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    Ásia – Two Koreas agree to joint action on forest cooperation, pest control

    North and South Korea on Wednesday agreed to take joint action on forest disease and pest control on the inter-Korean border and to push forward with cooperation projects on forest composition and protection. The joint press statement follows a day of working-level talks between the two Koreas on forestry cooperation,...

    Oceania – Government pays $500K to widows

    The Government of Nauru has announced the payment of half a million dollars to widows who lost money when the Bank of Nauru closed in 2006. This forms part of the total $40 million Nauruans lost in the banking collapse. An initiative of President Waqa, Parliament approved the payment during...

    Oriente Médio – Several Small Tremors Rattle Northern Israel – Breaking Israel News

    Therefore, I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken out of its place, at the wrath of the LORD of hosts in the day of his fierce anger. Isaiah 13:13 (The Israel Bible™)A view of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) from Mt. Arbel. (Credit: Shutterstock)A...

    Américas – Happy 4th of July, America!

    Every country has a special day of celebration of their birth as an independent nation. Costa Rica, for instance, received its independence from Spain on September 15th, 1821. In America, July 4th, 1776, is celebrated as the day the original 13 colonies* claimed their independence from the British Empire....

    África – Greater Beirut Water Supply Project: Additional financing

    WASHINGTON, June 15, 2018 - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the following project:Lebanon - Greater Beirut Water Supply Project: Additional financingIBRD LOAN: US$ 90 million equivalentProject ID: P165711Final Maturity: 16 years, Grace Period: 4 yearsProject Description: The objective of the project is to increase the...

    Ásia – New Electoral Organizers appointed for Horowpothana and Ampara

    President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed two State Ministers as SLFP Electorate Organizers for Horowpathana and Ampara electoral divisions. State Minister of Mahaweli Development Weerakumara Dissanayake has been appointed as the Electoral Organizer of Horowpothana. Meanwhile, the State Minister of Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports Sriyani Wijewickrama was appointed as...

    Oceania – Town officer condemns vandalism and superstition after Vava‘u cemetery attack – Kaniva Tonga

    Vava Lapota, Neiafu Town Officer Neiafu town officer Vava Lapota has condemned the vandalism of a grave in Neiafu this afternoon. This is the third time the...

    Oriente Médio – no to sectarian alliances, Turkey meeting casual

    Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri. File photo. Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraq’s Sunni former parliament chief, Salim al-Jubouri, said Wednesday he rejects joining any political alliances on sectarian bases, stressing that a recent meeting of Iraqi Sunni powers in Turkey was “casual”. A statement by Jubouri’s office said the former parliament speaker “will...

    Américas – The News – Capital Media

    MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Powering forward with a decision that could reshape the Supreme Court for decades, President Donald Trump said Friday he will announce his choice to succeed retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on July 9. He added that two women are among his top candidates for the job.The...