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Experts in the field of cyber-crime on Friday, urged strong partnerships between the public and private sectors to create a safer digital landscape, at the United Nations Crime Congress under way in Doha, Qatar. "Cybercrime has become an established threat to the security of States and individuals...

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) on Friday appealed for $30 million in aid to carry out life-sustaining assistance to 18,000 civilians from besieged Yarmouk refugee camp, including 3,500 children. The appeal for $30 million is part of the UNRWA Syria Crisis...

Speaking at World Bank's annual spring meetings in Washington, D.C. on Friday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that the "last mile" on the road to eradicating the Ebola epidemic may be the toughest. While indicating important progress over recent months in fighting the epidemic, Ban said,...

Skidmore-041715.jpg While recent polls have shown Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker performing well in potential Republican primaries, the results of a new Marquette Law School survey suggest that his presidential ambitions may be weighing on his approval rating in his home state.

USCapitol-Trade-041715.jpg Leaders of the tax-writing committees in both the House and Senate announced an agreement Thursday on legislation that would help clear the way for President Barack Obama to complete an historic multi-national trade agreement.

International Campaign For Tibet said on Friday that In its most recent annual Tibet Negotiations Report to Congress, the State Department notes that "The Dalai Lama's representatives and Chinese officials from the United Front Work Department have not met directly since the ninth round of dialogue in...

For one week in late April, more than 200 experts from 70 countries and five international organizations will gather at IAEA headquarters to discuss the latest trends related to assessment and prognosis in response to a nuclear or radiological emergency. The International Experts Meeting (IEM) on...

LeadingIndicatorIndex-041715.jpg The Conference Board released a report Friday morning showing a continued increase by its index of leading U.S. economic indicators in the month of March, although the index rose by less than economists had expected.

CONSUMER-RETAIL_17Apr15.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. has improved by more than expected in the month of April, according to a report released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The report showed that the preliminary reading on the consumer sentiment index for April came in at 95.9.

walmart-041715.jpg Earlier this week, retail giant Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. temporarily closed five stores and laid off 2,200 workers, citing an unusual reason - "recurring plumbing problems." Wal-Mart said these stores apparently have plumbing issues that require extensive repairs, which will take about six months to complete.

CPI-041715.jpg While the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing another modest increase in U.S. consumer prices in the month of March, prices rose by slightly less than economists had anticipated.

After extraordinary science findings and technological innovations, a NASA spacecraft launched in 2004 to study Mercury will impact the planet's surface, most likely on April 30, after it runs out of propellant. NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft...

The ninth round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the European Union and the United States will take place in New York from 20-24 April. During the 9th round, the US will host a stakeholder forum on Thursday, during which EU and US negotiators will...

germanwingmemoria-041715.jpg Germany organized a national memorial service for the Germanwings crash victims. The ecumenical service at the Cologne Cathedral was attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Joachim Gauck, Spanish Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez, Germanwings Chief Carsten Spohr and more than 1400 people from around the world.

NATO has reiterated that its missile defense system is not designed or directed against Russia, but at the same time vowed that the military alliance will defend all Allies against any threat. NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu was responding to a number of misleading and incorrect statements about NATO,...

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