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China Intensifies Campaign Against Plastic Pollution

Washington, Jan. 19 -- China plans to ban the production of certain single-use plastic items by the end of this year to curb the amount of waste clogging the country's landfills and waterways. Accord... Read More


Russia: Persecution of Undesirable Activists

Moscow, Jan. 18 -- A Russian court has extended the house arrest of Anastasiya Shevchenko, a member of the Open Russia Civic Movement, alleging that she is involved in an "undesirable" organization, H... Read More


Libya: Berlin Peace Conference must prioritize accountability for crimes under international law

Washington, Jan. 17 -- The 19 January 2020 Berlin Peace Conference should prioritize accountability for crimes under international law committed in Libya and ensure that any resulting Political Agreem... Read More


116 Doctors in Training at University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School Receive White Coats

Washington, Jan. 16 -- Receiving a white coat is an iconic rite of passage for a doctor-in-training. On Saturday, January 11, 2020, the University of Queensland (UQ) Ochsner Clinical School held its 1... Read More


Sierra Club Calls For Fair, Evidence-Based Senate Trump Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 -- Today, the House voted to send formal articles of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate, beginning the first phase of his impeachment trial. Senate Minority Leader Chuc... Read More


ASPCA Launches Open-Admission Support Center for Horses in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 14 -- The ASPCA(R) (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(R)) today announced the ASPCA Regional Support Center, a pilot program to provide fully-subsidized... Read More


Daniel Gottlieb and Ismael Guerrero Join the Colorado Health Foundations Board of Directors

DENVER, Jan. 13 -- The Colorado Health Foundation recently named Daniel Gottlieb and Ismael Guerrero as its newest members of the Board of Directors. Daniel Gottlieb has served as the Director of In... Read More


Sabra Hummus Parent Company Bans Animal Tests After Talks with PETA

Israel, Jan. 12 -- Following discussions with PETA, Strauss Group-the second-largest food and beverage company in Israel and the parent company of the U.S.' top-selling hummus brand, Sabra-has adopted... Read More


Heroics, Heartbreak, and Humor on the Humanitarian Disaster Front Local Leader in Global Relief Tells His Story

Washington, Jan. 11 -- Halil Demir will bring his harrowing story of 30 years in global disaster relief home to Orland Park Prayer Center with a book reading and signing 7 p.m. Thursday, January 23. ... Read More


Cote dIvoire: Authorities must uphold the right to fair trial of opposition members and their relatives

Washington, Jan. 10 -- Authorities in Coote d'Ivoire must uphold the right to fair trial of opposition members and their relatives arrested over the last two weeks and ensure they have access to their... Read More