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International Youth Day: YUVA Dialogue 2015 on 12 August

The 2015 International Youth Day theme is Youth Civic Engagement. Youth Civic Engagement, a main goal of the United Nations System-Wide Action Plan on Youth ( 304 more words

National

Seriously, Must Presidential Visits Be Such Regal Affairs?'

Security is one thing; a sense of moderation is another. They are not incompatible values.

President Obama just shattered another long-standing tradition: he didn’t stay at the… 538 more words

Politics

Reagan’s 1987 UN speech on ‘alien threat’ resonates now

By Steve Hammons

(This article was featured 7/26/15 in “Knapp’s News” on the Coast to Coast AM radio show website. “Coast” has the largest late-night radio audience in the U.S. 792 more words

Society

30 July: World Day against Trafficking in Persons

At any given time, an estimated 2.5 million people are trapped in modern-day slavery.

Men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers both in their own countries and abroad. 428 more words

International

Three UN Conferences to Impact Global Development

by Austin Slaymaker

2015 is sure to be a pioneering year for global development. With three United Nations (UN) conferences, twenty-fifteen is considered a “ 684 more words

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The Gargoyle: Did Canada lead UN walkout against Iran?

On Sept. 23, 2009, foreign affairs minister Lawrence Cannon led Canadian diplomats out of the UN General Assembly as Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad began to deliver his annual address. 268 more words

National

Obama says no thanks to China-owned Waldorf, and Thursday's other reasons to fear for humanity

1. Putin pays trolls for praise

Russia operates a top secret “troll factory,” called the Agency for Internet Studies, where people are hired at grunt wages to write pro-Putin comments on the Internet, leave stupid messages on news sites, manipulate social networks and block anti-Putin bloggers. 624 more words

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