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Why Russia tried to curb same-sex partner rights at the U.N. (and why it lost)

    On Tuesday, member states of the United Nations voted down a proposal by Russia to curtail benefits to the same-sex spouses of U.N. employees. The vote was much more than a simple human resources question, with U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power making an appearance urging countries to vote down the Russian effort. The graph above illuminates how countries […]

Administration’s Climate Plan to UN a Reminder of What’s at Stake for Manufacturers

The Administration’s submission of its Climate Change Plan to the United Nations today is a reminder of the complex natureRead the Rest...

The U.S. Is Going to War Tomorrow at This Fancy Pacific Beach Resort

On April 2, the United States is going to war. Marines and special forces will lead a coalition of 27 nations against organized Islamic terrorists who control the nation of Isla Del Sol and its Shell Oil wells. And according to internal documents obtained by Gawker, the war will be over by next weekend. Read more...

Will Obama change U.S. stance vis-à-vis Israel at UN or this is another red line

While the world remains fixated on the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, the Obama administration is facing another foreign policy showdown in the United Nations Security Council. By: Sangwon Yoon While the world remains fixated on the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, the Obama administration is facing another foreign policy showdown in the United Nations […]

Released Serbian nationalist flaunts freedom, burns Croatian flag

BELGRADE (Reuters) - A Serbian ultra-nationalist released on compassionate grounds by a United Nations war crimes court flaunted his freedom on Wednesday by setting fire to a Croatian flag two days after judges ordered him to return...

Legal Debate on EPA's Power Plan Takes Center Stage

For the past two weeks, the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s “Clean Power Plan” for power sector carbon emissions has been the center of an ongoing debate between some of the nation’s foremost constitutional and environmental law scholars. read more

How Iran Damaged US And International Credibility

As we await news of the details of the imminent nuclear deal with Iran, it might be worth discussing what the deal will mean for the legitimacy of the United Nations, and the United States, on the world scale.

Shells launched at U.N. base in north Mali: sources

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Unknown attackers fired shells at a United Nations base on the outskirts of a town in northern Mali early on Wednesday, residents told Reuters.

Pushing for a Palestinian State

After seven frustrating years as the United Nations official tasked with promoting Israeli-Palestinian peace, Robert Serry was finally saying goodbye. Speaking to the Security Council for the last time about the future of the peace process last week, he dropped some of his customary caution. Show More Summary

'Why More Education Won’t Fix Economic Inequality'

Speaking of Larry Summers: Why More Education Won’t Fix Economic Inequality: Suppose you accept the persuasive data that inequality has been rising in the United States and most advanced nations in recent decades. But suppose you don’t want to fight...

Jozy Altidore Red Card a Blemish on Positive Night for USMNT vs. Switzerland

For the first 68 minutes of the United States men's national team's 1-1 draw with Switzerland, the frustration and concern created by last Wednesday's loss to Denmark were replaced by a large amount of positivity. Just as the nervesShow More Summary

NAR and Move Reach Agreement Over Use Of Top Level Domains Outside The United States

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) and Move have reached agreement over the use of top level domains outside of the United States.


16 hours agoGenres / Fantasy : The Wertzone

Activision have announced that the next game in their popular Call of Duty franchise will be called United Nations Diplomat and will feature the player experiencing the cut and thrust world of high-level international politics. "It's a departure for the series," Activision CEO Robert Kotick admitted. Show More Summary

Watch Tracy Emin Recreate Her Past In Tate’s Exhibition Of “My Bed”

Plus, Ikea is providing the United Nations with flat-pack refugee shelters -- awesome! Click for more in Today's Lady News...

Player Ratings: Switzerland (1) vs. United States (1)

Player ratings for the United States national team’s friendly against Switzerland in Zurich.

Syria, Iraq a 'finishing school' for foreign fighters: U.N. report

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - More than 25,000 foreign fighters from some 100 countries are linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State, with Syria and Iraq comprising a "veritable international finishing school for extremists," United Nations experts reported to the U.N. Security Council.

Climate Change: The Defining Challenge of our Generation

Today the United States took an important step towards its objective by formally submitted our commitment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The bad GOP and the good GOP on climate change

The Obama administration officially committed the United States Thursday to cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent to 28 percent within 10 years. This is the sort of U.S. leadership necessary to keep major emitting nations moving toward significant curbs on the gases that cause global warming, a world effort that negotiators hope to formalize […]

UN Welcomes Putin’s Possible Visit to September General Assembly

Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General Farhan Haq said the United Nations welcomes the possible participation of Vladimir Putin in the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.

D.C. United’s Steve Birnbaum to miss 4-6 weeks

D.C. United defender Steve Birnbaum will miss four to six weeks with a sprained left ankle suffered early in Saturday’s 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy. Birnbaum, a second-year starting center back who received a U.S. national team call-up in January, landed awkwardly after heading a corner kick on target. He was removed on […]

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