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Commentary > China Post > John Metzler
A powerful U.N. committee has scathingly criticized the systematic human rights abuses in North Korea. In a damning 10-page resolution, the Third Committee has offered a detailed and precise indictment of a deteriorating human rights situation in the quaintly titled Democratic People's Republic of Korea, (DPRK) aka North Korea.
 
A jarring electoral earthquake has rocked America with a stunning upset win by Donald J. Trump, the Republican insurgent candidate.
 
The tumultuous events that have swept the Mideast like a whirling sandstorm have hardly abated; crises and conflict are now entrenched. Thus, looking back at the results of President Barack Obama's two-term legacy, it's clear we are facing a Mideast meltdown with dangerous and far-reaching consequences for the region and the world at large.
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Autumn brings falling temperatures, chill winds, and mournful memories which swirl like fallen leaves on the historical landscape.
 
In early October, Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti. Torrential rains and high winds devastated parts of the already impoverished island, creating a humanitarian nightmare not seen since the 2010 earthquake.
 
In a quiet but contentious campaign, countries are competing for new openings on the U.N.'s Human Rights Council. Many of the contenders for membership on the Geneva-based body include the political Who's Who of authoritarian regimes who are noteworthy abusers of the very human rights they would be slated to protect.
 
White smoke has emerged from the Security Council, where the powerful 15-member body, has selected a new U.N.
 
Justin Trudeau, Canada's media star prime minister, in his first address to the General Assembly, presented a wide-ranging tableau of liberal platitudes and glowing feel good commitments.
 
Presidents, prime ministers and kings will convene in New York next week for the opening of the 71st General Assembly of the United Nations.
 
On a picture perfect September morning, the Grim Reaper struck in New York. Hijacked aircraft slammed into the Twin Towers of the Word Trade Center, shattering the myth that terrorism "can't happen here." Before long, the towers were like two belching black smokestacks set against the azure blue sky. America was under direct attack.
 
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