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April 05, 2017 - 5:17 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Part of President Donald Trump's proposed deep budget cuts in foreign aid could be significant reductions in U.N. peacekeeping missions in some of the world's most dangerous places. On Thursday, the U.N. Security Council meets on the issue at the United States' request. Here's...
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April 04, 2017 - 9:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is cutting off U.S. funding to the United Nations agency for reproductive health under an abortion-related provision in a law that Democratic and Republican administrations have used as a cudgel in the global culture wars. The U.N. Population Fund will...
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April 03, 2017 - 9:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it was cutting off U.S. funding to the United Nations agency for reproductive health, accusing the agency of supporting population control programs in China that include coercive abortion. By halting assistance to the U.N. Population Fund, the...
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April 03, 2017 - 12:27 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas won't be extending its health coverage to thousands of poor adults under former President Barack Obama's signature health care law after Democrats and moderate Republicans failed Monday to override conservative GOP Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of an expansion bill. The state...
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FILE -- In this Jan. 12, 2017 file photo, an Iraqi worker operates valves in Nihran Bin Omar field north of Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. Addressing an energy conference in Baghdad, Iraq's oil minister said Sunday, April 2, 2017, that the country plans to increase daily crude oil production to 5 million barrels by the end of this year, up from the current rate of about 4.4 million barrels per day. (AP Photo/ Nabil al-Jurani, File)
April 02, 2017 - 7:56 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's oil minister said on Sunday that his country plans to increase daily crude oil production to 5 million barrels by the end of this year, up from the current rate of about 4.4 million barrels per day, to secure sorely needed cash for its ailing economy. Iraq, where oil revenues...
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FILE -- In this Jan. 12, 2017 file photo, an Iraqi worker operates valves in Nihran Bin Omar field north of Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. Addressing an energy conference in Baghdad, Iraq's oil minister said Sunday, April 2, 2017, that the country plans to increase daily crude oil production to 5 million barrels by the end of this year, up from the current rate of about 4.4 million barrels per day. (AP Photo/ Nabil al-Jurani, File)
April 02, 2017 - 7:05 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's oil minister said on Sunday that his country plans to increase daily crude oil production to 5 million barrels by the end of this year, up from the current rate of about 4.4 million barrels per day, to secure sorely needed cash for its ailing economy. Iraq, where oil revenues...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, March 15, 2017, six-year-old South Sudanese refugee Santo, left, stands with his brother in Bidi Bidi camp, northern Uganda. South Sudan is known for its "lost boys," roughly 20,000 orphans who trekked across southern Sudan in the 1980s during the region's struggle for independence, but three decades later there is another lost generation of children whose new nation, barely older than themselves, has been ripped apart by civil war. (AP Photo/Justin Lynch)
April 01, 2017 - 4:16 am
BIDI BIDI, Uganda (AP) — Six-year-old Santo proudly wears a Harvard T-shirt as if he has just been accepted into the elite institution, but its warped lettering, layers of dirt and gaping holes say more about the young refugee's future. After fleeing South Sudan's three-year civil war, Santo and...
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April 01, 2017 - 4:07 am
BIDI BIDI, Uganda (AP) — Six-year-old Santo proudly wears a Harvard T-shirt as if he has just been accepted into the elite institution, but its warped lettering, layers of dirt and gaping holes say more about the young refugee's future. After fleeing South Sudan's three-year civil war, Santo and...
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waves while speaking at Georgetown University in Washington, Friday, March 31, 2017, on the important role that women can play in international politics and peace building efforts. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 31, 2017 - 11:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton on Friday criticized President Donald Trump's proposal to slash billions of dollars from diplomacy and jabbed rhetorically at her former rival, remarking on her penchant for "talking about research, evidence and facts." The former first lady, New York senator and...
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March 31, 2017 - 8:54 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's minority conservative government has presented its 2017 budget, with a growing economy allowing it to increase social spending and cut taxes and to move away from the austerity measures of previous years. Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro on Friday said the budget would allow...
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