Category Archives: News
UN climate talks end with no deal on carbon markets
15 December 2019 | Frank Jordans and Aritz Parra
Marathon international climate talks ended Sunday with major polluters resisting calls to ramp up efforts to keep global warming at bay and negotiators postponing the regulation of global carbon markets until next year. ...
Trump impeachment looms as US House committee approves charges
14 December 2019 | Susan Cornwell
Democrats in the US House of Representatives on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment by approving two charges against him over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democrat Joe Biden. ...
India protests spread over ‘anti-Muslim’ law
13 December 2019 | Anup Sharma and Jalees Andrabi
Protests in India against a new citizenship law that opponents say is anti-Muslim spread to other regions on Friday, a day after two people were shot dead by police in the northeast of the country, the epicentre of demonstrations. ...
Boris Johnson vows to get Brexit done after big election win
13 December 2019 | Alice Ritchie, Robin Millard and Phil Hazlewood
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson proclaimed a political "earthquake" Friday after his thumping election victory cleared Britain's way to finally leave the European Union after years of damaging deadlock over Brexit. ...
Tibetan mood warming up for 2021 elections
12 December 2019 | Lobsang Wangyal
The Chief Election Commissioner of the Central Tibetan Administration told Tibet Sun that the dates for the next elections are not yet fixed. According to election rules, the first round will have to be held by November 2020. ...
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims at top UN court
11 December 2019 | Danny Kemp and Jan Hennop
Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi rejected allegations of genocide against Myanmar in the UN's top court Wednesday, despite admitting the army may have used excessive force against Rohingya Muslims. ...
Indian Parliament passes contentious citizenship law, protests flare
11 December 2019 | Devjyot Ghoshal
India’s ruling Hindu nationalist government on Wednesday won parliamentary approval for a far-reaching citizenship law that critics say undermines the country’s secular constitution, as protests against the legislation intensified ...
China biggest jailer of journalists, as press dangers persist: watchdog
11 December 2019
At least 250 journalists are jailed around the world, with the largest number held in China, amid a growing crackdown by authoritarian regimes on independent media, a press watchdog group said Wednesday. ...
India’s lower house passes contentious citizenship bill
11 December 2019 | Glenda Kwek
India's lower house passed controversial legislation early Tuesday that will grant citizenship to religious minorities from neighbouring countries, but not Muslims, amid raucous scenes in parliament and protests in the country. ...
TCHRD calls on UN member-states to defend human rights
10 December 2019 | Lobsang Wangyal
The Tibetan rights group Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy called on the UN member-states to defend human rights by protecting civil society expression on world Human Rights Day. ...