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The World War II Allies recognized by war's end a need to establish a world organization as a tool to "maintain international peace and security" - providing a voice for all members. Created Oct. 24, 1945, it worked well initially. By the 1970s, however, nondemocratic member states realized this tool could be manipulated to counter the interests of democratic members. Today, the original intention of the democratic founding members of the United Nations has been drastically undermined. After a 65-year journey, the United Nations' good intentions have become a road less traveled - one over which a nondemocratic cabal runs roughshod.
The recent replacements of President Obama's White House chief of staff and national security adviser have given rise to the usual speculation about who calls the shots in the inner circle. This happens with predictable frequency in American public life and nearly everywhere else. Palace politics have been around for as long as there have been palaces.
Oscar-winning actor Nicolas Cage said Thursday that nations must work together in the battle against organized crime.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak set Nov. 28 as the date for the country's parliamentary elections in a decree issued Wednesday.
China raised its key interest rate Tuesday for the first time since the global financial crisis as it tries to control inflation and rapid growth even as other Asian economies move to keep their recoveries on track.
The chief U.N. envoy to Iraq escaped unharmed from a bombing that hit his convoy Tuesday after a meeting with the nation's top cleric about how to unsnarl Iraq's stalemated government.
Didn't we all feel a wonderful sense of togetherness in the human family when we saw those 33 people rescued from that mine in Chile? The Chilean government wasn't afraid to accept the worldwide help that was offered, and great minds created a successful outcome. Years back, the Russians shunned worldwide offers of help and 188 perished aboard their Kursk submarine.
The chairman of a key congressional civil liberties panel hopes the appointment of a prominent Russian journalist to lead the country's human rights committee signals that Moscow is getting serious about protecting basic freedoms.
Nine Vietnamese fishermen detained by China near disputed islands in September who were set free last week and then lost at sea have been located and taken to safety, the Vietnamese government said.