The Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, commonly referred to as the Fourth Geneva Convention and abbreviated as GCIV, is one of the four treaties of the Geneva Conventions. It was adopted in August 1949, and defines humanitarian protections for civilians in a war zone. There are currently […]
A White House climate initiative has boosted a quixotic search for the “cow of the future”, a next-generation creature whose greenhouse gas emissions would be cut by anti-methane pills, burp scanners and gas backpacks. Read More: Scientists seek climate-friendly cow of the future – FT.com.
The Arab League called on the United States on Wednesday to keep up efforts to salvage Middle East peace talks that are on the brink of collapse, blaming Israel for a crisis that has led Washington to evaluate its role in the negotiations. Read More: Arab League calls on U.S. to keep up efforts to […]
We’ve all been warned not to use the same password for email, Facebook, and Amazon. But that is exactly what every American does when it comes to our financial lives. We rely on the same nine-digit password for everything from loans to taxes: Social Security numbers. Read More: Is the end of Social Security numbers […]
Since 1991, the United Nations has overseen elections across the globe, in troubled regions like Libya, Cambodia and … Tennessee? After the Southern state passed a law requiring residents to show photo IDs to vote, the United Nations sent observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to monitor the 2012 presidential election […]
A veteran Los Angeles police sergeant is suing the city claiming he was discriminated against because of his Wiccan religion, weeks after his wife filed a similar lawsuit. Read More: Police Sgt. Sues City, Claims He Was Discriminated Against For Wiccan Religion « CBS Los Angeles.
The Millennium Development Goals were set as Earth entered the Third Millennium. Eight goals were set at the time on reducing poverty, improving infrastructures, providing access to healthcare and sanitation and increasing women’s rights. In a world which spends up to two trillion USD a year on weapons, where do we stand? Prepare to feel […]
Time is running out. This week, government officials and climate scientists from all over the world are meeting in Berlin, Germany, to finalize a U.N. study on climate change and its solutions. Read More: Climate Change Is Real: Just Ask the World Bank.