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U.S. Ally Yemen in Danger of Splitting into Two – Again

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…

'Peace between us,' Raul Castro says of U.S. ties

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 Trumps U.S. for Foreign Investment

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.

Hezbollah ready to close the door on clash with Israel, U.N. says

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.

The Global Order Can Only Be Saved If New Powers Are Let In

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

Fox Sports has promise, but there’s plenty of work to do after USMNT debut

11 hours agoSports : Awful Announcing

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

What's in a Name: Senate Subcommittee Drops 'Civil Rights and Human Rights' From Name

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

Cuba and the United States: The Challenges of Starting Anew

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

Philanthropist Rima al-Sabah named U.N. goodwill ambassador

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

United Nations Plaza Update: These Naughty Grannies are _Still_ Selling Food Given to Them for Free and Meant for Hungry People

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.

Could the 3-5-2 Formation Ever Work for Jurgen Klinsmann and the USMNT?

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

‘We are still homeless!’ Protesters try to storm Gaza headquarters of the United Nations

17 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

Catholic & Evangelical Leaders Unite In Statement Against Same-Sex Marriage

18 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

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

Cutlass Express 2015 Commences

  Maritime forces from East Africa, South Africa, Europe, Indian Ocean nations, the United States and several international organizations began the fourth

Goal videos from U.S. national team’s 3-2 friendly loss at Chile

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 blames Israel for death of UNIFIL peacekeeper on Lebanon border

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 […]

China Sees 13 Million Abortions a Year, 91% Percent of Pregnant Teens Have Abortions

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 […]

United Nations announce dates w/ Black Clouds & Loud Boyz

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...

People Waited for 3 Hours to Eat at Vegas’s First White Castle

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

Washington State Committee Will Hold Hearing on Bill for Parental Notification on Abortion

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 […]

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