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East Timor Welcomes Admission ‘in Principle’ to ASEAN

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East Timor welcomed a decision Saturday by Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders to admit the tiny country “in principle” as its 11th member, indicating the end is in sight for an 11-year quest to join the trade bloc. Timorese Ambassador to Cambodia Kupa Lopes thanked Cambodia for its “unwavering support” in steering his country Read More

UN Campaign Aims to Protect Displaced Families from Winter Cold

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The United Nations refugee agency announced Friday it has launched a global funding campaign to help people forcibly displaced by war and persecution survive the bitterly cold winter ahead. The UNHCR’s campaign aims to raise $700 million this year to help families who are living under perilous conditions in Ukraine, Afghanistan, and across the Middle Read More