Tag: United Nations

Congo’s Almost Free Election

The Democratic Republic of Congo, the former Zaire, is one of the richest countries of the world in natural resources. But it also has a long and dismal history of colonial exploitation, dictatorial rule and war that has left its citizens among the poorest people of the world. That is […]

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Fleeing Saudi Woman Is Staying in Thailand for Now

BANGKOK — A young Saudi woman who fled her family and was facing deportation from Thailand won a brief reprieve Monday after she posted a short video from her barricaded hotel room asking for asylum. Thai immigration officials, who had said earlier that they would put her on a plane […]

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Editorial Observer: A Changing of the Guard

They are in their 80s and 90s now, national security titans from years past when certain values were broadly shared, like the imperative of America’s global leadership and the nation’s commitment to democracy, diplomacy and the North Atlantic alliance. And with George H.W. Bush gone, it’s hard not to wonder […]

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An Israeli Soldier Killed a Medic in Gaza. We Investigated the Fatal Shot.

By YOUSUR AL-HLOU, MALACHY BROWNE, JOHN WOO and DAVID M. HALBFINGER | Dec. 30, 2018 | 17:04 On June 1, an Israeli soldier shot into a crowd, killing a volunteer medic named Rouzan al-Najjar. Israeli officials say soldiers only use live fire as a last resort. Our investigation shows otherwise. […]

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Going Nowhere Fast on Climate, Year After Year

Thirty years ago, a NASA scientist, James Hansen, told lawmakers at a Senate hearing that “global warming is now large enough that we can ascribe with a high degree of confidence a cause-and-effect relationship with the greenhouse effect.” He added that there “is only 1 percent chance of accidental warming […]

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Trump Imperils the Planet

It’s hard to believe but it was only three years ago this month — just after 7 p.m., Paris time, Dec. 12, to be precise — that delegates from more than 190 nations, clapping and cheering, whooping and weeping, rose to celebrate the Paris Agreement — the first genuinely collective […]

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Is Haiti Awakening to Change?

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — It started with a few keystrokes in a living room in Montreal. Gilbert Mirambeau Jr., a Haitian filmmaker and writer, took to Twitter on Aug. 14 to post a photo of himself, blindfolded, holding a piece of cardboard with a simple question written on it in Haiti’s […]

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Curbing Speech in the Name of Helping Israel

One of the more contentious issues involving Israel in recent years is now before Congress, testing America’s bedrock principles of freedom of speech and political dissent. It is a legislative proposal that would impose civil and criminal penalties on American companies and organizations that participate in boycotts supporting Palestinian rights […]

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Belgian Prime Minister, Facing Populist Revolt Over Migration, Offers Resignation

BRUSSELS — Belgium’s prime minister, under pressure from the right and left, submitted his resignation Tuesday in the face of a populist revolt over his migration policy, which opponents say threatens Belgian sovereignty. Prime Minister Charles Michel’s problems echo those of other European leaders, including President Emmanuel Macron of France, […]

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Pope Francis Lauds U.N. ‘Global Compact’ for Immigration

Pope Francis took advantage of his Angelus message Sunday to praise the U.N.’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) approved in Marrakesh last week. The GCM provides “a framework for the whole international community,” the pope told the 25,000 pilgrims and tourists in Saint Peter’s Square, before asking for prayers that this […]

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United Nations Dispatch: Runners Extend U.N.’s Reach, One Sweaty Huff After Another

UNITED NATIONS — They meet in the predawn darkness outside Central Park, less than two miles from the United Nations, where many of them often encounter one another, exchanging knowing glances or a runner-to-runner handshake. Chugging through the dimly lit park on a 30-minute jog, they pass dog walkers, other […]

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Government in Belgium Loses Majority Over U.N. Migration Pact

BRUSSELS — The Belgian government has lost its majority in Parliament after its biggest coalition partner, the right-wing Flemish party, left in opposition to the planned signing this month of an international agreement on migration. Prime Minister Charles Michel, in announcing the end of his majority government during a news […]

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Heartland Institute, Polish Labor Union Sign Historic Pact to Resist Climate Change Agenda

The Heartland Institute and the Polish labor union Solidarity have joined forces on the sidelines of the United Nations (U.N.) COP24 climate change conference to sign a historic statement on Wednesday vowing to resist the globalist agenda that critics say threatens nations’ sovereignty around the globe. Solidarity, founded by Nobel Peace Laurette Lech Walesa whose […]

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o: U.S. Tax Dollars Help to Starve Children

ADEN, Yemen He is an eight-year-old boy who is starving and has limbs like sticks, but Yaqoob Walid doesn’t cry or complain. He gazes stolidly ahead, tuning out everything, for in late stages of starvation the human body focuses every calorie simply on keeping the organs functioning. Yaqoob arrived unconscious […]

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Trump to Name State Department’s Heather Nauert U.N. Ambassador

President Donald Trump will name State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert as U.N. Ambassador to replace Nikki Haley, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Three people familiar with President Trump’s decision to name Nauert confirmed the pick, according to the report. Before taking on the role of State Department spokeswoman, Nauert was employed as a Fox News anchor and […]

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In Blow to Haley, U.N. Rejects Measure Condemning Hamas

The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday rejected a resolution proposed by the United States to condemn the Islamic militant group Hamas for violence against Israel. The rejection was a blow to the American ambassador, Nikki R. Haley, who had positioned the measure as a capstone of her tenure. In […]

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Yemen Peace Talks Begin With Agreement to Free 5,000 Prisoners

CAIRO — Yemen’s warring sides agreed on Thursday to exchange prisoners, starting peace consultations in Sweden that aim to end a conflict that has killed tens of thousands of civilians and pushed millions to the brink of famine. The United Nations envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, opened the talks, saying […]

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Renewed Hope for Peace in Yemen

The people of Yemen have had enough. More than three years of war have killed thousands, displaced more than 500,000, created the worst cholera epidemic and brought about 14 million Yemenis to the brink of starvation. Desperate to escape famine, to be reunited with their loved ones, to mourn the […]

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Delingpole: United States and China Snub United Nations Climate Talks

Both the United States and China have snubbed the latest round of United Nations climate talks in Katowice, Poland. The Express reports: Representatives from nearly 200 countries met in Katowice, Poland, on Sunday, marking the beginning of two weeks of talks to save the 2015 Paris deal on climate change. But the US is not […]

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U.N. Secretary: Rise of Nationalism Threatens Fight Against Climate Change

United Nations (U.N.) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Thursday that the trend in favor of nationalist policies around the world is making it harder to promote a global approach to fighting climate change. “I think that it is clear to me that the world is more polarized. […]

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CNN Contributor Marc Lamont Hill Calls for Destruction of Israel, Endorses Palestinian Violence

CNN Contributor Marc Lamont Hill told the United Nations on Wednesday that Israel should be replaced by a Palestinian state, and defended the Palestinian use of violence against Israel. Hill was speaking at the “U.N. International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People,” which provides an annual platform for extremist rhetoric against Israel. He was […]

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