Nobel Peace Prize group urges nuclear powers to adopt ban-the-bomb treaty

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The leader of the group that won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize urges nuclear nations to adopt a United Nations treaty banning atomic weapons in order to prevent “the end of us.” Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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By admin On Sunday, December 10th, 2017
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In rare North Korea visit, UN presses need to 'reduce the risks of conflict'

The United Nations political affairs chief told senior North Korean officials during a visit to Pyongyang this week that there was an “urgent need to prevent miscalculations and open channels to reduce the More...

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By admin On Saturday, December 9th, 2017
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'All Iraqi lands are liberated from terrorist Daesh gangs,' Iraqi general announces

Baghdad is declaring victory in its war with ISIS. Iraq’s prime minister and a top military commander made the announcement today as Iraqi forces gained full control of the country’s border with Syria. Powered More...

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By admin On Friday, December 8th, 2017
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Israel beefs up Jerusalem police force ahead of protests

Israeli police deployed reinforcements in and around Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday, in anticipation of Palestinian protests over the Trump administration’s recognition of the contested city as the More...

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By admin On Friday, December 8th, 2017
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14 high-profile police-related deaths of U.S. blacks

Shootings and other deadly encounters between black men and police officers across the U.S. have prompted protests and renewed questions about race relations. Here are 14 recent and high-profile cases. Powered More...

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By admin On Friday, December 8th, 2017
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The Trump rule of social media reporting: tweet first, verify later

There are long-term consequences here. Each fantastical claim tweeted out to great fanfare and then quietly retracted hours later is one more hit against the reputation of news media Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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By admin On Friday, December 8th, 2017
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Be 'ready to GO!' Southern California warns residents as fires rage

Fanned by gusting winds, wildfires raged in densely populated Southern California for a fourth day on Thursday, with a new blaze north of San Diego exploding in size in just a few hours and dangerous conditions More...

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By admin On Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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Palestinians in Ramallah protest U.S. announcement on Jerusalem because city 'is like our second mother'

Hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated on Thursday in the West Bank city of Ramallah as part of a general strike in response to the U.S. declaration on Jerusalem, writes Derek Stoffel. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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By admin On Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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Al Franken to resign from U.S. Senate amid new sexual misconduct allegations

Al Franken says he will resign from the U.S. Senate amid a rising number of sexual misconduct allegations against him. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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By admin On Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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High winds in forecast complicate California wildfire-fighting efforts

Wildfires fed by powerful winds continue to make their way across Los Angeles, Ventura and San Bernadino counties in California. Tens of thousands of people have been forced from their neighbourhoods and dozens More...