In Some Countries, Following the Hippocratic Oath Is a Crime

Since 1864, international law has guaranteed medical workers the ability to provide care without fear of persecution. Whether treating the wounds of enemy soldiers on the battlefield, or providing medical care to foreign nationals who may be considered suspicious, this freedom from prosecution has long been seen by human rights advocates as fundamental to ensuring the universal right […]

Newsbud Exclusive- US Foreign Military Sales in March-April 2018: Part 2- Gulf Council (GCC) Countries & Other ‘Undemocratic’ Regimes

Newsbud Exclusive- US Foreign Military Sales in March-April 2018: Part 2- Gulf Council (GCC) Countries & Other ‘Undemocratic’ Regimes

Foreign Military Sales (FMS) appear regularly on the Pentagon’s daily list of contracts. Through FMS, the U.S. government procures and transfers weaponry and matériel to allied nations and international organizations. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) issued at least $ 5,392,261,519 worth of FMS contracts during March and April 2018. Distillation of these contracts is […]

Spending on renewables in rich countries has halved in six years

Spending on renewables in rich countries has halved in six years

Only a few renewables projects continue without government subsidiesimageBROKER / Alamy The world added more solar capacity in 2017 than all new coal, gas and nuclear electricity-generating plants combined. That’s the headline conclusion of a report on how much banks, private investors and utility companies invested in renewables last year. While that sounds promising, on […]

White House opens door to tariff exclusions for some countries

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Wednesday raised the possibility that U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports could exclude a clutch of countries other than Canada and Mexico as pressure grew on U.S. President Donald Trump to impose targeted measures that would not harm America’s allies. Trump is set to authorize the steep […]

Trump denies crude slur against migrant countries

Trump denies crude slur against migrant countries

US President Donald Trump has denied using crude words attributed to him about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. Reports that he had called them “shithole countries” in an Oval Office meeting generated a backlash worldwide. One UN official called the remarks racist and said they opened “the door to humanity’s worst side”. But Mr […]