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  • 'Music Together' Celebrates 'Day Of Peace'

    'Music Together' Celebrates 'Day Of Peace'
    When both of my sons were babies and toddlers, we loved attending our local Music Together classes and have such fond memories of singing "Tingalayo" and "All Around the Kitchen Cock-a-doodle-doodle-doo"! Now, this wonderful organization, committed to...
  • IAEA chief: Iran complying with nuclear scale-down commitments

    IAEA chief: Iran complying with nuclear scale-down commitments
    Iran is fulfilling its commitments under a November agreement with six foreign powers to convert or dilute its stockpile of medium-enriched uranium, International Atomic Energy Agency officials reported Wednesday. "I can tell you, these measures are...
  • Moscow's Achilles heel [Editorial]

    Moscow's Achilles heel  [Editorial]
    With Russian troops amassed along its border and Kremlin-backed separatists in control of major cities in eastern Ukraine, the government in Kiev is facing the gravest threat to its survival since the breakup of the former Soviet Union a generation ago....
  • Syrian opposition accuses Assad's forces of new poison gas attack

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Opposition activists accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces of a new poison gas attack in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, posting footage of four men being treated by medics. They said the chemical attack, the fourth the...
  • Burundi scoffs at U.N. warning on stoking of political violence

    BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi accused the United Nations on Wednesday of spreading rumors about planned constitutional changes that critics say could upset the country's delicate ethnic power balance and possibly lead to civil war. Government ministers...
  • Turn the tide on climate change: Try vegan for Earth Day

    The recently released United Nations report Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability might alter your plans for Earth Day on April 22. It confirms that climate change is having an impact on every continent, affecting agriculture,...
  • U.N. Security Council members view graphic photos of Syria dead

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Members of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday viewed graphic pictures taken in Syria by a former military police photographer that showed what appeared to be evidence of brutal torture, including eye gougings,...
  • U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped 3.4% in 2012

    Greenhouse gas emissions in the United States dropped by 3.4% in 2012, federal environmental regulators reported Tuesday. The decline over the previous year was driven mostly by power plant operators switching from coal to natural gas, improvements in...
  • U.N. says not right moment for peacekeepers in Ukraine: paper

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - It is not the right moment for any United Nations peacekeeping troops to be sent to Ukraine, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was quoted as saying on Tuesday. "At this moment, it doesn't seem very practical to send troops,"...
  • Influence of banks, hedge funds on commodities lowest since 2008

    LONDON (Reuters) - United Nations economists who previously called for government intervention to tame volatile swings in commodity prices say banks and hedge funds have since reduced their influence to the lowest level since 2008. In a 2012 report for...
  • Thousands flee gun battle as Chad withdraw from Central African Republic

    BANGUI (Reuters) - Thousands fled a gun battle between Chadian troops escorting a convoy of Muslim civilians and local militia in Central African Republic, Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Tuesday, as Chad completed a withdrawal of soldiers from its...