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Oct 25, 2014

U.S. envoy Samantha Power travels to Ebola-stricken West Africa

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is traveling to Guinea on Sunday and will also visit Liberia and Sierra Leone, making the trip despite calls by some U.S. lawmakers for a travel ban on the three West African countries worst-affected by Ebola.

Power, a member of President Barack Obama’s cabinet, left Washington on Saturday. Obama has resisted Republican calls for a travel ban on advice from health officials who say such a measure would be counter-productive, in part because it would impede people going to help fight the epidemic.

Oct 25, 2014
Oct 25, 2014
Oct 24, 2014
Oct 24, 2014
Oct 24, 2014
Oct 24, 2014

UN authorizes ship inspections near Somalia for arms, charcoal

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (Reuters) – The United Nations
Security Council authorized the inspection of boats suspected of
carrying illegal shipments of charcoal or weapons to and from
Somalia on Friday, though Russia and Jordan abstained from the
vote over concerns about the move.

The resolution, adopted by the 15-member council with 13
votes in favor, approves the use of “all necessary measures” -
diplomatic code for military force – to carry out such
inspections.

Oct 23, 2014
Oct 23, 2014
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      "I am a Reuters correspondent at the United Nations in New York. I have also covered general news for Reuters in the United States, Afghanistan, Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific. Before joining Reuters more than a decade ago, I had a two year stint at The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh, Scotland and began my career at The Border Mail newspaper in Albury/Wodonga in Australia."
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