Suriname and Guyana signed on Thursday the protocols to become associate members of Mercosur, which is currently holding its mid year summit in Montevideo.
Marking 9 Years of the International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion "On the Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory by Israel", PLO's Negotiations Affairs Department issued a new fact sheet entitled "The Barrier to Peace: Israeli Annexation Wall and Settlements Despite International Opposition." The International Court of Justice (ICJ) Opinion on the Wall and its unimplemented recommendations for the International Community are a reminder of the Culture of Impunity that has allowed Israel to be treated as a State above the Law.
Unprecedented in the history of international relations, the governments of four European countries - France, Spain, Italy and Portugal - have closed off their airspace this week to the Bolivian president’s airplane. Is this a case of strict compliance with international laws or further proof of the servility of European ’powers’ towards Washington? To better answer this simple question, French pundit Salim Lamrani sets out a list of 25 facts.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday together with Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II, Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Minister for Foreign Affairs Villy Søvndal and Minister for Development Cooperation Christian Friis Bach officially opened the UN City in Copenhagen. The ceremony officially opened both Campus 1 and Campus 2, but was held in Campus 1.
The Venezuelan secretary general of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Alí Rodríguez Araque, said The Venezuelan secretary general of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Alí Rodríguez Araque, said that the restriction on the flight over Europe by Bolivian President Evo Morales “is outrageous” and violates the sovereignty of that nation.
The ‘biggest bilateral trade deal in history’, reached at the G8 Summit, is possibly at risk as rapport between the US and EU quickly degenerates over leaks which reveal the US allegedly spied on EU diplomats.
USA out of control: America's NSA intelligence service allegedly targeted the European Union with its spying activities. According to German media Der Spiegel, the US placed bugs in the EU representation in Washington and infiltrated its computer network. Cyber attacks were also perpetrated against Brussels in New York and Washington.
Croatia is set to become the 28th member state of the European Union on 1 July 2013. Croatians plan to celebrate their EU accession by communicating with astronauts at the International Space Station.
The United States is not asking NATO to back a no-fly zone in Syria and the issue is not currently on the alliance's agenda, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to NATO said, hours after Russia made a vow to veto on such action at the UN Security Council to prevent another Libya scenario.
Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon has criticized Israel’s settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank, calling the move a “violation of international law.” The UN chief is deeply concerned about Israel moving forward with a plan to build more than 1,000 new illegal units in two West Bank settlements.