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Mandela loomed large for US presidents

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Nelson Mandela loomed large for each of the four US presidents set to honor him on Tuesday: as a distant mentor, a personal counselor, a wartime critic and a fellow world sage. President Barack Obama and former US leader George W. Bush boarded Air Force…
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Hillary Clinton: Mandela was ‘giant among us’

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Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton on Friday praised the life of South Africa's late leader Nelson Mandela, whom she hailed as "a giant among us." Clinton, who was accepting a prestigious human rights award in Washington, focused on Mandela…

Washington ‘Redskins' team name, ‘hurtful reminder' to Native Americans – UN expert

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11 April 2014 – The United Nations independent expert tasked with defending the rights of indigenous peoples, today called on the owners of the...

In Peru, Ban commends development advances, says challenges remain

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12 December 2014 – Addressing the Congress of Peru today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that despite impressive development achievements, big challenges remain...

Honduras must address widespread impunity for crimes against women, girls – UN expert

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10 July 2014 – An independent United Nations human rights expert has urged the Government of Honduras to address the culture of widespread impunity...

Indian Victory Bears Out the Need for the Manila Principles

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This week, on the edges of RightsCon Southeast Asia in Manila, Philippines, digital rights groups from around the world came together for two days...
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White House denies ‘Orwellian’ news manipulation

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The White House rejected claims Thursday that it had clamped down on press access more than previous administrations after it was accused of mounting an "Orwellian" image control campaign. President Barack Obama's spokesman Jay Carney faced a fresh…

U.S. military advisers arrive Nigeria to help find the missing school girls [VIDEO]

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U.S. advisers arrives in Nigeria to aid in search for the kidnapped schoolgirls. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
Micron's Virginia Values Veterans Certification Award being presented by John C. Harvey, Jr and John Newby

Micron achieves Virginia Values Veterans Certification, commits to Workforce Development

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Micron Technology, Inc., (Nasdaq:MU) announced on August 3, 3017 that Micron Technology Virginia (MTV) has achieved the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program certification, highlighting...
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US releases $450million in frozen Iran funds

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The United States has authorized the release of a $450 million installment in Iranian assets that were frozen as punishment for Tehran's disputed nuclear program, the State Department said Thursday. It came after a new report by the UN's nuclear watchdog…

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