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The day's top global headlines in 120 seconds. Presented by Luke Vargas at U.N. Headquarters in New York. Nationally syndicated by Talk Media News.

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What does the future hold for the UN?

UN expert Richard Gowan peers into his crystal ball to diagnose the problems facing the UN in the near term.

2 MINJUL 13
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What does the future hold for the UN?

Does the UN Human Rights Council have its swagger back?

From condemning China’s treatment of Muslim minorities to probing the gory details of the drug war in the Philippines, the Geneva-based council is making headlines this month.

2 MINJUL 12
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Does the UN Human Rights Council have its swagger back?

UN chief warns African terror threats ‘spreading’

'Maybe a decade ago, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb was essentially the only terrorist organization operating in the Sahel. Now there's at least 10.'

1 MINJUL 11
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UN chief warns African terror threats ‘spreading’

France, UK to commit more troops to Syria

Foreign Policy reported Tuesday that the two American allies will each boost their troop presence in Syria by 10 to 15 percent.

2 MINJUL 10
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France, UK to commit more troops to Syria

UN official 'appalled' by US migrant detention centers

The U.N.’s top human rights official says she's “appalled” by conditions facing migrants detained after illegally crossing America’s southern border.

2 MINJUL 9
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UN official 'appalled' by US migrant detention centers

The planetary benefits of 1 trillion new trees

Is the UAE pulling out of Yemen, and new research touts the benefits of reforesting Planet Earth.

2 MINJUL 6
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The planetary benefits of 1 trillion new trees

Airstrikes kill dozens at Libyan migrant detention facility

At least 44 migrants detained in the Libyan capital of Tripoli were killed in an airstrike this week, an attack a U.N. envoy said “clearly could constitute a war crime.”

2 MINJUL 4
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Airstrikes kill dozens at Libyan migrant detention facility

The planet's 'carbon diet' is out of whack

New research finds emissions already locked in by the world’s existing infrastructure are enough to overshoot the goals of the Paris climate agreement.

2 MINJUL 3
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The planet's 'carbon diet' is out of whack

Did Iran just violate the 2015 nuclear deal?

A new week brings a new threat to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, as Iran said Monday it has now stockpiled more low-enriched uranium than is under the terms of the agreement.

1 MINJUL 2
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Did Iran just violate the 2015 nuclear deal?

Big picture: Iran's willingness to talk

The Rand Corporation's Ariane Tabatabai assesses Iran's willingness to engage in diplomatic talks with the U.S.

1 MINJUN 28
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Big picture: Iran's willingness to talk

Latest Episodes

What does the future hold for the UN?

UN expert Richard Gowan peers into his crystal ball to diagnose the problems facing the UN in the near term.

2 MINJUL 13
Comments
What does the future hold for the UN?

Does the UN Human Rights Council have its swagger back?

From condemning China’s treatment of Muslim minorities to probing the gory details of the drug war in the Philippines, the Geneva-based council is making headlines this month.

2 MINJUL 12
Comments
Does the UN Human Rights Council have its swagger back?

UN chief warns African terror threats ‘spreading’

'Maybe a decade ago, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb was essentially the only terrorist organization operating in the Sahel. Now there's at least 10.'

1 MINJUL 11
Comments
UN chief warns African terror threats ‘spreading’

France, UK to commit more troops to Syria

Foreign Policy reported Tuesday that the two American allies will each boost their troop presence in Syria by 10 to 15 percent.

2 MINJUL 10
Comments
France, UK to commit more troops to Syria

UN official 'appalled' by US migrant detention centers

The U.N.’s top human rights official says she's “appalled” by conditions facing migrants detained after illegally crossing America’s southern border.

2 MINJUL 9
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UN official 'appalled' by US migrant detention centers

The planetary benefits of 1 trillion new trees

Is the UAE pulling out of Yemen, and new research touts the benefits of reforesting Planet Earth.

2 MINJUL 6
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The planetary benefits of 1 trillion new trees

Airstrikes kill dozens at Libyan migrant detention facility

At least 44 migrants detained in the Libyan capital of Tripoli were killed in an airstrike this week, an attack a U.N. envoy said “clearly could constitute a war crime.”

2 MINJUL 4
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Airstrikes kill dozens at Libyan migrant detention facility

The planet's 'carbon diet' is out of whack

New research finds emissions already locked in by the world’s existing infrastructure are enough to overshoot the goals of the Paris climate agreement.

2 MINJUL 3
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The planet's 'carbon diet' is out of whack

Did Iran just violate the 2015 nuclear deal?

A new week brings a new threat to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, as Iran said Monday it has now stockpiled more low-enriched uranium than is under the terms of the agreement.

1 MINJUL 2
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Did Iran just violate the 2015 nuclear deal?

Big picture: Iran's willingness to talk

The Rand Corporation's Ariane Tabatabai assesses Iran's willingness to engage in diplomatic talks with the U.S.

1 MINJUN 28
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Big picture: Iran's willingness to talk