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WORLD POLITICS: North Korea, US Clash at UN Forum Over Nuclear Weapons

WORLD POLITICS: North Korea, US Clash at UN Forum Over Nuclear Weapons

North Korea’s envoy told the same forum the North’s nuclear deterrent would never be up for negotiation, echoing Pyongyang’s regular denunciation of U.S. “aggression”.

“The measures taken by the DPRK to strengthen its nuclear deterrence and develop inter-continental rockets is justifiable and a legitimate option for self-defence in the face of such apparent and real threats,” diplomat Ju Yong Chol told the forum, referring to “constant nuclear threats” by the United States.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Keep Away From ‘Bloody Ugly’ War With Kim Jong-un: Former Army Chief Peter Leahy Warns Turnbull

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Keep Away From ‘Bloody Ugly’ War With Kim Jong-un: Former Army Chief Peter Leahy Warns Turnbull

Army chief Peter Leahy said, “I think we need to perhaps take a deep breath and … run as quickly and as hard as we can down the diplomatic and the economic options, because it’s a pretty horrid thought to think that in the space of just a few days — a week or more — we could be at war. We’re not talking about a few guns, we’re talking about tens of thousands of guns, and stockpiled artillery. So they’d be able to inflict, very quickly on Seoul, massive damage.”

“It’s going to look bloody ugly.”

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WORLD POLITICS: G20 Summit: US Isolated on Climate Policy

WORLD POLITICS: G20 Summit: US Isolated on Climate Policy

“In the end, the negotiations on climate reflect dissent – all against the United States of America,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel says.

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WORLD POLITICS: First Handshake: Putin, Trump Meet at G20 Summit

WORLD POLITICS: First Handshake: Putin, Trump Meet at G20 Summit

US president Donald Trump will hold his first bilateral talks with Russian president Vladimir Putin on Friday afternoon after a brief handshake at the Group of 20 talks in Hamburg.

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WORLD POLITICS: UN Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Takes Center Stage in Austria

WORLD POLITICS: UN Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Takes Center Stage in Austria

Keynote Addresses are expected to be delivered by Princess Sumaya of Jordan, President of the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan; Maria Candida Pereira Teixeira, Minister for Science and Technology, Angola; and Pascale Ultré Guérard, National Centre for Space Studies, France.

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WORLD POLITICS: UN Agency Chief to World: ‘Step Up’ As Refugee Numbers Outpace Resettlement Spots

WORLD POLITICS: UN Agency Chief to World: ‘Step Up’ As Refugee Numbers Outpace Resettlement Spots

According to estimates, 1.2 million refugees need resettling globally, but only 93,200 places in resettlement countries are expected to be available.

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WORLD POLITICS: Not Only Strong, But Smart Policies Needed to Combat Terrorism: António Guterres

WORLD POLITICS: Not Only Strong, But Smart Policies Needed to Combat Terrorism: António Guterres

“Policies that limit human rights only end up alienating religious and ethnic communities, who would have every interest in fighting extremism,” Guterres highlighted.

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WORLD POLITICS: Attacks on Hospitals, Medical Staff ‘Symptoms of Grave Disregard’ For International Law’: António Guterres Warns

WORLD POLITICS: Attacks on Hospitals, Medical Staff ‘Symptoms of Grave Disregard’ For International Law’: António Guterres Warns

“Despite our efforts, civilians continue to bear the brunt of conflict around the world,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warns.

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MOZAMBIQUE POLITICS: UN, Mozambique Host Forum to Fight Trafficking Albinos

MOZAMBIQUE POLITICS: UN, Mozambique Host Forum to Fight Trafficking Albinos

United Nations agencies are joining forces with governments in Southern Africa in a push to strengthen protections for persons with albinism.

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WORLD POLITICS: Queen Of Sheba Biography And Profile

WORLD POLITICS: Queen Of Sheba Biography And Profile

Queen Sheba history remains an enigma. Sheba was a woman of power, adoring mother, and a mysterious lover. Read Queen Of Sheba full Biography and Profile.

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WORLD POLITICS: Western Governments Oppose Anti-Semitism, Yet Old Hatred Continues

WORLD POLITICS: Western Governments Oppose Anti-Semitism, Yet Old Hatred Continues

How toxic is it? And are recent eruptions of anti-Semitism expressions of momentary irritation, misunderstanding, or plain ignorance?

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WORLD POLITICS: War and Conflict: Here’s Pope Francis Message to Oppressive Regimes, World Leaders

WORLD POLITICS: War and Conflict: Here’s Pope Francis Message to Oppressive Regimes, World Leaders

Pope Francis said Mass before tens of thousands of people under exceptional security measures, police vans, army vehicles than usual in St. Peter’s Square.

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WORLD POLITICS: 37 Whistleblowers Who Have Made Their Mark

WORLD POLITICS: 37 Whistleblowers Who Have Made Their Mark

Whistleblower: Edward Snowden: He joined Twitter September 29 and has 1.37 million followers and counting. Here’s a rundown of the 36 other Whistleblowers..

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WORLD POLITICS: Universal Declaration of Human Rights Preamble: UDHR

WORLD POLITICS: Universal Declaration of Human Rights Preamble: UDHR

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

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WORLD POLITICS: World React to President Trump’s Sweeping Refugee Ban

WORLD POLITICS: World React to President Trump’s Sweeping Refugee Ban

“US is where Christian traditions have important meaning. Loving your neighbor is a major Christian value and includes helping people,” Germany’s Gabriel.

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WORLD POLITICS: Antonio Guterres to Security Council: Act More to Prevent War

WORLD POLITICS: Antonio Guterres to Security Council: Act More to Prevent War

“We spend far more time and resources responding to crises rather than preventing them,” Antonio Guterres said. “We need a whole new approach.”

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WORLD POLITICS: Do You Think the United Nations is Doing a Good Job or a Poor Job in Trying to Solve the Problems it Has Had to Face?

WORLD POLITICS: Do You Think the United Nations is Doing a Good Job or a Poor Job in Trying to Solve the Problems it Has Had to Face?

United Nations has begun a new year of work by defending the value of multilateralism at a time when the body is faced with voices questioning its position.

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WORLD POLITICS: United Nations Resolution 2334 (Full Text)

WORLD POLITICS: United Nations Resolution 2334 (Full Text)

Reaffirming Israel’s obligation, the occupying Power, to abide scrupulously by its legal obligations and responsibilities under Fourth Geneva Convention.

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WORLD POLITICS: Antonio Guterres New UN Secretary-General Sworn In

WORLD POLITICS: Antonio Guterres New UN Secretary-General Sworn In

“I am ready to engage personally in conflict resolution where it brings added value,” Antonio Guterres told the 193-member General Assembly.

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