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The United States has alerted U.S. citizens in Russia to the ongoing tensions along the border with Ukraine and the potential for increased clashes between pro-Russian groups and Ukrainian forces. The Department of State in a Travel Alert update on Tuesday said that the U.S. government currently has...

The escalation of international conflicts in the first half of 2014 prompted a 50-fold surge in the amount of humanitarian cargo transported by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) when compared to the same period last year, it was revealed Tuesday. "Dealing with simultaneous emergencies in...

Several European Airlines as well as Air Canada have joined American carriers in suspending flights to Israel after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip landed close to the Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv. Soon after the rocket landed approximately a mile from Israel's main airport...

New data released by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) underscores the need for urgent action to end female genital mutilation and child marriage - two practices that affect millions of girls across the globe, the UN agency said in a statement Tuesday. The newly-released data estimates that...

The United States has strongly condemned the recent ground attack by South Sudanese opposition forces on the positions of the South Sudanese army (SPLA), and urged both sides to cease hostilities. According to the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), armed youth and defected soldiers (SPLA in Opposition)...

The United States has strongly condemned Saturday's terrorist attack that left more than 20 Egyptian soldiers dead in the North African country's western desert near al-Farafra. "We extend our condolences to the families of the victims, and hope for the quick and full recovery of the wounded," US...

healthcare-court-072214.jpg Two federal appeals courts have issued contradictory rulings over the federal government's ability to provide subsidies under Obamacare, suggesting that the future of President Barack Obama's healthcare law could once again end up in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court.

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel telephoned Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and offered his personal condolences for the Australians who lost their lives on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, according to Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby. In a statement summarizing the call,...

USIsrael-072214.jpg A majority of Americans believe Israel is justified in taking military action against Gaza, according to the results of a new CNN/ORC International survey, although opinions about the amount of military force the Israelis have used are more divided.

Existinghomesales-072214.jpg After reporting a sharp increase in existing home sales in the previous month, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Tuesday showing that existing home sales once again rose by more than expected in the month of June.

CPIchart-072214.jpg With energy prices showing a significant increase amid rising gasoline prices, the Labor Department released a report on Tuesday showing that U.S. consumer prices rose in line with economist estimates in the month of June.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Tuesday announced that it will set up a fund to help Developing Countries and Least Developed Countries implement the Trade Facilitation Agreement. The deal, approved last December by the WTO's 159 members at the time, aims to streamline customs procedures around...

The United States has pledged an immediate assistance of $47 million to try to alleviate some of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. This was announced by US Secretary of State John Kerry after his meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Cairo on Monday. Addressing a joint press conference...

The United States on Monday voiced deep concerns over the convictions of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and magazine editor Bheki Makhubu for contempt of court in the Kingdom of Swaziland. According to the US State Department, Maseko and Makhubu were arrested convicted for publishing an article...

The new global sustainable development agenda that Members States are currently working on must include specific references to indigenous peoples and the challenges they face, a group of United Nations experts stated Monday. "Indigenous peoples face distinct development challenges, and fare worse...