By Thalif Deen – UNITED NATIONS, (IPS) – When North and South Yemen merged into a single country under the banner Yemen Arab Republic back in May 1990, a British newspaper remarked…
Cuban President Raul Castro gave an endorsement to peace between the United States and his communist country, with the two nations in talks to restore ties after decades of animosity. Asked by a journalist at a summit of Latin American...Show More Summary
China became the world’s top destination for foreign direct investment in 2014, edging the U.S. out of that position for the first time since 2003, according to figures released Thursday by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Thursday that the United Nations had informed Israel that the Lebanese group Hezbollah was unlikely to escalate violence after deadly encounters a day earlier left three people dead, raising concern about more fighting in the Middle East.
GENEVA -- As 2015 begins, the values enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are under threat. Around the world, personal liberty, human rights, and democracy are at risk -- even in countries that have embraced democratic ideals. Show More Summary
Ed Note: This post appears courtesy our friends at 32 Flags, Bloguin’s international soccer vertical. When it was announced that ESPN and Fox Sports would split a 10-game schedule of United States men’s national team games, there was a collective groan from most of the soccer viewing public. Show More Summary
As our nation grapples with immigration reform, the deaths of unarmed black citizens at the hands of law enforcement, voter disfranchisement and the United States Supreme Court's possible nullification of the Civil Rights Act of 1968,...Show More Summary
The step made by presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro could open a new era in the relations between both nations. The news translated into an intense happiness in large sections of the Cuban population. Minutes after finishing both...Show More Summary
Look out Angelina Jolie, prominent Washington hostess and philanthropist Rima al-Sabah, the wife of Kuwaiti Ambassador Salem al-Sabah, was named the newest goodwill ambassador for the United Nations’ refugee agency. Al-Sabah is known...Show More Summary
TweetThey used to hang out on Market near 7th, but now they’ve been pushed north, closer to the Tenderloin Crime Containment Zone: This is what happens when you give food to a food bank. Oh well.
In the United States men's national team's 3-2 defeat to Chile on Wednesday night, manager Jurgen Klinsmann lined his side up in a 3-5-2 formation for the first time. The January friendly against Chile's "B" team was a perfect time for...Show More Summary
Dozens of protesters Wednesday tried to storm the Gaza headquarters of the United Nations, an AFP correspondent said, after the UN announced it lacked funds to rebuild the war-battered Palestinian territory. Around 200 people demonstrated outside the UN compound in Gaza City, burning tyres and...
Via the National Catholic Register: A coalition of Catholic and Protestant leaders has united to call all Christians to an unwavering defense of the truth of marriage, rooted in nature as well as faith. "We affirm strongly and without...Show More Summary
Maritime forces from East Africa, South Africa, Europe, Indian Ocean nations, the United States and several international organizations began the fourth
Chile 3, United States 2 At Estadio El Teniente in Rancagua, Chile. Scoring USA: Brek Shea (Matt Besler), 6th minute. CHI: Roberto Gutierrez (Mark Gonzalez), 10th. USA: Jozy Altidore (Mix Diskerud), 31st. CHI: Mark Gonzalez (Marco Medel), 66th. Show More Summary
Spain’s ambassador to the United Nations is blaming Israel for the death of a Spanish UN peacekeeper during the Israeli military’s exchange of fire with the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group. “It was because of this escalation of violence, and it came from the Israeli side,” Spanish Ambassador Roman Oyarzun Marchesi told reporters. The UN peacekeeper […]
According to China’s National Health and Family Commission, 13 million abortions occur in their country each year. The United States, by comparison, reports that there are one million abortions annually. Additionally, 91% of teenagers who get pregnant in China have abortions and repeat abortions are not uncommon. Qi Rongyi, chief physician of the gynecology and […]
photo: United Nations at Saint Vitus in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman) Geoff Rickly's screamo band United Nations have announced two homecoming shows for 2015, one in DC and the other in Brooklyn. Both are with two DC bands, post-rockers...
The "Craver Nation" expands to Nevada. It was six long months ago that people in Las Vegas got wind that White Castle was coming not just to the western United States, but to the Strip. Now that day is here, bringing them 5,615 square...Show More Summary
On Monday, February 2nd at 1:30 PM in the Senate Law and Justice Committee, there will be a hearing on SB 5289 which will require parents to be notified before a minor has an abortion. The United States is one of only six nations in the world that allow abortion on demand into the third […]