Autocracies Mull US Exit From UN Human Rights Council
June 22, 2018 | 04:33 AM EDT
June 22, 2018 | 04:28 AM EDT
National Security Council spokesman Garrett Marquis said on Twitter Bolton will travel to Moscow, as well as to London and Paris, from June 25-27.
June 21, 2018 | 04:32 AM EDT
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday waded into the controversy surrounding separations of illegal immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, deploring images of crying children and saying the policy shows how “evil” the Americans are.
June 21, 2018 | 04:16 AM EDT
The U.S.-led military coalition said that no U.S. or coalition airstrikes had been carried out in the area of Albu Kamal at the time in question. The area is under the control of the Assad regime.
June 21, 2018 | 00:34 AM EDT
As migration concerns heat up across Europe this summer, French senators are considering legislation designed to strengthen the fight against illegal immigration while reducing delays in asylum procedures and securing the right for legal aliens to stay in France.
June 21, 2018 | 00:28 AM EDT
Facing calls for a tougher migration policy from a traditional ally at home, and amid growing anti-migrant sentiment elsewhere in Europe, the German chancellor is hoping next week’s European summit will see leaders agree on reforms aimed at reducing migrant flows.
June 21, 2018 | 00:13 AM EDT
Cases of local authorities refusing to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention requests more than doubled in the first eight months of the Trump administration compared to the same period a year earlier, according to ICE records.
Haley: We Tried For More Than a Year to Reform UN Human Rights Council, With Virtually No Open Support
June 20, 2018 | 04:50 AM EDT
The U.S. on Tuesday became the first country to withdraw voluntarily from the Geneva-based HRC, pulling out almost 18 months before the end of its current term.
June 20, 2018 | 04:18 AM EDT
“We will now no longer fund our share of the cost of the Human Rights Council or the U.N. high commissioner for human rights,” Bolton said on Mark Levin’s nationally syndicated radio talk show.
June 19, 2018 | 19:23 PM EDT
The United States is not willing to lend credibility to the U.N.’s “misnamed” Human Rights Council by remaining a member any longer, Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said Tuesday, joining Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in announcing that the U.S. is withdrawing from the Geneva-based body.
June 19, 2018 | 04:53 AM EDT
The National Defense Authorization Act passed by the U.S. Senate on Monday night includes a provision preventing the transfer of the world’s most advanced fighter aircraft to Turkey, a NATO ally whose Islamist government’s policies have set off alarm bells in Washington.
June 18, 2018 | 21:44 PM EDT
U.N. human rights commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein addresses the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva. (UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré, File)
June 18, 2018 | 04:25 AM EDT
A year after Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley gave the U.N. Human Rights Council notice that the U.S. may withdraw, the Geneva-based body opens a new, three-week-long session on Monday, with neither of the administration’s two primary declared concerns addressed.
June 18, 2018 | 04:09 AM EDT
As Britain’s major political parties embrace minimum wage increases, a new study has found that raising the wage levels of unskilled employees may speed up the process of workers being replaced by machines.
June 17, 2018 | 22:22 PM EDT
The Taliban on Sunday ruled out appeals by Afghanistan’s government – echoed by the United States – to extend an unprecedented three-day end-of-Ramadan ceasefire, saying in a statement that the truce “has to end tonight.”
June 15, 2018 | 04:37 AM EDT
United Nations member states voting by secret ballot Thursday to fill nine vacancies on a key human rights treaty body sidelined a U.S. candidate who, as a war crimes prosecutor, successfully secured the first genocide conviction in history.
June 15, 2018 | 04:16 AM EDT
After the Trump-Kim summit, China and Russia both suggested that sanctions relief should be considered for North Korea, but on a visit to Beijing Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said China agrees with the U.S. that sanctions should remain in place until North Korea completely denuclearizes.
June 14, 2018 | 22:43 PM EDT
Growing poverty affecting the lives of millions of Mexican citizens is unlikely to be solved by proposals offered by candidates running for president in the July 1 election, experts contend.
June 14, 2018 | 12:07 PM EDT
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel this week. (Screen Capture)
June 14, 2018 | 04:17 AM EDT
Speaking in Seoul alongside his South Korean and Japanese counterparts, Pompeo said Trump had made that clear directly to Kim Jong Un during their talks in Singapore on Tuesday.