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North Korea - formally known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) - has long accused the United States of having a hostile policy toward the Asian state and asserted that it has the right to develop weapons for self-defense. North Korea has been subjected to U.N. sanctions since 2006, which have been steadily strengthened in a bid to cut off funding for Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. North Korea's mission to the United Nations in New York did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Thomas-Greenfield's remarks. European council members - France, Estonia and Ireland - also urged North Korea to "engage meaningfully" with repeated offers of dialogue by the United States and South Korea. North Korea on Tuesday test-fired a new, smaller ballistic missile from a submarine, prompting the United States and Britain to raise the issue in the 15-member U.N. Security Council on Wednesday.
Persons: KCNA, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Thomas, Greenfield's, Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump, Joe Biden's, U.N, Michelle Nichols, Howard Goller Organizations: Korean Central News Agency, REUTERS UNITED NATIONS, United, North, Washington, United Nations, Security, Democratic People's, DPRK, Thomas, Thomson Locations: North, United States, North Korea, Pyongyang, U.S, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, DPRK, Korea, New York, France, Estonia, Ireland, South Korea, Britain
N.Korea says U.S. overreacting to missile test
  + stars: | 2021-10-20 | by ( Hyonhee Shin | )   time to read: +2 min
People watch a TV broadcasting file footage of a news report on North Korea firing a ballistic missile off its east coast, in Seoul, South Korea, October 19, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-JiSEOUL, Oct 21 (Reuters) - North Korea said on Thursday the United States was overreacting to its recent missile test and questioned the sincerity of Washington's offers of talks, accusing it of operating "double standards" over weapons development. The Security Council met on Wednesday following a request from the United States. The North's foreign ministry spokesperson said the United States' "double standards" over missile development cast doubt over its overtures. Any wrong behaviour by the United States and the council could lead to "more serious consequences", the spokesperson said, warning against "tampering with a dangerous time bomb."
Persons: Kim Hong, Ji, Washington, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Hyonhee Shin, Richard Pullin, Simon Cameron, Moore Organizations: REUTERS, United Nations, . Security, Security, Washington, Democratic People's, Thomson Locations: North Korea, Seoul, South Korea, Ji SEOUL, United States, Pyongyang, U.S, Democratic People's Republic of Korea
A general view during a session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, September 13, 2021. "With a lot of missteps so far, they should use their time on the council to promote human rights among friends and foes alike." "Our goals are clear: stand with human rights defenders and speak out against violations and abuses of human rights," she said in a statement. Human Rights Council candidates are elected in geographical groups to ensure even representation. The United States received the second lowest number of votes, beating out only Eritrea, which received 144 votes.
Persons: Denis Balibouse, Trump, Joe Biden, Biden, Louis Charbonneau, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Jim Risch, Patricia Zengerle, Alistair Bell Organizations: Human Rights, United Nations, Denis Balibouse UNITED, General, Rights, Israel, Washington, U.S, Republican, Senate Foreign Relations, Democrat, Human, United Arab, United States, Thomson Locations: Geneva, Switzerland, United States, Beijing, Moscow, China, Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Taiwan, Russia, U.S, New York, Washington, Afghanistan, Burma, Ethiopia, Syria, Yemen, Israel, Venezuela, Cuba, Kazakhstan, Gambia, Benin, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Paraguay, Honduras, Luxembourg, Finland, Montenegro, Lithuania, Cameroon, Eritrea, Somalia, India, Argentina
Live Covid Live Updates: Biden Virtually Hosts World Leaders to Shore Up Global Response At a high-stakes meeting, a CDC advisory panel is considering whether booster shots should go to most Americans or a limited few. Biden hosts a virtual meeting of world leaders to shore up the global Covid response. The opening discussion, “Call the World to Account and Vaccinate the World,” will be moderated by Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Mr. Biden’s ambassador to the United Nations. Mr. Biden has been under intense pressure from global health experts to do more to address the vaccine shortage. The World Health Organization has also had trouble getting Moderna to the negotiating table, according to Dr. Martin Friede, a W.H.O.
Persons: Biden, Dedi Sinuhaji, António Guterres, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa of, Boris Johnson, Soumya Swaminathan, Mercedes Carrera, Alisha Jucevic, , Michael G, Sara Oliver, Marcelo Queiroga, Adriano Machado, Jair, Dr, Queiroga, Bolsonaro, Johnson, General Antonio Guterres, Andrzej Duda of Poland, Brazil’s, Michelle Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro’s, Mr, “ I’ve, ” Mr, , Ernesto Londoño, Rolex Dela Pena, Martin Friede, Charles Gore, Friede, Stephanie Nolen, Eric Lander, Alexander Drago, Dwight Eisenhower, MacArthur, Frances Arnold, Maria T, Arnold, Zuber, Donald J, Trump, Lander, Barack Obama’s PCAST, Manish Swarup, ” Laurence Boone, Boone Organizations: CDC, Biden, Shutterstock, United Nations, White, Pfizer, BioNTech, Mr, Assembly, Administration, Covid, Physicians for Human, World Health Organization, Rosewood Family Health, Portland , Ore ., The New York Times, Centers for Disease Control, Food and Drug Administration, Israeli Ministry of Health, National Institutes of Health, General, Credit, Reuters, United Nations General Assembly, AstraZeneca, Oxford University, , Moderna, Rolex, EPA, United, Medicines, Office of Science, Technology, President’s, Advisors, Science, White House, Soviet Union, Sputnik, NASA, California Institute of Technology, ., Associated Press, Organization, Economic Cooperation, Development Locations: Medan, Indonesia, Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, New York, , Portland , Ore, Israel, Beijing, Brazil, South America’s, Britain, Quezon City, Philippines, United Nations, South Africa, Soviet, New Delhi, China, U.S, Europe
Live Covid Live Updates: Adams, N.Y.C.’s Likely Next Mayor, Wants to Turn Empty Hotels Into Housing for Homeless An extra dose of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine raises protection, the company says. The data, presented in a news release, has been submitted to the Food and Drug Administration, Johnson & Johnson said. Up to five months after vaccination, the effectiveness of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against hospitalization remained steady at around 81 percent. Many people got their Johnson & Johnson shot far more than eight weeks ago. Credit Credit...
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Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield walks into a bus to get a COVID-19 test outside U.N. Headquarters during the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 20, 2021. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield got tested on Monday and urged those attending the General Assembly to get a free test or vaccination. Attendees should do "everything possible to mitigate against getting COVID so that this event does not become a super-spreader event," Thomas-Greenfield told reporters. The first world leader to speak at the General Assembly, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, will flout the vaccination rule on Tuesday. Members of the Brazilian delegation gathered at the van on Monday to get tests, which Brazil requires for entry.
Persons: Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Eduardo Munoz, Johnson, United Nations Linda Thomas, Thomas, Joe Biden, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Adam Shrier, Daphne Psaledakis, Mary Milliken, Cynthia Osterman Organizations: United Nations General Assembly, REUTERS, Eduardo Munoz UNITED NATIONS, General Assembly, U.S, United Nations, United, Brazilian, New York, Thomson Locations: Manhattan , New York, U.S, United States . New York City, United States, New York, New York City, Brazil
The United Nations headquarters is seen during the 75th annual U.N. General Assembly high-level debate, which is being held mostly virtually due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in New York, U.S., September 21, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File PhotoUNITED NATIONS, Sept 19 (Reuters) - World leaders are returning to the United Nations in New York this week with a focus on boosting efforts to fight both climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, which last year forced them to send video statements for the annual gathering. He is pushing for a global plan to vaccinate 70% of the world by the first half of next year. Out of 5.7 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines administered around the world, only 2% have been in Africa. His U.N. envoy, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said Biden would "speak to our top priorities: ending the COVID-19 pandemic; combating climate change ... and defending human rights, democracy, and the international rules-based order."
Persons: Mike Segar, Joe Biden, Jair Bolsonaro, Johnson, Antonio Guterres, Biden, Guterres, Bolsonaro, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Boris Johnson, Michelle Nichols, Anthony Boadle, Leslie Adler Organizations: United Nations, General Assembly, REUTERS, UNITED, United, General, Reuters, British, Thomson Locations: New York, U.S, United States, Brazil, New York City, Africa, Washington, Afghanistan, Iran, Glasgow, Scotland, COP26
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres gestures during an interview with Reuters at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., September 15, 2021. But Secretary-General Guterres told Reuters in an interview: "We, as the Secretariat, cannot tell a head of state if he is not vaccinated that he cannot enter the United Nations." Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said on Wednesday that Moscow objected to anyone having to show vaccination proof to enter the General Assembly, describing such a move as discriminatory. In a letter to U.N. colleagues, Nebenzia called for the General Assembly to meet on Thursday to discuss the issue. read moreLast year no countries sent delegations to New York and world leaders instead sent video statements.
Persons: Antonio Guterres, Andrew Kelly UNITED, General Guterres, Guterres, Bill de Blasio, Johnson, De Blasio, U.N, Abdulla Shahid, Vassily Nebenzia, Nebenzia, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Michelle Nichols, Mary Milliken, Daniel Fastenberg, Grant McCool Organizations: United Nations, Reuters, United Nations Headquarters, REUTERS, Andrew Kelly UNITED NATIONS, COVID, New York, General, New York City, York City, Thomson Locations: Manhattan , New York City, U.S, New York, Manhattan, York, Africa, U.N, Russian
U.S. Treasury to Finish Sanctions Policy Review This Fall
  + stars: | 2021-09-10 | by ( Mengqi Sun | )   time to read: +5 min
The Biden administration expects to complete its ongoing sanctions policy review this fall, a U.S. Treasury Department spokeswoman said, as some human rights and humanitarian groups express concern about how long the review is taking and the level of engagement with nongovernmental organizations. The sanctions policy review, which Ms. Yellen committed to during her confirmation hearing, focuses in part on whether U.S. sanctions programs are achieving their stated goals and on potential unintended consequences, such as blocking of food, medicine or other humanitarian supplies. One official told The Wall Street Journal in July that the administration expected to publish the results of its sanctions policy review by the end of the summer. The Treasury spokeswoman said the sanctions review will identify steps for improving the government’s use of sanctions to ensure they remain an effective tactic of foreign policy and are updated to address U.S. priorities. But the review isn’t focused on individual sanctions programs or designations, or on an intelligence review related to the application of sanctions, she added.
Persons: Biden, Antony Blinken, Janet Yellen, United Nations Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Yellen, , Brian Nelson, Biden’s, Nelson, Paul Carroll, Carroll, ” Mr, Wally Adeyemo, Organizations: U.S . Treasury, United Nations, Wall Street, White House, Treasury, U.S . Senate, Charity & Security Network, U.S ., International Emergency Economic, State Department, White, National Security Council Locations: U.S, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Venezuela, Cuba
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield addresses the United Nations Security Council regarding the situation in Afghanistan at the United Nations in New York City, New York, U.S., August 16, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew KellyUNITED NATIONS, Aug 17 (Reuters) - The United States is urging world leaders to send videos instead of traveling to New York next month for an annual high-level gathering at the United Nations, saying it would help prevent it "from being a super-spreader event" amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States is also calling for all U.N.-hosted meetings and any side events to be fully virtual. "Parallel meetings and high-level events drawing travelers to New York needlessly increases risk to our community, New Yorkers, and other travelers," Thomas-Greenfield said. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Tuesday that the United Nations was discussing this year's event with the United States and that "things will become a little clearer as the days and weeks proceed."
Persons: Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Andrew Kelly UNITED, General Assembly's, Antonio Guterres, Thomas, U.N, Stephane Dujarric, Michelle Nichols, Jonathan Oatis Organizations: United Nations Security Council, United Nations, REUTERS, Andrew Kelly UNITED NATIONS, General Assembly, Thomson Locations: Afghanistan, New York City , New York, U.S, United States, New York, COVID, New Yorkers
Locals line up with their tanks to refill oxygen during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Yangon, Myanmar, July 14, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer/File PhotoWASHINGTON, Aug 10 (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it was giving Myanmar more than $50 million in aid as surging COVID-19 infections worsened a humanitarian crisis in the Southeast Asian country already reeling after generals overthrew a democratically elected government earlier this year. Six months after the army seized power, Myanmar's economy has collapsed and its health system has buckled as coronavirus cases surged. COVID-19 cases peaked in Myanmar last month, with 3,824 new daily infections now reported on average, Reuters data show. Thailand, the average number of new COVID-19 infections are at their peak, with more than 20,400 cases reported daily, according to Reuters data.
Persons: Stringer, Ned Price, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Price, Susan Heavey, Anil D'Silva Organizations: REUTERS, United, U.S . State Department, United Nations, State Department, Thomson Locations: Yangon, Myanmar, United States, Thailand, U.S, Burma, 3xv3SNi
Myanmar's ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun addresses the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 11, 2019. It was the military government's first statement since the arrest of two Myanmar citizens in connection with the alleged plot. Judgment must be made in the United States according to U.S. law. She said the United States stood in solidarity with Kyaw Moe Tun and commended him for "remarkable courage and bravery". Despite the junta's protests, Kyaw Moe Tun has continued to serve at the United Nations, representing the elected civilian government which was overthrown by the military in February.
Persons: Kyaw Moe Tun, Denis Balibouse, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Myanmar's U.N, Linda Thomas Greenfield, U.N, Matthew Tostevin, Giles Elgood Organizations: Human Rights, United Nations, REUTERS, U.S, UN, Reuters, Thomas, National Unity Government, Thomson Locations: Geneva, Switzerland, New York, U.S, Myanmar, United States, Thailand
Myanmar's ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun addresses the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo/File PhotoNEW YORK, Aug 7 (Reuters) - The United States on Saturday condemned a thwarted plot to attack Myanmar's U.N. ambassador in New York, saying it fits a "disturbing pattern" of authoritarian leaders and their supporters seeking to persecute opponents around the world. Two Myanmar citizens have been arrested in New York state for plotting with an arms dealer in Thailand - who sells weapons to the Burmese military - to kill or injure Myanmar's U.N. ambassador, U.S. authorities said on Friday. Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said on Saturday that the threat "fits a disturbing pattern of authoritarian leaders and their supporters reaching across the globe ... to persecute and repress journalists, activists, and others who dare speak or stand against them." Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Daniel WallisOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Kyaw Moe Tun, Denis Balibouse, Myanmar's U.N, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Thomas, Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, Michelle Nichols, Daniel Wallis Organizations: Human Rights, United Nations, REUTERS, Reuters, Tokyo Olympics, Thomson Locations: Geneva, Switzerland, United States, New York, Myanmar, Thailand, U.S, Belarusian, Poland, Iran
REUTERS/Tiksa NegerizNEW YORK, Aug 5 (Reuters) - The United Nations is concerned about situations where COVID-19 vaccines have gone unused, a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday, stressing that the world body can only help get doses into arms at the request of governments. The COVAX vaccine sharing program has so far delivered 186.2 million doses to 138 countries, according to data from the U.N. children's agency UNICEF. "We are very concerned about situations where we've seen vaccines have gone unused. read moreWhen asked about difficulties getting vaccine doses into people's arms, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield told MSNBC that COVAX "production levels have not been as robust as they had hoped they would be."
Persons: COVAX, U.N, Stephane Dujarric, Dujarric, United Nations Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Michelle Nichols, Grant McCool Organizations: AstraZeneca, Oxford, REUTERS, United, UNICEF, Global Alliance, Vaccines, Coalition for, World Health Organization, United Nations, MSNBC, Thomson Locations: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, United Nations, United, United States, COVAX, Washington, U.S
Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield will represent the United States at the Tokyo Olympics closing ceremony. Thomas-Greenfield, who has made refugee and humanitarian issues a priority at the U.N., also plans to engage with the Refugee Olympic Team, which is participating for the second time in history. She would be the first U.S. ambassador to the U.N. to meet with the refugee team. This year’s Olympic Refugee Team of 29 athletes was drawn from 55 contenders who fled their home countries of Afghanistan, Cameroon, Congo, Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Venezuela. The Olympic Games will end Aug. 8 and the closing ceremony will be broadcast at 7 a.m.
Persons: United Nations Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Thomas, Raymond Greene, Marcia Bernicat, Lady Jill Biden, Joe Biden Organizations: WASHINGTON —, United Nations, Tokyo, Team USA, Olympic, U.S, Mission, NBC, Thomas, Refugee Olympic, NBC News, . Security, NBCUniversal, MSNBC, Embassy, Olympic Games Locations: WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON — U.S, United States, U.S, Afghanistan, Cameroon, Congo, Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, Turkish, Russia, Tokyo, Canada
Former Haitian first lady Martine Moïse said she's considering running for president. This came less than a month after her husband, Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, was assassinated at their home. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy PolicyFormer Haitian first lady Martine Moïse says she is now seriously considering running for president after her husband, Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, was assassinated at their home, leaving her wounded in the attack earlier this month. "President Jovenel had a vision," Moïse told The New York Times in a report published Friday, adding, "and we Haitians are not going to let that die." A band of armed gunmen stormed into the couple's private residence in Haiti on July 7 and assassinated the president, critically wounding his wife.
Persons: Martine Moïse, Jovenel Moïse, Jovenel, Moïse, They've, Christian Emmanuel Sanon, Ariel Henry, Claude Joseph, Joe Biden's, Biden, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Henry Organizations: Service, New York Times, Times, United Nations Security Council, Interim, UN Locations: Haitian, Haiti, Florida
Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield cut short her visit to Haiti on Friday after gunshots were heard at the funeral for assassinated President Jovenel Moïse, a senior administration official told NBC News. Thomas-Greenfield and her delegation left Haiti safely and they are en route back to the states, the official confirmed. And also, it’s important that we share our condolences with First Lady Martine Moïse and her family. The slain president's funeral unfolded as Haitians feared the ongoing political instability could lead to more violence in the Caribbean nation. The late president's wife, Martine Moïse, paid her final respects to her husband amid cries of “Justice!
Persons: United Nations Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Jovenel Moïse, Ariel Henry, Claude Joseph, Thomas, Martine Moïse, , Organizations: United Nations, NBC News, Thomas, Haitian, Reuters Locations: Haiti, Haitian, Caribbean
Pallbearers in military attire carry the coffin holding the body of late Haitian President Jovenel Moise after he was shot dead at his home in Port-au-Prince earlier this month, in Cap-Haitien, July 23, 2021. REUTERS/Ricardo ArduengoWASHINGTON, July 23 (Reuters) - The delegation U.S. President Joe Biden sent to Haiti is "safe" after gunshots were heard near the funeral for the Caribbean country's former leader, Jovenel Moise, the White House said on Friday. "The presidential delegation is safe and accounted for in light of the reported shootings outside of the funeral," White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters. The delegation to the funeral, which was led by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield, is returning home slightly earlier than originally expected due to the security concern, according to a source familiar with the situation.
Persons: Jovenel Moise, Ricardo Arduengo WASHINGTON, Joe Biden, Jen Psaki, United Nations Linda Thomas, Thomas, Greenfield, Jeff Mason, Michelle Nichols, Trevor Hunnicutt, Franklin Paul, Giles Elgood Organizations: REUTERS, U.S, Caribbean, United Nations, Twitter, Haitian, Thomson Locations: Port, Cap, Haitien, Haiti, Greenfield, Washington, New York
Biden's UN ambassador abruptly left the funeral for Haiti's president amid unrest surrounding the ceremony. Thomas-Greenfield and the rest of the US delegation left the funeral after less than 30 minutes, per the New York Times. A new prime minister, Ariel Henry, was sworn-in on Tuesday. Henry had been tapped to be the new prime minister only days before Moïse was killed. In the initial aftermath of the killing, Henry and then-Prime Minister Claude Joseph both claimed to be the legitimate prime minister.
Persons: Jovenel Moïse, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Jen Psaki, Psaki, Mark Makela, Moïse, Biden, Joe Biden, Ariel Henry, Henry, Claude Joseph, Joseph, Thomas, Jake Sullivan, Haiti's, Sullivan Organizations: UN, Service, United Nations, US, New York Times, Getty, American Marines, Haitian National Police, Government, Justice and Homeland Security Locations: Haiti, United States
Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, was forced to end the trip early due to the unrest, a senior administration official told NBC News. However, Thomas-Greenfield was able to meet with Haitian leaders at the funeral, including newly sworn in Prime Minister Ariel Henry and his predecessor Claude Joseph before leaving. There were no immediate reports of injuries among protesters, authorities or guests at the funeral. Greenfield, in remarks delivered upon the delegation's arrival in Haiti, expressed solidarity with the Haitian people and condolences to First Lady Martine Moise. "We are deeply concerned about unrest in Haiti," Psaki said at a Friday briefing.
Persons: Jovenel Moise, White, Jen Psaki, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Ariel Henry, Claude Joseph, Gregory Meeks, Jeff Fortenberry, Juan Gonzales, Daniel Foote, Biden, Haiti Michele Sison, Lady Martine Moise, Leon Charles, Moise, Psaki, Angela Merkel Organizations: U.S, NBC News, Haitian, House Foreign, Western, Reuters, Haitien, Embassy Locations: Thomas, Haiti, Greenfield, Cap, Caribbean, U.S
Biden will head to Virginia to campaign for Terry McAuliffe, his first foray on the campaign trail as president. President Biden will speak at a campaign event for Mr. McAuliffe in Arlington, Va., on Friday. Credit... Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times President Biden will join former Virginia Gov. Mr. Biden is set to speak at the campaign event for Mr. McAuliffe in a park in Arlington, a short drive from Washington, on Friday evening. Mr. McAuliffe has sought to tether Mr. Youngkin to Mr. Trump, joking that he would pay for the fuel for Mr. Trump to visit the state and campaign for Mr. Youngkin.
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An aerial view of the Jalousie neighborhood almost a week after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti July 13, 2021. Some protesters set tires ablaze in the middle of gritty city streets, which remain quieter than usual in the aftermath of Moise's killing early last Wednesday. "I'm scared because the gangs just keep killing people and I can't sell anything." In New York, Haiti's U.N. Moise's killing has sparked confusion about who is the legitimate leader of the country of 11 million people.
Persons: Jovenel Moise, Ricardo Arduengo, Moise, Christian Emmanuel Sanon, Dimitri Herard, Eugene France, Haiti's U.N, Antonio Rodrigue, U.N, Rodrigue, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, David Alire Garcia, Michelle Nichols, Daina Beth Solomon, Rosalba O'Brien Organizations: REUTERS, Ricardo Arduengo PORT, Haitian, Prosecutors, General Assembly, The U.S, United Nations, Thomson Locations: Port, Prince, Haiti, Caribbean, Haitian, Americas, New York, The, U.S
Some protesters set tires ablaze in the middle of gritty streets, which remained quieter than usual in the aftermath of Moise's killing early on July 7. Moise was shot dead at his home by what Haitian authorities describe as a unit of assassins, including 26 Colombians and two Haitian Americans. Eighteen of the Colombians were detained, three were killed by police and five were still on the run, Haitian police said. A third Haitian-American, Christian Emmanuel Sanon, was arrested on Sunday by Haitian authorities, who accused him of being a mastermind of the attack. "The Department of Justice will continue to support Haitian authorities in their review of the facts and the circumstances surrounding this attack," Price said at a news briefing on Wednesday.
Persons: Jovenel Moise, Ricardo Arduengo, Moise, Christian Emmanuel Sanon, Leon Charles, John Joel Joseph, Charles, Dimitri Herard, Herard, Eugene France, Damy, Makenson, Jean, Jacques Dessalines, Haiti's U.N, Antonio Rodrigue, U.N, Rodrigue, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, President Moise, Ned Price, Price, David Alire Garcia, Michelle Nichols, Daphne Psaledakis, Oliver Griffin, Daina Beth Solomon, Cassandra Garrison, Rosalba O'Brien, Leslie Adler Organizations: REUTERS, Ricardo Arduengo PORT, Haitian, Police, National Police, Lending, Lending Group, Semana, Reuters, Prosecutors, Haiti, General Assembly, United Nations, Department, Justice, Thomson Locations: Lalue, Port, Prince, Haiti, Caribbean, Florida, Colombian, Americas, Haitian, New York, The U.S, U.S, United States, Washington, Bogota
If these vying world powers don't reach an agreement, Syrian civilians could go without food, medicine and other supplies, with aid agencies warning that many won't survive. "If they close the crossing people will die," said Mohamed Salam Khan, 45, who lives in the rebel-held enclave of Idlib. "Everything comes through the crossing," he said, adding that people felt "under a siege from everywhere" and that "people are exhausted." Workers carry boxes of humanitarian aid near Bab al-Hawa crossing at the Syrian-Turkish border. "The idea of sending aid to the Syrian population but bypassing the Syrian government is unacceptable to Russia."
Persons: Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, Mohamed Salam Khan, Delil Souleiman, Khan, Biden, Putin, Jonathan Eyal, Bashar al, Assad, Mahmoud Hassano, Eyal, Juliette Touma, Andrea Mitchell, United Nations Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Alexander Lavrentyev, Jake Sullivan, White Organizations: United Nations Security, Getty, Royal United Services Institute, Syrian, Human Rights, International, Reuters, Workers, NBC, UNICEF, United Nations, U.S Locations: Washington, Moscow, United States, Russia, Syria, Idlib, Syria's, Hasakeh, AFP, Geneva, London, British, Iran, U.S, Turkey, China, Ireland, Norway, United Kingdom, France, Bab, Turkish, Damascus
U.S. President Joe Biden had raised the importance of the cross-border aid operation with Russian President Vladimir Putin in June. The Biden administration warned at the time that any future cooperation with Russia over Syria would be at risk if the cross-border aid deliveries were shut down. read moreThe council first authorized a cross-border aid operation into Syria in 2014 at four points. Russia has said the aid operation is outdated and violates Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity. In a swipe at the United States and others, Russia and China have also blamed unilateral sanctions for some of Syria's plight.
Persons: Khalil Ashawi, we've, Linda Thomas, Vassily Nebenzia, Nebenzia, Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, Biden, Antonio Guterres, Michelle Nichols, William Maclean Organizations: REUTERS, Khalil Ashawi UNITED NATIONS, . Security, United Nations, Thomas, Security, Thomson Locations: Syrian, Turkish, Aleppo, Syria, Turkey, Russia, United States, Greenfield, Ireland, Norway, Russian, China
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