Guyana, Suriname Join South American Trade Bloc Mercosur

Suriname and Guyana signed on Thursday the protocols to become associate members of Mercosur, which is currently holding its mid year summit in Montevideo.

ICJ The Hague: Barrier to Peace is Israel, Annexation Wall, Settlements Despite Int’l Opposition

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.

Latvia to adopt Euro as of Jan. 1, 2014

The economic and financial affairs council of the European Union (Ecofin) passed on July 9 a decision allowing Latvia to adopt the euro as its currency as of January 1 2014.

EU Laughing Stock: 25 truths about the Evo Morales/Edward Snowden case

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.

New 8-pointed star-shape UN city inaugurated in Copenhagen (+ photos)

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.

UNASUR to Meet to Discuss Aggression toward Bolivian President over Snowden jet rumor

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.

EU livid: American surveillance may kill US-EU free-trade talks

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.

Cyberattacks, Bugs from America: NSA Spied on European Union Offices

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.

Greek bailout to cost Malta €11 million

Malta set to lose €11 million over 30 years following €50.6 million loan to Greece, finance minister says.

Croatia to celebrate EU accession with “cosmic” radio talks

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.

Syria no-fly zone not on NATO’s agenda: U.S. envoy

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.

UN Chief slams illegal Israel settlement expansion on Palestinian lands

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.