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Russia’s Lavrov speaks at UN General Assembly

This year the world marks the 80th anniversary of the Munich betrayal, the reminder of how “national egoism and attempts to solve one nation’s problems at the expense of another can lead to gravest consequences,” he said.  Unfortunately, there is a trend to rewrite history and whitewash the crimes of the Nazis and their collaborators in some nations, he stated. ...

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Trump speaks at UN General Assembly (WATCH LIVE)

“We have engaged with North Korea to replace the spectre of conflict with a bold and new push for peace,” Trump said, recalling his June meeting in Singapore with Kim Jong-un. Trump went on to hail the benefits of his meeting with Kim, noting that “missiles and rockets are no longer flying in every direction, nuclear testing has stopped, some ...

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MMA veteran Jeff Monson elected to legislative assembly in suburban Moscow

MMA fighter Jeff Monson, who has recently been granted Russian citizenship, won election to the legislative assembly in the town of Krasnogorsk, near Moscow on Sunday. Monson’s victory was reported on Monday by the Krasnogorsk branch of the Russian parliamentary majority party United Russia. Centrist, conservative and pro-Putin, United Russia backed Monson in the elections. Read more A vocal critic ...

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UN General Assembly condemns Israel for ‘excessive use of force’ on Gaza border

The UN General Assembly has adopted a nonbinding resolution condemning Israel’s use of ‘excessive force’ against Palestinian protesters in Gaza. A US amendment to condemn Hamas did not get enough support. The resolution condemns Israel for “excessive use of force” against Palestinian demonstrators on the Israeli-Gaza border and calls for the “protection of the Palestinian civilian population” in Gaza. It ...

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New York’s programming ed tech startup, General Assembly, sells to Adecco for $413 million

The European human resources services company Adecco Group said that is acquiring the New York-based, programming, design, and management training startup General Assembly for $ 413 million. With the acquisition, Adecco adds to its ability to provide job training and re-skilling services for businesses. It’s proof that General Assembly’s own business has come a long way since its early days ...

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UN General Assembly holds emergency meeting on Jerusalem declaration (WATCH LIVE)

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 15:22 Edited time: 21 Dec, 2017 15:59 The UN General Assembly (UNGA) is holding a rare emergency meeting on the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The meeting is taking place at the request of Arab and Muslim nations. On Monday, the US vetoed a UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution on Jerusalem, which ...

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Washington isolated, so it’s resorting to threats – Ankara before UN General Assembly meeting

Washington’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was “wrong and unacceptable,” Ankara has said, accusing the US of threatening countries that might vote against the move at a meeting of the UN General Assembly. “We expect strong support at the UN vote, but we see that the United States, which was left alone, is now resorting to threats. No ...

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UN General Assembly to hold rare emergency session after US vetoes Jerusalem resolution

Published time: 19 Dec, 2017 16:54 The UN General Assembly will hold a special session on Thursday, following a request by Arab and Muslim states. The countries have cited the US decision to veto a draft resolution on the status of Jerusalem. According to Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour, the General Assembly will vote on a draft resolution calling for ...

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High school teens ‘forced’ to work 11-hour shifts at iPhone X assembly plant to graduate

Published time: 21 Nov, 2017 23:36 Chinese high school students have reportedly been “forced” to work up to 11 hours a day assembling the Apple iPhone X smartphones at a manufacturing plant in Zengzhou, central China, as part of a mandatory school “work experience” program. READ MORE: New iPhone X owners complain of ‘green line of death’ on screen of ...

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Russian senator elected president of world’s oldest international assembly as 3 new members join

The world’s oldest international body of lawmakers – the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) – has accepted Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vanuatu as new members, and elected Russian Upper House chair Valentina Matviyenko as the president of its 137th assembly. The addition of three new member nations brings the total number of countries in the Union to 176. The 137th assembly of the ...

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