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United Nations Marks 100 Years Since Nelson Mandela’s Birth

New York, N.Y. Taking stock of his “vast” legacy for mankind, the United Nations will mark 100 years since the birth of the late anti-Apartheid activist, Nelson Mandela, on Wednesday. “Nelson Mandela was a towering global advocate for justice and equality”, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his video message for Nelson Mandela International Day, annually observed on […]

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Pope Supports U.S. Bishops’ Criticism of ‘Immoral’ Immigration Policy

New York, N.Y. Reuters has released an exclusive interview with Pope Francis in which he criticizes Trump administration policy on migrant family separation. Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Basilica Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Photo by Marko Vombergar/ALETEIA. Speaking to Reuters, the Pope said he supported recent statements by U.S. Catholic bishops who […]

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Surveillance Helps Secure Singapore for Trump-Kim Summit

Washington, D.C. It’s no accident Singapore was chosen to host the historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. One big reason: the city is extremely safe and tightly controlled. In fact, it has one of the world’s lowest crime rates. That’s in part because the country’s pervasive system […]

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Russia Liable for Downing Malaysian Airliner; Putin Condemed

New York, N.Y. Following the conclusion of an investigation that holds Russia responsible for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane in 2014, the United Nations chief said on Friday that he “has taken note with concern of the latest report.” “This is completely unacceptable and we condone Russia in the strongest terms possible,” states […]

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Dutch Pitch In to Help Hurricane Victims, Applaud US Aid

New York, N.Y. Hollywood celebrities may have been the first to host a telethon to raise money for Hurricane Irma victims, but the idea is not theirs alone. Dutch TV and radio stations also are banding together for an evening-long broadcast aimed at showing solidarity and gathering donations for victims on the island of St. […]

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US to Give Additional $169 Million in Aid to Ethiopia, Kenya

  New York, N.Y. The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump announced Thursday it will provide an additional $169 million in humanitarian aid to the drought-stricken African countries of Ethiopia and Kenya. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) said the funds, over $136 million for Ethiopia and almost $33 million for Kenya, would be […]

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Botswana Prepares to Host Dalai Lama Over China’s Objections

  New York, N.Y. Until a few weeks ago, says Lawrence Seretse, editor of The Botswana Gazette, few people in this nation of two million people even knew who the Dalai Lama was. But now, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader is making headlines in Botswana as it prepares to host him August 17-19 for a human […]

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Young Refugees Cleared to Travel to Waiting US Foster Families

  New York, N.Y. Young refugees from Somalia and Eritrea who are eagerly awaited by American foster families have been cleared to travel to the United States, Lutheran Social Services (LSS) tells VOA. As VOA reported Friday, the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (UMR) Program has been in a state of uncertainty since the Trump administration’s travel order […]

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Fox Restaurant Concepts Curating Culinary Devotees Across U.S.

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Mezé Greek Fusion Flying High in Downtown San Diego

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