Evelyn Leopold

Is Netanyahu serious about annexing Jordan Valley?

On July 1, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised he would annex part of the Jordan Valley. He did not, but he may still do so before U.S. elections in November and while President Donald Trump is still in office. It could be his legacy.

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UN chief warns of pending global recession

The United Nations has shut down most of its meetings and all of its conferences, but the world body in New York stays open. There are peacekeeping missions to follow, conflicts around the world and the plight of the millions of refugees from wars that don’t heal.

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Trump's dreary UN speech seemed to bore even him

Each year UN delegates at the annual General Assembly high-level session eagerly await what an American president, head of the richest country in the world, has to say at the world’s largest forum of global leaders.

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Serious people planned to fight the climate crisis at the UN — while Trump hung out in the basement

Oceans are rising, glaciers are melting, hurricanes are ruinous and deserts are expanding as climate change wreaks havoc around the world. The United Nations devoted a weekend to climate vacillations that excluded global warming deniers like President Donald Trump.

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Trump's disdain for global institutions has done incalculable damage to humanity

The parade of diplomatic visitors to the United Nations starts in mid-September with the U.S. president in a starring role on the first day of the annual event. Having financially slashed key UN programs, are there any activities left he can damage? Or will his speech focus on “enemies” like Iran?

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Trump has a plan for Middle East peace — what could possibly go wrong?

The Trump administration plans a “workshop” in Bahrain June 25–26 on raising money for investments and other economic benefits for the Palestinians. But the Palestinians are boycotting the event.

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Yemen: Will a deal between combatants stop the misery?

On the verge of famine, the main warriors in Yemen agreed on steps to ameliorate their disastrous war, but few claim that aerial bombings by Saudi Arabia and ground attacks by the rival Houthis will eventually stop the slaughter.

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Trump's Anti-Women Directives Are Even More Extreme Than Reagan's - And the Puritans

Unable (yet) to get a ban on abortions or family planning in the United States, the Trump administration has reached back to 17th-century Puritan culture and banned American aid to any international organization that provides abortions or even just talks about the procedure.

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Does Trump Want to Sabotage the United Nations?

President Donald Trump has frequently scorned the United Nations, leaving his pragmatic UN Ambassador Nikki Haley to smooth over the rough spots as he rejected policies identified with his cerebral predecessor, Barack Obama.

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Nikki Haley Has Built Up a Reputation for Herself at the UN - But Probably Not the One She Wanted

As the world shuddered at the separation of families on the southern U.S. border, Nikki Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, withdrew from the UN Human Rights Council. The timing could not have been worse.

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