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Nuclear threat at highest level since Cold War

President Donald Trump threatened the “total destruction’” of North Korea if the nation’s “Rocket man” leader does not abandon his drive toward nuclear weapons.

European banks exit Honduras dam project

Two European development banks financing construction of a controversial dam project in Honduras have pulled out following the murders of local activists including Berta Caceres, a 2015 winner of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.

Will the US pull out of the UNHRC too?

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the US is "reviewing its participation" in the Human Rights Council over what said is the group's "chronic anti-Israel bias".

UN chief calls for sustained climate action

The governor of the Bank of Portugal has called the measures that the European Commission has taken.

Taiwan becomes the first Asian country to allow same-sex marriages

Taiwan’s Constitutional Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, punctuating a yearslong campaign by advocates for gay rights in one of the continent’s most liberal democracies.

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