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  • Ivory Coast : UNOCI mandat prolonged until 30 June 2011

    Blog - décembre 23, 2010

    At 20 December 2010 the United Nations Security Council (SC/10132) extended the mission in Cote d’Ivoire until 30 June 2011, strongly condemned attempts to usurp the will of the people and urged respect for the election outcome : Alassane Ouattara, a former prime minister, banker and leader of the opposition, has been recognized as the winner of November’s election by the United Nations, the African Union, the United States and the European Union. The incumbent president, Laurent Gbagbo has resisted repeated calls for him to cede the office.

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  • FABEC

    Blog - décembre 1, 2010

    A feasibility study on a Central European FAB (FABEC) carried out in 2008 in which it showed that improved air traffic management in the area could handle a 50 per cent increase in air traffic volume by 2018 at the same high level of safety and considerable CO2 emission reductions, with a potential benefit for airspace users of € 7,000 million by 2025, several Central European countries have taken matters in their own hands. In the same year the six States of Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland and the Netherlands (FABEC States) signed a Declaration of Intent with Annex to commit themselves to build a functional airspace block. A treaty containing the main institutional framework for the construction and implementation of FABEC was drawn up and scheduled to be in force by 2012. Owing to its size and central position in Europe, the FABEC will form a cornerstone of the SES programme.

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  • Religion and Constitutional Rights

    Blog - octobre 18, 2010

    Lately constitutional rights law cases are very much at the centre of public attention in the Netherlands. The cases have a common denominator: religion.

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  • Norway and Russian Federation sign maritime delimitation agreement

    Blog - septembre 17, 2010

    In Murmansk on Wednesday 15th September 2010 Norway and the Russian Federation signed a treaty concerning the maritime delimitation and cooperation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean. The disputed territory covered 175,000 square km (67,600 sq miles), an area mainly in the Barents Sea between proven petroleum reserves on the Russian and Norwegian sides.

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  • Arabian leaders try to tackle tension in Lebanon

    Blog - août 1, 2010

    King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and Syrian President Bashar Assad visited Beirut on Friday 30th July in a show of unity before the Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s indictments in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Lebanon’s president, prime minister and parliamentary speaker stood side by side to receive the heads of state as they descended from a Saudi jet onto a red carpet at Rafik Hariri International Airport. The visit appeared to be an attempt to quell anxiety in Lebanon that followed a speech last week by Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the militant group Hezbollah, in which he denied links between his party and Hariri’s death.

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  • Privacy in the Clouds

    Blog - juin 8, 2010

    In the last few years cloud computing technology has growing in popularity. From communications network to computing network it is the next step in the development of the function of the internet. Cloud computing technology uses the internet and central remote servers (the ’cloud’) to maintain data and applications.

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  • Obama Administration redefines U.S. National Security Strategy

    Blog - mai 28, 2010

    At Thursday, May 27, 2010 the Obama Administration unveiled a new national security doctrine that would join diplomatic engagement and economic discipline with military power to bolster America’s standing in the world. The United States National Security Strategy acts as a blueprint for how a White House administration intends to protect Americans. It also is […]

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  • Juan Antonio Samaranch (1920-2010)

    Blog - avril 23, 2010

    Former International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch has died in hospital after being taken ill at the weekend. The Spaniard was widely regarded as the most powerful man in sport when he headed the IOC from 1980 to 2001.
    His successor Jacques Rogge stated: “I cannot find the words to express the distress of the Olympic family (…) Thanks to his extraordinary vision and talent, Samaranch was the architect of a strong and unified Olympic Movement.

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  • Casualties of Climate Change

    Blog - avril 1, 2010

    The most general definition of climate change is a change in the statistical properties of the climate system when considered over periods of decades or longer, regardless of cause.The term is sometimes used to refer specifically to climate change caused by human activity.

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  • Google in trouble?

    Blog - février 25, 2010

    At 19th February Google was facing its opponents in a New York court over long-delayed plans to create the world’s largest online library, under the name Google Books. The fairness hearing has been set up to listen to arguments for and against a controversial deal — the Google Book Search Copyright Class Action Settlement — between Google and US authors and publishers. US Dictrict Judge Chin has read more than 500 submissions related to the $125m (£77m) settlement that would set up a book rights registry to pay authors and publishers compensation in return for their work being scanned and digitised.

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