FREEDOM

U.N. Wants to Use Drones for Peacekeeping Missions

January 8, 2013 0

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations, looking to modernize its peacekeeping operations, is planning for the first time to deploy a fleet of its own surveillance drones in missions in Central and West Africa. The […]

GOVERNMENT

UN to Hold Arms Trade Treaty Conference in March

December 29, 2012 0

The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly late Monday to hold a conference in March to try to reach agreement on a U.N. treaty to regulate the multibillion-dollar global arms trade. A resolution approved by a […]

FINANCIAL

Europe’s Debt Crisis: 5 Things You Need to Know

December 26, 2012 0

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — It’s been about 18 months since the sovereign debt crisis in Europe began attracting attention in global financial circles. In that time, the crisis has grown into the biggest challenge the […]

WORLD

Homs: Syria Revolution’s ‘Capital’

December 26, 2012 0

The restive western Syrian city of Homs has been one of the areas hardest hit by the state’s bloody crackdown on protests against President Bashar al-Assad. Homs – for many the capital of the Syrian […]

FINANCIAL

Spain Gets €39bn Aid for Banking

December 13, 2012 0

Spain has received a 39.5 billion euros aid package from the European Stability Mechanism to keep the country’s banking system afloat. “The funds from the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) have been received…for the Group One […]

GOVERNMENT

Facebook Blocks Users’ Say Over Privacy Rules

December 13, 2012 0

Facebook has once again made changes to its privacy policy, despite nearly 600,000 users voting to reject the proposed changes. The social network is now loosening privacy restrictions while making settings easier to navigate. The […]

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