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Leaders gather in Cape Town to discuss ways of delivering on...

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Delivering on Africa’s Promise will be the theme of the World Economic Forum on Africa 2013 which will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, 8-10 May, with the partic

UN: Human rights defenders continue to be threatened around the world

Human rights defenders continue to be harassed, attacked, killed and ‘disappeared’ around the world more than a decade after the adoption of an international declaration meant to protect them, a U

UN expert urges governments to ensure free flow of information on...

An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged Governments to ensure that the Internet is made widely available, accessible and affordable to all, and to guarantee the free flow of info

UN calls on governments to “unlock the potential of tourism”

Calling on governments, donors and international financial institutions to "unlock the potential of tourism," Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today hailed the industry''s ability to create j

UN climate change chief calls for political leadership on key issues

The top United Nations climate change official said that progress has been made on key issues during the just concluded negotiations in Germany, while areas that will need decisions by the world’s p

Global meeting starts with call to action to end AIDS

Top United Nations officials today issued a call to action to end AIDS, stressing the need for a broad partnership among governments, the private sector and civil society to combat an epidemic that is

UN: African governments can be catalysts for economic transformation

Governments in Africa can facilitate economic transformation and sustainable development through policies that give incentives to businesses and industry to thrive, according to a preview released tod

Caribbean governments not grasping enormity of challenges facing tourism

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) warned hoteliers that many governments in the region still seem not to grasp the enormity of the challenges facing tourism.

Unwanted visitors

IN THE 1970s he was one of Britain’s most popular entertainers. Now Paul Gadd, alias the glam-rocker Gary Glitter, is among its most reviled figures.

Airline bosses slam European governments on air networks

ISTANBUL - Airline bosses Tuesday slammed European governments for their failure to integrate air traffic control networks as a means of cutting aircraft fuel consumption and called on France to address the issue during its upcoming presidency of the European Union.

IATA: Asian governments should lift airline restrictions

Asian governments need to move faster to lift air restrictions to spur competition for carriers such as Malaysian Airline System Bhd. and Garuda Indonesia, an industry body said.

eTN Inbox: Air travel taxes

Your article on airline taxes was timely and comprehensive. It is a disgrace how governments and local authorities are milking the airline passengers for all they are worth. In your case the taxes were 148 person of the fare. I have just flown to Greece on holiday and my taxes on a fare Miami/Athens with Iberia were just over 100 percent of the fare. This is ludicrous.