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President Obama Meets with the Business Roundtable

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks and participates in a Q&A with Business Roundtable members at their headquarters in Washington, D.C., Sept. 18, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Today President Obama spoke to members of the Business Roundtable, a group of CEOs of the country’s leading companies. “I’m hugely invested in your success […]

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Taking Action to Eradicate Modern-day Slavery

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Posted by Melissa Rogers on September 18, 2013 at 02:34 PM EDT Last year, President Obama articulated an ambitious and multifaceted agenda to combat human trafficking in his speech at the Clinton Global Initiative. This week, the Administration took two important steps to advance that agenda. In 2012, the President charged the Advisory Council on […]

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A Nation of Immigrants: President Obama Recognizes Citizenship Day 2013

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  President Barack Obama, lower left, looks on as 24 active duty service members take an oath during a naturalization ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 23, 2010. (White House photo by Lawrence Jackson) America was founded as a beacon of freedom, inclusion, and opportunity for the world, […]

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Singapore President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam Arrives For Three-Day Visit To Malaysia

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SEPANG, Sept 18 (Bernama) — The President of Singapore, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, here to begin a three-day official visit to Malaysia. He was greeted on arrival by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar and Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin. President […]

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An overview of Germany’s Political Parties

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The Reichstag, Germany’s parliament building in Berlin. Germany’s political landscape used to be simple. In recent years, however, the emergence of smaller parties have mixed things up. With Germans preparing to go to the polls this autumn, SPIEGEL ONLINE has assembled a brief guide to the political parties worth watching. For many years following World […]

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FEATURE: UN teams with ‘Revolution’ TV show to highlight real challenges of a world without power

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Cast and crew of ‘Revolution’ meet with UN experts and Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information (right) at UN Headquarters. UN Photo 18 September 2013 – The fictional concept at the heart of the television series ‘Revolution’ – which picks up 15 years after the start of a worldwide blackout – is the […]

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Marking International Day of Peace, UN highlights power of education to build tolerant societies

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Secretary General Ban Ki-moon rings bell in observation of International Day of Peace. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras 18 September 2013 – The United Nations today marked the International Day of Peace with a call to invest in education that encourages children to embrace global citizenship based on values of tolerance and diversity. “Every girl and every […]

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UN ‘Champions of the Earth’ prize honours individuals fighting for the environment

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Credit: UNEP 18 September 2013 – Entrepreneurs, policymakers, activists and academics from around the world are among the winners of the United Nations ‘Champions of the Earth’ award, which recognizes those whose work has had a positive impact on the environment. Recipients of the award took action to combat some of the most pressing environmental […]

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Cambodia: UN-backed genocide tribunal secures loan to pay national staff

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Spokesperson for UN Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials Lars Olsen. Photo: Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) 18 September 2013 – The United Nations has secured a loan from major donors to meet the salaries of national staff working for the tribunal responsible for trying genocide suspects in Cambodia. The loan to […]

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Political missions ‘indispensable’ for peace and security, UN reports

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A monitor working for the now concluded United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN). UN Photo 18 September 2013 – Political missions deployed in volatile environments around the world are making a proven difference in defusing tensions, bringing countries back from the brink of conflict and building sustainable peace, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a comprehensive […]

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