President Donald Trump announced he will replace Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster with former UN Ambassador John Bolton as his national security adviser, effective April 9. Bolton has urged military action against North Korea and Iran.
Seth Rogen is preparing to film a comedy special, "Hilary for Charity," that will stream on Netflix in April and help raise money for Alzheimer's disease awareness. "Our goal is to educate a younger audience and ultimately create the next generation of advocates for the cause," said his wife, Lauren Miller Rogen.
Africa's Continental Free Trade Area agreement has created a trading block with over 50 countries, an important step toward obtaining peace and prosperity across the continent, says United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The UN Economic Commission for Africa says the deal could increase trade between African nations by more than 50%.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres marked World Water Day and the beginning of the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development this week, urging world leaders to work together to ensure sustainable access to safe water for everyone. "We cannot continue to take water for granted and expect to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals," he said.
Violent conflicts and climate disasters left 124 million people in 51 countries facing acute food insecurity in 2017, and the situation is still getting worse, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Programme. "We are clearly seeing a trend now, from 80 million to 108 million, from 108 to 124 million, people literally marching to the brink of starvation around the world," says WFP head David Beasley.
Joint efforts by Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon have made progress against violent extremists in the Lake Chad region, but the United Nations Security Council should take steps to help stabilize the area and provide support for women and girls who have been victimized by Boko Haram, says UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging UN Security Council members to unite and take action on reports that Syrian forces are using chemical weapons in eastern Ghouta. "The use of chemical weapons, under any circumstances, is unjustifiable and abhorrent. Equally unjustifiable is a lack of response to such use, if and when it occurs," said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for Guterres.
President Donald Trump told the National Republican Congressional Committee that Republicans were undefeated in congressional special elections -- with five wins -- until Democrat Conor Lamb won in Pennsylvania last week. Trump only counted House races where Republicans held onto a seat, excluding the Senate special election in Alabama won by Democrat Doug Jones and California's 34th District race between Democrats.
A reflective satellite that resembled a disco ball will start descending toward Earth this week after being launched in New Zealand in January. The Humanity Star, which was launched by private firm Rocket Lab purely as a visual object, "will burn up on re-entry, leaving no trace," said Rocket Lab founder Peter Beck.
Women held just 25% of IT positions in 2014, but MotherCoders is changing that with a nine-week, part-time training program with on-site childcare. "When I first started, parents weren't even considered in the diversity inclusion conversation," founder Tina Lee said, adding that race, sexual orientation and gender aren't the only aspects of the diversity conversation.
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