Deliberate Starvation in Syria Labeled War Crime by U.N.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared the use of man-made famine in Syria to be a “war crime” on Thursday. He described “all sides, including the Syrian government” as “committing this and other atrocious acts prohibited under international humanitarian law.”

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World View: Israel and Hezbollah May Be Close to War Again

Contents: Merry Christmas, happy Kwanza, belated happy Hanukkah, Ramadan, Winter Solstice!; Hezbollah promises revenge for deadly Israeli airstrike in Syria; Israel and Hezbollah may be close to war again; Russia is sharing information with the Taliban in Afghanistan to fight ISIS

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UN Chief Insists Catalonia Has No Right To Claim Self-Determination

The United Nations does not view Spain’s separatist-ruled Catalonia region as having the right to self-determination, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said in an interview published Saturday. “Spain is an independent and sovereign country that includes the Catalan region,” Ban told

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Ban Ki-moon, Obama Work to Humiliate Israel

The UN Secretary General is always present when a head of state addresses the General Assembly. But they broke the rule to humiliate the Jewish people. He left. There is no way that Ban Ki-moon would have shown such disrespect had he not been given the idea or, at the very least, the sanction, by the Jew-hater in the White House.

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U.N. Peacekeepers Accused of Underage Rape In Central Africa

The reputation of United Nations peacekeepers has suffered another humiliating blow. Fresh allegations of rape by blue-helmeted U.N. troops have surfaced with one of the victims reportedly underage. A U.N. spokesman, Vannina Maestracci, said the alleged events, involving three girls or

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NY Mayor de Blasio to Speak at Vatican Climate Workshop

The workshop, titled “Modern Slavery and Climate Change: The Commitment of the Cities,” will explore the connection between climate change and new forms of slavery. The official website of the workshop asserts that it is a “fact” that “global warming is one of the causes of poverty and forced migration, which are breeding grounds for human trafficking, forced labour, prostitution and organ trafficking.” Mayor de Blasio will deliver a speech describing his administration’s environmental plan for New York City.

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UN Upgrades Yemen to Highest Level on Humanitarian Emergency Scale

The United Nations has upgraded the humanitarian crisis in Yemen to a Level 3 emergency, the most dire possible scenario on the UN scale. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is calling for an immediate ceasefire to allow for food, water, and medicine to enter the nation, as more than 80% of the population is entirely dependent on foreign aid to live.

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President of Vatican Academy Attacks Climate Change Skeptic

In a rare display of diplomatic indecorum, Margaret Archer, the president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, has lashed out at the author of a recent essay, accusing him of hate speech and moral depravity for questioning the Academy’s position on climate change.

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The UN Parks its Tanks on St Peter’s Square

VATICAN CITY: “Religion and science are united on the need for action on climate,” declared UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon at a papal climate summit in the Vatican this morning. This statement is at best moot, at worst a risible and

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