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Latin America Welcomes Obama’s Move to Restore US-Cuba Ties

Washington, D.C.  Latin American leaders who for years have pressured the United States to drop its economic embargo against Cuba praised President Barack Obama for moving on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations with its communist-run Cold War foe. Raúl Castro with Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, 2008.  Roosewelt Pinheiro/ABr - Agência Brasil. Regional leaders said the move and [...]

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Historic Dalai Lama Broadcast Resonates on Chinese Social Media

Dharamsala, India.  For Tibetans, December 10 is usually charged with happiness and tension, as security police swarm markets and temples on the lookout for extraordinary displays of religious fervor or celebration. Their vigilance marks the Dalai Lama’s 1989 Nobel Prize anniversary, a day when many Tibetans have the spiritual leader in their thoughts and grapple [...]

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Spotlighting Racism, Stigma, U.N. Launches Ambitious Project

New York, N.Y.  People of African descent still face racism in every country, region and continent of the world, said United Nations General Assembly President Sam Kutesa as the world body today kicked off its International Decade of People of African Descent. Students inside a newly built classroom at a camp for internally displaced persons [...]

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President Obama Responds to U.S. Senate Torture Report

Read the President’s full statement below: Throughout our history, the United States of America has done more than any other nation to stand up for freedom, democracy, and the inherent dignity and human rights of people around the world. As Americans, we owe a profound debt of gratitude to our fellow citizens who serve to [...]

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Japan Donates Protective Gear to Ebola Health Workers

Tokyo, Japan.  The first of 700,000 sets of protective gear intended for healthcare workers battling on the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa arrived today from Japan and were handed over the United Nations, as the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said the crisis has left some 5 million children out of school. Some [...]

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U.S. Releases Report on CIA Interrogation Methods

Washington, D.C.  The United States has released a long-awaited report detailing how the Central Intelligence Agency employed extreme interrogation methods on suspected terrorists following the September 11, 2001, attacks. The Senate Intelligence Committee disclosed a lengthy summary Tuesday of the CIA’s interrogation techniques, including confinement in small places, sleep deprivation, and waterboarding, which simulates drowning. [...]

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U.N.: Israeli Demolition of Homes Contrary to International Law

New York, N.Y.  The Israeli Government’s use of house demolition as a punitive measure in response to alleged acts of violence by Palestinians must end immediately, two United Nations experts urged today, adding that the practice – which targets Palestinian homes in both Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory – is a violation of human [...]

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Obama Remarks in Address to the Nation on Immigration

Washington, D.C.  THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations. It’s kept us youthful, dynamic, and entrepreneurial. It has shaped our character as a people with [...]

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Latin America Welcomes Obama’s Move to Restore US-Cuba Ties

Historic Dalai Lama Broadcast Resonates on Chinese Social Media

After CIA Torture Revelations, U.S. Must Recover Moral High Ground – U.N. Expert

Spotlighting Racism, Stigma, U.N. Launches Ambitious Project

In New York, Fountain Gallery Wows Crowd at “Mad About Art”

U.N. International Observance: “Every Day is Human Rights Day”