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  • UNITED NATIONS/ ABIDJAN, April 25- The U.N. Security Council is set to lift a nearly decade-long diamond embargo on Ivory Coast, diplomats said on Friday, despite U.N. experts reporting that ban has failed to stop the illicit production and trafficking of rough diamonds.

  • *France, United Nations have spoken out against partition. BAMBARI, Central African Republic, April 24- In this dusty town at the heart of the Central African Republic, many angry Muslims advocate a simple solution to the threat of religious violence from Christian militias terrorising the country's south: partition.

  • UNITED NATIONS, April 24- The United Nations Security Council asked for an urgent investigation on Thursday into the ethnic massacre of hundreds of people in South Sudan's oil hub Bentiu and expressed its willingness to "take additional measures" if there are more attacks on civilians.

  • *Canadian company ready to mine off Papua New Guinea. NEWCASTLE, England/ LONDON, April 18- The world's first deep sea mining robot sits idle on a British factory floor, waiting to claw up high grade copper and gold from the seabed off Papua New Guinea- when a wrangle over terms is solved. The world waits for the judgement of a United Nations agency based in Jamaica.

  • WASHINGTON, April 11- The leaders of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and United Nations on Friday called upon finance ministers to use fiscal policies, such as carbon taxes, to combat climate change. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim were joined by U.N.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Michelle Caruso-Cabrera speaks with interim Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk as he arrived at Heartland Brewery Chophouse in NYC for a dinner with the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America following his address to the UN Security Council.

  • Ukraine PM traveling to US     Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    NBC's Ian Williams reports the Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will be traveling to the U.S. to meet President Obama in Washington.

  • Crimea may be prelude to new 'Cold War': UN     Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 1:05 AM ET

    U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, says tensions in Crimea could lead to a new "Cold War" but insisted that it's important for "cool heads" to prevail.

  • Could bugs be the key to solving world hunger? Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 10:35 AM ET
    A woman in Bangkok eats a fried grasshopper.

    A start-up is trying to tackle the problem of world hunger with what it hopes will be a game-changing idea? Bugs.

  • 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.