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IPU "shocked and saddened" by attack on Canada's Parliament

Martin Chungong, IPU Secretary General.  UN Photo/Zach Krahmer

An attack on parliament is an attack on democracy itself, according to the Secretary-General of the UN-backed Inter-Parliamentary Union, IPU. On Wednesday, in Canada’s capital city of  Ottawa, an armed gunman killed a…

23 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Meeting in Jamaica seeks to unlock Caribbean economic growth

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Senior government ministers are meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica, later this week to discuss ways to unlock economic growth…

21 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Venezuela urged to release opposition leaders and their followers

High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Venezuelan authorities have been urged to "immediately release" two opposition leaders and their followers who were arrested in February.…

20 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Cuba praised for sending more doctors, nurses to fight Ebola

A team of 165 Cuban medical doctors and nurses have arrived in Sierra Leone early in October 2014 to support the Ebola response efforts. Photo: WHO/S. Gborie

Cuba is being praised for sending more doctors and nurses to help fight the Ebola pandemic in West Africa.…

20 Oct 2014 / Listen /
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