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  • Obama Offers Major Blueprint on Climate Change

    03/31/2015 9:50:49 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 62 replies
    NYT ^ | March 31, 2015 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday morning unveiled President Obama’s blueprint for cutting United States greenhouse gas pollution by nearly a third over the next decade. Mr. Obama’s plan, part of a formal submission to the United Nations ahead of efforts to forge a climate change accord in Paris in December, detailed the United States side of an ambitious joint climate change pledge the president made in November in Beijing with the Chinese president Xi Jinping. In an effort to spur other countries to enact their own domestic climate change plans leading to the Paris accord, the leaders of...
  • UN Human Rights Official Says Islamic State More Open to Diversity than West SATIRE

    03/29/2015 10:47:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 March 2015 | John Semmens
    UN human rights chief Zeid Raad al-Hussein told the Security Council that “the Islamic State is more accepting of ethnic diversity than the western governments that are making war on them.” “Islam is open to persons of every race, color, or ethnicity,” Zeid pointed out. “It doesn’t matter if a person is black or white. As long as he accepts Allah as his master he can be a full member of the umma. This stands in contrast to a long history in which western governments have oppressed and even enslaved persons because of the color of their skin.” In support...
  • Time to re-evaluate the peace process

    03/29/2015 9:42:14 AM PDT · by tedbel · 2 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | March 29/15 | Ted Belman
    Obama is insisting on the creation of Palestine with a border separating it from Israel based on the ’67 lines plus swaps. In doing so he is ignoring UNSC resolution 242 which grants Israel the right to secure and recognized borders and does not demand a full retreat to the ’67 lines. He is also threatening to allow the UNSC to impose such borders on Israel thereby circumventing his oft stated insistence that all matters are to be negotiated between the parties. Ben-Dror Yemini, writing in YNET, which is left of center and Netanyahu's arch enemy, makes the case, "Given...
  • Old Crimson Interview Reveals A More Radical John Kerry

    03/28/2015 4:41:52 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 23 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | February 11, 2004 | ZACHARY M. SEWARD
    “I’m an internationalist,” Kerry told The Crimson in 1970. “I’d like to see our troops dispersed through the world only at the directive of the United Nations.”
  • Iraqi Christian Leader Makes Direct Appeal at UN

    03/28/2015 4:40:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Aleteia ^ | March 27, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    The leader of Iraq’s Chaldean Catholics at the United Nations in New York today urged international leaders to support his country’s government in a drive for “the liberation of all Iraqi cities." For the first time, the UN Security Council devoted a debate to the persecution of minorities under attack by jihadists, according to ANSAMed, a service of the Italian news agency ANSA. French foreign minister Laurent Fabius chaired the debate, which included Chaldean Patriarch of Baghdad Louis Raphael I Sako, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, and, by video-conference from Geneva, High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Zeid...
  • Top violator of women's rights around the world? It's Israel says UN

    03/27/2015 10:34:59 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 45 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3/20/2015 | Anne Bayefsky
    Guess who is the number one violator of women’s rights in the world today? Israel. Violating the rights of Palestinian women. At least that is the view of the UN’s top women’s rights body, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). CSW ends its annual meeting on Friday, March 20 by condemning only one of the 193 UN member states for violating women’s rights – Israel. Not Syria. Where government forces routinely employ rape and other sexual violence and torture against women as a tactic of war. Where in 2014 the Assad regime starved, tortured and killed at least...
  • France: Talks to start within days on UN draft on Israel

    03/27/2015 8:03:43 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 12 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Friday, March 27, 2015 | Staff
    Foreign minister says Paris to advance Security Council resolution on peace negotiations; EU weighing new action to pressure Israel on talks. UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France’s foreign minister said Friday his country will move forward on discussions with its partners on a possible UN Security Council resolution that could present a framework for negotiations toward resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Laurent Fabius said “there is no other solution.” He spoke to reporters Friday at UN headquarters before planning to leave for the Iran nuclear talks in Switzerland. France put off a previous council resolution to wait for the results of Israel’s...
  • UN Envoy Says Security Council can Force 'Peace Framework' [Israel]

    03/26/2015 10:05:45 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Ari Yashar
    The outgoing UN Middle East envoy said in his last report Thursday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's new coalition government must freeze Jewish construction in eastern Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria for "peace." The Jewish building threatens to "kill the very possibility of reaching peace," Middle East coordinator for the UN Security Council Robert Serry said. "Illegal settlement activity cannot be reconciled with the objective of a negotiated two-state solution and may kill the very possibility of reaching peace on the paradigm of two states for two peoples," Serry said. The envoy said he was "frankly concerned" by Netanyahu's pre-election remarks...
  • Obama Says US Considering Support of Palestinian State at UN [Netanyahu & Israel]

    03/25/2015 10:12:00 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 36 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Staff
    JNS.org – President Barack Obama said at a news conference on Tuesday that the US is considering the possibility of supporting the unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state through the United Nations as part of his administration’s ongoing re-evaluation of relations with Israel. Late last year, the US voted against a Palestinian-initiated resolution in the UN Security Council that called for a Palestinian state with borders based on the pre-1967 lines. The measure garnered eight affirmative votes among the 15-member Security Council, falling just one short of the nine votes it needed to pass. Obama on Tuesday continued his recent...
  • Pharrell Williams: “Happiness Is Your Birthright”

    03/22/2015 4:30:32 PM PDT · by Chris in VA · 56 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | 3/22/15 | David Webb
    Pharrell Williams spoke to the UN General Assembly on International Day of Happiness according to the Daily Mail. At least, that is what the headline of the article is supposed to make you think.
  • Graham threatens to cut funds to UN if Obama bypasses Congress on Iran sanctions

    03/20/2015 6:50:24 PM PDT · by Envisioning · 35 replies
    Graham threatens to cut funds to UN if Obama bypasses Congress on Iran sanctions...
  • President provokes Israel & Congress with UN, Iran, vote mandate

    03/20/2015 5:24:56 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/20/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Obama's plan does one other thing... it steps on and attempts to supersede our basic rights of free will derived from the very hand of God It didn’t take 24 hours for President Obama’s duplicitous stripes to show after Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party victory. Reeling from the sting of failure to corral Israel’s liberal and Arab voter base behind his retreat strategy for the encircled nation, Obama immediately floated Plan B—United Nations running interference. Par for the course (pun intended), the president falls back on making an appeal for international support for an agenda that he knows the American people...
  • UN Finds Greatest Violator of Women’s Rights—Israel, Of Course

    03/20/2015 1:08:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 3/20/2015, 8:31 PM | Elad Benari
    The United Nations has found the greatest violator of women’s rights in the world—and it’s Israel for “violating the rights of Palestinian women.” That view is expressed in a report released by the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the UN’s top women’s rights body, and was detailed in an article on the website of Fox News written by Professor Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust. Bayefsky notes in her article that CSW ends its annual meeting on Friday by condemning only one of the 193 UN member states for violating women’s...
  • UN: ISIS ‘May Have’ Committed Genocide, War Crimes

    03/20/2015 12:12:35 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/20/2015 | Mary Chastain
    A new report from the United Nations human rights division claims the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) may have committed genocide and war crimes as they attempt to establish a caliphate through the Middle East. The UN sent investigators to Syria and Iraq last year after the terrorist group started to pummel through Syria. The evidence they found since last June led them to believe the abuses “may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.”
  • Popular weed killer deemed “probable carcinogen” by UN (glyphosate, e.g. “Roundup”)

    03/20/2015 11:40:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2015 2:25 PM EDT | Maria Cheng
    One of the world’s most popular weed killers—and the most widely used kind in the U.S.—has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The decision was made by IARC, the France-based cancer research arm of the World Health Organization, which considered the status of five insect and weed killers including glyphosate, which is used globally in industrial farming. […] The new classification is aimed mainly at industrial use of glyphosate. Its use by home gardeners is not considered a risk. Glyphosate is in the same category of risk as things like anabolic steroids and...
  • A Week of Humiliations: Reflections of Sista Silverheels

    03/20/2015 7:33:47 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-20-2015 | MOTUS
    First - and worst – came BO’s humiliating loss to Bibi. No amount of money, sabotage, or fraud could pull the Israeli election out in Big Guy’s favor.Bibi, saying the Serenity Prayer: “God, help me to accept the things I cannot change.”Barry, saying the Serenity Prayer: “Allah, help me change the things I cannot accept.”Then came Sista’ Silverheels’ humiliating stumble and near tumble into the arms of little Emperor Akihito:I told her she should just take her traditional matcha green tea straight, butt I think she put a little “cream” in it anyway.As if that weren’t bad enough, next we...
  • Obama May Throw Israel to the UN Wolves

    03/20/2015 7:04:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/20/15 | Joseph Klein
    If Obama decides to use the UN to help enable the isolation or surrender of Israel, he will have sabotaged the only democratic, pluralistic state in the Middle East while continuing to coddle the repressive Iranian theocratic regime After seeing their hopes for regime change in Israel go up in smoke, Obama administration officials have been attacking what White House spokesman Josh Earnest called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “divisive rhetoric” during the election campaign. They did not like that the prime minister rejected a two-state solution as they envision it should be designed. They were unhappy with likely plans by...
  • Obama and United Nations to Force Netanyahu into Two-State Solution

    03/19/2015 9:31:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/19/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Under Obama, the United States is ready to work with the U.N. to pressure Israel into accepting the resolution President Barack Obama always gets what he wants. He circumvents the Constitution, and circumvents Congress, to do it, but he always gets what he wants in the end. I am sure it is frustrating to him that the Republicans refuse to be a rubber stamp for Obama’s foreign anti-American policies. But, despite the “obstructionists,” as he likes to call them, in Congress, Obama has succeeded in federalizing a number of issues, creating racial divide, and knocking America down a few notches...
  • UN Getting Ready to Force Back Bibi’s Election Promise

    03/19/2015 9:28:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/19/15 | Judi McLeod
    Undo the UN! Two days after Israel President Benjamin Netanyahu swept past the sabotage of Barack Obama’s campaign experts to re-election, it’s “welcome to a New World where your country and its sovereignty don’t count anymore”. Welcome to a world where elections have no consequences. Welcome to a world where borders are becoming passé; where children can be taken away from parents for indoctrination by the state before kindergarten and where patriotism is being redefined as racism. The United Nations, the world’s largest bureaucracy which has long masqueraded as a warm fuzzy blanket; as a self-professed body there only to...
  • Obama Lays Down Punishment on Netanyahu

    03/19/2015 9:19:40 AM PDT · by Shery · 26 replies
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/192870#.VQr8HuHk2ft ^ | First Publish: 3/19/2015, 10:04 AM | By Cynthia Blank
    <p>Ugh. Our petulant man-child Muslim president and his Israel-hating administration are now threatening that they just might agree to a UN Security Council resolution that would call for Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria (West Bank) and push them into negotiations to create a palestinian state.</p>
  • Israel's shield no more?

    03/19/2015 5:48:48 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | Mar 18, 2015 | Michael Crowley
    In the wake of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decisive reelection, the Obama administration is revisiting longtime assumptions about America’s role as a shield for Israel against international pressure. Angered by Netanyahu’s hard-line platform toward the Palestinians, top Obama officials would not rule out the possibility of a change in American posture at the United Nations, where the U.S. has historically fended off resolutions hostile to Israel.
  • Obama May Find It Impossible to Mend Frayed Ties to Netanyahu

    03/19/2015 12:08:00 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 42 replies
    nytimes ^ | MARCH 18, 2015 | HELENE COOPER and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    WASHINGTON — President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel had a poisonous relationship long before Mr. Netanyahu swept to victory on Tuesday night in elections watched minute-by-minute at the White House. But now that Mr. Netanyahu has won after aggressively campaigning against a Palestinian state and Mr. Obama’s potential nuclear deal with Iran, the question is whether the president and prime minister can ever repair their relationship — and whether Mr. Obama will even try. On Wednesday, part of the answer seemed to be that the president would not make the effort. In strikingly strong criticism, the White...
  • From Tel Aviv to Turtle Bay (Obama Plans To Bypass Bibi with UN Action)

    03/18/2015 7:11:37 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Foreign Policy.com ^ | 3/18/2015 | JOHN HUDSON, COLUM LYNCH
    After years of blocking U.N. efforts to pressure Israelis and Palestinians into accepting a lasting two-state solution, the United States is edging closer toward supporting a U.N. Security Council resolution that would call for the resumption of political talks to conclude a final peace settlement, according to Western diplomats. The move follows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decisive re-election Tuesday after the incumbent publicly abandoned his commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state — the basis of more than 20 years of U.S. diplomatic efforts — and promised to continue the construction of settlements on occupied territory. The development also reflects...
  • Iran Instructs U.S. to Bypass Congress on Deal, Go to U.N.

    03/13/2015 2:44:30 PM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 13, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    The Iranian government is urging the United States to go straight to the United Nations to finalize any agreement reached in the coming weeks regarding Tehran’s contested nuclear program without seeking congressional approval. Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister and top negotiator, suggested in a recent interview that the U.N. Security Council should be responsible for approving any agreement reached between Western powers and Tehran over its nuclear program, a proposal that the Obama administration entertained on Thursday. The State Department argues that a nonbinding agreement with Iran—one that would not be subject to congressional oversight or approval—could be more enforceable...
  • Obama’s Iran Scheme is Laid Bare

    03/13/2015 2:49:29 PM PDT · by lbryce · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 13, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    We surmised yesterday that the Obama administration had the idea to go to the United Nations to pass by resolution what Congress would never agree to: a lifting of sanctions on Iran in exchange for a nearly worthless deal in which Iran would keep thousands of centrifuges and get a 10-year glide path to nuclear breakout. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), seeing what was afoot, demanded an explanation from the White House, calling such a scheme an “affront to the American people.” On Thursday evening, after being pressed by irate Republicans, the National Security Council issued a defensive statement insisting that...
  • UN Identifies ‘Extremism and Conservatism’--Not Islam--As Impediments to Gender Equality

    03/13/2015 10:09:34 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Twenty years after a landmark U.N. conference on promoting gender equality, the head of the agency known as U.N. Women said Monday that a growing “conservative and extremist resistance” to equality between the sexes needs to be understood and confronted. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called the problem “one of the new dangers” in the way of efforts to pursue the goal of global gender equality. Neither she, nor a major report prepared for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meeting she was addressing in New York, identified radical Islamic ideology as a leading factor, although surveys have found...
  • Would the White House really try to get around the Constitution?

    03/13/2015 9:12:07 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 52 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 12, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    What began as the quoted view of “experts,” who just happened to be found by the New York Times, and migrated onto an Iranian state Web site and then got repeated in the Lawfare blog has not gone unnoticed by savvy Republicans and conservative observers of the Obama administration’s Iran antics. As Jack Goldsmith said, the idea — bizarre as it may seem — is that the administration would go to the United Nations Security Council to pass the Iran agreement and thereby boost its status as enforceable international law.
  • Iran Deal Secrets Revealed – by Iran

    03/13/2015 4:59:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 13, 2015 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Iran Deal Secrets Revealed – by IranPosted By Kenneth R. Timmerman On March 13, 2015 @ 12:46 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment Much is being made of the letter signed by 45 U.S. Senators, all of them Republican, aimed at schooling Iranian leaders in the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.Secretary Kerry said his reaction was “utter disbelief” that the Senators would “go behind” the back of the administration during a delicate international negotiation. Some on the American Left called it “treason,” conveniently forgetting that some of their own (including Kerry, as a junior Senator) have met with enemy...
  • Rpt: Obama Admin May Take Iran Deal To United Nation - The Kelly File

    03/12/2015 8:49:18 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 66 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | March 12 2015 | You Tube
    Obama is going to the UN to get approval instead of getting approval of the senate. Marc Thiessen said that Obama intends that UN will give it force of international law. The problem is that the Constitution trumps international law. Obama is trying to make it difficult for the next president to revoke the deal.
  • Hillary, the Yoga Queen

    03/12/2015 8:47:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/12/15 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, there are those who hope that no matter by what method, Hillary Clinton just flies straight off the public radar screen ...”OHM…”. That’s the sound of Hillary Clinton sending a mass message that included in her erased records of email communications about private matters were her yoga routines. “UNITED NATIONS — Hillary Rodham Clinton revealed on Tuesday that she had deleted about half her emails from her years as secretary of state, saying she had turned over to the Obama administration all correspondence about government business but had erased records of communications about private matters, like yoga routines, her...
  • Uber wants 1 million female drivers by 2020

    03/12/2015 7:34:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 11, 2015 | Nisha Chittal
    The popular but controversial taxi service Uber has set an ambitious goal of having 1 million female drivers worldwide by the year 2020. The company announced Tuesday that it was partnering with UN Women on the initiative, with the goal of “accelerating economic opportunity for women.”
  • Clinton’s Evasive Press Conference

    03/11/2015 11:25:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/11/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    Can America trust Hillary to decide what emails are fit for the public’s eyes? A short press conference held at the United Nations in an effort to tamp down a growing email scandal was vintage Hillary Clinton: long on self-righteous, self-aggrandizing assertions, and woefully short on anything resembling genuine information. Clinton made a brief opening statement, first addressing a subject that will undoubtedly be repeated ad nauseam once she makes her candidacy for the presidency official: she reminded Americans that while women have come very far, genuine equality has yet to be achieved. She then attacked Republicans for sending a...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Media Demons Return To Haunt Her—Loudly

    03/11/2015 2:45:52 AM PDT · by W. · 21 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10 March 2015 | Lloyd Grove
    Whether or not Hillary Clinton managed to persuade ordinary voters with her “Email-gate” press conference at the United Nations on Tuesday—assuming ordinary voters even cared—she did nothing to de-escalate a decades-long war with the news media that has been waged, with varying degrees of intensity, since she was first lady of Arkansas and her husband Bill was governor. “They have great strengths and great weaknesses. Among the weaknesses are a sense that the ends justify the means, a sense of entitlement, and a sense of grievance and paranoia, so those attributes get them to do things that get them...
  • UN condemns surge in hunting and killing of albinos in East Africa

    03/10/2015 7:07:52 PM PDT · by SJackson · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3-10-15 | Katy Migiro
    NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At least 15 people with albinism, mostly children, have been killed, wounded, abducted or nearly abducted in East Africa in a surge in violence against albinos in the past six months, the United Nations (U.N.) said on Tuesday. The UN said there has been a marked increase in the number of attacks on albinos in Tanzania, Malawi and Burundi, where their body parts are prized in black magic with three incidents in the past week as gangs roam southern Malawi hunting for them. "These attacks are often stunningly vicious, with children in particular being targeted,"...
  • Opinion: Sex Charges Cast a Chill on Climate Cause

    03/10/2015 12:28:00 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 19 replies
    Vancouver Desi ^ | March 10, 2015 17:20 GMT | Donna Laframboise
    Rajendra Pachauri, one of the world’s most famous climate officials, is being investigated under three sections of the Indian Penal Code relating to sexual assault, harassment, and stalking. He has resigned as longtime chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), resigned from the Indian Prime Minister’s climate council, and has been disinvited from speaking at a conference at Harvard University. Currently on leave from The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the New Delhi-based entity he has led for three decades, Pachauri has been banned by the courts from entering TERI facilities and from contacting anyone who works...
  • The coming climate court; The proposed Paris agreement is another reach for global power

    03/08/2015 8:10:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/08/2015 | Chris Horner
    The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) recently circulated an email breathlessly titled, “Governments on Track to Reaching Paris 2015 Universal Climate Agreement — Negotiating Text Officially Published.” The message triumphantly claimed that “Another key step towards a new, universal climate change agreement has just been taken as the negotiating text for the agreement was officially issued by the [UNFCCC].” This refers to the upcoming talks in Paris in December on a successor pact to the 1997 Kyoto global warming treaty.
  • Coming Soon to NY: Ice Age Ice Cubes

    03/08/2015 9:26:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 3/6/2015 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    An abandoned solar energy factory in Glomfjord, Norway is being repurposed. Norway’s Renewable Energy Corp. filed for bankruptcy in 2012 and closed its solar manufacturing plant. Starting this fall, the former solar factory will be used to ship black refrigerated boxes containing ice cubes cut from the Svartisen (“black ice”) Glacier to upscale bars and restaurants in New York, London and Dubai. Svartisen, which is located on the country’s northwestern coast, is Norway’s second largest glacier and the lowest one in mainland Europe. Geir Olsen, who founded Svaice last November with a 250,000 kroner grant from Nordland County, hopes to...
  • European Union to deliver climate pledge to United Nations

    03/08/2015 8:58:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 6, 2015 2:56pm GMT | Barbara Lewis
    EU ministers agreed on Friday to send their formal promise on how much they will cut greenhouse gas emissions to the United Nations ahead of climate change talks starting in November. The European Union is the first bloc to agree its position before the talks in Paris aimed at seeking a new worldwide deal on global warming. It has called on other big polluters also to deliver early pledges to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. …
  • US arrests man 'with uranium for Iran in shoes'

    08/24/2013 10:14:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/24/13 | AFP
    A man was arrested in New York City's international airport with uranium destined for Iran hidden in the soles of his shoes, the US Justice Department said. Patrick Campbell, 33, who was arrested Wednesday as he arrived at the John F Kennedy airport from Paris, is accused of trying to act as an intermediary to sell Iran 1,000 tons of purified uranium, in violation of US law. The Sierra Leone-based Campbell had been under surveillance since May 2012, when he responded to an ad on the site Alibaba.com by someone looking to buy uranium 308, or yellow cake. The buyer...
  • US officials move to deport Bosnian suspects over war crimes (Serbs over Srebrenica)

    02/28/2015 7:48:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03/01/2015 | (mg/bk)
    US officials were preparing to deport at least 150 Bosnians suspected of having played a role in the ethnic cleansing of Bosnian Serbs during the war that raged in former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, the New York Times reported. Authorities identified 300 suspects in all, which included those who allegedly hid their involvement in war crimes when they came to the US as war victims fleeing the violence in the Balkans. As many as half of these were believed to have played a role at the 1995 genocide in Srebrenica, where Bosnian Serbs killed 8,000 Muslim boys and men. The...
  • UN chief: UN mission in Libya should be cut ‘substantially’

    02/24/2015 8:21:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 24, 2015 11:25 AM EST | Cara Anna
    The United Nations secretary-general says the U.N. mission in Libya should be cut “substantially” because of the new and increasingly dangerous situation there. Ban Ki-moon’s report circulated Tuesday says the mission should be limited to 15 to 20 people inside the north African country while keeping a temporary base in Tunisia. The mission evacuated there from Libya last year for its safety. Ban’s report stresses this “does not mean that the United Nations is disengaging from Libya.” His recommendation comes as Libya’s neighbors are calling for more United Nations action on Libya amid chaos that includes two separate governments and...
  • UN climate head Rajendra Pachauri resigns

    02/24/2015 8:34:07 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 February 2015 Last updated at 08:31 ET Share this pageEmail Print Share this page | BBC
    The head of the UN climate change panel (IPCC), Rajendra Pachauri, has resigned amid sexual harassment allegations.
  • The UN Has A Plan For What Americans Can — And Can’t — Watch On TV

    02/23/2015 4:23:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/23/2015 | Blake Neff
    Fat kids are serious business. So serious, in fact, that the United Nations is urging countries to let its bureaucrats micromanage what foods are allowed to advertise on TV.The European branch of the World Health Organization (WHO), the health arm of the U.N., is trying to stop childhood obesity by urging countries to adopt an international blueprint that would ban almost all food advertisements targeted at children and place substantial regulatory influence in the hands of the UN. Advocates of advertising restrictions argue that children learn to identify brands early in childhood, and that those who see lots of junk...
  • Zionism debate at heart of bitter Israeli vote

    02/22/2015 3:26:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2015 6:08 PM EST | Dan Perry
    What is Zionism? The ideological question, rooted in the 19th century, has gained surprising urgency in an Israeli election campaign that seems more open than had been expected. Seeking to take votes from the nationalistic right of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the relatively liberal opposition has rebranded itself as the Zionist Union—sparking a debate about a concept that some considered resolved when the Jewish state was declared and widely recognized in 1948. […] On the left, politicians speak of true Zionism as requiring the establishment of peace and equality in the land, including by making peace with the Palestinians and...
  • Ukraine PM says cease fire non-existent, Putin on a larger mission

    02/21/2015 4:10:38 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 21, 2015 | Fox News
    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Saturday that his country is not on the verge of collapse and that Russian-backed separatists continue to attack Ukrainian soldiers despite a recent cease fire agreement. [....] He also repeated his plea for Western allies to supply weapons to the out-gunned Ukrainian forces. “We have to defend ourselves,” Yatsenyuk said. “Russia is constantly supplying tanks, surface-to-air missiles and the rest of the stuff. And again everyone knows this. We still use outdated Soviet-style equipment.”
  • Armed (and under-employed) groups raid South Sudan school, abduct 89 children, U.N. says

    02/21/2015 11:56:20 AM PST · by Mean Daddy · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 21, 2015 | Faith Karimi
    (CNN)Armed groups raided a South Sudanese school and seized 89 children who were taking their exams, the United Nations said Saturday. It pointed out that boys were among those taken. The abduction occurred near Malakal, where thousands of people have taken refuge following months of violence in the nation. Kidnappers gathered around a community and conducted house-to-house searches, according to the U.N. children's agency. It said boys over age 12 were taken away by force. U.N. officials warned the abductors that they're violating international law. "The recruitment and use of children by armed forces destroys families and communities," said Jonathan...
  • From 1750 AD? UN Calculates 300-year “Climate Debt” for United States

    02/20/2015 2:46:05 PM PST · by detective · 43 replies
    The New American ^ | February 19, 2015 | William F. Jasper
    Just in case you missed it, the kleptocrats who populate the United Nations have big “climate justice” plans for you. On February 13, as you were preparing for a Valentine’s Day date with your sweetheart or getting ready for the Presidents’ Day weekend, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Geneva, Switzerland, released its long-awaited “negotiation text.” That is the agreement that will take center stage in Paris at the UN’s global climate summit of world leaders during November and December. Completely unreported in the world’s “mainstream” press coverage of the release is this astonishing development: The...
  • U.N. Official Reveals Real Reason Behind Warming Scare

    02/19/2015 10:19:12 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 10, 2015
    Economic Systems: The alarmists keep telling us their concern about global warming is all about man's stewardship of the environment. But we know that's not true. A United Nations official has now confirmed this. At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.'s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism.
  • UN Plan for 2015 Climate Summit Would Shackle Planet With Energy Restrictions

    02/16/2015 4:40:45 PM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | February 16, 2015 | William F. Jasper
    The draft text of the United Nations’ proposed global climate agreement was released Friday, February 13 in Geneva, Switzerland. The document, which proposes to impose draconian controls on all human activity and all energy production and consumption, has ballooned from the 38-page document that was negotiated last November-December at the UN climate circus in Lima, Peru, to 98 pages. “Although it has become longer, countries are now fully aware of each other’s positions,” said Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), acknowledging that the more than doubling of the text’s length would make...
  • UN Official: Capitalism Must Be Destroyed for Sake of Planet SATIRE

    02/16/2015 9:10:33 AM PST · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    In remarks to an inner cadre of the U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, maintained that “economic progress since the Industrial Revolution has gone too far. The Earth is in danger of being overrun by unconstrained prosperity.” “Capitalists like to contend that the increased life expectancies and material well-being of billions of people is some sort of proof that the system is a good thing,” Figueres said. “But they are wrong. Billions more humans living longer lives in greater luxury is a problem, not a benefit.” “There is no objective evidence proving that people living longer...