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US funding cuts would make it ‘impossible’ for UN to do its work

UNITED NATIONS: President Donald Trump's plan for deep cuts to US funding to the United Nations would make it "impossible" for the world body to continue its work to advance peace, development and human rights, the UN spokesman said Wednesday. The US State Department has laid out plans to slash Washington's budget for diplomacy and foreign aid by more than 30 percent, including a dramatic cut of 60 percent of US funding for peacekeeping missions. "The budget as it's proposed now would make it simply impossible for the…