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United Nations

United Nations
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Top United Nations Articles

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  • Kerry urges Indonesia to fight climate change

    JAKARTA, Indonesia — Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Sunday called on Indonesians to mobilize against climate change, part of a broader effort to enlist help from developing nations that have resisted pressure to cut greenhouse gas emissions....
  • Rouhani shopping a new Iran at Davos in Charm Offensive Part II

    Rouhani shopping a new Iran at Davos in Charm Offensive Part II
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took the annual Davos forum by storm on Thursday, touting investment opportunities on the horizon as his country works to get sanctions lifted and hailing a new day in Tehran's relations with the West. He even deemed...
  • Local Voices: Jan. 16 edition

    Local Voices: Jan. 16 edition
    Letters to the editor from Waukegan, Libertyville, Deerfield and Lake Forest. One's own self-defense This letter is in response to the letter from Michelle Lowy, who found the story on people training to carry concealed firearms to be "extremely...
  • Should the U.S. be preaching freedom of religion overseas?

    Should the U.S. be preaching freedom of religion overseas?
    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations in 1948 says, "Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion." But, like other rights enshrined in that declaration, religious freedom is widely violated...
  • U.S. seeks new bases for drones targeting Al Qaeda in Pakistan

    U.S. seeks new bases for drones targeting Al Qaeda in Pakistan
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is making contingency plans to use air bases in Central Asia to conduct drone missile attacks in northwest Pakistan in case the White House is forced to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan at the end of...
  • Postwar era has ended, but not appetite for war

    The supposed decline of the United States. The impending crisis of the European Union this year when it becomes 30 states, while Britain contemplates leaving and making it 29. It confronts promised referenda on continuing EU membership and Scottish...
  • Obama considers ways to 'apply more pressure' on Syria's Bashar Assad

    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — President Obama is weighing a "wide range of policy tools and options" for stepping up pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad to end his government's attacks on civilians and rebel forces, a senior White House official...
  • Syria peace talks end with no progress; mediator hints at 3rd session

    BEIRUT — The chief United Nations official at the Syrian peace talks apologized Saturday to the people of the embattled nation after a second round of negotiations ended without any progress toward resolving the almost three-year conflict. “...
  • Don't silence criticism of Israel [Letter]

    I totally agree with Melani McAlister's point that the "question of how Americans should respond to the deteriorating situation in Israel and Palestine — what our government should do, what we as individuals can or should do — should be openly...
  • Shirley Temple Black, iconic child star, dies at 85

    Shirley Temple Black, iconic child star, dies at 85
    Shirley Temple Black, who as the most popular child movie star of all time lifted a filmgoing nation’s spirits during the Depression and then grew up to be a diplomat, has died. She was 85. Black died late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif.,...
  • In Syria, bombardment of Aleppo brings 'a feeling of paralysis'

    In Syria, bombardment of Aleppo brings 'a feeling of paralysis'
    When Omar Naasir wants a restful night's sleep in Aleppo, he says, he stays as close as possible to the front line of the ongoing clashes between Syrian rebel and government forces. Farther back in his rebel-controlled neighborhood, Naasir says, the...
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Swimming

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Top Swimming Articles

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  • Virgen: Hartig comes full circle

    Virgen: Hartig comes full circle
    Wella Hartig, the mother of Aaron and Hayley Peirsol, smiles when she talks about the three spots she'll speak at within six days. The Newport Beach YMCA, Newport Harbor High and Woollett Aquatic Center are meaningful sites to her, a chance for her to...
  • Joan Dan

    Joan Dan
    Joan Dan, 82; The Balboa Bay Mermaid Joan Dan, a native of Newport Beach, passed away on Sunday, September 1st, 2013.  Often in the paper for her swimming accomplishments, Joan was Newport Beach’s “Bathing Beauty” and the city’...
  • CdM's Hanson helps set national record

    Tim Hanson, a Corona del Mar High student, played a big role in the Irvine-based Aquazot Swim Club breaking the 13-14 boys' national age-group record in the 400-yard medley relay at the Southern California Swimming Junior Olympics meet in Riverside last...
  • High School Swimming: CdM second at finals

    High School Swimming: CdM second at finals
    IRVINE — The Corona del Mar High boys' swim team won seven of 11 events at Friday's Pacific Coast League finals. The CdM girls won six of 11 events, also setting three school records. But the reason why it was University hopping into the water...
  • High School Swimming: Griffins top Sailors

    LOS ALAMITOS — The Newport Harbor High girls' swim team came into Tuesday's Sunset League meet at Los Alamitos High with a plan. But as the meet progressed, the Sailors saw a Griffins team that was a little bit deeper. Newport Harbor Coach Brian...
  • High School Roundup: Sea Kings clinch at least share of PCL title

    IRVINE — Junior outside hitter Joey Martino recorded 10 kills on Tuesday, helping the Corona del Mar High boys' volleyball team sweep Woodbridge, 25-17, 25-10, 25-20, and clinch at least a share of the Pacific Coast League title. The Sea Kings (16-...
  • Costa Mesa continues to swim past Estancia

    Costa Mesa continues to swim past Estancia
    COSTA MESA — Costa Mesa High's Orange Coast League swimming dual meet began a half hour early on Wednesday. The timing wasn't an inconvenience for the Mustangs. They traveled just across town to compete at rival Estancia. The Mustangs accommodated...
  • High School Swimming: CdM sweeps Battle of Bay

    High School Swimming: CdM sweeps Battle of Bay
    NEWPORT BEACH — The Battle of the Bay swim meet always seems to come down to the meet-ending 400-yard freestyle relay on the girls' side. In 2011, Newport Harbor won it to forge a tie. Last year, CdM won the race to edge out a victory. In a way,...
  • College Roundup: UCI falls to Long Beach State

    MEN'S VOLLEYBALL Long Beach State def. UC Irvine PROVO, Utah — The No. 2-seeded Anteaters erased a 14-10 fifth-game deficit, but eventually fell to the No. 3-seeded 49ers, 25-22, 22-25, 20-25, 25-15, 22-20, in the semifinals of the Mountain...
  • HVST kicks off season with 'Aquaman'

    More than 300 kids ages 4-18 competed in the Harbor View Swim Team's "Aquaman" event two weeks ago. The first meet of the season, an intrasquad competition, features all participants racing freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly, with the...
  • CdM's Karas puts on a show

    CdM's Karas puts on a show
    Top swims in high school swimming do not happen in a vacuum. Take away University High junior Corey Okubo, and CdM junior Liam Karas would currently be the Orange County record-holder in the 200-yard individual medley. Of course, take away Okubo and...
  • Virgen's View: Peirsol returns to roots

    Virgen's View: Peirsol returns to roots
    If you were at the Sunset League swim finals at Newport Harbor High last week and you did a double take because you thought you saw Aaron Peirsol, well, that's because you did. Aaron is back in Newport Beach. If you see him please welcome him as for the...