April

U.S. and Russia reopen nuke talks as peace movement warns of NATO war danger

The United States and Russia announced jointly April 1 that they are aiming to put a new nuclear arms treaty in place before the existing one expires in December.

Madonna defends decision on 2nd adoption in Malawi

Madonna denied accusation that she is using her fame to speed up the adoption process of a second Malawian child, insisting that she's committed to maintaining a connection to adopted son David's root, her spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

Sex workers rally against new crime bill

Sex workers smothered London's Piccadilly Circus in red umbrellas on Tuesday to protest against the criminalisation of their profession. Scores of workers from the nearby Soho district gathered at the Eros statue in the heart of the capital, stopping traffic to highlight their opposition to the government's Policing and Crime Bill.

Campaign launched for Turkish Metal Workers

The IMF and European Metalworkers' Federation demand Sinter Metal immediately cease violating workers' and trade union rights in the Dudullu Organized Industrial Zone in Turkey. In a joint letter to Sinter Metal the IMF and EMF call for management to immediately re-instate workers who were dismissed for their union activities.

Janet Jagan, an extraordinary woman

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Tributes came from all over the world for former President of Guyana Janet Jagan, who died March 30 at the age of 88. She was the wife and partner of Guyana’s famed leader, Cheddi Jagan.

EU slams Europe-wide gay discrimination

Lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals face widespread harassment, bullying and discrimination across Europe, according to an EU report released on Tuesday. The EU Fundamental Rights Agency said that harassment and discrimination occur 'in all areas of social life,' from schools to the workplace to health-care centres.

The price tag for adapting to climate change

JOHANNESBURG, 30 March 2009 (IRIN) - Countries staring into a gloomy future of low food production, less water, higher storm surges, longer dry periods and other expensive consequences of climate change have been told they can adapt at a cost ranging from several hundred billion dollars to over a trillion dollars.

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