Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities Offer Best Hope for Our Planetary Emergency — Global Issues

Alianza Ceibo, a 2020 Equator Prize winner, unites four indigenous peoples in their struggle to counter environmental degradation to protect over 20,000 square kilometers of primary rainforest across four provinces and 70 communities in the Ecuadorean Amazon. Credit: Mitch Anderson…

‘The king of electricity’: Solar outshines other power sources | Economy News

International Energy Agency says solar generators are cheaper than new coal- or gas-fired power plants in most countries. Solar output is expected to lead a surge in renewable power supply in the next 10 years, the International Energy Agency said,…

US forces hit Taliban with airstrikes in Helmand province

The Taliban “need to immediately stop their offensive actions in Helmand Province and reduce their violence around the country,” Leggett said in a statement on Twitter, quoting Gen. Scott Miller, the commander of the U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. Leggett said…

‘I have failed’: Kim Jong Un shows tearful side in confronting North Korea’s hardships

SEOUL:US North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared to shed tears at the weekend as he thanked citizens for their sacrifices, in the most striking demonstration yet of how he is relying on his “man of the people” persona to…

Coronavirus live news: Trump tests negative for Covid; WHO reports record new global cases | World news

Johnson & Johnson emphasized that so-called adverse events — illnesses, accidents, and other bad medical outcomes — are an expected part of a clinical study, and also emphasized the difference between a study pause and a clinical hold, which is…

Rights groups oppose China, Russia, Saudis on UN rights body

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Human rights groups are urging the U.N.’s 193 member nations to oppose seats on the world organization’s premiere rights body for China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Cuba and others because of their dismal rights records — but…

Women in Mali Play Critical Role in Preventing and Resolving Conflicts — Global Issues

The issue of women and peacekeeping has been especially crucial during the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown. But the COVID-19 pandemic has has had a great negative impact on women in Mali in their peace building efforts. Credit: William Lloyd-George/IPS…

‘Unethical’: WHO chief slams herd immunity as COVID-19 response | News

Tedros warns that herd immunity is a ‘scientifically and ethically problematic’ strategy for a pandemic. The World Health Organization chief has warned against suggestions by some to just allow COVID-19 to spread in the hope of achieving so-called herd immunity,…

Rising covid cases in Europe lead to new restrictions but no national lockdowns

In a statement to Parliament, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was trying to take a balanced approach — between the extremes of “shuttering our lives and our economy” and abandoning the fight. “We don’t want to go back…