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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the international community to rid the world of chemical weapons on the anniversary of the first use of chemical weapons in a Belgian battlefield 100 years ago, this day. With allegations of their continued use, Ban said the only fitting tribute is to...

United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Flavia Pansieri said the road to peace is a complex and winding one for Colombia, a country with a "unique opportunity to evolve into a society" where everyone enjoys rights equally and without discrimination. Pansieri said, "I am aware that...

Senior United Nations officials on Tuesday urged the international community to unite against intolerance at a time when people, communities and nations grapple with disparity and radicalism. The view was expressed at the opening of the two-day high-level meeting on Promoting Tolerance and Reconciliation,...

kirk-rubio-042115.jpg Republican Senators Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., have called on the Obama administration to demand the release of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian before completing any nuclear agreement with Iran.

AsianMarket-112614_21Apr15.jpg A futures trader was arrested Tuesday on charges related to his alleged role in the stock market "Flash Crash" in May of 2010, the Justice Department revealed.

Retirement-042115.jpg Worker savings remain low and only a minority appears to be taking basic steps needed to prepare for retirement, a new national survey has revealed. The 2015 annual Retirement Confidence Survey, conducted through telephone interviews with 1,003 workers and 1,001 retirees age 25 and older in the United...

An entire generation of cool and amazing people continue to rely on financial help from their boring, out of touch parental figures. According to the new USA TODAY/Bank of America Better Money Habits survey, 40 percent of millennials admit to still receiving money from their mom and dad. It's...

capitol-042115.jpg Following weeks of delays, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate have reached an agreement to move forward with anti-human trafficking bill. The agreement regarding the trafficking bill is also expected to clear the way for the Senate to vote on Loretta Lynch's nomination as Attorney General.

twitter-042115.jpg Twitter is expanding its direct messaging feature to enable users to communicate privately with a single person or with a group of people, even if they are not following each other.

iowabirdflu-042115.jpg The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that about 5.3 million chickens in an Iowa farm has been hit with avian influenza or bird flu. Iowa is the nation's largest egg-producing state, having more than 58 million egg-laying hens.

The representatives of U.S. defense attache has visited Ukrainian forces deployed in east of Ukraine, where they are fighting the pro-Russian rebels. They discussed the issues of security, social and humanitarian situation in the region, and risks assessment, the press center of the 'anti-terror'...

Obama-whitehouse-042115.jpg With Americans increasingly optimistic about the economy, the results of a new CNN/ORC International poll released on Tuesday showed President Barack Obama with a positive approval rating for the first time in nearly two years.

Netflix-042115.jpg High-flying Netflix may have yet another hit on its hands, as the company has ordered a spin-off of the hugely popular Full House series. Fuller House will star Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber, who played sisters D.J. Tanner and Stephanie Tanner, and D.J.'s bestie Kimmy Gibbler,...

Windows10-042115.jpg It is now known that Microsoft Corp. will launch the much-awaited new version of its operating system, Windows 10, in July. The news was not announced by Microsoft, but was inadvertently revealed by the CEO of chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Lisa Su.

BlueBell-Recall-042115.jpg Blue Bell Creameries has Tuesday voluntarily recalled all its products distributed to retail outlets on possible health risk as they could potentially be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The products involved are made at all of its facilities including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks.

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