Items filtered by date: Wednesday, 20 June 2018

US Leaves UN Human Rights Council, Citing Bias

  • Published in World

STATE DEPARTMENT — The United States has announced its official withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council, saying the organization is no longer worthy of its name.


Separating Families and Creating Trauma

As a child and adolescent psychiatrist I know the negative effects of separating children from their parents — long-term impacts as well as immediate terror and anguish. As a father I can’t imagine a more horrific situation than if my sons were torn from me and my wife. I am outraged from both of these perspectives when I watch our country daily separate children from their parents on the border. In our field, we define trauma as exposure to dangerous events in which you feel fear, helplessness or horror. What we are witnessing is the widespread traumatization of children of all ages.


Warned 30 Years Ago, Global Warming 'Is in Our Living Room'

  • Published in Tech

SALIDA, COLORADO — We were warned.

On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told Congress and the world that global warming wasn't approaching — it had already arrived. The testimony of the top NASA scientist, said Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley, was "the opening salvo of the age of climate change."


British explore investment avenues in Sri Lanka

British Minister of State for Trade and Investment Greg Hands on Monday (18) said Britain will explore investment avenues in the construction of rural bridges and hospitals in Sri Lanka. The British Minister of State expressed these views when he met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in London.


Pohottuwa explodes

All three Rajapaksa siblings vying to contest the presidency:
Mahinda won’t make preference clear: Basil flexes muscles, lays down the law to SLFP-16:

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