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U.S. provides South Sudan $180 million in humanitarian aid

U.S. provides South Sudan $180 million in humanitarian aid

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) --The U.S. will provide South Sudan with approximately $180 million in humanitarian aid, the White House announced Tuesday.
JC Finley
U.N. blacklists North Korean shipping firm for evading arms embargo

U.N. blacklists North Korean shipping firm for evading arms embargo

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) --The U.N. Security Council has blacklisted North Korea's Ocean Maritime Management for attempting to evade a U.N. arms embargo against the North Korean regime.
JC Finley
Malaysia Airlines attack renews calls for military aid to Ukraine

Malaysia Airlines attack renews calls for military aid to Ukraine

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) --Lawmakers who favored sending military aid to Ukraine have renewed their call following the missile strike that shot down MH17 over disputed territories.
Gabrielle Levy
German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops Forbes' world's most powerful women list...again

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops Forbes' world's most powerful women list...again

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) --German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops Forbes' 2014 list of the world's 100 most powerful women for the fourth year in a row.
Aileen Graef
U.N. resolution authorizes force against illicit Libyan oil

U.N. resolution authorizes force against illicit Libyan oil

NEW YORK, March 20 (UPI) -- A resolution authorizing the boarding of vessels suspected of carrying illicit Libyan oil gives Tripoli the stability it needs to grow, the U.S. envoy said.
U.S. condemns violence in Darfur, calls for UNAMID to enact mandate "more aggressively"

U.S. condemns violence in Darfur, calls for UNAMID to enact mandate "more aggressively"

March 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power delivered a statement Wednesday condemning the Sudanese government's armed attacks against civilians in Darfur.
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US announces delegation to UN Commission on the Status of Women session

US announces delegation to UN Commission on the Status of Women session

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- The State Department announced Monday the American delegation that is participating in the 58th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
JC Finley

U.N. passes 'forward-leading' measure on Yemen

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A Security Council resolution that sets up a committee to sanction individuals interfering with Yemen's progress is "forward-leaning," the U.S. envoy said.
U.S. envoy to U.N. condemns attacks in South Sudan

U.S. envoy to U.N. condemns attacks in South Sudan

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said she'd work to hold those in South Sudan who attacked a U.N. mission accountable.
Syrian government agrees to attend second round of peace talks

Syrian government agrees to attend second round of peace talks

HOMS, Syria, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Syria's government will participate in a second round of peace talks with rebel representatives in Switzerland next week, a government official said Friday.

Germany to boost troop presence in Mali

BERLIN, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Germany said Wednesday it approved of a plan to dispatch military trainers to assist French operations in Mali.
U.S. envoy Power in Mali with message of peace

U.S. envoy Power in Mali with message of peace

BAMAKO, Mali, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said Mali's wounds from the aftermath of a 2012 coup have yet to heal but a brighter future lies ahead.

Central African Republic's cycle of violence needs to end, U.S. says

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said justice may be the best way to end the cycle of violence in the Central African Republic.

U.N. Security Council targets terrorists' 'business model'

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said she welcomed a U.N. Security Council resolution describing ransom as a source of terrorist financing.

U.S. presses South Sudan to implement truce

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said a nod toward peace in South Sudan was a good step but lives remain at stake because of the violence.
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Samantha Power, Pulitzer Prize author, left, poses with Elaine Lafferty, editor-in-chief of "Ms.", after Power was named a "Ms." magazine 2004 Woman of the Year during an Awards Breakfast on Dec. 6, 2004, at the National Press Club in Washington. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Samantha Power (born September 21, 1970, in Ireland) is an Irish American journalist, writer, academic, and government official. She is currently affiliated with the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Power has been a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and was a senior adviser to U.S. Democratic Party presidential candidate Barack Obama until March 2008 when she resigned from the campaign under controversy. After rejoining the Obama State Department transition team in late November 2008, she has been named to a position on the National Security Council.

Power was born and raised in Ireland before emigrating to the United States in 1979. She attended Lakeside High School in Atlanta, Georgia, where she was a member of the cross country team and the basketball team. She later graduated from Yale University.

From 1993 to 1996, she worked as a journalist, covering the Yugoslav wars for U.S. News & World Report, The Boston Globe, The Economist, and The New Republic.

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