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          Trump officials have talked to Goldman Sachs' Dina Powell about possibly replacing Haley in UN role      Cache   Translate Page      
Former deputy National Security advisor Dina Powell could be on the verge of rejoining President Donald Trump's administration as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. 
          Comment on United Nations to Blame for 100,000’s of Military Grade Weapons on Black Market by Alan      Cache   Translate Page      
Sadly perhaps, but realistically, the UN has long been a watering hole for bureaucratic double talk, and those enamoured thereof. Re this Arms Trad Treaty or whatever the hell you choose to call it, NOTHING HAS CHANGED.
          Most heavy arms pulled out of planned Syria buffer zone      Cache   Translate Page      

Most heavy arms pulled out of planned Syria buffer zoneJihadists and Turkish-backed rebels in Syria's last major opposition stronghold have withdrawn heavy weapons from nearly all of a planned buffer zone, a monitor said Tuesday, a day ahead of deadline. The pullback is the first major test of a deal brokered by government ally Russia and Turkey last month to avoid what the United Nations warned would be the appalling humanitarian consequences of a major government offensive. Analysts had expected Ankara to have a difficult time enforcing the September 17 deal but by Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the heavy weapons pullout was nearly complete.



          Nigeria:Top UN Officials Say More Support Needed to Ease Humanitarian Crisis and Rebuild Lives in Conflict-Ravaged North-East      Cache   Translate Page      
[UN News] The top United Nations relief and development officials on Saturday called for national and international partners to step up support for humanitarian efforts in north-eastern Nigeria and help millions of people rebuild their lives in the region that has been ravaged by Boko Haram's near decade-long insurgency.
          Comment on United Nations to Blame for 100,000’s of Military Grade Weapons on Black Market by Charles Moore      Cache   Translate Page      
. . . . Uh, your years of pot usage are showing . . . Just sayin'.
          Jacinda rocked the UN      Cache   Translate Page      
It was wonderful to see our young, vibrant prime minister rock it on the world stage at the United Nations. It was her first visit to the well-respected establishment, and it has to be said that her job interview appearance there went really well. She recorded a number of firsts: the first person to take a […] The post Jacinda rocked the UN appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
          UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Resigns      Cache   Translate Page      
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley resigned Tuesday directly to President Donald Trump, according to multiple sources familiar with her decision. A senior State Department official said Haley told her staff this morning. A source familiar with the matter said Haley’s resignation caught national security adviser John Bolton and Sec. of State Mike Pompeo by surprise. Teasing an announcement in the Oval Office this morning, Trump called Haley “my friend.” “Big announcement with my friend Ambassador Nikki Haley […]
          UN asks anti-Government elements in Afghanistan to stop using IEDs against civilians      Cache   Translate Page      
UNITED NATIONS, (APP): The United Nations has called on anti-Government elements in Afghanistan to immediately stop using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in civilian areas after the UN mission in the country recorded a sharp rise in civilian casualties caused by the explosives this year. A special report by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) […]
          10/10/2018: Around The World: Nikki Haley Quits as US Envoy to UN, Denies 2020 Ambitions      Cache   Translate Page      

Washington: The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, announced on Tuesday she is resigning, and immediately denied she was preparing to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Sitting beside Trump in the Oval...
          Vacancy For Driver at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 9th October, 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
UNHCR was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes....

          Trump says he would consider former adviser Dina Powell for UN      Cache   Translate Page      
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would consider selecting Goldman Sachs executive and former White House adviser Dina Powell as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and he shot down speculation he would tap his daughter Ivanka for the post.

          Nikki Haley resigns as US ambassador to United Nations      Cache   Translate Page      
Haley to leave post of US ambassador to the UN at the end of the year, denies 2020 presidential ambitions.
          12 years, or else: U.N. sounds climate alarm      Cache   Translate Page      
(WASHINGTON POST) — An international body of nearly 100 climate scientists convened by the United Nations have issued a stern warning to the rest of the world. Unless governments around the globe undertake “unprecedented” action to reverse it, Earth’s temperatures will soar upwards of 1.5-degrees Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, over preindustrial levels by the […]
          American Diplomat John Negroponte Reacts To Nikki Haley's Resignation As U.N. Ambassador      Cache   Translate Page      
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with American diplomat John Negroponte about Nikki Haley's resignation from her role as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
          Trump Says He Will Announce Replacement For U.N. Ambassador In Coming Weeks      Cache   Translate Page      
United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley announced on Tuesday that she is leaving her post at the end of the year. President Trump, calling her his friend, says he will announce a replacement in weeks.
          Nikki Haley Resigns As U.N. Ambassador, Sparking Speculation About Her Next Move      Cache   Translate Page      
Nikki Haley is resigning as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations at the end of the year. It was a surprise announcement that's fueling speculation as to why and what's next in politics for Haley.
          Inside The EPA: How Employees Are Reacting To The U.N. Climate Report      Cache   Translate Page      
The United Nations released a climate report on Monday, but how does it fit with EPA policies? NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Washington Post reporter Brady Dennis about how EPA employees are responding.
          Canada's climate goals short of UN targets      Cache   Translate Page      
A dump truck works near the Syncrude oil sands extraction facility near the city of Fort McMurray, Alta., on June 1, 2014. Canada would have to cut its emissions almost in half over the next 12 years to meet the stiffer targets dozens of international climate change experts say is required to prevent catastrophic climate changes from the planet getting too warm. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says there will be irreversible changes and the entire loss of some ecosystems if the world doesn't take immediate and intensive action to cut greenhouse gas emissions far more than we are now. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canada's goals well below what's needed to stop catastrophic climate change: UN


          Climate change in Canada, by the numbers      Cache   Translate Page      
The Syncrude oil sands extraction facility is reflected in a tailings pond near the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta on June 1, 2014. Canada would have to cut its emissions almost in half over the next 12 years to meet the stiffer targets dozens of international climate change experts say is required to prevent catastrophic climate changes from the planet getting too warm. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says there will be irreversible changes and the entire loss of some ecosystems if the world doesn't take immediate and intensive action to cut greenhouse gas emissions far more than we are now. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Climate change and emissions in Canada, by the numbers


          Nikki Haley Leaves The UN: What To Know And What Comes Next      Cache   Translate Page      
Nikki Haley’s announcement that she is leaving her post as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations blindsided many in Washington. Her 21 months in the position were marked by a forceful display of President Donald Trump’s foreign policies, but also by some disagreements.
          Morning mail: Nikki Haley resigns, gay students face bans, Opera House protest      Cache   Translate Page      

Wednesday: The US ambassador to the United Nations has stepped down. Plus: report suggests allowing schools to refuse gay students

Good morning, this is Helen Sullivan bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Wednesday 10 October.

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          Nikki Haley Leaving U.N. Ambassador, Dina Powell NOT Ivanka Trump Is Being Considered As Replacement      Cache   Translate Page      
Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is leaving her post at the end of the year, President Trump announced in the Oval Office Tuesday morning. Haley’s replacement is unclear, although Mr. Trump said he will likely select the new ambassador in the next two or three weeks. Haley told reporters she will not run
          Things to Know About 'Intense Years' of Outgoing US Envoy to UN Nikki Haley      Cache   Translate Page      
Nikki Haley, who was nominated for her post in January 2017 personally by Donald Trump, will step down as ambassador to the United Nations at the end of the year. She said there were no “personal reasons” for the resignation and felt someone else should take over the job after her eight “intense” years as governor and UN envoy.
          Dina Powell to replace Nikki Haley at U.N.?      Cache   Translate Page      
(CNBC) — Dina Powell, a Goldman Sachs executive and former deputy national security advisor to President Donald Trump, has had discussions with senior members of the administration about possibly succeeding Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. In the days leading up to Haley’s sudden and surprising resignation Tuesday, senior White House officials […]
          Nikki Haley resigns from UN post      Cache   Translate Page      
Nikki Haley
IRNA – The United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley resigned on Tuesday, and the US President Donald Trump accepted her resignation. It is unclear whether Trump government...
          Distrust in Science and Expertise Can Be Deadly — Here's How We Can Overcome It       Cache   Translate Page      
Over time, groups of experts become embedded within our societies. They become our trusted institutions.

Hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires have tested our resolve as individuals, communities and societies. Along with social crises such as political- and war-induced migration, these events provide stark illustrations of our ability to adapt, help and trust one another through informal social networks and formal social institutions.

Trust in our institutions is declining. While some of this distrust might result from direct experience of failing or faltering social systems, cynics and pundits can promote mistrust for financial and social capital through votes and public opinion.

Trust is often woven into our society like an invisible thread, stitching together disparate individuals and distant communities. Effective societies are grounded in a reliance and dependency on others to provide everything from mobile networks, water and sewer services, electricity, education and justice.

In order to mend it where it is broken and reinforce it where it is fraying, we must examine our social tapestry and ask how we can promote trust.

Trustingneighbours, leaders institutions

Trust isn’t an all-or-nothing phenomenon. It can develop between peers and leaders as well as towards institutions and their symbols.

We share a common fate with our peers. Their actions matter to us. When we can, we monitor and regulate their behaviour through direct observation and action. When we can’t, we rely on gossip and other indirect means to learn about others and their values. If we think we have fallen short of their standards, we might increase our efforts. If we think we have exceeded their expectations, we might reduce our efforts.

Not all members of a group have equal status. Experts and leaders occupy central, elevated positions in their social networks — even if only on a temporary basis. Ideally, they have knowledge, competencies and social capital at their disposal that can help the group.

Legitimate expertise is hard won; it takes years to develop. Even if we have competency in one area, expertise is inelastic. It can narrow our focus, leading us to fail to see atypical patterns. That means leaders and experts need to be modest in their claims of expertise.

While credit might be claimed by one leader or the next for the functioning of economic and social systems, ultimately our societies are the end product of generations of cultural evolution supported by co-operation and collaboration.

Over time, groups of experts become embedded within our societies. They become our trusted institutions. Symbols like police badges, military insignia, judges’ robes, stethoscopes and lab coats take on a new significance, conveying and conferring this status.

Symbols become important

Even complex scientific instruments and technology can take on a symbolic meaning beyond their practical utility. These symbols can be used to persuade those inside and outside our group. They can also be used to manipulate our trust.

Like everyone, experts rely on their peers to keep them in check through formal standards and professional organizations. Professions like science, the law and medicine are self-reflective. The debunking of many of Dr. Mehmet Oz’s claims, for example, provides a crucial illustration of this internal regulation.

At their best, these mechanisms ensure that a profession retains its credibility and its access to financial and social resources.

The dangers of failures of trust

The recent hurricane in the United States speaks to concerns about the credibility of professions. Distrust in science played an important role in how people responded to the approach of hurricane Florence. Some residents stayed for practical reasons, including the protection of family, pets and property. Others simply discounted the information or placed their faith in a higher power to protect them.

While this could be seen as an unwavering individualism, it also likely represents a lack of trust in their community and in scientific institutions.

This refusal to defer to the authority of experts and institutions reflects the real cost that breakdowns in social cohesion can have on our lives and our communities. It represents a shift from facts to opinion and rumour.

This isn’t to say institutional flaws should be discounted. While there have been scientific hoaxes, fields like climate science are based on consensus. When choosing to trust others, we must weigh the good and bad. While we cannot ignore misconduct, we must not mistake the actions of a minority for the majority.

Discounting information for temporary reassurance or social gains and supplanting it with bravado and confidence will not make us better decision-makers. We live in the age of data. Only accurate information and successful application will improve our lives and protect us in the future. We need experts and institutions to help us put it to use.

Restructuring our institutions

The vain efforts of China and Rome show us that, despite their symbolism, walls will not keep us safe. They are antiquated solutions to contemporary problems. If we want to avoid a Hobbesian nightmare of all against all, we must regain trust in each other and reverence for our institutions.

We need transparency. Legitimate impediments to rebuilding trust must be identified and acknowledged. Structural inequalities still exist that are associated with race and gender. Although these persistent concerns might be the result of explicit biases, they might also reflect institutional inertia. Rather than attempting to justify them, we must understand these dynamics in order to effectively redress these differences.

Our actions and those of our institutions must be open to question. Questions are a healthy and necessary response to a world filled with uncertainty.

The best decisions are not made by conforming to what we believe are the opinions of our group. We must learn the delicate art of civil discourse and practise authentic dissent.

If we do not question ourselves first, others gladly will.

From the inside, this might appear wasteful and inefficient. From the outside, it might have the appearance of widespread dissent and indecision. That’s democracy.

But when viewed in terms of historical time lines, questioning our own beliefs and those of our group can help us make better decisions. Forecasting the future must be done in terms of decades and centuries, not just election cycles. Whenever possible, we must reason by analogy from the past, compare across cultures and buffer ourselves against the inevitability of unknowns.

Casting a vote for a leader is insufficient. We must hold our leaders to account, regardless of whether we voted for them or against them. We must get involved in our communities, because we are inseparable from them.The Conversation

Jordan Richard Schoenherr, Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Psychology, Carleton University

 

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

 

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          Nikki Haley Resigns As U.N. Ambassador      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Nikki Haley Resigns From United Nations, Shocking Trump Officials      Cache   Translate Page      
Many political operatives speculate she will mount a 2020 primary run against the president. 
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It’s not often that a top-level official in this Administration gets away clean and leaves on good terms with President Donald Trump. When she stepped down Tuesday as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley became one of the only senior staff members to walk away from the White House with her reputation largely…
          UN Ambassador Nikki Haley to Leave Trump Admin.      Cache   Translate Page      

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, announced in the White House with President Donald Trump that she will resign at the end of the year, saying it was time for someone else to do the job.


          Here's what averting climate catastrophe would mean      Cache   Translate Page      

The report released Sunday by United Nations climate scientists on what it would take to avert the most catastrophic effects of climate change offers little in the way of good news. The old goal of holding the average global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius isn’t sufficient — and we weren’t...


          IPCC for rapid changes to fight against global warming      Cache   Translate Page      

IPCC for rapid changes to fight against global warming

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an international body assessing the science related to climate change, on Monday urged "rapid and far-reaching" changes in all aspects of the entire world to fight against global warming after adopting a special report on global warming.

   The 48th IPCC session lasted for five days to Friday in South Korea's western port city of Incheon, bringing together about 570 representatives from over 130 countries and international organizations.

   It approved the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius, which IPCC Chair Lee Hoesung described as one of the most important reports to curb the global warming during a press conference at Songdo Convensia in Incheon.

   The special report will become a key scientific input into the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Poland in December.

   The report highlighted a number of climate change impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels in comparison to 2 degrees Celsius or higher.

   According to the report, global sea level rise would be 10 cm lower with the global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius than the one with 2 degrees Celsius. The likelihood of an Arctic Ocean free of sea ice in summer would be once a century with the global warming 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared with at least once a decade with 2 degrees Celsius.

   "One of the key messages that comes out very strongly from this report is that we are already seeing the consequences of 1 degree Celsius of global warming through more extreme weather, rising sea levels and diminishing Arctic sea ice, among other changes," said Zhai Panmao, co-chair of IPCC Working Group .

   The special report examined pathways available to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, what it would take to achieve them and what the consequences could be.

   "This report gives policymakers and practitioners the information they need to make decisions that tackle climate change while considering local context and people's needs. The next few years are probably the most important in our history," said Debra Roberts, co-chair of IPCC Working Group .

   The report found that limiting the warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius would require "rapid and far-reaching" transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport and cities. The global net human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide would need to fall by about 45 percent from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching "net zero" around 2050.

   "Limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is possible within the laws of chemistry and physics, but doing so would require unprecedented changes," said Jim Skea, co-chair of IPCC Working Group .

   The special report was requested by 195 nations when they adopted the Paris Agreement in December 2015 at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the UNFCCC.

   The Paris Agreement aimed to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by "holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels."

   The special report would become a key scientific basis for the COP24 to the UNFCCC, scheduled for December in Poland, according to the IPCC.

   The IPCC was established by the United Nations Environment Program and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide policymakers with regular scientific assessments about climate change, its implications and potential future risks, as well as to put forward adaptation and mitigation strategies.

   It assesses thousands of scientific papers published each year, not conducting its own research. This year's special report was prepared by 91 authors and review editors.   

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          Weekday Trumpdate: Nikki Haley Gets the Fuck Out, Trump Tweets "Multilayered Nonsense"      Cache   Translate Page      
Maybe Ivanka will go to the UN. by Chase Burns
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Another day, another Trumpddate. Was it really just a week ago that the NY Times's bombshell reporting on Trump's finances came out? Whatever happened with all that? Oh yeah. Nothing.

The big news of today, so far, is that Nikki Haley—"one of Trump’s many dignity beards," as Rich Smith calls her—is leaving her position as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. From CBS News:

Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is leaving her post at the end of the year, President Trump announced in the Oval Office Tuesday morning. Haley's replacement is unclear, although Mr. Trump said he will likely select the new ambassador in the next two or three weeks.

Haley told reporters she will not run for office in 2020 and instead campaign for the president, in an attempt to quash speculation that she might chart her own political course challenging him.

[...]

Mr. Trump said a number of people would like to do Haley's job, and claimed it's a more "glamorous" position than it was a couple years ago.

Who will take that glam position? Maybe someone from Goldman Sachs! From CNBC:

Dina Powell, a Goldman Sachs executive and former deputy national security advisor to President Donald Trump, has had discussions with senior members of the administration about possibly succeeding Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

In the days leading up to Haley's sudden and surprising resignation Tuesday, senior White House officials reached out to Powell about possibly taking the role, according to three people with direct knowledge of the matter.

But maybe Ivanka will take Haley's place! Per NBC News:

"How good would Ivanka be?" he asked rhetorically before dismissing the idea.

"I think Ivanka would be incredible but it doesn't mean [I would name her]," Trump said. "I would be accused of nepotism." He added that he thought there was no one "more competent in the world" than Ivanka Trump.

Yeah... that wouldn't just be nepotism:


But wait wait wait! Why is Haley leaving if she's not trying to run for president? Are we supposed to buy that she's just tired? Maybe it has something to do with this... per HuffPo:

A watchdog organization is calling for an investigation into seven private flights taken by United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley that were paid for by South Carolina business executives.

The 2017 flights, which Haley listed on her public financial disclosure report this year, were between New York, Washington and three cities in her home state of South Carolina, where she was governor before joining the Trump administration. The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said the flights were likely worth about $24,000 and should be investigated by the State Department’s inspector general.

While the Haley news was breaking, Trump tweeted this nonsense:

The Washington Post breaks it down:

The tweet appears to be rare multilayered nonsense. Nonsense within older nonsense.

The base layer is the false premise that hundreds of protesters who swarmed the Capitol during Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings were “paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad,” as Trump put it in another pronouncement last week, in contradiction to all known facts.

Onto this original falsehood, Trump has now stacked the baffling claim that the paid protesters were not, in fact, paid — “they haven’t gotten their checks,” as he wrote.

This is the conundrum the world is trying to solve.

They go on to decipher the whole mess here.

His Twitter today hasn't been complete multilayered nonsense*. He's also getting out the vote:


*Well, the "Vote.GOP" part definitely counts as multilayered nonsense.

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          Why has Nikki Haley resigned and who will replace her as Donald Trump’s UN Ambassador?      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Trump: Ivanka would be 'incredible' at UN if not for accusations of nepotism      Cache   Translate Page      
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The United States' ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has unexpectedly resigned. She made the announcement with President Donald Trump by her side earlier this morning, rejecting the suggestion that she was preparing to challenge Mr Trump in the 2020 election. Ms Haley has been the face of Trump's "America First" policy at the United Nations, leading the country's withdrawal from several UN programmes and defending Mr Trump's hard-line policies against Iran and North Korea.
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Binance charity

Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, said that it will make new cryptocurrency listing fees transparent and donate 100 percent of those fees to charity.

The exchange made the announcement today, October 8, 2018, in a blog post where it stated that a listing fee would now be more appropriately called a “donation.”

Listing fees have been a pain point for cryptocurrency projects. Projects depend on getting their coins listed on exchanges for liquidity. News of getting listed on a major exchange can cause a coin to spike in value overnight. Yet, many projects have complained of exorbitant listing fees.  

In April 2018, Bloomberg reported that according to Autonomous Research some crypto trading platforms were charging $1 million to $3 million to list a token — 10 times more than what a traditional exchange, like Nasdaq, demands for securities.  

Binance, which now handles most of its operations out of Malta, has been a target of many of those complaints. In August 2018, Christopher Franko, co-founder of Expanse, a fork of Ethereum, tweeted that Binance wanted to charge 400 bitcoin ($2.5 million) to list a coin. Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao refuted the accusation. “We don't list shitcoins even if they pay 400 or 4,000 BTC,” he tweeted.

Now, according to Binance, cryptocurrency projects will be able to name their price. “Binance will not dictate a number, nor is there a minimum required listing fee,” the exchange said, adding that it won’t be swayed by larger bids either. “A large donation does not guarantee or in any way influence the outcome of our listing review process.”

Once the two parties reach an agreement, the exchange said it will disclose the fee via its charity arm Blockchain Charity Foundation. Binance launched the arm in Malta in July 2018 as a way to funnel some of its profits to philanthropic endeavors. The foundation is chaired by Helen Hai, a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

“Hope others will follow,” CZ tweeted earlier today, alluding to the announcement.

Binance was originally founded in Hong Kong in 2017. Within six months, it was already touted as one of the biggest crypto exchanges in the space. Its growth is largely due to its ability to onboard new coins quickly. The exchange currently has 387 crypto-to-crypto trading pairs.



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          President Trump: Ivanka Would Be “Dynamite” as U.N. Ambassador, if It Weren’t for the Complaints of Nepotism      Cache   Translate Page      

Ivanka Trump would make a great ambassador to the United Nations, President Trump said Tuesday, but he would be accused of nepotism if he nominated her.

Wait, what?

No, really. Almost immediately after news broke that Nikki Haley would step down as ambassador to the United Nations, the name of a woman who literally grew up in a luxury New York City penthouse was floated as the next person to occupy another one professionally on behalf of the United States. This isn’t the first time her name has been floated for the job—Ivanka was rumored late last year to be a potential replacement for Haley if she took the secretary of state job from Rex Tillerson.

The rumors were only stoked further when Haley praised Ivanka and called Jared a “hidden genius that no one understands” while speaking with Trump in the Oval Office.

While some have tried to tamp down the speculation, the president amped it up when he said Tuesday afternoon that Ivanka would be a “dynamite” pick, “but I’d then be accused of nepotism.” Trump then layered on the praise for his daughter, saying “I’m not sure there’s anyone more competent in the world.” Trump also said that his former foreign policy adviser Dina Powell—and friend of Ivanka and Jared—was “under consideration.”

So the onus fell to Ivanka herself to put an end to the speculation:


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The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new report Monday related to the issue of climate change.

Director of CEI’s Center for Energy and Environment Myron Ebell said:

“The IPCC’s report is the latest in a series of dire warnings of tipping points and last chances dating back to the 1980s.  The good news is that the rate of global warming since 1980 is much lower than that predicted by the computer models used by the IPCC.  Unless the rate of warming increases dramatically, the drastic and immediate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions the IPCC claims are necessary to avoid catastrophe will not be needed.

“That’s also good news because there is little evidence that the world is going to start moving away from coal, oil, and natural gas, which provide over 80% of the world’s energy.  While places like the European Union and California are replacing carbon-based fuels with more expensive alternatives, China, Japan, and South Korea are building lots of new coal-fired power plants.  Chinese emissions are now larger than the those of the United States and the European Union combined.  In the Paris climate treaty, China merely promised that its emissions will peak by 2030. If the IPCC is going to convince the world to turn its energy economy upside down, consumers are going to have to be convinced to pay a lot more for energy. That’s going to be a hard sell in developing countries where billions of people are still living in energy poverty.”  

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The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new report Monday related to the issue of climate change.

          Mystery as top Trump pick quits      Cache   Translate Page      
UNITED Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley has announced her shock resignation from the Trump administration.
          Nikki Haley resigns as US ambassador to United Nations      Cache   Translate Page      

Haley to leave post at the end of the year, denies 2020 presidential ambitions.

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“I know that the President will nominate a formidable replacement for Ambassador Haley. That replacement will not be me.”
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President Trump said he wanted to nominate Ivanka as United Nations ambassador, but won’t because he wouldn’t want to be “accused of nepotism.”
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OTTAWA — Canada would have to cut its emissions almost in half over the next 12 years to meet the stiffer targets dozens of international climate change experts say is required to prevent catastrophic results from global warming. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says there will be irreversible changes and the entire […]
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Nikki Haley, a rising Republican star, said on Tuesday she was stepping down as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, but knocked down speculation that she might challenge President Donald Trump at the next election.

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U.S Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley exits President Donald Trump's cabinet as the most high-profile female member, potentially putting her back into play as a candidate for a Republican Party struggling with women voters.

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NPR: Nikki Haley has resigned as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. It is not immediately clear what has prompted the move. ... read more...
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Via Washington Examiner: U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell is a name to watch as speculation commences on who will replace outgoing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, a source with knowledge of administration’s thinking told the Washington Examiner. “He’s a family favorite,” the source, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, said of Grenell. Grenell […]
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Not clear why, we’ll update more as more comes in. Via KSTP: United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley will resign from her post, the Associated Press reports. Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, was confirmed for the U.N. post just after President Donald Trump was inaugurated in 2017. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said […]
          Nikki Haley Resigns As U.N. Ambassador      Cache   Translate Page      
Updated 4:55 p.m. ET Nikki Haley is resigning as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and will leave the Trump administration at the end of the year, she said Tuesday. It is not immediately clear what prompted the move. She informed her staff Tuesday, NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. Haley appeared with President Trump on Tuesday morning at the Oval Office, where he called her a "fantastic person" and said Haley had told him six months ago that she might take time off at the end of the year. Trump praised Haley, saying she has done an "incredible job" and is "somebody who gets it." He said he hoped she would come back to the administration in another capacity, adding, "You can have your pick." "It has been the honor of a lifetime," Haley said. "It has really been a blessing." She thanked the president, as well as first lady Melania Trump and the president's daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner, whom she singled out as a "hidden genius" who had done significant behind
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The majority of the top 50 newspapers across the country did not feature any homepage coverage of a landmark United Nations climate...
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Nikki Haley, a rising Republican star, said on Tuesday she was stepping down as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, but knocked down speculation that she might challenge President Donald Trump at the next election.

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U.S Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley exits President Donald Trump's cabinet as the most high-profile female member, potentially putting her back into play as a candidate for a Republican Party struggling with women voters.

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Canada would have to cut its emissions almost in half over the next 12 years to meet the stiffer targets dozens of international climate change experts say is required to prevent catastrophic results from global warming. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says there will be...
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Maybe Ivanka will go to the UN. by Chase Burns
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Another day, another Trumpddate. Was it really just a week ago that the NY Times's bombshell reporting on Trump's finances came out? Whatever happened with all that? Oh yeah. Nothing.

The big news of today, so far, is that Nikki Haley—"one of Trump’s many dignity beards," as Rich Smith calls her—is leaving her position as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. From CBS News:

Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is leaving her post at the end of the year, President Trump announced in the Oval Office Tuesday morning. Haley's replacement is unclear, although Mr. Trump said he will likely select the new ambassador in the next two or three weeks.

Haley told reporters she will not run for office in 2020 and instead campaign for the president, in an attempt to quash speculation that she might chart her own political course challenging him.

[...]

Mr. Trump said a number of people would like to do Haley's job, and claimed it's a more "glamorous" position than it was a couple years ago.

Who will take that glam position? Maybe someone from Goldman Sachs! From CNBC:

Dina Powell, a Goldman Sachs executive and former deputy national security advisor to President Donald Trump, has had discussions with senior members of the administration about possibly succeeding Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

In the days leading up to Haley's sudden and surprising resignation Tuesday, senior White House officials reached out to Powell about possibly taking the role, according to three people with direct knowledge of the matter.

But maybe Ivanka will take Haley's place! Per NBC News:

"How good would Ivanka be?" he asked rhetorically before dismissing the idea.

"I think Ivanka would be incredible but it doesn't mean [I would name her]," Trump said. "I would be accused of nepotism." He added that he thought there was no one "more competent in the world" than Ivanka Trump.

Yeah... that wouldn't just be nepotism:


But wait wait wait! Why is Haley leaving if she's not trying to run for president? Are we supposed to buy that she's just tired? Maybe it has something to do with this... per HuffPo:

A watchdog organization is calling for an investigation into seven private flights taken by United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley that were paid for by South Carolina business executives.

The 2017 flights, which Haley listed on her public financial disclosure report this year, were between New York, Washington and three cities in her home state of South Carolina, where she was governor before joining the Trump administration. The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said the flights were likely worth about $24,000 and should be investigated by the State Department’s inspector general.

While the Haley news was breaking, Trump tweeted this nonsense:

The Washington Post breaks it down:

The tweet appears to be rare multilayered nonsense. Nonsense within older nonsense.

The base layer is the false premise that hundreds of protesters who swarmed the Capitol during Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings were “paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad,” as Trump put it in another pronouncement last week, in contradiction to all known facts.

Onto this original falsehood, Trump has now stacked the baffling claim that the paid protesters were not, in fact, paid — “they haven’t gotten their checks,” as he wrote.

This is the conundrum the world is trying to solve.

They go on to decipher the whole mess here.

His Twitter today hasn't been complete multilayered nonsense*. He's also getting out the vote:


*Well, the "Vote.GOP" part definitely counts as multilayered nonsense.

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Nikki Haley We Hardly Knew You. President Trump's envoy at the United Nations will be sorely missed, when she leaves, as she and the president announced she will be doing, at the end of the year. She has been America's permanent representative at the United Nations for two years, and it's hard to think of many factions that don't want her to stay two or six years more. What a splendid job.
          UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Resigns      Cache   Translate Page      
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley resigned Tuesday directly to President Donald Trump, according to a source familiar with her decision.
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Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the outgoing US ambassador to the United Nations after she resigned on Tuesday, following a tenure in which she asserted Washington's support for Israel. "I thank ambassador Nikki Haley for her uncompromising struggle against the ...
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WASHINGTON: Nikki Haley, who has resigned as President Donald Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, was a virtual unknown on the national and international stage when she joined the cabinet. After nearly two years as one of America's top voices on foreign policy, the 46-year-old South Carolina ...
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Sitting beside Trump in the Oval Office, Haley said her 18-month stint at the United Nations had been "an honour of a lifetime" and said she would stay on until the end of the year.
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Efforts to assist the tens of millions who’ve been forced from their homes are being increasingly constrained by severely limited funds, a new report from the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned, urging greater international attention and support.
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For the first time since civil war erupted in South Sudan in 2013, a United Nations food convoy has managed to deliver thousands of tonnes of aid by river, to people in seven hard-to-reach locations, saving millions of dollars on costly aid flights.
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Following the series of devastating earthquakes, tsunami and landslides on 28 September in Indonesia, the death toll has risen to 2,010, with around 10,700 seriously injured and nearly 700 still reported missing, according to United Nations agencies on Tuesday.
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North Korea’s humanitarian situation remains dire, with widespread chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, the United Nations emergency food relief agency has warned, urging greater and sustained funding for its aid operations there.
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Key GOP lawmakers on Tuesday signaled a willingness to support some of the people who have been floated as possible replacements for outgoing US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, including one of their own colleagues -- Republican Sen. Bob Corker.

          Nikki Haley's resignation comes one day after an ethics watchdog requested an investigation into her acceptance of free flights on private jets      Cache   Translate Page      
United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley's abrupt resignation on Tuesday came one day after an ethics watchdog group requested the State Department's inspector general investigate her acceptance of seven free flights aboard private jets from a trio of South Carolina businessmen. Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, listed the flights on her 2017 financial disclosure and asserted that each qualified for an exception based on her relationships with the businessmen. But the group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said in its complaint that Haley's financial disclosure did not provide enough information to make the assertion that the flights between New York, Washington, DC, and three South Carolina cities qualified for the exemption. Those flights were most likely worth tens of thousands of dollars, CREW suggested.
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A landmark United Nations report on Monday warned that sufficiently limiting man-made global warming will “require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” in order to avoid dramatic global consequences, including rising sea levels, dying coral reefs and human casualties due to extreme heat. The special report — published Monday by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — assessed what it will take to limit global temperature increase to no more than 2.7º F (1.5º C) above preindustrial levels, in accordance with the 2015 Paris Agreement. Scientists consider that temperature to be a tipping point at which many severe effects of global warming will be realized. “Examples of actions include s...

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          Trump's U.N. envoy Haley resigns, rules out 2020 run for office      Cache   Translate Page      
Nikki Haley, a rising Republican star, said on Tuesday she was stepping down as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, but knocked down speculation that she might challenge President Donald Trump at the next election.

          Trump says he would consider former adviser Dina Powell for UN      Cache   Translate Page      
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would consider selecting Goldman Sachs executive and former White House adviser Dina Powell as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and he shot down speculation he would tap his daughter Ivanka for the post.

          No rest for Nikki Haley? Political future fuels speculation      Cache   Translate Page      
U.S Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley exits President Donald Trump's cabinet as the most high-profile female member, potentially putting her back into play as a candidate for a Republican Party struggling with women voters.

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Nikki Haley became the latest senior official to exit the Trump administration when she said on Tuesday she will resign at year-end as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

          U.N. chief expresses appreciation for Haley's cooperation, support      Cache   Translate Page      
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed on Tuesday his "deep appreciation for the excellent cooperation and support" that outgoing U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has demonstrated, his spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

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Washington D.C., Oct 9, 2018 / 11:00 am (CNA).- Nikki Haley will leave her post as the United States’ ambassador to the United Nations at the end of the year, it was announced Tuesday. Haley has been a vocal champion of religious freedom during her time at the UN.

Speaking during a joint announcement from the Oval Office Oct. 9, President Donald Trump said that Haley first told him six months ago that she would look to “take a break” after two years on the job. The president said that Ambassador Haley had done an “incredible job” during her time in post and was “very special.”

“She’s a fantastic person, very importantly, but she also is somebody that gets it,” said  Trump.

During her time at the United Nations, Haley spoke frequently in defense of persecuted Christian communities in the Middle East, and delivered the closing keynote at July’s Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom.

She also had a hand in the implementation of major policies, including the relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, fulfilling campaign promise made by successive presidential candidates.

“As Americans, we have been given a great set of tools with which to build a more perfect union. The protection of our religious freedom – our right to worship, and believe, and even instruct our children – in the manner in which we choose and to live our faith is first among these tools,” said Haley in July.

“We will continue to forcefully advocate for religious tolerance in the international arena. Not just because so many people are being denied this right, but because defending religious freedom makes for a safer and more peaceful world for all of us.”

During the announcement of her departure, Haley dismissed speculation that she would be seeking to challenge Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination. “No, I am not running for 2020,” she said while repeating her support for Trump’s reelection.

As former governor of South Carolina and a prominent member of the Trump administration’s foreign policy team, Haley has been widely tipped as a potential future presidential candidate.

She said it was an “honor of a lifetime” to serve in the United Nations, and that there was “no personal reason” for her choosing to step down at this time. Instead, she said that it was important for politicians to know when to step back from a particular role.

Trump expressed remorse at Haley’s departure, saying “We’re all happy for you in one way, but we hate to lose (you).” He also kept the door open for her return to the administration, “at some point but in a different capacity.”

If she were to do so, Trump said, she “can have (her) pick” of positions.

Prior to being appointed ambassador, Haley was the first female governor to be elected in South Carolina, and first Indian-American female governor in the country.

President Trump said he would announce Haley’s replacement within a few weeks. 


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Seoul, South Korea, Oct 9, 2018 / 05:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to meet in Pyongyang, a South Korean spokesman said Tuesday.

Pope Francis is already set to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in Oct. 18 for an audience at the Vatican Apostolic Palace, where Moon will personally deliver the invitation from Kim Jong Un.

President Moon, a Catholic, will also participate in a Mass for peace on the Korean peninsula in St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 17 celebrated by the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. 

During the most recent summit between Korean leaders in September, Kim told Moon that he would “greatly welcome” the pope Pyongyang, according to South Korea’s presidential office. 

On Oct. 7, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea to discuss details for a second summit between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim to continue negotiation of the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, according to the State Department.

“One of the key pillars of the statement between Chairman Kim and President Trump was that we would have better relationships, confidence-building measures. We would fundamentally change the nature of North Korea’s relationship with the rest of the world,” Secretary Pompeo told press in South Korea on Oct. 8 after the meeting with Kim.

Vatican Secretary for Relations with States Paul Gallagher visited the Joint Security Area on the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea on July 5, where he said, “it is a very historic period, a period of hope and the Holy Father is supporting that movement.”

“I am sure with the prayers and support of Christians and other men and women in good faith around the world that many good things will be achieved in the coming months. We pray for that,” Archbishop Gallagher said during the visit.

Diplomatic negotiations continued at the third inter-Korean summit between Kim and Moon, which took place on Sept. 18 in Pyongyang during a week in which Catholics in South Korea celebrated the peninsula's martyr saints.

The First Lady of South Korea, Kim Jung-sook, participated in the Mass with Korean bishops as a part of the festivities. She asked for prayers for the diplomatic negotiations at Seoul’s Myeongdong Cathedral days prior to heading to Pyongyang for the summit.

Twenty-five million people live in North Korea, which has one of the worst human rights records in the world. A United Nations investigation in 2014 produced a 372-page report that documented crimes against humanity, including execution, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, forced abortions, and knowingly causing prolonged starvation.

There are currently an estimated 80,000 to 120,000 people in North Korea’s six political prison camps, in which the U.S. State Department has found evidence of starvation, forced labor, and torture.

South Korean bishops have been leading Catholics in prayer for the reconciliation and unity of the divided Korean peninsula for decades. 

“Since 1965, the Korean Catholic Church has been praying for the true peace of the two Koreas and the reconciliation of the nation,” Archbishop Kim Hee-Jung of Gwangju wrote in April following the first meeting between the Korean leaders. chairman of the Korean bishops’ conference in April.

“Through these prayers, something miraculous is happening in this land by the help of God for whom nothing will be impossible,” Archbishop Kim continued.

“Until the day when complete peace is established on the Korean peninsula and divided peoples are united, the Catholic Church of Korea will accompany the journey for reconciliation of the people in unity.”


          Senator Murray releases statement on climate change report      Cache   Translate Page      
On heels of United Nations report, Washington Senator Murray (D) urged leaders to believe in science, accept realities of climate change, and stop propping up special interests that she says are making global warming worse.

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released the report yesterday. It claims the planet will reach the crucial threshold of 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit above pre-industrial levels by as early as 2030.

The report claims that when the threshold is reached it will precipitate the risk of extreme drought, wildfires, floods and food shortages for hundreds of millions of people.

Today, Senator Murray released the following statement.

"This report drives home the stark reality that it's no longer acceptable to treat climate change like a problem for future generations to solve. The devastating effects of climate change are here. They are unfolding in real-time, on our front door steps and in the communities we love, from increasingly brutal hurricanes that batter our coasts, to worsening public health, to longer, more intense wildfires seasons that devastate the West on an annual basis. What's particularly sobering in this new report is that from here things only get worse, much worse, if we do not act immediately and aggressively, and that the communities that will be hit the hardest are those that are already the most vulnerable. The United States, with our economic strength and unmatched scientific know-how, can and absolutely should be a leader in what must be a global all-hands-on-deck effort. It's long past time that those in positions of power across this great nation actually believe in science, accept the realities of climate change, and stop propping up well-connected special interests that reap huge profits off of making global warming worse."

According to the report, the world would need to cut emissions of carbon dioxide by 45% from 2010 levels and reach "net zero" around 2050 to stave off the predicted disasters. It order to reduce those levels, the report states it would require changes in energy, industry, buildings, transportation and cities.

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Trump accepts Haley's resignation as U.S. envoy to UN

DF-Xinhua Report

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he has accepted Nikki Haley's resignation as the country's ambassador to the United Nations.

   Trump told reporters on Tuesday morning at the oval office that Haley will be leaving at the end of the year. He added that Haley told him six months ago about her intention to leave the post.

   Haley, seen as one of Trump's most trusted advisers, had reportedly discussed her resignation with Trump last week during her visit to the White House.

   Haley used to serve as the governor of South Carolina. She was confirmed days after Trump's inauguration in January 2017.

 

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Good morning, Here’s what you need to know today, October 1, 2015. 1. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaking to the United Nations General Assembly, accused Israel of  undermining US peace efforts in past years and that it would no longer consider itself … Continue reading
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US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has resigned her post and will leave the Trump administration by the end of the year.

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President Trump spoke to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House about a possible replacement for Nikki Haley after she announced her resignation as US Ambassador to the United Nations.

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The United Nations ambassador managed to resign on her own terms and get a glowing sendoff from the president along the way.
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The United Nations released a climate report on Monday, but how does it fit with EPA policies? NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Washington Post reporter Brady Dennis about how EPA employees are responding.
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President Trump has accepted the resignation of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley. Haley announced that her departure will take place at the end of this year. Stephanie Ruhle gives us the latest. Weighing in: Foreign policy expert David
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The United Nations ambassador managed to resign on her own terms and get a glowing sendoff from the president along the way.
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Nikki Haley announced her resignation as US ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday. The outgoing ambassador boasted that America is stronger now and more respected internationally than before Donald Trump's presidency. We look at Haley's record while at the UN. Also, most states ban felons from voting. How does that compare to other Western democracies? And, we caught up with an 8-year-old girl who found an ancient sword while she was swimming in a lake in Sweden.
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Venezuela faced calls internationally Tuesday for a "transparent investigation" into the death in custody of an opposition member who the government said threw himself from a 10th-floor window of the headquarters of the state intelligence services. Fernando Alban, a 52-year-old Caracas city council member accused of taking part in a failed drone attack on President Nicolas Maduro, was in pretrial detention Monday at the time of his death, which the government presented as a suicide. Attorney General Tarek William Saab said on state television that Alban, who had been arrested Friday, asked to go to the restroom and threw himself from a window. The death sparked expressions of concern by the United Nations and the European Union, both of which called for a probe. The U.S. embassy in Caracas said the death was "suspicious." The coffin containing Alban's body was taken to the legislature, where it was placed in the garden and surrounded by politicians and relatives. The legislature is the seat of the opposition-majority national assembly, but its power has been usurped by a new lawmaking body — the all-powerful Constituent Assembly created by Maduro and composed of his supporters. The Maduro government has "an obligation to ensure [Alban's] safety, personal integrity and dignity," a spokeswoman for the U.N. human rights office in Geneva, Ravina Shamdasani, told reporters. "We are concerned about news of his death. ... We do indeed call for a transparent investigation to clarify the circumstances of his death," she added. ​In a statement, the European Union also demanded "a thorough and independent investigation" to clarify the circumstances of Alban's "tragic death." "The EU reiterates its call to the Venezuelan government to release all political prisoners," added EU spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic. The head of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, wrote on Twitter that Alban's death was "the direct responsibility of a torturing and murdering regime." Alban's party, First Justice, blamed the government for the death. "We hold Maduro and his regime of torture responsible," it said in a statement. Drone incident Alban was among at least 15 people arrested and charged for alleged participation in the August 4 drone incident which Maduro has portrayed as an assassination attempt. The Venezuelan president was seen reacting on live television to an off-camera explosion while he addressed a military parade in Caracas. A second explosion was heard, and then the assembled troops were seen breaking formation and scattering in panic. Maduro said the blasts were from explosives-laden drones sent to assassinate him, though opposition figures accuse Maduro of fabricating the incident to step up repression in his country, which is suffering an economic crisis. Maduro has blamed the drone attack on First Justice founder Julio Borges, who now lives in exile in Colombia. "Murderers!" Borges said on Twitter. The "cruelty of the dictatorship ended the life of Alban." The attorney general promised a thorough investigation. The visiting U.S. chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Corker, said on Twitter that the government had a "responsibility to ensure all understand how that could have happened." Alban had traveled to New York last week to visit his children and accompanied Borges to the United Nations. He was arrested on his return to Caracas. ​Vigil, protest Late Monday, dozens of people with candles held a vigil outside the headquarters of the intelligence service, known as the Sebin, to protest the death. "This is not suicide, this is homicide," protesters shouted at guards. Former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, also a First Justice member, said the Maduro government was responsible. "Those of us who knew Fernando know that he could NEVER have acted against his life," he said on Twitter. The city councilman's lawyer, Joel Garcia, told reporters it was too soon to confirm whether the case was a suicide. The Catholic Church, an outspoken critic of the government, has also questioned the official version of his death. The Caracas archdiocese said in a statement Alban had been "serene and calm" and planning social work projects for the poor on Sunday before his arrest. Interior and Justice Minister General Nestor Reverol lamented the death of the politician who, he said, was "involved in destabilizing acts directed from abroad." Venezuela accuses its neighbor Colombia of shielding the authors of the alleged assassination attempt. The United States in August condemned alleged arbitrary detentions and forced confessions by the Venezuelan government in its investigation of the drone incident.
          Nikki Haley, Top Trump Aide, Resigns As United Nations Ambassador      Cache   Translate Page      

United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley has announced that she will resign from her role in the Trump Administration. Haley, a former South Carolina governor who was confirmed just days after Trump’s inauguration, announced her decision in an impromptu meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office Tuesday morning (Oct. 9). She said that she would […]

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Just a day after United Nations' scientists released an alarming report on climate change, the D.C. Council held a hearing on its own bill to reduce carbon emissions.

If passed, supporters say it would be among the most far-reaching measure ever adopted by an American city to address global warming.

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A new landmark report from a United Nations scientific panel warns that humanity is rapidly running out of time to take the unprecedented action needed to prevent horrific impacts from climate change. The report, released on Sunday night at 9 p.m. EDT by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was covered by a number of major media outlets the following day. CNN reported, "A sobering major report on climate change warns that we could be careening toward catastrophe." The New York Times noted that the report "paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought." The BBC reported, "It's the final call, say scientists, the most extensive warning yet on the risks of rising global temperatures."

But Fox News aired very little coverage of the report on Monday.

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While Fox couldn't spare a moment from its morning lineup for climate catastrophe, the network dedicated more than nine minutes to pop star Taylor Swift's Instagram post endorsing two Democratic candidates in Tennessee and encouraging people to register to vote. Fox hosts and guests criticized Swift's post and argued that she didn't know enough to weigh in on politics.

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Fox's nightly prime-time shows on Monday also completely neglected to mention the report.

Host Tucker Carlson did make a mention of pollution, but he meant the pollution of the public sphere by liberal ideas. Guest Cesar Vargas, an immigration attorney, greeted Carlson with, "Happy Indigenous Peoples Day." Carlson responded, "Don't pollute the show with that nonsense. It's Columbus Day, pal, come on."

Carlson also made time to read lyrics from John Mayer's song "Your Body Is a Wonderland" and call toxic masculinity "some made-up, dumb feminist term."

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Gallagher: Even outside scientists who acknowledge that something has to be done to prevent the planet from warming say the goal laid out by the United Nations is really unreasonable because it would mean draconian cuts in emissions and dramatic changes in the way that we use energy, meaning extremely high gas prices, a lot more regulations, and putting governments right in the middle of decisions on how people utilize their private property. As you noted, the authors say that these goals really are a long shot. The conservative Cato Institute called some of the conclusions absurd. But former Vice President Al Gore praises the report, says he believes technology is the answer but we need to rely on solutions available today.


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Heather Nauert
Spokesperson
Department Press Briefing
Washington, DC
October 9, 2018



Index for Today's Briefing
  • INDONESIA
  • DEPARTMENT
  • SAUDI ARABIA
  • SAUDI ARABIA/TURKEY
  • MIDDLE EAST PEACE
  • ISRAEL
  • IRAQ
  • NORTH KOREA
  • CHINA
  • UNITED NATIONS
  • CHINA
  • AFGHANISTAN

    TRANSCRIPT:

    3:12 p.m. EDT

    MS NAUERT: Hi, everyone. Good afternoon. Nice to see you all. Okay, a couple announcements to start before we’re able to take a few questions today.

    First, I’d like to address the earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi in Indonesia, and I’d like to say that the United States is coordinating closely with the Government of Indonesia to respond to the earthquake and tsunami that struck there. Since I spoke to you last week, the United States, through USAID, is now providing a total of $3.7 million in assistance through our partners to deliver essential relief items, including shelter kits, blankets, hygiene kits, solar-powered lamps, and other lifesaving aid. USAID is also airlifting heavy-duty plastic sheeting to Indonesia to provide for emergency shelter needs of up to 110,500 people. USAID has deployed a team of disaster experts to coordinate our humanitarian response efforts and is supporting a U.S. Forest Service emergency operations expert who’s on the ground providing technical support to the Government of Indonesia’s disaster response.

    The Department of Defense has provided three C-130s and has already transported nearly 30 – 63 metric tons of disaster relief supplies into the affected areas. The U.S. Government has also provided advanced technologies to help the Government of Indonesia map the disaster area.

    In addition, American companies have also mobilized to respond with financial donations, heavy equipment, transportation, and other humanitarian supplies. The U.S. citizens we were aware of in the affected areas have been evacuated. We have no reports of U.S. citizens who have been injured or killed by the earthquake or the tsunami, and we urge any additional U.S. citizens in the affected areas to contact their loved ones directly and update them on their social media status. If you’re in the affected area and need emergency services, please contact the local authorities.

    Next, I want to address something that the Secretary raised last week because nothing has changed. There are still 65 State Department nominees sitting in the United States Senate. That’s over a quarter of all the senior-level confirmable positions that the United States Department of State is tasked with using to achieve its diplomatic outcomes. There is bipartisan agreement that a fully staffed State Department is critical to American national security. The State Department has been criticized for having gaps in leadership positions, but now we’ve done our part to fix that; now the Senate needs to do its part.

    As the Secretary has said, these candidates are quality candidates. They’re not sitting on the Senate floor because of objections with respect to their quality, their professionalism, or their excellence and ability to deliver American foreign policy. The Secretary had addressed this last week, and he said we have members of the Senate for whom partisanship has now driven delay and obstruction of getting America’s diplomatic corps into every corner of the world. What Senator Menendez and other members of the Senate are doing to hold back American diplomacy rests squarely on their shoulders.

    And with that I’d be happy to take your questions. Anne, you want to go ahead?

    QUESTION: I wanted to ask about Jamal Khashoggi.

    MS NAUERT: Mm-hmm.

    QUESTION: Have you received any response from Saudi Arabia since Secretary Pompeo registered concerns regarding his disappearance?

    MS NAUERT: Sure. Let’s start out – first, I’d like to say I imagine that most if not all of you saw the statement that we put out last night. You probably also heard the President’s comments about it yesterday and also the Vice President’s tweet that he put out yesterday.

    From the Secretary on down, we have been engaged in this matter. This is something that we’ve been following. I understand that the President intends to speak with the Saudis, so I’m not going to get ahead of that conversation that the President may be having.

    In the Secretary’s statement, he said that we’ve seen conflicting reports about his status. We’re not going to make any judgments about what had happened to him. The United States is certainly concerned about his whereabouts. Senior officials at the State Department have spoken with Saudi officials through diplomatic channels about the matter. We call on the Government of Saudi Arabia to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation.

    QUESTION: It was nearly a week between his – first reports of his disappearance and that statement from Secretary Pompeo. Why was there such a delay between those two events?

    MS NAUERT: So are you assuming that taking time to put out a statement means that the State Department has not been doing anything? Is that your assumption?

    QUESTION: What was the State Department doing before the statement came out?

    MS NAUERT: The State Department was engaged at the highest levels and also at the working level and having conversations with Saudi Government officials, and I’ll leave it at that.

    QUESTION: And then so what was the reason behind that delay in the statement coming out?

    MS NAUERT: I wouldn’t – I wouldn’t call it a delay. The United States Government, as we handle situations in other countries as well, sometimes we decide to conduct our conversations and to conduct our diplomacy more privately than publicly because we feel that that could have the best outcome, and I’ll leave it at that.

    Okay. Hi, Lesley. Go ahead.

    QUESTION: Hi. Welcome back.

    MS NAUERT: Thank you.

    QUESTION: You must be exhausted, having just arrived.

    MS NAUERT: Kylie is here, I’m here, so we’re doing okay for so far.

    QUESTION: Just arrived last night. Yes.

    MS NAUERT: Yes.

    QUESTION: Has the U.S. seen any evidence that Jamal might be alive?

    MS NAUERT: We don’t know what has happened to him. We don’t have any information on that. That’s why I want to say we don’t want to make any judgments about what happened, and we call for a thorough and transparent investigation.

    QUESTION: You’ve called for a thorough and transparent inspection from the – investigation from the Saudis, but what about the Turks? Have you asked them for their evidence, if they’ve seen --

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have any information on that. I think that would be in the FBI’s lane and local investigators’ lane.

    QUESTION: But you said you – they – that on these diplomatic channels you’ve spoken to the Saudis, but what about the Turks?

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have any information on that. I would imagine that through the course of our conversations with the Turkish Government – we have many conversations with the Turkish Government – that this has certainly come up.

    QUESTION: But that would be – that would be P, yes?

    QUESTION: Did the Secretary --

    MS NAUERT: Just hold on. Hold on.

    QUESTION: On Friday, I saw on the Public Schedule that Mr. Hale had a meeting with the Turkish ambassador here at the State Department.

    MS NAUERT: I was out on Friday, so I don’t recall what was on his private – on his public schedule. I’d have to just double-check on that, okay?

    QUESTION: Okay. So --

    MS NAUERT: I’m not saying it didn’t happen. I’m just not aware of it if it did. I was out on Friday.

    Go ahead.

    QUESTION: Since this happened on Turkish soil, wouldn’t speaking to the Turks and being part of their investigation be absolutely key to --

    MS NAUERT: I did not say that we have not spoken with the Turkish Government. I just don’t have any information on it at this moment. Okay? If I have anything in addition for you, I’ll let you know.

    Hey, Carol.

    QUESTION: Hi. Can I ask a follow-up on Jamal Khashoggi?

    MS NAUERT: Sure.

    QUESTION: So the UK foreign secretary has said that if the reports are correct, “We will treat the incident seriously.” I wanted to ask why can’t – or why has not Secretary Pompeo said that if the reports are true and the Saudis, our allies, turn out to be cold-blooded killers, that there will be repercussions?

    MS NAUERT: I think that would be entirely a hypothetical question, and so if the Brits decide to comment that way, they’re more than welcome to do so. But we’re going to wait until the facts come out, and we call again for a thorough and transparent investigation.

    QUESTION: Will there be repercussions?

    MS NAUERT: Carol, I’m not going to get ahead or assume that anything happened. We’re calling for a thorough and transparent investigation. And again, let me say this one more time: I’ll leave it at that. I don’t have anything more for you on this today.

    QUESTION: Can you just confirm if it was Pompeo?

    QUESTION: Does the Secretary plan to speak himself with his counterpart in Saudi Arabia, and did he raise this question when he spoke with the crown prince last week?

    MS NAUERT: I can confirm --

    QUESTION: There was a readout --

    MS NAUERT: I can confirm that the Secretary has had phone conversations, but I don’t have any of the details. And some of those would just be private diplomatic conversations, which I will not be able to read out. Last time I’ll say this: I don’t have anything more for you on this today. If and when I have more, I will bring it to you. Okay?

    Go right ahead.

    QUESTION: On the Palestinians.

    MS NAUERT: Yes.

    QUESTION: Two quick --

    QUESTION: Is it okay? Can I have one more follow-up on Khashoggi, please?

    MS NAUERT: Sir, I don’t have anything --

    QUESTION: It’s in relation to what you just said.

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have anything more for you on that.

    QUESTION: Let me just --

    MS NAUERT: When I do, I would be happy to give it to you.

    QUESTION: Let me just ask my question, and you decide if you don’t want --

    MS NAUERT: Okay, I’ve not met you before, but go right ahead. Welcome to the State Department. And tell me your publication.

    QUESTION: Fadi Mansour with Al Jazeera. I’ve been covering this place for 10 years now, thank you very much.

    MS NAUERT: Pardon me?

    QUESTION: I’ve been covering this place for 10 years. I don’t come every day because I cover other places.

    MS NAUERT: Okay. Well, it’s nice to meet you. You’re welcome anytime.

    QUESTION: Yes. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to ask questions. So --

    MS NAUERT: Go right ahead. And this will be the last question on this. Go ahead.

    QUESTION: Thank you. So the fact that you called on the Saudis to carry an investigation, is the State Department assuming that Saudi Arabia is responsible for the whereabout of Khashoggi?

    MS NAUERT: We’re not assuming anything. Only because it was their consulate, we’re asking them to conduct an investigation.

    QUESTION: Thank you.

    MS NAUERT: Said, go right ahead.

    QUESTION: Yes, very quickly, U.S. envoy Mr. Greenblatt said that the Trump plan, the deal of the century, is heavily focused on Israeli security. Does that mean that you guys are giving up on the two-state solution, or you see the – you don’t see any, like, contradictions between focusing on Israeli --

    MS NAUERT: This is something that we have talked about for a very, very long time. We support that if both parties --

    QUESTION: And this was --

    MS NAUERT: -- if both parties can agree to it.

    QUESTION: Right.

    MS NAUERT: That hasn’t changed.

    QUESTION: But this was only yesterday. I mean, he went out of his way to say that it is focused on Israeli security. What does that mean to you?

    MS NAUERT: I’m not going to parse his words. I’d just refer you back to his comments. But our position has not changed. As the President has laid out, as he did not too long ago at the UN General Assembly, that we support a two-state solution if both sides can agree to that.

    QUESTION: And one quick question on a young American student who has been detained in Israel for the past five days because she supports BDS. Are you – can you share with us if you’ve done anything? Has she contacted the American embassy, or are you in touch with her? Do you know her whereabouts?

    MS NAUERT: We are aware of her case. Our embassy is providing consular access, as we would to all American citizens. We value freedom of expression. You and I have talked about this many times.

    QUESTION: Right. Many times.

    MS NAUERT: Also in cases where people don’t agree with local policies or even the United States policies. Ultimately, it is up to the Government of Israel to decide who it wants to let into the country. I don’t have anything more for you on that.

    QUESTION: But she – this young woman, Lara Alqasem, she has a visa. She was accepted at the Hebrew University. She was going there to study and so on. She – all of the stuff that she should have done was already done. Are you not concerned about that?

    MS NAUERT: Said, it’s ultimately up to the Government of Israel, or any country for that matter, to decide which individuals, which Americans, it wants to let in. Okay?

    Hi.

    QUESTION: Heather, the issue is not that she wasn’t allowed in. It’s that she’s being detained.

    MS NAUERT: Excuse me. Or being detained. I don’t have any information beyond that. Okay?

    Laurie, go right ahead.

    QUESTION: Hi. Nadia Murad, the Yezidi woman who was captured by ISIS and help captive, just won the Nobel Peace Prize, as probably everyone knows, and she spoke yesterday. And she did note one positive point, the start of de-mining in Yezidi areas, which I assume is related to Secretary Pompeo’s announcement in July at the Religious Freedom conference of extra money for de-mining in the northern Iraq religious minority areas. So they’re very happy with that, but overall it was a grim picture, and among her complaints was no justice for Yezidis. And you and others, including the UN, have recognized ISIS’s assault on the Yezidis as genocide, but the Iraqi Government hasn’t. Are you prepared to put any pressure on them to do so?

    MS NAUERT: I’m not familiar with her remarks. Of course, I’m familiar with who she is. She was one of the guests at our religious freedom ministerial that was held over the summer, and we were so proud to have hosted her here. My understanding is that the Vice President is meeting with her – I believe it’s today. The Secretary and I had a brief exchange about her becoming one of the co-winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, and we’re really proud of her. She’s a very heroic woman, who’s done so much to advance the cause of not just religious freedom but also freedom for women, especially freedom from sexual crimes.

    I don’t have her comments. I don’t have those remarks, so I’m just not going to comment on it beyond that.

    QUESTION: How about her call for an international criminal trial for those members of ISIS who have committed these crimes against Yezidis?

    MS NAUERT: I’m afraid I just don’t have anything for you on that today. Okay?

    QUESTION: South Asia?

    MS NAUERT: Okay, hi.

    QUESTION: Heather?

    MS NAUERT: How are you?

    QUESTION: Thank you. Welcome from (inaudible).

    MS NAUERT: Thank you.

    QUESTION: Okay, on North Korea, this trip – has Kim Jong-un submitted a list of nuclear facilities, or you got anything from him for evidence of nuclear list?

    MS NAUERT: We sure did. We made a lot of progress. As you know, we just got back last night from three – four countries in I think it was three days. So it was a very busy time. The Secretary and Chairman Kim discussed the four pillars of the Singapore summit. That was something that was important for them to do. They spent considerable time together. The Secretary and the President, of course, have referenced that since – the Secretary just over at the White House, speaking about this.

    Among the things they also discussed was an upcoming second summit that would be attended by our President and also Chairman Kim, and we look forward to working on all of the details of that. They also agreed to instruct their respective working level groups, led by Steve Biegun, our special representative, and also his counterpart who was named in North Korea, to start intensifying discussions on some of those four pillars that were laid out in the Singapore summit.

    As you know, Chairman Kim had invited inspectors to visit the Punggye-ri nuclear test site to confirm that it’s been irreversibly dismantled. We were pleased with that. And President Trump looks forward to continuing to build upon the trust that was first established at the Singapore summit.

    So we view it as making a lot of progress. We’re pleased with that.

    QUESTION: But North Korea has already destroyed Punggye-ri nuclear site and Tongchang-ri missile site. They --

    MS NAUERT: I think we can say this: We can affirmatively say that they invited a group of journalists out to watch something take place. Inspectors have not been there yet. So inviting inspectors to join, to take a look, and do their work is entirely different from what we’ve seen already.

    QUESTION: Is that happen for denuclearizations?

    MS NAUERT: I’m sorry?

    QUESTION: Is this have for the denuclearizations, for what you – U.S. exactly needed to, but -

    MS NAUERT: That would be a positive step forward, and Chairman Kim agreed to that, to have inspectors at that site.

    QUESTION: Follow up on --

    MS NAUERT: Okay. Go ahead. Let’s just – hold on, I’ll come back to you. Hi.

    QUESTION: So you’ve made progress on a Trump-Kim summit. Do you have any idea of, like, the timing on that? Like, will it be before the end of the year or sometime afterwards?

    MS NAUERT: Well, as the President has said – and I’m not going to get ahead of the President, of course, but the President has said he looks forward to seeing Chairman Kim soon. As you all remember, when we were planning for the Singapore summit, that takes time. There are a lot of details that are involved in pulling together a summit of that magnitude. We need to find a place that both countries can get to. We have to compare schedules – Chairman Kim’s schedule, the President’s schedule, the Secretary’s schedule, probably National Security Advisor Bolton’s schedule – a lot of schedules. We also have to identify a place that has the infrastructure that is needed to accommodate 5,000 journalists. I believe there are 5,000 that were accredited last time.

    So there are a lot of things that come into play here, and so we are hard at work at that. I know Steve Biegun looks forward to having follow-on conversations with his counterpart about some of those details that go into the summit. And as soon as we have something for you, we’ll let you know. Okay.

    QUESTION: So would you say that the – what you’re waiting for to announce even a time or a location for that, is it all just logistical, then?

    MS NAUERT: Well, Michelle, as I just said, and I’ll repeat it again: A lot goes into this. We start with --

    QUESTION: I heard that. Yeah. You don’t have to repeat it.

    MS NAUERT: We start with comparing schedules.

    QUESTION: You don’t have to repeat it.

    MS NAUERT: Okay.

    QUESTION: I’m trying to save you some time. So are you saying that it’s all logistical before you announce a date and time, or are you waiting for North Korea to do something?

    MS NAUERT: We are looking forward to having our second summit. The President is looking forward to doing that. The timing of that will ultimately be announced by the White House. It’ll be a White House led meeting. And when we’re ready to announce that, we will.

    QUESTION: But the question is --

    MS NAUERT: Yeah.

    QUESTION: -- since you listed all the logistics involved, are you simply waiting for logistics, or are you waiting for North Korea to do something related to denuclearization?

    MS NAUERT: We have not said anything about waiting for North Korea to do anything more -

    QUESTION: Okay.

    MS NAUERT: -- in order to have that summit. Okay. Nick.

    QUESTION: And when you say a lot of progress, since Punggye-ri is by many accounts an aging facility that’s already been destroyed, by allowing inspectors to come there and see this, which is not necessarily key to North Korea’s current and future nuclear program, why would you characterize that as a lot of progress?

    MS NAUERT: Michelle, I think that’s a very good step. I’ll go back and say it one more time. What you have seen were a bunch of journalists brought out to that site and you saw some sort of an explosion. Sending in inspectors to take a look around is an entirely different step and a step in the right direction, and we think that that’s progress, along with the other things that were addressed in the meeting.

    Nick, go ahead.

    QUESTION: Just as a follow-up to that, I think one of the big questions is what exactly the administration, Secretary Pompeo, President Trump, actually want to achieve from this summit. What’s the main – the headline goal for --

    MS NAUERT: I’m not going to get ahead of the President. The Secretary firmly believes – and I know that this is much to your dismay, to reporters’ dismay – that our negotiations are best handled in public, so I’m not going to get – negotiate it here with all of you from the podium, and I’ll let our experts do the negotiating and do their work and not get ahead of that.

    QUESTION: Heather --

    MS NAUERT: Hi.

    QUESTION: Follow-on on that. The first summit was about general commitments, complete denuclearization by Chairman Kim. Do you expect from the next summit to achieve broader agreement with the ways and --

    MS NAUERT: I’m not going to get ahead of what is being discussed at that summit, okay.

    QUESTION: Not what is being discussed, but what you expect.

    MS NAUERT: My job is not – my job is not to lay out what our policy will be.

    QUESTION: Because we see your goal; we don’t see your method. So --

    MS NAUERT: And – okay, so that’s a fair point. You see our goal, but you don’t see our method. That is something --

    QUESTION: Do you want to do it – work in progress, step by step, or do you want to have a deal --

    MS NAUERT: That is something that we will discuss --

    QUESTION: -- with everything inside?

    MS NAUERT: We will discuss that with the North Koreans and not the broader public, not the media, because we believe that negotiations – some of these complicated negotiations – are best handled between our country and theirs. And our objective is to get to the fully, final, verified denuclearization of North Korea. We are working hard toward that goal. We think we’ve made progress and we’ll continue working toward that goal.

    QUESTION: Ambassador Haley --

    MS NAUERT: Hi. Go ahead. Hi.

    QUESTION: India.

    QUESTION: Welcome back.

    MS NAUERT: Thank you.

    QUESTION: So Secretary Pompeo did not meet with the Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday. Could you please shed some light on what happened? And what is – what was the reason given – provided by Chinese Government? Because it’s a understanding that arrangements were being made for this meeting to happen.

    MS NAUERT: We never announced any specific meetings ahead of our trip to China. Is it not every time that the Secretary would go to any given country that he would be meeting with the president of that country. Sometimes he does; sometimes he doesn’t. And so that was just a reflection of this trip, but I know the Secretary had good, constructive meetings with his Chinese counterparts that he met with yesterday.

    QUESTION: Ambassador Haley --

    QUESTION: Has the U.S. asked to such meeting to happen? Has the United States asked China – ask Chinese Government to arrange a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping?

    MS NAUERT: Not to my knowledge. Anything going forward, we’ll let you know when we have that planned.

    QUESTION: Would you characterize U.S.-China relationship as a strategic competitor?

    MS NAUERT: Well, look, they’re certainly a competitor. It’s a complex and broad-based relationship that we have with China, as you all saw in the comments and exchanges between the Secretary and his counterparts. We have areas of common interest. North Korea is one of them. Working to combat illegal narcotics is another area where we work well together. We also have areas of disagreement and areas where we have challenges, and we’ll keep working together on that. It’s obviously an important relationship that we need to work hard to maintain. Okay.

    QUESTION: Ambassador Haley --

    MS NAUERT: Yeah. Yes, go ahead.

    QUESTION: Ambassador – very quickly. Was the Secretary surprised that Ambassador Haley resigned? Does he have any comment? Could you share with us what was his reaction?

    MS NAUERT: Well, I think the Secretary addressed that from the White House today, in which he talked about what a great partner Ambassador Haley has been. The Secretary and Ambassador Haley have worked very well together since the beginning of this administration, but I would say more closely once he became Secretary of State. At the working level, from my level, her team and Ambassador Haley have been wonderful to work with. Sorry to see her depart. This happens, of course, in administrations. The Secretary, I think, is sorry to see her depart as well.

    I’m not going to get into who knew what when and all of that. What is ultimately important is that the President knew about her decision well in advance. They had those conversations. I’m not privy to those conversations, so I’d have to refer you to the White House for that. We’re sorry to see her go and thank her for all her incredible service that she’s done on behalf of the U.S. Government and on taxpayers at the United Nations.

    QUESTION: May I just follow up?

    MS NAUERT: Okay. Okay.

    QUESTION: A follow-up?

    MS NAUERT: Last question. I’m going to have to go.

    QUESTION: So we saw the exchange of rhetorics when Secretary Pompeo was in China. Would you say those tensions now between United States and China would spill over to your cooperation on North Korea at this very critical time?

    MS NAUERT: We don’t think so, because China again and again has said to us, publicly and privately, that they are committed to the denuclearization of North Korea. They understand that; they recognize that. They recognize the importance of that matter. We don’t think they’re backing away. What we do say, though, is that countries including China and Russia can always do more. They can do more, but they are also one of the countries that had voted for UN Security Council resolutions, and so we expect those to uphold those.

    I’ll do one last question. Nazira, hi.

    QUESTION: Welcome back.

    MS NAUERT: Were you at the White House earlier today?

    QUESTION: Yes.

    MS NAUERT: Did I see you?

    QUESTION: Yeah.

    MS NAUERT: I thought I saw your yellow over there.

    QUESTION: Yeah.

    MS NAUERT: She gets around.

    QUESTION: Okay. Thank you.

    MS NAUERT: Thank you.

    QUESTION: Heather, I have two question, one question regarding Afghan delegation. Dr. Abdullah was here. What is their – do you think that they have any achievement? Do they meet any high officials, U.S. authority?

    MS NAUERT: I’m afraid I don’t have any information if – as to whether or not Dr. Abdullah was here at the State Department or here in Washington. I can look --

    QUESTION: He was in New York. I’m asking about General Assemblies at the – New York.

    MS NAUERT: Oh, he was in – oh, at the General Assembly.

    QUESTION: Did he have any meeting with the Secretary of State or either President Trump?

    MS NAUERT: I don’t recall that. It seems like that was a year ago even though that was only two weeks ago, so I’m so sorry. My apologies.

    QUESTION: (Off-mike.)

    MS NAUERT: I will have to check – double-check to see if he had any meetings with U.S. officials.

    QUESTION: Two weeks ago.

    MS NAUERT: Okay. I’ll check on that for you.

    QUESTION: Yeah. The next question, Ambassador Khalilzad.

    MS NAUERT: Yes.

    QUESTION: He is in Afghanistan and he traveled to Pakistan. Do you think that useful for Afghanistan, Khalilzad mission?

    MS NAUERT: I think it’s extremely helpful to have Ambassador Khalilzad out on travel. This is part of our team on the field, having our people do what they do best, and that is going out and conducting American diplomacy around the world. He is leading an interagency delegation to Afghanistan, to Pakistan, to the UAE, to Qatar, and also to Saudi Arabia. It’s a fairly lengthy trip. His mission there is to coordinate our U.S. efforts to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table. This is still Afghan-led, Afghan-owned. Our policy has not changed in any way. But we’re proud and pleased to have him out there advocating on this behalf and we’ll be working in close coordination with the Afghan Government.

    I’ve got to go, guys. We’ll see you again real soon. Thanks.

    (The briefing was concluded at 3:37 p.m.)


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Press Statement
Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
October 9, 2018


On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Fiji as you celebrate your 48th year of independence on October 10.

The United States and Fiji share a deep and longstanding friendship based on common values. I would like to commend Fiji on the 40th anniversary of its participation in United Nations peacekeeping missions. We appreciate your government’s continued efforts to enforce UN sanctions pertaining to North Korea. Our partnership in maritime security contributes to our shared goal of a free, open, and prosperous Indo-Pacific. Fifty years of Peace Corps service in Fiji and hundreds of participants undertaking various U.S.-sponsored exchange programs underscores the deep bonds between our two peoples.

The United States looks forward to many more years of friendship and cooperation between our two countries and celebrates with you on this special day.


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Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is leaving her post at the end of the year. President Trump made the surprise announcement in the Oval Office Tuesday. CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang reports.
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US President Donald Trump has accepted the surprise resignation of his UN ambassador Nikki Haley. But the former South Carolina governor did not explain why she is quitting her post after less than two years. Also on the programme: there is growing pressure on the Saudi government to prove that the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi is still alive, and we hear what life is like for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Photo: United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley attends a media briefing during the United Nations General Assembly. Credit: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
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Once again, just like two years ago, we should thank the Media, Left Wing Protesters, and even most of the Democratic Politicians. For those of us who have supported Donald Trump we did so because we knew he was a fighter for what he believed in. He was a fighter for what he feels is for the good of the country and strives on “counter punching” attacks from whatever direction they may come. We saw Republican politicians finally stand up to the media circus, the violent and vulgar protests, and the smear campaign against a good man in Judge Kavanaugh. President Trump seems to do the most when he is attacked, when he is criticized, and when he is threatened. He has succeeded beyond expectations these past two years because he’s had no choice. Our Country is in good shape and getting better and the Democratic platform is still “No Trump” without any substance. Republican Politicians win when they take the example from the Country’s Leader and get the work done in spite of those that try to stop it. So thank you CNN, Thank You MSNBC, Thank You Pelosi, Schumer, Booker and the whole lot of you for inciting your followers to show the dark side of our country. We will continue to be a United Nation, will continue to be strong, and continue to improve because most Americans don’t want what the media circus promotes and believes in civility and respect for one another regardless of political/social opinions. GOD BLESS AMERICA.


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NEW YORK – Journalists are familiar with the risks of reporting from war-torn lands, but the recent death or disappearance of three people in Turkey, Bulgaria and Mexico illustrates the growing dangers to reporters targeted for practicing their craft.

Authorities in Turkey are searching for Jamal Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post who has been missing since walking into the Saudi Arabian consulate last week in Istanbul. There are concerns that Khashoggi, who has written critically of the Saudi regime, may have been killed there.

Elsewhere, Bulgarian national radio reported an arrest Tuesday in the death of television reporter Viktoria Marinova, host of a show that reported on the alleged misuse of European Union funds by a Bulgarian building company.

And in Mexico this past week, journalist and activist Sergio Martinez Gonzalez was shot and killed by two people on a motorcycle as he ate breakfast with his wife at a cafe.

The Committee to Protect Journalists reports that 43 journalists have been killed in the line of their work so far in 2018. Last year, there were 46 deaths for all of 2017. The numbers aren’t that unusual and, in fact, have been higher: 73 in 2015 and 2013, 74 in 2012, the committee said.

What’s different is the way they are losing their lives. At least 27 journalists have been individually slain so far this year, compared with eight losing their lives in the crossfire of violent conflicts, CPJ said. Of all the journalists killed since 1992, 848 were individually killed and 1,322 were lost in crossfire, CPJ said.

“Conflict deaths are one thing, targeted assassinations another,” said Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University.

Similarly alarming is the spread of slayings into Europe, as opposed to countries like Mexico, where drug violence has made journalism risky for years, said Robert Mahoney, CPJ deputy executive director.

Besides Marinova’s death in Bulgaria, Jan Kuciak was found shot to death in Slovakia after investigating tax fraud among people close to the ruling party. In Malta, investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed after reporting frequently on government corruption for her blog.

“There are crooks everywhere you look now,” she wrote right before her death. “The situation is desperate.”

The killing of five staff members at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, by a gunman in June brought the threat home to the United States. Meanwhile, the United Nations has been involved in seeking the release from prison in Myanmar of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, Reuters reporters who had been investigating the killing of 10 Rohinga Muslim men and boys.

“It’s safe to say there is a pervasive worldwide threat directed to journalists and a perceived immunity for attacks,” Shapiro said. “And I think that’s very dangerous.”

The European cases appear to speak to the power of oligarchs involved in shady activities who act across borders without consequences, he said.

While careful not to place blame on President Donald Trump, experts say his attacks on the press as the “enemy of the people” have a corrosive effect that is noticed around the world. Journalists who may not have felt physical danger often find themselves the targets of threats and harassment online.

“We are conditioned to expect the United States to speak up for press freedom around the world and to defend it, not to belittle the press,” Mahoney said.

Journalism organizations have recognized the threat and have taken steps to protect reporters, the experts said.

“If there is an upside to this, I think that people who stand for democratic values are beginning to understand that scapegoating journalists and scapegoating the media is a step toward authoritarianism,” Shapiro said.


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Nikki Haley, a rising Republican star, said she was stepping down as US ambassador to the United Nations, but knocked down speculation that she might challenge President Donald Trump at the next election, Reuters reports. Sitting beside Trump in the Oval Office on Tuesday, Haley said her 18-month stint at the UN had been “an […]
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Stocks were lower Tuesday as Wall Street sweat over an IMF report painting a dimmer picture of the global economy and ongoing trade tensions, with tariff-sensitive industrial companies among the losers. Treasury yields retreated after a bond selloff sent them to seven-year highs last week. The dollar hit its highest level in seven weeks. 

Here's the scoreboard:

Dow Jones industrial average: 26,429.96 −56.82 (0.21%)

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  1. The US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, abruptly announced she would step down at the end of the year. President Donald Trump said Haley had discussed taking a break from the position earlier this year, but the Washington Post reports the news came as a surprise to many in the administration. 
  2. The International Monetary Fund downgraded its outlook for the world economy. Citing concerns about trade and emerging markets, the international lender lowered its global growth forecast for this year and next in its World Economic Report.
  3. Trump reiterated threats to further escalate his trade war with China. When asked if he was ready to impose additional duties on Chinese goods if Beijing retaliated, he told a reporter, "Sure, absolutely." The next round of proposed tariffs would place an import tax on every product the US ships from China.
  4. Google unveiled several new productsTaking center stage were its latest smartphones, the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL, which have a dual-lens camera system that the technology giant said would allow a wider field of view than rivals. Shares of parent company Alphabet fell 1% following the launch event in New York. 

And a look at the upcoming economic calendar:

  • Monthly inflation numbers are out in the US. 
  • Earnings season kicks off with reports from JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo.
  • The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank hold an annual gathering in Indonesia.
  • The UK reports gross domestic product and manufacturing data. 

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Former CIA officer Phil Mudd joked that Ivanka Trump is definitely not qualified to take on the role as United Nations ambassador after Nikki Haley stepped down. On Tuesday, while talking to reporters, President Donald Trump said Ivanka is perfect for the role, but noted that he would be accused of ...

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UNICEF rehabilitate 833 children involved in armed conflicts in the Northeast

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in partnership with Borno government, had rehabilitated 833 children involved in armed conflicts in the Northeast.

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Nikki Haley abruptly announced her resignation Tuesday as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, catching staff and lawmakers by surprise and leaving Washington guessing about the next move for one of the administration's most prominent figures. Speaking in the Oval... Read More
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A dump truck works near the Syncrude oil sands extraction facility near the city of Fort McMurray, Alta., on June 1, 2014. Canada would have to cut its emissions almost in half over the next 12 years to meet the stiffer targets dozens of international climate change experts say is required to prevent catastrophic climate changes from the planet getting too warm. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says there will be irreversible changes and the entire loss of some ecosystems if the world doesn't take immediate and intensive action to cut greenhouse gas emissions far more than we are now. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

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The Syncrude oil sands extraction facility is reflected in a tailings pond near the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta on June 1, 2014. Canada would have to cut its emissions almost in half over the next 12 years to meet the stiffer targets dozens of international climate change experts say is required to prevent catastrophic climate changes from the planet getting too warm. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says there will be irreversible changes and the entire loss of some ecosystems if the world doesn't take immediate and intensive action to cut greenhouse gas emissions far more than we are now. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

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What do New York City's transit woes have to do with climate change?

After the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported over the weekend that climate change might cause widespread foot shortages and other serious damage as soon as 2040, journalist Aaron Gordon took a look at that question. In an article for Curbed, Gordon writes that public transportation usage is falling while car services like Uber are on the rise, a shift that can be linked to poor bus and subway service. And while New Yorkers can push elected officials to take action by fixing transit and creating safe bike lanes, Gordon told WNYC's Jami Floyd in a later interview that local change begins on the individual level.

"Every single aspect of the way we evaluate our lives needs to be altered given this challenge we are presented with," he said. "We simply don't have time anymore to argue about parking, to argue about bike lanes."

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President Trump held a press conference praising Nikki Haley after she announced her resignation as US Ambassador to the United Nations.
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Nikki Haley announced her resignation as US ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday. The outgoing ambassador boasted that America is stronger now and more respected internationally than before Donald Trump's presidency. We look at Haley's record while at the UN. Also, most states ban felons from voting. How does that compare to other Western democracies? And, we caught up with an 8-year-old girl who found an ancient sword while she was swimming in a lake in Sweden.
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Hundreds of people with real or perceived mental health conditions remain chained or confined in prayer camps in Ghana, despite some progress, one year after the government pledged to enforce a ban on shackling.

(London) – Hundreds of people with real or perceived mental health conditions remain chained or confined in prayer camps in Ghana, despite some progress, one year after the government pledged to enforce a ban on shackling, Human Rights Watch said today on World Mental Health Day.  

The government of Ghana should take immediate steps to end shackling establishing a monitoring system to ensure enforcement of the ban, and further developing community mental health services. As part of the Inaugural Global Summit on Mental Health, hosted by the United Kingdom on October 9-10, 2018, Ghana should reaffirm its commitment to a rights-based approach to mental health and meaningful consultation with people with psychosocial disabilities (mental health conditions).

“Hundreds of people with psychosocial disabilities are still shackled like cattle,” said Shantha Rau Barriga, disability rights director at Human Rights Watch. “It’s not only important for the chains to come off, the government needs to sensitize communities and invest in local mental health services. If not, people with psychosocial disabilities may again be subjected to the cruel and abhorrent practice of shackling and the government’s ban will be an empty threat.”

The head of Ghana’s Mental Health Authority, Dr. Akwasi Osei, announced on World Mental Health Day in 2017 that the government would enforce the 2012 Mental Health Act provision that people with psychosocial disabilities “shall not be subjected to torture, cruelty, forced labour and any other inhuman treatment,” including shackling. He said it was “illegal to put anyone in chains.”

However, on a recent visit to Mount Horeb Prayer Camp in Mamfi, jointly with the Mental Health Authority, Human Rights Watch found dozens of people with psychosocial disabilities still chained and detained in overcrowded and congested conditions.

During that visit, Human Rights Watch found more than 140 people with real or perceived mental health conditions detained in unsanitary and dark rooms, with little ventilation or opportunities to go outside. The stench of urine was overwhelming. One room housed 60 men, some of whom have been there for more than five years. As of October 10, 42 men remain confined in that room. The gate locked. 113 people with real or perceived mental health conditions are now in the camp.

A 63-year-old man who has been there since 2012 said, “When I go outside, I feel good. But we don’t get to go outside.”

Families bring people with real or perceived mental health conditions to prayer camps such as this one because of widely-held beliefs that such disabilities are caused by a curse or evil spirits.

Osei expressed his concerns about the ongoing chaining and congestion at Mount Horeb: “You and I can be in their shoes. And the question is, if I am in their shoes… would I be happy to be treated that way? The answer is ‘no.’” He went on to say that, “People [with] mental health conditions are human beings like us, and we should completely respect their human rights.” Under pressure from the Mental Health Authority, the camp leadership has pledged to eliminate the practice of chaining.

In June 2017, in an effort to enforce the law, the Mental Health Authority freed 16 people, including two girls, at Nyankumasi Prayer Camp in central Ghana. Those freed, some of whom have mental health conditions, were taken to nearby Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital. Since then the camp has remained chain-free.

On a visit to the camp in September, Human Rights Watch spoke with Felix, an educated 46-year-old man who was among those freed in the camp. He was chained to a tree for five years, and continues to live there, free of chains, in a room of his own. He said, “When I was under the tree, it [was] very difficult there, very much difficult, and... we couldn’t do anything about it.” When asked what it felt like when the chains were removed, he simply said, “We were very much happy.”

Serious gaps remain in ending the practice of shackling across the country, in part because the monitoring system established by the 2012 Mental Health Act has yet to be set up. It has been stalled by the lack of political will at the highest levels, government officials and partners from nongovernmental groups told Human Rights Watch. The former United Nations expert on torture, Juan Mendez, urged the establishment of, and adequate funding for, such an oversight system following his 2013 and 2015 visits to Ghana.

There are no clear figures on how many prayer camps exist in Ghana, the number that chain people with psychosocial disabilities, or the number of people in chains. Without a monitoring system, the camps operate with virtually no government oversight.

The government of Ghana should immediately set up the monitoring system, described in the law as Visiting Committees, Human Rights Watch said. The government should provide adequate resources to conduct investigations to ensure that people with psychosocial disabilities are not subjected to inhuman or degrading treatment or other abuses.

In parallel, the government should develop community-based mental health services based on the human rights principles of informed consent, dignity, and freedom from torture that enable people with psychosocial disabilities to live in the community. The government should also create public awareness campaigns to change the discriminatory attitudes toward people with psychosocial disabilities.

“There is too much stigma and misunderstanding around mental health, leading to abuses against people with psychosocial disabilities, and no government body is watching,” Barriga said. “Oversight is more important than ever to make sure that people who have been freed from chains have their rights and dignity restored.”


          Coincidence? Haley resigns as Kanye is about to meet Trump – and Twitter knows what’s up      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Nikki Haley has unexpectedly resigned as US ambassador to the United Nations mere days before US President Donald Trump is set to meet controversial rapper Kanye West – and, well, Twitter is absolutely sure there’s a connection.
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          China brings investment to Africa while US brings war – RT’s Keiser Report      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview African nations are lining up to receive investment from China, says Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. He told the United Nations that Beijing brings badly needed infrastructure and jobs to Africa, not colonialism.
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          Haley’s Exit Sparks Rumors of White House Power Struggle, Running for President      Cache   Translate Page      
On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump announced that US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley would leave her post at the end of 2018.
          Libya Seeks Intl Community's Aid to Solve Country's Ongoing Crisis - Envoy to US      Cache   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON(Sputnik) - Tripoli does not expect any new initiatives to be proposed at the conference on Libya in Palermo, Italy, next month as the event will be aimed at supporting the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), the country’s ambassador to the United States, Wafa Bughaighis, told Sputnik on Tuesday.
          10/10/2018: FRONT PAGE: Haley resigns as UN ambassador      Cache   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, surprised world capitals on Tuesday by resigning from her post. She will leave at the end of the year, Trump told the press alongside her at a meeting in the Oval...
          10/10/2018: FRONT PAGE: A sheriff in heels on Israel’s behalf      Cache   Translate Page      
US Ambassador Nikki Haley is a modern version of a Western style sheriff, defending Israel in every verbal shootout at the United Nations. And to make it better, she did it all in heels, with a smile, while staring down at what she referred to as the...
          10/10/2018: NEWS: Danon to fight UN’s lack of condemnation with pictures      Cache   Translate Page      
Israel plans to fight the United Nation’s failure to condemn the Barkan terror attack by placing photographs of the two victims along with memorial candles at the organization’s headquarters in New York. “The United Nations has not spoken out against...
          Nikki Haley to Exit UN Ambassador Role at End of Year      Cache   Translate Page      
United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley will leave at the end of the year, the latest departure from President Donald Trump’s national security circle. Trump and Haley announced her exit plan on Tuesday morning — just under a month before the critical midterm elections on Nov. 6. The former South Carolina governor has served since January […]
          10/10/2018: INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Iran is transit point for illicit trade of Somali charcoal, taxed by Islamists      Cache   Translate Page      

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Criminal networks are using Iran as a transit point for illicit Somali charcoal exports that earn Islamist militants al-Shabaab millions of dollars annually in tax, UN sanctions monitors said in a report seen by Reuters. In...
          10/10/2018: INTERNATIONAL NEWS: War and drought produce Syria’s smallest wheat crop in 30 years      Cache   Translate Page      
DUBAI (Reuters) – Syria’s wheat crop this year was the smallest in three decades as war and drought cut production by around 30%, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said on Tuesday. Output of 1.2 million tons in 2018 was the lowest...
          Ivanka Trump says she won't replace Haley      Cache   Translate Page      
President Donald Trump on Tuesday said his daughter Ivanka Trump would be "incredible" as US ambassador to the United Nations but said he would be "accused of nepotism" if he appointed her to succeed the out-going Nikki Haley. She later said she would not be taking the position.

          WATCH: UN ambassador Nikki Haley resigns unexpectedly      Cache   Translate Page      
President Donald Trump announced the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations would be leaving her post at the end of the year.
          UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Resigns      Cache   Translate Page      
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley resigned Tuesday directly to President Donald Trump.
          Canada's climate goals short of UN targets      Cache   Translate Page      
A dump truck works near the Syncrude oil sands extraction facility near the city of Fort McMurray, Alta., on June 1, 2014. Canada would have to cut its emissions almost in half over the next 12 years to meet the stiffer targets dozens of international climate change experts say is required to prevent catastrophic climate changes from the planet getting too warm. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says there will be irreversible changes and the entire loss of some ecosystems if the world doesn't take immediate and intensive action to cut greenhouse gas emissions far more than we are now. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canada's goals well below what's needed to stop catastrophic climate change: UN


          Climate change in Canada, by the numbers      Cache   Translate Page      
The Syncrude oil sands extraction facility is reflected in a tailings pond near the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta on June 1, 2014. Canada would have to cut its emissions almost in half over the next 12 years to meet the stiffer targets dozens of international climate change experts say is required to prevent catastrophic climate changes from the planet getting too warm. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says there will be irreversible changes and the entire loss of some ecosystems if the world doesn't take immediate and intensive action to cut greenhouse gas emissions far more than we are now. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Climate change and emissions in Canada, by the numbers


          Ingenuity, technology key to tackling global warming: Al Gore      Cache   Translate Page      
It is not too late for countries to tackle global warming, former US vice president Al Gore said yesterday, a day after the United Nations warned that the world was battling against time to contain rising temperatures.
          United Nations Claims $240 Per Gallon Gas Tax Needed To Fight Fake Global Warming      Cache   Translate Page      

According to the report, they want to tax carbon dioxide emissions, you know those things that cause plants to grow and be really green that some of us learned about in grade school, to be taxed as high as $27,000 per ton! 

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          Nikki Haley Out As United Nations Ambassador      Cache   Translate Page      

Former South Carolina Governor and united States ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has tendered her resignation as ambassador.

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          United Nations IPCC Solutions Report On Climate Change Is More Science Fiction Than Science Fact      Cache   Translate Page      

This is another point on the checklist justifying the US pulling out of the UN, ceasing funding the corrupt cabal, evicting the entire body out of the US, and dismantling the useless organization that only wants to milk wealthy nations to enrich globalists and corrupt third world dictators.  Science should be the determining factor when evaluating climate change.  And, fortunately, science is not on the side of the global government wannabe.

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          New Issue: International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics      Cache   Translate Page      
The latest issue of International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics (Vol. 18, no. 5, October 2018) is out. Contents include:
  • Joana Carlos Bezerra, Jan Sindt, & Lukas Giessen, The rational design of regional regimes: contrasting Amazonian, Central African and Pan-European Forest Governance
  • Daniel Puig, James Arthur Haselip, & Fatemeh Bakhtiari, The mismatch between the in-country determinants of technology transfer, and the scope of technology transfer initiatives under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • Maria Schultz, Thomas Hahn, Claudia Ituarte-Lima, & Niclas Hällström, Deliberative multi-actor dialogues as opportunities for transformative social learning and conflict resolution in international environmental negotiations
  • Federico Galán-Valdivieso, Elena Villar-Rubio, & María-Dolores Huete-Morales, The erratic behaviour of the EU ETS on the path towards consolidation and price stability
  • Maryam Jafroudi, Enhancing climate resilience of transboundary water allocation agreements: the impact of shortening the agreement’s lifetime on cooperation stability
  • A. Jiménez-Madrid, S. Gómez, G. Gémar, & C. Martínez, A proposed methodology for assessing the economic needs of safeguard zones protecting groundwater intended for human consumption within the context of the European Water Framework Directive

          UN Ambassador Haley Resigning; She Gives No Reason      Cache   Translate Page      
President Donald Trump meets with outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, in Washington.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is leaving the administration at the end of the year, she and President Donald Trump announced Tuesday. She gave no reason for her departure after two years, though there has been speculation she...
          Dina Powell is top pick for U.N. ambassador, sources say (Ben White/Politico)      Cache   Translate Page      

Ben White / Politico:
Dina Powell is top pick for U.N. ambassador, sources say  —  NEW YORK — Dina Powell, the Goldman Sachs executive and former senior White House official, is the top candidate to replace outgoing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, two people familiar with the matter said Tuesday.


          Inside The EPA: How Employees Are Reacting To The U.N. Climate Report      Cache   Translate Page      
The United Nations released a climate report on Monday, but how does it fit with EPA policies? NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Washington Post reporter Brady Dennis about how EPA employees are responding. Reported by NPR 5 hours ago.
          Nikki Haley in Great Spirits After Announcing Exit as United Nations Ambassador      Cache   Translate Page      
Nikki Haley's all smiles after announcing she's resigning as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and it's a sign of things to come ... so she says. We got Nikki Tuesday at Reagan National Airport in D.C. after she and President…


          Equatorial Guinea President Inaugurates South-South Cooperation Headquarters      Cache   Translate Page      
The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, inaugurated the South-South Triangular Cooperation offices for the Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) in Malabo II.

The President highlighted that the offices will support the work of the ACP countries to achieve the internationally agreed sustainable development goals (SDGs) as well as set up a more equitable framework for an ACP market. 

The opening included a panel regarding international politics with high-level international officials from government and non-governmental bodies, including the United Nations (UN), EU, African Union (AU), and the government of Equatorial Guinea.

Equatorial Guinea continues to be a focal point for international and African cooperation and business as it prepares to welcome offices for South-South Cooperation and the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Group in the country’s capital Malabo.

Equatorial Guinea has hosted these and other such international organizations in the past.

The office is fully equipped for ACP and South-South Cooperation meetings and operations, including a local staff offered by the Government of Equatorial Guinea. The office is set to be the headquarters of the exchange of information and key solutions for the development of the ACP and South-South Cooperation.

The UN established South-South Cooperation to promote trade and collaboration between developing countries, mainly African, Asian, and South American countries.

Similarly, the ACP is focused on sustainable development and poverty reduction of its member states, which include 79 countries over three continents.

          What they're saying: Nikki Haley resigns as UN Ambassador      Cache   Translate Page      

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has resigned and will exit her role at the end of the year.

Why it matters: Widely considered one of the more moderate Republican voices left in Trump's Cabinet, Haley had earned praise from diplomats and politicians across the ideological spectrum during her time as UN ambassador. At a press conference announcing her resignation, President Trump thanked Haley for her service and told her she had "done a fantastic job."



What they're saying:

Vice President Mike Pence: "Nikki Haley served our nation with distinction, faithfully advancing President Trump's America First agenda and she will be missed. ... We will always be grateful for Ambassador Haley’s courage, intellect, character, and unfailing grace."

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.): "Ambassador Nikki Haley has done an outstanding job as United States Ambassador to the United Nations and showed a level of effectiveness rarely seen by someone in this position. She is a clear, concise voice for American leadership, American values, and has been a true agent of reform when it came to the United Nations."

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.): "Nikki Haley has been a clear, consistent, and powerful voice for America’s interests and democratic principles on the world stage. She challenged friend and foe to be better. I am saddened that she is leaving the administration, but so grateful for her service. Thank you, Nikki."

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.): "Nikki Haley was a strong voice for the U.S. & for moral clarity at the UN America was blessed to have her representing us. We thank her & her family for their service to our country & the cause of freedom & #HumanRights."

Sen. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.): "Nikki Haley has set a new standard for what American leadership at the UN should look like. She stood with our allies and held our adversaries accountable, even when it required standing alone on the world stage. We will miss her, but we are all better off thanks to her service."

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.): "For decades, dictators have tried to use the U.N. as a platform to give lip service to human rights and offer cheap promises to uphold peace. Ambassador Haley was unafraid to call out their BS & Americans should be grateful for her clarity and strength."

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: "I thank Ambassador Nikki Haley, who led an uncompromising fight against the United Nations’ hypocrisy and for truth and justice in our country."

Amnesty International: "We hope that Nikki Haley's shock resignation will bring an end to the current low point in relations between NGOs and the U.S. mission to the UN and that her successor will work to repair the relationships. Under her tenure human rights organizations like Amnesty and Human Rights Watch were singled out by her simply for having a different opinion, including on the importance of the Human Rights Council."






          Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Will Resign       Cache   Translate Page      
In an Oval Office appearance with Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, President Trump announced that she is resigning her post at the end of 2018. Photo: Michael Reynolds/EPA-EFE/REX.

          Trump Says Hillary Clinton’s Criticism Of Kavanaugh’s Swearing-In Shows Why She Couldn’t Beat Him      Cache   Translate Page      

Trump smiles in the backdrop of Hillary walking off with a smile on her face.

President Trump has fired back at Hillary Clinton over her criticism of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s swearing-in ceremony, telling the press on Tuesday, October 9, that his Democratic foe’s view of the occasion as troubling exemplifies why the 2016 presidential election was destined to slip away from her.

The president spent much of the day ready to answer questions on United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley’s letter announcing her resignation from the U.N. assignment via the Washington Post. When asked about Clinton’s remarks on the celebratory ambiance that filled the East Room of the White House the evening prior, Trump appeared just as prepared to unleash the kind of response that has resonated with the most anti-Clinton elements of the MAGA base since his ascension to the Oval Office.

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          Nikki Haley resigning as U.N. ambassador      Cache   Translate Page      

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is leaving her post at the end of the year. President Trump made the surprise announcement in the Oval Office Tuesday. CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang reports.

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          Nikki Haley Resigns As U.N. Ambassador      Cache   Translate Page      
Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, has been a fierce advocate for President Trump's policies at the United Nations. It is not immediately clear what prompted the move.
          Ivanka Trump says she won’t replace Nikki Haley at the United Nations      Cache   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Ivanka Trump counted herself out as ambassador to the United Nations. President Donald Trump’s daughter, as well as a top adviser, made the remarks Tuesday after Nikki Haley announced that she was leaving the job at the end of the year. “It is an honor to serve in the White House alongside so many...

The post Ivanka Trump says she won’t replace Nikki Haley at the United Nations appeared first on Jewish Telegraphic Agency.


          American Diplomat John Negroponte Reacts To Nikki Haley's Resignation As U.N. Ambassador      Cache   Translate Page      

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with American diplomat John Negroponte about Nikki Haley's resignation from her role as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.


          Trump Says He Will Announce Replacement For U.N. Ambassador In Coming Weeks      Cache   Translate Page      

United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley announced on Tuesday that she is leaving her post at the end of the year. President Trump, calling her his friend, says he will announce a replacement in weeks.


          Inside The EPA: How Employees Are Reacting To The U.N. Climate Report      Cache   Translate Page      

The United Nations released a climate report on Monday, but how does it fit with EPA policies? NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Washington Post reporter Brady Dennis about how EPA employees are responding.


          Nikki Haley Resigns As U.N. Ambassador, Sparking Speculation About Her Next Move      Cache   Translate Page      

Nikki Haley is resigning as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations at the end of the year. It was a surprise announcement that's fueling speculation as to why and what's next in politics for Haley.


          Nikki Haley Resigns As UN Ambassador      Cache   Translate Page      

Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, has resigned from her post.


          Read Nikki Haley's resignation letter to Trump      Cache   Translate Page      
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has resigned her post and will leave the Trump administration by the end of the year.

          How The D.C. Council Wants To Fight Climate Change In Its Own Backyard      Cache   Translate Page      

Climate change will wreak havoc on the world unless governments take drastic steps within the next decade, a new United Nations report warns.

At a hearing on a proposed new energy bill this week, D.C. environmentalists weighed in on the District's plan to fight global warming. Legislation, supported by a majority of the Council, aims to halve carbon emissions in D.C. by 2032. Does it go far enough? Does it go too far?


          ‘Start Right Now’: UN Climate Report Gives Dire Warning But Achievable Goals      Cache   Translate Page      
The United Nations’ new report on implementing the Paris Climate Agreement is “really scary,” a climate activist told Radio Sputnik Tuesday, but “it’s still possible” to escape environmental catastrophe, “we just need to start right now.”
          Nikki Haley Resigns As UN Ambassador      Cache   Translate Page      
Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, has resigned from her post.
          IPCC Reports Bad News for Coral Reefs      Cache   Translate Page      
There is bad news for coral reefs all over the world. Earlier this week, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a stern warning for governments and businesses [...]
          Nikki Haley suddenly resigns as Trump's UN ambassador - The Sun Daily      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Nikki Haley to resign as Trump's UN ambassador      Cache   Translate Page      
United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley will leave at the end of the year, the latest departure from President Donald Trump's national security circle.
          Kavanaugh and Supreme Court to Planet: Drop Dead      Cache   Translate Page      

In the same week that the world’s scientists declared global climate disruption has reached a “point of no return”, the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, and the Trump administration all agreed to do nothing about it.

On Monday, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report describing the effects of climate change that are already being felt today, and the disastrous effects that could come as soon as 2040 absent dramatic action. Then on Tuesday, the Supreme Court, at the request of the Trump administration, dismissed an appeal of a D.C. Circuit decision that prevented the EPA from regulating a powerful greenhouse gas.

The author of that decision: Judge Kavanaugh.

Read more at The Daily Beast.


          Nikki Haley resigns as Trump's UN ambassador      Cache   Translate Page      
President Donald Trump says the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, will be leaving administration 'at the end of the year'
          Inside The EPA: How Employees Are Reacting To The U.N. Climate Report      Cache   Translate Page      
The United Nations released a climate report on Monday, but how does it fit with EPA policies? NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Washington Post reporter Brady Dennis about how EPA employees are responding. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
          Trump Wishes He Could Pick Ivanka As U.N. Ambassador      Cache   Translate Page      
President Trump said he wanted to nominate Ivanka as United Nations ambassador, but won’t because he wouldn’t want to be “accused of nepotism.”
          Haley calls Jared Kushner Trump's 'hidden genius'      Cache   Translate Page      
 

Departing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday morning lauded White House senior adviser Jared Kushner as a "hidden genius" of the Trump administration.

Haley made the remark from the Oval Office as she announced her resignation at the end of the year.

"I can’t say enough good things about Jared and Ivanka [Trump]," she said. "Jared is such a hidden genius that no one understands."

Haley gave Kushner credit for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) deal last week.

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          Ivanka Trump: I Will Not Replace Nikki Haley At The United Nations      Cache   Translate Page      
“I know that the President will nominate a formidable replacement for Ambassador Haley. That replacement will not be me.”
          How to Divest from the Companies Killing the Environment      Cache   Translate Page      

Unless humans transform the economy in such a way that has “no documented historic precedent,” the earth will experience “worsening food shortages and wildfires, and a mass die-off of coral reefs as soon as 2040,” according to a report published Monday by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.…

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          Green Spaces Student Jobs - United Nations Ascociation in Canada - Whitehorse, YT      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Nikki Haley’s Official Resignation Letter Released      Cache   Translate Page      
In her resignation letter, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley succinctly outlined the reasons for her departure from the post at the end of the year and praised President Donald Trump for living up to all the commitments he made to her when she accepted the job. “As a strong supporter of term…
          Nikki Haley Identifies the ‘Hidden Genius’ of the Trump Administration in Her Resignation Announcement      Cache   Translate Page      
An unlikely White House aide has been hailed by outgoing U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley as the “hidden genius” of the Trump administration. Haley, who has personified President Donald Trump’s combative “America First” style as a fiery presence at the United Nations, announced Monday she would leave the post at the end of the year. During…
          Co-Author Of United Nations' Climate Report Discusses Group's Findings      Cache   Translate Page      
The United Nations' scientific panel released a report that paints a dire picture of the world in 2040. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with one of the co-authors, Professor William Solecki. (Source: NPR Health and Science)

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          Why We Keep Ignoring Even the Most Dire Climate Change Warnings      Cache   Translate Page      
You’d think the end of the world would be enough to get us scared. Humans have always been an exceedingly risk-averse species—which is how we came to survive as a species at all. If there are lions on one part of the savannah, we go to another. If crocodiles keep coming out of the river, we fish somewhere else. So when it comes to the loss of the entire planet, well, we ought to take action. And yet we don’t; we never do. That odd contradiction is on display again, in the wake of an announcement by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that a catastrophe is nigh—that that distant future of an Earth best by floods, droughts, wildfires and typhoons isn’t distant anymore, but as little as 12 years away. Unless we act dramatically and...
          Pundits Begin Throwing Out Options for Haley Replacement      Cache   Translate Page      
Pundits are already throwing out the names of individuals who could replace outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley after her Tuesday announcement that she intends to step down at the end of the year. Current U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell is already getting a large share of the attention after President Donald…
          Economist Trashes $122 Trillion Proposal To Limit Global Warming      Cache   Translate Page      
The United Nations’ call for governments and companies to shift trillions of dollars into “low-carbon energy” systems to limit future global warming is “not feasible,” according to an environmental economist. A new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special report projects that between $1.6 trillion and $3.8 trillion in “energy system supply-side investments” are needed every…
          The U.N. ’s Climate Report Exposes How Badly Wrong Leaders Like Trump Have Got Climate Change      Cache   Translate Page      
Climate change is a global challenge demanding global solutions. No one country can face it alone, no matter that nation’s political, economic or military might. From the richest to the poorest, we all share one planet, and we all have a stake in its survival. This is why the latest report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) makes for such alarming reading and demands immediate, concerted action from everyone — particularly our leaders. The report sets out starkly that, without a rapid change of course, global temperatures will rise above the 1.5°C level that scientists view as the bare minimum to avert catastrophic climate change, including rising sea waters, desertification and droughts. This change will not happen, however, un...
          Trump: Five people on short list to replace Haley as UN ambassador      Cache   Translate Page      
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE — President Trump said Tuesday he has five people on his short list to replace Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.Trump told reporters in his office aboard the presidential...
          Ivanka Trump shuts down speculation she will replace Haley      Cache   Translate Page      
Ivanka Trump on Tuesday ruled out the possibility that she will replace outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley shortly after her father did the same."It is an honor to serve in the White House alongside so many great...
          Haley’s exit sends shockwaves through Washington      Cache   Translate Page      
Nikki Haley abruptly resigned as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.) on Tuesday, a development that sent shockwaves through Washington just a month before the midterm elections.Haley announced her decision during a hastily announced...
          Green Spaces Student Jobs - United Nations Ascociation in Canada - Whitehorse, YT      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Why has Nikki Haley resigned and who will replace her as Donald Trump’s UN Ambassador?      Cache   Translate Page      
NIKKI Haley resigned as US Ambassador to the United Nations today. She went to the White House to personally deliver her letter of resignation to President Donald Trump today. Here’s what we know. Why has Nikki Haley resigned? Rumours of Haley’s resignation began circulating on social media earlier today after Axios claimed two sources said […]
          Nikki Haley Resigns as United Nations Ambassador      Cache   Translate Page      

Nikki Haley has resigned as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in a surprising move that will stir speculation about the popular Republican's future.

The post Nikki Haley Resigns as United Nations Ambassador appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.


          Maggie Q Helps Bring Record-Breaking 8.3 Million Signatures To UN      Cache   Translate Page      
Maggie Q: Profile

On World Animal Day, The Body Shop and Cruelty Free International were joined by actress, activist and entrepreneur Maggie Q to bring 8.3 million signatures against cosmetic animal testing to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City to create a global framework to end animal testing while advancing the United Nations’ sustainable development agenda.

The celebration of these signatures is a culmination of more than 30 years of advocacy between The Body Shop, the first international beauty brand to campaign against animal testing in cosmetics, and its long-time campaign partner Cruelty Free International, the first global, non-profit organization dedicated to ending cosmetic product and ingredient testing on animals.

The joint effort is the most ambitious campaign ever against cosmetic animal testing and serves as a model to inspire action from businesses, governments and citizens to advance Sustainable Development Goal 12 (SDG12): Responsible Consumption and Production and other key responsible production and consumption issues. Lise Kingo, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, joined The Body Shop at the UN to discuss how businesses can do more to engage and mobilise consumers in support of the SDGs.

The petition signatures, collected from supporters around the world in just 15 months, call on the countries of the UN to formalize an international framework to end cosmetic animal testing, everywhere and forever. Cosmetic animal testing is cruel, old-fashioned, expensive and inefficient. Today, there are more reliable alternatives. The Body Shop and many other cruelty-free companies use innovative and effective cruelty-free ingredients in all their products, all tested through innovative non-animal methods.

Although there has been sizable progress, including the European Union prohibiting all cosmetic animal testing in 2013 as well as the sale of products tested elsewhere, 80 percent of countries still have not made it illegal to test cosmetics on animals. Cruelty Free International estimates that more than 500,000 animals each year are used in cosmetics testing. A global framework is the only way to eliminate animal suffering and create a level playing field around the world.

Harmonizing safety testing requirements globally would allow companies to avoid unnecessary bureaucracy and test duplication when accessing international markets to fill the consumer demand for safe and humane cosmetics. Not only would a global framework give confidence to companies that they are producing safe and effective cosmetics while meeting consumer demand for truly cruelty-free products, but also, the global framework would align with the United Nation’s vision of a world in which, “humanity lives in harmony with nature and in which wildlife and other species are protected.”

“Over 8 million people worldwide have spoken up for animals and made it clear they want to see an end to cruel and unnecessary animal testing for cosmetics NOW. I’m delighted to join Cruelty Free International and The Body Shop in taking this record breaking petition to the UN. The time is right to eliminate animal suffering for the sake of cosmetics everywhere and forever,” said Maggie Q, actress, activist and entrepreneur.

“In just 15 months more than 8 million people signed their names in recognition that cosmetic animal testing is outdated, cruel and unnecessary,” said David Boynton, CEO of The Body Shop. “We are determined to finish what Dame Anita Roddick, our founder, started back in 1989, and today we are hosting a special event at the United Nations to call for collaboration among the cosmetic industry, civil society and governments finally to end cosmetic animal testing everywhere.”

“Together with the activist spirit of our store teams and customers around the world, we have reached more consumers with this campaign than we ever have before.” said Jessie Macneil-Brown, Global Head of Activism at The Body Shop. “The support of so many people around the world demonstrates that corporate activism can make a positive impact on a global scale.”

“People are misinformed about cosmetic animal testing,” said Michelle Thew, CEO of Cruelty Free International. “The Forever Against Animal Testing petition demonstrates that across the globe, people want this cruel practice to end. A global framework is the only way to truly eliminate animal suffering.”

“This initiative shows the potential for brands to engage and mobilise consumers at scale in support of the SDGs, and how, by combining business innovation, enabling policies and consumer power, real change can be achieved. The SDGs are everybody’s business and we look forward to working with The Body Shop to build and share industry knowledge and insights on how to harness consumers and drive collective action in support of more responsible production and consumption patterns,” said Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director of the UN Global Compact.

Consumers can get involved with the campaign by joining the online rally here, and can show their support by using the campaign hashtag, #ForeverAgainstAnimalTesting, on social media to raise awareness of the issue.

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President Trump on Tuesday said his daughter Ivanka would be a "dynamite" choice to replace outgoing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, who announced her resignation earlier in the day.
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          Toronto needs to commit to and fund its climate change plan, advocates say      Cache   Translate Page      

More sweltering hot days. More rainstorms. More flooding.

Those are just some of the impacts climate change will have in the city of Toronto, and according to a new report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world will see catastrophic damage by 2040, much earlier than expected.

Advocates say, now more than ever, Toronto needs to commit to and invest in its ambitious climate plan, which outlines a vision for the right things, but leaves it underfunded.

The new IPCC report finds if global greenhouse gas emissions continue at the current rate, the atomosphere will warm by 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2040, enough to kill off coral reefs and cause mass food shortages and wildfires, sooner than previous studies had predicted.

The city passed the TransformTO climate action strategy in July 2017, with the target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050, 65 per cent by 2030, and 30 per cent by 2020, based on 1990 levels.

But Dusha Sritharan, a climate change campaigner with the Toronto Environmental Alliance, says the plan has been underfunded for the last two years.

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“This is part of the problem in terms of us falling behind in some of the commitments we’re making,” she said.

In December 2016 council approved a package of short-term TransformTO strategies and in 2017 they passed the full plan, with $2.5 million allocated in the 2018 budget. But a 2017 staff briefing note on the subject estimated it would take $1.550 million to implement in 2017 and $6.7 million in 2018.

The plan includes actions and targets on retrofitting homes, renewable and low-carbon energy, transportation and waste, touching on all aspects of everyday life. Including a goal that by 2030 all new buildings will be built to produce near-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

“All of these things are fantastic and things that we really need the city to invest in, but these are not going to be things that we achieve in that timeline we’ve set out if we continue to underfund the plan,” Sritharan said.

Bryan Purcell, director of policy and programs at The Atmospheric Fund, said Toronto’s 2030 target is “solid” and “consistent with what the IPCC is telling us we need to do,” even under the new accelerated timeline.

But he agrees with Sritharan that the key is implementation.

“Having the ongoing resources and the political will to implement the plan fully, will be what makes the difference between Toronto fulfilling its part in this global climate challenge, or not,” he said.

The director of the city’s environment and energy division, Jim Baxter said he “completely and utterly” disagrees that the plan is underfunded, adding the city is on track to meet the 30 per cent reduction by 2020.

“I think we need to get on with the job that we have been given dollars to do and that’s significant,” he said.

Baxter said from 2017-2019 they will have added 41 staff members working on climate change and have been making progress on things like a home energy loan program and highrise energy loan program.

Kevin Behan, deputy director at the Clean Air Partnership said the role of cities “is limited given their ability to generate revenue.”

They’re often left by other levels of government to “carry the load” on both adaption to climate change and mitigation, he said, and Premier Doug Ford’s decision to cancel cap and trade, has “dealt a blow” to greenhouse gas reduction.

Toronto is a leader compared to other cities and their climate plan is a sound one but he’d “like to see more dollars devoted to implementing TransformTO.”

“The cost of acting later is going to be a lot higher than the cost of acting now,” he added.

Jessica F. Green, an associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto, does think cities can have an impact when it comes to climate change and Toronto is “in with the pack of leaders who have set these ambitious goals.”

“The reality is to meet these goals you need a huge amount of effort and money,” she said.

If people want to do something about it, Green said, they can “vote for people with a real climate change agenda.”

The issue hasn’t been a key one so far in the 2018 mayoral campaign.

Mayor John Tory campaign spokesperson Keerthana Kamalavasan said in a statement that Tory is “committed to fighting climate change.”

“The Mayor championed TransformTO, Toronto's climate change strategy, and fully funded it which supports projects like green retrofits to Toronto Community Housing and building communities that produce net zero emissions,” she said.

Tory challenger Jennifer Keesmaat said in a statement the city needs to move to infrastructure that encourages transportation options that result in less greenhouse gas emissions.

“That’s why I plan to move forward with Transform Yonge, tearing down the Gardiner East and replacing it with a boulevard, and constructing a transit network that will increase options for the entire population,” she said.

“Experts agree that building up our green infrastructure-planting trees, incorporating greenery on all of our streets helps reducing flooding-keeps the city cooler while sucking up carbon.”

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          U.N. Climate Change Group Admits Extreme Weather Not Increasing -Not Caused By Greenhouse Gases      Cache   Translate Page      

In a stunning implicit admission, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a scientific and intergovernmental body under the auspices of the United Nations that revels in trumpeting the dangers of climate change, revealed in a new report that not only is there little evidence that the incidence of extreme events such as drought, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes has increased globally, but the extreme events are little affected by greenhouse gases.

Despite the horrified proclamations from environmentalists that “Unprecedented action is needed,” and the IPCC’s own hysterical warning that government should implement "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society," there were some clear-headed people who saw through the puffery, looked at the data, and reached some starkly different conclusions.

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White House Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump listens to U.S. President Donald Trump announce that he has accepted the resignation of Nikki Haley as US Ambassador to the United Nations, in the Oval Office on October 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Trump said that Haley will leave her post by the end of the year.

Ivanka Trump, a White House advisor and first daughter, is on the short list of potential names to replace the departing Nikki Haley as ambassador to the United Nations according to CNN.

As the Inquisitr previously reported, Nikki Haley has resigned as the United States ambassador to the U.N. effective at the end of 2018.

The president was quick to throw out his favorite daughter’s name as a potential replacement, telling reporters he felt she would make a “dynamite” ambassador.

“I think Ivanka would be incredible,” Trump told reporters as he prepared to leave for an Iowa campaign rally.

“I’m not sure I’d use her because I’d be accused of nepotism even though I’m not sure there’s anyone more competent in the world, but that’s OK. But we are looking at numerous people. It is interesting,” he continued.

Haley and Ivanka have been publicly friendly before, trading favorable comments.

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Refugees will take part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday said it would form a refugee team for the second consecutive Summer Games. IOC President Thomas Bach asked members of the Olympic body at its session in Buenos Aires to support the creation of a refugee team, along the lines of the one that competed at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. The members responded with applause. "So you have created the refugee Olympic team, Tokyo 2020," Bach said. The German said the IOC had already identified a pool of more than 50 refugee athletes and it was necessary to keep the world aware of the plight of the tens of millions of refugees around the world. "There is one unfortunate reason for the creation of this team," Bach told a news conference. "This is the fact that the reasons we created the first ever team still persist. We have altogether 68.5 million refugees in this world." "Through sport we want to make a contribution to keep the world aware of this problem and this challenge and that it does not disappear from the conscience of the world, and send another signal of hope to these refugees." There were no details yet on the final size or makeup of the team but Bach said the pool of potential athletes for the team could grow more. "Last time (for Rio) we were under very high time pressure. Now we have two years. We have already taken precaution... and we have a pool of athletes in place. Already now we're supporting 51 or 52 refugee athletes who we have identified," Bach said. "This pool can still grow in the run-up to Tokyo 2020. It is too early to say how many will finally make it." The IOC unveiled its first team of refugees in an effort to raise awareness of the issue and it was one of the feel-good stories of the Rio Olympics. The 10-member team from Syria, Congo, Ethiopia and South Sudan hogged the spotlight after marching as the penultimate team before host nation Brazil in the Opening Ceremony at the Olympic stadium. The athletes took part in athletics, swimming and judo. The IOC has continued supporting these athletes, some of whom attended the IOC session in the Argentine capital. The IOC had said last year it was considering forming such a team again for the Tokyo Games and has continued to support the athletes who took part in Rio. "I am delighted that this tradition is to continue in Tokyo," said United Nations High Commissioner for refugees Filippo Grandi in a statement. "Giving these exceptional young people the opportunity to compete at the very highest levels is admirable."
          Being Killed for Their Work a Growing Risk for Journalists      Cache   Translate Page      
Journalists are familiar with the risks of reporting from war-torn lands, but the recent death or disappearance of three people in Turkey, Bulgaria and Mexico illustrates the growing dangers to reporters targeted for practicing their craft. Authorities in Turkey are searching for Jamal Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post who has been missing since walking into the Saudi Arabian consulate last week in Istanbul. There are concerns that Khashoggi, who has written critically of the Saudi regime, may have been killed there. Elsewhere, Bulgarian national radio reported an arrest Tuesday in the death of television reporter Viktoria Marinova, host of a show that reported on the alleged misuse of European Union funds by a Bulgarian building company. And in Mexico this past week, journalist and activist Sergio Martinez Gonzalez was shot and killed by two people on a motorcycle as he ate breakfast with his wife at a cafe. The Committee to Protect Journalists reports that 43 journalists have been killed in the line of their work so far in 2018. Last year, there were 46 deaths for all of 2017. The numbers aren't that unusual and, in fact, have been higher: 73 in 2015 and 2013, 74 in 2012, the committee said. What's different is the way they are losing their lives. At least 27 journalists have been individually slain so far this year, compared with eight losing their lives in the crossfire of violent conflicts, CPJ said. Of all the journalists killed since 1992, 848 were individually killed and 1,322 were lost in crossfire, CPJ said. "Conflict deaths are one thing, targeted assassinations another," said Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University. Similarly alarming is the spread of slayings into Europe, as opposed to countries like Mexico, where drug violence has made journalism risky for years, said Robert Mahoney, CPJ deputy executive director. Besides Marinova's death in Bulgaria, Jan Kuciak was found shot to death in Slovakia after investigating tax fraud among people close to the ruling party. In Malta, investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed after reporting frequently on government corruption for her blog. "There are crooks everywhere you look now," she wrote right before her death. "The situation is desperate." The killing of five staff members at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, by a gunman in June brought the threat home to the United States. Meanwhile, the United Nations has been involved in seeking the release from prison in Myanmar of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, Reuters reporters who had been investigating the killing of 10 Rohinga Muslim men and boys. "It's safe to say there is a pervasive worldwide threat directed to journalists and a perceived immunity for attacks," Shapiro said. "And I think that's very dangerous." The European cases appear to speak to the power of oligarchs involved in shady activities who act across borders without consequences, he said. While careful not to place blame on President Donald Trump, experts say his attacks on the press as the "enemy of the people" have a corrosive effect that is noticed around the world. Journalists who may not have felt physical danger often find themselves the targets of threats and harassment online. "We are conditioned to expect the United States to speak up for press freedom around the world and to defend it, not to belittle the press," Mahoney said. Journalism organizations have recognized the threat and have taken steps to protect reporters, the experts said. "If there is an upside to this, I think that people who stand for democratic values are beginning to understand that scapegoating journalists and scapegoating the media is a step toward authoritarianism," Shapiro said. 
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Last month, Patrick Ho, a former Hong Kong official fighting foreign bribery charges in New York, thought he had finally received a break. In a dramatic move in the high-profile bribery case, prosecutors on Sept. 14 dropped all criminal charges against Cheikh Gadio, a former Senegalese foreign minister they had accused of helping Ho bribe African officials. Arguing that the government's move undermined its case against Ho, Ho's lawyers urged a federal judge in New York to release their client from a federal jail.  But the presiding judge, Loretta Preska, wasn't buying it. She dismissed the motion, Ho's fifth unsuccessful request for bail. And prosecutors said Gadio has agreed to cooperate, expressing confidence that his testimony against Ho will strengthen their case.  "(Far) from weakening the case, Gadio's testimony will provide substantial evidence of the defendant's guilt," prosecutors wrote in a court filing.  Left largely unnoticed in the U.S., the corruption case against Ho has sent shockwaves across Asia, putting the spotlight on an open secret in global business circles — rampant bribery of foreign governments by Chinese companies seeking business deals around the world.     China has largely ignored the problem, according to China experts.  While the government of President Xi Jinping has launched a much-publicized domestic anticorruption campaign, experts say Chinese authorities have yet to bring a single foreign bribery case against a Chinese company or executive.   Ho has denied any wrongdoing.   Ho, 69, and Gadio, 62 were arrested in New York last November and charged as part of a conspiracy to bribe African officials on behalf of CEFC China Energy, a Shanghai-based energy conglomerate with ties to the country's military.  At the time, Ho headed China Energy Fund Committee, a Virginia and Hong Kong-based NGO funded by CEFC China Energy, while Gadio ran a business consulting firm when he was a member of Senegal's parliament.  In one of two bribery schemes, prosecutors alleged that Ho and Gadio met on the sidelines of the United Nations in late 2014 to engage in a conspiracy to pay a $2 million cash bribe to Idriss Deby, the president of Chad.The payment was offered in exchange for helping CEFC Energy's entry into Chad's rich energy sector, according to prosecutors.  Gadio allegedly introduced Ho to Deby and served as a middleman during discussions between the Chinese executives and Chadian officials. The complaint did not make clear whether any payment was made to Deby, but it did say that Gadio received $400,000 for his services.  In the second scheme, Ho allegedly paid a bribe of $500,000 to Sam Kutesa, the Ugandan foreign minister, in 2016 in exchange for Kutesa's help in helping CEFC Energy gain business contracts in Uganda's financial and energy sectors, according to the criminal complaint.The bribe was paid after Kutesa finished his one-year term as president of the U.N. General Assembly and returned to Uganda.  While the charges against Gadio were never presented to a grand jury, Ho was indicted on multiple counts of foreign bribery and money laundering.  Ho pleaded not guilty.   Timothy Belevetz, a former federal prosecutor now a partner at the Holland & Knight law firm, said bribery cases under the foreign bribery law known as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act rarely go to trial. "This is an opportunity for law to be made," Belevetz said.  FCPA was passed in 1977 in response to disclosures that U.S. companies were bribing foreign officials to secure business deals. The law has since been amended, giving the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission broad jurisdiction over foreign companies that have subsidiaries in the United States or trade on U.S. stock exchanges.  In recent years, the Justice Department, working with international law enforcement agencies, has brought a growing number of corruption cases against foreign companies and executives paying bribes to foreign government officials. While the Justice Department has previously charged U.S. and European companies with paying bribes to Chinese officials, never before has it tried the representative of a Chinese company on charges of bribing foreign officials in exchange for business contracts. At the heart of the Ho bribery case is the question of whether any payment promised or made to the African officials was a bribe, as prosecutors call it, or a charitable donation, as defense lawyers put it.  As Ho's Nov. 5 trial approaches, prosecutors have revealed how Gadio's testimony, as well as evidence of Ho's business dealings with Iran and alleged arms sales to African nations, will help their case at trial. In a recent court filing, prosecutors wrote that Gadio will testify that Ho handed $2 million in cash, hidden in a gift box, to Deby, and only after Deby "refused to accept this obvious bribe" did Ho draft a letter pledging $2 million to "charitable causes" in Chad.  Gadio will also tell a jury that Ho never asked him about the status of the donation, indicating Ho had no "interest in doing charitable works in Chad." "This expected testimony considerably strengthens the government's proof beyond the already-strong case reflected in the detailed Complaint," prosecutors wrote.  Prosecutors have also indicated in recent days that they intend to introduce evidence of Ho's involvement in other corrupt actions. In a court filing last week, prosecutors disclosed they have evidence that shows Ho had offered a bribe to John Ashe, a diplomat from Antigua and Barbuda who served as president of the U.N. General Assembly the year before Kutesa held the post. (Ashe was implicated in another corruption case involving a Chinese national but he died in 2016 before the case went to trial).  Prosecutors also plan to introduce evidence of Ho's interest in doing business with Iran while the country was under U.S. sanctions, and brokering arms sales to Libya and Qatar.  In an October 2014 email, one of several cited in court documents, Ho suggested that CEFC China serve as a "middleman" to help Iran access funds it kept in a Chinese bank under U.S. sanctions to pay a Hong Kong bank for precious metals. The complaint had hinted at Ho's willingness to help Chad procure weapons from China, but new government filings allege that Ho's interest in arms dealing extended beyond Chad.  In March 2015, according to an intercepted email, Ho asked an unidentified intermediary to send him a list of weapons and military equipment requested by Libya so that "we can execute that right away." A month later, Ho emailed the intermediary. "Qatar needs toys quite urgently. Their chief is coming to China, and we hope to give them a piece of good news." Prosecutors say they want to introduce the emails as background evidence "to show the development and nature of the relationship" between Ho and Gadio.  Belevetz said that as with other white-collar criminal cases, the case against Ho will turn more on documents such as emails and wire transfer records than testimonies of witnesses.  In white-collar cases, "you often have a paper trail that shows what was said," Belevetz said. Edward Kim, one of Ho's lead attorneys, declined to comment. Sean Hecker, Gadio's lawyer, said in a statement to VOA, "Dr. Gadio looks forward to continuing to cooperate with U.S. authorities before returning to Senegal to continue his service to the Senegalese people and the important pursuit of establishing peace and security across the Sahel Region."
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The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Tuesday he saw different options for Washington's strained relationship with Venezuela, after making a rare visit by a top U.S. official to Caracas. Senator Bob Corker met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and other Venezuelan officials as well as opposition groups on Sunday and Monday. "I had a very good meeting with Maduro," the Republican lawmaker told reporters at the U.S. Senate shortly after returning from the South American nation, whose relations with the United States have been poor for years. Corker declined to discuss specific outcomes from his visit, although he said he had not discussed sanctions policy. He said he planned to schedule a meeting soon with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the trip. "We went down to get a sense of a way forward and there's a couple of options. One option is to keep doing exactly what we're doing, and there maybe is another option or two," Corker said. He also met with members of the Boston Group, a network of U.S. and Venezuelan legislators that has maintained relations between Caracas' government and opposition since 2000. The United States imposed new sanctions on Maduro's wife and several of his top allies two weeks ago as President Donald Trump urged members of the United Nations to support a "restoration of democracy" in the once-booming country, a member of OPEC. The move added pressure on Maduro's government, which is widely criticized for economic collapse and undermining democracy. But it did not materially change Washington's efforts to pressure stalwarts from Venezuela's Socialist Party who have shown no willingness to hand over power or negotiate a transition. Maduro has said he is the victim of an "economic war" led by U.S.-backed adversaries. He denies limiting political freedoms, insisting opposition leaders have plotted assassination attempts and sought to overthrow him through violent street protests. Corker last visited Venezuela in May to secure the release of jailed U.S. citizen Joshua Holt.
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Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, appears with President Donald Trump after announcing her resignation, October 9, 2018. (CBS)President Donald Trump said Tuesday that U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is leaving the administration at the end of the year.
          Trump says Ivanka would be 'incredible' as the next U.N. ambassador      Cache   Translate Page      

Could Ivanka Trump become the next ambassador to the United Nations? President Trump thinks it's not a bad idea.

Trump said Tuesday afternoon that his daughter would be "incredible" as a replacement for Nikki Haley, who announced Tuesday that she would be leaving her position as U.N. ambassador at the end of the year, per CNN. The president told reporters that he would probably be accused of nepotism if he picked his daughter for the role, but he suggested this criticism would be unfounded.

Ivanka Trump herself reportedly laughed off the idea of replacing Haley when it was mentioned to her earlier today, CNN's Jim Acosta reports. But the speculation that she would take over for Haley was so widespread that Ivanka's name became a trending topic on Twitter for hours after the announcement. Haley herself also seemed to hint that Ivanka would be qualified, praising both her and her husband, Jared Kushner, and saying they both "do a lot of things behind the scenes that I wish more people knew about."

A more realistic choice would be Dina Powell, the White House's former deputy national security adviser for strategy. Reports emerged Tuesday that she was under consideration for the position, and Trump confirmed that this afternoon. Still, it remains to be seen if Trump will go with her or will legitimately consider his daughter, especially since he said there's nobody "more competent" for the role.


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          Jared Kushner is a 'hidden genius,' says Nikki Haley      Cache   Translate Page      

Jared Kushner, much like many geniuses before him, is simply misunderstood.

In the Tuesday press conference announcing her resignation, outgoing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley referred to Kushner, senior adviser to President Trump, as a "hidden genius that no one understands."

"I can't say enough good things about Jared and Ivanka," said Haley, referring also to Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter, who is married to Kushner and serves as a fellow adviser in the White House.

Praising the entire Trump family, Haley said that Kushner and Trump "do a lot of things behind the scenes that I wish more people knew about." Kushner is applying his behind-the-scenes-genius on Thursday to meet with rapper Kanye West. He also worked with Haley on the so far nonexistent Middle East Peace Plan, which she said was "so unbelievably well done."

Ivanka Trump's tweet shortly after Haley's announcement shows the appreciation is mutual. "Jared and I are grateful for her friendship," she wrote, "a true blessing in our lives!"


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Pundits often wonder whether United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley is planning a bid for president in 2020, but she said on Tuesday that she is "not running."

Haley and President Trump announced that she would be leaving her post at "the end of the year." In a statement in the Oval Office, Haley shot down rumors that she would challenge Trump's re-election bid and said she would campaign for him in 2020. She called it the "honor of a lifetime" to serve as his U.N. ambassador.

Trump praised Haley, calling her "fantastic" and said that she had expressed six months ago that she would want to "take a break" after two years in the administration. The president told Haley if she wanted to return to his Cabinet, "you can have your pick" of jobs. Though Trump apparently knew of her imminent departure, other top officials were reportedly caught off guard. Chief of Staff John Kelly and Vice President Mike Pence were blindsided, Bloomberg reported.

"Nothing is set" in Haley's future, she said, but she felt it was "time to step aside" and "rotate in" someone new who can add fresh energy to the administration. Who that might be remains unclear — Trump said a "number of people" would "like to do this," especially since he said Haley made the job seem more "glamorous." A new ambassador would be announced in the next two or three weeks, said Trump, "maybe sooner."


          Nikki Haley reportedly resigns as U.N. ambassador      Cache   Translate Page      

United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley resigned on Tuesday, two sources told Axios.

President Trump reportedly accepted her resignation, though it's unclear when she will leave her post. Sources said Haley discussed a possible departure with Trump last week, shocking White House officials who were surprised that Haley, who has worked for the administration since shortly after Trump's inauguration, would consider leaving.

The former South Carolina governor recently wrote an op-ed stating that she sometimes disagrees with Trump and raises the issue with him in person. "If I disagree with something and believe it is important enough to raise with the president, I do it," she wrote, slapping down rumors that she was a part of an internal "resistance" against Trump in the White House. "And he listens."

Haley and Trump are scheduled to meet in the Oval Office later on Tuesday for a "big announcement," Trump tweeted. Read more at Axios.


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          UN Report On Global Warming Has Life Or Death Warning      Cache   Translate Page      
The sky is falling again as hysteria rules among climate warming scientists at the United Nations. Technocrats who are overcome by their own self-delusion end up in a perpetual spiral of illogic. Countless hours and resources have been wasted studying what has been declared a myth by thousands of level-headed scientists.
          'Charismatic Personality': Russian Envoy to UN Regrets Haley's Departure      Cache   Translate Page      
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia told reporters on Tuesday that he regrets the fact his US counterpart Nikki Haley is resigning from her position at the world body.
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump said he is considering his former deputy national security adviser Dina Powell for the position of US ambassador to the United Nation.
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          Mohamed Ibn Chambas welcomes the decision taken by the Government and opposition parties to revise the electoral code in Niger      Cache   Translate Page      
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, welcomes the decision taken by the Government and opposition parties in Niger to revise the electoral code within the National Committee for Political Dialogue (CNDP). “This agreement between all political actors members […]
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The attendance of New Zealand’s Labour Party Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the United Nations assembly late last month has been lauded as a triumph in media commentary at home and abroad.
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Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is leaving her post at the end of the year. President Trump made the surprise announcement in the Oval Office Tuesday. CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang reports.

          Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040      Cache   Translate Page      

A landmark report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says that avoiding the damage requires transforming the world economy at a speed and scale that has “no documented historic precedent.”


          Dina Powell Eyed to Replace Nikki Haley      Cache   Translate Page      
Dina Powell is the top candidate to replace outgoing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, Politico reports. “Powell, who returned to Goldman in a senior role after leaving her job as President Donald Trump’s deputy national security adviser, is said to be strongly considering the job but also weighing family concerns. Powell already lives in New […]
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The penthouse unit of 50 United Nations Plaza is leased by the U.S. Government as the residence of the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. The 5,900 sqft apartment, designed by architect Sir Norman Foster, has floor-to-ceiling windows which overlook the United Nations, across the East River and Brooklyn. Throughout the rest of the full floor apartment, there are 360 degree views of all of Manhattan.
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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has condemned the “brutal” killing of investigative reporter Victoria Marinova, declaring it as outrageous. Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, said attacks on journalists erode fundamental human rights to freedom of expression and press. Marinova’s body was found on Saturday in the Bulgarian city of Ruse, bearing […]

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United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has decried the high rate of teenage pregnancy in Cross River put at 17 per cent. Mr Kenneth Ehouzou, the Head of UNFPA office in Cross River, gave the figure at an event organised to mark the 2018 International Day of the Girl Child in Calabar on Tuesday. He said […]

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          Trump downplays Haley replacement speculation      Cache   Translate Page      
US President Donald Trump has said he would consider selecting former Goldman Sachs executive and White House adviser Dina Powell as the next US ambassador to the United Nations, and shot down speculation he would select his daughter Ivanka for the post.
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  UN official frets over rising debts   Oil producing countries, including Nigeria, should not be tempted to delay reforms in their countries because of the present high oil prices, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised. This counsel came hours after Eric LeCompete, who serves on United Nations experts groups that focus on economic […]

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          Trump greets major UN climate report with suspicion      Cache   Translate Page      

President Donald Trump expressed suspicion regarding the United Nation's new, landmark climate change report, saying that he'll look at the report but he also wants to look at "which group drew it."

Between the lines: Trump announced his intention to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement in 2017 after major players inside the White House and Congress convinced him to fulfill his campaign promise, unraveling years of work the Obama administration previously did on climate change. The United States is currently the only holdout on the agreement, although it can’t formally leave the treaty until 2020.


The big picture: This was the president’s first acknowledgement of the report, since the White House did not put out a statement when it was released. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — a Nobel Prize-winning group tasked with informing policy makers on climate science — crafted the analysis. Representatives of global governments approved each word of the new report’s summary, including officials from the State Department. It was also co-authored by scientists from the United States.

"It was given to me.  It was given to me," Trump said. "And I want to look at who drew it. You know, which group drew it. Because I can give you reports that are fabulous, and I can give you reports that aren’t so good. But I will be looking at it."

  • The U.S. was one of the countries to request the new report when the Paris Agreement went into effect.

The details: The report dives deep into the severe and deadly consequences the global community could face in just a few years if temperatures are allowed to move past 1.5°C, or 2.7°F, of warming relative to preindustrial levels. It also details preventive measures the world's governments can take. President Trump, however, remains skeptical.


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ANALYSIS: Nikki Haley is resigning as US ambassador to the United Nations. And the timing is raising eyebrows.
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Ivanka Trump would make a great U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, President Donald Trump said, but picking his daughter would lead people to accuse him of nepotism.
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U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell is a leading choice to replace outgoing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley.
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The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations committee says Nikki Haley's resignation as United Nations ambassador is "yet another sign of the Trump administration's chaotic foreign policy."
          U.N.'s Nikki Haley to leave in latest Trump shake-up      Cache   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON – In the latest shake-up for President Donald Trump’s turbulent administration, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley abruptly announced Tuesday that she is resigning at the end of the year, raising fresh questions about the Trump team and about the outspoken diplomat’s own political ambitions.

The news blindsided some key U.S. allies and many congressional Republicans involved in foreign policy matters. And it came less than a month before congressional elections, thwarting White House efforts to project an image of stability, with the loss of one of the highest-profile women in the administration at a time when women’s votes are being vigorously pursued.

But Haley, the former South Carolina governor, has often been an unpredictable and independent force in the Trump administration. At times she has offered strikingly different perspectives on world events from her more isolationist-minded boss.

A smiling Haley announced her decision at an Oval Office meeting alongside the president, bringing up her own political prospects even as she underscored her continued support for Trump. Without prompting from reporters, she said she had no plans to run for president “in 2020” and would campaign for Trump.

Haley, who is 46 and not personally wealthy, hinted in her resignation letter to Trump that she is headed to the private sector.

“I have given everything I’ve got these last eight years,” she said, referring to her six years as governor as well as her time at the U.N. “And I do think it’s good to rotate in other people who can put that same energy and power into it.”

Trump was asked why the announcement was made now since Haley is staying until the end of the year.

Instead of answering directly, he recounted how she has had to work on tough issues, such as Iran and North Korea.

White House officials had sought to put a hold on Trump’s record-setting turnover in the run-up to the Nov. 6 elections, with aides being asked months ago to step down or commit to stay through Election Day to avoid adding to a sense of turmoil.

Still, the prospect of post-midterm changes continues to hang over the West Wing, and Haley’s exit was one that has been discussed, according to a senior administration official not authorized to publicly discuss private conversations.

A number of officials speculated that the timing was meant to preserve the ambassador’s own political future. A post in the Trump administration has proved to be a rickety stepping-stone to either lucrative private sector work or hopes for higher office, and the risk to those ambitions might only increase after the elections if Democrats make significant gains in Congress.

Trump said Haley first discussed leaving with him six months ago. The senior official noted that their conversation coincided with the appointments of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state and John Bolton as national security adviser in an earlier upending of top foreign policy officials. Haley had expressed some frustration that her voice had been diminished as the two men became the aggressive new faces of Trump’s international policy, the official said.

More recently, there was the awkward moment at the U.N., when Trump’s boasting of American economic strength under his leadership brought laughter at a General Assembly session. He insisted later that the delegates were laughing with him, not at him.

The six-month timeline also coincides with a high-profile spat between Haley and the White House in April, when she drew the president’s ire for previewing in a television appearance the administration’s planned imposition of a new round of sanctions on Russia. When the sanctions never materialized, White House officials said the plans had changed without Haley being briefed, and economic adviser Larry Kudlow suggested that she was confused.

“I don’t get confused,” Haley said in a sharply worded response to the West Wing.

Haley was appointed to the U.N. post in November 2016 and last month coordinated Trump’s second trip to the United Nations, including his first time chairing the Security Council.

A rookie to international politics, the former South Carolina governor was an unusual pick for to be U.N. envoy. “It was a blessing to go into the U.N. every day with body armor,” Haley said, saying her job was to defend America on the world stage.

At the U.N., she helped spearhead the administration’s efforts to combat what it alleged to be anti-American and anti-Israel actions by the international body, including the U.S. decision to leave the Human Rights Council and to stop funding the U.N. agency for Palestinian Refugees.

Haley also secured three successively tougher Security Council sanction resolutions against North Korea – which the administration has credited with bringing Kim Jong Un to the negotiating table – and an arms embargo against South Sudan. But under Haley’s tenure at the U.N., the U.S. has faced strong opposition from Russia when it comes to addressing the seven-year-old war in Syria, and frustration from European allies over reimposing nuclear sanctions against Iran.

Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One he was considering five candidates for Haley’s job and that a successor would be named in two to three weeks – or maybe sooner. Among those under consideration, Trump said, is former deputy national security adviser Dina Powell. Trump told reporters that he has heard his daughter Ivanka Trump’s name discussed for the post, but said if he selected her he’d be accused of nepotism.

In a tweet, the presidential senior adviser and eldest daughter praised Haley, saying Trump will “nominate a formidable replacement for Ambassador.”

She added: “That replacement will not be me.”

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell’s name has also been floated for the post, but Trump suggested he’d rather keep him in his current post “because he’s doing such a good job.”

The daughter of Indian immigrants, Haley clashed with then-candidate Trump during the 2016 campaign, denouncing “the siren call of the angriest voices” that disrespected America’s immigrants. Trump tweeted that “The people of South Carolina are embarrassed by Nikki Haley.”

Haley has one child in college and another approaching college age, and she has the potential to make much more money in the business world. She reported owing between $500,000 and $1 million on financial disclosures filed as part of her nomination to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The debts included a personal mortgage of between $250,001 and $500,000, according to the report with the Office of Government Ethics.

Before she was named by Trump to her U.N. post, Haley was elected the first female governor of South Carolina. She was re-elected in 2014. As governor, she developed a national reputation as a racial conciliator who helped lead the effort to bring down the Confederate flag at the Statehouse and helped guide the state through one of its darkest moments, the massacre at a black church.


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          Nikki Haley resigns as US Ambassador to the UN      Cache   Translate Page      

Donald Trump has said UN ambassador Nikki Haley will leave his administration “at the end of the year”. The president spoke as he and Ms Haley met in the Oval Office, shortly after word came of her plans to resign. He called her a “very special” person, adding that she told him six months ago that she might want to take some time off. Mr Trump said that together they had “solved a lot of problems”. It is the latest shake-up in the turbulent Trump administration, weeks before the November midterm elections. No reason for the resignation was immediately provided. Ms Haley, 46, was appointed to the UN post in November 2016 and last month co-ordinated Mr Trump’s second trip to the United Nations, including his first time chairing the Security Council. Before she was named by Mr Trump to her UN post, she was governor of South Carolina, the first woman to hold the post. She was re-elected in 2014. Last month she wrote an article in the Washington Post discussing her policy disagreements but also her pride in working for Mr Trump. It came in response to an anonymous essay in the New York Times by a senior administration official that alleged there was a secret “resistance” effort from the right in the administration and internal discussions of invoking the 25th amendment to remove Mr Trump from office. “I proudly serve in this administration, and I enthusiastically support most of its decisions and the direction it is taking the country,” Ms Haley wrote. “But I don’t agree with the president on everything.” As South Carolina governor, she developed a national reputation as a racial conciliator who led the charge to bring down the Confederate flag at the Statehouse and guided the state through one of its darkest moments, the massacre at a black church.

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NEW YORK — President Donald Trump confirmed on Tuesday that he is eying Goldman Sachs executive Dina Habib Powell, his former deputy national security advisor, as a contender to replace Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Haley announced her resignation on Tuesday, saying she will officially leave her post at the end of the year. Trump said that he would name Haley’s successor within two to three weeks. In one of many reports spotlighting Powell, CNBC cited “three people with direct knowledge of the matter” saying senior White House officials already reached out to Powell about the...
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A former Republican senator from New Hampshire says Nikki Haley should visit the early-primary state as soon as possible to explore a 2020 challenge against President Trump. “After four years of Donald Trump, America will want a president of sound mind and dignified presidential bearing," former Sen. Gordon Humphrey told the Washington Examiner. Haley announced her resignation as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday. She opposed Trump in 2016, contributing to suspicion about her departure, which will take effect later this year.
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          Dina Powell Eyed to Replace Nikki Haley      Cache   Translate Page      

Dina Powell is the top candidate to replace outgoing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, Politico reports. “Powell, who returned to Goldman in a senior role after leaving her job as President Donald Trump’s deputy national security adviser, is said to be strongly considering the job but also weighing family concerns. Powell already lives in New…

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The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Tuesday that she plans leave her post at the end of the year. Source link

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President Donald Trump announced that U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has resigned and will leave her post by the end of the year. Haley called it "an honor of a lifetime" to serve as UN ambassador, but that it was time to depart the administration. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Okay, well, thank you…

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Eugene Robinson, Wash PostHere is how to interpret the alarming new United Nations-sponsored report on global warming: We are living in a horror movie. The world needs statesmen to lead the way to safety. Source link

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          Una generación de niñas preparadas para la inclusión digital - El Nuevo Diario      Cache   Translate Page      

Soy una firme creyente en la innovación y el uso de tecnologías para apalancar el desarrollo social. Más que un mantra, es pragmatismo basado en datos. Las oportunidades de progreso social e innovación que las tecnologías abren son por demás amplias para terrenos como la salud o la educación, y así lo mostramos en esta reciente publicación. Pero cuando se trata de aprovecharlas para cerrar la brecha de género y aumentar la participación de mujeres en industrias de tecnologías disruptivas, el reto parece tener su origen mucho antes de lo imaginado. 

Por un lado, sabemos que las mujeres tienen 20% menos posibilidad de ocupar un puesto directivo en la industria de las comunicaciones móviles, un sector fuertemente relacionado con carreras STEM (Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas, en inglés). Por el otro, también sabemos que los hombres son tres veces más propensos que las mujeres a estar interesados en esas carreras. ¿Cómo entonces promover la incursión de las mujeres en el campo científico-tecnológico desde niñas y de qué prácticas podemos aprender?

De acuerdo a un estudio de Microsoft que evaluó a 11,500 niñas de toda Europa, aquellas con modelos femeninos, cuya labor se desarrolla en el campo científico-tecnológico muestran un índice de interés en materias STEM que casi duplica al de las que no conocen ejemplos de mujeres que trabajen en este sector (41 vs. 26%). Sin embargo, dos terceras partes de las niñas entrevistadas no identifican a ninguna mujer que destaque en esas actividades.

Hay chicas que logran identificar modelos de liderazgo gracias a la conectividad. Tomisin Ogunnubi, la joven codificadora nigeriana que creó una aplicación para ayudar en la localización de niños perdidos, dice seguir a Michelle Obama y Oprah Winfrey. “Este tipo de mujeres han logrado ser exitosas a pesar de los prejuicios de género y raza; verlas actuar me hace creer que no importa cómo el mundo me haga sentir o cómo la gente me trate, sino que yo puedo hacer lo que le diga a mi mente que haga”, expresó Tomisin.

Los modelos a seguir también se fomentan en el hogar donde las niñas crecen. Un estudio del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) encuentra que no hay diferencia en el desempeño en matemáticas entre niños y niñas, cuyas madres cuentan con educación universitaria, independientemente de si la madre estudió una carrera STEM. Esto sugiere que el ambiente y el modelo a seguir en casa es un determinante importante a la hora de romper o mantener la brecha de género en matemáticas. No sorprendería que suceda lo mismo en áreas relacionadas.

La incursión en ciencia y tecnología de mujeres y niñas está vinculada con el acceso y conectividad a la web en condiciones iguales y seguras. Pero de acuerdo a un estudio de la OCDE, existen alrededor de 250 millones de mujeres con menos acceso a Internet en comparación a los hombres. Por tanto, las agendas digitales que deseen impulsar al internet como un instrumento de empoderamiento de las niñas y mujeres deben partir de una base diferenciada en el acceso.

Adicionalmente, es necesario reconocer que los riesgos asociados al internet que enfrentan las niñas y mujeres difieren ampliamente de aquellos de los hombres, sobre todo en aspectos relacionados al abuso sexual y la violencia de género. De acuerdo con la Unesco, 73% de las mujeres ya han enfrentado algún tipo de violencia digital, 9 millones de ellas en la Unión Europea no superaban los 15 años. Organizaciones como Fundación Karisma, en Colombia, se dedican a promover los derechos humanos en un mundo digital, incluyendo el uso de internet como un espacio libre de amenazas para las mujeres, donde puedan innovar, expresar opiniones, administrar negocios y participar en la sociedad en iguales condiciones que los hombres.

Afortunadamente cada vez es mayor el abanico de iniciativas para fomentar oportunidades y ambientes propicios que potencien la revolución digital entre niñas y mujeres. Organismos internacionales como la Unión Internacional de Telecomunicaciones (ITU por sus siglas en inglés) junto con United Nations EQUALS campaign promueven el empoderamiento de las niñas y mujeres jóvenes y las alienta a contemplar una vida profesional en el campo creciente de las Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación (TIC). A nivel local, organizaciones como Girls Who Code trabajan para cerrar la brecha de género en tecnología a través de programas de habilidades de codificación para niñas.

Paralelamente, libros como Cuentos de buenas Nnches para niñas rebeldes, Ticas sin miedo y Hola Ruby ponen en el centro de la imaginación de las niñas el poder de la ciencia y la tecnología a través de historias inspiracionales de mujeres extraordinarias.

Entonces, si el interés de las niñas por la ciencia y la tecnología se duplica cuando tienen referentes femeninos, celebremos y multipliquemos esos ejemplos, con base en un acceso digital igualitario. Por estos días, recibimos grandes noticias en este sentido: por primera vez en la historia, el premio Nobel en Física y Química fue otorgado a dos mujeres en un mismo año. Donna Strickland, Premio Nobel de Física 2018, es la primera mujer en ganar el prestigioso reconocimiento desde 1963 y la tercera en recibirlo en la historia. Frances Arnold, galardonada el Premio Nobel en Química 2018 junto a un norteamericano y un británico, se convirtió en la primera mujer en ganar el “nobel” de la tecnología en 2016. ¿Podremos esperar más noticias así en los próximos años?

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JD: Now there’s a new revelation that proves Netanyahu was right on Iran’s nuclear program. What do you know?

KT:  Jimmy some of these amazing documents that Netanyahu referred to in his speech before the UN General Assembly are coming to light in Israel; documents from Israel’s intelligence service, Mossad they’ve been linked to a reporter in Israel and its really amazing information from this second nuclear site that Israel revealed in Netanyahu speech. And by the way, the irony about this is that they told the International Atomic Energy Agency right off the bat when they knew about it and they have done nothing to go inspect the site.

So here’s what they found at this new location at the warehouse or storage facility, they have selfies of Iranian nuclear scientist in front of neutron generators that can only be used in nuclear weapons. This is just irrefutable proof. The Iranians said they weren’t doing that type of research it’s a very special type of research and here is photographic evidence that they were doing it and it only has military applications. 

They also found pieces of a program to mate a nuclear warhead to their Shahab III missile that’s the missile that was designed to strike Israel. It’s capable of carrying a one ton warhead. So here you have the drawings, the design, the specifications and you even had some of the specific pieces of equipment apparently. They also were involved they found information about x-ray cameras. These are ultra fast cameras that help them to map out a nuclear explosion. It’s really all of the pieces of a nuclear weapons program, the program the Iranians consistently denied that they had.

JD: Ken Timmerman with details on the secret nuclear warehouse in Tehran, Iran.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

When Prime Minister Netanyahu revealed the Iranian secret nuclear warehouse at the United Nations General Assembly there were questions about the reality of such a Iranian spot. Now there is tangible evidence that Netanyahu was correct with the information on this Iranian nuclear site. That kind of evidence is a precursor to the prophetic scenario of the time approaching when Iran will be a major player in the Biblical prophetic plan that is found in God’s word, Ezekiel 38:5 and Daniel 11:44. This evidence is also information to as how close we are to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.

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The eleventh issue of the UNAOC newsletter is out, covering policy and advocacy, programmes and initiatives, institutional development, plus opportunities and forthcoming events from January to August 2018.

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          Why is Nikki Haley quitting her job as Trump's U.N. ambassador?      Cache   Translate Page      
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A major United Nations report warns that society will have to carry out “unprecedented” changes to the way it operates to keep global temperatures from rising by less than targeted. The report warns the consequences are the risk of increased heat waves and flood-causing storms and the chances of drought in some regions. Keeping the […]
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          Abbreviated pundit roundup: Urgent action needed on climate change, Kavanaugh's lies and more      Cache   Translate Page      

We begin today’s roundup with editorials and op-eds on a new, alarming report warning us of the catastrophic effects of climate change. First up, The New York Times:

The United Nations scientific panel on climate change issued a terrifying new warning on Monday that continued emissions of greenhouse gases from power plants and vehicles will bring dire and irreversible changes by 2040, years earlier than previously forecast. The cost will be measured in trillions of dollars and in sweeping societal and environmental damage, including mass die-off of coral reefs and animal species, flooded coastlines, intensified droughts, food shortages, mass migrations and deeper poverty.

The worst impacts can be avoided only by a “far-reaching and unprecedented” transformation of the global energy system, including virtually eliminating the use of coal as a source of electricity, the panel warned.

Yet President Trump, who has questioned the accepted scientific consensus on climate change, continues to praise “clean beautiful coal” and has directed his Environmental Protection Agency to reverse major strides undertaken by the Obama administration to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. This is unbelievably reckless. In addition to undermining the fight against climate change, the president's efforts to prop up the dirtiest of all fuels will also exact a significant toll on public health, on the hearts and lungs of ordinary Americans.

Here’s Eugene Robinson’s analysis of Donald Trump’s refusal to acknowledge climate change and how it imperils our lives:

Here is how to interpret the alarming new United Nations-sponsored report on global warming: We are living in a horror movie. The world needs statesmen to lead the way to safety. Instead, we have President Trump, who essentially says, “Hey, let’s all head to the dark, creepy basement where the chain saws and razor-sharp axes are kept. What could go wrong?”

The answer is almost everything, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).


          Croatia: End Confinement of People with Disabilities      Cache   Translate Page      

Restraints on a bed in a seclusion room for children in Lopača Psychiatric Hospital, in southwest Croatia. 

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(Brussels) – Croatia’s government should end the confinement of children and adults in institutions, five disabled people’s and human rights organizations said today in a letter to Prime Minister Andrej Plenković. Despite some initial progress, the process of moving people out of institutions and into community-based living has stalled, the groups said.

Based on government figures for 2017, more than 7,800 adults and children with disabilities live in state-run institutions. More than 2,000 others live in privately run but state-funded institutions. These include smaller institutions called family homes, which house up to 20 people with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities, or mental health conditions. It is unclear how many others live in long-term care in psychiatric hospitals without their consent.

“The Croatian government should follow through on its promises to respect the rights of everyone who has a disability to live independently and make their own choices,” said Emina Ćerimović, senior disability rights researcher at Human Rights Watch. “The government helped make this a reality for hundreds of people and should build on this experience for thousands of others.”

According to official data, between 2011 and 2016, the government provided support for approximately 700 people to move out of state-run institutions and into organized housing in the community.

The groups sending the letter are Inclusion Europe, the European Network on Independent Living, the Centre for Peace Studies Croatia, Human Rights House Zagreb, and Human Rights Watch.

The Croatian government should make a clear plan to phase out institutions, the groups said. The government should also develop services in the community, so that children with disabilities can grow up in families and that people with disabilities can live independently, with adequate support.

“The Croatian government needs to move more quickly to meet its obligations under the international disability rights treaty, which it ratified a decade ago,” said Human Rights House Zagreb’s Ivan Novosel. “This includes removing all legal and societal barriers that prevent people with disabilities from taking an active and full part in society.” 

The government’s figures show that as of April 2018, more than 2,455 adults with disabilities were living in foster care. On May 21, the government published a draft Law on Foster Care that would give priority to placing adults with disabilities in the foster care program, including without their consent. Foster care cannot be considered independent living in community for adults as required by the disability rights treaty, the organizations said.

Both the United Nations Committee on the Rights of People With Disabilities and Croatia’s Ombudswoman for Persons with Disabilities have criticized placing adults in foster care.

“Under the international disability rights treaty, Croatia must respect the right of all people with disabilities to live independently in the community, regardless of their impairment, support needs, or age,” said Ines Bulic Cojocariu, deputy director at the European Network on Independent Living. “The government should develop and adequately fund community-based services. Instead, the government continues to place adults with disabilities in institutions and foster families against their will.”

People with psychosocial disabilities in psychiatric hospitals and those in foster care remain excluded from the government’s deinstitutionalization efforts.

In an April meeting with Human Rights Watch, the Social Policy Ministry promised to adopt a new plan to support community-based living for people with disabilities, including those in state-run institutions, private institutions, and family homes. In a subsequent letter to Human Rights Watch, however, the ministry said that people with disabilities who need long-term and intensive care will remain in institutions.

Many people with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities end up in institutions or foster care because they are denied legal capacity or the right to make basic decisions for themselves. A guardian makes some or all decisions for them. About 18,000 people with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities are under some form of guardianship in Croatia.

In June 2014, the Croatian Parliament adopted a new Family Act, which abolished full guardianship. It required courts to review all previous decisions on deprivation of legal capacity with the aim of restoring partial or full legal capacity to those previously stripped of it by January 2020. Since then, courts have reviewed only 1,179 cases, restoring full legal capacity to just 95 people and partial legal capacity to 273. Restoring partial legal capacity means a court can specify what decisions the person is allowed to make independently and those that a guardian will continue to make, such as for living arrangements and health care. 

“Guardianship and other forms of restricting the right to make decisions are inconsistent with Croatia’s human rights obligations,” said Jyrki Pinomaa, president of Inclusion Europe. “Croatia should be restoring legal capacity to people under guardianship and implementing supported decision-making systems that respect the autonomy, will, and preferences of each person.”

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities guarantees the right of everyone with a disability to live independently and to be included in the community, regardless of their disability, wither they have multiple disabilities, or whether they need a high level of support. The freedom for individuals to make decisions and control their lives is essential to living independently, the organizations said. In December 2017, the Council of the European Union called on EU governments to ensure that everyone has the right to live independently within their community and to play an active part in society.

“Croatia should mark the 10th anniversary since ratifying the disability rights treaty by reforming laws and policies to meet its obligation under the treaty, including to ensure the right of all persons with disabilities to live in the community and make their own decisions on where and how they want to live,” said Cvijeta Senta of the Centre for Peace Studies.


          Canada’s goals well below what’s needed to stop catastrophic climate change: UN      Cache   Translate Page      
 In a new United Nations report, climate scientists are urging people and global governments to take urgent action to keep global warming from exceeding 1.5C.

Canada would have to cut its emissions almost in half over the next 12 years to meet the stiffer targets dozens of international climate change experts say is required to prevent catastrophic results from global warming.


          What It Would Take To Avert The Dire Situation Described In The U.N. Climate Report      Cache   Translate Page      
Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit AILSA CHANG, HOST: A new climate report commissioned by the United Nations paints a pretty dire picture for the year 2040 - high food shortages, wildfires, droughts, rising sea levels, poverty and massive destruction to coral reefs. Previous research predicted these effects if the Earth warms by 2 degrees Celsius. But this report finds the consequences could actually come much sooner, when the Earth warms by 1 1/2 degrees Celsius, which is on track to happen in just about 20 years. The U.N. included data from over 6,000 scientific studies. And one of those studies came from the nonprofit think tank Climate Interactive, where Andrew Jones is the co-founder. Welcome. ANDREW JONES: Thank you. Thank you, Ailsa. CHANG: So let me just make this clear. This report is predicting, really, the same consequences of climate change that previous reports have been predicting. But this report says these consequences will happen sooner. JONES: Yeah, that's the
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Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit AILSA CHANG, HOST: A new climate report commissioned by the United Nations paints a pretty dire picture for the year 2040 - high food shortages, wildfires, droughts, rising sea levels, poverty and massive destruction to coral reefs. Previous research predicted these effects if the Earth warms by 2 degrees Celsius. But this report finds the consequences could actually come much sooner, when the Earth warms by 1 1/2 degrees Celsius, which is on track to happen in just about 20 years. The U.N. included data from over 6,000 scientific studies. And one of those studies came from the nonprofit think tank Climate Interactive, where Andrew Jones is the co-founder. Welcome. ANDREW JONES: Thank you. Thank you, Ailsa. CHANG: So let me just make this clear. This report is predicting, really, the same consequences of climate change that previous reports have been predicting. But this report says these consequences will happen sooner. JONES: Yeah, that's the
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Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit AILSA CHANG, HOST: A new climate report commissioned by the United Nations paints a pretty dire picture for the year 2040 - high food shortages, wildfires, droughts, rising sea levels, poverty and massive destruction to coral reefs. Previous research predicted these effects if the Earth warms by 2 degrees Celsius. But this report finds the consequences could actually come much sooner, when the Earth warms by 1 1/2 degrees Celsius, which is on track to happen in just about 20 years. The U.N. included data from over 6,000 scientific studies. And one of those studies came from the nonprofit think tank Climate Interactive, where Andrew Jones is the co-founder. Welcome. ANDREW JONES: Thank you. Thank you, Ailsa. CHANG: So let me just make this clear. This report is predicting, really, the same consequences of climate change that previous reports have been predicting. But this report says these consequences will happen sooner. JONES: Yeah, that's the
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Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit AILSA CHANG, HOST: A new climate report commissioned by the United Nations paints a pretty dire picture for the year 2040 - high food shortages, wildfires, droughts, rising sea levels, poverty and massive destruction to coral reefs. Previous research predicted these effects if the Earth warms by 2 degrees Celsius. But this report finds the consequences could actually come much sooner, when the Earth warms by 1 1/2 degrees Celsius, which is on track to happen in just about 20 years. The U.N. included data from over 6,000 scientific studies. And one of those studies came from the nonprofit think tank Climate Interactive, where Andrew Jones is the co-founder. Welcome. ANDREW JONES: Thank you. Thank you, Ailsa. CHANG: So let me just make this clear. This report is predicting, really, the same consequences of climate change that previous reports have been predicting. But this report says these consequences will happen sooner. JONES: Yeah, that's the
          BREAKING: A New ‘Favorite’ Has Emerged To Become The Next UN Ambassador      Cache   Translate Page      

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The political and diplomatic worlds were shocked this morning when Nikki Haley who has served as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations tendered her resignation. During her tenure, Haley has been tougher than nails and has incurred the wrath of globalists and Israel haters for her no-nonsense approach but for reasons that are still subject to speculation chose to step down at a time when the policies of President Trump were making it very clear that the free ride was over for the chiselers and that America would no longer be bullied, browbeaten or made to apologize for anything.

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UN chief says had "excellent cooperation" with Haley

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed on Tuesday his "deep appreciation for the excellent cooperation and support" of U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who earlier handed in her resignation at the White House.

   The secretary-general's spokesman, Stephan Dujarric, also said Haley and Guterres "had a very productive and strong working relationship during her tenure as United States' permanent representative to the United Nations.

   "They worked hard to promote constructive ties between the United Nations and the United States to show the value of the United Nations," Dujarric said. "The secretary-general looks forward to continuing to work with Ambassador Haley until the end of her tenure and of course with her replacement."

   The spokesman said the secretary-general, en route to Indonesia, had not received notice of her resignation and didn't expect to receive it until closer to when she plans to step down, at the end of the year, probably about the time her successor is announced.

   Guterres plans to meet in Bali, Indonesia with leaders of the Association of South-East Asian Nations at their Leaders Gathering, then with officials of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group at their annual meeting.

   On Friday he is expected to visit Palu, Sulawesi, the spokesman said.

   The death toll from the recent earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi has topped 2,000 with more than 10,000 injured and hundreds missing, officials said.

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          Nikki Haley Stepping Down as UN Ambassador       Cache   Translate Page      

It’s hard to know for certain whether Nikki Haley’s decision to step down as the ambassador to the United Nations is basically an autonomous decision or is driven more by the president and his displeasure with her service. There is plenty of ammunition to arm either argument, and so it may be that this is a rare case where it really is a mutual decision.

What’s not really in doubt is that Ambassador Haley is ambitious. Having already served as a state governor and in a cabinet level position, the next step seems fairly obvious. She will seek the presidency and hope that at worst it earns her a place on the ticket as someone’s number two. The big question is whether she will wait until 2024 to make her run.

To be sure, she’s saying all the right things:

Ms. Haley, who has long been seen as a potential presidential candidate, said she had no intention of running for the presidency in 2020, as has been speculated. Instead, she said, she plans to campaign for Mr. Trump’s re-election.

“I think you have to be selfless enough to know when you step aside and allow someone else to do the job,” Ms. Haley said.

Yet, she knows just as well as everyone else that Robert Mueller’s special counsel’s office has accumulated a near phalanx of cooperating witnesses who are providing evidence against the president in the Russia investigation. She knows that the investigation has been on a campaign-related hiatus since Labor Day and will begin making big news again in only a handful of weeks. It is best you make your departure from the administration official before that happens to remove as much of the taint as can be removed. She has already made certain to leave a trail of dissent and disagreement with Trump policies and actions that she can point to in defense of her decision to serve in Trump’s cabinet. She can provide inside information to create further separation if she needs to, while choosing to stay mostly loyal if that seems like the better political choice.

She seems to have things plotted out fairly well, although it’s probably a mistake to agree to serve out the remainder of the year. That may require her to defend the president in ways that will come back to haunt her.

In any case, I wouldn’t take her promises not to run in 2020 and to campaign for Trump’s reelection at face value. Those are promises she can keep if they seem worth keeping, but if things work out they way she hopes she will be breaking them.

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The United Nations has declared that a $240 per gallon gasoline tax is "needed" to fight climate change. To limit global warming, the UN's report says that $27,000 per tonne of gasoline will need to be stolen from the public by the year 2100.
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Following the United Nation’s recent report on climate change, the issue was a hot topic at a debate Monday night between the two candidates in Virginia’s 5th District. Nick Gilmore reports.
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A dump truck works near the Syncrude oil sands extraction facility near the city of Fort McMurray, Alta., on June 1, 2014. Canada would have to cut its emissions almost in half over the next 12 years to meet the stiffer targets dozens of international climate change experts say is required to prevent catastrophic climate changes from the planet getting too warm. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says there will be irreversible changes and the entire loss of some ecosystems if the world doesn't take immediate and intensive action to cut greenhouse gas emissions far more than we are now. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canada's goals well below what's needed to stop catastrophic climate change: UN


          Don Lemon laughs off Trump's Ivanka comment      Cache   Translate Page      
CNN's Don Lemon responds to President Trump's claim that his daughter Ivanka would make a "dynamite ambassador" to the United Nations following Ambassador Nikki Haley's resignation.

          Don Lemon laughs off Trump's Ivanka comment      Cache   Translate Page      
CNN's Don Lemon responds to President Trump's claim that his daughter Ivanka would make a "dynamite ambassador" to the United Nations following Ambassador Haley's resignation, but that appointing her would lead to people calling such an appointment "nepotism."

          She Gone: Nikki Haley Resigns As Trump’s Ambassador To The United Nations      Cache   Translate Page      
Another hand-picked Trump pick is leaving their position. Nikki Haley, Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador has announced her resignation. The news was confirmed by NBC News and various sources. RELATED: Black Leaders To Haley: You’re A Minority, Too The news, first reported by Axios, came as a surprise to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national […]
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The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, announced yesterday she is resigning, and immediately denied she was preparing to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Sitting beside Trump in the Oval Office, Haley...
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AUnited Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) report presented recently recommends that charges of genocide be brought against the Myanmar military leadership. It urged the UN Security Council to refer the case for trial by The Hague-based International...
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Qatar has agreed to buy fuel to restart the only power plant in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, a top United Nations official said yesterday, triggering accusations by the Palestinian National Authority in the West Bank that this will perpetuate the...
          Trump's U.N. envoy Haley resigns, rules out 2020 run for office      Cache   Translate Page      
Nikki Haley, a rising Republican star, said on Tuesday she was stepping down as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, but knocked down speculation that she might challenge President Donald Trump at the next election.

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U.S Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley exits President Donald Trump's cabinet as the most high-profile female member, potentially putting her back into play as a candidate for a Republican Party struggling with women voters.

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IVANKA Trump has silenced speculation that she will take over Nikki Haley as the new US Ambassador to the United Nations.
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LOOKING BACK: The Many Times Nikki Haley Defended Israel As U.S. Ambassador

Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, announced she was resigning during an appearance in the Oval Office with President Trump.

Haley has been a staunch defender of Israel at the U.N., and played a big role in key U.S.

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Nikki Haley to resign as U.N. ambassadorThe U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Tuesday that she plans leave her post at the end of the year.



          Dina Powell Eyed to Replace Nikki Haley      Cache   Translate Page      
Dina Powell is the top candidate to replace outgoing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, Politico reports. “Powell, who returned to Goldman in a senior role after leaving her job as President Donald Trump’s deputy national security adviser, is said to be strongly considering the job but also weighing family concerns. Powell already lives in New […]
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President Trump appeared to cast his daughter and a former senior White House national security official as the frontrunners to replace Nikki Haley as ambassador to the United Nations, Roll Call reports. He said daughter Ivanka Trump would be “wonderful” in the role and added that Dina Powell, a former deputy national security adviser, is […]
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President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has resigned and will leave her post by the end of the year.
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“A Washington, D.C., watchdog group wants a federal investigation into U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley’s use of private planes owned by South Carolina businessmen,” McClatchy reports. “The group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, says Haley undervalued the flights by tens of thousands of dollars on her annual financial disclosure form […]
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Reports & journal articles:Brief of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as Amicus Curiae in Support of Plantiffs' Cross-motion for Summary Judgment (UNHCR, Sept. 2018) [text]- Submitted in the case of Grace, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III.Checkpoint Nation: Border Agents are Expanding Their Reach into the Country’s Interior (Investigative Fund, Sept. 2018) [text]"Deporter-in-Chief: Obama v. Trump," Excerpts from American Presidents, Deportations, and Human Rights Violations: From Carter to Trump (Cambridge Univ. Press, Forthcoming, Nov. 2018) [preprint via SSRN]- See also related blog post."The Executive Power of Political Emergency: The Travel Ban," University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review, vol. 87, no. 3 (2018) [SSRN]Tracking Over 2 Million ICE Arrests: A First Look (TRAC, Sept. 2018) [text]The U.S. Asylum System in Crisis: Charting a Way Forward (Migration Policy Institute, Sept. 2018)…
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THE number of minors killed in Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs is increasing, the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) said on Tuesday, adding the instances of young Filipinos subjected to violence was "worrying".

The post Deaths of children in Philippines war on drugs rising, says Unicef appeared first on Asian Correspondent.


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President Donald Trump on Tuesday said his daughter Ivanka Trump would be "incredible" as US ambassador to the United Nations but said he would be "accused of nepotism"
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US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has resigned her post and will leave the Trump administration by the end of the year.
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The same creative thinking that produced the bomb with its lit fuse had come up with a different kind of delayed action joke that Bibi knew would confuse his audience before being revealed for what it was, trumping Trump’s attempt at humor, so to speak.

Netanyahu produced a series of large photos taken near Tehran by Israeli intelligence showing a wall and a gate. He said it was an Iranian “secret atomic warehouse for storing massive amounts of equipment and material for Iran’s secret nuclear weapons program.”

The audience gasped, clearly impressed by Bibi’s unexpected rollout of a hitherto unknown top secret installation, but the joke came the next day when it was revealed that the complex inside the wall actually contained a number of businesses, including a scrap metal dealership and a carpet cleaning service.

Bibi likely reacted with his Gary Cooper grin, “Hey, the joke’s on you guys who are always whining about Israel’s nuclear stockpile.” A U.S. intelligence official was also apparently in on the jape, commenting a day later that “What Netanyahu said last night was slightly misleading. We knew about the facility in Tehran and it’s a place full of file cabinets and documents, not aluminum pipes or centrifuges.”


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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stated on Friday that he is "alarmed by the increasing number of violations of the ceasefire" in the capital of Libya, Tripoli, which has led to the death of dozens of civilians.

Violence escalated in the city in August, with rival militias fighting and with tanks and heavy artillery deployed into residential neighborhoods. News reports indicate that, to date, over 100 Libyans have been killed in the violence and dozens more injured.

The Secretary-General extended his condolences to those who have lost loved ones and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured as a result of the continuing violence.


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Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, has resigned her position and will leave her post by the end of the year.

Via Reuters:

Sitting beside Trump in the Oval Office, Haley said her 18-month stint at the United Nations had been “an honor of a lifetime” and said she would stay on until the end of the year.

A former governor of South Carolina who is the daughter of Indian immigrants, Haley is the highest profile woman in Trump’s Cabinet and is often seen as a possible presidential candidate.

But she said in her resignation letter to Trump she would “surely not be a candidate for any office in 2020” and would support his re-election bid.

She told reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday: “No, I am not running for 2020.”

According to Axios' Jonathan Swan, who broke the story, several senior administration officials were caught off-guard by the announcement and no one seems to know the real backstory.

Although she denies the rumors, many hypothesize that Haley is stepping away to get ready for a possible challenge to Trump as Republican nominee for president in 2020.



Donald Trump is already floating his daughter Ivanka's name as a possible replacement at the UN.




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Eric Lach speaks with Susan B. Glasser about Nikki Haley’s resignation as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, two days after Donald Trump swore in Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court Justice.
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Trump says he will decide in 2 to 3 weeks, if not sooner, who will be America's next ambassador to the United Nations

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IVANKA Trump has silenced speculation that she will take over Nikki Haley as the new US Ambassador to the United Nations.
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By Fred Lucas ~ The Trump presidency has been full of surprises, but personnel changes typically are telegraphed or leaked well in advance. Nikki Haley’s announcement of her resignation as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, however, was a genuine surprise. A major player in the administration’s foreign policy and a revered figure among many […]
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UNITED Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley has announced her shock resignation from the Trump administration.
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Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, lavished praise on President Donald Trump's family while announcing her departure from the administration. Haley called...
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President Donald Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has resigned, leaving the White House with one fewer moderate Republican voice in his Cabinet as his...
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PORTLAND, Maine — She is not on the ballot this fall, yet the fight over Susan Collins' political future is already raging.

Interest in the Maine Republican senator's 2020 re-election has exploded in the days since she cast the deciding vote to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick — a vote that helped transform the balance of power on the nation's high court for a generation and suddenly complicates Collins' path to a fifth term.

Half a dozen Democratic prospects are openly considering running against the Republican political powerhouse, while an online fund has generated $3.6 million — and counting — for Collins' ultimate Democratic challenger. The would-be candidates include Susan Rice, who had been one of President Barack Obama's closest aides. Rice is not currently a Maine resident — she has family ties to the state — but would bring political celebrity that could make it difficult for the state's shallow bench of lesser-known Democrats to stand out.

The emergence of a crowded field in a Senate contest two years away underscores the extraordinary political moment triggered by the debate over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Fighting allegations of sexual misconduct from three decades ago, he won confirmation by a razor-thin margin on Saturday over the screaming objections of Democrats and women's groups in all corners of the nation.

Collins' Alaska colleague, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, was the lone Republican to oppose the nomination. Now, Alaska GOP officials are considering whether to seek a replacement or encourage her not to seek re-election as a Republican when her term expires in 2022.

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, the lone Democrat to vote for Kavanaugh, faces a potential revolt from his own party's liberal base in his immediate re-election test in November. Manchin told The Associated Press last weekend that he followed Collins' lead.

"She had an opportunity to make history," said Maine Democrat Rosa Scarcelli, a businesswoman who previously ran for governor and is among Collins' many potential challengers. "I'm disappointed and angry."

Many Maine Democrats prefer that a woman take on Collins, although few, if any, enjoy the statewide notoriety and fundraising prowess needed to defeat New England's last remaining Republican senator.

Many may try.

The Democrats' prospect list is topped by Rep. Chellie Pingree, who Collins defeated once already, back in 2002.

Pingree's daughter, Hannah, who served as the youngest woman elected state house speaker before stepping away from politics, said she's waiting until after the midterms to decide on a Collins challenge.

"It's too soon to say what I might do," Hannah Pingree told the AP. "I have taken some time out of running for office to raise some young kids and they're getting a little older. It's not impossible."

Maine Democratic House Speaker Sara Gideon also hinted at a potential run.

Gideon, who's often clashed with outgoing Republican Gov. Paul LePage, said she's focused on winning more Democratic seats in the Maine House for now. After November's midterm elections, however, she said she'd "be seriously considering how I can elevate the voices of people who deserve and demand to be heard and represented in DC."

Other potential prospects include former state house speaker Emily Cain, state attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Janet Mills, and liberal activist Betsy Sweet.

Sweet said a big factor would be whether Collins, 65, decides to run at all. She said Maine needs "someone who's not entrenched in the old way of doing things."

"We need someone who's more transparent and more willing to actually meet and listen to the people of Maine," said Sweet, who acknowledged that she's also considering a run.

Three men, current Democratic Senate nominee Zak Ringelstein, state Rep. Seth Berry and Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling, said they're more interested in supporting a female candidate than running themselves.

"I have made it my personal mission to defeat Susan Collins," said Ringelstein, who said that he'd prefer to help a Collins' challenger as a U.S. senator but wouldn't rule out a second run in 2020 if he loses next month.

Berry is also open to a Senate bid. Strimling said he's is not.

"From my perspective we need a strong progressive woman to run, and that's who I'll be looking to support," Strimling said.

Rice is a wildcard. She first served Obama as his ambassador to the United Nations and then as his national security adviser. Obama was considering nominating Rice to lead the State Department during his second term, but she withdrew her nomination after she became embroiled in the controversy over American deaths at a diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

Collins was among the Republicans who said she was troubled by Rice's explanations for the deadly attack.

Rice's public interest in the Senate seat was met with a combination of skepticism and curiosity among energized Maine Democrats, who have tried and failed for much of the last three decades to defeat Collins.

The former Obama aide's connection to Maine has already emerged as a central issue. Rice, whose primary residence is in the Washington area, emphasized "long and deep" ties to Maine as she attacked Collins during a weekend appearance at the New Yorker Festival.

"I think she did a disservice to people in Maine who were counting on her. She has betrayed women across this country," Rice charged. She said she'd give a possible Senate bid "due consideration after the midterms."

Rice also said her family "goes back generations" in Maine and that she's owned a home in the state for the last 20 years.

Her maternal grandparents emigrated to Maine from Jamaica in the 1910s. Rice's grandfather, David Augustus Dickson, worked as a shipper, porter and janitor. Her grandmother, Mary Dickson, a maid and seamstress, was named Maine State Mother of the Year in 1950.

That same year, Rice's mother, Lois Dickson Rice, was valedictorian of Portland High School. Rice's great-uncles all graduated from Maine's Bowdoin College.

Rice's family once lived on Lafayette Street in Portland's Munjoy Hill neighborhood, once an immigrant enclave now home to an expensive rental market.

One neighborhood resident, Lisa Morris, said she was surprised to learn she lives on the same street that Rice's family once did.

"It would be pretty awesome to have a senator from Maine who was a woman of color," said the 55-year-old university policy analyst.

Not far away, 86-year-old Judy Halpert recalled walking to school with Rice's mother, whom she called a close friend.

Halpert doesn't like Collins "at all," and pointed to Rice's long roots in the state.

"She has a right to be a Mainer as well," she said. "I'd vote for her in a minute."

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Peoples reported from New York. Pace reported from Washington.

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Tuesday on CNN’s “At This Hour,” network global affairs analyst Max Boot said former Trump administration Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy Dina Powell would be a good replacement for outgoing United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley. Boot said, “I think somebody like Dina Powell would be a great choice because, again, she’s seen as a more moderate mainstream conservative. I suspect there will be a battle in the administration over this because John Bolton is the National Security Adviser. He’s a former acting U.N. ambassador, and my speculation would be that would be perhaps part of the reason why Nikki Haley is leaving is because her role has been squeezed down.” He continued, “In her first year in office, Rex Tillerson was the invisible man, so she was sort of the spokesperson for the U.S., the traditionally a role the Secretary of State takes on. And you had a national security adviser in H.R. McMaster who gave her running room. Now Bolton and Pompeo are much higher profile, much harder bureaucratic fighters. Bolton in particular I think is exerting his will in terms of U.S. policy towards the U.N. he’s on a jihad against the international criminal court. He loathes the U.N. I
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《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!専門家パネル「北朝鮮が核・ミサイル開発継続」》

国連安全保障理事会の北朝鮮制裁委員会の専門家パネルが8月3日、「北朝鮮は核・ミサイル開発を継続している」等とする報告書をまとめたことがわかりました。
ロイター通信等によりますと、報告書は、北朝鮮制裁決議の実施状況を監視する国連安保理の専門家パネルが中間報告としてまとめたもので、3日に提出されました。
報告書で専門家パネルは、北朝鮮が海上での積み荷の移し替え、いわゆる「瀬取り」の回数を大幅に増加させて石油精製品を密輸しているとしています。その上で、北朝鮮は制裁決議に違反して核・ミサイル開発を継続していると指摘しています。

■国連HP
http://www.unic.or.jp/
■国連日本政府代表部HP
http://www.un.emb-japan.go.jp/jp/
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
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『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
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https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
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https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
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《特定失踪者・藤田 進さんについて》
※国連人権理事会(United Nations Human Rights Council=UNHRC)が調査要請を受理した事案
◆氏名:藤田 進
(ふじたすすむ)
(Susumu Fujita)
◆失踪年月日:昭和51(1976)年2月7日
◆生年月日:昭和31(1956)年6月16日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:19歳
◆当時の住所:埼玉県川口市南町
◆当時の身分:東京学芸大学教育学部1年生
◆特徴:
1)家ではあまりしゃべらないタイプ
2)ギターがうまかった
◆失踪場所:埼玉県川口市の自宅

【失踪状況】
失踪当日6:30~7:00頃、以前から言っていた新宿のガードマンのバイトに行くといって服を持って家を出たまま帰らず。
後に新宿にある全ての警備会社に電話で問い合わせたが該当者はいなかった。
脱北者が北朝鮮から持ち出した写真が鑑定の結果、藤田 進さんである可能性が極めて高いことが判明。
平成16年1月28日、埼玉県警に告発状提出。
■埼玉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.saitama.lg.jp/
■救う会埼玉HP
http://sukuukai.gozaru.jp/
■藤田隆司さんfacebook
http://ja-jp.facebook.com/takasi.fujita.3
■緑風香ブログ
http://ryokuhuuka.wordpress.com/
■拉致問題を考える川口の会HP
http://kawaguchi.aikotoba.jp/list.htm

《特定失踪者・藤田 慎さんについて》
※藤田 進さん・隆司さん兄弟の叔父
◆氏名:藤田 慎
(ふじたしん)
(Shin Fujita)
◆失踪年月日:昭和35(1960)年
◆生年月日:昭和6(1931)年9月5日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:29歳
◆当時の住所:東京都大田区蒲田
◆当時の身分:三菱重工業か石川島播磨重工業のどちらかに勤務
◆身長:165cmくらい
◆体重:65kg〜70kg
◆特徴:
1)柔道をやっていてがっしりした体格
2)川に潜って魚獲りをするのが好きだった
3)長兄(藤田 進さんの父)と顔が似ている
◆失踪場所:東京都大田区蒲田本町(姉夫婦の当時の居住地)

【失踪状況】
長兄に「旅行に行く」と新品の靴を借りに来る。
次兄夫婦には、「結婚したい人がいる」と相談。
また、弟にお金を借りに来る。
その後音信不通。
失踪から数年後、兄夫婦宅(埼玉県川口市仲町)に年賀状が届く。
字体は達筆(本人の字体に似ていた)。
差出人の名前がなかった。
消印は世田谷だったようである。
昭和51年2月7日、埼玉県川口市で失踪した藤田 進さんの叔父にあたる。
北朝鮮にいるとの不確定情報がある。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■埼玉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.saitama.lg.jp/
■藤田隆司さんfacebook
http://ja-jp.facebook.com/takasi.fujita.3

《特定失踪者・古川了子さんについて》
◆氏名:古川 了子
(ふるかわのりこ)
(Noriko Furukawa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年7月7日
◆生年月日:昭和30(1955)年1月1日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:18歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県市原市菊間
◆当時の身分:三井造船社員
◆身長:157cmくらい
◆血液型:B型
◆特徴:
1)中学時代水泳部、高校では卓球部部長。
2)書き初めで入選したことあり、簿記、珠算和文タイプ等資格持っている。
3)左利き。文字を書くのは左右同じに使える。
4)左眉に途切れたような傷がある。
◆失踪場所:千葉県

【失踪状況】
午前中に美容院へ行き、午後から母親と浴衣を買いに行く予定をしていた。
朝早く家を出て、美容院に「今日の美容院はキャンセルしたい。出かけるところができた。母親にも浴衣を買いに行けなくなったと伝えて下さい」と言った。
母親は美容院からの電話で、友達にでも会うことになったのだろうと気にしなかったが、それから何の音沙汰もなくなった。
7月に初めて貰ったボーナスは手付かず、預金通帳も置いたまま。
持って出たのは財布とハンカチくらいしか入らない、いつも持っている小さなバッグ1つだけだった。
その後、家にも勤め先にも全く連絡なし。中学や高校の友人も心あたりはなかった。
元北朝鮮工作員の安明進(アン・ミョンジン)氏が、「1991年に平壌市内の病院にいた女性と似ている」と証言している。
平成16年1月29日、千葉県警に告発状提出。
平成17年4月13日政府に対し拉致認定を求め東京地裁に提訴。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/
■救う会千葉HP
http://sukuukaichiba.web.fc2.com/
■救う会千葉ブログ
http://sukuukaichiba.blog.fc2.com/
■古川了子さんを救う会HP
http://2.furukawanoriko.michikusa.jp/
■しおかぜ収録inハーグ
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CeE7fbhZALk

《特定失踪者・関谷俊子さんについて》
◆氏名:関谷 俊子
(せきやとしこ)
(Toshiko Sekiya)
◆失踪年月日:昭和49(1974)年7月11日
◆生年月日:昭和32(1957)年5月19日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:17歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県市原市徳氏
◆当時の身分:薬品会社勤務。定時制高校在学中
◆身長:160cm
◆血液型:A型またはO型
◆失踪場所:千葉市内

【失踪状況】
親類の男性と幼馴染の同級生(女性)と千葉市内の飲食店で飲食後、親類の男性が「車で二人を家まで送ってくる」と店の従業員に言い残して出たまま3人一緒に行方不明となった。
店の従業員は男性の兄と妹。
男性の乗っていた車も発見されていない。
関谷さんは古川了子さん(昭和48年失踪)と同じ高校で3学年下。
古川事件の1年後の同じ7月の失踪。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/
■救う会千葉HP
http://sukuukaichiba.web.fc2.com/

《特定失踪者・遠山常子さんについて》
◆氏名:遠山 常子
(とおやまつねこ)
(Tsuneko To-o-yama)
◆失踪年月日:昭和49(1974)年7月11日
◆生年月日:昭和32(1957)年6月22日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:17歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県市原市田淵
◆当時の身分:県立高校学生(夜間部)
◆当時の勤務先:千葉市内のスーパーマーケット
◆身長:158cm~160cmくらい
◆血液型:B型
◆特徴:左右どちらかは不明だが眉の上にホクロの切除痕有り
◆失踪場所:千葉市内

【失踪状況】
遠山常子さんと、幼馴染の友人女性である関谷俊子さん、ならびに関谷俊子さんの親戚である峰島英雄さんの3人は、峰島英雄さんの兄妹が勤務する千葉市内の飲食店で食事をした。
峰島英雄さんが、「二人を家まで送ってくる。戻ってくるから、食事を用意しておいてくれ」と兄妹に言い残し、車で飲食店を出たまま三人とも失踪。
峰島英雄さんの車(赤いマーク2)も未発見。
失踪の当日は、関谷俊子さんの引越しの日だった。
引越しが終わったあとに、三人で飲食店に食事に来た模様。
失踪以降、何ら手がかりとなるものは無かった。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/
■救う会千葉HP
http://sukuukaichiba.web.fc2.com/

《特定失踪者・峰島英雄さんについて》
◆氏名:峰島 英雄
(みねしまひでお)
(Hideo Mineshima)
◆失踪年月日:昭和49(1974)年7月11日
◆生年月日:昭和27(1952)年9月2日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:21歳
◆当時の住所:千葉市(稲毛区)轟町
◆当時の身分:会社員(千葉市内の電話工事会社)
◆身長:170cm
◆血液型:B型またはO型
◆失踪場所:千葉市内

【失踪状況】
遠山常子さんと、幼馴染の友人女性である関谷俊子さん、ならびに関谷俊子さんの親戚である峰島英雄さんの3人は、峰島英雄さんの兄妹が勤務する千葉市内の飲食店で食事をした。
峰島英雄さんが、「二人を家まで送ってくる。戻ってくるから、食事を用意しておいてくれ」と兄妹に言い残し、車で飲食店を出たまま三人とも失踪。
峰島英雄さんの車(赤いマーク2)も未発見。
失踪の当日は、関谷俊子さんの引越しの日だった。
失踪以降、何ら手がかりとなるものは無かった。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/
■救う会千葉HP
http://sukuukaichiba.web.fc2.com/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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From Ian:

'UNRWA teaches children to blow themselves up'
In Jerusalem, Mayor Nir Barkat presented a plan to remove all UNRWA operations from the capital and begin providing full municipal services to the residents of Shuafat, where UNRWA operates schools and clinics without Israeli permission.

The Jerusalem move follows a decision by the US to cut aid to UNRWA because it is an organization that perpetuates the refugee problem instead of acting to solve the issue.

Arutz Sheva spoke to Bassam Eid, a human rights activist who has been studying UNRWA's schools and institutions for years, bringing the paralyzed Palestinian Arab voices that have been struggling for years under UNRWA, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.

"I have been saying for years that UNRWA has become part of the problem and not part of the solution," said Eid, "For 70 years, UNRWA has been managing the affairs of the Palestinian refugees and has not managed to reduce the problem or resolve the refugee problem within seventy years. "I am interested in continuing to manage the issue of the Palestinian refugees."

"I support Trump's decision to stop UNRWA funds," Bassem Eid said, adding that "65 percent of UNRWA funds go to salaries and the renting of buildings and offices, salaries of $25,000 a month and luxury vehicles. I want to close this organization so that its employees will be unemployed and become refugees themselves."

Eid also criticized the education provided in UNRWA schools. "I worked in several UNRWA schools in the territories and in Jordan, and children aged 9-10 want to be killed and kill Jews and to release their people. "Who taught you that?" I asked. They said that was what they were learning in schools, and I asked teachers at UNRWA schools in Jordan if children were taught to blow themselves up and be killed. They said "of course. How else will they liberate the land from the Israeli occupation? " UNRWA is aware of this, and the international community knows that all UNRWA studies are full of hate and incitement. The international community continues to inject funds because it is against Israel."

Top UNRWA official says he champions both Israel and Palestinian refugees
Just a few years ago, Peter Mulrean was defending Israel in what is arguably one of the most hostile diplomatic environments for the Jewish state.

In 2013, as the US deputy ambassador to the United Nations Humans Rights Council in Geneva, he hailed Jerusalem for its “strong commitment and track record in upholding human rights, political freedoms and civil liberties.”

Today, Mulrean is a senior official at UNRWA, the UN agency dealing with Palestinian refugees, arguably the most hated organization in Israel and one the US government recently called “irredeemably flawed.”

From his office just across from UN headquarters in Manhattan’s Turtle Bay, Mulrean promotes the agency on the world’s largest international stage.

The director of UNRWA’s Representative Office in New York decries the recent budget cuts by the US administration and passionately rejects the often-made argument that the agency perpetuates the Palestinian refugee problem and stands in the way of a realistic solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Human Rights Council Elections Set to Deliver Another Record-High Number of Rights-Abusing Members
The U.N. holds annual “elections” for its Human Rights Council this week and, once again, none of the five regional groups are offering any competition for the vacant seats. Instead all five are putting up “closed slates” of candidates – a practice seen as one of the main reasons rights-abusing regimes are able to secure seats.

Indeed, the absence of competitive slates makes it possible to predict, three days before the U.N. General Assembly holds the exercise in New York, that next year the 47-member HRC will have 14 members – 29.7 percent – that are graded “not free” by the veteran democracy advocacy group, Freedom House.

That’s a record high for “not free” countries on the 13-year-old council, tied only with the 2018 membership.

Failing unexpected last minute developments, the 2019 HRC membership will comprise 23 “free” countries, 10 “partly free,” and 14 “not free.”

The presence on the U.N.’s top human rights body of regimes with poor human rights records was one of the main reasons cited by the Trump administration for its decision to withdraw over the summer, following what it said were unsuccessful attempts to reform it.



Anti-Zionist Conspiracy Theories Seek the Mainstream
Before Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer lent their academic credentials to a widely discredited 2007 book, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, alleging an “Israel Lobby” that controls American foreign policy to the detriment of the U.S., conspiracy theories of this sort dwelt mostly within the fringe domain of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, anti-Semites, and their ilk.

These type of conspiracy theories evoked the notorious 1903 fraud, The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, purporting to document a nefarious Jewish plot for global domination, manipulating economies, and fomenting war. Despite its exposure as an anti-Semitic fabrication some 20 years later, the Protocol’s bogus charges continued to serve as a staple of anti-Semitic, Nazi and ZOG (“Zionist Occupied Government”) propaganda, inciting hatred, pogroms and massacres against Jews. Hitler referred to the Protocols in his early speeches and in his autobiography, Mein Kampf. It became an integral part of his anti-Jewish ideology and Nazi propaganda. Protocols is also embraced by Holocaust deniers, by Hamas, and is a bestseller among enemies of Israel.

Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, professors of international affairs at Harvard University and University of Chicago respectively, attempted to bring new acceptance to ‘Zionist-Control-of-Government’ charges by presenting them as a scholarly study far removed from the anti-Semitic claims of the Protocols. Positioning themselves as righteous truth-tellers, Walt and Mearsheimer hastened to assure readers that the Israel lobby is “certainly not a cabal or conspiracy that ‘controls’ U.S. foreign policy” but rather “a powerful interest group, made up of both Jews and gentiles, whose acknowledged purpose is to press Israel’s case within the United States.”

Undermining this disclaimer, however, was the authors’ disturbingly vague definition of the so-called “Israel lobby” as “a loose coalition of individuals and organizations” with “unmatched” power and “the ability to manipulate the American political system” against the interests and well-being of U.S. citizens. Beyond evoking the old claims of disproportionate and undue Jewish influence, the book’s supporting “evidence” was widely dismissed by academicians, reviewers and politicians across the spectrum, who exposed its shoddy scholarship, use of falsified quotations, distortion of facts, and untrue conclusions.
Miko Peled, playing to the antisemitic crowd that adores him
I recently returned from a short vacation in Israel. Visiting Israel should be a requirement for anyone actively engaged in the fight against antisemitism. It works like receiving an antidote. Nothing places the IHRA definition of antisemitism into perspective better than witnessing first-hand the enormous gulf between the democratic reality on Israel’s streets and the non-existent demon-state that is described in anti-Israel Facebook groups. It leaves with you a lasting clarity over the absurdity of the anti-Israel arguments.

Last week Israeli state TV ran a documentary on BDS (in Hebrew). I had given them access to my archives and was interviewed by them for the show. The team who made the documentary had met with Miko Peled in Israel. It is worth viewing this short segment to see how nasty Peled is in real life:


Most people know Peled’s backstory and I have no interest in repeating what others have written before. I was in the room when he spoke about giving Holocaust denial a platform. What always interests me is the support network. Miko Peled is an angry outcast, that nobody should have heard of. Instead he is given top billing at BDS events internationally. We know anti-Zionist Jews are a fringe group, so the question can be asked – just who is in the audience?

As my research into the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign showed, when Jewish people stand up to claim there is no problem with antisemitism, half of the people in the room applauding are hard-core antisemites themselves (see case study on Jackie Walker event p91-110).

I argue that without this support network of antisemites, these fringe anti-Zionist Jews would not have an audience. By placing greater import on the antisemites than the few useful puppets they hide behind I also suggest that this is a more accurate way of looking at the problem. So when Miko Peled responded to my tweet of the video above, my natural instinct was to look at those people who were applauding him.

*It has to be said, that nobody is responsible for those that like, comment or share things they have written*. But that isn’t the point. I am not interested in individuals. Miko Peled is not responsible if one, two or five antisemites are in the audience, but when that level reaches 50% doesn’t it demand that we ask questions? Given the high levels of antisemitic thought present in his audience why is Miko Peled denying their existence?
Cary Nelson: Jasbir Puar Launches Women’s Studies on a Death Spiral
The National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) has now crossed a further line in self-discreditation by honoring Jasbir Puar’s December 2017 book The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability, a publication that discards evidentiary standards and instead bases its accusations against the Jewish state on its author’s personal fantasies. In September 2018 the NWSA awarded The Right to Maimits Alison Piepmeier Book Prize, describing the book as a “major milestone.” It has now officially endorsed an irresponsible and discriminatory research agenda for feminist faculty and students.

My book in manuscript—Israel Denial: Anti-Zionism, Anti-Semitism, & the Faculty Campaign Against the Jewish State—devotes its longest chapter (30,000 words) to an analysis of Jasbir Puar’s publications. Most anti-Israel faculty publications focus on debatable propositions. Not Puar. You can debate the claim that Israel discriminates against its Arab citizens, but so long as there is evidence of racism among some Israelis you cannot wholly discredit the accusation. Puar, however, makes arguments that can actually be proven factually right or wrong. They are consistently false.

Take one example: she claims that Israel has been stunting the growth of Palestinian children. Stunting (below normal height) means children are at greater risk for illness, reduced cognitive capacity, and premature death. The WHO, UNICEF, and other groups publish statistical reports on this and other health concerns. So does the Palestinian Authority. There are scores of published academic papers on the subject. All come to the same conclusion: comparing stunting rates across the world proves it is not a major health problem in Gaza or the West Bank. The WHO standard for classifying stunting as a major health concern is 20%. Stunting in the West Bank Gaza runs at 7-10% of children aged 1-5 years. By comparison, Egypt’s rate is 19.8%. Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia include countries with dramatically higher stunting rates: India (38.4%), Ethiopia (38.4%), Zambia (40%), Pakistan (45%), Madagascar (49.2%), Eritrea (50.2%), and Burundi (57.5%). Puar cites none of this research. If Israel is stunting the growth of Palestinian children it is doing a very poor job indeed.

To publish an anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic book without factual proof Puar did not have to find the long lost publisher of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. She simply gave the manuscript to Duke University Press. There it would be judged by people within the echo-chamber of anti-Zionists who don’t care about facts. Their standard for original scholarship is “Tell us something bad about Israel we don’t already know.” Duke obviously did not do any independent fact-checking. It then added the Duke University imprimatur to a book that dishonors the University and should be withdrawn from publication. Instead, The Right to Maimwill probably earn Puar a full professorship at Rutgers. After all, distinguished scholars like Judith Butler have endorsed the book on its jacket. Credulous audiences in universities across the country applaud its arguments when Puar lectures. And now the book has a national award.
In Its Current Form, the Labor Party Threatens the Freedom and Safety of the UK’s Jews
Since Jeremy Corbyn became leader of the British Labor party in 2015, his indifference to anti-Semitism within his party’s ranks, friendliness with terrorists, and hostility toward Israel and Zionists have caused mounting public concern. Daniel Johnson assesses the state of affairs:

Corbyn’s long record of support for nations and organizations that are implacably opposed to the West is unprecedented. Rightly, the public is anxious about what this might portend, were he ever to occupy Downing Street. . . . Corbyn takes cognizance only of those Jews (a vanishingly small minority) who share his loathing of Israel—not unlike the [turn-of-the-century] anti-Semitic mayor of Vienna, Karl Lueger, who notoriously quipped: “I’ll decide who is a Jew.” . . .

Jeremy Corbyn is a guilty man who protests his innocence while presiding over a purge of any Labor MP who tells the truth. . . . And for what purpose? The Corbyn case is also about politics—electoral politics. In the words of Mehdi Hasan, now the political editor of the Huffington Post and a presenter for Al Jazeera, “anti-Semitism isn’t just tolerated in some sections of the British Muslim community; it’s routine and commonplace. . . . It’s our dirty little secret.” In the five years since Hasan made his confession, anti-Semitism has become the “dirty little secret” of another community: the left wing of the Labor party. And there is a connection: the left is targeting Muslim votes. No wonder Corbyn has greeted all accusations of anti-Semitism . . . with indifference or silence.

Instead of challenging this vile prejudice and demanding that Muslim community leaders address the canker in their midst, the Labor party has quietly acquiesced. It tolerates the Corbyn camp’s toadying to anti-Semitic preachers and demagogues. How different the outcome of the Corbyn case might have been if more Muslims had denounced the Labor leader to demonstrate their revulsion at anti-Semitism. . . .
'Corbyn anti-Semite who wants to return Britain to dark times'
Britain’s Parliament hosted Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon Tuesday.

In his address, the ambassador referred to statements made by opposition leader and Labour Party chairman Jeremy Corbyn, calling him “an anti-Semite who wants to return Britain to darker periods in its history.”

The ambassador added that “in his actions and statements, Corbyn gives oxygen to incidents of racism by embracing his terrorist friends and encouraging the activities of BDS. Israel stands by the Jewish community in England.”

Corbyn and the Labour Party have faced a string of scandals involving anti-Semitism and accusations of bigotry in recent months.

The Daily Mail has published photos of the Labour leader at a cemetery in Tunisia holding a wreath near the graves of some of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) terrorists who were responsible for the massacre of the 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Days later, a picture emerged of Corbyn apparently making a salute linked to the Muslim Brotherhood organization.

That week, the Times of London published a picture of Corbyn meeting with the leader-in-exile of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terrorist organization, only weeks before its members carried out an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue in which six people were murdered.
Non-Jews fight UK Labour anti-Semitism from the inside
Steeped in anti-Semitism accusations involving him and his supporters, British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has made many Jewish enemies — including inside his own party.

But one of his most effective critics is not Jewish. He is a meteorology student at the University of Reading who describes himself as “just a kid with a laptop.”

Denny Taylor, 20, has used that laptop to keep a running tally of party members who have flouted Labour’s own guidelines against hate speech and report them to the party’s ethics review panel.

Horrified at the revelations about Corbyn’s ties to anti-Semites, Taylor set up Labour Against Anti-Semitism, or LAAS, in 2016 with a few dozen non-Jewish and Jewish volunteers. He was 18 and had voted the previous year for Corbyn.
Denny Taylor founded the group Labour Against Anti-Semitism when he was 18. (Courtesy of Taylor/via JTA)

It was LAAS that last month reported to Labour’s ethics panel on an old recording in which Corbyn declared that Zionists “don’t understand English irony.” The group has flagged 1,200 alleged members who it said have breached the party’s guidelines against hate speech and has a backlog of about 2,000 additional cases of people engaging in what LAAS considers anti-Semitic rhetoric. LAAS has not reported the latter yet, according to its spokesman, Euan Philipps, who also is not Jewish.
Fliers on 4 college campuses blame Jews for Kavanaugh ruckus
Fliers blaming Jews for the sexual assault allegations against newly sworn-in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh were posted on two University of California campuses, Berkeley and Davis, as well as at Vassar and Marist colleges, both located in the same city in New York state.

“Every time some Anti-White, Anti-American, Anti-freedom event takes place, you look at it, and it’s Jews behind it,” the fliers discovered Monday read.

The flier shows an image of Kavanaugh surrounded by caricatures of Jewish members of the US Senate with Stars of David drawn on their foreheads, as well as the Jewish billionaire George Soros, who has been accused of funding opposition to Kavanaugh. One of Kavanaugh’s accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, and the attorney for two others, Michael Avenatti, also are depicted with the words “Good Goy” written on their foreheads.

The fliers say they are “Brought to you by your local Stormer book club.”

According to the ADL, the Daily Stormer Book Club chapters, or SBCs, are “small crews of young white men who follow and support Andrew Anglin and his neo-Nazi website, the Daily Stormer.”

Petition Denouncing Upcoming Anti-Zionist Conference at UCLA Passes 2,000 Signatures
A petition urging the University of California, Los Angeles to reconsider hosting an upcoming anti-Zionist conference surpassed 2,000 signatories on Friday, amid a continuing outcry against the event.

The online petition — launched by the campus branch of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) — says the eighth annual National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP), which was first announced in August, “is designed to instill hatred towards and intolerance while proliferating lies about Israel.”

The event marks the largest annual gathering of NSJP activists, who help promote the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel on North American university campuses — a campaign denounced by major Jewish organizations, and opposed by both UCLA and UC regents.

The conference will seek to remind students “that Zionism … can be destroyed,” according to its organizers, who define Zionism — the movement that supports the Jewish people’s right to national self-determination — as “ethnic cleansing, destruction, mass expulsion, apartheid, and death.”

These objectives have drawn criticism from the UCLA branch of Students Supporting Israel (SSI), as well as the groups Alums for Campus Fairness at UCLA and StandWithUs, all of which oppose the BDS campaign.
New York City's Islamist Grant
On August 21, the New York City Council announced $250,000 in grants made to 14 Muslim community organizations, in collaboration with the New York Immigration Coalition. Alarmingly, three of the grant recipients are linked to Islamic extremism -- the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).

Worse, it seems that ICNA, in particular, plans to use the money not for civic improvement but for religious proselytizing.

The grant announcement was made at ICNA's headquarters in Jamaica, Queens, after the jumu'ah prayer service. Present were the young speaker of the city council, Corey Johnson, and Councilman Daneek Miller, the sole Muslim member of the council.

Councilman Miller is no stranger to ICNA; his campaign website prominently features a photo of him speaking at the ICNA mosque.

ICNA was established in 1971, ostensibly as a "non-ethnic, non-sectarian" grassroots organization, with the aim of seeking the "establishment of the Islamic system of life as spelled out in the Qur'an."

In fact, it functions as the American arm of the Pakistani Islamist group Jamaat e-Islami (JI). Indeed, ICNA's international charity, Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD), works closely with JI in Pakistan. Worse, in 2017 HHRD openly worked with the "political" wing of the murderous terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Amazon Funnelled Cash to Salafist Org Founded by ‘Extremist’ UK-Based Saudi Scholar
Amazon has been funnelling cash to a Salafist ‘charity’ led by an Islamic scholar described as “one of the most dangerous men in Britain” by counter-extremists, a British newspaper has claimed.

The Jeff Bezos-led retail giant allowed the Muslim Research and Development Foundation (MRDF) founded by Saudi-born Haitham al-Haddad into its Amazon Smile programme, which allows customers to donate a percentage of their purchases to charity, according to a Times investigation.

Al-Haddad has been branded “dangerous” by the Quilliam counter-extremism think tank, and as “misogynistic, racist, and homophobic” by UK Government counter-extremism commissioner Sara Khan.

A series of controversial statements by the Salafist scholar — a graduate in Islamic law from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) — have been compiled by The Times, advancing a range of hardline views.

These include claims that adulterous women should be stoned to death, and that he has, in fact, received “many requests from Western women… begging me to help them to find their way to a Muslim country to be stoned to death” so they could “avoid punishment in the afterlife” — although it is not revealed whether he actually did facilitate any voluntary executions of this kind.

“It is the Islamic punishment. What does the UK government want? Do they want Muslims to change their beliefs?” he demanded.
Bennett protests to University of Michigan over Netanyahu-Hitler comparison
Education Minister Naftali Bennett sent a letter to the University of Michigan’s President Mark Schlissel, urging him to oppose anti-Israel hatred on campus after a lecturer compared Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Adolf Hitler, claiming both are guilty of genocide.

Bennett also raised a previous case of a University of Michigan professor who would not write a letter of recommendation for a student who wanted to study abroad in Israel, a spokesperson for the minister said in a statement Tuesday.

“The time has come for you as head of the university to make a strong stand against what has clearly become a trend of vitriolic hatred against the Jewish state on your campus,” Bennett wrote to the university president.

During a compulsory lecturer, speaker Emory Douglas, part of the “Penny Stamps Speakers Series Presentation” of the Stamps School of Art & Design, displayed a slide that showed a picture of Netanyahu and Hitler with the words “Guilty Of Genocide” written across their faces.

Below the photo was a definition of genocide as “The deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular nation or ethnic group.”
Pamela Geller: Brown University Celebrates 'Palestinians' on 'Indigenous Peoples’ Day'
Last week, Brown University’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs sent out greeting for “Indigenous Peoples’ Day Weekend,” which has replaced Fall Weekend — Columbus Day weekend — in the uber-politically correct academic environment. Brown’s action is part of the larger effort by the academic left to cast Columbus as a villain and focus on Native Americans as sainted martyrs.

But as if this celebration weren’t politicized enough, Brown made it poisonously so by including the “Palestinians” among the “indigenous people” whose plight was being observed. But what makes this story extra insidious is the fact that the school took this anti-American movement and attempted to turn it into an anti-Israel day as well. The left is so desperate to attack Israel that they twisted their own attack on the U.S. to do so.

“Indigenous Peoples’ Day (IPD),” explained the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, “celebrates the resilience and accomplishments of Indigenous people and acknowledges the contemporary struggles indigenous communities face today. Further, IPD is an intervention against erasure, a principle barrier to the improvement of indigenous sovereignty and health status.”

The struggling indigenous people in question, according to the Diversity Office, included “567 Federally Recognized tribes, 61 State Recognized tribes,” as well as “Hawaiians and the people indigenous to its territories in the Caribbean and Pacific Oceans.” Many of these groups, the announcement went on, “experience profound disparities in health care access and health status compared to the general population, resulting in elevated rates of diabetes, liver disease, and other chronic diseases,” which are “exacerbated by a significant shortage of primary care physicians in Indigenous communities and a long-standing mistrust of the American health care system rooted in a history of genocide and forced assimilation.”
Boycott's new target: Bulldozer companies
Anti-Israel boycott (BDS) organizations recently identified a new target. Following the planned evacuation of Khan al-Ahmar, BDS is looking to boycott the bulldozers used to demolish the illegal structures.

Strategic application of measured violence and international sympathy have protected the Bedouins of Khan al-Ahmar from expulsion, and "stopped bulldozers, produced by international corporations to demolish homes and schools," a BDS statement said.

"The strategic BDS campaign is critical, as the Supreme Court approved demolition of Khan al-Ahmar to make way for illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land, including corporations that manufacture and sell the bulldozers involved in the this destruction by Israel: JCB (UK), Caterpillar (USA), Volvo (Sweden), Hyundai (South Korea), Hitachi (Japan) and Liogong (China)."

Another organization involved in the planned boycott is "Who Profits", which tracks companies that are "commercially involved in Israeli and international companies in the continued Israeli control over Palestinian and Syrian land." The same organization sent boycott warning letters to bulldozer manufacturers. The organization's website also stated that the bulldozers of these companies are used for constructing Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria as another reason for the boycott.

Lev HaOlam organization founder Attorney Nati Rom, who fights the global boycott and BDS organizations, said: "The BDS organization appears to be boycotting itself, and their steps become more and more ridiculous, as they spread their frustration to giant corporations." Lev HaOlam sends thousands of product packages from Judea and Samaria to Israeli supporters all over the world and is in contact with thousands of foreign citizens.
Minister: If US student held at airport renounces BDS views, we might let her in
Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) on Tuesday said a US student of Palestinian descent, who has been held at Ben Gurion Airport for a week and faces deportation for allegedly supporting an Israel boycott, can leave Israel whenever she wants.

Erdan, whose ministry is responsible for countering the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement against Israel, known as BDS, also said that if Lara Alqasem were to renounce her past activities and publicly declare that boycott efforts are not legitimate, he would reconsider her case.

Alqasem, 22, who has Palestinian grandparents, was prevented from entering the country after arriving at Ben Gurion Airport last Tuesday, despite having received a student visa from the Israeli Consulate in Miami to study in a masters program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has been held in a airport detention facility ever since.

The Population Immigration and Border Authority has said the decision to stop Alqasem at the airport was due to her “boycott activity,” while Strategic Affairs Ministry officials said she was a member of the National Students for Justice in Palestine, a campus group that calls for boycotting Israel over its policies toward the Palestinians.

“They make a show as if Israel is imprisoning a student,” Erdan, who is also public security minister, told Army Radio on Tuesday morning. “She can go home to her country whenever she wants. This student stood at the head of a branch of an extreme organization, and it is not reasonable that she can come here and enjoy Israel’s academic benefits while she is trying to harm Israeli citizens.”
Government said to use Canary Mission blacklist to bar visitors
Reports by a secretive right-wing website that collects and publishes information about anti-Israel activity of university students and others are being used by Israeli authorities to question or ban people attempting to enter the country, according to a report Thursday.

Documents submitted by the Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy Ministry on Thursday show that an American student was barred from entering Israel because of “suspicion of boycott activity” based on four Facebook posts and information on the Canary Mission website, the Haaretz daily reported.

Canary Mission is an anonymous website that aims to name and shame anti-Israel activists on campus.

The site “documents individuals and organizations that promote hatred of the USA, Israel and Jews on North American college campuses,” according to its “About us” page.

Critics have accused it of seeking to intimidate pro-Palestinian college students and stifle their activism with the threat of a blacklist.

In August, the Forward newspaper reported that a number of activists believed their Canary Mission profiles were being used by border authorities when they were questioned while trying to enter Israel.
HRC Counterpoint In Chronicle Herald: Ben-Gurion Bashed Unfairly
Leech attacked Ben-Gurion as a Zionist terrorist and a promoter of the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from Israel territory. He cited Ilan Pappe’s writings to support his own position. It would have been advisable for the Herald to have enlarged on Leech’s background: he’s a left-wing, vehement opponent of Israel and strong advocate of the BDS movement (Boycott, Divest, Sanction of Israeli goods and of Israel) — as is Pappe.

Leech is the editor of the on-line publication Palestine Journal which includes verbal attacks on Israel, and on Canada for supporting the latter. Among his articles, Leech has written, “Why Israel Should Not Exist” (2015), “Fighting Colonialism in Palestine and Canada” (2015) and “Canada’s support for Israel is a ‘hate crime’” (2015).

Palestine Journal, under Leech’s editorship, has links listed to several groups that are defined as terrorist groups by the Canadian government, as well as links to armed groups.

One questions why the Herald did not offer disclosure about Leech, why CBU proudly employs him to teach young college students, or why Leech’s use of settler colonialism (a deeply flawed historiographic and sociological paradigm) goes unanswered by Nova Scotia academics.

One is better served on the topic of Ben-Gurion and Israel by such books as Walter Laqueur’s A History of Zionism. Settler colonialism advocates among Canadian historians need to reappraise their stance, for this interpretative approach too readily lends itself to anti-Israeli treatises.


EU Civil Servant Convicted of Antisemitic Assault by Belgian Court Says He Will Appeal
The European Union civil servant found guilty last week of a vicious antisemitic assault in 2015 has said he will appeal the sentence handed down by a Belgian court.

Stefan Grech, a 49-year-old Maltese citizen, was convicted of incitement to hate or violence toward people of Jewish faith, violation of anti-racism laws, and assault aggravated by racial hatred following a violent altercation in a Brussels cafe in July 2015 — during which he violently attacked an Italian colleague, called her a “dirty Jewess,” and shouted that “the Jews are doing to the Palestinians what Hitler did to the Jews.”

On Oct. 2, Grech was given a three-year suspended sentence and ordered to pay his victim 500 euros in compensation by a court in Brussels. But over the weekend, the Times of Malta reported that Grech would appeal the sentence, accusing the Brussels-based Belgian League Against Antisemitism (LBCA) of launching a “witch-hunt” against him.

Prior to sentencing Grech — who holds a previous conviction for possession of child pornography — the court heard that on July 16, 2015, he had been celebrating his 10th anniversary as an employee of the European Commission with friends at L’Italiano cafe in the Belgian capital. After drinking heavily throughout the evening, Grech, who had been clutching a metal plaque commemorating the fascist leader Benito Mussolini, embarked on a tirade in praise of the late Italian dictator.

Confronted by a 50-year-old Italian woman who also works in a senior position at the European Commission, Grech attacked her when she pointed out to him that Mussolini had murdered thousands of Jews. Witnesses said that when she told Grech that she “could be Jewish,” he then struck her across the head with the metal plaque and attempted to strangle her. Throughout the assault, he yelled antisemitic epithets including, “dirty Jewess,” and, “You should have all been killed.”
Time's up - but no sign that the archive is moving
The deadline for the return of the Iraqi-Jewish archive - September 2018 - has come and gone, but there is still no sign of any movement on this issue.

Eylon Aslan-Levy has filed this report for i24 News: he interviews Harold Rhode, the man who found the archive in the flooded basement of the secret police headquarters in Baghdad in 2003.

The US shipped the random collection of documents, books and Torah scrolls - stolen by Saddam's regime - to the US to be restored, but promised to send it back to Iraq.

Rhode believes that to return the archive would be like returning stolen Jewish property to the Nazis. Iraqi-Jewish groups have been campaigning for the archive - which represents their community's history and heritage - to remain in the US. Four US senators have introduced a bill to this effect.


Inside Iron Dome's secret manufacturing plant
"Globes" visits the complex of bunkers where Rafael produces Israel's short range missile interceptors.

The complex of bunkers in which Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. is producing the Iron Dome missile interceptors looks just like you would imagine: it is well protected and guarded, the safety procedures in it are rigorous, and access to it is strictly limited to people with authorization. Those entering are received at a locked iron gate opened only by arrangement after being properly identified, even if the person involved is the head of the project himself. There are illuminated signs on the high fences enclosing the secret bunkers reading, "Work with explosives is taking place in this compound."

The condition for entering the bunker in which final assembly of the missile takes place is leaving behind any device capable of broadcasting or creating static electricity. Cameras, telephones, and recording devices are out of bounds. A heavy door opens, showing long white corridor leading to workspace whose purpose is unmistakable: Tamir Iron Dome interceptor missiles that Rafael employees have been manufacturing for the past seven years are piled on a cart in the center of the room.

Only a few people working at Rafael and the Ministry of Defense know just how many of these missiles have been produced to date. They are keeping this number secret; they merely give a wink to the curious, as if to say, "Don't worry; we've got enough."

The well-built Tamir is colored in glittering silver and gold, weighing 90 kilograms with a three-meter length. It has earned great praise with 1,800 interceptions of rockets fired against vulnerable human and property targets in populous areas in southern and northern Israel.

"Every missile leaving here gets a pat and a kiss"
Sonia Orbuch, Who Fought the Nazis as a Teenager, Has Died at 93
As a teenager, Sonia Orbuch joined a group of partisans fighting the Nazis in Eastern Europe. She survived the war and settled in America. At 93, Orbuch died last Sunday at her home in Corte Madera, California.

In 1941 Orbuch was 16 years old and still known by her given name as Sarah Shainwald, when the Nazis occupied her hometown in eastern Poland and began killing Jews in Luboml’s ghetto. Shainwald and her family fled for the forests and after surviving the frozen winter, joined a band of Soviet partisans to fight back against the Nazis. Her fellow resistance fighters changed her name to Sonia because it sounded less Jewish.

The profile of Orbuch on The Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation (JPEF—a group Orbuch helped to found) website describes her actions as a Partisan and her family’s eventual decision to break with the resistance.

Sonia began her new life in the forest encampment that served as a base for missions of sabotage and resistance. Early on, Sonia was assigned to guard duty and providing first-aid on missions to mine enemy train tracks. With little training, Sonia learned the skills of a field-hospital aide, treating the wounds of injured partisans, using whatever makeshift supplies were available. To avoid possible torture and interrogation in the event of capture, Sonia carried two hand grenades: “One for the enemy, and one for myself.”

… In 1944, Sonia and her parents faced the decision of either leaving the partisans or joining the Red Army. They decided to leave the partisans and took refuge in an abandoned house infected with typhus, a condition they were unaware of at the time. The typhus soon claimed Sonia’s mother, leaving only Sonia and her father.


Towards the end of the war, as German forces retreated, Orbuch and her family returned to Luboml and found that of the 8,000 Jews who had lived there before the war, 50 remained.
Childhood friends separated by Holocaust reunite 75 years later
"Estike," Chaya Levy called out as her childhood friend Esther Sheinberg walked in through the door to her apartment and the two met in person for the first time in 75 years.

After greeting one another with warm embraces and kisses, the two sat down to reminisce about what it was like growing up in the Transylvanian village of Beclean, in what is now Romania.

Up until Sunday, neither of the childhood friends could ever have imagined the other had survived the Holocaust.

Both Levy, 91, and Sheinberg, 88, were deported to the Auschwitz death camp in Poland. At the end of the war, they both made the decision to move to Israel, where they unknowingly lived adjacent to one another in the central Israeli city of Bnei Brak for a short time.

The reunion between the two friends came about by accident when their daughters were introduced through a mutual friend and ended up spending the Sukkot holiday together in Safed. While there, they were surprised to discover that both their mothers had grown up in the same village in what was then Hungary. When the daughters later told their mothers about the other girl who had grown up in Beclean, Levy and Sheinberg immediately recognized the other's name and remembered their childhood friend.
France Awards Top Honours to Nazi Hunters Serge and Beate Klarsfeld
France’s most famous Nazi hunters, Serge Klarsfeld and his German wife Beate, received top honours in a ceremony led by French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday.

Serge Klarsfeld, 83, received the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour, France’s highest award, while the 79-year-old Beate Klarsfeld received the National Order of Merit, having already been decorated with the Legion of Honour in 2014, with the rank of Grand Officer.

The Chief Rabbi of France Haim Korsia was among those who attended the ceremony at the Elysee Palace limited to family and close friends and associates.

Born September 17, 1935, in the Romanian capital Bucharest, Serge Klarsfeld escaped the Holocaust after his family moved to France but saw his father taken away to die in the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp.

He was naturalised in 1950, and 10 years later, while studying at the prestigious Science-Po university in Paris, Klarsfled met Beate Kuenzel, the daughter of a former German soldier, on a metro platform.

The two, who married three years later, decided to bring fugitive Nazis to justice, a mission they pursued for more than half a century.
During visit to Israel, actor Gerard Butler says 'may decide to stay'
Gerard Butler's irresistible smile and hypnotizing blue eyes can almost convince anyone that he really is capable of saving the world, the way the Scottish actor often does in the movies ("Olympus Has Fallen"; "London Has Fallen") and that's precisely what he does in his latest film, "Hunter Killer," which will hit theaters on October 25.

On the occasion of the Israeli premiere of the film, Butler, 48, has arrived in Israel to attend the glamorous event. This is quite unusual, as Hollywood actors seldom attend premieres in Israel, but the film's Israeli producer, Avi Lerner, may have had a hand in convincing the Hollywood star to come this time.

"It is very challenging to bring an artist of this caliber to Israel," Lerner said. "He only came because I'm Israeli. I asked him to come. This is our sixth movie together, and I'm very pleased that he came."

In the film, which Butler also co-produced, Joe Glass, played by Butler, is the captain of an American submarine on a rescue mission. On the way to rescue a submarine in distress, Glass and his crew come across a Russian coup and must rescue the kidnapped Russian president from rebels who are threatening the world order. The film takes place almost entirely in the submarine.

When asked about the political undertones of the film, which are particularly relevant in the current climate, he says, "I am interested in politics, but I didn't come to Israel to talk about politics."
Jewish Actor William Shatner Talks About Facing a ‘Great Deal’ of Antisemitism as a Child
Jewish Canadian actor William Shatner opened up in a recent interview about being the target of antisemites during his childhood.

The 87-year-old, who is best known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, told The Sydney Morning Herald that he experienced “a great deal” of antisemitism growing up in Montreal, a city that was mostly Catholic. Shatner said the discrimination that he faced for being Jewish was “very difficult” for him to deal with.

“I’m shaped by a lot of battles from six years old up until now,” he explained before revealing the kind of antisemitism he regularly faced. “Fights, every day, with one or more kids my size or bigger. Somebody recently showed me a high school graduation book. There I was — a nice-looking boy — and my nickname was ‘Toughie’ because I was always fighting and being attacked. Kids would all crowd around, yelling, ‘Fight! Fight! Fight!’”

During his time at McGill University in Montreal the antisemitism continued, he told The Sydney Morning Herald. He said, “The university I went to had a quota. How I made it through the quota, I don’t know. There was a limit to the number of Jewish kids who could go to that university, no matter how qualified they were.”


Archaeologists unearth 2000-year-old Hebrew 'Jerusalem' inscription
The earliest written inscription of the word Jerusalem written in Hebrew on a 2,000 year old column drum was unveiled on Tuesday at a press conference at The Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

The limestone column drum that dates back to the Second Temple period, was discovered 10 months ago on an excavation site near the International Convention Center in Jerusalem.

The words: “Hanania son of Dudolos from Jerusalem” was etched on the column which was part of a building that stood in a Jewish potters village near the entrance of the Jerusalem some 2,000 years ago.

Prior to this discovery, the city's name was written as Yerushalem or Shalem in Hebrew, this inscription was the first time the city was written as Yerushalayim in Hebrew characters.

The word Jerusalem was found on silver coins dating before the time of this column, but they were written in Aramaic.



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(File) Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, speaks during a press conference after she presented her report to the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 12 March 2018. Photo: EPA

Myanmar is "unable and unwilling" to investigate its abuses against Rohingya Muslims, a UN rights envoy has said, bolstering calls for the country's generals to be hauled before an international court.

A UN fact-finding mission has called for Myanmar's top brass to be investigated for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes over a brutal crackdown against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state that forced more than 720,000 of the beleaguered minority to flee the country to Bangladesh.

Myanmar has dismissed the allegations, slamming the UN body as biased, and the government has set up its own committee to investigate the crimes.

But UN special rapporteur to Myanmar Yanghee Lee -- who has been barred from entering the country since December -- said the government has shown little capacity for an unbiased probe into the violence, saying it has taken "limited and insufficient steps".

"[Myanmar] is unable and unwilling to discharge its obligation to conduct credible, prompt, thorough, independent and impartial investigations and prosecutions," Lee said in a report she published via her Twitter account on Monday.

Given Myanmar's refusal to hold itself accountable, she added, it was up to international courts to seek justice.

"The onus is on the international community to take action," she warned. "Any delay in instituting justice will only result in more violations."

In her conclusions, she recommended the UN should "refer the situation in Myanmar to the International Criminal Court immediately".

The northern part of Rakhine has been on lockdown since the violence broke out last August, with journalists and observers only allowed to visit on short, chaperoned trips.

UN investigators -- who authored the explosive fact-finding report -- were not allowed into the country while Lee has been barred from entering Myanmar since December for her sharp criticisms of the government's treatment of the Rohingya.

Lee said she had asked India for permission to meet Rohingya refugees there but received no response from Delhi.

Myanmar's de facto leader Suu Kyi -- once lionised by the international community as a democracy icon -- has seen a sharp fall from grace following her refusal to speak out against the military.

The UN fact-finding mission has pointed out that her government's attempts to whitewash facts had worsened the situation for the embattled Rohingya.

Lee also raised alarm over declining press freedom in Myanmar after Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were jailed for seven years each after reporting on the military's role in the massacre of 10 Rohingya men in Inn Din village in northern Rakhine.

Describing their prosecution as "spurious", she called for the pair to be released immediately.

The military has denied almost all accusations of genocide levelled against it, insisting that "clearance operations" were necessary to fight Rohingya terrorists.

The International Criminal Court has ruled that an investigation will go ahead as Bangladesh -- which has received the Rohingya refugees fleeing across the border -- is a signatory of the Rome statute that created the court.

Myanmar has not signed the statute, and a minister told the UN General Assembly that his government rejected the "dubious intervention".

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Trump is undertaking a whirlwind tour across the country to highlight his administration's achievements, which includes hosting the first-ever meeting with Kim in Singapore in June and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visits to North Korea for denuclearisation talks. He remarked, "I just can't leave now," The Hill reported.

During the previous meeting in Singapore, Kim and Trump agreed to work towards achieving denuclearisation in the Korean Peninsula, where the former expressed his commitment to abandon the country's nuclear weapons programme in exchange for "security guarantees".

On October 7, Pompeo had visited Pyongyang and held talks with the North Korean leader on laying the groundwork for the second summit between the latter and Trump and resuming the stalled denuclearisation talks between the two countries. The meeting was described as "good and productive". The two leaders agreed to hold the second meeting "at the earliest possible date".

While Pyongyang, on the one hand, repeatedly asserted that it has taken various steps to dismantle its nuclear weapons programme in exchange for a possible sanctions relief, the US,on the other hand, has reiterated that it will not lift the sanctions unless North Korea achieves "complete and fully verifiable denuclearisation".

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[USA], Oct 10 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, has refuted speculations that she will replace Nikki Haley as the new US ambassador to the United Nations.

Taking to her Twitter handle, Ivanka said that the "president will nominate a formidable replacement for Ambassador Haley."

"It is an honor to serve in the White House alongside so many great colleagues and I know that the President will nominate a formidable replacement for Ambassador Haley. That replacement will not be me," Ivanka wrote on the micro-blogging site.

Ivanka's comments came after her father said that she would be "dynamite" for the role.

"I think Ivanka would be incredible. You'd be accused of nepotism, even though I'm not sure there's anybody more competent in the world," Trump was quoted by The Hill as saying.

The US President had added that former deputy national security adviser Dina Powell is being considered for the job. He had said that that the government is looking at "numerous people" to succeed Haley, who is set to resign by the end of the year.

Earlier on Tuesday, Trump had accepted Haley's resignation and said that he was informed about the same six months back and that she wanted to a "take a break" from the public service, as per The Hill.

The US President had further said that Haley's replacement would be announced in the next two to three weeks.

The 46-year-old former South Carolina governor was appointed as UN ambassador after Trump took office in January last year. (ANI)


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フランスが1990年代まで南太平洋で繰り返し行った核実験は人道に対する罪に当たるとして、フランス領ポリネシアの野党指導者らが国際刑事裁判所(ICC)に提訴したことが分かった。オスカル・テマル(Oscar Temaru)元行政長官が9日、明らかにした。提訴は今月2日付。https://t.co/ASxunnWga3

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A complaint has been filed at the Hague-based International Criminal Court against France for alleged crimes against humanity over nuclear tests conducted in the South Pacific, a French Polynesian opposition leader said on Tuesday.
"It's with a great sense of duty and determination that we filed a complaint at the International Criminal Court on October 2 for crimes against humanity," Oscar Temaru, who is also the French archipelago's former president, said at the United Nations.

"This case aims to hold all the living French presidents accountable for the nuclear tests against our country."

Speaking during a meeting about French Polynesia as part of a UN committee focused on decolonization, he said: "We owe it to all the people who died from the consequences of nuclear colonialism."

The overseas French territory, with about 290,000 people, is best known nowadays for its tourist island of Tahiti.

But its Mururoa and Fangataufa atolls saw 193 nuclear tests over three decades until then-president Jacques Chirac ended the program in the 1990s.

The French Polynesia tests were among a total of 210 carried out -- also in Africa's Sahara desert -- with about 150,000 civilian and military personnel between 1960 and 1996.

Thousands of them later developed serious health problems.

Only around 20 of approximately 1,000 people who filed complaints against France have received compensation.

"We see French nuclear tests as no less than the direct result of colonization," Temaru said, adding the testing was imposed upon the islanders "with the direct threat of imposing military rule if we refused."

Temaru, who favors independence, said France has "ignored and shown contempt" for repeated offers since 2013 to come to the table under UN supervision.

France long denied its responsibility for the health and environmental impacts of its testing, out of fear the admission would weaken its nuclear program during the Cold War.

Only in 2010 did France pass a law authorizing compensation for military veterans and civilians whose cancer could be attributed to the test program.

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