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  • UNITED NATIONS, Feb 9- A U.N.-blacklisted North Korean shipping company continues to evade sanctions through its use of foreign-flagged ships, name changes and other means of obfuscation, according to a new report by United Nations monitors. The U.N. Security Council's Panel of Experts on North Korea, which monitors implementation of sanctions on Pyongyang,...

  • WASHINGTON— A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, drawing praise from the White House and criticism from environmentalists who said they would be too weak to actually slow global warming. The International Civil Aviation Organization said the agreement reached by the agency's...

  • MONTREAL/ WASHINGTON, Feb 7- Europe and the United States tried to bridge differences over emissions standards for aircraft on Sunday as global aviation leaders prepared to adopt new rules that could affect Boeing Co and Airbus Group's production of the largest jetliners and freighters. Proposals being debated in Montreal by the International Civil...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Feb 6- The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss the North Korean rocket launch as requested by United States, Japan and South Korea, the U.N. press office said. The closed-door consultations of the 15- nation council on North Korea will take place at 11 a.m. ET, the United Nations said in a statement on...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- A suspended deputy United Nations ambassador from the Dominican Republic cannot claim diplomatic immunity to avoid U.S. charges that he participated in a vast bribery scheme, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday. District Judge Vernon Broderick in Manhattan ruled that as a naturalized U.S. citizen, neither treaty obligations nor federal law entitled...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- A suspended deputy United Nations ambassador from the Dominican Republic cannot claim diplomatic immunity to avoid U.S. charges that he participated in a vast bribery scheme, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday. District Judge Vernon Broderick in Manhattan ruled that as a naturalized U.S. citizen, neither treaty obligations nor federal law entitled...

  • GENEVA/ PARIS, Feb 2- The Zika virus could spread to Africa, Asia and southern Europe, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, as major French drugmaker Sanofi SA and others joined the race to create a vaccine. A day after Geneva- based WHO declared an international public health emergency due to Zika's association with the birth defect microcephaly in...

  • PARIS/ LONDON, Feb 2- Sanofi has launched a project to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus in the most decisive commitment yet by a major vaccine producer to fight the disease linked to multiple birth defects in Brazil. The move comes a day after the World Health Organization declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus to be an international public health...

  • ADDIS ABABA, Jan 23- The United States is not close to an agreement with China on new United Nations Security Council measures to impose on North Korea over its fourth nuclear test earlier this month, said U.S. North Korea said on Jan. 6 that it successfully tested a powerful nuclear bomb. The 15- member U.N. Security Council said at the time it would begin working...

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) holds a negotiation meeting with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) over Iran's nuclear programme in Lausanne, Switzerland.

    International sanctions against Iran were lifted over the weekend. Here's how oil prices are likely to be impacted.

  • Iran sanctions lifted as US captives freed Sunday, 17 Jan 2016 | 2:17 AM ET
    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (2nd L) gestures next to High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini (L), Iranian ambassador to IAEA Ali Akbar Salehi (2nd R) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (R) as they pose for a family photo in Vienna, Austria 14 July, 2015.

    Iran emerged from years of economic isolation Saturday after world powers lifted crippling sanctions in return for an end to its nuclear ambitions.

  • *UN agency lifts sanctions on Iran. *Iran to release Americans, U.S. gives clemency to Iranians. VIENNA/ DUBAI, Jan 16- Iran emerged from years of economic isolation on Saturday when world powers began to lift crippling sanctions against the Islamic Republic in return for Tehran complying with a deal to curb its nuclear ambitions.

  • FACTBOX-Lifting sanctions on Iran - how it will work Saturday, 16 Jan 2016 | 5:33 PM ET

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 16- The United Nations' nuclear watchdog confirmed on Saturday that Iran had curbed its nuclear programme as agreed with world powers, paving the way for most international sanctions against Tehran to be lifted. The July 14 nuclear deal aims, for the next decade, to extend the amount of time it would theoretically take Iran to produce enough...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Jan 16- The United Nations Security Council received on Saturday a report by the U.N. nuclear watchdog confirming Iran fulfilled commitments under a nuclear deal with world powers, triggering an automatic end to most U.N. sanctions, diplomats said. Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon welcomed the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal.

  • VIENNA/ DUBAI, Jan 16- The United Nations' nuclear watchdog on Saturday confirmed that Iran has curtailed its nuclear program as agreed with world powers, paving the way for the almost immediate lifting of crippling sanctions on the Islamic Republic. Earlier on Saturday, Iran and the United States eased decades of tension with the announcement of a prisoner swap.

  • VIENNA, Jan 16-- International sanctions on Iran will be lifted on Saturday when the United Nations nuclear agency declares Tehran has complied with an agreement to scale back its nuclear program, Iran's foreign minister said. Foreign Minister Javad Zarif arrived in Vienna, headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N. body expected to issue...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 14- A former finance director at a New York foundation accused of participating in a scheme to bribe a former United Nations General Assembly president on Thursday became the first defendant to plead guilty in the case. The guilty plea by Heidi Hong Piao to five counts, including bribery and money laundering, is a major break for U.S. prosecutors...

  • U.S. secures first guilty plea in U.N. bribery case Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 4:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 14- A former finance director at a New York- based foundation accused of participating in a scheme to bribe a former United Nations General Assembly president on Thursday became the first defendant to plead guilty in the case. Heidi Hong Piao, 52, pleaded guilty in federal court in Manhattan to five counts arising from a conspiracy to bribe John Ashe, a...

  • *Scientists urged European Commission to discount EFSA view. That clashed with a view from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, stoked outrage among environmental campaigners and divided the scientific community. Ninety-six academics from universities around the world signed an open letter to European...

  • Only one sanction would get N. Korea's attention: Haas Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 | 10:09 AM ET
    Only one sanction would get N. Korea's attention: Haas

    Discussing North Korea's test of a hydrogen bomb, and the potential threat to the outside world, with Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations President.