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UNICEF , French president urge protection for children of war
Children forced to become soldiers, underage sex slaves, adolescent refugees fleeing war on their own _ France's president and UNICEF are urging the international community to do more to protect the more than 200 million children of today's conflict zones
Humanitarian Officials Warn of Repeating Syria ‘Tragedies’ in 2017
Some of the world's top humanitarian aid and refugees officials said in a statement today that "up to 700,000 people, including an estimated 300,000 children, still remain trapped" in 15 besieged areas in Syria. The officials -- from the United Nations , World Health Organization and World Food
World AIDS Day: How the World Is Still Fighting the Disease 35 Years After Its Discovery
It's been 35 years since researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first reported on a mysterious illness that was infecting and killing healthy young men. The CDC report from 1981 was the first time AIDS was ever mentioned in medical literature. In those early days,
SNEAK PEEK: Flip the Script
37 days until the Iowa caucuses In an interview airing tonight on Nightline, Barack Obama strikes at the heart of Hillary Clinton's fundamental strength and experience pitch and questions whether being a two term first lady makes her the most qualified candidate to be president. "There is no doubt
Where in the World is Barack Obama?
At some point in the next few days, Barack Obama will touch down in a foreign country to start an overseas trip, accompanied by a larger press corps, senior political correspondents and network television anchors. ABC News' Jake Tapper reports that Obama senior advisers spoke to reporters today to
Senior advisers to Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, deigned to take a few minutes to share with us some information about the senator's pending visit to Jordan, Israel, Germany, France and the UK. Any possible pending trip the senator may make...
Ex-Cabinet Members Press Bush to Ban Torture
ABC News' Kirit Radia and Jennifer Parker Report: Turning up the volume on the heated debate over the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, a bipartisan group of former cabinet members, military leaders and religious leaders released a signed statement...
Obama Says McCain Continuing "Bush/Cheney Political Playbook Based on Fear"
At the Liaison Hotel this afternoon, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, sat with his "Senior Working Group on National Security." Former Sen. Sam Nunn, D-Ga., and former Secretary of State Warren Christopher were on speakerphone. Around the table, left to right,...
Idealistic Obama bets on collaboration
What makes a leader? We examine this year's leading presidential candidates through that prism. Our leadership categories are adapted from standards developed by Fred Greenstein, a Princeton scholar and author of "The Presidential Difference." Greenstein says the modern presidency is so powerful,
SNEAK PEEK: 'Great Things'
16 Days Until the Iowa Caucuses The presidential candidates are very aware that their window of opportunity to define their opponents in ads or mailings before the holidays is quickly closing. And with that time crunch comes a decision - go naughty or nice? Mitt Romney takes the "contrast" route