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  • *Iran wants "two-way trade" with Europe- minister. VIENNA, July 23- Iran outlined plans on Thursday for the rebuilding of its core industries and trade links in the wake of a nuclear agreement with world powers, saying it was targeting oil and gas projects worth $185 billion by 2020.. The United Nations Security Council on Monday endorsed a deal to end years of...

  • Washington Post seeks UN agency help in freeing reporter Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 9:45 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Washington Post has filed an urgent petition with the United Nations in the hopes that the institution will pressure Iran to release journalist Jason Rezaian, the newspaper's top editor and lawyers told U.S. reporters on Wednesday. The Post's lawyers and his family have denied the allegations and say Iran has no credible evidence to keep...

  • UNITED NATIONS, July 15- The United Nations Security Council is likely to vote next week on a resolution to endorse the Iran nuclear deal and terminate targeted sanctions, but retain an arms embargo and ballistic missile technology ban, diplomats said. Under a deal between Iran and major world powers in Vienna on Tuesday, Iran agreed to long-term curbs on a...

  • Under a historic deal between Iran and major world powers in Vienna on Tuesday, Iran agreed to long-term curbs on a nuclear programme that the West suspected was aimed at creating an atomic bomb. In return, the United States, European Union and United Nations would lift sanctions on Iran. The five permanent veto-wielding members of the U.N. Security Council- the...

  • AP PHOTOS: Old Uruguayan meat plant gets heritage status Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    FRAY BENTOS, Uruguay— A dilapidated food processing plant built in the 19th century on the banks of the Uruguay River to process and export meat to Europe may seem an unlikely candidate for status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But the United Nations agency said last week that the abandoned factory's role in history was so important that it deserved...

  • July 14- Monsanto Co, whose Roundup product is one of the world's most widely used herbicides, said on Tuesday it has arranged for an outside scientific review of a World Health Organization finding that the weed killer's key ingredient probably causes cancer. Monsanto reacted to the finding by demanding a retraction, labeling the findings by a team of...

  • July 14- Monsanto Co, maker of one of the world's most widely used herbicides Roundup, said Tuesday that a panel of scientific experts will review the findings of a World Health Organization cancer research unit that found the key ingredient in Roundup is "probably carcinogenic to humans." But Monsanto immediately called for a retraction and called the findings...

  • *Sanctions would "snap back" after 65 days if Iran violates deal. VIENNA, July 14- Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of negotiations with an agreement that could transform the Middle East. Under the deal, sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union and United Nations will be lifted in return for Iran...

  • *Sanctions would "snap back" after 65 days if Iran violates deal. VIENNA, July 14- Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of negotiations with an agreement that could transform the Middle East. Under the deal, sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union and United Nations will be lifted in return for Iran...

  • WRAPUP 6-Iran, big powers clinch historic nuclear deal Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 5:37 AM ET

    VIENNA, July 14- Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of negotiations with an agreement that could transform the Middle East, and which Israel called an "historic surrender." Under the deal, sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union and United Nations would be lifted in return for Iran agreeing...

  • Iran nuke deal could set off an arms race Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 2:40 PM ET
    Two Iranian navy warships dock in the Sudanese Red Sea city of Port Sudan.

    An Iran nuclear deal could mean a possible arms race in the Middle East——or improved relations between historic enemies, experts say.

  • LONDON/ MUMBAI, July 7- Another Indian clinical research organisation, Quest Life Sciences of Chennai, is in trouble over defective trials work, according to a warning issued by the World Health Organization. The action by the United Nations health agency follows an earlier scandal over drug testing at GVK Biosciences, which resulted in approvals for hundreds...

  • *Any promise from China of symbolic importance. BRUSSELS, June 29- China seeks a fair, global system to tackle climate change and will deliver its pledge to the United Nations by the end of Tuesday on how much it will cut emissions, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said after talks with top European Union officials. Once China, the world's biggest emitter, has submitted its...

  • BRUSSELS, June 29- China is seeking a fair, global system to tackle climate change and is about to make a joint announcement on the environment, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said before a summit in Brussels with top European Union officials on Monday. Expectations are high that China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, is about to submit to the United Nations a...

  • June 22- A widely used farm chemical that is a key ingredient in a new herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences "possibly" causes cancer in humans, a World Health Organization research unit has determined. The classification of the weed killer, 2,4- dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, known as 2,4- D, was made by the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer.

  • June 22- A widely used farm chemical used as a key ingredient in a new herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences "possibly" causes cancer in humans, a World Health Organization research unit has determined. The classification of the weed killer, 2,4- dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, known as 2,4- D, was made by the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer.

  • *Pope voicing concerns from Latin America. The sharp critique of the market-based approach to curbing emissions comes as support for carbon trading is growing, embraced by institutions like the World Bank and United Nations, as well as the heads of many multinational companies and countries like China.. Emissions trading schemes, such as one in place in the...

  • Six ways for business to play cyberdefense Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 2:48 PM ET
    Hacking hacker cyber security

    Cybercrime afflicts small companies disproportionately. Here's how business owners should protect themselves.

  • LONDON/ BONN, June 2- A global carbon emissions pricing system pushed by top energy companies is unlikely to be a big part of any United Nations' deal to curb global warming, some experts say, because many countries have little faith in such cross-border initiatives. "All countries are relatively skeptical on international market mechanisms," said Niklas Hoehne,...

  • PARIS, May 20- French President Francois Hollande said he was worried about a lack of progress towards a United Nations climate deal in Paris in December and called on the financial sector to "decarbonise" its investment portfolios. Hollande said on Wednesday that only 37 of 196 U.N. member states had so far submitted plans to the United Nations outlining their...