Brazil reduces top environment council, trims independents

Enviroment 05/30/19, 10:47

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is slashing the size of a body that oversees environmental policy, effectively reducing the role of non-governmental organizations.The decree issued Wednesday cuts the size of the National Council of the Environment from 100 to 21. It also eliminates 105 "alternate" members who traditionally have taken part ...

US expands ban on foreign aid to overseas abortion providers

Politics 03/26/19, 11:04

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday expanded the Trump administration's ban on U.S. aid to groups that promote or provide abortions to include organizations that comply with the rules but give money to others that don't. Pompeo also said the U.S. would cut some assistance to the Organization of America ...

Rights group: Egyptian activists targeted in phishing scams

Tech 03/06/19, 08:13

Dozens of Egyptian activists, rights defenders and journalists have been targeted by digital phishing attacks in the last two months, likely by their own government, an international rights group said Wednesday.Amnesty International said it analyzed dozens of suspicious emails and the attacks appear "to be part of a sustained campaign ...

Update: NGOs urge Europe to take in 12 stranded migrants

Europe 11/27/18, 11:58

The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local):5:55 p.m.__Three European non-governmental organizations are criticizing ongoing negotiations by the European Union to return to Libya 12 migrants rescued last week by a Spanish fishing vessel in the Central Mediterranean.The Nuestra Madre de Loreto trawler has been stranded in waters north ...

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