Angelina Jolie Rips U.N. a New One

Angelina Jolie recently addressed the United Nations, and her remarks were stinging. One of the big concerns that Angelina Jolie has is the situation in Syria. She involves herself in that heavily. “Since the Syria conflict began in 2011, I…

Patricia Arquette: I Was a Single Mother Living in a Garage

Patricia Arquette’s acceptance speech at the recent Oscars drew quite a bit of attention. She spoke out about pay equality in America and drew thunderous applause. “To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation,…

Teri Hatcher Tells How Uncle Sexually Abused Her

Teri Hatcher recently spoke to a group of bigwigs at the U.N. on a topic that was very personal for her. It was a United Nations event commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Teri Hatcher…

Teri Hatcher Address U.N., Talks Childhood Sexual Abuse

Teri Hatcher addressed a United Nations event commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Tuesday, and divulged the horrors of her own experience with sexual abuse. The Desperate Housewives star was abused by an uncle…

Samantha Power Visits Ebola-Stricken Countries To Drum Up Health Care Support

US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power has flown to West Africa to encourage international support for the fight against Ebola. Power traveled through Guinea on Sunday and landed on Monday in Sierra Leone. She also plans to visit Liberia…

Emma Watson Delivers Speech At U.N.

Emma Watson charmed the world as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films and she is continuing to do so as an United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. Watson delivered an impressive speech at the U.N. on Saturday and asked that men…

Seth Rogen, James Franco Film ‘Act of War’ Per North Korea

Seth Rogen and James Franco’s new film The Interview has been deemed an ‘act of war’ by North Korea. The country’s ambassador to the United Nations–Ja Song Nam–says the U.S. government shouldn’t allow its release. The film’s plot involves the…

United Nations Now Recognizes Staff Members’ Legal Same-Sex Marriages

The United Nations will now recognize and provide equal benefits to legal same-sex marriages of its staff members despite the laws of their home country. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the news Monday at the world body. Prior to Monday’s…

Cannes Film Festival: Nicole Kidman Defends Grace of Monaco

Actress Nicole Kidman gently addressed criticism of her new film Grace of Monaco on the opening day of the Cannes Film Festival. “I feel sad because I think that the film has no malice toward the family or particularly towards…

Connie Britton To Serve As UN Goodwill Ambassador

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…

Saudi Princesses Under House Arrest Cry for Help Over Twitter

The Saudi Princesses Sahar and Jawaher have begun a Twitter and media campaign to end their thirteen year house arrest. In an e-mail to the Sunday Times, the sisters wrote “We slowly watch each other fading into nothingness”. They added…

Katie Couric to Interview Michael Bloomberg for Yahoo News

Katie Couric will interview former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg in her new role as Global Anchor for Yahoo. The interview, which will air March 14 on Yahoo and on Couric’s Tumblr blog, is Bloomberg’s first since being named…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…