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United Nations

  1. foreign policy
    UN Ambassador Bolton Warns Iran There ‘Will Be Hell To Pay’In a bellicose speech in New York on the same day as Trump’s unilateralist address to the UN, Bolton expressed his hatred of diplomacy.
  2. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Trump Just Can’t Stop Himself From Sliming Kavanaugh’s AccusersAt the U.N., the president attacks both Christine Ford and Deborah Ramirez, either going off message or revealing a scorched-earth strategy.
  3. foreign policy
    The President Treats the U.N. to a Good Old-Fashioned Trump RallyThe president’s nationalist speech was a list of things that the United States does and doesn’t see as threatening.
  4. foreign policy
    Donald Trump Is Going to Try a Tricky Balancing Act at the United NationsTrump wants to mount a defense of American sovereignty to please his base while selling allies on shared sacrifice.
  5. bans
    The Plan to Eliminate Trans Fats Once and for AllThe World Health Organization has unveiled a new idea to help the world cook healthier food.
  6. U.N. Condemns Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Despite Threats From U.S.The Trump administration has threatened to retaliate against nations that voted for the resolution.
  7. Nikki Haley Says Iran Is Violating U.N. Rules and These Missile Parts Prove ItThe U.S. ambassador to the United Nations held a press conference with “indisputable” proof of Iran’s violations.
  8. politics
    For Nikki Haley, Dealing With Foreign Tyrants Is the Easy Part of the JobHow the U.N. ambassador handles her boss with great diplomacy.
  9. Convicted War Criminal Dies After Drinking Poison in U.N. Courtroom at the Hague“What I drank was poison,” he said after his 20-year prison sentence was upheld.
  10. President Trump Said Only One Weird Thing During His Speech to the U.N.It could have been much worse.
  11. foreign policy
    U.N. Security Council Approves New Sanctions on North KoreaThe U.S.-drafted resolution, which received unanimous support, is the first international measure taken against Pyongyang since Trump took office.
  12. U.N. Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Approved by Nations That Don’t Have NukesThe nine nations that possess nuclear weapons did not participate in the treaty negotiations.
  13. ‘We’re Only Getting Started’: Nikki Haley Celebrates Cuts to U.N. PeacekeepingThe U.N. will spend $600 million fewer dollars on peacekeeping in the next year and Haley is thrilled.
  14. politics
    Trump Administration Refuses to Back U.N.’s Call for Safe AbortionA U.S. representative said he couldn’t back the resolution — which condemned violence against women — because it supported safe abortion.
  15. State Department Moves to Rein In High-Flying Nikki HaleyForeign-policy novice Nikki Haley has been a freelancing star at the UN, and the State Department seems to be quietly trying to reassert control.
  16. women's rights
    Saudi Arabia’s Appointment to UN Women’s-Rights Commission Sparks OutrageThis is a country that still uses a male-guardianship system.
  17. Is Nikki Haley Improvising Her Way to Great Power?The U.N. ambassador appears to be making up a chaotic administration’s foreign policy. That’s dangerous — but it’s working for her so far.
  18. Trump Says Assad Chemical Attack Crosses ‘Many, Many Lines, Beyond Red Lines’The president didn’t offer specifics, but U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley railed against Russia, signaling the possibility of U.S. action.
  19. Spicer Blames Obama’s ‘Weakness’ for Assad’s Apparent Chemical AttackThe attack came days after the Trump administration indicated that it is comfortable with the Syrian dictator remaining in power.
  20. Feds Block Release of Russian U.N. Ambassador’s Cause of Death“Ambassador Churkin’s diplomatic immunity survives his death.”
  21. notebook
    ‘When the Ban Was Announced, My Husband Stopped Breathing’For a refugee living in Bayonne, New Jersey, Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration have left the fate of her children in the balance.
  22. U.S. Hits Iran with New Sanctions After Missile TestThe Trump administration’s first sanctions come after a week of putting Iran “on notice,” and the day after taking a hard-line stance with Russia.
  23. Trump Prepares to Radically Reduce American Funding of the United NationsTrump’s executive order would cut U.S. funding of international organizations by 40 percent, devastating U.N. peacekeeping and refugee aid efforts.
  24. The GOP’s Bibi-Centric Foreign PolicyAs Republicans overreact to the U.N. resolution condemning Israeli settlements, their unconditional support for Netanyahu is a rare point of unity.
  25. Netanyahu Attacks Obama Over U.N. ResolutionHe’s looking forward to working with Trump.
  26. U.S. Does Not Veto U.N. Resolution Declaring Israeli Settlements IllegalNetanyahu and Trump could be setting the stage for abandonment of the two-state solution.
  27. aleppo
    U.N. Monitors Head to Syria As Mass Evacuations ContinueViolence sidelined the deal earlier, but it appears to be back in effect.
  28. gender equality
    Wonder Woman Is Out of a Job at the United Nations After Much CriticismIt turns out Wonder Woman maybe wasn’t the best rep for the U.N. gender-equality campaign.
  29. Nikki Haley Gets a Foreign-Policy Credential for Her Future Presidential RunTrump gets diversity points and a telegenic international face for his administration. She gets what she needs for a credible White House candidacy.
  30. international politics
    UN Staffers Protest Wonder Woman As Ambassador More than 600 staffers have signed a petition, and others engaged in a silent protest.
  31. regrets
    U.N. Staff Say Naming Wonder Woman Ambassador for Women’s Empowerment Is Dumb“The bottom line appears to be that the United Nations was unable to find a real life woman that would be able to champion the rights of ALL women.”
  32. climate change
    Global Deal Reached to Offset Aviation EmissionsThe deal will require airlines to fund carbon-offsetting activities, but environmentalists say it won’t make much difference.
  33. health concerns
    U.N. Calls Antibiotics in Food a Health Crisis on Par With AIDSIt says drug-resistant bacteria is a “fundamental threat” to the world’s health safety.
  34. united nations
    Ban Ki-moon Wants His Successor to Be a WomanThe secretary-general of the United Nations said “it’s high time” a woman led the organization.
  35. Anne Hathaway Is Now a U.N. Goodwill AmbassadorShe joins the U.N. Women team that includes Emma Watson and Nicole Kidman.
  36. bizarre things
    United Nations Intruder Evades Police by Jumping Into East RiverThe emotionally disturbed man broke away from security officers, survived a three-story fall, then jumped into the river and disappeared.
  37. The U.N. Is Upset With Khloe Kardashian and Paris Hilton The intergovernmental organization does not appreciate celebrities taking pics with orangutans.
  38. Yikes
    U.N. Warns the Declining Bee Population Is Going to Devastate Our Food SupplyThe organization’s alarming report says a rising number of “pollinators” face extinction.
  39. Former U.N. Chief Boutros Boutros-Ghali Dead at 93He was the first United Nations secretary-general from Africa. 
  40. united nations
    Abbas Issues Warning to Israel in U.N. SpeechWe cannot continue to be bound by these signed agreements with Israel and Israel must assume fully all its responsibility as an occupying power.”
  41. Here Is a Photo of Obama and Putin Taking Part in a Very Fierce Rosé ToastDiplomacy.
  42. online harassment
    The U.N.’s Cyberharassment Report Is Really BadHumans generally have a bad track record of sweeping a bunch of different behaviors into the same category.
  43. Food Waste
    The United Nations Wants to Cut Food Waste in Half by 2030It’s a very ambitious goal.
  44. rape
    U.N. Official Ousted Amid Allegations of Sex Abuse by PeacekeepersU.N. personnel have been accused in 11 cases of sexual assault and exploitation in the Central African Republic. 
  45. united nations
    U.N. Accuses Israel and Palestinian Militants of Possible War Crimes in GazaThe extent of the devastation and human suffering in Gaza was unprecedented and will impact generations to come.”
  46. climate change
    Climate-Change-Deal Negotiators Are Terrified of CongressWe know the politics in the U.S.”
  47. equal time
    UN Women Focuses Its Attention on Gender Equality in the MediaWith help from Arianna Huffington, Tina Brown, and the Cut’s own Ann Friedman.
  48. economics
    A Modest Proposal: How to Close the Gender Wage GapThe U.N. Women report has some recommendations for achieving economic gender parity. We’ve come up with a few more.
  49. Obama Set to Announce His Peer-Pressure Plan for Climate ChangeThe White House will likely seek to reduce greenhouse gases by nearly a third in the U.S. over the next ten years. 
  50. Liberia Confirms New Case of Ebola After Two Disease-Free WeeksWe will have unfortunately some periods in which our hopes are dashed at this stage in the outbreak.”
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