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    Full text of Pope Francis’ speech to United Nations
    Sep25

    Full text of Pope Francis’ speech to United Nations

    Pope Francis’ address to the United Nations on Friday as prepared for delivery and translated by the Vatican: Mr President, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for your kind words. Once again, following a tradition by which I feel honored, the Secretary General of the United Nations has invited the Pope to address this distinguished assembly of...

    Before And Beyond The Syrian Calamity
    Sep25

    Before And Beyond The Syrian Calamity

    What started as a civil war in Syria nearly five years ago has now evolved into an international crisis unmatched by any other since World War II. The global community now has a solemn obligation to end this humanitarian disaster, but it cannot do so unless all the powers affected by the conflict set aside their differences in order to end the...

    Transcript: Read the Speech Pope Francis Gave to the United Nations
    Sep25

    Transcript: Read the Speech Pope Francis Gave to the United Nations

    Pope Francis will speak before the United Nations General Assembly Friday morning, the first time that a pope will speak at the annual session where all member countries are represented. Here is a full transcript of his remarks. Thank you for your kind words. Once again, following a tradition by which I feel honored, the Secretary General of the...

    Pope Francis Proclaims That ‘Right of the Environment Does Exist’ in Sweeping U.N. General Assembly Speech
    Sep25

    Pope Francis Proclaims That ‘Right of the Environment Does Exist’ in Sweeping U.N. General Assembly Speech

    Pope Francis became the fifth pontiff to deliver remarks before the General Assembly of the United Nations on Friday morning, focusing on issues pertaining to the environment and poverty reduction, proclaiming that a “right of the environment does exist.” “First, it must be stated that a true ‘right of the environment’ does exist, for two...

    UN: Russia-backed Rebels in Ukraine Expel Aid Agencies
    Sep25

    UN: Russia-backed Rebels in Ukraine Expel Aid Agencies

    The UN refugee agency has blasted Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine for shutting the door on international aid.More than 8,000 people have been killed by fighting between separatist rebels and Ukrainian government troops. With the Ukrainian government shutting down… …read more Source:...

    UN: Russia-backed rebels in Ukraine expel aid agencies
    Sep25

    UN: Russia-backed rebels in Ukraine expel aid agencies

    MOSCOW (AP) — The UN refugee agency has blasted Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine for shutting the door on international aid.More than 8,000 people have been killed by fighting between separatist rebels and Ukrainian government troops. With the Ukrainian government shutting down all public services in the rebel-held areas, aid from...

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict Update: Ukraine Bans Russian Airlines Including Aeroflot
    Sep25

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict Update: Ukraine Bans Russian Airlines Including Aeroflot

    In a move contrary to friendly skies, Ukraine decided Friday to ban Russian airlines from flying into the country and prohibited any Russian transit flights above Ukraine if the planes contain Russian military members or goods, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Areseny Yatseniuk announced Friday through the government’s press service. The ban...

    UN: Russia-backed rebels in Ukraine expel aid agencies
    Sep25

    UN: Russia-backed rebels in Ukraine expel aid agencies

    MOSCOW (AP) — The UN refugee agency has blasted Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine for shutting the door on international aid. …read more Source: U.S....

    UN criticizes Russia-backed rebels for shutting the door on international aid agencies
    Sep25

    UN criticizes Russia-backed rebels for shutting the door on international aid agencies

    The UN refugee agency has blasted Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine for shutting the door on international aid. …read more Source: FOX...

    UN: Russia-Backed Rebels in Ukraine Expel Aid Agencies
    Sep25

    UN: Russia-Backed Rebels in Ukraine Expel Aid Agencies

    UN criticizes Russia-backed rebels for shutting the door on international aid agencies …read more Source: ABC...