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Taiwan to host international tea ceramics exhibition in Antwerp

Taiwan to host international tea ceramics exhibition in Antwerp

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Taiwan is a place with a rich tea culture. Through the centuries, the tea bowl or chawan has witnessed many cultural changes, political upheavals, and new manufacturing techniques. That is the reason why tea ceramics have a wide variety of styles, shapes and colors. Taiwan will host the 17th edition of the International Chawan Expo, […]

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UN examines how EU supports rights of persons with disabilities

UN examines how EU supports rights of persons with disabilities

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last week, EDF and its members were in Geneva and took part in the examination of the EU by the UN Expert Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. On 27-28 August, the UN Committee held a Constructive Dialogue with the EU delegation on the EU’s work on the UN Convention on the Rights […]

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Effective and affordable cancer treatments are one step nearer

Effective and affordable cancer treatments are one step nearer

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

By European Alliance for Personalised Medicine Executive Director Denis Horgan Scientists are getting very excited about immuno-oncology (I-O) which its proponents say will revolutionize cancer care. A new class of drug has arrived that is designed to encourage the body’s own immune system to attack malignant cells.  The World Health Organization has predicted that the […]

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Thailand military-backed constitution faces growing protest

Thailand military-backed constitution faces growing protest

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Opposition is mounting against the new military-backed constitution in Thailand which critics have condemned as “undemocratic” and a way to help the coup-leaders to remain in power.  According to a new legal analysis by Thai lawyers, the draft constitution not only contains provisions that infringe democracy but also flagrantly turns direct democracy into an additional […]

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Migrants crisis in Europe

Migrants crisis in Europe

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Today (1 September), European Commission Vice President Timmermans and Commissioner Avramopoulos are visiting the Calais migrants crisis. They are both continuing their European Borders Tour to Kos (Greece) next Friday, to Traiskirchen (Austria) and Rosenheim (Germany) on 7 September. A few  days ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that Germany will not return Syrian refugees […]

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Organization of International War Crimes Prosecutors posthumously awards Sergei Magnitsky with 2015 Joshua Heintz Humanitarian Award

Organization of International War Crimes Prosecutors posthumously awards Sergei Magnitsky with 2015 Joshua Heintz Humanitarian Award

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of the world’s most prestigious individual achievement prizes, the Joshua Heintz Humanitarian Award for distinguished service to mankind and achievement in the field of international justice, has been awarded posthumously to Sergei Magnitsky. The award was presented at the International Humanitarian Dialogs, an annual assembly of current and former prosecutors at international war crimes […]

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Kazakhstan for UN Security Council

Kazakhstan for UN Security Council

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The international esteem in which Kazakhstan’s  foreign policy is held, marked by its profound devotion to peace and sustainable development, active non-proliferation, energy security , and further rapprochement between East and West, has encouraged the leadership of the country to bid for UN Security Council membership in 2017-2018. President Nursultan Nazarbayev addressed this endeavour as […]

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