Category Archives: Technology

New Midwives, Some Male, Want to Reduce Maternal Mortality in South Sudan

JUBA, More than 60 people graduated in Juba this week with diplomas in midwifery and nursing. Their goal? To reduce South Sudan’s high rate of maternal mortality.

Eight men were among the 66 graduates of …

US Judge: Lawsuit Over Trump Travel Ban Waivers Will Proceed

SAN FRANCISCO, A lawsuit accusing the Trump administration of denying nearly all visa applicants from countries under President Donald Trump’s travel ban will move forward, a U.S. judge said Thursday.

Judge James Donato heard arguments …

New report raises hopes for Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries

There is a need to reduce bycatch, discards and provide small-scale fishers with more support

Although the main commercial fish species in the Mediterranean and Black Sea are still over-fished, pressure has reduced over the …

World Leaders Adopt First-Ever Global Compact on Migration, Outlining Framework to Protect Millions of Migrants, Support Countries Accommodating Them

MARRAKECH, Morocco, 10 December � World leaders adopted the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration today, laying out the first-ever global cooperation framework for sharing responsibility to protect the world’s 258 million people …

As Climate Talks Stutter, Africa Suffers Impact of a Warming World

LONDON, Efforts to boost global action against climate change are stuttering, as several key nations have objected to a key United Nations-backed report on the impacts of rising temperatures at the COP24 talks in Poland.…

More Than Half the World’s Population is Using the Internet

GENEVA, The International Telecommunication Union reports that for the first time in history, half of the global population is using the internet. A new report finds by the end of the year, 3.9 billion people …

Trump Confirms He’ll Nominate Army General Milley as Next Top Military Adviser

U.S. President Donald Trump has confirmed he will nominate Army General Mark Milley to replace Marine General Joseph Dunford as his next top military advisor.

“I am thankful to both of these incredible men for …