UNITED NATIONS Los Angeles Dodgers Jersey , March 11 (Xinhua) -- A UN Security Council delegation is meeting with transitional authorities of Central African Republic (CAR) in the country's capital Bangui, UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said here on Wednesday.

Dujarric told a daily briefing that the council delegation is meeting with Catherine Samba-Panza, head of state of the transition, and also UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

Noting that this is the council's first visit to the country since the mission's deployment last September, Dujarric said council members are on the ground to assess the progress made in stabilizing the country and the first months of operation of MINUSCA.

The Security Council deployed MINUSCA with missions of protecting civilians J. C. Ramírez Jersey , supporting for the transition process in the country as well as facilitating humanitarian assistance in CAR.

CAR, the resource-rich but impoverished country, borders violence-wracked South Sudan, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Plagued by decades of instability and fighting, CAR witnessed a resurgence of violence in December 2013 when the Seleka rebels launched a series of attacks Kole Calhoun Jersey , culminating in March 2014 when then President Francois Bozize was forced to flee the city as they seized control of the capital.

Over the past year, the country has experienced a major political crisis which has resulted in a violent conflict that has affected nearly the entire population and has left some 2.5 million people, over half the population, in dire need of assistance.

The security situation continues to deteriorate, with community tensions and sectarian violence on the rise. More than a million people have fled their homes for safety. The humanitarian consequences of the crisis are being felt across the region.

The delegation Mike Trout Jersey , after its first stop in CAR, will then visit Addis Ababa in Ethiopia and Bujumbura in Burundi before concluding the trip on March 13. The visit is scheduled by France, the council's president for this month.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- Over one third of U.S. citizens are "not proud" of the way democracy works in the country, a record high in the past few decades Justin Upton Jersey , according to a recent poll.

U.S. citizens were unsatisfied overall regarding the country's politics, identifying money in politics as the "root of all evils," showed the Washington Post-University of Maryland poll which was released Saturday.

When asked "how proud are you of the way democracy works in America," 36 percent of those polled said they were not proud, those who identify themselves as Democrats are more disappointed than those as Republicans or independents.

The data were in a stark contrast with those gathered since 1996 Zack Cozart Jersey , when the percentage of those who claimed they were not proud never topped 20 percent in the four similar polls during that time.

When asked to draw a comparison between the societal divisiveness now and during the Vietnam war, 70 percent said the division now is "at least as big as during the Vietnam war," while 27 percent said the division during the war was greater.

Over 70 percent of those polled also believed that the country's politics have "reached a dangerously low point," among them roughly half believe that this period is temporary while the other half say the low point is here to stay.

Money was pointed as the top two reasons behind the troubled signs in U.S. politics, according to the research Albert Pujols Jersey , as 96 percent believe "money in politics" should be blamed for political dysfunction, the same for 94 percent with "wealthy political donors."

A South Korean businessman kidnapped by Philippine policemen under the guise of a raid on illegal drugs was murdered at the national police headquarters in Manila, authorities said Thursday.

Philippine police chief Ronald Dela Rosa said he felt deep shame as he announced the latest development in the case, which has fuelled fears about widespread abuse by officers as they prosecute President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly anti-drug war.

"They know the whole story of how they took him, brought him to Camp Crame Nolan Ryan Jersey , and strangled him," Dela Rosa said, referring to police officers accused of involvement in kidnapping and murdering the businessman, who was aged in his 50s.

Camp Crame, the national police headquarters Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Jersey , has a jail as well as administration buildings where all the top officers are based. It was not clear exactly where the man, who has been identified only by his surname of Ji, was killed in Camp Crame.

Ji disappeared from his home in Angeles city, about two hours' drive north of Manila, in October last year.

The kidnappers demanded from his wife a ransom and she initially paid five million pesos ($100 Kelvin Herrera Jersey ,000), thinking he was still alive, authorities said on Wednesday when they first announced details of the police officers' involvement.

Police chiefs said then that three officers were directly involved and one superior oversaw the operation.

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