While united in their concern over the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, none of the Nordic countries have yet joined the humanitarian pledge to fill the legal gap with respect to these weapons and international humanitarian law. Only in Norway is that option being debated, but NATO membership seems to place limits on the country’s ability to promote this cause.
Once Iran starts to supply the market with its surplus crude output, OPEC will be forced to adapt itself to protect the price, Parviz Mina, who served as a member of OPEC Long-Term Strategy Committee told.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pressed other European Union nations to do more to share the burden of this year's influx of migrants. Germany has taken more asylum-seekers than any other EU country.
Kazakhstan and the International Atomic Energy Agency have signed the agreement that establishes the international nuclear fuel bank on the territory of Kazakhstan to provide fuel to countries that do not possess their own uranium enrichment technologies and prevent nuclear proliferation.
Ceremony for the opening of the Joint Training and Evaluation Centre at the Krtsanisi Military Facility. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Garibashvili unveil the plaque.
Moscow said it sees the Estonian project of building a wall on the country's border with Russia as “senseless”, citing a lack of military threat to the small Baltic nation from its huge eastern neighbor.
How Budapest evades its migrants obligations.
The United Nations will mark its 70th anniversary when world leaders assemble next month at its headquarters in New York. Though there will be plenty of fanfare, it will inadequately reflect the UN’s value, not only as the most important political innovation of the twentieth century, but also as the best bargain on the planet. But if the UN is to continue to fulfill its unique and vital global role in the twenty-first century, it must be upgraded in three key ways.