New York Society & Culture
New York Society and Culture Directory. New York Clubs, Disability Resources, Gay, Lesbian,
and Bisexual, NY History, Museums in NY, Organizations, Politics & Religion, Women & Youth
resources and websites. New York information, news web sites, resources cotaining photos, maps, events.
Links to the governmental and business services, Christianity, Hindu, Islamic & Judaism religion resources,
News, information, and resources for people with disabilities living in New York City.
Daily Kos - NY-25
Political diaries about the campaign for U.S. Representative in the 25th District of New York.
Emphasizes the importance of Black history in the state. Provides historical information and links to related resources.
New York State Right to Life Committee
Provides educational programs and materials on abortion, abortion alternatives, euthanasia, infanticide and other subjects concerning the fight for life.
Providing governmental and business development consulting services to organizations, individuals and political subdivisions before New York Stateaˆ™s decision makers.
US charity revealed as anonymous Hopi bidder
PARIS (AP) â€” A U.S. charitable foundation said Wednesday that it was the anonymous bidder that paid $530,000 for 24 Native American masks in a Paris auction and will return them to the Hopi Nation in Arizona and the San Carlos Apache tribe.
Gulf Arab leaders urge Iran to prove its goodwill
By Rania El Gamal KUWAIT (Reuters) - Gulf Arab states welcomed Iran's "new direction" under President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday, but said the Islamic Republic should do more to promote stability in a region that has long viewed it with mistrust. The Sunni Muslim-ruled Gulf Arab oil producers, especially regional heavyweight Saudi Arabia, see Shi'ite Iran as their chief rival and worry that its interim nuclear deal with world powers last month could signal a resurgence in its influence. But the language used by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit was markedly toned down from last year when Gulf Arab leaders condemned what they called Iran's interference in their countries' internal affairs, and called on it to halt actions that "increased tension and threatened the region's security". At the end of a two-day summit in Kuwait on Wednesday, the GCC, which groups Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates, called for good neighborly relations with Iran based on "non-interference in internal affairs".
Ukrainian protesters force police to retreat from Kiev square
Ukrainian demonstrators on Wednesday forced security forces to retreat after a failed pre-dawn raid on their protest camp, in a blow to the authority of President Viktor Yanukovych after nearly three weeks of rallies against his rule. International pressure mounted on the embattled leader with US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland visiting the protestors in Kiev and telling the president the attempted police crackdown was "inadmissable". Several dozen were injured in the early hours of Wednesday when riot police and interior ministry special forces moved against the demonstrators who have occupied Kiev's Independence Square in anger at the rejection of an EU pact. But rather than dispersing, thousands more protesters arrived to outnumber the security forces who were eventually forced into a humiliating retreat amid cheers from the demonstrators.