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Today in history: The United Nations Charter is signed in 1945

UN has served as a widely respected moral voice for refugees, the environment, women's rights, labor, agricultural development, disaster relief, and cultural preservation.


U.S. moves against Venezuela make for rough Summit of the Americas

The possibility of confrontational situations at the summit is now very high, and can only be diffused by the retraction of the anti-Venezuela statement and sanctions.


South American nations to Obama: Revoke sanctions against Venezuela!

The Union of South American Nations has called on President Obama to revoke sanctions he imposed by executive order March 9 against Venezuela.


Despite our differences, U.S. and Cuba have stake in cooperation

Speech from Cuba President Raul Castro on the return of the remaining Cuban Five prisoners and the monumental changes in U.S.-Cuba relations.


Tensions high in Ukraine in spite of agreement

The problem is that there was no involvement of disaffected elements from primarily Russian-speaking communities in Eastern Ukraine in the talks that led to the announcement.


Visitors to Snowden and visitors to Berlin

Three men flew from Berlin to Moscow, were taken in a car with tinted glass windows to a secret location - where they met Edward Snowden. The meeting was very interesting. So were the three visitors.


Torpedoing the Iran nuclear talks

Powerful and wealthy opponents-from the halls of Congress to Middle East capitals-are maneuvering to torpedo negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.


Opposition grows against Syrian bombing as breakthrough emerges

A steady blare of horns honking greeted dozens of demonstrators holding signs aloft opposing U.S. military action in Syria at a Chicago neighborhood vigil Sept. 9.


Iran solidarity group calls for halt to slide to war

The ongoing killing of Iranian scientists has been condemned as a provocation to war by a leading solidarity organization campaigning for peace in the Middle East.


North Korean leader Kim Jong Il dead

According to the White House, "President Obama spoke with [South] Korea President Lee Myung-bak to discuss the situation on the Korean Peninsula."