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U.N.'s Ban urges talks to end escalating violence in South Sudan

U.N.'s Ban urges talks to end escalating violence in South Sudan

GENEVA, Switzerland, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council voted Tuesday to nearly double the peacekeeping force in South Sudan to nearly 14,000 troops.

U.S. envoy to U.N. visits Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Samantha Power, U.S. envoy to the United Nations, was in Central African Republic, she said, to show how important the situation there is to the United States.

French troops in Central African Republic begin military operations

Dec. 5 (UPI) --The French military has begun operations in the Central African Republic's capital, Bangui, Defense Minister Laurent Fabius {link:said: "http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/06/world/africa/central-african-republic-unrest/",nw} Friday.
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U.S. explains vote that keeps Kenyan case at ICC

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said Friday a war crimes case against Kenyan leaders should proceed at the International Criminal Court.
U.N. Security Council votes to destroy Syria's chemical arms

U.N. Security Council votes to destroy Syria's chemical arms

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council Friday voted unanimously to approve a resolution that would secure and destroy Syria's stockpiles.
Power: Agreement reached with Russia on Syria's chemical weapons

Power: Agreement reached with Russia on Syria's chemical weapons

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- President Obama's ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday an agreement has been reached with Russia on forcing Syria to hand over its chemical weapons.

HRW: Shun Bashir visit to United Nations

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said Wednesday an appearance by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir at the U.N. General Assembly would be an assault on justice.
U.N. told nations failing in responsibility to protect civilians

U.N. told nations failing in responsibility to protect civilians

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- It's the "understatement of the year" to say more work is needed to support a doctrine for civilian protection, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations said.

Iran mute on U.N. missile concerns

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Iran hasn't responded to U.N. inquiries into its missile and weapons programs, members of a U.N. Security Council committee said.
Senate confirms Samantha Power as U.S. ambassador to United Nations

Senate confirms Samantha Power as U.S. ambassador to United Nations

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted 87-10 Thursday to confirm Samantha Power as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Susan Rice replaces Tom Donilon as national security adviser

Susan Rice replaces Tom Donilon as national security adviser

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday national security adviser Tom Donilon is stepping down and will be replaced by U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.

Obama's choice for U.N. envoy once called Hillary Clinton 'monster'

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- The woman President Obama indicated he would tap as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations once called ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "a monster."

Obama names Iraqi refugee coordinators

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Two officials in the Obama administration will coordinate U.S. efforts to help Iraqi refugees and internally displaced persons, the White House said Friday.

Adviser who insulted Clinton has new role

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- If tapped as U.S. secretary of state, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton could end up working with a Harvard professor who called her a "monster," observers said.

McDermott, Portia to undergo 'Treatment''

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Actor Dylan McDermott and the stage star known only as Portia opened in in "The Treatment" Tuesday to kick off New York's annual Impact Festival.
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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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