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US Ambassadors Refuse To Sign ITU Treaty In Dubai
2012-12-13 18:32:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The US, UK and Canada have announced today that they will not be signing the ITU´s Internet Treaty in its current form. According to the BBC, the US said signing such a treaty would allow for government regulation of the Internet. "It's with a heavy heart and a sense of missed opportunities that the US must communicate that it's not able to sign the agreement in the current form," explained the US Ambassador to the...

2010-12-22 18:49:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement issued by Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs: I congratulate the U.S. Senate on their ratification of the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia. In approving the treaty today, the Senate has shown the necessary vision and leadership which will allow the United States and Russia -- which possess 95 percent of global stockpile of nuclear weapons -- to make progress in...

2010-10-06 12:35:00

The U.S. said on Wednesday that talks in China to try and set the foundations for a global climate change treaty have failed to make significant progress so far. Chief U.S. negotiator Jonathan Pershing said time was running out to reach an agreement, which would then be submitted to the U.N. climate summit in Cancun, Mexico, for approval next month. "There is less agreement than one might have hoped at this stage," Pershing told a small group of reporters nearly halfway through the six days...

2010-09-16 21:14:28

A new study by an Oregon State University business professor has found that developing countries that adopt major international economic treaties do not necessarily gain more foreign direct investment. In fact, in some cases adopting these treaties can hurt, not help a developing country, contrary to what agencies such as the World Trade Organization (WTO) espouse. The study, published in the online version of the Journal of World Business, has major implications for Latin American and...

2008-06-14 09:00:13

By George Kerevan WE ALREADY have an example of what happens when an EU treaty is rejected by the voters - very little. It is three years since the voters of France and the Netherlands upset the EU political apple cart by rejecting the original European Constitution. But the EU continued to function - as it will now the Irish electorate has sunk the "Son of the EU Constitution", otherwise known as the Lisbon Treaty. The rationale for the Lisbon Treaty is that a union of 27 members (with...

2008-06-14 06:00:07

Text of report by independent German news agency ddp Cologne (ddp) - Even after the "no" vote of the Irish on the EU reform treaty of Lisbon, Luxembourg's Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker argues for continuing the ratification process. The heads of government agree on this, Juncker said on Saturday [14 June] on Deutschlandfunk. He would prefer to find a way out with "our Irish friends and colleagues" that would make it possible to have the treaty come into effect at some time. If this...

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