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Turns Out That UN Vote Against The US On Jerusalem Cost Nations Nothing

Turns Out That UN Vote Against The US On Jerusalem Cost Nations Nothing

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UN Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez / AFP / Getty Images Donald Trump swore in December to withhold “billions” of dollars of US aid from countries that supported a United Nations resolution condemning the administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.“Let them vote against us,” he said. “We’ll save a lot. We don’t care.”On Monday the Trump administration made public its proposed 2019 budget, and here's the news: not a single country lost funding on the basis of voting against the US at the UN.In fact, the budget specifically carves out money for many of the countries that voted against the US in the UN General Assembly, such as Zimbabwe, Somalia and Nigeria.“I...
The President Of The Philippines Said His Soldiers Should Shoot Rebel Women In The Vagina

The President Of The Philippines Said His Soldiers Should Shoot Rebel Women In The Vagina

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Rodrigo Duterte. - / AFP / Getty Images Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte last week told soldiers under his command that when engaging with rebel women, they should shoot them in the vagina.Duterte, a former mayor of Manila who has made numerous incendiary remarks since taking office in 2016, made the comments while speaking to former rebels at a private event on Feb. 7.During his speech, he described an imaginary conversation between a general and a solider: "'Are there any women holding guns?' 'Sir, she's a fighter.An Amazon.' 'Shoot the [slang term for vagina].'"The official transcript of Duterte's comments released by his office replaces the word "vagina" and the slang for it with a set of dashes. According to the transcript, the ma...
24 Incredible Pictures From Early Years Of The Olympics

24 Incredible Pictures From Early Years Of The Olympics

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Opening ceremony of the 1896 Olympic Games in the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens. Eye Ubiquitous / Getty Images Women competitors in the archery event of the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. Topical Press Agency / Getty Images An elephant performs at a garden party hosted for Olympic athletes by Britain's Lord Michelham in 1914. Ullstein Bild Dtl. / Getty Images American track and field athlete Howard P. Drew on his way to the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm. Fpg / Getty Images The Danish women's gymnastics team practicing at the 1908 London Olympics. Topical Press Agency / Getty Images American gymnasts prac...
A Former UN Ambassador Says Russia Made Him A Target. Now He Wants To Warn The US.

A Former UN Ambassador Says Russia Made Him A Target. Now He Wants To Warn The US.

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UN Photo A former ambassador to the United Nations claims he was improperly removed from his post last year following repeated pressure from Russian officials.Vlad Lupan, who served as Moldova’s ambassador to the UN from 2012 until he was asked to leave in June 2017, told BuzzFeed News that he was the subject of years of attacks by Russia through diplomatic channels and others means, including a fake news campaign in 2014 that contributed to a vote of no-confidence in parliament against the ruling coalition in Moldova, a country that has long wrestled with Russian influence.Lupan told BuzzFeed News in an interview that shortly following a visit to Moscow in early 2017, Moldovan President Igor Dodon told a meeting of foreign diplomats that removing Lupan from his post at t...
Syria’s Civil War Is Ending. But The War For Syria Is Just Beginning.

Syria’s Civil War Is Ending. But The War For Syria Is Just Beginning.

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Syria Civil Defence volunteers try to extinguish a fire in Maaret al-Numan in the rebel-held Idlib province following reported regime air strikes. Amer Alhamwe / AFP / Getty Images ISTANBUL – Seven years after it began, Syria's messy, bloody civil war could finally be nearing its end. But a conflict that has left half a million people dead — and displaced nearly 13 million more — is being replaced by something even more dangerous.Despite the heavy involvement of the UN and the international community, chances of a lasting peace between the government of Bashar al-Assad and the rebels fighting him seems more distant than ever, even as some governments begin denying fleeing Syrians shelter in the belief the conflict is "winding down." “The ...
As The Olympics Deal With A Cyberattack, All Eyes Are On Russia

As The Olympics Deal With A Cyberattack, All Eyes Are On Russia

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Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty Images Hackers have disrupted the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, and the world’s security experts are trying to determine if Russia is the culprit.For about 45 minutes on Friday night, some Olympic computers and networks, including Wi-Fi systems, were hit with malicious software that targeted users with a @pyeongchang2018.com email address.“We can confirm that the technology issues experienced on Friday night were caused by a cyber-attack,” Jihye Lee, a spokesperson for the 2018 games, said in a statement. No systems were affected, and organizers are still investigating, she said.That the attack didn’t do more significant damage appears to be by design. Researchers at Cisco Talos who analyzed dozens of samples of the mal...
24 South Koreans Say What They Really Think About North Korea

24 South Koreans Say What They Really Think About North Korea

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“Dangerous and naughty but family.” "North Korea, who are you guys? Can we be friends?" BuzzFeed "NK & SK: We love each other, I guess..." BuzzFeed BuzzFeed "Now we seem far away but I hope we can be friends later on." BuzzFeed "NK: Dangerous and naughty but family." BuzzFeed "We were one. Now we are two." BuzzFeed "So scared." BuzzFeed "The situation is very uncomfortable, uncertain, and dark. I hope spring comes soon." BuzzFeed "Kim Jung-un." BuzzFeed "...
Devin Nunes Has Promised Another Phase In His Push To Discredit The Trump-Russia Probe. Here It Is.

Devin Nunes Has Promised Another Phase In His Push To Discredit The Trump-Russia Probe. Here It Is.

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BuzzFeed News / Getty Images / C-SPAN It covers just eight pages, misspells names, and relies on only one Russian intelligence source.The so-called second dossier echoes many assertions about Donald Trump’s activities with Russians that former British spy Christopher Steele made in his reports, now called “the Steele dossier.”And the “second dossier” is gaining increasing attention in Washington, where Republicans say it provides additional evidence of anti-Trump taint in the Trump-Russia investigation.But to paraphrase the late Sen. Lloyd Bentsen, we’ve read the second dossier, and it’s no Steele dossier. It’s not even a dossier.Written by Cody Shearer, a one-time journalist who became an activist in the 1990s and has close ties ...
23 Of The Most Powerful Pictures In Olympic History

23 Of The Most Powerful Pictures In Olympic History

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Betty Robinson becomes the first woman to take gold in a track and field event in 1928. American athlete Betty Robinson (second from left) wins the final of the women's 100-meter event during the Olympic Games in Amsterdam on July 31, 1928. Central Press / Getty Images Jesse Owens beats the Nazis in 1936. The medalists in the long jump competition salute from the victory stand at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin on Aug. 8, 1936. From left, Japan's Naoto Tajima (bronze); American Jesse Owens (gold), who set an Olympic record in the event and offers an American-style salute with his hand to his forehead; and Germany's Luz Long (silver) giving a Nazi salute. Bettmann / Bettmann Archive The Olympic team from For...
A Unified Korean Olympic Team Walked In The Opening Ceremonies — But These Koreans Weren't Fans

A Unified Korean Olympic Team Walked In The Opening Ceremonies — But These Koreans Weren't Fans

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View Video › A conservative anti-unification protest in front of Haeoreum Hall of the National Theater of Korea on Sunday night. Facebook: video.php PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — One of the central focuses of the 2018 Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony on Friday night was harmony on the Korean peninsula. In front of an estimated 35,000 spectators in the stands, in frigid conditions, South Korean women's ice hockey player Park Jong-ah and North Korean player Jong Su Hyon brought the Olympic flame up the flight of stairs to the Olympic cauldron.But outside the stadium, Koreans with a very different attitude toward Korean unification were doing a very different kind of torch-lighting.A small but rowdy group of several dozen anti-unification activists gathered o...