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Ministers - but few leaders - arrive for crucial part of climate talks

KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) - Brexit turmoil and French riots have kept many government chiefs away from the final and crucial week of U.N. climate talks, with only four national leaders present on Tuesday.

REUTERS - 2018-12-11 16:48:50

Boeing Delivers Fiji Airways ' First 737 MAX Airplane

Carrier Begins Modernization Of Single-Aisle Airplane Fleet With The First Of Five 737 MAXs. Boeing has delivered the first 737 MAX for Fiji Airways, which plans to use the fuel-efficient, longer-range version of the popular 737 jet to expand and modernize its single-aisle fleet.

AERO-NEWS NETWORK - 2018-12-04 07:00:00

New Zealand ramps up diplomatic presence in Pacific where China influence rising

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand will send 14 new diplomats to the Pacific region next year, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said on Tuesday, the latest move by Western governments to counter China's growing influence in the strategic region.

YAHOO! - 2018-12-04 03:57:49

The 14 lesser-known countries of the Asia Pacific

KATHMANDU, Dec. 3 -- The Asia Pacific Summit saw a participation of 45 countries -- from big nations to smaller, rarely known. The Asia Pacific region consists of Australia, Japan, Palau, Bangladesh, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Bhutan, Laos, Peru, Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, Burma, Maldives, Russ

MSN.COM - 2018-12-03 00:00:00

UAE General Civil Aviation Authority sign Air transport agreements with ‎Kiribati‏ and Vanuatu

DUBAI, 27 NOVEMBER 2018 (CENTRE FOR AVIATION) – The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), signed final agreements on air transport services with Kiribati and Vanuatu in Dubai to boost bilateral air relationships between UAE and the two countries.

FIJI TIMES - 2018-11-27 20:32:00

UAE 's General Civil Aviation Authority signs Agreement with BiH - Sarajevo Times

Saif Mohamed Al Suwaidi, director-general of the GCAA, who signed on behalf of the state, said, “These final agreements implementing the open sky policy aims to explore new prospects and line up with aviation development march for the national carriers to enhance cooperation and economic bonds betwe

T.CO - 2018-11-27 13:00:00

Chile to host Interpol session next year

At the closing ceremony, Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, handed the Interpol flag to Héctor Espinosa Valenzuela, director-general of the Chilean National Police, signifying that Chile will be the host of the 88th Interpol General Assembly next year.

MSN.COM - 2018-11-21 20:10:18

Air ‎Kiribati‏ files Dash 8 domestic operations in NW18

Launched earlier this year, Air Kiribati’s Dash8-100 aircraft also serves its sole international route,

ROUTESONLINE.COM - 2018-11-07 05:00:00

These Tiny Island Nations Are Leading the Fight Against Climate Change

The ongoing negotiations on how to implement the Paris Agreement aren’t going well. The world’s largest economies and top greenhouse emitters remain mired in decades-old arguments about who is responsible for addressing climate change and its impacts.

MSN.COM - 2018-12-13 19:16:19

Why Sustainable Infrastructure Should Be at the Heart of Discussions at the COP 24 in Katowice

Infrastructure must be a key focus of ongoing climate talks, not only due to its impact on GHG emissions, but also given the extraordinary opportunity it provides to exploit cross-cutting interlinkages for the fight against climate change.

IISD.ORG - 2018-12-13 07:00:00

Let 's talk about sex

Ask anyone what sex means and you will get any number of different responses. After all, it's a highly personal matter and can mean different things to different people. It is such a delicate and intimate topic that most people prefer to avoid the conversation altogether.

BANGKOK POST - 2018-12-09 21:30:00

UN passes 6 anti-Israel resolutions in one day , rejects Jewish ties to Jerusalem - Geller Report

Back in the 1980s, Ayn Rand said this about the United Nations:“Psychologically, the U.N. has contributed a great deal to the gray swamp of demoralization—of cynicism, bitterness, hopelessness, fear and nameless guilt—which is swallowing the Western world. But the communist [Islamic] world has gain

GELLERREPORT.COM - 2018-12-03 14:00:25

Interpol names South Korea 's Kim Jong-yang as new president

The US-backed Kim, Interpol’s acting president, was picked at a meeting of delegates from Interpol member nations in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, to replaceMeng Hongwei, who went missing in his native China in September.

ALARABIYA.NET - 2018-11-21 00:00:00

Kosovo 's bid to join Interpol fails , in victory for Serbia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kosovo failed in its bid to join Interpol on Tuesday in a vote held during the international law enforcement organization's annual general assembly in Dubai, dealing a blow to the country's efforts to boost recognition of its statehood.

AP - 2018-11-20 13:31:16

Kosovo 's bid to join Interpol rejected at agency 's assembly

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kosovo's bid to join Interpol failed on Tuesday during a vote at the body's annual general assembly, dealing a blow to the country's efforts to boost recognition of its statehood.

AP - 2018-11-20 11:31:03

40 Ways to Celebrate New Year Traditions Around the World

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. All hosted affiliate links follow our editorial policies. Did you know that more people celebrate New Years around the world than any other holiday? But, of course, that doesn’t mean that we all celebrate it in the same way.

GREEN GLOBAL TRAVEL - 2018-12-13 09:00:24

The Latest : German minister stresses future for coal workers

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) -- The Latest on U.N. climate talks in Poland (all times local):. Germany's environment minister says it's crucial to offer mining industry workers other options for a transition from coal to energy sources that don't contribute to global warming to succeed.

YAHOO! - 2018-12-11 20:40:48

FEATURE-Blockchain , AI hailed as new tools to protect high seas

SEATTLE, Nov 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Emerging technologies that can remotely monitor the high seas will be crucial to enforcing a proposed deal to preserve the biological diversity of the world’s oceans, researchers and campaigners said.

REUTERS - 2018-11-28 12:00:00

In 2015 , on June 30 , the Internet Broke down in One Second

Behind this clickbait catchphrase is a summary of the different time standards that exist nowadays, and a clarification of the differences between GMT, UTC, ... Of course time conflicts aren't something new or specifically related to the internet. For example, the Romans already had a 24-hours based

BAM.TECH - 2018-11-23 07:00:00

Further Reading

Interpol, the international police agency, has rejected Kosovo's membership for a third time, an outcome that the Balkan country said was disappointing and the United States described as a loss for "closing a critical security gap in the Balkans."

GLOBAL SECURITY - 2018-11-20 00:00:00