U.S. quits U.N. human rights body, citing bias vs. Israel, alarming critics

  Reuters The United States withdrew from a "hypocritical and self-serving" United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult. Standing with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at

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China wants UN Security Council to lift sanctions on North Korea

  China suggested the United Nations Security Council suspend or lift sanctions against North Korea on Tuesday just hours after President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un agreed to work to denuclearize the peninsula, according to a report. Geng Shuang, China’s foreign ministry spokesman, said the penalties imposed by the Security Council

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Trump and Kim sign joint statement promising ‘complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula’

  President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended their historic meeting with a Singapore by signing a joint statement. The document promised “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula” without detailing exactly what that would entail. “President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and sincere exchange

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