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The United States on Friday said that Russia-supported separatists in eastern Ukraine continue to prevent monitors of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) from doing their jobs by blocking access to large areas of territory under their control. Spokesperson for the U.S....

HubbleTelescope-042415.jpg To commemorate the launch of Hubble telescope twenty-five year ago, NASA unveiled celestial fireworks as official image, marked by brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life.

Jenis-042415.jpg Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams revealed a voluntary recall of all its products and closing its scoop shops, citing the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The Columbus, Ohio-based company said the ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets, and ice cream sandwiches being recalled were distributed in...

KermitTheFrog-042415.jpg Scientists at the Costa Rican Amphibian Research centre discovered a new species of lime-green glassfrog that looks exactly like the Kermit the Frog, the famous Muppet created by Jim Henson in 1955. The new species Diane's bare-hearted glassfrog with the scientific name Hyalinobatrachium dianae, has translucent skin through which the internal organs are visible.

HSBC-042415.jpg HSBC Holdings Plc said it will review whether to move its headquarters out of the UK, as the Asia-focused lender grapples with higher taxes and regulatory costs in the country. The company's announcement on Friday comes less than two weeks before the UK general election on May 7.

Mortgage-042415.jpg The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Quicken Loans, alleging that the mortgage lender improperly originated and underwrote mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration or FHA. The lawsuit was filed by the DoJ in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia under the False Claims Act.

DurableGoodsOrders-042415.jpg New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods increased by much more than expected in the month of March, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday, although the jump was primarily due to strength in the volatile transportation sector.

The Department of State has strongly recommended against all travel by U.S. citizens to North Korea due to the risk of arrest and possibly lengthy detention based on that country's inconsistent application of its criminal laws. In a Travel Warning on Thursday, the State Department made it clear that...

The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Thursday removed Burmese national, Win Aung, and two of his businesses from the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons list (SDN List). The United States has made clear that Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) - designated under any U.S. sanctions...

The Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred de Zayas, expressed Thursday his deep concern over the general lack of awareness on the adverse effects that existing, or under negotiations, bilateral and multilateral free trade and investment agreements...

Switzerland-happiestcountry-042415.jpg A survey by an initiative under the United Nations found that Switzerland, the land of clocks and chocolates, is the world's happiest country. The 2015 World Happiness Report, seeking to quantify happiness as a means of influencing government policy, was produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). When compared to World Happiness Report 2013, the country rankings in the 20

The European Union and the United States have called on the Government of Bangladesh to ensure that economic growth and sustainable development go hand-in-hand with workers' safety and rights. In a joint statement issued Friday, on the Second anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh, the...

Former CIA Director and Afghanistan and Iraq war veteran, Gen. David Petraeus, was sentenced to a two-year probationary term and was ordered to pay $100,000 fine for leaking classified information with his mistress Paula Broadwell. The retired US four-star general resigned as CIA chief in 2012 November...

The U.S. State Department on Thursday urged the Government of Azerbaijan to release human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev and others sentenced to long jail sentences in connection with exercising their fundamental freedoms. The U.S. also called on the Azerbaijani Government to provide all citizens the...

The United Nations on Thursday initiated a campaign to engage more women - who have been disproportionately affected by the disease - as well as local traditional healers, to encourage communities to become more involved to bring down infection rates to zero. The move comes as fresh statistics on the...

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