Venezuela Lobbies United Nations to Condemn US Intervention

Venezuela Lobbies United Nations to Condemn US Intervention

(offgridweb.com) DW-USA.On Venezuela’s Day of Protest that occurred August 16th of this year, members of the activist community and the Venezuelan government signed a letter to be presented to the United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres. José Luis Pestana, a minister in the Venezuelan government, commented on the event, “The President of the United States, […]

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Suspends Amazon Fund

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Suspends Amazon Fund

(A. Penner/AP) DW-USA.As a result of increased deforestation under President Jair Bolsonaro, several major donors have suspended finances to the Amazon Fund, a mechanism meant to assist Brazil in maintaining the Amazon rainforest. With the fund’s major sources of finances drying up, the organization has been temporarily suspended. Norway and Germany, the fund’s primary benefactors, […]

China Under Fire by the U.S. for Treatment of Minorities

China Under Fire by the U.S. for Treatment of Minorities

DW-USA.Earlier in August, the Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. In this meeting, the representatives discussed an array of subjects such as the denuclearization of North Korea. However, Secretary Pompeo also expressed serious concerns over Chinese treatment of minorities, an issue widely reported on […]

South Korea-Japan Economic Rivalry Heats up in Recent Weeks

South Korea-Japan Economic Rivalry Heats up in Recent Weeks

(Photo/Flickr user Republic of Korea) DW-USA.In the last two months, a thick tension has generated between the Republic of South Korea and Japan. Japan recently decided to remove Korea from their coveted whitelist, a group of nations who participate in preferential trade with Japan. According to Korean President Moon Jae-in, “We suggested to the Japanese […]

Japan’s Exports Lagging but Economy Seeing Improvement

Japan’s Exports Lagging but Economy Seeing Improvement

(AFP Photo/Toshifumi Kitamura) Dw-Usa.For eight consecutive months, Japanese exports have fallen. As the third-largest economy in the world, Japan is being hit hard by the US-China Trade War, which has disrupted supply chains and investment. In conjunction with the trade war, a global economic slow-down has significantly affected Japanese trade. On July 23rd, Prime Minister […]

Fico d’india, oro di Sicilia

Fico d’india, oro di Sicilia

Dw-Roma.Fra i frutti che la terra di Sicilia ha accolto e ha fatto propri, il Fico d’india è quello che più di tutti la rappresenta meglio. Oggi è una delle piante più conosciute e rappresentative dell’Isola. La pianta di Fico d’india ed il suo frutto sono sin dall’antichità considerati simboli carichi di significato. Le sue […]

Swedish Government to Issue Green Bonds

Swedish Government to Issue Green Bonds

(swedensustainability.com) Swedish DW-USA.Starting in 2020, the Swedish National Debt Office will begin issuing green bonds. The sale of these bonds, sometimes called environmental bonds, will be used to specifically fund Swedish projects focused on sustainable investments. The money will go to improve Sweden’s climate and environmental initiatives, although the particulars of allocation have not been […]

Norway’s UN Ambassador Elected to Lead United Nations Council Focused on Sustainable Development

Norway’s UN Ambassador Elected to Lead United Nations Council Focused on Sustainable Development

(Eskinder Sebebe/UN Photo) DW-USA. Mona Juul, Norway’s Ambassador to the United Nations, was elected President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in June of this year. Ambassador Juul is the former Ambassador to Israel and played a key role in the 1993 Oslo Accords, a groundbreaking peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian […]

Finland Accepts Relocated Asylum Seekers Rescued from the Mediterranean

Finland Accepts Relocated Asylum Seekers Rescued from the Mediterranean

(© Adobe Stock)Dw-USA. In June, 2019, The Finish Government agreed to accept 8 more refugees recovered from the Mediterranean. Originally, Italy housed these refugees from West Africa. However, as the Italians have received a disproportionately large number of migrants due to their geography, other members of the EU have needed to bear the weight. To […]