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UNITED NATIONS News, Jul 27, 2012

FACT CHECK: Treaty unlikely to curb US gun rights
San Francisco Chronicle
FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2011 file photo, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre speaks in Washington. Negotiators at the United Nations are working against a Friday deadline to put final touches on a treaty cracking down ...
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San Francisco Chronicle
EYES ON LONDON: Twitter down, royal cool
Atlanta Journal Constitution
TWITTER OVERLOAD? People in Britain, the United States and elsewhere appear to be having difficulty accessing Twitter, a day before the 2012 Olympic Games are due to officially launch and spike activity on the site. The social network's ... London's only evening paper, the London Evening Standard, this afternoon devotes its front page to the opening ceremony rehearsal from last night, its headline reading "This epic time for London" with a photo of the fireworks set off over the stadium. The Evening Standard was ...
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Atlanta Journal Constitution
American boxers rediscover teamwork in London
San Francisco Chronicle
United States' 52-kg flyweight boxer Rau'shee Warren, left, waits as coach Anthony Chase removes one of his gloves during a men's boxing practice session at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 26, 2012, in London. Photo: Patrick Semansky / AP...
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San Francisco Chronicle
Ban Ki-moon runs at Sarajevo Olympic Stadium
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon carries a hand lamp representing the Olympic torch as he runs in Sarajevo's 1984 Winter Olympic stadium in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Thursday, July 26, 2012. ... in Sarajevo's 1984 Winter Olympic stadium in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Thursday, July 26, 2012. The Secretary-General visited the Sarajevo Olympic Stadium for a morning run in a symbolic gesture to mark his visit to "Olympic Sarajevo" on his regional tour of southeastern Europe. (AP Photo/Sulejman Omerbasic) ...
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Atlanta Journal Constitution
Ice-T & Guns: Rapper Says 'United States Is Based On Guns' (VIDEO)
Huffington Post
Rapper and actor Ice-T has come out against increased gun control legislation in the wake of the Aurora shooting at a "Dark Knight Rises" midnight showing, arguing that the "United States is based on guns." Speaking on London's Channel 4 ... In this image taken from video provided by KUSA.com, James Holmes, left, the suspected gunman in Friday's Colorado theater massacre, makes his first appearance in court with his attorney Tamara Brady in Centennial, Colo. on Monday, July 23, 2012. (AP Photo/KUSA.com) ...
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EYES ON LONDON: Roger's late, little and large
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon completes his run in Sarajevo's 1984 Winter Olympic stadium in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Thursday, July 26, 2012. The Secretary-General visited the Sarajevo Olympic Stadium for a morning run in a symbolic...
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Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Greenfield Daily Reporter
LOUIS — The widest drought to grip the United States in decades is getting worse with no signs of abating, a new report warned Thursday, as state officials urged conservation and more ranchers considered selling cattle. The drought covering two-thirds of ...
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Sherman Hemsley Dies: 'The Jeffersons' Actor's Showstopping Style ...
Huffington Post
Sherman Hemsley during "Human From Hollywood" Benefit Gala at Leeza Gibbons & J. Stephen Meadows' Los Angeles Home in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by ... (Photo by Michael Rozman/FilmMagic for Nickelodeon Magazine) ...
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UN chief says the `slaughter' in Syria must stop
Macon Telegraph (blog)
UNITED NATIONS — Arab nations announced plans Wednesday to go to the U.N. General Assembly and seek approval of a resolution calling for a political transition and establishment of a democratic government in Syria following the Security Council's ...
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Ghana president's death shakes up December vote
Atlanta Journal Constitution
File - In this file photo taken on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, President of Ghana, John Evans Atta Mills, waits to address the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly. State-run television in Ghana is announcing on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, that ...
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Atlanta Journal Constitution
After Assad
New York Post
United States must get involved after Syrian revolution — or risk greater dangers. Last Updated: 11:34 PM, July 21, 2012 ... Whether one likes it or not, the only power capable of playing a determining role is the United States, provided it drops the “leading-from-behind” slogan. Under its leadership, the US could harmonize ... PostPics. Today inPictures. Celebrity photos: July 23, 2012. Week in photos. Week's best celebrityphotos. 'Dark Knight' midnight movie massacre. Celebrity photos: July 21, 2012. More in photos ...
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New York Post
Ghana VP sworn in hours after president's death
Austin American-Statesman
... of Ghana, John Evans Atta Mills, waits to address the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly. State-run television in Ghana is announcing on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, that President John Atta Mills has died at age 68. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, ...
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Austin American-Statesman
Proposed UN treaty unlikely to curb US gun rights
northwestohio.com
WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiators at the United Nations are working to put final touches on a treaty cracking down on the global, $60 billion business of illicit trading in small arms, a move aimed at curbing violence in some of the most troubled corners of the ...
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UN treaty proposal to regulate global arms trade
Bradenton Herald
UNITED NATIONS — The first draft of a new U.N. treaty to regulate the multibillion dollar global arms trade sparked criticism Tuesday from campaigners seeking to keep illegal weapons from fighters, criminals and terrorists - and demands for changes before ...
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Arabs to seek UN General Assembly action on Syria
Houston Chronicle
General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon arrives for a meeting with the members of the Bosnian tri-partite Presidency during his visit to Sarajevo, Bosnia, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. The Secretary-General is on a regional tour of southeastern Europe. Photo: ...
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Iran and Israel trade charges over Bulgaria bomb
Bradenton Herald
UNITED NATIONS — Iran called Israeli allegations that it was responsible for last week's suicide bombing of a bus carrying Israeli tourists in Bulgaria "baseless" on Wednesday and accused Israel of carrying out a terrorist operation. Israel's deputy U.N. ...
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Vote appears to end feud in Papua New Guinea gov't
Austin American-Statesman
24, 2011 file photo, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Neill addresses the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. Prime minister O'Neill announced Wednesday, July 25, 2012 that he will lead Papua New ...
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Austin American-Statesman
Getty Images Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images 19 hours ago
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Haley • Pittsburgh, United States • 13 hours ago. The most exciting thing about the mens 400 free relay was how it all played out... the french being the favorites and making the comments that they did and then Lezak anchoring and pulling off the upset!
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United States spends too much on foreign aid
Seacoastonline.com
Included in the list of countries that receive foreign aid from the U.S. are: Egypt, Mexico, Korea, Hong Kong, Russia, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, 11 independent states of the former Soviet Union, and a couple of dozen African nations. While I fully support ...
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Illinois Olympic Athletes 2012: Local Olympians Going For The Gold In London ...
Huffington Post
NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 ... Gia Lewis-Smallwood of United States competes in the women's discus throw qualification round during day one of the 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Daegu Stadium on August 27, 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images) ...
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Getty Images Photo by Contributor/NBAE/Getty Images 19 hours ago
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
BARCELONA, SPAIN- AUGUST 8: Clyde Drexler, Patrick Ewing, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan of the United States celebrate against Croatia during the Gold Medal Basketball game at the 1992 Olympics on ... more. BARCELONA, SPAIN- AUGUST 8: Clyde ...
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United States wishes Kim Jong-un and new wife well, not bothered by wedding ...
National Post
The United States wished North Korean leader Kim Jong-un well in his just-announced marriage Wednesday, but said its main hope is that life improves for the North Korean people under the young ruler. North Korea state television casually announced ... North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (2nd L) and his wife visit the Rungna People's Pleasure Ground, which is nearing completion, in Pyongyang in this undated picture released by the North's KCNA on July 25, 2012. The couple toured the amusement park's mini ...
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National Post
Ghana's President John Atta Mills dies at age 68
abc7.com
Ghana's President John Atta Mills dies at age 68. Tuesday, July 24, 2012. In this filephoto taken on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, President of Ghana, John Evans Atta Mills, addresses the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly. (AP Photo / Richard ...
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abc7.com
UN humanitarian arm allocates $20 million to assist refugee in South Sudan
UN News Centre
UN humanitarian arm allocates $20 million to assist refugee in South Sudan. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré. 27 July 2012 –. The United Nations humanitarian arm announced today it is providing $20 million to help alleviate the suffering of Sudanese civilians who have fled conflict and hunger and sought refuge in South Sudan. The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief ...
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UN News Centre
Both Koreas mark 59th anniversary of war armistice
Montgomery Advertiser
U.S. Gen. James D. Thurman, the commander of U.S. Forces Korea, fourth from right, poses with Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission, United Nations Forces and South Korean officers after a ceremony marking the 59th anniversary of the signing of the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War on July 27, 1953, at the border villages of Panmunjom, South Korea, Friday, July 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. Pool) / AP ...
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Ban appeals to countries to make progress in arms trade treaty negotiations
UN News Centre
UN Photo/S. Waak. 26 July 2012 –. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed to countries to show flexibility and make progress in the negotiations of a treaty that would regulate the conventional arms trade. With just two days left before the end of the United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), Mr. Ban is also concerned about the “very limited progress in the negotiations” according to a statement issued by his spokesperson. The four-week long Conference has brought together the UN's 193 ...
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UN News Centre
World Bank Says Palestine's Economy Is Unsustainable
TIME
A chair meant to represent a proposed United Nations seat for Palestine is seen after a press conference at United Nations headquarters in New York, September 15, 2011. (Photo: Justin Lane / EPA). A chair meant to represent a proposed United Nationsseat ...
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TIME
Syria still 'of utmost concern,' UN says after sending half of observer force home
UN News Centre
Hervé Ladsous, Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations and Lieutenant General Babacar Gaye, Head of UN Supervision Mission in Syria speak to the press in Damascus (photo from video). 25 July 2012 –. The United Nations peacekeeping chief announced today that half of the 300 UN observers in Syria have left the country, while adding that the crisis there remains “of utmost concern” and the world body will continue to promote a political solution. “We will try to work towards contributing to a ...
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UN News Centre
UN chief Ban Ki-moon carries Olympic torch
Times of India
LONDON: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took up the Olympic flame on Thursday, pacing through central London on the eve of the 2012 Games as the torch made its way to Buckingham Palace. Ban, dressed in a white tracksuit, smiled and ...
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Unveils New Poll: Americans ...
Sacramento Bee
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll commissioned by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum finds that 67 years after the Holocaust, Americans believe genocide is still very possible, yet preventable, and they ...
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United Nation's goals are not Tea Party's goals
East Peoria Times-Courier
Photos. Terry Rowe ... Those members or visitors to the monthly Morton 9.12 Tea Party frightened were scared because between June 20-22 world leaders met in Rio de Janeiro to create a path for a sustainable future, according to the United Nations website. The plan is being called “The Future We Want,” and includes those goals. It is part of a broader plan called “Agenda 21” designed to change how man uses the Earth's resources. Some of the people in Morton on July 12 said the future they want has nothing to ...
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Chef of the United Nations faces unique task of feeding 193 nations
Yahoo! Philippines News
Daryl Schembeckn chef of United Nations attends a "Chef des Chefs Club" (CCC View Photo. Daryl Schembeckn chef of United Nations attends a "Chef des Chefs Club" (CCC) press … What do you cook when you're tasked with preparing a meal that respects the dietary and religious restrictions of 193 nations from around the world? It's a challenge, admits Daryl Schembeck, chef to the United Nations in New York. Among the 25 members who belong to Le Club des Chefs des Chefs, an exclusive group of chefs who ...
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Yahoo! Philippines News
United Nations panel recommends legalizing prostitution and drug use worldwide
Examiner.com
A 150-page report issued by the United Nations-backed Global Commission on HIV and the Law says that nations around the world should legalize prostitution and "decriminalize the voluntary use of illegal injection drugs" to fight HIV, CNS News reported ...
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Examiner.com

United Nations alarmed by intimidation of journalists in Ethiopia ...
By EthiopianReview.com
United Nations alarmed by intimidation of journalists in Ethiopia. EthiopianReview.com | July 27th, 2012. [High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine]. The top United Nations human rights official today said she is ... the vague anti-terrorism law has brought into stark focus the precarious situation of journalists, human rights defenders and Government critics in the country,” the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said in a news release.
Ethiopian Review
In Syria the ends are justifying the means - Daily News Egypt
By Maryam Ishani
Fighters from the Syrian opposition rest at a former primary school in the center of Syria's restive northern city of Aleppo on 25 July (photo: Bulent Kilic | AFP). The United States government is allowing US citizens to give funds freely to the ...
Daily News Egypt
13 Latinos To Look For In The London Olympics (PHOTOS)
By The Huffington Post News Editors
The Internet NewspaperNews, Blogs, Video, Community. Edition: U.S.. CA Canada · Québec · FR France · ES Spain ..... that in my own way." Country of Origin: Born in Beverly HIlls to a Cuban father Sport: Soccer Olympic Debut: Beijing 2008 Medal: Gold (Team) Photo: Forward Amy Rodriguez #8 of the United States fires a shot on goal against Canada during the first half on September 17, 2011 at LiveStrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) ...
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Fighting AIDS: US donates an extra $150 million - seattlepi.com
Photo: Carolyn Kaster / AP. Bill Gates speaks at the XIX International Aids Conference, Monday,...United Nations AIDS chief Michel Sidibe speaks during the opening session of the International AIDS Conference in Washington, on Sunday, ...
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OHL's Saginaw Spirit Unveil New Third Jersey | Chris Creamer's ...
By Chris Creamer
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 2012. Follow our feed Subscribe to rss · Chris Creamer's SportsLogos.Net Newsand Blog : New Logos and New Uniforms news, · Home · Baseball ... With this logo the Spirit are honouring both the United States (where they play their home games), and Canada, where the majority of their players are from and also the home of the league in which they play. The new Saginaw Spirit alternate jersey. White uniforms are worn both at home and on the road in the OHL ...
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UN and Middle East partners condemn 'brutal attack' on Israeli ...
The United Nations and its diplomatic partners in the search for peace in the Middle East today strongly condemned yesterday's deadly ... UN Logo UN News Centre logo and link back to NewsCentre home ... UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe ...
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Susan Rice (C), United States' Ambassador to the - Breaking News ...
Susan Rice (C), United States' Ambassador to the United Nations, walks out of the room as Bashar Ja'afari, Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations, prepares ...
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