Category Archives: Peace

New Libya peace talks planned for January 5: UN envoy

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – A new round of peace talks aiming to end the fighting in Libya will be held on January 5 after the warring factions appear to have agreed a path forward, UN diplomats said Tuesday. … Continue reading

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US renews elusive push for Mideast peace

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace. With a diplomatic showdown looming this past week over Arab plans … Continue reading

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Ukraine's Poroshenko to hold peace talks with rebels 'this week'

Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Monday a fresh round of peace talks with pro-Russian rebels would take place this week following an international push to revive the stalled negotiations. The talks will be held in the Belarussian … Continue reading

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2014 frustrates US hopes for Israeli-Palestinian peace

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace. With a diplomatic showdown looming this past week over Arab plans … Continue reading

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UN mission to bring peace to DR Congo 'has stalled'

Kinshasa (AFP) – The multinational effort to bring peace to the war-torn east of Democratic Republic of Congo is in danger of failing, the International Crisis Group (ICG) warned Thursday. In a damning report on the UN-backed push to pacify … Continue reading

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Palestinians present UN resolution on final peace deal

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – The Palestinians on Wednesday presented a draft UN resolution laying out terms for a final peace deal with Israel but sought to avoid a clash with the United States by saying they were open … Continue reading

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Federal Eye: Spending measure allows abortion coverage for Peace Corps volunteers

The $1.1 trillion spending bill included a provision that allows federal abortion coverage for Peace Corps volunteers, which has been barred since 1979. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) Congress and President Obama this week halted a 35-year ban on federal abortion assistance for Peace … Continue reading

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Peace rally

Protesters take part in the Albany chapter of Jewish Voices for Peace rally at Dana Park on Tuesday in Albany. The group held the event on the first night of Hanukkah to draw parallels over public anger over police killing … Continue reading

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These States Produced the Most Peace Corps Volunteers in 2014

Vermont is “Peace Corps heaven” Vermont produced the most Peace Corps volunteers per capita than any other state in 2014. According USA Today, for every 100,000 Vermont residents there are 7.8 volunteers—more than any other state. The second largest proportion … Continue reading

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Destructive tsunami also brought peace to conflict-riven Aceh

When a tsunami engulfed Indonesia’s Aceh a decade ago, it not only killed tens of thousands of people but also wiped the slate clean in the conflict-racked, poverty-stricken province and paved the way for peace. The province on the northern … Continue reading

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