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Kenyan Girls to Fly to Google HQ After Inventing APP to End FGM

Photo: Technovation Challenge, From left: Stacy Owino, Purity Achieng, Ivy Akinyi, Synthia Otieno and Macrine Atieno outiside a classroom in school. The five girls from Kenya will be representing Africa in the annual Technovation challenge in San Francisco. 384 more words
Human Rights Violations

Amid rising tensions in Jerusalem, UN envoy warns of 'grave risk' of escalation in Middle East

Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority, briefs the Security Council. 572 more words


Why Macron's France will be the most powerful since World War II

The last 24 months of elections and referenda have changed the values and priorities of some of the world’s most powerful nations, including the permanent five members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). 1,059 more words

International Relations

US says progress with China on N.Korea UN sanctions, true test is Russia

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States is making progress in talks with North Korean ally China on imposing new United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang over its latest missile test, but Russia’s engagement will be the “true test,” U.S. 629 more words

Yemen Cholera Epidemic Slowing After Infecting 400,000

From U.S. News & World Report:

Yemen’s cholera epidemic is set to hit 400,000 suspected cases, but is showing signs of slowing. According to the latest reports, there are 396,086 suspected cases and 1,869 deaths. 303 more words


Russia calls on its partners to condemn yet another attack on its embassy in Damascus, Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vladimir Safronkov said on Tuesday at a meeting of the UN Security Council. 95 more words