All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘United Nations’

Rob Serry, UN Representative, Threatened In Crimea

Tensions continue to rise in Ukraine. This time hostile pro-Russian’s threatened a UN representative. On Wednesday an envoy, United Nations Robert Serry, went to Ukraine’s Crimea on a diplomatic mission, but his mission ended before it could even really start when armed men stopped him. The unidentified armed men told Serry he needed to leave Crimea. Serry said the men …

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North Korea Could Face Punishment After Inquiry

North Korea has had some light shed on the country’s methods of operation and extreme human rights violations with the release of the report from the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights on Monday. Horrific testimony from those who were captured and imprisoned, for reasons as shady as having a suspicious family member or trying to find food …

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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 “in house” means of responding to abuse didn’t go nearly far enough to punish child predators within its ranks. The …

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U.S., Iran Finally Reach Nuclear Agreement

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 – apparently, his efforts worked. Around 3:00 a.m. Sunday, the deal was signed. For two weeks, Kerry has been traveling …

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Google Autocomplete Misogyny Serves as the Focal Point for These Powerful Ads

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 based on a complex algorithm that take into account the popularity of specific search terms, your own personal search history, …

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Haiti Cholera Victims Sue UN, But Deeper Problems Plague Progress

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 the very minimum, 679,000 people contracted cholera since the outbreak originated in October 2010. In addition, the epidemic spread from …

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Gambia President Says Gays Are A Threat To Humans

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 homosexuality one of the three biggest threats to human existence. Several senators and other people in the political world of …

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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 in the United States recently. On Friday night, the UN Security Council voted unanimously to secure and destroy Syria’s stockpile …

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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. The report confirmed that the attack was conducted with chemical arms. The report also included details on the particulars of …

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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 both the White House and the State Department today confirmed that US officials hold the Syrian regime responsible for the …

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Russia Warns U.S. of Fallout if Syria is Struck

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” to describe American desires to retaliate against Syria, and that any military intervention that takes place outside the UN Security …

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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 of one political party and is completely ruled by a singular man; Kim Jong-Un, who is the son of Kim …

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