Anastasiades Pays Tribute to Cyprus-Israel Relations

Cyprus Mail | Sep 23, 2014

President Nicos Anastasiades paid tribute to Cyprus-Israel relations during the opening of an exhibition in New York titled ‘Jewish refugees in Cyprus en route to Israel’, which was held at the Sam and Esther Minskoff Cultural Centre in Manhattan. 

UK Reveals Plans to Tackle Deforestation in Developing Countries

Click Green | Sep 23, 2014

Britain will promote new links with businesses  to manage scarce natural resources and stop deforestation in the developing world, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced.  The UK Government’s Department for International Development says it will establish new partnerships between businesses and farmers in developing countries to create multinational supply chains free from unsustainable deforestation.

Sister Cities Across the Globe Share Culture with Madison

Badger Herald | Sep 23, 2014

City officials addressed outreach methods to partner with global cities at a Sister City Collaboration Committee meeting Monday.  Each committee member presented ideas they have implemented with Madison’s sister cities as well as plans they have for the future that could improve the city’s culture sharing and world relations.

Lesotho: Limbo in Lesotho - the Limits of South Africa's Soft Power

All Africa | Sep 23, 2014

It's been several weeks since the coup that wasn't in Lesotho, yet there's been little progress in unravelling the tense political stand-off there. This comes despite the best efforts of President Zuma and his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, who have both invested plenty of time and diplomatic capital in efforts to find a solution. SA's influence only stretches so far, apparently.

BBC Begins Nightly Ebola Service in West Africa

BBC News | Sep 23, 2014

"Lack of knowledge and myths about the disease are killing people as surely as Ebola is," said BBC World Service director Peter Horrocks. Quality information from both within and outside the countries affected about how the risks of Ebola can be safely managed will save lives. "The range of emergency activities on Ebola from the BBC World Service are in the finest traditions of the humanitarian instincts of our broadcasting."

UK lesson: Soft Power Can Turn Into Hard Cash

ECNS | Sep 23, 2014

It is time for China to explore the "recipe" for British cultural soft power, which generates many economic benefits. Cultural charm makes the United Kingdom an attractive option for foreign tourists, students and investors, and it oils the wheels of trade and business. A recent example involved wealthy Chinese businessmen who splashed out as much as 100,000 pounds ($163,160) on a hunting trip in Scotland. 

Space Race — America Orbits Around its Troubles

The Hill | Sep 23, 2014

No wonder NASA is looking up. It just awarded contracts, worth up to $6.8 billion, to Boeing and SpaceX to carry astronauts back and forth to the International Space Station, ending our reliance on the Russians for travel services in space. The deal sets the scene for a new and exciting chapter in American space travel at a time when Americans need a "boost. 

'Winter Is Coming': Richard Stengel Warns of a Bleak 2030

Mashable | Sep 23, 2014

Richard Stengel has a bleak vision of the world's future - so bleak, in fact, he compared it to Westeros. During Monday's Social Good Summit, the under secretary for public diplomacy and public affairs provided a dystopian outlook for 2030 - in contrast to the optimistic visions several other panelists presented - in hopes of mobilizing today's youth to get more involved and start preparing for the future as soon as possible.

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