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US Leaving UN's Human Rights Council, Cites Anti-Israel Bias

US Leaving UN's Human Rights Council, Cites Anti-Israel Bias

By Matthew Lee and Josh Lederman | Jun 20
The United States is leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It's the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.

Canadian Senate Passes Weed Bill but Legalization Delayed

Canadian Senate Passes Weed Bill but Legalization Delayed

By Rob Gillies | Jun 20
Canada's Senate gave final passage to the federal government's bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as the country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide.

US Poised to Announce Exit from UN Human Rights Council

US Poised to Announce Exit from UN Human Rights Council

By Matthew Lee and Josh Lederman | Jun 19
The Trump administration is set to announce Tuesday its departure from the United Nations' main human rights body in its latest withdrawal from an international institution.

Russian Lawmaker Wants to Ban 'Mockery' of Soccer Team

Russian Lawmaker Wants to Ban 'Mockery' of Soccer Team

Jun 18
A legislator in Russia says he wants to ban "mockery" of the country's national soccer team because the players are "fighting for the honor of our country."

Thomas Markle Says Prince Harry Said to Give Trump a Chance

Thomas Markle Says Prince Harry Said to Give Trump a Chance

By Gregory Katz | Jun 18
The father of the former Meghan Markle says he talked politics with Prince Harry over the phone - and Harry argued that he should give President Donald Trump a chance.

Thousands Hold Gay Pride March in Ukrainian Capital of Kiev

Thousands Hold Gay Pride March in Ukrainian Capital of Kiev

Jun 17
Several thousand gay pride supporters have held a march in Ukraine's capital that lasted about 20 minutes despite opponents' attempts to block them.

Anti-Racism Group Blames Local Officials for Eviction

Anti-Racism Group Blames Local Officials for Eviction

By James Ellingworth | Jun 16
A prominent group that campaigns against racism and anti-gay abuse in sports has accused St. Petersburg authorities of having it evicted from its premises in the city.

Trump Searches for Credit on North Korea Nuclear Deal

Trump Searches for Credit on North Korea Nuclear Deal

By Zeke Miller and Catherine Lucey | Jun 16
President Donald Trump credits his accord with North Korea's Kim Jong Un with saving tens of millions of people from nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board.

Rainbow Flag on Display During Putin's World Cup Speech

Rainbow Flag on Display During Putin's World Cup Speech

By James Ellingworth | Jun 15
The opening day of the World Cup showed different sides of Russia's approach to gay rights, with the rainbow flag displayed during President Vladimir Putin's speech at the first game and a British LGBT activist detained for holding a protest.

White House: Trump Salute to NK General 'A Common Courtesy'

White House: Trump Salute to NK General 'A Common Courtesy'

By Laurie Kellman | Jun 15
The White House on Thursday defended President Donald Trump's decision to return a military salute to a North Korean three-star general.

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