THE LATEST: Obama Welcomes Pope's Call for Climate Action
9:45 p.m. (1945 GMT, 3:45 p.m. EDT). President Barack Obama says he hopes world leaders will consider Pope Francis' plea for bold action to curb climate change, ahead of the United Nations climate talks in December in Paris. In the teaching document … Read more on New York Times
Do Catholics have a religious duty to protect earth?
CARDINAL PETER TURKSON, President, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (through translator): There are discussions on environmental issues where it is not easy to achieve a consensus. The church doesn't claim to … We met at the National Press … Read more on NET Website
EU: Rights Abuses at Home Drive Mediterranean Crisis
(Brussels) – Human rights abuses in their home countries are the driving force behind the surge in boat migration in the Mediterranean to reach Europe, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. EU leaders should put human rights at the heart … Read more on Human Rights Watch
US-Africa Summit: President Obama Should Dis-Invite Uganda Dictator Gen …
At the same time, Mr. President, as you know, the major impediment to economic and social development in many African countries is lack of good governance; many countries are governed by dictators or presidents-for-life who have presided over ruinous … Read more on Huffington Post
The Michelle Nunn media relations strategy
The constant pitching and communications with reporters is also good for developing relationships between the campaign and the press corps that can be leveraged to affect coverage. … “There will come a time when our … “Michelle's positions on gay … Read more on Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Column: The question is 'What is news?'
… can be protected with the limited resources here. We know the answer in theory – a well-managed national system of parks and reserves is vital because, given the current trends, anything outside such protected zones would be devoured by development … Read more on Daily Astorian
Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index Increases to 101.11 in July, Signaling …
“The Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index begins the second half of the year with an increase over June, adding to the recent favorable indicators of economic gains in 2014,” said James Diffley, chief regional economist at IHS. “July's index results … Read more on MarketWatch