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UN Report: Humans Accelerating Extinction of Species

People are putting nature in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with extinction looming over 1 million species of plants and animals, scientists said Monday. But it's not too late to fix the problem, according to the United Nations' f...
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NRA Has History of Promoting Gun Rights Outside US

BOISE, Idaho — The recent revelation that National Rifle Association representatives had met with Australian politicians to discuss talking points after a mass shooting generated outrage from various politician...
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US: Alabama Woman Who Joined Islamic State Is not a Citizen

WASHINGTON — An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria won't be allowed to return to the United States with her toddler son because she is not an American citizen, the U.S. said Wednesday. Her lawyer is challenging that claim. "She's an A...
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UN Expert: Saudi Arabia Undermined Khashoggi Probe

GENEVA — A U.N. human rights expert said Thursday that Saudi Arabia undermined Turkey's efforts to investigate the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which she described as a "brutal and premeditated killing"...
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Trump Picks ex-Fox News Reporter as UN Ambassador

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's pick to be America's ambassador at the United Nations is likely to face questions about her thin diplomatic resume during an upcoming Senate confirmation hearing that will ...
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UN Court Orders US to Lift Some Iran Sanctions

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The United Nations' highest court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports of humanitarian goods and products and services linked to civil av...
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US Ends Palestinian Refugee Agency Funding

WASHINGTON — The United States is ending its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees, the State Department announced Friday, a week after slashing bilateral U.S. aid for projects in the West Bank and Gaza. The U.S. supplies ne...