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Trump reimposes all UN sanctions on Iran

The Trump administration said on Saturday it had reimposed all United Nations sanctions on Iran, although 13 of the 15 U.N. Security Council members, including long-time allies Britain, Germany and France, have said the move is...

In moving film, UN calls for collective action to tackle global challenges, including COVID-19, racism, climate change and poverty

The United Nations, Project Everyone and 72 Films are launching “Nations United - Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times,” a first of its kind film which will be released on the UN YouTube channel and global broadcast networks on...

New billboards call on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to stop detaining families and children

Residents of Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and the Washington D.C. area will see billboards across their states and districts for four weeks calling on the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to stop detaining families who came to the United States...

REMARKS: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at the U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue

Secretary Michael R. PompeoAt the U.S.-Qatar Strategic DialogueSeptember 14, 2020Loy Henderson AuditoriumWashington, D.C.  SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning, everyone.  Welcome to our third U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue.  We’re spending a lot of...

COVID-19 ravages Bolivia with 1,656 deaths in past 24 hours

At least 1,656 people died from COVID-19 in Bolivia in the past 24 hours, the highest daily death toll in the country so far.There were also 835 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday,...

UNICEF, WHO, UN and World Bank warn COVID-19 could reverse decades of progress toward eliminating preventable child deaths

The number of global under-five deaths dropped to its lowest point on record in 2019 – down to 5.2 million from 12.5 million in 1990, according to new mortality estimates released by UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO),...

G7 foreign ministers condemn Russia over poisoning of Alexei Navalny

G7 foreign ministers have released a statement condemning Russia over poisoning of Alexei Navalny.The statement was released by the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the...

Nigerian Muslims condemn French President Emmanuel Macron and satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo over cartoons of Prophet Muhammad

Nigerian Muslims on Tuesday condemned French President Emmanuel Macron and satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo over the decision to reproduce cartoons of Prophet Muhammad.Last week, Charlie Hebdo republished the same cartoons about Prophet Muhammad...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigns for health reasons

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has resigned due to poor health.The 65-year old Abe, who is known to have battled chronic ulcerative colitis, said he was resigning for health reasons.

Read Michelle Obama’s fiery speech at Democratic National Convention

Good evening, everyone. It’s a hard time, and everyone’s feeling it in different ways. And I know a lot of folks are reluctant to tune into a political convention right now or to politics in general....

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