"United States should leave UN, UN should leave NYC"

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have submitted a resolution proposing that the country withdraws from the United Nations.

Source: RT
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The "American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017" bill proposed by Mike Rogers "seeks a complete U.S. withdrawal from the UN, that the international body remove its headquarters from New York and that all participation be ceased with the World Health Organization as well," RT has reported.

Rogers tried to pass the same bill in 2015 but did not succeed.

The bill was "quietly introduced on January 3 and was passed on to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs" while also "quietly slipping past the public radar," the broadcaster said, adding that if approved, it would take two years to take effect.

“The president shall terminate all membership by the United States in the United Nations in any organ, specialized agency, commission, or other formally affiliated body of the United Nations,” the draft said, calling also for prohibiting the authorization of funds for the U.S. assessed or voluntary contribution to the UN,” including any military or peacekeeping expenditures, the use of the U.S. military by the UN, and the loss of diplomatic immunity for UN officers or employees on U.S. soil.


Austria to ban Muslim veil in public places

The ruling coalition in Austria has harmonized after several days of debate a package of reforms envisaging a ban on full-face Muslim veils in public places.

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