China sanctions UK entities, individuals for Xinjiang ‘lies’

China sanctions UK entities, individuals for Xinjiang 'lies'

Britain’s government condemned the move as an attempt by Beijing to stifle criticism, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying he stood in solidarity with those affected. The Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement it had sanctioned four entities and nine individuals, including lawmakers such as former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith and the […]

UN: Huge changes in society needed to keep nature, Earth OK

UN: Huge changes in society needed to keep nature, Earth OK

Humans are making Earth a broken and increasingly unlivable planet through climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. So the world must make dramatic changes to society, economics and daily life, a new United Nations report says. Unlike past U.N. reports that focused on one issue and avoided telling leaders actions to take, Thursday’s report combines three intertwined […]

OP-ED: Does Guterres deserve a second term?

To tackle the global problems of today, the UN needs someone new United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced on January 11 that he would be seeking a second five-year term. Guterres, a former prime minister of Portugal, campaigned for the position in 2016 with an agenda focused on UN reform, as well as positioned himself […]