UN chief urges Cyprus' leaders to seize 'historic opportunity' for peace deal – FRANCE 24

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres called Friday on rival Cypriot leaders to seize a “historic opportunity” to bring peace to their island, at negotiations aimed at ending its 40-year division. Cyprus is one of the world’s longest-running political crises and the talks in Switzerland have been billed as the best chance for a lasting solution. […]



De Blasio and Cuomo Establish Peace, for Now – New York Times

Mayor Bill de Blasio has tried a full-frontal attack. He has tried sitting down for a private dinner in Midtown Manhattan to create a détente. He has tried building coalitions of like-minded politicians and supporters to exert outside pressure. But in finally securing a substantive victory in his fight to retain control over New York […]



Women's Peace Dialogue and United Methodist Women meet in Burg Schlaining, Austria – Religion News Service

United Methodist Women organized the third round of the Women’s Peace Dialogue, June 27 – 29, at the Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution. The event brought together 25 women leaders from 15 Eastern European and Central Asian countries for work around critical issues of peace and conflict in the region. United Methodist […]



REVIEW: 'Transformers 5' is long and long on special effects – Sioux City Journal

Some directors would give anything for one of the crane shots director Michael Bay tosses in “Transformers: The Last Knight.” Like a film school student, he packs everything into this latest installment (is the budget unlimited?) and comes away with a hodgepodge of stories, effects and tributes. What starts as his version of the “Camelot” […]



Taiwan President Tells Military Graduates Being Battle-Ready Keeps the Peace – U.S. News & World Report

[unable to retrieve full-text content] U.S. News & World Report Taiwan President Tells Military Graduates Being Battle-Ready Keeps the PeaceU.S. News & World ReportTAIPEI (Reuters) – Peace can only be achieved if troops are battle-ready, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen told new military graduates on Friday, as the United States prepared to sell $1.42 billion in […]



Taiwan president tells military graduates being battle-ready keeps the peace – Reuters

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen attends the annual Han Kuang military drill in Penghu, Taiwan May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Peace can only be achieved if troops are battle-ready, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen told new military graduates on Friday, as the United States prepared to sell $1.42 billion in new arms to the self-ruled island, a […]



Dusty Miller: Praises rally for peace in Belchertown – GazetteNET

Praises rally for peace in Belchertown I was proud to be a Belchertown resident on June 17 as I joined the rally for peace held on the Belchertown common. Around 150 people from Belchertown and neighboring communities gathered from 12 to 2 p.m. to stand against hatred in response to the gun rally featuring the […]



Mental Health Of The Nation: Casualties In The War On Drugs – Bahamas Tribune

By DR MIKE NEVILLE “Before you can break out of prison you must realise that you are locked up,” – Unknown. The great war on drugs! Wars cause untold devastation, death, disability both physical and mental and some people profit enormously. Drug wars are the same, death by overdose, bad reactions, murder and of course […]



War for the Planet of the Apes Is an Adventure Humans Almost Don't Deserve – TIME

The bigger movies get, somehow the smaller we get. Increasingly elaborate special effects, marathon-length runtimes, plots that sprawl off the rails within the first 20 minutes: Pictures built to entertain us don’t necessarily make us feel more human. But Matt Reeves’ War for the Planet of the Apes is something else, a summer blockbuster that […]



Bill Ward on Making Peace With Black Sabbath, Selling Old Gear – RollingStone.com

In 2011, when Black Sabbath announced their reunion, all four original members were present, a rare case among bands of their era. But drummer Bill Ward split from the group in 2012, citing an “unsignable” contract, and vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler carried on with their Rick Rubin–produced 13 LP and […]