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My Turn: The climate marches past Alaska

...neighbors.According to National Geographic (Sept. 24), there are three takaeawys from last week's march and the United Nation's climate summit: 1) A movement to fight climate change has real people power, 2) more companies are responding...
Sierra Leone to shut down for three days to slow Ebola likely the greatest peacetime challenge that the United Nations and its agencies have ever faced," said Dr. Margaret...writers Maria Cheng in London; Edith M. Lederer at the United Nations; Lolita C. Baldor in Washington; Sarah DiLorenzo...
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Today in History

...authorities were spared.In 1945, President Harry S. Truman signed the U.S. instrument of ratification for the United Nations Charter. The Soviet Union declared war against Japan during World War II.In 1953, the United States and South...
Syrian rebels kill 10 troops, capture others in Lebanon

...The deputy mayor said another seven Syrian refugees were killed after a shell slammed into the tent encampment. United Nations officials, who oversee Syrian refugees in Lebanon, did not respond to requests for comment.Syria's civil war...
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Parnell signs resolution opposing Beringia park

...goal," said the resolution sponsor, state Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage. "My concern however is it's a United Nations designation that could affect the use of our natural resources."Giessel does not want international bodies dictating...
My Turn: What we can do about violent religious persecution

...delegation in Congress. Urge that our government act in cooperation with the international community to prevent what the United Nations characterized as the threat of "potential genocide".? Break the silence about the persecution of Christians in Iraq...
Climate change crusaders cruise through Juneau

...Top team members around the world and the many friends they've made, the expedition is under the patronage of the United Nations. They also have corporate sponsors in Victorinox - the makers of the Swiss Army knife, which Dario used to cut the...
Fundraising to help the orphans of Peru

...she might join the Peace Corps, or she might work for the U.S. State Department, or she might work for the United Nations, or she might start her own international non-profit teaching women self defense, or she might work for any number...
Gaza war rages on despite pledge of Hamas, Israel truce

...border have been reduced to rubble.A 12-hour lull Saturday - agreed to by both sides following intense U.S. and United Nations mediation efforts - saw Palestinians return to neighborhoods reduced to rubble and allowed medics to collect close...
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Today in History

...make way for the new permanent headquarters of the United Nations.In 1950, President Harry S. Truman named Gen. Douglas MacArthur commander-in-chief of United Nations forces in Korea. (Truman ended up sacking MacArthur...


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