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  • In U.S. visit, Suu Kyi urges end to all economic sanctions

     
    WASHINGTON -- Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, began her first visit to the United States in four decades by urging Washington to begin lifting remaining economic sanctions, which she credited for helping pressure the...
  • Israel leader demands 'red line' to stop Iran nuclear program

     
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United Nations that Iran’s progress toward a nuclear bomb will be irreversible by next spring or summer, a more specific time frame than he has publicly argued before, and demanded that world...
  • Insurgents kill two NATO troops in Afghanistan

     
    A suicide bomber wearing a vest packed with explosives killed two foreign troops in eastern Afghanistan, according to NATO and Afghan officials....
  • Palestinians pursuing U.N. recognition as nonmember state

     
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday that he has opened talks with the world body on obtaining recognition of Palestine as a nonmember state....
  • America attacked -- again on September 11th

    It didn't happen in the heart of Manhattan or Washington this time, or in the skies above little Shanksville, Pa. But it happened just as surely on American territory -- our embassy in Cairo, our consulate in Benghazi. Our people have been killed, our...
  • Obama Confronts Iran, Syria in U.N. Address

    Obama Confronts Iran, Syria in U.N. Address
    United Nations -- Embroiled in his campaign for re-election, President Barack Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday in a sweeping speech meant to honor slain Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, confront Iran and Syria, and...
  • No warm welcome for Iran President at UN

    No warm welcome for Iran President at UN
    Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean people really do not like you. Just ask Iran’s president Mahmoud 'I’m a dinner jacket'. That should be Ahmadinejad. Sorry. ¬†Anyway, if this guy is the least bit sensitive, he`s probably...
  • Scabs can't replace good union workers

    Politics is a lot of things. But, as we learned this week, it's not everything. President Obama addressed the UN General Assembly. Both Obama and Mitt Romney spoke before the Clinton Global Initiative. But all America was talking about -- was football....
  • Palestinian statehood up for vote at United Nations

    Palestinian statehood up for vote at United Nations
    A vote is scheduled at the United Nations Thursday for a Palestinian upgrade request. It's the first step towards Palestinian statehood. If Palestinians win a majority in the United Nations General Assembly, the UN will recognize Palestine as a non-...
  • U.N. approves Palestinian 'observer state' bid

    U.N. approves Palestinian 'observer state' bid
    The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday endorsed an upgraded U.N. status for the Palestinian Authority, despite intense opposition from the United States and Israel. The resolution elevates their status from "non-member observer entity" to "non-...
  • U.N. Approves Palestinian 'Observer State' Bid

    U.N. Approves Palestinian 'Observer State' Bid
    New York -- The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday endorsed an upgraded U.N. status for the Palestinian Authority, despite intense opposition from the United States and Israel. The resolution elevates their status from "non-member observer...
  • Roll out the red carpet -- a new state is born (kind of)

    Happy Birthday, Palestine! Strike up the band. Ice the champagne. Run up the flag. Rally and cheer. Orate and pose for the cameras. Declare victory. Dance the night away. Sing another chorus of Baladi! Baladi! Better yet, gather 'round the campfire, and...