Putin to lead Russian delegation at 70th session of UN General Assembly

August 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Putin to lead Russian delegation at 70th session of UN General Assembly 

MOSCOW, Aug. 28 — Russian President Vladimir Putin will lead the Russian delegation at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly that will be held in New York City in September.

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UN chief urges united efforts against extremism

April 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN chief urges united efforts against extremism 

UNITED NATIONS, April 23 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said the world must be united against extremism to get at the roots of what fuels it.

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Peace-building in post-conflict countries should be led by countries concerned: Chinese envoy

April 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Peace-building in post-conflict countries should be led by countries concerned: Chinese envoy 

UNITED NATIONS, April 17 — The key to achieve lasting peace, stability and development in the post-conflict countries lies in the efforts of those countries themselves, said a Chinese envoy here Thursday.

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Top UN official calls for more respect, mutual understanding between cultures, religions

February 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on Top UN official calls for more respect, mutual understanding between cultures, religions 

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 7 — A top UN official on Friday called for more efforts to foster respect and mutual understanding between cultures, religions and ethnic groups in a bid to promote sustainable peace and development in the world at large.

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50 lashes a week for Saudi blogger 'outrageous': UN General Assembly chief by William M. Reilly

January 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on 50 lashes a week for Saudi blogger 'outrageous': UN General Assembly chief by William M. Reilly 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 16 — UN General Assembly President Sam Kutesa on Thursday described as "outrageous" the sentence of 1,000 lashes for a blogger in Saudi Arabia for defaming Islam.

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International Equestrian Federation elects De Vos as new President

December 16, 2014 by · Comments Off on International Equestrian Federation elects De Vos as new President 

BAKU, Dec. 15 — Belgium's Ingmar De Vos has been elected as the President of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) to replace outgoing leader Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein.

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Children's rights should be fully reflected in post-2015 development agenda: GA president

November 21, 2014 by · Comments Off on Children's rights should be fully reflected in post-2015 development agenda: GA president 

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 21 — As countries around the world celebrate the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UN General Assembly President Sam Kutesa on Thursday hailed the treaty as the "cornerstone" of the protection of children's rights worldwide, and urged efforts to ensure children's well-being is fully reflected in the post-2015 development agenda.

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China calls for scale-up of assistance to Ebola-hit countries

November 14, 2014 by · Comments Off on China calls for scale-up of assistance to Ebola-hit countries 

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 14 — A Chinese envoy on Thursday called on the international community to double its efforts in tackling Ebola epidemic and scale up assistance to affected countries in West Africa.

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Koronadal City eyes hosting of international folklore fest

November 6, 2014 by · Comments Off on Koronadal City eyes hosting of international folklore fest 

KORONADAL CITY, Nov. 5 — The city government here is targeting to host an international folklore festival by next year to highlight the area’s 75th or diamond foundation anniversary celebration.

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