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  CNN cut ties with Marc Lamont Hill after he made comments about Israel and Palestine in a speech at the United Nations on Wednesday. A CNN spokesperson told Mediaite Thursday that Hill was no longer under contract. But Hill vehemently denied being anti-Semitic, taking to social media to make his case. READ MORE: White cop fired for failing to shoot […]

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No matter where a woman may reside in the world, she may be most endangered at home, according to a new study by the United Nations’ Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

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History was made in Ethiopia on Thursday when former United Nations official Sahle-Work Zewde became the nation’s first woman to be elected president. The appointment of the veteran diplomat comes amidst a “pink wave” in Africa’s second-most populated country, with the full support of Ethiopia’s progressive new prime…

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United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley will resign from her role in the Trump administration, according to multiple reports on Tuesday morning.

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Congo says it has decided to boycott two planned U.N. events focusing on the central African nation because it was not consulted on the agenda or expected outcome.

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Nelson Mandela's South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman is one of the 20th century's great stories.

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United in sorrow, world leaders and international dignitaries came to Ghana to pay their last respects to the late United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

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GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says people smugglers are taking greater risks to […]

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GENEVA (AP) — Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic […]

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BERLIN (AP) — A human rights expert is criticizing the U.S. for failing to tackle […]

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  WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It’s the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution. Haley said Tuesday the U.S. had given the human rights body “opportunity after opportunity” […]

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A U.N.-supported human rights expert says the United States is now moving full steam ahead to make itself even more unequal."

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After scrapping a plan to deport thousands of migrants from African nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has suspended a deal with the United Nations to give those migrants residency in exchange for Western nations resettling the same number. The BBC is reporting that hours after announcing the deal, Netanyahu put the plan on hold, saying […]

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KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — In a rare press conference, Congo’s president rejected global condemnation of […]

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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — European Union and African leaders pledged Wednesday to do more […]

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Meghan Markle became an advocate for women when she was an […]

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On Monday, North Korea warned a United Nations committee that nuclear war “may break out any moment.”

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti that has helped maintain order through 13 years of political turmoil and catastrophe is coming to an end...

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations on […]

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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — More than 400 bodies have been pulled from the debris […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor says a Chinese billionaire bribed two United Nations ambassadors […]

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 120 countries approved the first-ever treaty to ban nuclear […]

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Nigeria’s population is growing so fast, it’s slated to become the third-largest country in the […]

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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — United Nations officials say at least 11 people have died from […]

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A United Nations employee was arrested for robbing four Manhattan banks. All of the robberies had apparently been committed while he was on his lunch break.

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