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McCain, Flake face light questioning in chummy confirmation hearing

It was supposed to be a confirmation hearing for Cindy McCain and former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, but their appearance Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee sounded more like a family reunion at times. McCain, whose late husband, John, served more than 30 years in the Senate, and Flake, who served on Foreign Relations,

International

Reparations draw UN scrutiny, but those who’d pay say little

More than a year after Black Lives Matter protests launched a worldwide reckoning about the centuries of racism that black people continue to face, the question of reparations emerged — unevenly — as a high-profile issue at this year’s largest gathering of world leaders. At the U.N. General Assembly, African and Caribbean countries that stand

International

World leaders criticize haphazard response to pandemic

World leaders gathering remotely last Wednesday criticized a haphazard global response to a microscopic virus that has unleashed economic havoc and taken nearly 1 million lives in its march across the globe. In the words of Kazakhstan’s president, it was “a critical collapse of global cooperation.” “Our world has been turned upside down,” said Ghana’s

National

President Trump addresses United Nations General Assembly on China

President Trump virtually addressed the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, where he explained how America is leading the global fight against an invisible enemy that has claimed countless lives in 188 countries: In the United States, we launched the most aggressive mobilization since the Second World War. We rapidly produced a record

International

Born to prevent war, UN at 75 faces a deeply polarized world

The United Nations marked its 75th anniversary Monday with its chief urging leaders of an increasingly polarized, go-it-alone world to work together and preserve the organization’s most important success since its founding: avoiding a military confrontation between the major global powers. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ appeal for a revival of multilateralism — the foundation of the

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