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UN to consider action against Israel over Palestinian occupation

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A UN human rights expert has accused Israel of violating a number of international laws and resolutions while suggesting legal action, including travel bans, against the Middle Eastern state. Tel Aviv countered by saying the UNHRC “has lost all touch with reality.” “Israel’s role as occupier in the Palestinian Territory …

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Philippine President threatens to quit United Nations

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has denounced the UN after it called for an end to killings blamed on his war on drugs, saying he might leave the organisation and invite China and others to form a new one. Two UN human rights experts last week urged the Philippines to stop …

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Donald Trump: NATO is obsolete, UN doesn’t fix anything

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Donald Trump on Saturday went further than ever before in his criticism of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, telling a crowd here that we would be fine if NATO broke up. Mr. Trump had previously questioned the need for the organization, and on Saturday he reiterated his criticism that other …

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100’s of sexual assaults done by UN ‘peacekeepers’ – report

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A draft report on Tuesday, released by the United Nations internal oversight body, found cases of widespread sexual exploitation by the UN peacekeeping forces, while stationed in countries beset by conflict and natural disaster. The study focused mainly on the two countries of Haiti and Liberia, where ‘transactional sex’ is …

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US and Australia block Palestinian statehood bid at UN

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The UN Security Council has failed to adopt the Arab coalition’s bid calling for the creation of a Palestinian state and an end to Israeli “occupation”. The veto power US and Australia voted against the move with 5 abstentions. The draft resolution gathered only 8 votes in favour, so it …

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Australia and US spied on Indonesia during UN summit

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (left) and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Then Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (left) and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Australia and the US worked side by side on a large-scale joint surveillance operation on Indonesia, during the 2007 UN climate change conference in Bali, a new report from the NSA leaker, Edward Snowden, has revealed. In 2007, …

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Obama stops NSA spying on IMF and World Bank

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International Monetary Fund Headquarters in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama has called on the National Security Agency to halt spying on the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in conjunction with a review of surveillance activities, Reuters reported. A US official told the news agency that …

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