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Will Portugal's Guterres be the new UN Secretary-General?

UNITED NATIONS - To state the obvious, it appears former Portuguese Prime Minister António Guterres will be the next UN secretary-general to succeed Ban Ki-moon. But this is not a sure bet. Guterres, the former spirited head of the UN...Show More Summary

9 Latin nations band together to plead with U.S. over Cuba

Eight Latin American governments on Monday joined Costa Rica in calling on the United States to end its special treatment for Cuban migrants. The Ecuadorean foreign minister delivered a letter … Click to Continue »

430 Groups Want United Nations to Create a Special Day to Promote Abortions

To pro-lifers, the idea of a “Safe Abortion Day” celebration may seem like a sickly ironic joke, but the idea is exactly what hundreds of pro-abortion groups are trying to push the United Nations to adopt. CNS News reports a coalition of 430 international pro-abortion groups sent a letter to the UN asking that Sept. […]

In Re: Kaepernick’s Caper

(Steven Hayward) John has already noted the silliness of Colin Kaepernick’s stunt of refusing to stand for the national anthem, as though everyone who does somehow thinks the United States is perfect. Here’s a practical suggestion: the 49ers should include a small American flag on team helmets. Show More Summary

African Nations Cup qualifiers on US TV and streaming

4 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

The final round of qualifiers for the the 2017 African Nations Cup will take place this weekend from September 2nd to 4th, and the good news is that many of the games will be available for viewing in the United States. The current round...Show More Summary

Portugal's Guterres still leads race for U.N. chief after third ballot

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres still leads the race to become the next United Nations Secretary-General after a third U.N. Security Council secret ballot on Monday, diplomats said.

U.S. will reach Obama’s goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees on Monday

After a slow start, the administration was able to hit the goal about a month early and just a few weeks before President Obama convenes a summit on refugees during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly. Continue reading ? The post U.S. will reach Obama’s goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees on Monday appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Two sides of the Kaepernick coin: One NFL player understands his stance, one disagrees

The torrent of opinions on Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for the National Anthem as a silent protest to racial injustice in the United States has not yet begun to slow, and Monday we saw NFL players on both sides of the discussion weigh in. Show More Summary

Obama Is Turning Over Control of Internet to United Nations

From the beginning, Obama has been all about advancing social justice by taking the USA down a few pegs. It looks like he will accomplish this in part by giving

Two Front

My latest at the National Interest ponders the possibility of a two-front war: The United States discarded its oft-misunderstood “two war” doctrine, intended as a template for providing the means to fight two regional wars simultaneously, late last decade. Designed to deter North Korea from launching a war while the United States was involved in […]

Human Skulls Are Being Sold Online, But Is It Legal?

8 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

This post originally appeared on National Geographic. In 2011, an archaeologist in the United Kingdom picked out one of the many human skulls sitting on his shelf. The 17th-century European male was missing most of his teeth and mandible, but the skull was clean and generally in decent condition. Show More Summary

Car Bomb-Resistant Fencing Part Of Enhanced US Open Security

The NYPD's counterterrorism unit is ramping up security for this year's US Open in Queens, having reinforced fencing around the new 8,000-seat grandstand at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center with thick cables capable of withstanding a truck loaded with explosives. Show More Summary

Rashford must earn England recall – Allardyce

15 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Marcus Rashford needs to play regular first-team football for Manchester United if he is to regain a place in the England squad, national manager Sam Allardyce told reporters on Monday. Rashford,...Show More Summary

Gender inequality is a $95 billion issue in sub-Saharan Africa

Gender inequality costs sub-Saharan Africa an average of $95 billion each year according to an annual United Nations Development Programme report published Sunday. Continue reading ? The post Gender inequality is a $95 billion issue in sub-Saharan Africa appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Donald Trump is bankrupting the Republican Party — and we don’t mean morally

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

The only thing that seems to be dropping faster than Donald Trump’s odds of being elected president of the United States is the bank balance for the Republican National Committee that is currently at a historic low this close to a presidential election. According to Open Secrets, the...

Uber, Careem suspend services in UAE capital after 50-plus drivers were arrested

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Ride-hailing companies Uber [UBER.UL] and Careem have suspended services in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, since Saturday and do not know when they can resume operations, they said on Sunday. The National, a UAE newspaper, quoted unnamed sources as saying that as many as 50...

Obama's biggest achievement in Syria fell short — and Assad is rubbing it in his face

The Obama administration has touted its negotiations to remove chemical weapons from Syria as a major diplomatic achievement. But a new report from the United Nations Security Council found that the regime of Syrian President BasharShow More Summary

Apple is right: Patriotism has nothing to with taxes—but it's wrongly avoiding paying its fair share

There is an unwritten social contract in the United States: You work and pay taxes, your tax dollars are put in a pool, and they benefit everyone. Some of those tax dollars pay for national defense, some pay for ensuring our food is safe to eat, that our roads are safe, and that our children receive an education. Show More Summary

USMNT Watch: Bobby Wood Opens Bundesliga Account Before WCQ Resumes

Things are looking good for the United States men's national team at the forward position as the pair of September CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers approach. Bobby Wood added to the excitement surrounding the position on Saturday with his first Bundesliga goal. Show More Summary

New UN S-G Must Realize That Climate Change Threatens Our World

The task facing the next United Nations Secretary-General will not be an easy one. The world seems to be teetering on the edge of multiple, interconnected crises including conflict in Syria, tensions around Ukraine, and disputes over water and land resource issues. Show More Summary

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