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  • WASHINGTON, April 11- Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Friday any oil-for-goods deal between Moscow and Iran would follow United Nations rules on sanctions, not U.S. rules. Siluanov would not say whether a deal had been sealed with Iran.

  • LONDON, April 9- The World Health Organisation wants a "concerted effort" to drive down the cost of new hepatitis C drugs that offer a cure for the liver-destroying virus but are unaffordable for most infected people worldwide.

  • UNITED NATIONS, April 4- North Korea said on Friday that the world would have to "wait and see" when asked for details of "a new form" of nuclear test it threatened to carry out after the United Nations Security Council condemned Pyongyang's recent ballistic missile launch. North Korea fired two medium-range Rodong ballistic missiles into the sea on March 26.

  • UNITED NATIONS, April 4- The United States on Friday dismissed suggestions that Iran was exporting much more oil than it is allowed to sell under a preliminary nuclear deal with world powers and predicted that aggregate Iranian oil sales would meet targets set for Tehran.

  • UNITED NATIONS, April 4- The United States on Friday dismissed suggestions that Iran was exporting much more oil than it is allowed to sell under a preliminary nuclear deal with world powers and predicted that aggregate Iranian oil sales would meet targets set for Tehran.

  • LONDON, March 25- Air pollution killed about 7 million people in 2012, making it the world's single biggest environmental health risk, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday.

  • UNITED NATIONS, March 24- Ukraine has circulated a draft resolution to the U.N. General Assembly that would declare invalid Crimea's recent referendum calling for annexation to Russia, a document that echoes a text Moscow vetoed earlier this month in the Security Council. Unlike the General Assembly, Security Council decisions are legally binding.

  • *Energy firms urged to do more to limit water use. *Water under strain from rising population, climate change. OSLO, March 21- Rising demand for energy, from biofuels to shale gas, is a threat to freshwater supplies that are already under strain from climate change, the United Nations said in a report on Friday.

  • LONDON, March 5- Adults should eat less than the equivalent of 6 teaspoons of sugar a day if they are to avoid health risks such as weight gain and tooth decay linked to sugary diets, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday.

  • WHO cuts sugar intake advice to 5 percent of daily energy Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    LONDON, March 5- Sugar should account for less than 5.0 percent of what people eat each day if they are to avoid health risks such as weight gain and tooth decay linked to excessively sugary diets, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday.

  • LONDON, Feb 18- A panel overseeing the United Nations' carbon market has elected a scientist from the Caribbean as its new chair with a German climate policy expert as deputy, the U.N.' s climate change secretariat said.

  • U.S. lays out vision for 2015 climate pact to UN Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 8:54 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 12- The United States on Wednesday submitted to the United Nations its vision for a new international climate agreement that is "built to last," outlining what it thinks should be the main elements of a climate deal to be agreed upon in Paris in 2015..

  • The not-so-secret agenda at the Clinton Initiative Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 9:43 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton speaks at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative in New York.

    Panel after panel at this year's Clinton Global Initiative turned to one subject. It may not be what you think.

  • Obama promises solutions for Mideast     Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 4:37 PM ET

    President Obama addressed the United Nations today on the future of Iran, Syria, and the Middle East. CNBC's John Harwood has the details.

  • Will Russia approve use of force in Syria?     Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Ayham Kamel, Middle East analyst at Eurasia Group, discusses the U.S./Russia talks over Syria and how Western countries need to appear strong.

  • President Obama's UN speech preview     Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 10:09 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides a preview of President Obama speech at the United Nations today.

  • UN update: A friendlier Iran?     Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 8:42 AM ET

    The diplomatic chill between the United States and Iran is showing signs of thawing, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, with a preview of President Obama speech at the United Nations today.

  • What to expect from US/Syria talks     Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 5:10 AM ET

    Elizabeth Ferris, senior fellow in foreign policy at The Brookings Institution, discusses the U.S./Syria talks to remove chemical weapons from Syria, and humanitarian support needed in neighboring countries.

  • Will Syria's weapons agreement last?     Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | 6:41 PM ET

    Michael Hudson, Director of the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore says Syria has been handed a lifeline with the U.S.-Russia chemical weapons plan.

  • Sec. Kerry makes statements on Syria     Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 3:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Sec. of State John Kerry confirms sarin gas was used and killed Syrians.