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United States Returns To UN Human Rights Council

Antony Blinken

The United States on Thursday rejoined the UN Human Rights Council, following its withdrawal in June 2018. In a vote at the UN General Assembly, the United States was elected along with 17 other countries for a three-year term beginning on Jan. 1, 2022. Former President Donald Trump withdrew from …

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Blinken defends Afghanistan withdrawal in congressional hearing

Antony Blinken

Senators on Tuesday grilled Secretary of State Antony Blinken about the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan which Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. called “fatally flawed.” Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, pledged to hold the Biden administration accountable for the U.S. exit from Afghanistan as Blinken testified before Congress for the …

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U.S., NATO, and E.U. Say China Is Responsible For Cyber Attack

The United States government is blaming China for a cyber attack against Microsoft. The U.S., the National Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the European Union (E.U.) are accusing China’s Ministry of State Security of using “criminal contract hackers” to disrupt activities around the world and to make money. “This irresponsible …

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President Biden Raises U.S. Refugee Cap to 62.5K for 2021

In a policy reversal Monday, President Joe Biden announced his administration will raise the refugee admissions cap to its previously announced goals of 62,500 for the fiscal year 2021 and 125,000 in 2022. Biden announced the decision after receiving widespread criticism over a move last month to leave the 2021 refugee …

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The United States Officially Rejoins the Paris Agreement

The United States officially rejoined the landmark international accord to limit global warming known as the Paris Agreement on Friday. On January 20, on his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed an executive order beginning the 30-day process to bring the United States back into the Agreement. The …

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