Canada pledges more UN peacekeepers in bid for UN role

Canada pledges more UN peacekeepers in bid for UN role

Canada has announced it will step up its contribution to UN peacekeeping operations, a stark departure from previous government policy, which shunned international involvement. The government has said it will commit 600 troops and Can$450 million (US$350 million) over three years to United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operations around the world. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said […]

UN admits role in Haiti cholera epidemic, pledges aid

UN admits role in Haiti cholera epidemic, pledges aid

A U.N. acknowledgement that it played a role in introducing cholera to Haiti and vows to aid victims were welcomed Friday in the Caribbean nation, which has experienced the worst outbreak of the disease in recent history. While the number of cholera cases has been significantly reduced from the initial outbreak in 2010, the fact […]

Theresa May pledges ‘serious social reform’ in major break from Cameron and Osborne as she launches her vision for Britain… and declares ‘Brexit means Brexit’

Theresa May pledges ‘serious social reform’ in major break from Cameron and Osborne as she launches her vision for Britain… and declares ‘Brexit means Brexit’

Theresa May pledged to deliver ‘serious social reform’ in a major break from David Cameron and George Osborne’s premiership as she launched her vision for Britain today. In a clear pitch for the centre-ground of British politics, the front-runner to take over as Prime Minister in September said Britain needs ‘a bold, new, positive vision […]

Al Qaeda chief pledges allegiance to new Afghan Taliban leader

Al Qaeda chief pledges allegiance to new Afghan Taliban leader

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, in an online audio message, pledged allegiance to the new head of the Afghan Taliban, who was appointed last month after his predecessor was killed in a US drone strike. The veteran Islamist militant became al Qaeda’s leader after U.S. Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011, […]