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The United Nations on Monday revealed that the world is losing its mangroves at a faster rate than global deforestation, with the destruction of the coastal habitats costs billions in economic damages and impacting millions of lives. In a new report launched at the 16th Global Meeting of the Regional...

European Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship Ferdinando Nelli Feroci on Monday signed two agreements with Macedonia and Moldova formalizing the entry of both countries in the EU's Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Program (COSME) (2014-2020). COSME, with...

Spain's Constitutional Court on Monday suspended Catalonia's planned independence referendum after the Spanish government filed an appeal claiming that the planned vote violates the European country's constitution. Media reports quoted an unnamed court spokeswoman as saying that the Constitutional...

In the face of terrorist attacks on Christians and other minorities in the Middle East as well as other lethal crises, Pope Francis' representative at the General Assembly's high-level annual meeting on Monday called for a reinvigorated United Nations capable of deploying the necessary multilateral force...

The European Commission has adopted a new program for emergency market measures for perishable fruit and vegetables in the wake of the Russian ban on imports of certain European Union agricultural products, it was announced Monday. Worth up to EUR 165 million, the new scheme provides support to withdraw...

A new report by the United Nations labor agency on Monday warned that the Spanish economy requires "comprehensive" measures to boost lagging job creation and lower its rate of chronic unemployment, which is among the highest in Europe. In the report, entitled 'Spain: Growth with Jobs', the International...

An independent United Nations human rights expert said Monday there is not a single child who has not been adversely affected by the recent conflict in Gaza. At the end of his first mission to the region, Makarim Wibisono, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian...

The European Commission on Monday announced the launch of the first three development projects from the European Union multi-donor trust fund for the Central African Republic (CAR). The "Bekou" fund (which means "hope" in Sango, CAR's main language) was created in July by the European Commission,...

The US and partner-nation military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in Syria and Iraq using a mix of fighter and remotely piloted aircraft, the Pentagon said in a statement early Monday. US Central Command officials say that US and its allies involved...

The European Union and the United Nations have congratulated Ashraf Ghani on his inauguration as the new President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, stressing their full support for the country's new unity government. Ghani was sworn in as President at a ceremony held earlier on Monday in Kabul....

US airmen, together with representatives from the US Public Health Service, have delivered a modular medical treatment center as part of the US government effort to support humanitarian relief operations in Ebola-stricken African nations, the Pentagon said in a press release issued Monday. Airmen...

Irina Bokova, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), denounced the killing of three journalists reporting on an Ebola aid mission in south-eastern Guinea. "I condemn the killing of Facely Camara, Molou Cherif and Sidiki Sidibe," the UNESCO...

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced Friday that the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa has sickened over 6,500 people and killed more than 3,000. The UN health agency added that it is intensifying its cooperation with a wide range of partners trying to accelerate work...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday that defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) will require a long-term commitment by the United States and its allies on many fronts. He stressed that it will not be achieved by airstrikes alone. "This will not be an easy or brief effort,"...

The European Commission on Friday unveiled details of how the European Union will support reform efforts in the Western Balkans and Turkey for the next 7 years. According to a statement issued by the Commission, the funding agreed by the EU last year, totals EUR 11 billion and will be available through...