Kofi Annan's long legacy as an arbiter for reform at the UN
PBS NewsHour, 19 August at 01:10
Kofi Annan, the first black secretary-general of the United Nations and 2001 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, died Saturday at the age of 80. Annan served two terms as head of the U.N., where he established a reputation as a promoter of peace and human rights.
Merkel and Putin Sound Pragmatic Notes After Years of Tension
New York Times, 19 August at 00:56
BERLIN — The personal relationship between Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia is often boiled down to certain anecdotes: her put-downs about his role in the K.G.B., his attempts to rattle her by bringing his
ICE arrested a man driving his pregnant wife to give birth. She drove herself to the hospital.
Washington Post, 18 August at 23:24
Maria del Carmen Venegas, already a mother of four, has baby delivery down to a science by now. She was on her way to deliver a baby boy, her fifth child, by Caesarean section in a planned operation Wednesday afternoon. Her husband, Joel Arrona-Lara, ...
EPA Is Set to Roll Back Restrictions on Coal-Burning Power Plants
Wall Street Journal, 18 August at 22:53
The Trump administration is escalating an effort to revive the flagging U.S. coal industry with a planned move next week to replace restrictive Obama-era climate policies with new rules designed to help coal-burning plants run harder and stay open longer.
ICE detains man driving pregnant wife to hospital to deliver baby
CBS News, 18 August at 22:41
SAN BERNARDINO — A California woman says her husband was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents while he drove her to the hospital to deliver their baby this week. Joel Arrona was arrested Wednesday in San Bernardino, ...
Kofi Annan's legacy was complicated by the Rwandan genocide
Washington Post, 18 August at 22:37
In a 2004 interview with PBS's “Frontline," Kofi Annan called the Rwandan genocide “a very painful and traumatic experience,” both for himself and the United Nations. “It's not something that you forget,” said Annan, then-U.N. secretary general. “It's
ICE Agents Detained a Man Driving His Pregnant Wife to the Hospital
TIME, 18 August at 22:28
Immigration agents in California on Wednesday detained a man who was driving his pregnant wife to the hospital to deliver a baby. Maria del Carmen Venegas said she had to drive herself to the hospital for a scheduled Caesarean section after her husband
Putin to Merkel: EU Can't Afford a New Syria Refugee Crisis
Bloomberg, 18 August at 22:24
Russian President Vladimir Putin told German Chancellor Angela Merkel he supports the return of Syrian refugees to their homeland, warning that Europe can't afford another migration crisis. Putin's remark, made before his first bilateral meeting with
Body found in burning vehicle at Disney World in Orlando
Fox News, 18 August at 21:46
A body was found at Disney World in Florida early Saturday after firefighters were called to extinguish a car fire. Deputies said they were called to 1209 Epcot Resorts Blvd. at 4:11 a.m. to assist the Reedy Creek Fire Department with a vehicle fire
White House Counsel Cooperated Extensively With Mueller Probe, New York Times Reports
Bloomberg, 18 August at 21:44
White House Counsel Donald F. McGahn has cooperated “extensively” in the ongoing special counsel investigation, and shared detailed accounts about key episodes related to the inquiry into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the New ...
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