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THE HILL WE CLIMB- Amanda Gorman

When day comes we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry, a sea we must wade We've braved the belly...

US official delivers Trump’s threatening message to Sri Lankan president – WSWS

Image: Gotabhaya Rajapakse (AP Photo) (K. Ratnayake/WSWS) US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice G. Wells delivered a letter...

US: Trump Threatens War Crimes Against Iran; Laws of War Prohibit Deliberate Attacks on Cultural Property

Image: U.S. President Donald Trump announces his strategy for the war in Afghanistan during an address from Fort Myer, Virginia, U.S., August 21, 2017. ©...

US knew about 1960s mass killings of communists in Indonesia, declassified documents reveal

Image: Members of the Youth Wing of the Indonesian Communist Party (Pemuda Rakjat) are watched by soldiers as they are taken to prison in Jakarta...

HRC 34: US says Sri Lanka is a success story for UNHRC

Making a short statement at the34 session of the UNHRC Erin M. Barclay, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State said " when the Council functions...

Sources: U.S. considers quitting U.N. Human Rights Council

The body has been accused of unfairly targeting Israel, and Trump aides are questioning its usefulness. By NAHAL TOOSI and ELIANA JOHNSON The Trump administration is...

Women’s March on Washington: What You Need to Know

Credit Carlos Barria/Reuters By KATIE ROGERS The Women’s March on Washington, a project that began with a Facebook page in the hours after the...

Trump ‘compromising’ claims: How and why did we get here?

Image copyright AP: The allegations against Donald Trump in the documents read like something from a bad film By Paul Wood BBC News, Washington. Donald Trump...

Bernie Sanders Shows He Isn’t Afraid to Challenge Donald Trump In Statement Acknowledging Win

Heather Saul. 'To the degree that he pursues racist, sexist, xenophobic and anti-environment policies, we will vigorously oppose him,' warns senator. Donald Trump’s election victory...

U.N. Rights Commissioner Calls Trump ‘Dangerous’

GENEVA — A top United Nations official joined the criticism of Donald J. Trump on Wednesday, warning that his election would threaten international stability. While...

Families of victims killed during US-led invasion of Iraq demand compensation

(Saudi Arabia and Iraq believe the conventional law of sovereign immunity has been compromised by the US Getty Images) by Gabriel Samuels Families of victims of...

Barack Obama’s Speech At Black Museum Opening

(Mr Obama said the museum would tell a fuller, richer story of America, AP) James Baldwin once wrote, “For while the tale of how we...

Report on Religious Freedom in Sri Lanka

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. 2015 Report on International Religious Freedom. Executive Summary     The constitution states every person is “entitled to freedom of thought,...

Transcript: Hillary Clinton’s Speech at the Democratic Convention

JULY 28, 2016. Hillary Clinton spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times Following is a transcript of Hillary Clinton’s...

Hillary Clinton Has a 76 Percent Chance to Win the Presidency

Josh Katz @jshkat. For now, at least, Hillary Clinton has a 76 percent chance of defeating Donald Trump to become president of the United States. A...

Sri Lanka Welcomes US Assistant Secretaries Biswal and Malinowski

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera welcomed Assistant Secretaries of State Nisha Biswal and Tom Malinowski to the island, this evening. Biswal, the US Assistant Secretary of...

US Assistant Secretary Biswal Travel to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal will travel to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka this week. Deputy Assistant...

Torture in American Style, Reveled

(Documents detail how to enforce sleep deprivation, limit the caloric intake of food and the correct positions required for waterboarding) The CIA has declassified documents about...

Noam Chomsky on Donald Trump: ‘Almost a Death Knell for the Human Species’

(Trump … ‘I’m not sure he knows what he thinks’ Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters) As he appears in new documentary The Divide, the great intellectual explains...

Polls: Sanders Has More Potential to Beat Trump

Recent data show Sanders has double-digit lead in support over Republican candidate while Clinton would face tight race. Sanders has performed best in "open" primaries,...

President Sirisena’s Administration Has Made Extraordinary Progress – Samantha Power

Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at a United States-Sri Lanka Trade and Investment Framework Agreement Council Meeting,...

President Obama’s Trip to Cuba: What You Need to Know

(Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo A poster features portraits of Cuba's President Raul Castro, left, and President Barack Obama and reads in Spanish "Welcome to Cuba" outside...

Clearly Outline US Support to Sri Lanka to Implement UN Recommendations – Congress Committee

"I ask you to clearly outline the steps that the US government will take to support reform , including efforts to implement recommendations from...

Apple-FBI Case Could Have Serious Global Ramifications for Human Rights: Zeid

GENEVA (4 March 2016) -- The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday urged the US authorities to proceed...

USA Supports Sri Lanka in Fully implementing the Human Rights Council Resolution

Joint Statement From the U.S. Department of State and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka on the Inaugural U.S. - Sri Lanka...

US to Promote Investigative Journalism in Sri Lanka

Press Trust of India | Washington. The US has decided to give a grant of USD 500,000 to organisations in Sri Lanka that will promote...

US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs to Arrive for Two-day Visit

( US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Thomas Shannon) The Foreign Ministry says that the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs,...

Remarks by Samantha Power at a Town Hall with Sri Lankan Youth

(Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at a Town Hall with Sri Lankan Youth.) AMBASSADOR POWER: Thank you so...

Samantha Power and US Sri Lanka Policy

With a transfer of power in Colombo, the Obama administration looks to put Sri Lanka in the win column for U.S. democracy promotion efforts. By...

US Wants Foreign Hand in Lanka’s Domestic Probe

(Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal) The new Sri Lankan government has “a very strong intent” in addressing rights...
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