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Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya (C) votes yes for a Russian proposed draft resolution that would 'condemn the aggression against Syria by the U.S. and its allies' during a United Nations Security Council emergency meeting concerning the situation in Syria, at United Nations headquarters, April 14, 2018 in New York City.

Russia wants to swoop in on the empty spot left by the US on the UN Human Rights Council

Russia put forward its candidacy for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council following the US' dramatic withdrawal on Tuesday. Russia said the US had attempted to use the council as a "tool to promote only their interests" and punish unfavorable countries.
World leaders are condemning President Donald Trump for his "zero tolerance" immigration policy that's seen thousands of migrant families separated at the US-Mexico border.

World leaders slam Trump for separating families at the US-Mexico border

Leaders across the globe are slamming the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that's seen thousands of migrant families separated at the US-Mexico border.

US ditches the UN’s Human Rights Council and calls it ‘hypocritical and self-serving’ on its way out the door

The US officially withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, citing the organization's political bias against its ally Israel. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley added that Israel is "singled out in a way that no other country is singled out."
US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley listens during a Security Council meeting concerning the situation in the Middle East involving Israel and Palestine, at United Nations headquarters, December 18, 2017 in New York City.

120 countries voted to condemn Israel for using ‘excessive’ force in Gaza clashes that killed over 100 people

The United Nations voted in favor of a resolution condemning Israel for using "excessive" force in response to recent intensified clashes along the Gaza border. Prior to the vote, a US proposal to denounce Hamas for its role in provoking violence between Israelis and Palestinians was shot down.

IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster relief

The winners of the contest, which is part of the Call For Code initiative, and will also get support from IBM to make the prototype a reality and introduction to venture capitalists.
United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York City.

A Chinese-Australian billionaire funded UN bribes investigated by the FBI, an Australian politician alleges

An Australian billionaire and political donor funded a $200,000 bribe to a former president of the UN General Assembly, an Australian MP has alleged. Billionaire Chau Chak Wing is an influential donor who has attracted attention in the past.
A child cries as they have their face wiped following alleged chemical weapons attack, in what is said to be Douma, Syria in this still image from video obtained by Reuters on April 8, 2018.

Trump needs to start getting serious about Syria

Opinion: President Trump can and should meaningfully intervene in Syria. It will be good for America and for the world.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley holds photographs of victims during a meeting at the United Nations Security Council on Syria at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Nikki Haley says Russia’s hands are ‘covered in the blood of Syrian children’ after alleged chemical attack

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley came out swinging against the Russian delegation at an emergency UNSC meeting on Monday.

Israel is suspending a deal to resettle 16,000 African migrants to Western countries — hours after signing it

Israel announced earlier in the day it had reached an agreement with the UN to move over 16,000 migrants to countries like Germany, Italy and Canada.