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The U.S. Falls Embarrassingly Far Behind Other Wealthy Countries in Infant Mortality Rates

Eighty percent of our newborn deaths are entirely preventable. A report by the United Nations' children's rights agency found that the United States' infant mortality rate is below average for high-income countries, and is only slightly lower than that of less economically-stable countries including Ukraine and Sri Lanka. Show More Summary

U.S. says ready to talk Mideast peace; Abbas calls for conference

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is "ready to talk" Middle East peace with the Palestinians, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday in remarks directed at Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting of the U.N. Security Council.

Abbas calls for international Mideast peace conference by mid-2018

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - During a rare address to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for an international Middle East peace conference to be convened by the middle of this ye...

Kovalev vs Mikhalkin: Igor Stands Face-to-Face with Destiny on March 3

3 hours agoSports / Boxing : BoxingNews24

Certain nations have always been known for producing boxing talent: Mexico, Great Britain, the Philippines, Japan and, of course, the United States. And now Russia stands on the brink of joining this elite company. The latest Russian...Show More Summary

How Neglect of Puerto Rico Sparked a National IV Bag Shortage

(Britta Pedersen/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images) W hen Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in late September, hospitals across the mainland United States already faced intermittent shortages of intravenous fluids. But the Category...Show More Summary

Tomgram: Danny Sjursen, Buttering Up the Pentagon

Think of it as the chicken-or-the-egg question for the ages: Do very real threats to the United States inadvertently benefit the military-industrial complex or does the national security state, by its very nature, conjure up inflated threats to feed that defense machine?

U.N. issues blank statement on Syrian violence: ‘No words will do justice to the children killed’

4 hours agoNews : BlogPost

UNICEF, the United Nations agency for children, issued a blank statement Friday to express outrage over the continued suffering of Syrian children and at the justifications used by those inflicting the pain. The statement was released as aid agencies and monitoring groups said that more than 100 people had been killed in government attacks on the […]

Abbas seeks alternative to US as peace mediator

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to call for an alternative to US-mediated negotiations with Israel during his address to the United Nations Security Council, officials say.

We Have a President Who Won’t Defend Our Nation

5 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

All through the past week, it seemed as if the nation was slouching through each day burdened by the whiplash of headlines that defined hourly a new, distorting definition of what it now means to be president of the United States. It began Tuesday, when Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats informed the U.S. Show More Summary

Two aid workers killed in eastern DR Congo

Two aid workers employed by a French charity that helps provide water were killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and a third is still missing, the United Nations said Monday. The two Hydraulique Sans Frontieres (HYFRO) employees were killed Saturday near Mushikiri in North Kivu province while on duty, UN spokesman Farhan Haq said. Show More Summary

‘More guns is not the answer’: Father of mass shooting victim tears down NRA’s ‘ridiculous’ talking points

17 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Richard Martinez, a California man whose son was slain in a mass shooting in Santa Barbara in 2014, appeared on CNN Monday to tear apart the National Rifle Association’s arguments about the solution to gun violence in the United States. In an interview with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin,...

Congress considers new cryptocurrency rules as Israel decrees bitcoin is property

Global legal attention to the ongoing status of cryptocurrencies is heating up with both the United States and Israel joining a number of nations that are considering new laws or have made rulings in relation to how cryptocurrencies are handled. Show More Summary

Equatorial Guinea goes to UN over French case against president's son

Vice-president Teodorin Obiang given suspended sentence for corruption and embezzlement Equatorial Guinea has gone to the United Nations’ highest court to challenge a conviction in France against its vice-president for embezzling public money from the oil-rich but impoverished west African country – on the grounds that he has diplomatic immunity. Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia welcomes push for U.N. action against Iran on missiles

MUNICH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia on Sunday welcomed a draft United Nations resolution offered by Britain, the United States and France that would condemn Iran for failing to stop its ballistic missiles from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group.

It's Not Illegal Immigration That Worries Republicans Anymore

The Trump-era GOP cares more about the national origin and race of immigrants than the methods they used to enter the United States.

U.N. council mulls condemning Iran over Yemen's Houthis' getting missiles

(Reuters) - - Britain, the United States and France want the United Nations Security Council to condemn Iran for failing to stop its ballistic missiles from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group and commit to take action over the sanctions violations, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Saturday.

Pilot study in Kenya shows link between chronic pain and glutamate consumption

Chronic pain is among the most vexing health problems, including in the developing world, where most research suggests that the prevalence of pain is similar to the United States and other developed nations.

Thirteen Russians accused of interfering in US presidential election

3 days agoNews : World News Blog

Thirteen Russian nationals have been indicted on charges of interfering in US elections. All are charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, while five face additional charges of aggravated identity theft, with three accused of fraud. The charges were announced by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and come from the special investigation by Robert…

Why is it so hard to regulate guns — even though gun regulation is so popular?

Why is it so hard for the United States to regulate guns? Doing so is very popular. Nationally, and in most states, majorities favor a wide range of additional restrictions. In every state, majorities favor at least some additional restrictions and regulations on ownership and use. Theories abound about why passing gun regulation is so […]

A Conspiracy to Defraud

Well, in case you had any doubts: A federal grand jury has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election, charging them with conspiracy to defraud the United States, the Department of Justice announced Friday. In addition, three defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud […]

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