UN expert says secret trade deals threaten human rights

Secret negotiations on international trade deals threaten human rights, and the inclusion of provisions that would allow companies to sue states appears to violate human rights law, an independent United Nations expert said on Thursday.

Increased global shipping has caused pollution on open seas

 Owing to growing international trade, maritime traffic on the world's oceans has increased four-fold over the past 20 years, causing more water, air and noise pollution on the open seas, says a new research.

Threat of bioterrorism very real: Study

Evidence around the world indicates that the "development of biological agents continues in some countries".

Threat of bioterrorism very real: Study

Evidence around the world indicates that the "development of biological agents continues in some countries".