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The US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced that the U.S. nuclear stockpile now stands at its lowest level since the Cold War - down to 4,717 active and inactive warheads as of September 30, 2014. An additional 299 warheads have been dismantled since September 30, 2013, with a total of 10,251...

The United States has called the government of Pakistan to protect members of religious minorities and their places of worship, implement due process measures to curb the frequent abuse of blasphemy laws, and fully implement the Supreme Court order on the rights of members of religious minorities under...

The US Senate has confirmed Dr. Dava Newman to be the Deputy Administrator of NASA. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a statement that "The strong bipartisan support Dr. Newman received in the Senate is a reflection of her well-earned reputation and renown as a global leader in science and...

At least 15 police officers were wounded, six of them seriously, in overnight riots in the US city of Baltimore, where protesters turned violent over the death of a black man in police custody. A state of emergency and a week-long curfew were declared in Baltimore in the wake of the surge in violence. Baltimore...

American and Japanese national security leaders unveiled the new guidelines for U.S.-Japan defense cooperation Monday, saying the new rules will promote peace and stability not only in the region, but worldwide. The new U.S.-Japan defense guidelines will fundamentally change the way Japan and the...

The United Nations refugee agency on Monday said it is rushing critical supplies to Nepal in the wake of the devastating earthquake last week, while pledging to provide any further assistance needed. The agency is sending 11,000 plastic sheets and 4,000 solar lanterns from its warehouse in Damak,...

UN Women on Monday released a major new report in seven locations around the world which calls for the transformation of economies to make women's rights and equality a reality. The UN Women report, Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights, brings together...

The European Commission on Monday agreed to contribute an additional 70 million euros to ensure the complete return to a safe environment at the Chernobyl site in Ukraine. The pledge was announced at the EU-Ukraine Summit. The EU has already contributed some 360 million euros in support of a number...

clinton-042715.jpg Facing increased scrutiny following the launch of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, the Clinton Foundation has acknowledged mistakes on its tax returns in recent years.

GasPrice-042715.jpg Average price of regular gasoline in the U.S. increased about 13 cents or 5 percent in the past two weeks to $2.58 per gallon, according to the Lundberg survey. Higher gas price mainly reflects increase in crude oil prices; however, the price is still $1.11 below last year's price of $3.69 per gallon....

US-Iranflags-042715.jpg A majority of American voters support the preliminary agreement to restrict Iran's nuclear program, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University National poll released on Monday. The poll found that 58 percent of voters support the framework agreement.

China-Solar-042715.jpg China has surged ahead in solar installations, leaving all other countries in the world far behind in its wake. The country, the world's biggest energy consumer, has covered one third of the way towards reaching its ambitious target of attaining 100 gigawatts of installed solar capacity by 2020.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Monday called on governments to take urgent action to scrap all nuclear weapons. The call comes ahead of a crucial UN-hosted conference in New York at the end of this month, which will review progress on curbing the spread of nuclear weapons and eliminating...

Chipotle-042715.jpg Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. will now serve only food that is free of genetically modified ingredients, becoming the first national restaurant chain to be GMO-free. Starting Monday, the fast-food chain's tortillas, rice, chips and salsa, and marinades used to cook meat will not contain ingredients that are genetically modified. The news was first reported by the New York Times and CNN.

SilentHill-Game-042715.jpg Silent Hills, a survival horror video game, seems to be apparently canceled. The series was directed by Hideo Kojima in collaboration with Guillermo del Toro. However, Kojima left Konami, the publisher of the game in March.

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