Thai protesters give PM three days to quit

BANGKOK: Thai protesters on Wednesday gave Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha a three-day deadline to resign or face further protests, but the leader who made the announcement was arrested within two hours. Prayuth had said earlier that he was ready to lift the emergency measures he imposed last week to stop the protests in order to […]

The plight of domestic workers in Brazil

Opinion by Waldeli Melleiro, Christoph Heuser (São Paulo, Brazil) Wednesday October 21, 2020 Inter Press Service SAO PAULO, Brazil, October 21 (IPS) – Waldeli Melleiro is project manager in the Brazilian office of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and Christoph Heuser is the resident representative of the FES Brazil office. put to the test as the coronavirus pandemic […]

Questions and Answers: Harold D’Souza, Survivor of Human Trafficking: “The perpetrators are more aggressive than ever”

Harold D’Souza by Anna Shen (New York) Wednesday October 21, 2020 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, October 21 (IPS) – The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues: As more people around the world lose their livelihoods, human trafficking is on the rise. Support services for survivors were closed and past gains to combat them were […]

Analysis: Biden’s Presidency Could Reduce Slow Recovery in Oil Exports from Iran and Venezuela

By Timothy Gardner, Marianna Parraga and Bozorgmehr Sharafedin WASHINGTON / MEXICO CITY / LONDON (Reuters) – The return to diplomacy promised by Joe Biden, Democratic presidential candidate, with OPEC members Iran and Venezuela, could pave the way for their exports to return of oil if he wins, but not before at least several months of […]

Food security hits the global agenda

Women farmers irrigate crops of onions and other vegetables. They participate in a special program to improve food security in Senegal. Credit: FAO Opinion by Mario Lubetkin (Rome) Wednesday October 21, 2020 Inter Press Service Mario Lubetkin is Assistant Director-General at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) ROME, October 21 (IPS) […]

Outrage in Nigeria after peaceful protesters shoot: Live News

The unrest is spreading in Lagos a day after witnesses and human rights groups said soldiers opened fire on a crowd protesting against police brutality. The unrest spread to Lagos on Wednesday, a day after witnesses and rights groups said army soldiers opened fire on a crowd of peaceful protesters defying the curfew during protests […]

Asbestos, a Canadian mining town, votes to detoxify its name

“They were heroes and were very proud of their work and their community because of it,” she said. Many historians agree that a long and violent labor strike at the mine in 1949 was the start of great political, economic and social changes in Quebec, known as the Quiet Revolution. The Jeffrey Mine officially closed […]

Pakistan will not be able to escape FATF gray list: Afghan lawmaker – Times of India

WASHINGTON: Despite high-level diplomacy, hiring a leading lobbying firm and offering its influence with the Taliban in the United States to reduce violence in Afghanistan, Pakistan will not be able to escape the gray list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), said Mariam Solaimankhail, member of the Afghanistan parliament. The FATF, the global watchdog […]

Family mask: “Open Seventeen – Supporting next generation leaders innovate for a sustainable post-pandemic world”

HONG KONG, October 21, 2020 / PRNewswire / – The Open Seventeen (“O17”) is a challenge-based interactive online coaching program to help young global innovators connect and turn great ideas into viable social innovation projects. O17 supports projects that enable grassroots public participation and citizen science through the use of open data and crowdsourcing. Family […]

Family mask: “Open Seventeen – Supporting next generation leaders innovate for a sustainable post-pandemic world”

HONG KONG, October 21, 2020 / PRNewswire / – The Open Seventeen (“O17”) is a challenge-based interactive online coaching program to help young global innovators connect and turn great ideas into viable social innovation projects. O17 supports projects that enable grassroots public participation and citizen science through the use of open data and crowdsourcing. Family […]