Monthly Archives: July 2015

Thailand and the daily travail of human trafficking (Al Jazeera)

July 31, 2015 By Maher Sattar   Thailand is at risk of becoming as well known for the horrors of trafficking as it is for its beaches. A few weeks ago I came across a strange sight

Watchdog groups quick to criticize IOC over Beijing in 2022 (The Washington Times)

July 31, 2015 By DENNIS PASSA   KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – The Beijing bid delegation had no sooner finished their congratulatory hugs and handshakes after being awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics than criticism from human rights

The Olympic Committee 'Has A Profound Problem' (International Business Times)

Regardless of whether the International Olympic Committee selects Beijing or Almaty, Kazakhstan, Friday at the 128th IOC Congress in Malaysia, one thing is certain: A country with a terrible human rights record will host the 2022 Winter Olympics. An event

Investigators scramble to analyze wreckage for MH370 link

NNA – Investigators scrambled Thursday to study plane wreckage that washed up on a tiny Indian Ocean island, fueling hopes that one of aviation’s greatest enigmas could finally be solved: the mystery of missing flight MH370. The two-meter (six-foot) long

Malaysia says almost certain debris found off Madagascar is from a Boeing 777

NNA – Malaysia is “almost certain” that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said on Thursday, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370.

Investigators scramble to analyze Wwreckage…

NNA – Aviation investigators headed to the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion on Thursday to determine whether a piece of plane wreckage that washed up on its shores is part of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The two-meter

Almaty 2022 Winter Olympic bid at a glance (The Washington Times)

July 30, 2015 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – The International Olympic Committee will vote Friday on the host city for the 2022 Winter Games, choosing between Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan. Almaty, former capital of the ex-Soviet Republic in central

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic bid at a glance (China Daily)

A holidaymaker enjoys skiing at the Wanlong Ski Resort in Chongli county, Zhangjiakou city, North China’s Hebei province. [Photo/IC] KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The International Olympic Committee will vote Friday on the host city for the 2022 Winter Games, choosing between Beijing

Almaty 2022 Winter Olympic bid at a glance (China Daily)

People travel in cable cars above the Medeu skating oval in Almaty, Kazakhstan, July 26, 2015. Almaty, the financial capital, will go head-to-head with the Chinese capital Beijing on Friday when the International Olympic Committee elects the winner at its

Minister Nicholson Comments on UN Tribunal Vote on MH17

July 29, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “Russia’s veto against justice for the victims of