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Photo of the Day – Nov. 4, 2016

Scene from The Hague, Netherlands Street scene from The Hague, Netherlands, where Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered a UN World Class lecture, as well as receiving the Knight Grand Cross in the Order of the Lion of the Netherlands. Escena de La Haya, Países Bajos Escena de la calle de La Haya, Países Bajos, donde el […]

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France: UN Condemns Terrorist Attack on Crowds Celebrating Bastille Day in Nice

New York, N.Y. Senior officials from across the United Nations family today condemned the deadly attack in Nice, France, calling for stepped up efforts to fight terrorism and violent extremism. Members of the Security Council observe a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the 14 July terrorist attack in Nice, France. UN Photo/Manuel […]

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In a Perfect World, There Will Always Be Lindos

Word handed down by our tireless leader, Greta, was that we must leave the elegant and endlessly accommodating Rodos Palace early for our day in Lindos, an hour’s drive down the coast, if we hoped to beat the heat. What she didn’t warn us was that it isn’t just the heat you need to handle, […]

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Vote to Leave E.U., Ban Says U.N. to Work with ‘Important Partners’

New York, N.Y. Following the vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the UN looks forward to continuing to work with both “important partners.” Photo: Carmen Cuesta Roca “The Secretary-General expects the European Union to continue to be a solid partner for the United Nations […]

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For Britain’s Muslims, Mayor’s Victory Sign of Change

London, U.K. The election of Sadiq Khan as London’s first Muslim mayor is a sign of changing times for Britain and its population of nearly 3 million Muslims. “He is a Muslim. We are Muslims. This is a great opportunity for the Muslim people,” said Mohammed, a 69-year-old businessman in East London’s largely Muslim Whitechapel […]

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Unaccompanied Refugee Children in Europe ‘Falling Between Cracks’

New York, N.Y. New data reveal that a record 96,500 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children applied for asylum across Europe in 2015, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, calling for urgent measures to protect these children from the serious risks of abuse, exploitation and trafficking. Refugee children on the border of the former […]

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Sadly, Fears Mount of Resurgent Anti-Semitism in Europe

Warsaw, Poland. Seventy-one years ago, Soviet troops entered the notorious Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi extermination camp near Krakow, Poland, liberating the remaining 7,000 prisoners, most of them sick and dying Jews. Antisemitic graffiti in Klaipėda, Lithuania. Photo: Beny Shlevich / Wikipedia. Days earlier, as the Red Army approached, the Nazis evacuated 60,000 other inmates, forcing them on a […]

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U.S. Official: Vladimir Putin’s Behavior ‘Picture of Corruption’

Washington, D.C. A senior U.S. Treasury official is accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of corruption, saying the Kremlin leader uses his position to enrich friends and allies at the expense of others. How corrupt is Russian President Vladimir Putin? Photo: Maria Joner/Wikipedia. Adam Szubin, who oversees U.S. Treasury sanctions, makes the accusation in a BBC documentary […]

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