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17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

28 Aug 2015 description

Caribbean - Tropical Cyclone ERIKA
• ERIKA continues moving north-west as a Tropical Storm. On 27 August, at 9.00 UTC, its centre was located between Grand Terre of Guadeloupe and the island of Antigua.
• Over the next 24h, ERIKA’s intensity may slightly increase, but will remain a Tropical Storm. Its centre is forecast to pass near or over portions of the Leeward Islands and the British Virgin Islands on 27 August and near or north of Puerto Rico early on 28 August UTC.

31 May 1999 description

A $15 billion supplemental spending bill signed by President Clinton on May 21 includes more than $500 million to help Kosovar refugees, both overseas and in the United States.
The mid-year emergency spending package is a combination of separate measures to cover costs unforeseen when the FY 1999 appropriations were enacted primarily the Kosovo crisis and Hurricane Mitch. As with many supplemental measures, however, unrelated items were added, delaying enactment. The final package funds the NATO mission in Yugoslavia, military pay and benefits, disaster relief, and aid to farmers.