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UN calls for upholding status quo in Jerusalem holy sites

United Nations | Xinhua | A spokesman for the United Nations on Tuesday underscored the importance of upholding the status quo in the holy sites, in reaction to the controversial visit by Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir to the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres …

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Poland asks UN to help secure WWII damages from Germany

Warsaw, Poland | Xinhua | Poland had asked for the intervention of the United Nations (UN) over World War II reparations with Germany, a Polish deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday. “The United Nations system offers instruments for dialogue as well as for introducing the international community to the scale of …

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Oil prices tumble over 4 pct as recession fears mount

New York, U.S. | Xinhua | Oil prices fell sharply on Tuesday amid growing concerns over the global economic outlook. The West Texas Intermediate for February delivery dropped 3.33 U.S. dollars, or 4.15 percent, to settle at 76.93 dollars a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude for March …

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Vatican asks US Ambassador, not Biden, attend Pope burial

Washington, US | THE INDEPENDENT | With his pro war and pro abortion policies, US President Joe Biden has long been a figure of controversy. This controversy deepens when one assesses his status as a Catholic. In an interview of sorts in 2021, Pope Benedict XVI himself apparently remarked on …

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Thousands pay their last respects to Pele in Brazil

Santos, Brazil | Xinhua | Thousands of people gathered Monday in the Brazilian city of Santos to bid farewell to football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele, who died at 82 on Thursday from colon cancer. His wake was being held at the Urbano Caldira Stadium, the home …

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General Assembly approves UN regular budget for 2023

United Nations, USA | Xinhua | The General Assembly on Friday approved an annual regular budget for the United Nations of about 3.396 billion U.S. dollars. The 2023 budget is higher than that of 2022, which stood at 3.122 billion dollars. The regular budget covers UN activities across a range of areas, …

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