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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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Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to teach college part-time in Bronx

ALBANY — Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is headed back to campus this fall. Heastie, a Bronx Democrat, announced Friday that he will teach classes part-time at Monroe College’s Bronx Campus, instructing an introductory course in personal finance management. “Higher education has always been a priority to me as I recognize the countless doors it has opened for me, and I ...

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Assembly powerhouse Denny Farrell set to retire after 42 years

ALBANY – One of the longest serving and most powerful state lawmakers is ready to call it quits. Assemblyman Herman “Denny” Farrell (D-Manhattan) told the Daily News Tuesday that on Sept. 5 he will resign the seat he’s held the past 42 years. Farrell, 85, cited age, health, and the demands of the job as chairman of the Assembly Ways ...

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N.Y. Assembly Democrats fold on legalizing online poker

ALBANY — Those hoping that New York will legalize online poker this year shouldn’t bet on it. Though the Senate recently passed the bill, Assembly Democrats, who discussed the issue behind closed doors last week, are not expected to take it up before the legislative session’s scheduled end Wednesday. “There was some opposition; we’ll pick it up next year more ...

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