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Ban Ki-moon Urges ‘Courageous Steps’ for Lasting Two-State Solution

Tel Aviv, Israel. Following a meeting this morning in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the leader to take the “courageous steps” necessary for a negotiated two-State solution in order to bring lasting peace, security and dignity for the people of both Israel and Palestine. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) […]

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Chinese Fans Renounce Lady Gaga for Meeting Dalai Lama

Indianapolis, IN. China warned the international community Tuesday of the dangerous motives of the Dalai Lama after he met with pop star Lady Gaga while in the U.S. The singer Lady Gaga and the Dalai Lama attended the U.S. Conference of Mayors 84th Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo: David Björn/Flickr (Lady Gaga); Christopher Michel/Wikipedia (Dalai Lama). The […]

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Vote to Leave E.U., Ban Says U.N. to Work with ‘Important Partners’

New York, N.Y. Following the vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the UN looks forward to continuing to work with both “important partners.” Photo: Carmen Cuesta Roca “The Secretary-General expects the European Union to continue to be a solid partner for the United Nations […]

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The Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas’ Restrictive Abortion Law

Washington D.C. The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down one of the United States’ strictest abortion laws, in what is seen as one of its most important abortion decisions in a quarter century. A protest against Focus on the Family’s “Stand for the Family” event at the Xcel Energy Center, planned by OutFront Minnesota. Photo: […]

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Myanmar Migrants in Thailand Rush Police, Greet Suu Kyi

Bangkok, Thailand. Thousands of Myanmar migrants, eager to get a glimpse of Aung San Suu Kyi, overwhelmed police in a Thai coastal fishing center Thursday afternoon.                                                                                                             Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo:Htoo Tay Zar.            The Myanmar state counselor and foreign minister, on her first official visit to Thailand since her government was […]

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Ban Declares Era Of Impunity ‘Over’ For Sexual Violence In War

New York, NY-Marking the first International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that the era of impunity for sexual violence as a tool of war is over, citing a host of landmark rulings against political and military leaders.                                                                                                                             UN Photo/Albert González Farran In February, […]

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Supreme Court to Rule on Landmark Immigration Case

Washington D.C. Rosario Reyes says las pandillas, or gangs, always lingered in her neighborhood in El Salvador, but she became even more afraid after her brother-in-law was assassinated in a shooting on his way home from work. Gang members shot him 12 times during a robbery. U.S Supreme court. Photo: Daderot, Wikipedia. She feared for […]

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Florida Bank to Offer First Credit Cards for Use in Cuba

Pompano Beach, FL, A small regional Florida bank is making history. Stonegate Bank is issuing the first credit card that can be used in Cuba since Washington and Havana normalized relations. Cuba has two currencies: 1 for tourists and 1 for Cubans. The one for tourists is worth 26 times more. Photo: Flickr/James Byrum. “In […]

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