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UN Chief Warns ‘A Wind of Madness Is Sweeping the Globe’

UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that “a wind of madness is sweeping the globe,” pointing to escalating conflicts from Libya and Yemen to Syria and beyond. “All situations are different but there is a feeling of growin...
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US, Israel Exit UN Cultural Agency, Claiming Bias

PARIS — The United States and Israel have officially quit the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural agency — the culmination of a process triggered more than a year ago amid concerns that the organization...
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Nearly 85 Percent of UN Nations Back Migration Deal; Not US

MARRAKECH, Morocco — Defying fierce opposition from the United States and a few other nations, nearly 85 percent of the countries at the U.N. agreed Monday on a sweeping yet non-binding accord to ensure safe, orderly and humane migration. "More than 60,000 ...
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Tillerson: Rohingya Crisis Requires Credible Investigation

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for a credible investigation into the actions of Myanmar's security forces as Rohingya Muslims continue to flee ethnic violence in the Buddhist-majority country. Speaking in Myanmar this week, Tillerson said, "The...