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The United States is asking the UN Security Council to order an immediate halt to all deliveries of refined oil products to North Korea after finding that Pyongyang had violated restrictions on those imports, according to documents seen by AFP on Thursday.Read More →

“At the other end of the spectrum, 40 million Americans live in poverty and 18.5 million of those live in extreme poverty,” Philip Alston told the U.N. Human Rights Council said. “In addition, vast numbers of middle-class Americans are perched on the edge, with 40 percent of the adult population saying they would be unable to cover an unexpected $400 expense.”Read More →

United Nations General Assembly - U.N. News

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. Read More →

International Criminal Court (ICC)

The resolution will condemn Israel, and will be similar to one vetoed by the United States in the Security Council last week, which called for protecting Palestinians from Israeli aggression, according to diplomats.Read More →

Nikki Haley - USA NEWS HEADLINES

The development leaves Nikki Haley diplomatically isolated on a key American priority and increases the likelihood that the United States will withdraw from yet another international institution that enjoys the backing of Washington’s key allies, according to several U.N.-based diplomats.Read More →

Sushma Swaraj - Indian News

“India follows only U.N. sanctions, and not unilateral sanctions by any country,” Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj said at a news conference in response at a question on India’s response to the U.S. decision.Read More →