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COVID-19 in Prison: EU Council Must Address Corona Challenges

Paris, France. Faced with the outbreak of COVID-19, the continent’s prisons are on the brink. There is an urgent need for those European decision-makers with competence in this area, under the aegis of the Council of Europe, to comprehend the nature of the risk and give impetus to policies matching the scale of the danger. All […]

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Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité: Immigrant Doctors in France Save Grand-maman

With Tony Abdel ghany. Provins, France. The entire world seems divided at year-end between the forces of love and hatred. Authoritarian regimes have reared their ugly heads across the planet. Politicians have painted Muslims as evil on two continents. Yet, outside Paris, a good-news story emerges that shows love can in fact triumph over evil. […]

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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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Obama, Hollande to Meet in Wake of Paris Attacks re: ISIS

Washington, D.C. Less than two weeks after the deadly attacks in Paris, U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, to the Oval Office for talks that are expected to go beyond America showing solidarity for its oldest ally – a grieving France. U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande. Photo: Wikipedia. […]

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Kerry: U.S. Committed to Increasing Efforts Against ISIS

Washington, D.C.  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday the Islamic State group “will feel even greater pressure” in the coming weeks as the United States, France and other allies increase their efforts against the militants. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry poses for a photo with French President Hollande, French Foreign Minister Laurent […]

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Hollande Calls for Union to Crush Islamic State in Syria

Washington, D.C. France will step up its offensive in Syria, where Friday’s shootings and suicide bombings in Paris had been planned, President Francois Hollande said Monday in a rare address to both houses of France’s parliament. President Francois Hollande. Photo: Wikipedia Commons. Friday’s “acts of war … were decided and planned in Syria, prepared and […]

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U.N., World Condemns ‘Despicable’ Terrorist Attacks in Paris

New York, N.Y. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council have condemned the “despicable” terrorist attacks carried out today in various locations in and around Paris, and Mr. Ban has demanded the immediate release of the numerous individuals reportedly being held hostage in the Bataclan theatre. View of Paris, France, from UNESCO headquarters. U.N. […]

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Refugees are the Responsibility of the World – Peter Sutherland

New York, N.Y.  Peter Sutherland is the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration. A strong advocate for the rights of migrants – and for action to increase the benefits of migration for countries of origin, destination, and migrants alike – he works to foster cooperation on issues such as protecting migrants […]

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