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UN accuses DR Congo army of digging Kasai mass graves

It is the first time the United Nations has directly suggested that government forces dug the mass graves.

US ambassador reports progress on new North Korea sanctions

3 hours agoNews : The Lookout

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and China are making progress on a new U.N. resolution that would impose additional sanctions against North Korea following its test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday.

Yusra Mardini, A Young Refugee, Finds Safety in Her New Home

The United Nations Department of Public Information has launched a new animated video on the dramatic story of Yusra Mardini, a young refugee from conflict-torn Syria who achieved her dream to compete in the Olympics last year. Yusra Mardini was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN [...]

Live Stream POTUS Youngstown, Ohio, Campaign Rally Same Day Senate Votes On Health Care Repeal Effort

On the same day that the United States Senate cast a crucial procedural vote that could lead to abolishing the nation’s health care law, the Affordable Care Act, Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally that will live stream from the Trump stronghold of Youngstown, Ohio, on Tuesday. Show More Summary

N. Korea to take 'corresponding measures' if UN imposes new sanctions

7 hours agoNews : USAToday: News

The United Nations Security Council is considering more sanctions for North Korea after the country's intercontinental ballistic missile launch. Video provided by Newsy        

Prosecutor: Chinese billionaire used bribes to build legacy

A prosecutor says a Chinese billionaire bribed two United Nations ambassadors so he could make a U.N. conference center in China the "Geneva of Asia." Assistant U.S. Attorney Janis Echenberg … Click to Continue »

U.S. says progress with China on N.Korea U.N. sanctions, true test is Russia

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is making progress in talks with North Korean ally China on imposing new U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang over its latest missile test, but the "true test" will be what measures Russia agrees to, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Tuesday.

China urges ASEAN to reject outside interference

Beijing urged Southeast Asian nations on Tuesday to unite and "say no" to outside forces seeking to interfere in the South China Sea dispute, in an apparent swipe at the United States ahead of a regional summit. Chinese Foreign Minister...Show More Summary

US judge halts deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals

16 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A federal judge in Michigan halted on Monday the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals from the United States, the latest legal victory for the Iraqi nationals facing deportation in a closely watched case. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith granted a preliminary injunction requested by...

Why I Visited North Korea

21 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

In light of the United States barring Americans from traveling to North Korea, recent visitors shared their stories of visiting the reclusive nation.

‘It breaks my heart’: At 102, oldest living Tuskegee Airman laments continuing US racial discrimination

22 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Celebrating his 102 birthday, the oldest surviving Tuskegee Airman —  the nation’s first all-black aviation unit — lamented the fact that racial discrimination still pervades America almost 70 years after President Harry Truman integrated the armed forces. In an interview with People...

Australia denies reneging on a UNHCR deal to accept refugees

The Australian foreign minister has rejected the United Nations refugee agency's allegation that her government reneged on a deal to resettle some refugees who attempted to reach Australia by boat. … Click to Continue »

Exploiting Space: To Greedily Go (and That’s a Good Thing)

I posted something here yesterday about efforts to regulate commercial exploitation of the moon – and beyond, amongst other matters citing the activities of For All Moonkind, a group that is reportedly pushing the United Nations to protect...Show More Summary

One Less Obamacare Repeal Wild Card

Just in from Sen. John McCain’s office: “Senator McCain looks forward to returning to the United States Senate tomorrow to continue working on important legislation, including health care reform, the National Defense Authorization Act, and new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea.”

US existing home sales stumble as prices hit record high

The National Association of Realtors said existing home sales dropped 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.52 million units last month.

U.N. warns of escalation if no Jerusalem mosque solution by Friday

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov warned on Monday that a solution was needed by Friday to the Jerusalem mosque crisis, which he said threatens to have "potential catastrophic costs well beyond the walls of the Old City."

UN: No reviving failed Cyprus peace talks anytime soon

A United Nations envoy says he sees little chance of failed talks to reunify ethnically split Cyprus restarting anytime soon. Espen Barth Eide said after meetings with the leaders of … Click to Continue »

Duterte asks U.S. to return three church bells seized as spoils of war more than a century ago

Taking a swipe at the United States in his state of the nation address, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked the U.S. to return three church bells seized as spoils of war from the eastern Philippine village of Balangiga more than a century ago. "Give us back those Balangiga bells," Duterte...

With injuries piling up, will the Nationals need to change their deadline strategy?

The Nationals have seen injuries poke holes in all units of their roster in the last two months.

David Zedeck Exits Live Nation To Head UTA Music

Veteran talent exec David Zedeck, Executive Vice President and President of Global Talent and Artist Development for Live Nation is leaving the company for a senior post at United Talent Agency. Zedeck was recruited by UTA's Jeremy Zimmer to oversee the agency's music department. He has held his post at...

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