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International relations

US leaves UN group in move likely to ease pressure on North Korea

Human Rights Council has adopted string of resolutions condemning Pyongyang

Human Rights Council held in Geneva
A session of United Nations' Human Rights Council is held in Geneva.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- The U.S. on Tuesday announced it will withdraw from the United Nations' Human Rights Council, a group the U.S. has recently criticized for what Washington calls an anti-Israel bias.

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