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G7 Summit Wrap-Up

The two-day summit focused on improving the global economy, fighting terrorism, climate change, and dealing with Russian aggression in the Ukraine.

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Clergy Reacts to Uganda’s Controversial Bill

Demonstrators rally against anti-gay legislation introduced by the Ugandan parliament in 2009. The bill was signed into law today. November 19, 2009. Flickr photo: Kaytee Riek

The Ugandan Anglican Church has been an avid supporter of the recently passed “anti-gay bill” in Uganda.

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Israel Remains Silent On Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill As Activists Speak Out

Demonstrators rally against anti-gay legislation introduced by the Ugandan parliament in 2009. The bill was signed into law today. November 19, 2009. Flickr photo: Kaytee Riek

This is not the first time Israel has looked past atrocities in the name of foreign relations.

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Thai Protest Leader Arrested While the UN Posts Videos

(UNITED NATIONS- TRNS) As protest leaders begin to be arrested, the UN division in Thailand decided to post an “educational” video on YouTube. This video depicts a child anticipating a cake, and as it makes its way toward him pieces are being taken from it until there is nothing left. A voiceover warns “Corruption, eats […]

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Violence Ensues In Thailand as Vote Stands

Amidst the growing violence, The United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR), said in a statement that they have “been alarmed to see individuals at protest sites with weapons”.

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Protests Continue After Difficult Thai Elections

UNITED NATIONS (TRNS) –  A Spokesperson for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, announced that the Secretary General is “concerned that a number of Thai people were not able to exercise their right to vote”. He has said that he hopes both parties in the conflict will begin a dialogue to prevent further escalation. In addition […]

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Tensions Continue to Rise Over Recent Thai Elections

UNITED NATIONS (TRNS) –  The UN has voiced their opinion on the current events in Thailand, in a statement by the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Thailand. They urged both parties to refrain from violence, and resolve the situation democratically. In a statement by UNICEF, concern was expressed for the the children whose education […]

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“The Real Pirates of the Sea”

(UN Photo/Stuart Price)

Piracy on the high seas is no longer archaic, and the political circumstances giving rise to such bad actors should be treated as a serious threat.

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Islamic Militants Find ‘Sin’ at Nigerian Wedding

Boko Haram is a group that does not care about the lives of civilians. All they care about is their conception of what their god wants of them, namely the death of all western civilization.

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Hacktivist Attacks: Freedom Fighters Or Freedom Violators?

Hacktivism

Does the government have the right to shut down hackers’ efforts to disrupt government and business websites, or should the hackers be allowed their freedom of expression by impeding, rather than destroying, functions with which they disagree?

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The World in 2:00 – July 29, 2015

The World in 2:00

Russia blocks the creation of a MH17 tribunal and the U.N.’s envoy to Syria offers a bleak assessment of the prospect of peace.

Perry Pledges No Bank Bailouts as President

Rick Perry at a campaign event at Nashua Community College in Nashua, New Hampshire. June 7, 2015. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

“Wall Street should not be let off the hook for its bad behavior,” Rick Perry told a Manhattan audience Wednesday.

Dems. Celebrate 50 Years Of Medicare, Chastise GOP

Rep. Nancy Pelosi and former Rep. John Dingle who helped pass the decade-old Medicare Act

Sen. Reid and Rep. Pelosi, joined by HHS Sec. Burwell, praised Medicare for its benefits while criticizing Republicans for their decade-long attempts to implement cuts to the program.

House Passes Highway Bill, Moves To Reluctant Senate

The Senate will need to pass the short-term House bill as it stands by July 31 before the departments funding expires, conservatives have railed against the attached reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank

Clinton To Call For Lifting Of U.S. Embargo Against Cuba

“She will highlight that Republican arguments against increased engagement are part of failed policies of the past,” the Clinton campaign said in a statement.

Senate Holds Hearing On Handling Campus Sexual Assaults

The hearing follows as people closely wait to see if the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, re-introduced in February, will make it to a vote on the Senate floor for the first time.