U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley Announces Resignation

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced she is resigning her post at the end of the year. The announcement was made this morning during a meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office at the White House. “She’s done a fantastic job and we’ve done a fantastic job together. We’ve solved a […]

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U.N. Harshly Criticizes U.S. Policy Toward Immigrant Children

The Office of the Human Rights of the United Nations harshly criticized the U.S. this week for the policy of separating young immigrant children from their parents at its southern border. Spokesperson for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Ravina Shamdasani called the policy a violation of human rights. “We are deeply concerned that […]

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Scientists Call for Boycott of South Korean University Over “Killer Robots”

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) made headlines last month for announcing a partnership with defense company Hanwha Systems to develop artificial intelligence. There is now growing concern that the partnership will lead to the creation of autonomous weapons. A group of over fifty AI scientists from all over the world has […]

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Seven Killed, Hundreds Injured in Latest Palestinian-Israeli Violence

Seven were killed and hundreds were injured in the latest fighting between Palestinians and Israeli security forces along the Israel-Gaza border today. One teenager was killed, and twelve women and forty-eight children were among the estimated 1,000 people who were injured, according to the Palestinian health ministry. Dozens were treated near the border fence by […]

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Foreign Trade and Wars

President Trump announced he was replacing Gen. H.R. McMaster with former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton as National Security Adviser this week.  Observers are worried the change indicates a shift to a more forward-leaning and aggressive foreign policy, militarily.  International trade is also an area where the Trump administration seems to be leaning a little more […]

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United Nations Votes to Unanimously Approve Syrian Ceasefire After Days of Pro-Assad Bombing Leaves Hundreds of Civilians Dead

The United Nations has unanimously approved a ceasefire in Syria after days of bombing has left hundreds of dead and thousands injured.  And the numbers are expected to rise. Doctors Without Borders has reported at least 520 dead and 2,500 wounded in the attacks by the Bashar Assad regime that started last Sunday.  The bombings […]

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North Korea Believed to Have Earned $200 Million in Trade that Evaded Sanctions Last Year, According to U.N.

North Korea has earned nearly $200 million in 2017 from exports that violated sanctions according to report written by U.N. monitors. The report, which has been sent to a U.N. Security Council sanctions committee, said North Korea had shipped coal to Russia, China and South Korea among other places.  The report also says North Korea […]

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President Trump Cuts Palestinian Aid by $65 Million

President Trump has cut foreign aid to Palestinians in the wake of their refusal to participate in peace negotiations with Israel, brokered by the U.S.  The president declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel last month and directed the U.S. State Department to begin preparations to move the U.S embassy there.  That move angered the Palestinians […]

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US Calls Emergency UN Security Council Meeting Over Iran

The US has requested an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Friday to discuss the “troubling and dangerous situation” in Iran, it was announced Thursday.  Protests have roiled the country over the past week.  Twenty-one people have been killed and hundreds have been arrested in the unrest. The protests started out over Iran’s […]

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