Philips provides update on its closing share price on Euronext Amsterdam on October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020 Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) provided an update that it has been informed by Euronext that they are experiencing a technical failure that prevents Euronext Amsterdam to provide an accurate closing price for Philips today. Euronext informed the company that the closing share price for Philips on Monday October […]

Justice Initiative and Syrian Archive Expose New Information on Syria’s Chemical Weapons Program

New York, Oct. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — After two years of investigations, the Open Society Justice Initiative and the human rights group Syrian Archive have compiled the most comprehensive investigative report to date on Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC), the entity at the heart of Syria’s chemical weapons program. The groups submitted […]

United Nations Migration Start-Up Fund Kicks Off 12 Million USD Joint Programmes

Geneva – The Migration Multi-Partner Trust Fund (the “Migration MPTF”) announced this week the first six joint initiatives selected to support the implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). From reducing exposure to sexual violence, exploitation, and forced labour of women migrants in South Africa, to addressing the vulnerabilities of families […]

COVID-19 Disease Response | Situation Report 31 | 3 – 16 October 2020

38,619,674 Confirmed cases in over 200 countries, territories or areas 1,093,522 Deaths from COVID-19 98,717 Restrictions on mobility have been adopted by 219 countries, territories or areas $283 M Received by IOM for its Global Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan for Coronavirus 2019 SITUATION OVERVIEW COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly across the globe. As of […]

Economy, pandemic overshadow climate for young U.S. voters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – The two dozen students who signed up for air pollution expert James Goldstene’s advanced environmental studies class all say they are deeply passionate about fighting climate change.   But when it comes to voting in the U.S. presidential election, many said climate change was not their top issue. Their priorities ahead […]

House Speaker tells PM all parties agree to a special parliamentary session

Parliament President Chuan Leekpai has formally informed Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha about cross party agreement to the opening of an extraordinary parliamentary session, to discuss the current political conflict, in a bid to find a peaceful solution.   In the formal letter, addressed to the Prime Minister, Mr. Chuan said he had called an […]