International Organization for Migration Trains Ghana Border Officials in Ebola Screening

Ghana Business News | Aug 3, 2015

Another key component of IOM’s intervention will be community mobilization activities aiming at empowering community leaders to raise awareness and increase their communities’ knowledge on the causes, symptoms and modes of prevention of EVD in order to positively influence their communities and promote behaviour change.

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor … the Europeans Embracing Migrants

The Guardian | Aug 3, 2015

Away from the xenophobic hysteria aimed at desperate immigrants are people taking steps to help newcomers and promote the good things they bring. [...] But on a local level, there are thousands of people across the continent who are braving the vitriol of their peers, and filling the void left by the politicians.

In Pictures: Ireland's Pavilion at Expo Milan 2015

Farmer's Journal | Aug 3, 2015

Bord Bia's Origin Green programme is the theme of Ireland's pavilion at Expo Milan 2015. The theme of the international exhibition is "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life". 

Climate Change Will Cause the Next Revolutions in North Africa

Deutsche Welle | Aug 3, 2015

As Syrians continue to flee the conflict that rages in their home country, many via war-torn Libya, or Tunisia, which is struggling to keep its youth from joining ISIS, it's all too clear that the effects of the uprisings that swept the southern Mediterranean belt in 2011 are ongoing. Yet already there is talk of more on the horizon.

Pressing Need to Define US Interests in Arctic as Anchorage Hosts High-Level Meet

Japan Times | Aug 3, 2015

China’s “resource-diplomacy” strategy, promoting closer ties with Arctic states, aims to boost trade, commerce and scientific cooperation, evidenced by what The Diplomat called “China’s pivot north and Russia’s pivot east.”

Rivers Run Through This Exhibit Of Colombian Art

NPR | Aug 3, 2015

Welcome to Waterweavers, an exhibit at the Art Museum of the Americas that represents the contemporary culture of Colombia with a focus on rivers (including the Amazon), woven art and life in the rainforest. [...] It appears at the AMA through September 27 thanks in large part to the support of the Colombian Embassy.

A Stage for Cultural Exchange

The Nation | Aug 2, 2015

Bangkok prepares to launch the brand new Asean Cultural Center. With the start of the Asean Economic Community less than five months away, Bangkok is once again underscoring its intention to become the hub of Asean with the opening on Friday of the first Asean Cultural Center.

Beijing Chosen to Host 2022 Winter Olympics

The Daily Herald | Aug 2, 2015

Members of the IOC, meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, announced the decision after a secret ballot, dealing a potential boon to the global winter sports industry but sparking outrage among activists and human rights groups who say the committee has rewarded China’s Communist Party during its strongest crackdown on dissent in decades.

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