Cultures

Jamaica protects nearly 75K hectares, bans mining

Nov 22, 2017

Jamaica's government says it will protect nearly 75,000 hectares (185,000 acres) in a northwest region dotted by mines that features forests, rivers and cultural sites

Combat and cultural readiness key for new Army trainers

Nov 7, 2017

The Army is a new training brigade, military leaders like Col. Scott Jackson aren't looking only at drilling techniques and discipline, but cultural biases and personality issues to root out soldiers unfit for their unique mission

As US prepares to leave UNESCO, envoy urges deep reforms

Nov 4, 2017

The chief U.S. envoy at UNESCO says anti-Israel bias and opaque bureaucracy are hobbling the U.N. cultural agency and is urging deep reforms

Fire destroys more than a quarter of Brazilian national park

Oct 26, 2017

Brazil's Environment Ministry says arson may be the cause of a wildfire that over the past two weeks has destroyed more than a quarter of a national park in the central state of Goias

Europe should preserve its cultural heritage, EU's Tusk says

Oct 24, 2017

Europe should preserve cultural heritage, defend borders against migrants: EU's Tusk

Carlson says nation shifting on harassment issue

Oct 17, 2017

Gretchen Carlson, whose harassment accusations led to former Fox News CEO's ouster, says the nation is in the midst of a profound cultural shift on the issue

France's Audrey Azoulay wins vote to be next UNESCO chief

Oct 13, 2017

UNESCO's executive board has chosen former French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay to be the U.N. cultural agency's next leader in an unusually heated race overshadowed by Mideast tensions

US, Israel to exit UNESCO over its alleged anti-Israel bias

Oct 13, 2017

The United States says it's leaving the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and a need for "fundamental reform" in the agency, and Israel said it would follow suit

The Latest: Ambassador says 'foolish actions' led to UN move

Oct 12, 2017

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says the "extreme politicization" of UNESCO _ the U.N.'s cultural, education and scientific agency _ has become "a chronic embarrassment."

House GOP moves to revamp law on national monuments

Oct 11, 2017

House Republicans are moving to restrict the president's ability to protect millions of acres of federal land considered historic, geographically significant or culturally important

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