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Addressing delegates at the General Assembly on Monday, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said the international community must gear up for a new era of "hydro-diplomacy" as the threat of water scarcity risks plunging the world into a period of geopolitical tension and stunt development. "Water...

Tammyduckworth-033015.jpg Second-term Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., announced Monday she is running for the Illinois Senate seat currently held by Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.

MarcoRubio-033015.jpg Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is planning to launch his campaign for president at an event later this month, according to numerous media reports. Rubio has reportedly reserved the Freedom Tower in downtown Miami for an event on April 13th.

UKElectionCampaign-033015.jpg Election fever has gripped the UK as Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday urged his people to prudently choose either a prosperous future under his Conservative Party or economic ruin under the Labour Party headed by Ed Miliband.

germanings-033015.jpg Lufthansa Officials fear that it may be difficult to trace the second black box of the doomed Germanwings flight that crashed on the Alps with 150 passengers, last week. The airline suspects that the black box might have been badly damaged during the crash, as they could not trace any signals from it. The investigators were able to find the first device-the cockpit voice recorder-earlier.

JebBush-033015.jpg Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has the strongest level of support among Republicans in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, according to a CBS News poll. The poll found that 51 percent of Republicans would consider voting for Bush.

lincoln-033015.jpg Ford Motor Co. plans to revive the iconic Lincoln Continental name with the introduction of a new flagship Continental luxury sedan this week. The automaker hopes that restoration of the classic name will enable to boost the sale of luxury cars in the U.S. and China, the world's two largest auto markets.

The Governments of the United States and the United Kingdom have warned against any deliberate political interference in the counting process of the Nigerian election. This would contravene the letter and spirit of the Abuja Accord, to which both major parties committed themselves, US Secretary of State...

pendingHomeSales-033015.jpg Pending home sales in the U.S. increased by much more than expected in the month of February, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Monday, with pending sales jumping to their highest level in twenty months.

kickstrter-033015.jpg Smartwatch maker Pebble Technology has successfully raised a record $20.34 million from 78,471 backers in a month-long campaign on the crowd-funding platform Kickstarter. The campaign that ended on Friday broke Kickstarter's all-time records.

volvo-033015.jpg Volvo Car Group, the Swedish car maker now owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group of China, said it plans to invest $500 million to build a new manufacturing plant in the U.S. Volvo Car, which plans to revive sales in the U.S., said it has drawn up a short list of potential locations.

personalincome-030315.jpg Personal income in the U.S. increased by slightly more than expected in the month of February, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Monday, although the report also showed that personal spending rose by less than anticipated.

Ahead of next week's third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, the United Nations health agency's top official in the country on Friday said more than 16 million Syrians and Syrian refugees are in need of health support, but received no new funding to meet the $124 million needed...

A United Nations-backed court, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), on Friday announced charges against former Khmer Rouge member Ao An of "crimes against humanity of murder, extermination, persecution on political and religious grounds, imprisonment, and other inhumane acts"...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on all Nigerians to exercise their civic responsibility by going to the polls to vote in large numbers, ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections on Saturday. In a statement released by his spokesperson's office, the UN chief commended...

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