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UN chief regrets US pullout from migration compact talks

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United Nations, Dec 5 (AP) - Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed regret Monday that the United States is ending its participation in negotiations for a Global Compact on Migration aimed at strengthening governance of the movement of people across borders.

The U.S. Mission to the United Nations informed Guterres over the weekend that numerous provisions in the New York Declaration that launched the process for a compact "are inconsistent with U.S. immigration and refugee policies and...
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Future of Irish border remains an obstacle in Brexit talks

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Brussel, Dec 5 (AP) - The European Union and Britain ended a flurry of top-level diplomacy on Monday without a deal on the terms of their divorce, as agreement on how to maintain an open Irish border after Brexit slipped out of the negotiators' grasp.

But the two sides said they were within...
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UN political chief heads to North Korea on rare visit

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United Nations, Dec 5 (AP) - The U.N. political chief is heading to North Korea on a rare four-day visit at the invitation of the government for a wide-ranging discussion on policy issues "of mutual interest and concern."

U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Undersecretary-General for Political...
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UN voices alarm about spread of HIV in Egypt

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Cairo, Dec 4 (AP) - The U.N. is voicing alarm over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40 percent a year, and where efforts to combat the epidemic are hampered by social stigma and a lack of funding to address the crisis.
The virus that causes AIDS, U.N...
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Australian Parliament resumes gay marriage reform debate

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Canberra, Dec 4 (AP) - Australia's Parliament on Monday started debating a bill that could soon legalize gay marriage across the country, with one lawmaker taking the opportunity to propose to his gay partner.
The House of Representatives resumed on Monday for its final two-week session of the...
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