|Northcom Chief Cites Mexico Partnership as Top Priority - Confident in the strength of the U.S.-Canada security relationship, the new commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command said he`s turning his focus southward.
|UN-backed Peace Initiative Kicks Off In Afghan Capital - Some 1,600 participants from across Afghanistan gathered in the capital, Kabul, today to kick off a United Nations-backed event aimed at charting the way forward in bringing peace and stability to the country.|
|UN: New Cancer Cases And Deaths To double By 2030 - The number of new cancer cases and deaths will double in the next two decades, cancer researchers at the United Nations WHO announced today. |
|Asia Summit to Kick-Off Five-Nation Robert Gates Trip - Robert M. Gates today embarked on a five-nation trip that will begin with his participation in a major Asian security conference in Singapore.
|UN Appoints Annie Lennox To Spotlight Toll Of HIV On Women, Girls - Annie Lennox will use her voice to speak out for women and girls affected by HIV in her new role as International Goodwill Ambassador for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.|
|Mike Mullen: Vietnam Combat Lessons Apply Today - Mike Mullen called on Vietnam Veterans to stay connected with today`s servicemembers, saying their lessons learned, can help veterans of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.
|Ban Appeals For Immediate Release Of Detainees After Raid On Gaza Aid Flotilla - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed for the immediate release of those detained following yesterday`s Israeli raid of an aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip.|
|Mike Mullen: Military Will Continue to Support Spill Effort - The military will continue to support the effort to cap and mitigate the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but it does not have the technical expertise to take over the operation.|
|UN: Lord's Resistance Army Causing Havoc In Central Africa - Numerous attacks by the insurgents of the Lord`s Resistance Army (LRA) in south-eastern Central African Republic (CAR) have displaced an estimated 20,000 people.|
|The Obama Admin. Response To The BP Oil Spill - The Ongoing Administration-Wide Response to the Deepwater BP Oil Spill
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|Southcom Completes Haiti Disaster Response - The U.S. military today officially ended its earthquake disaster response in Haiti today.|
| Don`t Ask, Don`t Tell` Review Process Vital, Mike Mullen Says - It`s of vital importance that the Pentagon gain input from servicemembers and military families on their views about the repeal of the so-called don`t ask, don`t tell " law, the top U.S. military officer said.|
|U.S. Navy Ship Disrupts Suspected Pirate Attack - The U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser USS San Jacinto yesterday disrupted nine suspected Somali pirates from attacking a Maltese-flagged vessel that was transiting here.
|UN peacekeepers Help With Rescue Efforts After Ship Sinks Off Liberian Coast - United Nations peacekeepers serving in Liberia have joined in search and rescue efforts off the coast of the West African country after a ship sank overnight.|
|UN Prepares To Assist Central Americans Affected By Tropical Storm Agatha - United Nations agencies are preparing to assist tens of thousands of people in the wake of tropical storm Agatha.|
|Obama: Live Lives Worthy of Fallen Warriors` Sacrifices - Obama called on the nation during a Memorial Day address at Joint Base Andrews, Md., to honor the legacy of its fallen warriors and to live lives worthy of their sacrifices.
|UN Seeks $18 Million To Assist Afghan Refugees In Iran - Since 2002, UNHCR has helped more than 860,000 refugees repatriate to Afghanistan. In addition, a million Afghans have returned home spontaneously since that time.
|UN Chief Ban Shocked By Deadly Raid On Gaza Aid Flotilla - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed his shock at the deadly military interception on boats loaded with relief supplies headed for Gaza.|
|UN Security Council Condemns Deadly Raid On Gaza Aid Ships - The Security Council today condemned Monday`s deadly Israeli military interception of a convoy of aid ships bound for Gaza, calling for a prompt, impartial, credible and transparent investigation. " |
|Obama Visits Troops at New Fisher House - Obama visited gravestones at the Lincoln Cemetery near Chicago today, but when torrential rains cancelled his prepared Memorial Day remarks, paid a stop at a newly opened Fisher House.