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UN Advocates 75% Tobacco Tax

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Without serious anti-tobacco measures, the World Health Organization says up to a billion lives could be lost to smoking in the 21st Century.

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Gaza Reconstruction Could Take 50+ Years: Report

A Palestinian man salvages items from the rubble of his home destroyed by Israeli strikes on a building in northern Gaza Strip. August 7, 2014. UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan

A year after last summer’s fighting between Hamas and Israel, less than 1% of reconstruction materials have entered the Gaza Strip.

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Greek Prime Minister’s Concessions Threaten UK Financial System

Greece missed the deadline for a €1.5 billion payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday at midnight after eurozone ministers refused to extend the country’s bailout.

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The World in 2:00 – June 30, 2015

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The deadline ‘passes’ for an Iranian nuclear deal and China presents the U.N. with its climate targets.

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Ban Ki-moon: Current Climate Pledges ‘Insufficient’

Sectary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Xie Zhenhua, China’s Special Representative on Climate Change. June 29, 2015. Photo: Elizabeth Wilks Parry/TRNS

With only 10 negotiating days left ahead of a new global climate treaty, the UN Secretary-General called for ‘true leadership’ from world leaders on Monday.

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‘Coalition Airstrikes’ Hit UN Office in Yemen; One Injured

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Since March, Saudi Arabia has spearheaded a coalition military campaign to support Yemeni President Hadi against Houthi rebels.

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At UN, No End in Sight for Falkland Islands Dispute

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Falklands and Argentinian representatives trade allegations of military buildups as UN decolonization committee pushes direct negotiations.

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UN Peacekeepers Accused of Child Sex Abuse in C.A.R.

The UN has yet to name the country whose troops were allegedly involved in the incident.

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The World in 2:00 – June 22, 2015

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The Afghan army struggles to withstand increasingly frequent Taliban attacks and Greece attempts to avert bankruptcy.

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‘Unprecedented Convergence’ of Extremists Descending on Afghanistan

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UN Ambassador says the Afghan army is demonstrating bravery against ‘thousands of foreign terrorist fighters’ bent on retaking the country.

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Air Force: F-16 Collides With Cessna In South Carolina

The F-16 pilot safely ejected.

Obama Hosts Vietnam Communist Party Leader

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During the meeting Obama and the unofficial Vietnamese leader, Nguyen Phu Trong, also spoke about issues involving people to people exchanges in the South China Sea and the Trans Pacific Partnership.

Women In Tech: GILT And GLAMSQUAD Co-Founder

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From startup to global enterprise, TRNS speaks with GLAMSQUAD and GILT co-founder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson.

Panel: WHO Politics To Blame For 2014’s Ebola Outbreak

An independent panel, studying the Ebola outbreak response from the World Health Organization, claim the agency lacked funding and organizational capacity to respond to health emergencies due to office politics.

UN Advocates 75% Tobacco Tax

Credit: WHO

Without serious anti-tobacco measures, the World Health Organization says up to a billion lives could be lost to smoking in the 21st Century.

Poll: Confidence in U.S Economy Falls

Over the past six months, 42 percent of Americans say the economy is getting better with 53 percent say it is getting worse.