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Hillary Clinton calls on terrorist groups to stop gender-based violence

Hillary Clinton

The former Secretary of State of the USA Hillary Clinton called for a "unified strategy" to stop terrorist violence against women. She warned that violence incidents are growing in such groups as the ISIL.

"It happened to the Yazidis in Iraq and hundreds of rapt girls and women forced to become wives of the terrorists. This tactic of the ISIL is very ancient. We believed that it was not preserved in the 21st century, but we were wrong," she said.

Clinton referred to the Lord"s Resistance Army, a Ugandan rebel group "at the forefront of this horrific behavior". Recently, other groups such as Boko Haram adopted the practice of kidnapping children, she said.

"Girls and women deserve to be in the center of the American foreign policy. It shows our values. It"s part of who we are," said Clinton.

USA will teach to identify potential extremists

  • Sep 17, 2014
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USA will teach to identify potential extremists The United States government launches a new program in order to stop the radical people joining the Islamic state and other extremist groups.

The United States Department of Justice, the White House and other institutions start a series of pilot programs to unite community leaders, law enforcement officials and others to develop a strategy to counter the threat, said Holder.

While existing programs were aimed at community leaders, the new program will involve teachers, psychologists, and social service professionals who provide great support and assistance in the development of special methods for potential extremist identification. The objective is to intervene before people come over to the terrorists' side.

Obama will send up to 3,000 military forces to fight Ebola

  • Sep 17, 2014
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Obama will send up to 3,000 American troops to fight Ebola

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama must announce his decision to send 3,000 American servicemen to help in the fight against Ebola virus in West Africa. At the same time, the Pentagon asked the Congress to repeal the financial assistance of $ 500 million.

Ebola virus has caused more than 2,200 deaths in West Africa, and on Tuesday, the President of the United States has to tell about his plans to fight the disease during the speech at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

The Administration stated that the United States provide medical and consultancy support, which includes sending 500 health care workers a week, creation of 17 health facilities with about 100 hospital beds, creation of joint headquarters in Monrovia, Liberia, and interaction with the United States and international organizations.

The United States also provide kits for domiciliary health support for thousands of families, including those 50 thousand sets the United States Agency for International Development has to send this week to Liberia.

Deaf students insist on the right to bear arms

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Deaf students insist on the right to bear arms

The News-Herald source from Morganton reported that last week the schoolteachers went to Washington, DC, to make a law that would allow them to enlist in the Air Force.

The Congress approved two bills that would require the Air Force to implement a program to assess the feasibility of providing the hearing-impaired with the right to become soldiers. The teacher of civics David Byrd said that deaf people should have the right to perform non-combat tasks. Byrd said that in this case, deaf people could be treated equally with those who can hear.

Terrorist attack near U.S. Embassy in Afghan capital, 3 people killed

  • Sep 17, 2014
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Terrorist attack near US embassy in Afghan capital

Three soldiers of the NATO coalition troops were killed and several more were injured in the blast, which occurred on Tuesday in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, near the United States Embassy, says the coalition representatives.

Nationality of the victims has not yet been reported.

The Head of the criminal investigation Faird Afzalai said that a bomb in the car was the cause of the explosion, and the military convoy was the target. The car exploded on the road between the United States Embassy and the airport, close to the country"s Supreme Court, next to the houses of the American soldiers.

Afzalai says that the explosion killed at least 2 military men and destroyed 18 civilian vehicles.

In addition, the squad of the NATO troops under the leadership of the United States, reported that on Monday, one of the soldiers was killed during an attack of an unknown man in the Afghan National Army uniform.

Taliban has admitted his responsibility for attack organization in the letter to journalists.

Obama congratulates Iraq on forming a new government

  • Sep 9, 2014
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Obama congratulates Iraqis on forming a new government

The White House informs that Obama called the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

"The President congratulated the Prime Minister Abad and other Iraqi leaders on the formation of a new government and stressed on the need for continued cooperation between the United States and Iraq with the international community to counter the threat posed by the "Islamic state", says the White House statement.

Iraq"s Parliament approved a new government led by the current Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. During the session on September 8, Iraq"s parliamentarians agreed on the candidates of the former Iraqi Premiers Nouri al-Maliki and Ayad Allawi and the former Parliament Speaker Osama al-Nujeifi as Vice-Presidents.

Obama: The Islamic state is to be “degraded and destroyed”

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Obama: The Islamic state is to be "degraded and destroyed"

The United States plan to fight with the Islamic state, as long as it is not a threat to the Middle East, and seek justice for the murder of the American journalist Steven Sotloff. It was announced by President Barack Obama on Wednesday.

Obama said that the destruction of the militant group would take some time, considering the military weakness of Syria, and noted that it is necessary to create coalitions, including coalitions with the local Sunnis.

"That was the last straw," said the President, referring to the execution of the second American citizen, the video of which appeared on the Internet a day earlier. "Our goals are clear: to degrade and destroy the Islamic state, so that it can no longer threaten Iraq and other regions, as well as the United States."

"Whatever these murderers think they will achieve with killing innocent Americans like Steven, they have already failed, because, like people around the world, Americans are repulsed by their barbarism. We will not be intimidated."

US and NATO will provide military assistance to Ukraine in 36 hours – Gongadze

  • Sep 4, 2014
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USA and NATO will provide military assistance to Ukraine

Voice of America journalist Myroslava Gongadze wrote about it on her Facebook page.

The journalist said, that the United States and NATO promised to provide Ukraine with military aid this Saturday.

It is to be recalled, September 4, the NATO Summit was launched in Wales, the UK, where the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko held a bilateral meeting with President Barack Obama, and met with the leaders of the European countries. Today, the Head of Ukraine will hold bilateral talks with the leaders of Poland, France and Turkey.

The President stressed that the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France and Italy support the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

It is reported that the "Ukrainian question" should be the main subject of the Summit where will be discussed the possibility of providing Ukraine with the special status of the main ally outside the NATO, as previously was stated by Poroshenko.

According to the Minister of Justice of Ukraine Pavlo Petrenko, Ukraine may obtain the status of an ally of the Alliance through to 2015. However, it will be only an interim stage on the way to the NATO membership.

Obama: Russia should recognize its participation in Donbas conflict

  • Sep 3, 2014
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Obama: Russia should recognize its participation in the Donbas conflict

The President of the United States believes it is the first step towards peace in the east of Ukraine. President Barack Obama said that the ceasefire in the east of Ukraine could be effective only if Russia stops "pretending" that it is not involved in the conflict and stops sending troops and weapons to support the pro-Russian separatists. The Reuters agency reported it on September 3.

Ebola virus: United States predict increased incidence rate

  • Aug 28, 2014
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Ebola virus outbreak

Africa will see epidemic recurrence very soon. It is reported by different foreign mass media organizations. In particular, it is reported that the director of the American Ministry of Health Agency Tom Frieden says that they need "unprecedented" efforts to combat the disease.

It is expected that, on Thursday the Health Ministers from the Western Africa will meet in Ghana to discuss the growing crisis. They will discuss possible measures to prevent the spread of the disease, and to develop vaccine.

It is to be recalled, that according to the World Health Organization, more than 1,400 people died due to Ebola virus this year. According to the WHO representatives, it is the most large-scale epidemic of Ebola virus in history. The outbreak affected more than 2,600 people.

So far, there are only experimental vaccines that do not guarantee recovery. In general, medical attendance should be very intensive and costly, and that is why the mortality rate is so high.