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unsc-091814.jpg The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday declared the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa "a threat to international peace and security." Notably, the declaration was made in the Council's first emergency meeting on a public health issue. The fifteen-member Council also unanimously...

The United Nations educational agency on Thursday released a report highlighting the links between schooling and achieving a new set of sustainable development targets. The agency noted that child mortality would drop by one-sixth, thereby saving almost one million lives, if all women in poor countries...

General Philip Breedlove, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe, has thanked Spain for its recent decision to provide Patriot missile batteries and 130 soldiers to augment the western military alliance's defensive deployment in southern Turkey, according to a statement on Thursday. NATO had deployed...

Speaking to a group of government officials and experts on housing, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that strong, well-planned urbanization is vital for sustainable development as more than two-thirds of humanity expected to live in cities by the middle of this century. Ban was addressing...

Addressing a joint session of the United States Congress on Thursday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged the US administration to provide more assistance, including military equipment, to help his government in its fight against Russian-backed separatists, east of the country. Stressing that...

A new United Nations-backed report revealed that 22 million people worldwide were displaced in 2013 by disasters, sparked largely by earthquakes or climate- and weather-related events - almost three times more than by conflict in the same year. The report, titled Global Estimates 2014: people displaced...

markudall-091814.jpg Incumbent Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, D-Col., trails his Republican challenger in the latest Quinnipiac University poll, with more than a third of likely voters describing their U.S. Senate vote as a vote against President Barack Obama.

federalReserveBankPhiladelphia-091814.jpg In an effort to more fully capture economic activity in its district, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia announced Thursday that it is launching a new survey to gauge regional activity in the non-manufacturing sector.

UScapitol-091814.jpg A bipartisan coalition in the House voted Wednesday evening to approve a measure providing the U.S. military with the authority to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels against the terrorist group known as the Islamic State. The House voted 273 to 156 in favor of the measure, which was attached to a larger spending bill to temporarily fund the government.

philadelphiafed-091814.jpg Firms responding to a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia indicated continued growth in regional manufacturing activity in September, although the bank said the index of activity in the sector fell from its relatively high reading in August.

housingstarts-091814.jpg With new construction of multi-family homes showing a substantial pullback, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing a much steeper than expected drop in U.S. housing starts in the month of August.

joblessclaims-091814.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by much more than anticipated in the week ended September 13th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday, with claims pulling back near the fourteen-year low set in July.

Astronomers using data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and ground observation have found an unlikely object in an improbable place -- a monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest galaxies ever known. The black hole is five times the mass of the one at the center of the Milky Way galaxy....

U.S. fighter, attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted seven airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq on Tuesday and Wednesday, U.S. Central Command officials reported. One airstrike destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle northwest of the Haditha Dam, and two airstrikes...

Social media has given terrorist groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant the ability to recruit Americans and others like never before, and the threat of Americans and others returning to their home countries from Syria to carry out terrorist attacks has become the chief issue of concern...