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Connie Britton To Serve As UN Goodwill Ambassador

Connie Britton To Serve As UN Goodwill Ambassador

By Tobias Roth April 3, 2014

A new UN Goodwill ambassador has been chosen, and the role has gone to actress Connie Britton. She gave a speech at One U.N. Plaza on April 2, 2014, in New York, where she announced her appointment as ambassador. Connie …

Pope Defrocked 400 Priests Over Sex Abuse Pope Defrocked 400 Priests Over Sex Abuse

According to a document obtained by the Associated Press, in his last two years as pope, Benedict XVI defrocked roughly 400 priests in connection to sex abuse allegations. Much of the criticism leveled at the Catholic Church is that their …

U.S., Iran Finally Reach Nuclear Agreement U.S., Iran Finally Reach Nuclear Agreement
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After nearly a decade, America and five other world powers were able to finally reach a tentative agreement with Iran concerning their nuclear program. Secretary of State John Kerry left for Geneva to attempt to move negotiations along early yesterday …

Ads Put Google Autocomplete's Misogyny On Display Ads Put Google Autocomplete's Misogyny On Display
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Google autocomplete, for all its various detractors, is simply a reflection of the people. Google’s not picking what it suggests to you when you start typing a query – you are. Well, maybe not you entirely. Google’s autocomplete suggestions are …

Haiti Cholera Victims Sue UN Amid Health Woes Haiti Cholera Victims Sue UN Amid Health Woes

Haiti cholera epidemic victims filed a lawsuit against United Nations on Wednesday pleading for compensation over the outbreak that took the lives of 8,300 people. The legal petition was filed at the New York district court and claims that at …

Gambia President Says Gays Are A Threat To Humans Gambia President Says Gays Are A Threat To Humans
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The president of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has made some extremely harsh statements involving gay people and how he feels about them. He has used his address to the United Nations General Assembly to attack the gay and lesbian community, calling …

Syria Chemical Weapons: UN Votes To Eliminate Syria Chemical Weapons: UN Votes To Eliminate

Syria’s chemical weapons have been stirring up quite the controversy in recent weeks, leading up to an eventual vote from the United Nations. Syria’s use of chemical weapons gained the attention of President Obama and became a very serious issue …

UN Inspectors’ Report Suggests Damascus to Blame UN Inspectors’ Report Suggests Damascus to Blame

The United Nations released its report on the chemical weapons attack that killed masses of civilians in Syria on 21 August and while the conclusions are not definitive in assigning blame, the report suggests the complicity of the Syrian government. …

Destroyers Syria: Latest Chemical Attack Responses Destroyers Syria: Latest Chemical Attack Responses

“The President continues to work with his national security team reviewing the options available,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney stated at this afternoon’s press briefing in response to questions about the US reaction to the Syrian regime. Briefings from …

Russia Warns U.S. of Fallout if Syria is Struck Russia Warns U.S. of Fallout if Syria is Struck
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Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov spoke to reporters in Moscow today about the United States’ potential counter-strike against Syria in the wake of allegations of chemical weapons use on a Syrian suburb. Bloomberg has Lavrov using the words “slippery slope” …

Prison Camp Abuses In North Korea Come To Light Prison Camp Abuses In North Korea Come To Light

North Korea is not exactly renown for being a stable, friendly country with an impeccable report card for human decency. Quite the opposite, actually. North Korea is, in the most basic of terms, completely insane. The country is made up …

White House Speaks Out On UN Treaty White House Speaks Out On UN Treaty

Last week, there was much rejoicing after the U.S. and other nations firmly rejected a UN treaty that sought to regulate the Internet on an international level. There’s been a lot of talk about the conference since then, but the …

White House Publicly Opposes Internet Regulation White House Publicly Opposes Internet Regulation
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The ITU conference has one more day to go before it winds down on December 14. Until then, a proposal that would lead to governmental regulation of the Internet could be put forward despite some countries taking similar proposals off …

U.S. And Allies Refuse To Sign Internet Treaty U.S. And Allies Refuse To Sign Internet Treaty

We brought you word that the ITU talks in Dubai had become noticeably more worrisome in its two final days. The convention of delegates held a “non-vote vote” on whether or not the ITU would have any control over the …

Nations Cast A Non-Vote In Favor Of Internet Control Nations Cast A Non-Vote In Favor Of Internet Control

The past two weeks must have been stressful for the US delegates at the ITU conference in Dubai. They, alongside their EU allies, had to convince delegates from every other nation that the ITU should not be expanded to cover …

The US Isn't Ready To Give Up On ITU Talks Just Yet The US Isn't Ready To Give Up On ITU Talks Just Yet

As the ITU talks continue this week, one of the most worrisome proposals has been shelved. The proposal in question would have allowed nations like Russia, China and Saudi Arabia more say in how the Internet is governed. Despite that …

Open Internet Scores A Win At ITU Open Internet Scores A Win At ITU
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The world has been watching and waiting for the past week as nations from around the world are meeting in Dubai to discuss the future of the ITU. The conference could have significant implications for the open Web as some …