China, academics tout Beijing’s human rights record at UN

GENEVA –  Pro-Beijing scholars brought together by the Chinese government have briskly defended the country’s human rights record as criticism grows over the mass internment of ethnic minority Muslim Uighurs in China’s far west. In a move indicative of a… Continue Reading

US seeks tougher UN action against peacekeepers’ failures

UNITED NATIONS –  The United States is seeking Security Council approval for a resolution to toughen U.N. action against peacekeepers that fail to protect civilians, including by sending them home and refusing to pay their governments. The United Nations, which… Continue Reading

Pope says he hopes to visit Japan next year, fulfilling wish

Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican for his weekly general audience, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) VATICAN CITY –  Pope Francis said Wednesday he hopes to visit Japan next year, a trip that would… Continue Reading

American killed in Westminster Bridge terror attack died while saving his wife, inquest hears

Kurt Cochran and wife Melissa are seen in this undated photo provided by family members.  (Courtesy of Clint Payne via AP) A Utah man killed in the March 2017 terror attack on London’s Westminster Bridge died after pushing his wife… Continue Reading