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    Obama’s Use of UN to Advance Partisan Agenda Hurts the Organization Long-Term
    Sep20

    Obama’s Use of UN to Advance Partisan Agenda Hurts the Organization Long-Term

    President Barack Obama gave his eighth and final address to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday morning. The tone was reminiscent of past speeches in a number of ways, both good and bad. The rhetoric was soaring in parts and it was well-delivered. However, his characterization of the world and his successes tended toward the Pollyannaish...

    Transcript: What Barack Obama told the United Nations
    Sep20

    Transcript: What Barack Obama told the United Nations

    United States President Barack Obama speaks during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) Mr. President; Mr. Secretary General; fellow delegates; ladies and gentlemen: As I address this hall as President for the final time, let me recount the progress that...

    Trump Gives Ukraine Cold Shoulder in New York
    Sep20

    Trump Gives Ukraine Cold Shoulder in New York

    Petro Poroshenko sent a request to meet both U.S. presidential candidates. But only Clinton has sat down with the Ukrainian president. …read more Source: Foreign...

    How A Viral Video Set Sergei Polunin On A Path To Revolutionizing Ballet
    Sep20

    How A Viral Video Set Sergei Polunin On A Path To Revolutionizing Ballet

    In February 2015, renowned American photographer David LaChapelle quietly released a video on the internet.In it, Ukrainian-born Sergei Polunin ― one of the most famous ballet figures in the world ― dances alone to Irish singer-songwriter Hozier’s “Take Me To Church.” The bluesy, gospel-like folk song bellows in the background as Polunin...

    UN chief rails against leaders with ‘bloody hands’ in Syria
    Sep20

    UN chief rails against leaders with ‘bloody hands’ in Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon railed Tuesday against leaders who keep “feeding the war machine” in Syria as he bowed out of the world stage, while President Barack Obama said there was no military solution to the five-year conflict and described a globe in the throes of a contest between authoritarianism and...

    In Final UN Speech, Obama Urges ‘Course Correction,’ Criticizes Russia’s Use Of Force
    Sep20

    In Final UN Speech, Obama Urges ‘Course Correction,’ Criticizes Russia’s Use Of Force

    U.S. President Barack Obama on September 20 called for a “course correction” on the current path to global integration, urging the world to reject models of governance that perpetuate economic inequality, intolerance, authoritarianism, and isolationism. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama, in Final U.N. Speech, Calls for World ‘Course Correction’
    Sep20

    Obama, in Final U.N. Speech, Calls for World ‘Course Correction’

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama conceded Tuesday that the United States and other world powers have limited ability to solve the most profound challenges facing the world, while calling for a “course correction” for globalization to ensure that nations don’t retreat into a more sharply divided world. Obama, in his final speech...

    Obama, in Final UN Speech, Calls for World Course Correction
    Sep20

    Obama, in Final UN Speech, Calls for World Course Correction

    UNITED NATIONS—President Barack Obama conceded Tuesday that the United States and other world powers have limited ability to solve the most profound challenges facing the world, while calling for a “course correction” for globalization to ensure that nations don’t retreat into a more sharply divided world. Obama, in his final speech to the...

    Prominent Ukrainian separatist killed in Moscow
    Sep20

    Prominent Ukrainian separatist killed in Moscow

    According to investigators, the killer, wearing a false moustache and sunglasses, had been waiting for the victim at a nearby table for 20 minutes and took several shots. Zhilin died on the spot, while his companion was hospitalized in grave condition, Russia’s Investigative Committee official told Tass news agency Tuesday. …read more...

    The Latest: US to Pakistan: No safe haven for terrorists
    Sep20

    The Latest: US to Pakistan: No safe haven for terrorists

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the high-level U.N. General Assembly meetings (all times local): 9:40 a.m. The top U.S. diplomat has urged Pakistan’s prime minister to prevent “all terrorists” from using the nation’s territory as safe havens. The appeal from Secretary of State John Kerry to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif came as...