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Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative.  (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Oneida Takes Redskins’ Name Complaint to United Nations

The Oneida Indian leader from upstate New York who has become a high-profile critic of the Washington Redskins’ nickname has taken his case to the United Nations.

01/26/2014

Secretary of State Kerry shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov ahead of Syrian peace talks in Switzerland. (GARY CAMERON/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry Says Assad Has Lost ‘Legitimacy’ To Govern Syria

At the start of Syrian peace talks, Secretary of State Kerry promises Syria a future without Bashar Assad.

01/22/2014

Eighty-three senators have signed a letter to President Barack Obama outlining their demands. They tell him to push for a final deal that dismantles Iran's heavy water reactor at Arak and eliminates any uranium path toward a nuclear bomb. (Photo by Getty Images)

US Begins Easing Iran Sanctions In Response To Nuclear Shutdowns

The United States will begin easing economic sanctions on Iran after it began shutting down its most sensitive nuclear work on Monday, the White House said.

01/20/2014

Pope Francis prays in Saint Peter square at the Vatican. (Getty Images)

Vatican Acknowledges ‘No Excuse’ For Child Abuse

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi tells U.N. panel “such crimes can never be justified”

01/16/2014

Devyani Khobragade was arrested after accusations she way lying about how much she paid her New York maid. (Getty Images)

Indian Diplomat Strip-Searched In New York Leaves U.S.

Devyani Khobragade was accused of lying about how much she paid her housekeeper

01/10/2014

South Sudanese troops loyal to President Salva Kiir re-captured Bor airport from rebel forces. ( SAMIR BOL/AFP/Getty Images))

South Sudan Peace Talks Held Amid Continuing Clashes

Government and rebel forces are battling for a key oil producing region.

12/27/2013

The United Nations is increasing its presence in South Sudan as tensions and violence escalate. (TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

U.N. Investigators Find Mass Graves In South Sudan

34 bodies were found as U.N. officials look for evidence of ethnic killings in the country as violence increases.

12/26/2013

Devyano Khobragade was arrested last week on charges she lied on a visa application about how much she paid her housekeeper. (Credit: Facebook)

U.S. Attorney: Indian Diplomat Treated Very Well

A federal prosecutor is defending the arrest and strip-search of an Indian diplomat held on visa charges.

12/19/2013

The United Nations said Monday it will need nearly $13 billion in aid in 2014 to reach at least 52 million people in 17 countries, including the millions of Syrians who have been displaced by their civil war.  (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

UN: Nearly $13 Billion Aid Needed In 2014

The United Nations said Monday it will need nearly $13 billion in aid in 2014 to reach at least 52 million people in 17 countries, including the millions of Syrians who have been displaced by their civil war.

12/16/2013

Eighty-three senators have signed a letter to President Barack Obama outlining their demands. They tell him to push for a final deal that dismantles Iran's heavy water reactor at Arak and eliminates any uranium path toward a nuclear bomb. (Photo by Getty Images)

Iran: West Does Not Need To Declare Uranium ‘Right’

Iran’s foreign minister says his there is no need for world powers to publicly acknowledge Iran’s “right” to uranium enrichment, offering a potential way to sidestep another sticking point on a possible nuclear deal when talks resume later this week.

11/17/2013

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