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Monthly Archives: January 2014

The past year has seen a renewed spotlight turned on the commercial sex trade, as a number of countries reassess their laws against prostitution. The international attention garnered by these debates shifted to Canada this past December, when...

By T.S. Blanchard on Jan 31st, 2014

REDD (Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) is a U.N. program which uses financial incentives to encourage governments and companies in developing countries to offset their CO2 emissions, significantly reduce their greenhouse...

By Holly Brentnall on Jan 28th, 2014

With many countries suffering from unlivable social and economic conditions around the world, traditionally, Western democratic governments have been at the forefront of providing international aid. Read more →...

By Record on Jan 27th, 2014

It’s easy to forget how much water we use in a day, and in the past few weeks residents of Charleston, West Virginia have been reminded the hard way. Up to 300,000 residents have been told not to drink water due to a major chemical spill into...

After winning a contentious presidential election in April 2012, Macky Sall promised to bring universal health care to Senegal. In September 2012 Sall’s administration launched a universal health care program and pledged $3.1 million in funds...

By Record on Jan 23rd, 2014

Recent terror threats directed at the Olympics in Sochi, Russia have augmented levels of vigilance toward the games. December attacks in the city of Volgograd appeared to stoke further anxiety with the situation, elevating concerns about safety...

By Evan Luke on Jan 22nd, 2014

Recent concern over an influx of Europe-based rebel fighters in Syria led to a note in December from the office of EU Counter-terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove. Obtained by The Associated Press, the note called for improvements in the...

By Evan Luke on Jan 16th, 2014

A survey conducted by the Pew Research Center earlier this year found that people in almost all of the 38 countries surveyed perceived climate change to be the biggest threat facing their country. This concern is supported by an increasingly...

By Record on Jan 7th, 2014

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo a new United Nations Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) has helped government forces defeat M23 rebels. Read more →...

By Record on Jan 7th, 2014

One month after protests broke out across Israel over the controversial Prawer-Begin plan, Knesset officials have tabled the bill which would have displaced between 30,000 and 70,000 members of the Bedouin Arab ethnic group from the Negev desert...

By Record on Jan 6th, 2014