 million The United States said Friday it has paid the United Nations $180 million toward its annual dues and expects to make another payment of $96 million within the next few weeks, which should help ease the U.N.'s worst cash crisis in nearly a decade. U.S. dep
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Indigenous communities face 'abhorrent' housing conditions, UN report finds The United Nations' special rapporteur on adequate housing presented a new report to the General Assembly Friday highlighting the struggle of Indigenous communities around the world in attaining safe and secure housing.
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UN reports September was deadliest month for Yemen civilians UNITED NATIONS September was the deadliest month for civilians in war-torn Yemen this year but violence has lessened very recently and there are signs of hope, UN officials said Thursday. UN envoy Martin Griffiths cautioned in a briefing to the Security C
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