|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.
|UN Chief Ban Welcomes Pardoning Of Gay Couple In Malawi - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon lauded the courageous decision announced today by the leader of Malawi to pardon a gay couple recently sentenced to 14 years in prison.|
|Robert Gates Addresses Troops on Don`t Ask, Don`t Tell` Repeal - Robert M. Gates told troops worldwide today that any repeal of the so-called don`t ask don`t tell law will be delayed until the ongoing Defense Department high-level review is completed.|
|UN Pays Tribute To Peacemakers - The United Nations celebrated on 28 May the dedication and courage of the men and women who play an indispensable role in the cause of peace around the world.|
|Mike Mullen: I'm OK With Legislation To Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said yesterday that he`s comfortable with proposed legislation that seeks to repeal the law that bans gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the military.|
|Obama: Guardsmen Can Aid Intelligence, Interdiction at Border - An agreement to send hundreds of additional National Guardsmen to the southwestern U.S. border is one part of a comprehensive approach needed for immigration reform, President Barack Obama said today.
|UN Provides Aid to Ghanian Refugees - The United Nations refugee agency is rushing aid to about 3,500 Ghanaians who have fled into neighbouring Togo.|
|Joe Biden: Troop Care Tops Nation`s Obligations - Caring for troops is the nation`s one truly sacred obligation, " Vice President Joe Biden said yesterday during a dinner for wounded warriors.|
|UN Finds Pace of Global Economic Recovery Too Weak to Spur Job Growth - The global economy is slowly rebounding from the worst of the recession but the recovery remains too anaemic to create enough jobs to replace those lost so far, a new United Nations report says today. |
|Zimbabwe Launches UN-Supported Immunization Drive - Zimbabwe has unveiled a new United Nations-supported campaign to boost the health of the country`s children and protect them from measles. |