Jul 28 2016 Peru’s Kuczynski Takes Office With a Vow to Fight Inequality

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski took office as Peru’s president on Thursday, asking the opposition-controlled Congress to help him fight income inequality and ensure all Peruvians have access to running water, health care and free primary education.
The 77-year-old Oxford-educated former investment banker, deemed “elitist” by opponents in last month’s tight election, said he would modernize Peru with [...]

 

Jul 28 2016 Peru’s Kuczynski Takes Office With a Vow to Fight Inequality

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski took office as Peru’s president on Thursday, asking the opposition-controlled Congress to help him fight income inequality and ensure all Peruvians have access to running water, health care and free primary education.
The 77-year-old Oxford-educated former investment banker, deemed “elitist” by opponents in last month’s tight election, said he would modernize Peru with [...]

 

Jul 28 2016 Brazil’s Lula Contends His Rights Were Violated in Corruption Probe

Lawyers for Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva petitioned the United Nations on Thursday with allegations that his human rights had been violated in a corruption investigation.
Lula, once a leftist icon and Brazil’s most influential politician, is under investigation for allegedly benefiting from a kickback scheme at state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA, [...]

 

Jul 28 2016 Brazil’s Lula Contends His Rights Were Violated in Corruption Probe

Lawyers for Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva petitioned the United Nations on Thursday with allegations that his human rights had been violated in a corruption investigation.
Lula, once a leftist icon and Brazil’s most influential politician, is under investigation for allegedly benefiting from a kickback scheme at state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA, [...]

 

Jul 28 2016 Racism Prevents US from Living Up to Ideals, UN Rights Expert Says

Racism, and social and economic inequality are keeping the United States from living up to its ideals, including the right to freedom of assembly and association, a U.N. human rights expert says.
Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai reported on his 17-day trip to the U.S. Thursday, where he visited several large cities including Baltimore, Washington, New York [...]

 

Jul 28 2016 Racism Prevents US from Living Up to Ideals, UN Rights Expert Says

Racism, and social and economic inequality are keeping the United States from living up to its ideals, including the right to freedom of assembly and association, a U.N. human rights expert says.
Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai reported on his 17-day trip to the U.S. Thursday, where he visited several large cities including Baltimore, Washington, New York [...]

 

Jul 28 2016 China Unhappy That Seoul Accepted US Missile-Defense System

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says South Korea’s recent decision to deploy the United States’ Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile defense system harms the foundation of mutual trust between Beijing and Seoul.
Seoul asserts the missile shield’s presence is needed in response to North Korea’s provocative actions, and U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice [...]

 

Jul 28 2016 China Unhappy That Seoul Accepted US Missile-Defense System

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says South Korea’s recent decision to deploy the United States’ Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile defense system harms the foundation of mutual trust between Beijing and Seoul.
Seoul asserts the missile shield’s presence is needed in response to North Korea’s provocative actions, and U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice [...]

 

Jul 28 2016 Testing Confirms New, Rarely Seen Whale in Pacific Ocean

Genetic tests confirm that a mysterious, unnamed species of beaked whale only rarely seen alive by Japanese fishermen roams the northern Pacific Ocean, according to research published this week.
The testing shows the black whales, with bulbous heads and beaks like porpoises, are not dwarf varieties of more common Baird’s beaked whales, a slate-gray animal.
Japanese researchers [...]

 

Jul 28 2016 Testing Confirms New, Rarely Seen Whale in Pacific Ocean

Genetic tests confirm that a mysterious, unnamed species of beaked whale only rarely seen alive by Japanese fishermen roams the northern Pacific Ocean, according to research published this week.
The testing shows the black whales, with bulbous heads and beaks like porpoises, are not dwarf varieties of more common Baird’s beaked whales, a slate-gray animal.
Japanese researchers [...]

 
 
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