|Robert Gates Expresses Confidence In US Missile Defense - Amid speculation that North Korea could be preparing for another missile test, Robert M. Gates told Congress today he`s confident the US has the missile defenses in place to defend itself.|
|UN Calls For New Approach To Somalia - A new approach is well overdue for Somalia, the top United Nations envoy to the Horn of Africa nation said today.|
|UN Chief Ban Condemns Terrorist Attack On Hotel In Pakistan - Secretary-General Ki-moon strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a hotel in Pakistan, with a staff member of the UN official among those killed. |
|UN Chief Ban: Israel Must Freeze Settlements - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Israel to allow fuel and building materials into Gaza, freeze settlements in the West Bank.|
|World Oceans Day - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today marked the first United Nations World Oceans Day with a warning of the terrible toll " human activity exacts on the world`s oceans and seas.|
|UN Chief Ban Congratulates Lebanon On Peaceful Elections - Congratulating Lebanon on its peaceful parliamentary elections over the weekend, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged all Lebanese people to cooperate in the spirit of coexistence and democracy. "
|In Exchange for Student Loan Repayments, Clinicians Treat The Poor - Secretary Sebelius Makes Recovery Act Funding Available to Bolster Health Care in Needy Communities, Relieve Providers` Student Debt
|Astrometry: The Art Of Planet-Hunting - A long-proposed tool for hunting planets has netted its first catch -- a Jupiter-like planet orbiting one of the smallest stars known.
|Obama's D-Day Speech - In Normandy this morning, the President spoke at the D-Day 65th Anniversary Ceremony.
|FEMA: National Guard Essential To Hurricane Response - The National Guard is essential to hurricane response, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency told lawmakers here June 5.
|UN Chief Ban Talks Climate Change With US And Japan - Climate change figured prominently in Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon`s recent talks with senior officials from the US and Japan, his spokesperson announced today. |
|Mike Mullen Fights For Mental Health Funding For Troops - With increasing pressure on the defense budget, the top military officer called increased mental health care services for returning combat troops a priority that can`t be allowed to fall by the wayside.
|Promoting Gender Balance In NATO Forces - NATO realizes there is a need for women to play a larger role in peacekeeping and peace support operations.|
|Obama Tours Buchenwald Concentration Camp - Obama paid a visit to Buchenwald accompanied by Chancellor Merkel and Elie Wiesel.|
|Joe Biden Presents Environmental Awards - Joe Biden praised winners of the 2009 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards today for leading the way in environmental stewardship as they lead the way in the nation`s defense. |
|UN Chief Ban Praises Obama's Speech To Muslim World - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly welcomed the speech delivered today in Cairo by President Barack Obama.|
|UN Rushing Food Aid To Pakistan - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today sent nearly 100 metric tons of urgently-needed food to north-west Pakistan |
|Michelle Obama's Speech To A Charter High School - In her address to the graduating seniors of Washington Math and Science Technology Public Charter High School today, the First Lady told graduates they would be more than ready for the world after high school.|
|UN Opens Camps For Displaced Pakistanis - The UN opened two new camps in Pakistan for thousands of civilians fleeing fighting.|
|The Economic Case For Health Care Reform - The White House Council of Economic Advisers issued a report entitled "The Economic Case for Health Care Reform," explaining why health reform is vital for the future of the American economy.|