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US quits UN human rights body, citing bias vs Israel, alarming critics

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (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, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult. Standing with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki ...

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Companies can escape Trump's steel tariffs. But it won't be easy.

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Why We're Leaving the So-Called Human Rights Council

The opening day of the 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, June 18. Photo: MAGALI GIRARDIN/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock By Nikki Haley June 19, 2018 7:11 p.m. ET 1 COMMENTS There is an international organization whose members include the repressive regimes of Cuba, Venezuela and China. This organization recently added the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which ...

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Caught between bullets and a siege

COMMENT Since March 30 this year, Israeli forces have killed 129 people and injured more than 5 500 people in Gaza. Hospitals have received gruesome wounds, the majority of which have been to lower limbs — a clear tactic used by Israeli forces to incapacitate protesteors. Bones have been turned to ash. Soft tissue has been blown away. Arteries have been ...

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US quits UN human rights body, citing bias vs Israel, alarming critics

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (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, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult. Standing with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki ...

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US quits 'biased' UN human rights council

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The body is “hypocritical and self-serving” and “makes a mockery of human rights”, said Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the UN. Ms Haley last year accused the council of “chronic anti-Israel bias” and said the US was reviewing its membership. ...

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US leaving UN Human Rights Council — 'a cesspool of political bias'

The move, which the Trump administration has threatened for months, came down one day after the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights slammed the separation of children from their parents at the US-Mexico border as “unconscionable.” Speaking from the State Department, where she was joined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Haley defended the move to withdraw ...

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US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council over perceived bias against Israel

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