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PODCAST: UN warns of climate change effects

Mar 31, 2014
The Senate Finance Committee thinks about bringing back expired tax breaks. And a look at the safety and costs of in vitro births.
Posted In: climate change, United Nations, in vitro, Taxes
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A new pitch for humanitarian aid to Syria

Dec 16, 2013
The United Nations is launching its largest appeal ever for humanitarian aid to Syrians.
Posted In: syria, humanitarian aid, United Nations
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UN has made progress, but more work needs to be done to meet 2015 goals

Sep 24, 2013
What more needs to be done to tackle the UN's Millennium Development Goals?
Posted In: United Nations, General Assembly, goals, Millennium Development Goals
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North Korea threatens U.S. nuclear strike ahead of U.N. sanctions vote

Mar 7, 2013
North Korea's government has said it reserves the right to carry out a preemptive nuclear attack against the United States ahead of a U.N. vote on tighter sanctions against the communist regime.
Posted In: North Korea, nuclear, United Nations
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The cost of corruption spirals in Afghanistan: Report

Feb 7, 2013
Half of all Afghans have bribed public officials in the last year and the amounts are growing, according to a report from the UN.
Posted In: afghanistan, corruption, United Nations
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Alarms raised over treatment of maids, domestic workers

Jan 9, 2013
The International Labor Organization, a United Nations agency, raised concerns about the legal protections that domestic workers get.
Posted In: labor, United Nations
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North Korea rocket launch angers international community

Dec 12, 2012
North Korea defies international sanctions to launch a rocket. Japan has called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, which could take place later today.
Posted In: North Korea, sanctions, United Nations
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At U.N. climate meeting, a focus on fossil fuels

Dec 3, 2012
New sources of fossil fuels are stirring up the United Nations climate talks in Doha.
Posted In: United Nations, climate, doha
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Online world anxious over new U.N. regulations

Dec 3, 2012
Heavy hitters in the online world worry that U.N. regulation could stifle the Internet's future.
Posted In: United Nations, Internet, spam
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Texting turns 20, U.N. group begins talks over Internet control

Dec 3, 2012
Celebrating the text message as the technology turns twenty, and waiting on results from a UN summit on controlling the Internet.
Posted In: text messages, Internet, United Nations

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