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Paris: One week after the attacks

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By Britta Schmitz, November 21 – One week after the Paris attacks of November 13, Parisians are slowly going back to everyday life. Friday night as well as Saturday after the attacks many citizens followed official recommendations by the police and stayed at home. Nevertheless, people started gathering on Place de la Republique as early as Saturday. The square is not only near one of the sites of the attacks, it is also a symbol of French liberty.   “Life in Paris has changed a little: People are a bit more suspicious, people take the subway less, for instance my friends [Read More]

SG Outlines 2015 Goals

Jan 9, 2015 News, Secretary General, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Stephanie Zawalski/Europa Newswire January 8, 2015 UNITED NATIONS — The Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon addressed members of the press after and informational session of the General Assembly. There he outlined three focus areas moving forward into 2015. First, to push forward the adoption of a new development agenda, sustainable development goals and climate change agreement, claiming that with them “we can set the world on course for a better future.” Second, decrease the response time of the international community to crises. His third point focused on terrorism and societal tensions saying, “I want to make a special appeal for tolerance [Read More]

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