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Nouvelles du droit international

  • UN tribunal at The Hague to rule on rival claims to South China Sea islands

    November 23, 2015

    Philippines disputes China claim to sovereignty over Spratly archipelago, where Beijing is building military bases on artificial islands. By: O. Bowcott Source: The Guardian

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  • Colombia to free 30 jailed FARC rebels as peace talk gesture

    November 23, 2015

    Colombia’s government said on Sunday it will free 30 jailed members of the Marxist FARC rebel group as a gesture of goodwill as the two sides negotiate an end to more than five decades of war. Source: Reuters

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  • FIFA probe demands sanctions for Blatter and Platini

    November 23, 2015

    FIFA’s ethics committee says it completed its investigation into the conduct of FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA head Michel Platini and requested sanctions against both of them. Source: Al Jazeera

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  • In Malaysia, Ban calls for stronger cooperation from Southeast Asian countries to tackle global crises

    November 23, 2015

    Amid ‘grave global threats’ looming large, the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon today called for stronger partnerships between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the UN to achieve sustainable development, tackle climate change and eradicate violation of human rights. Source: UN News Centre

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  • Security Council calls for eradicating ISIL safe havens in Syria and Iraq

    November 23, 2015

    The United Nations Security Council this evening called on all countries that can do so to take the war on terrorism to Islamic State-controlled territory in Syria and Iraq and destroy its safe haven, warning that the group intends to mount further terror attacks like those that devastated Paris and Beirut last week. In a […]

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  • Sepp Blatter & Michel Platini appeals against bans rejected

    November 18, 2015

    Fifa president Sepp Blatter and vice-president Michel Platini have had their appeals against 90-day bans rejected by world football governing body’s appeal committee. They were suspended in October while Fifa’s ethics committee investigates corruption claims against them. Blatter, 79, is accused of signing a contract “unfavourable” to Fifa and making a “disloyal payment” to Uefa […]

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  • Putin sets up commission to combat terrorism financing

    November 18, 2015

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday terrorism was a global challenge and required a a global response. Speaking on the sidelines of a summit of Asia-Pacific nations in Manila, Medvedev said: “The terror attacks that Russia and France have just faced affected the whole world. The terrorism expansion is indeed a global challenge. […]

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  • Without rule of law, conflict-affected areas will become poverty ghettoes

    November 18, 2015

    You may not know it, but the world is winning the fight against poverty. In 1981, almost half the global population lived on $1.25 or less a day; today, the figure for those living in extreme poverty (on $1.90 or less) is only about 10%. This creates scope for even more ambitious plans on our […]

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  • Paris attacks: Police in deadly swoop on apartment in northern suburb

    November 18, 2015

    Armed police have raided a flat in the north Paris suburb of Saint Denis in an operation linked to Friday’s attacks. A woman blew herself up with a suicide belt, a prosecutor says. Some reports suggested two suspects died. Several explosions and gunfire were heard. The operation is said to be ongoing. Five people have […]

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  • Obama focuses on South China Sea dispute ahead of Apec

    November 18, 2015

    US President Barack Obama has put a firm focus on the South China Sea dispute, as an economic summit of Asia Pacific nations begins in Manila. Mr Obama said China must stop land reclamation in the disputed waters, a day after committing monetary and naval assistance to the Philippines, which has competing claims with China. […]

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