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Respect for human rights is best weapon against terrorism

As long as social and economic problems remain unresolved, and youth unemployment remains high, measures solely based on security are doomed to fail.

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Today in history: How will you celebrate Zamenhof (aka Esperanto) Day?

Esperanto Day is celebrated each year on December 15, the birthday of Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof, creator of the most successful constructed language in the world.

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Ultra-right makes worrisome advances in French regional elections

In France, as in other European countries, the most common interpretation of the right's surge is hostility toward immigrants, refugees and foreigners in general.

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Mexico's Morena political party sets course for 2018

Morena concluded its second congress by reaffirming their goal: a peaceful democratic transformation of Mexico and victory in the Presidential and Congressional elections in 2018

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At Paris Trade Union Forum: A call to ban fracking worldwide

Over 40 percent of natural gas comes from shale gas, which is such a driver for climate change because of methane -- 120 times more powerful than carbon.

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Today in history: It's Persons with Disabilities Day

The theme for 2015 is: Inclusion matters: access and empowerment of people of all abilities

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COP 21's Climate Generations is a magnet for young environmentalists

Countless young activists have flocked to France's capital to take part in what is shaping up to become a monumental and global environmental event.

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Posts from Paris: Unions act on climate change

This morning I joined the international union movement and 10,000 others to form the Human Chain for the Climate.

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French communist leader speaks on Paris attacks

"Faced with these attacks, let us stand together for freedom, equality, fraternity and peace."

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Nepal's parliament elects nation's first female president

Bidhya Devi Bhandari said her election marked a first step toward assuring the new constitutional guarantees of equality are fulfilled.

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