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  • VIENNA— The U.N. atomic energy agency is preparing to wrap up a more than a decade-long probe of alleged nuclear weapons work by Iran, but its report will stop short of delivering a judgment on whether the suspicions are valid, the agency's chief said Thursday. The issue has dominated IAEA meetings, contributed to U.N. Security Council resolutions against Iran and...

  • Asia's female role models, not runway models Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 | 12:29 AM ET

    American designer Carrie Hammer made her mark at Shanghai Fashion Week with the models she used on the runway.

  • MONTREAL, Nov 23- The United Nations' aviation agency said Monday its panel of security experts will review ways to better protect global airports from terrorism following concerns of lax security raised after a Russian plane was destroyed on Oct. 31. The International Civil Aviation Organization- led panel, which is to meet in March 2016, will emphasize airport...

  • BERLIN— For this decision, a U.N. agency has decided to take its time. The International Telecommunication Union said Thursday that it had considered a proposal to abandon the "leap second" at a conference in Geneva, but recommended further study. The international timekeepers said they needed more details on the possible impact of ending the practice, and would...

  • *Wider violence worsens problems facing farmers across Syria- FAO. AMMAN, Nov 19- Intensified fighting in Syria's main wheat growing areas in the north this year will make it even more difficult for farmers to access fields and could hamper planting more cereals this season, a senior United Nations food agency official said. "The conflict in Syria has further...

  • United Nations is very cost-effective: Professor Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    United Nations is very cost-effective: Professor

    Thomas G. Weiss, presidential professor of political science at City University of New York, talks about the origins of the United Nations and argues that the UN is very cost-effective.

  • El Nino on track to be one of the 'worst ever' Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    El Nino on track to be one of the 'worst ever'

    The UN says the annual climate pattern could be one of the three strongest such patterns in almost 70 years.

  • France calls on EU to help defeat ISIS Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 3:25 PM ET
    French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech during an exceptional joint gathering of both of the French houses of parliament on November 16, 2015 in Versailles, France. During his speech, the French President expressed his commitment to 'destroying' Islamic State (IS), following Friday's terrorist attacks which left at least 129 people dead and hundreds more injured.

    France made an unprecedented demand for its European Union allies to support its military action against the Islamic State.

  • Vetting Syrian refugees Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 1:46 PM ET
    Vetting Syrian refugees

    CNBC's Dina Gusovsky provides insight to the vetting process for refugees trying to come into the United States.

  • LONDON, Nov 6- Greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 could still be up to 12 billion tonnes more than the level needed to keep global warming within 2 degrees Celsius this century, a United Nations report estimated on Friday. Environment Programme report analysed the impact of countries' climate policies and emissions pledges ahead of a global climate deal to be...

  • UN using iris scanners to aid Syrian refugees Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    UN using iris scanners to aid Syrian refugees

    The United Nations is using iris-scanning technology to distribute $120 million in aid to almost 2 million Syrian refugees across the Middle East.

  • Ailing Europe looking for 'Chinese medicine' Monday, 2 Nov 2015 | 1:02 AM ET

    Thousands of European companies operating in China are ready vehicles to promote the sales of European products and services in the country.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 30- Standing at the meat counter at a Mariano's grocery store in Chicago, a half-dozen customers bantered with the butchers about the recent World Health Organization report linking processed meat to colorectal cancer. "Give me two pounds of bacon," said Roland Marks, 47, a software engineer, rolling his eyes. The WHO took to Twitter, too, and also issued a...

  • Crisis zone with world's highest unemployment is ... Friday, 30 Oct 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    A Palestinian protester hurls stones toward Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron, October 18, 2015.

    Can a new investment program help spur start-ups and job creation in this war-torn area? A group of nations is trying to jump-start change.

  • Chinese Navy chief warns US: You could spark war Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 11:14 PM ET

    China's naval commander told his U.S. counterpart there was a risk of "war" if the U.S. stays in the South China Sea.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 27- Bacon lovers took to social media on Tuesday to express disdain over a World Health Organization report that said processed meat is likely to cause cancer. The review by WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer also said there was some link between the consumption of red meat and pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer.

  • Is GOP sending mixed messages on jobs? Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | 8:11 AM ET
    Is GOP sending mixed messages on jobs?

    Former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, shares his thoughts on what he is hearing from some Republican presidential candidates on trade and immigration.

  • US-Cuba relations needs to 'synch up': Gutierrez Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | 8:08 AM ET
    US-Cuba relations needs to 'synch up': Gutierrez

    The problem is the regulations don't synch up, says Former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, sharing his thoughts on lifting the trade embargo on Cuba.

  • Cuba embargo vote at UN Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | 8:07 AM ET
    Cuba embargo vote at UN

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a look at how the U.S. is likely to vote in an era of thawing relations between the two nations.

  • Facebook's Internet for all is a tough sell in India Monday, 26 Oct 2015 | 12:36 AM ET
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening kenote at the Facebook f8 conference on April 30, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif.

    Facebook's experience shows that good intentions aren't enough to achieve a goal like universal Internet access, The New York Times reports.