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The Case for Humanitarian Aid to North Korea

Foreign Policy - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 16:58
It won’t bring the regime in from the cold, but it will save lives.

Will Turkey Face Double Sanctions?

Foreign Policy - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 10:36
Plus: Hong Kong’s justice minister in China, Congo’s Ebola crisis, and the other stories we’re following today.

25 years after population conference, women still face challenges to ‘well-being and human rights’, says UN chief

UN News Centre - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 00:13
Many women and girls “still face enormous challenges to their health, well-being and human rights”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a High-level General Assembly meeting on Tuesday conevened to mark the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), a milestone in reproductive health and rights. 

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: inclusion in development, Asia monsoons, Ebola risk for youth, obesity and Yemen latest

UN News Centre - Tue, 16/07/2019 - 22:40
In today’s Daily Brief: Inclusion resonates widely at development meeting, UN offers help after monsoons devastate Asia, DR Congo Ebola effecting children, obesity plagues island communities, Yemen’s warring parties agree to ceasefire for key port

Warren Hammers Trump’s Pentagon Nominee—Despite Her Own Industry Ties

Foreign Policy - Tue, 16/07/2019 - 22:30
The presidential contender is leading the charge against the Defense Department’s revolving door but has a history of pushing the interests of firms in her home state.

Here’s How to Finally Solve Spain’s Governmental Standstill

Foreign Policy - Tue, 16/07/2019 - 22:26
A coalition between Pedro Sánchez’s Socialists and Albert Rivera’s Ciudadanos could prevent a fourth election in as many years—but voters are unlikely to buy it.

Inclusion, empowerment and equality, must be ‘at the heart of our efforts’ to ensure sustainable development, says UN chief

UN News Centre - Tue, 16/07/2019 - 22:15
The world’s people are demanding “transformative change that is fair and sustainable,” Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, calling on government leaders to use the upcoming slate of key United Nations meetings in September to “kickstart a decade of delivery and action for people and planet.” 

UN agency helps stranded Ethiopians return home, ending ‘harrowing migration ordeal’

UN News Centre - Tue, 16/07/2019 - 21:56
With the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), some 280 Ethiopians returned home on 10-11 July, after being facing traumatic experiences in Yemen.  

‘Severe’ new US asylum restrictions will put vulnerable families at risk, UN refugee agency says

UN News Centre - Tue, 16/07/2019 - 21:35
Deeply concerned about the new rule barring from asylum the majority of people crossing the southern land border of the United States, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has warned that the ‘severe’ measure will endanger vulnerable people in need of international protection from violence or persecution.

Human cost of Ukraine conflict is growing, Security Council told

UN News Centre - Tue, 16/07/2019 - 20:50
The human cost of the conflict in Ukraine is growing, the UN political chief told the Security Council on Tuesday, during a briefing on the current situation in the country.

Hun Sen’s Man in Washington (State)

Foreign Policy - Tue, 16/07/2019 - 19:47
Cambodia’s strongman has found an unlikely American voice.

Japan’s Trade War Is as Futile as Trump’s

Foreign Policy - Tue, 16/07/2019 - 19:17
Tokyo’s temper tantrum over history is mostly hurting itself.

Ursula von der Leyen’s Big Promises for Europe

Foreign Policy - Tue, 16/07/2019 - 18:52
A transcript of the nominee’s remarks at the European Parliament plenary session.

‘We Are Going to Continue to Fight’

Foreign Policy - Tue, 16/07/2019 - 18:45
Venezuela’s would-be president, Juan Guaidó, says he’s confident ahead of a new round of talks with the Maduro government.

‘Greater urgency’ needed in fight against HIV/AIDS, warns UN agency, amidst $1 billion investment cuts

UN News Centre - Tue, 16/07/2019 - 17:53
The UN programme leading the global effort to end AIDS is calling for greater urgency and more funding in the fight against the disease, with data showing that the pace of progress in reducing new HIV infections is slowing, and some countries experiencing a rising number of cases.

Ebola emergency meeting to go ahead as UNICEF warns of higher risk to very youngest children

UN News Centre - Tue, 16/07/2019 - 17:13
Ahead of a key expert meeting convened by the United Nations to decide whether to declare the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) an international health emergency, the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF warned that the epidemic “is infecting more children” than earlier outbreaks.  

Ich Bin Ein Hong Konger

Foreign Policy - Tue, 16/07/2019 - 16:13
How Hong Kong is turning into the West Berlin of the quasi-cold war between the West and China.

Colombia’s Uneasy Peace

Foreign Policy - Tue, 16/07/2019 - 14:53
A few years after Bogotá struck a deal with the FARC, challenges to the agreement risk undermining it.

Trump Seeks to Shut Down Asylum at Southern Border

Foreign Policy - Tue, 16/07/2019 - 07:49
Plus: China's economy slows, Erdogan readies for S-400 deployment, and the other stories we’re following today.

Survivors of ISIL terror in Iraq want justice, not revenge, says head of UN investigation team

UN News Centre - Tue, 16/07/2019 - 00:14
The scale and barbarity of the crimes committed by ISIL have ultimately served not to divide but to unify, Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, head of the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (UNITAD), told the Security Council on Monday.