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U.N. Security Council backs call for coronavirus truce

The U.N. Security Council finally backed U.N. chief Antonio Guterres’ March 23 call for a global truce amid the coronavirus pandemic, adopting a resolution after months of talks to win a compromise between the United States and China. …

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Arms embargo to be extended on Iran?

Washington has shared a draft resolution with members of the United Nations Security Council that would extend an arms embargo on Iran indefinitely, according to diplomats. With the ban on arms transactions with Iran set to expire …

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Putin: nuclear-weapon states must trust each other

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the nuclear-weapon states must trust each other for the sake of enhancing the security on the planet. "Drawing on a shared historical memory, we can trust each other and must do …

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UN extended remote work until end of July

The staff of the UN Headquarters in New York will continue working remotely by the end of July, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote in the letter send to diplomatic missions under the Organization. A copy of the letter is available with …

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UNESCO: we must help museums cope with pandemic crisis  

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc globally, museums have not been spared, the UN cultural agency said, revealing that nearly 90% of the treasured cultural institutions have had to close their doors, while almost 13% are under …

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May 14, 1948 — Miracle or Catastrophe?

On May 14, 1948, Israel declared its independence. Shortly thereafter, five Arab states invaded to join Palestinian fighters in a campaign to destroy the new Jewish state. Let’s put aside the real and imagined flaws of Israel today, and …

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UN supports lifting anti-Russia sanctions

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres supported the appeal of the head of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutsky to politicians in the EU, the U.S. and parliamentary organizations about …

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UNWTO predicts 60-80 pct fall in int'l tourism

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) predicted Thursday that international tourist arrivals could fall between 60 to 80 percent in 2020 due to COVID-19, Xinhua reports. The Madrid-based organization highlighted in a …

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