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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that since mid-2014, the flow of foreign terrorist fighters into the ranks of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and other extremist groups has swelled by 70 per cent. Briefing the 15-member Council Friday, the UN chief said that...

President Barack Obama has proclaimed June as National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. In a statement issued Friday, he said the federal government, including the Department of Defense, is leading by example to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender citizens "are...

The US Defense Department has ordered a comprehensive review of its laboratory procedures, processes, and protocols associated with inactivating spore-forming anthrax, after discovering more cases of live samples being accidentally sent to labs. Live anthrax samples were believed to have been sent...

seppblatter-052915.jpg Joseph Sepp Blatter, who was elected FIFA president for a fifth consecutive term, has vowed that he takes the responsibility to bring back FIFA where it should be. In a statement after his re-election, the 79-year-old Swiss football administrator promised that at the end of his term, he will place FIFA in a very strong position. "Let's go FIFA!" is his slogan for the new term. In an unprecedented

The European Union and United Nations will co-host the launch of the 2015 Iraq Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) - an appeal for funding in response to the Iraqi humanitarian crisis, on June 4. The event will be hosted by the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs and Development Committees. Commissioner...

The European Union on Friday said public support for its humanitarian aid has gone up, notwithstanding the economic crisis, with nine out of 10 citizens (90 percent) considering it important for the EU to continue the aid. This represents a rise of two percentage points since the previous survey in 2012. Almost...

The European Union and Japan have agreed to cooperate on 5G mobile technology and strengthen research and innovation collaboration. With the new 5G agreement, the EU will join forces with Japan to cope with the increasing need for wireless Internet and complement current efforts to create a Digital...

Joseph Sepp Blatter was elected FIFA president for a fifth consecutive term, defeating his only opponent Prince Ali bin al Hussein of Jordan after some aggressive voting in Zurich, Switzerland. Prince Hussein conceded defeat just before the second round of voting, after he had forced a showdown by...

swatch-052915.jpg Swatch Group AG will launch its own smartwatch in two countries this summer, the Wall Street Journal has reported, citing the Swiss watch and jewelry maker's Chief Executive Nick Hayek. According to the WSJ report, Hayek told shareholders at the company's annual general meeting that the Internet-enabled smartwatch will be launched in Switzerland and "one big country."

greenlasers-052915.jpg Federal Aviation Administration said several pilots complained about pointing of strong green laser beams at planes flying over Long Island. The location was around Farmingdale, during 9.30 pm and 10 pm. Searches are on to locate the exact source of the laser beam. The Federal official suspects that the beam came from a hand-held device.

mcdonalds-052915.jpg In order to lure back customers, McDonald's Corp. plans to change the way it makes its iconic burgers. The fast food chain said it will toast its hamburger buns five seconds longer and also change the way it sears and grills its beef patties to make them juicier.

Recognizing the growing challenge of feeding city dwellers, who will become the world's majority by 2050, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Union of Wholesale Markets Thursday signed a partnership aimed at reaching the urban poor and reducing food waste estimated...

The European Union will sign a reciprocal short-stay visa waiver agreements with 7 countries: Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa and Vanuatu. The Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Zanda Kalnina-Lukaševica,...

A Trade Committee of Members of the European Parliament in its draft recommendations voted on Thursday said the EU-US trade deal should deepen EU access to the US market, but must not undermine European Union standards or the right to regulate in the public interest. The committee added that the...

The European Union on Thursday welcomed the abolition of death penalty in the Nebraska State in the United States. Nebraska became the 19th State in the United States to repeal the death penalty. The EU in a statement said, "This is a historic step by the Nebraska Legislature, while the worldwide...

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