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  • The PAM at the Verona Energy Efficiency Summit

    Date: Tue, 21/10/2014 - 15:00

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean Assamblee (PAM) President, Sen. France Amoruso accompanied by PAM Secretary General, Amb. Sergio Piazzi, opened the works of the Verona Energy Efficiency Summit, held on 8 October 2014. The meeting addressed, among others...
  • Offers of support for Ukraine welcomed by OSCE Secretary General

    Date: Mon, 20/10/2014 - 15:34

    OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier has welcomed offers by France, Germany, Italy and Russia to help in implementing the Minsk documents. Discussions are ongoing amongst the 57 participating States on details of the offers to put Unarmed Aerial Vechicles (UAV) and...
  • EU leaders should consider new studies showing higher 2030 energy efficiency target is cost-effective

    Date: Mon, 20/10/2014 - 12:24

    Two studies were presented showing that increasing energy efficiency is cost-effective with binding targets, contradicting the European Commission’s impact assessment for the 2030 climate and energy policy framework.
  • Paris 'sex toy' sculpture sabotaged at Place Vendome

    Date: Sun, 19/10/2014 - 19:00

    The huge inflatable sculpture inspired by a sex toy that was placed on Place Vendome in Paris, has been sabotaged days after it was installed. The sculpture was brought down when supporting cords were cut. Earlier, US artist Paul McCarthy, reportedly told a French...
  • Sierra Leone revamps Ebola response team

    Date: Sun, 19/10/2014 - 13:29

    The president of Sierra Leone, President Ernest Bai Koroma, has announced a major shake-up of the body in charge of fighting the Ebola outbreak in the region. In his statement, he said his defence minister would head a new national response centre and report directly...
  • Western powers urge cessation of Libya violence

    Date: Sun, 19/10/2014 - 12:28

    The US and four the European allies of Britain, France, Germany and Italy, have called for an immediate end to the fighting in Libya saying that there was “no military solution” to the crisis. A number of people have reportedly been killed recently in the eastern city...
  • US-led coalition jets strike Isis targets in Kobani

    Date: Sun, 19/10/2014 - 11:30

    US-led coalition fighter jets struck suspected Isis targets at least six times in the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Saturday. Isis militants have battled Kurdish fighters defending the town for a month. Intense air strikes in recent days have helped Kurds fend off...
  • Paris 'sex toy' sculpture raises storm

    Date: Sun, 19/10/2014 - 10:32

    “Vendome” is a trending topic, which might strike a chord of recognition with the Maltese public where art and sculptures are concerned. A huge, green, inflatable sculpture on a famous Paris square has raised a storm for its resemblance to a sex toy, with the artist...
  • Catholic synod: Pope Backs Catholic Gay Rights Groups, Bishops and Cardinals Reject Them

    Date: Sun, 19/10/2014 - 09:36

    Catholic gay rights groups have shown disappointment after bishops rejected a report calling for wider acceptance of gay people which the Pope is backing in the Family Synod. The draft report, which included a clause for more tolerance for divorcees who remarried,...
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

    Date: Sat, 18/10/2014 - 18:59

    In addition to its regular monitoring, the SMM continued to monitor the implementation of the provisions of the Minsk Protocol and Memorandum. The situation in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions remained volatile, whereas other parts of the country remained calm.