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North Korea crimes to be documented for prosecution someday: U.N.

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By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations' top human rights body agreed on Friday to widen its investigation into widespread violations in North Korea with a view to documenting alleged crimes against humanity for future prosecution. North Korea said it "categorically and totally" rejected the resolution adopted by the U.N. Human Rights Council. The text was "a product of the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) from A to Z," its envoy said after boycotting the debate.

UK puts UN Human Rights Council 'on notice' over 'anti-Israel bias'

Added: 25.03.2017 0:59 | 1 views | 0 comments

The UK has put the United Nations Human Rights Council "on notice" over what it called its "disproportionate focus on Israel". On the final day of the council's 34th...

Can the Arts Thrive Without Washington? A Kansas Town Says Yes

Added: 24.03.2017 21:46 | 0 views | 0 comments

The Hays Arts Council and other small-town groups have proved nimble in maintaining programs despite inconsistent funding since 2011.

UN: Israel Took No Steps To Cease Settlement Activity After Security Council Resolution

Added: 24.03.2017 20:45 | 1 views | 0 comments

United Nations envoy Nickolay Mladenov said that the large number of settlement announcements and legislation put forth by Israel shows "a clear intent to continue expanding the settlement enterprise in the occupied Palestinian territory," according to The Associated Press. Mladenov was delivering the initial report to the council on the implementation of the resolution from December condemning the Israeli settlements as "flagrant violation" of international law. While the resolution didn't impose any sanctions on Israel, the council isn't called upon to take action but it does shine a light on the massive disapproval of the settlements. Mladenov described how in January two major...

Regional powers to meet over Venezuela crisis: Mexico

Added: 24.03.2017 17:41 | 0 views | 0 comments

North and South American countries will likely hold a special meeting next week on Venezuela's economic and political crisis, a top Mexican official said on Friday. "The next move will very likely be an extraordinary session of the OAS's permanent council next week," Mexico's ambassador to the OAS, Luis Alfonso de Alba, said on Radio Formula.

Myanmar: UN to probe 'killings and rapes' of Rohingya

Added: 24.03.2017 13:14 | 0 views | 0 comments

The UN's human rights council is to investigate accounts of abuses by Myanmar's security forces.


Council elections attracted most voter fraud reports

Added: 24.03.2017 8:11 | 0 views | 0 comments

An increase in people voting under someone else's name contributes to a rise in voter fraud reports to police.


UN urges Sri Lanka to investigate civil war atrocities

Added: 23.03.2017 17:41 | 0 views | 0 comments

Speaking to the UN Human Rights Council, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, reported on the situation in Sri Lanka still dealing with the aftermath of a 26-year civil war that ended in 2009.

Map shows US mosques targeted this year

Added: 20.03.2017 22:12 | 0 views | 0 comments

A mosque in Ypsilanti, Michigan, is burned to the ground. Another in Roseville, California, is spray-painted with anti-Muslim epithets. Yet another -- in Tucson, Arizona -- is broken into and its copies of the Quran ripped up. We mapped 33 incidents from January 1 to March 20, 2017, where mosques were targeted. The incidents, tallied by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, span 19 states from Florida to Hawaii. (By comparison: During the same time period in 2016, CAIR counted just 17 incidents.)

Theresa May Sets March 29 For Article 50 Brexit To Begin

Added: 20.03.2017 13:01 | 3 views | 0 comments

British leaders have set next Wednesday, March 29, as the day to officially notify the European Union Britain is leaving the group, BBC News reported Monday. Prime Minister Theresa May said she would write a letter to the European Council disclosing the triggering of Article 50 – stating Britain intends to leave the EU – and declaring UK terms of exit and future relations to begin as quickly as possible, the report said. The move comes nine months after a referendum in which the UK voted to leave by a margin of 51.9% to 48.1%. BBC News reported an EU spokesman was “ready and waiting” for the letter. Until definitive Article 50 plans are launched, talks on the terms of exit and future...

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