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Netanyahu: Soothing rhetoric doesn’t erase Iran’s ‘savage record’

By Emily Belz
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Iran | NEW YORK—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used his address at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday to warn the international…

UN climate report: Humans even more to blame

By Daniel James Devine
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Climate | An international group of climate scientists said on Friday it is “extremely likely” humans are the dominant cause of the global warming that has occurred…

Globe Trot: Can high-level talks with Iran really bear fruit?

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: The United States and Iran held their highest-level talks in 36 years on Thursday. Secretary of State John Kerry met…

Globe Trot: One year in prison

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini’s imprisonment in Tehran. Our reporter was…

Midday Roundup: Obama tells UN to mean what it says

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Powerful message? President Barack Obama addressed the UN General Assembly this morning in a 50-minute speech that touched on recent attacks in Kenya,

Unexpected encounter

By Emily Belz
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Persecution | Iranian President Hassan Rouhani crosses paths with the wife of jailed pastor Saeed Abedini in an answer to prayer

A second opinion on global warming

By Daniel James Devine
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Climate | The United Nations science panel responsible for writing influential reports on climate change has exaggerated the likely amount of future global warming, and…

UN launches global campaign for gay rights

By Elise Grafe
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Homosexuality | Last month, President Barack Obama spent much of his three-country African tour urging countries to embrace homosexuality. Not to be outdone, the U.N. joined…

Midday Roundup: Sen. Frank Lautenberg dies

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Obituary. A Democratic aide announced today that New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg died after a bout of viral pneumonia. He was 89. Lautenberg served five…

Globe Trot: Factory collapse survivor didn't dare dream of rescue

By Mindy Belz
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International | The seamstress who survived for 17 days buried inside the Bangladesh garment factory collapse told the BBC: “Even in my wildest dreams I did not…

Gay therapy gets shock treatment at UN

By Angela Lu
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Homosexuality | A UN panel stacked with people who oppose therapy to help homosexuals live a different lifestyle condemned the practice last month in what they hope will be…

Herr professor

By Emily Belz
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United Nations | Religious freedom advocates, often ignored, find a friend in UN representative Heiner Bielefeldt

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