Trump Administration Withdraws U.S. From U.N. Human Rights Council

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Nikki R. Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, speaking to the General Assembly last week in New York.Credit Don Emmert/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images WASHINGTON — The United States withdrew on Tuesday from the world’s most important human rights … Read More

Germany, France urge Russia to pressure Syria for ‘immediate’ ceasefire

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A man walks next to damaged buildings following air strikes today in the rebel-held town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta The German and French leaders have urged Russia to exert “maximum pressure” on Syria for an “immediate” implementation of a UN ceasefire … Read More

NATO Chief Warns of Growing Nuclear Threat From North Korea, Russia

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Feb. 16, 2018. MUNICH — The head of NATO has said the alliance is determined to avoid a new arms race with Russia, but he warned that … Read More

“U.S. is throwing a wet blanket over our efforts,” North Korea tells U.N.

UNITED NATIONS — Just as the final North Korea Olympic athletes were arriving in Gangneung, South Korea for the Winter Olympics, Kim Jong Un’s foreign minister Ri Yong Ho appealed to the U.N. chief on Thursday, to recognize Pyongyang’s “positive developments” … Read More

2017 report pins growth of antisemitism on refugee crisis and far-right rise

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AntisémitismeAFP ‘Anti-Semitism is the dangerous fuel feeding our enemies for generations’, diaspora minister said The Ministry of Diaspora Affairs released a report on Sunday that noted an increase in anti-Semitic sentiment throughout 2017 attributing the rise of the far-right and … Read More